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Use Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor to Upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile from Windows Phone 8.1

Finally after REALLY LONG WAIT. Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to general consumers  who been waiting to upgrade from Windows Phone 8.1, but there is a catch. You will need to use UpgradeAssistant App to check if the upgrade is available on your device.

How to Check if you have an Upgrade?

Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor

Download the UpgradeAdvisor App by following the link below

Upgrade Advisor
Upgrade Advisor
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

Once installed, it will check if the upgrade is available, and how the device can be prepped. Chances are that it will get rid of some temporary files. Once it confirms that the update is available, you will need to check the box which says “Enable Windows 10 Upgrade”.  After this, the device is provisioned for the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade.

Now Go to Settings > Phone Update > Check for Update. Keep pressing if you have all the time in the world. Else let it tell you on its own.

Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor

Should You Upgrade?

Million dollar question. We don’t know because we don’t know if Windows 10 Mobile performs equally smooth on all device.

How to skip upgrading from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile ?

If you are sceptical about the upgrade, and want to wait for user feedbacks for a final go, then here is how to stop your phone upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile from 8.1

  • Go to Settings > Phone Update
  • Uncheck The “Automatically download updates” checkbox ticked.
  • This way you will get the notification about the download, but you wont download the file unless you want to. Also automatic download will not start if connected over Wi-Fi

Remember the upgrade will download, and sit on your phone, its up to you to install it. There is no way to roll back unless you have the ROM saved already.

Which Devices are Getting Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade ?

List of devices getting Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade are

  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL

  • BLU Win HD W510U

  • BLU Win HD LTE X150Q

  • Lumia 430

  • Lumia 435

  • Lumia 532

  • Lumia 535

  • Lumia 540

  • Lumia 550

  • Lumia 635 (1GB)

  • Lumia 636 (1GB)

  • Lumia 638 (1GB)

  • Lumia 640

  • Lumia 640 XL

  • Lumia 650

  • Lumia 730

  • Lumia 735

  • Lumia 830

  • Lumia 930

  • Lumia 950

  • Lumia 950 XL

  • Lumia 1520

  • MCJ Madosma Q501

  • Xiaomi Mi4

My suggestion for all running devices with 512 MB is to refrain from updating unless you get a solid feedback about it.

What are the new features of Windows 10 Mobile ?

It is a major jump for Windows Phone 8.1 users, and if you have never been on Insiders Preview, you are going to simple love it. We have compiled a huge list of all the new features on Windows 10 Mobile, and you should read it here.

Also check out our detailed review of Windows 10 Mobile

About Ashish

A die hard fan of Windows, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone and Xbox, Loves to Do Video reviews on Windows Phone Apps, Games, Xbox Games, Xbox Tutorials. He Owns a Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 550, Lumia 1020 & BLU WIN HD LTE and have used all the Lumia Phones and Non Lumia Phones as well.
  • Abhijit Pore

    Can you please help me with this? I have Blu win hd lte x150e which i bought it from amazon india. When will be windows 10 upgrade available to blu phones in India. I downloaded upgrade advisor app but it says that currently it is not available to my phone as they are determining this issue.

    • If thats the exact message, then we will have to wait as the device is on the Official Upgrade List.