Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14977 Available for Download
UPDATED on Dec 01, 2016: Release of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14977 for mobiles.
NOTE: These are testing builds of Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview officially released by Microsoft. These builds are under development and testing phase and may contain bugs, issues and other problems. They may also make your phone not bootable in some rare situations. So install and use these builds at your own risk. If something goes wrong, you can try to repair your phone by restoring default firmware using Windows Phone Recovery Tool.
If you are using Windows 10 Insider Preview (previously known as Technical Preview) for mobile phones, here is a good news for you. Microsoft has released a new build 14977 of Windows 10 Insider Preview for mobile phones. This build comes with fixes for many issues which we'll discuss later in this topic.
What's New and Fixed in This Build?
Following are the new features, improvements and fixes in this new build:
- Support for reading unprotected e-book in EPUB file format in Microsoft Edge web browser.
- Changed the rendering technology used for many types of UWP app content.
- Alarms sent by 3rd party alarm apps will now break through Cortana's Quiet Hours.
- Removed the top-level option in Notification Settings to disable alarms on the lock screen. For those who still wish to enable this setting, it's will continue to be available under the per-app notification settings.
- Notifications from Settings can now be customized or disabled using Settings -> System -> Notifications -> Settings.
- Enabled OAuth support for Yahoo Mail accounts. This will improve sync reliability for those accounts, and provide a secure experience while browsing your email.
- [Fixed] Issue where disconnecting and reconnecting a wired headset while watching a video might result the audio no longer working.
- [Fixed] Issue Insiders may have experienced where certain music apps would unexpectedly stop playing music after a single song.
- [Fixed] Issue where closing a tab in Microsoft Edge, exiting the app, and then relaunching it would sometimes result in Edge opening to a blank page with the closed tab's web address in the URL bar.
- [Fixed] Issue where the Start Settings page wasn't rendering when opened on external screen while using Continuum.
- Number of translation improvements, including, for French (France and Canada) speakers, fixing a grammatical error in the "Don't Forget!" text seen when shutting down the phone so it now says "N'oubliez pas", and for Chinese speakers, fixing an issue where the option to clear the Chinese Input Method Editor's input history was displaying in English rather than Chinese.
- [Fixed] Issue where, if the setting to show notifications above lock had been turned off, booting the device and immediately checking the Action Center while the phone was locked could result in the Action Center not displaying any notifications after the phone had been unlocked.
- [Fixed] Issue Insiders may have experienced where the Camera app might not appear after using the hardware camera button while the screen was off or while on the Glance screen.
- [Fixed] Issue where Bangla (Bangladesh) keyboard text prediction might stop working after entering character followed by a vowel mark.
Known Issues in This Build
Following are the known issues with their workarounds in this new build:
- Avoid attempting to install new languages, keyboards, and speech packs on your phone. There is a chance these downloads may get stuck and not finish downloading. If you have existing languages, keyboards, and speech packs installed, they will carry over when you update to new builds. You can use Windows Device Recovery Tool to go back to Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile, install any languages, keyboards, and speech packs you need and then update to the latest build in the Fast ring as a workaround.
- Windows 10 phones with 8GB of internal storage such as the Lumia 550 will likely receive an 0x800700b7 error when attempting to update to this build.
- System related notification toasts (e.g. Bluetooth, USB/Autoplay, etc.) do not work.
List of Supported Mobile Phones
At the moment you can install Windows 10 Insider Preview build in following mobile phones only:
- Lumia 430, 435
- Lumia 532, 535, 540, 550
- Lumia 635 (1GB), 636 (1GB), 638 (1GB), 640, 640 XL, 650
- Lumia 730, 735
- Lumia 830
- Lumia 929 (ICON), 930, 950, 950 XL
- Lumia 1520
- Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
- BLU Win HD W510U
- BLU Win HD LTE X150e
- BLU Win HD LTE X150Q
- BLU Win JR X130e
- MCJ Madosma Q501
- Xiaomi Mi4
Some mobile phones are still not supported in this build. But Microsoft is working hard to make Windows 10 Insider Preview build to support all the remaining Lumia and non-Lumia phones.
How to Update or Install This New Build?
If you are already using Windows 10 Insider Preview in your phone, you can update to this new build by following these simple steps:
- Open Settings app and go to Update & Recovery
- Now open Phone Update and then tap on Check for Updates option
Now it'll automatically check for new updates and will install the new build in your mobile phone.
Please note that this new build is only available on Fast ring. If you want to change from Fast ring to Slow ring or vice versa, open Windows Insider app in your phone, login with your Microsoft account and then change ring settings.
If you are not using Windows 10 Insider Preview in your phone but want to try the new build, you can install it in your phone with the help of following tutorial:
Windows Phone users who are using the Insider Preview build, must install this new update build to experience the new features and more stability...
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