This Windows 10 Update Will Freeze Your Phone For 10 Minutes

This Windows 10 Update Will Freeze Your Phone For 10 Minutes
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Running test builds can be a tricky business. The latest release of Windows 10 Mobile comes with a warning: don’t panic when it looks like your phone has bricked itself.

A post announcing the latest release (Build 10136) warns testers that the installation experience still has some rough edges:

At the end of the upgrade the Lock screen will appear frozen without the date and time for up to 10 minutes. Please be patient and let it sit — eventually the date and time will appear and it will allow you to unlock your phone. There is a post-upgrade migration status screen missing, which normally would show you that it was making progress. If you get impatient and restart or mess with locking/unlocking your phone, you’ll wind up in a funky state — so just relax and let it do its thing.

Them’s the breaks when you’re trying out previews. Windows 10 is due for release on July 29, though the mobile rollout is carrier-dependent and likely to take longer.

Announcing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10136 [Blogging Windows]


  • The bit about release date isn’t quite clear…. Carriers have nothing to do with availability of Windows 10 Mobile for unlocked devices – there’s no release date for Windows 10 Mobile yet. Carriers may then further delay it for their own handsets as they seek to load them up with crapware. But Microsoft have made several noises about how they don’t want to play that awful game any more and the carriers will have less sway.

    • I think I read somewhere, that MS was still at the mercy of carriers for anyone updating from 8.1 (not counting dev preview and that kind of thing)

      Once 10 is running though then MS will be able to push updates whenever they want

  • Nice of you to post this for the maybe 2 readers that are flashing test builds to a Windows phone.

    • Hey there are at least 4 of us thank you very much. And we’re hoping to secure a fifth user sometime before Christmas.

      FYI – I love my Windows Phone – hate the lack of app support – hoping W10 will fix that.

      • Apps run on all Win10 devices right? The current windows app store is pretty bad when looking from my laptop.

      • I’m on W10 mobile too, loving the changes. What is pissing me off is the same thing they are doing with both Xbox One and WP8.1. Put all app update focus on the Win10 version and neglect the 8.1 versions (Xbox Music and video on the XB1 and phone are HORRENDOUS). I know there’s not long to go but those apps have been stagnant and feature incomplete for a long time 🙁

  • Omg! I panicked and didn’t saw this forum earlier and restarted my Lumia 920.
    Now it keeps restarting, what should i do?
    Please help!
    Thank you

  • Anyone have issues with the music app more or less locking up the phone once you select the menu…. the only thing that woks for me would be the back arrow. It was working till it updated yesterday June 26th to the new build and now I cant play my tunes 🙁

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