Its been a long time since i last update this site on December 4, 2014 . So today, I would like to guide on how to use Windows Phone Recovery Tool (WPRT) . Maybe you have been familiar with the Lumia Software Recovery Tool ( LSRT), for your information the WPRT is another synonym software or handy tools by Microsoft that is specially created for Windows Phone 8 users specifically for Lumia’s and HTC One users.
What happened to the old LSRT?
Don;t worry, the LSRT still can be used. It is used for Recovering Nokia’s Phone Software/Firmware.
You may refer here on how to use the LSRT.
Which tool should I use?
Use the Windows Phone Recovery Tool for the HTC One and all Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 or newer. For all other Nokia branded phones use the Lumia Software Recovery Tool. To see which Windows Phone operating system (OS) version is currently installed on your phone, go toSettings > about.
Taken from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA142987
So Let’s get started!
So , First, let’s download the Windows Phone Recovery Tool from Microsoft Mobile Website.
Next you have to install it first
After you have successfully installed it, connect your phone and launch it
You’ll get this screen
Now , click on your phone as listed in it. As mine it was the Nokia Lumia 625
Then you’ll see this screen
In this phase the WPRT will check either your phone has the same version of Software with the server or not..If not it will download the latest software and install to your phone. In my case, I already have the latest Software which is Windows Phone 8.1 Update or Lumia Denim. So, for who did not have the latest software just proceed by clicking the Install Software button, while for those who already up to date and wanted to reinstall your phone software click on the Reinstall Software.
This will bring you to the next step which is Checking for the compatibility of Downloaded Files ( The OS/ Firmware images ) for those who already downloaded it.For those who doesn’t download it yet , you may have to wait for WPRT to download your phone OS / Firmware images to be downloaded before you can proceed to next step.
For the next step,
WPRT will start installing the Phone Software, and if you noticed it has rebooted your Lumia or HTC Smartphones into UEFI mode or known as Red Screen mode for Lumia users ( Red Screen with large NOKIA logo).
The installation process will begin….
Please make sure that your phone battery level is full and you USB cable is untouchable or undisturbed in order to prevent the software from being failed to install.
If the software is failed to install, your phone will be bricked or cannot be use and it will activate or put itself into emergency mode/ emergency state which is in black screen.You may need to run emergency flashing. I will explain on this later.
After the installation finished, your phone will be rebooted and you’ll have to set it up back according to your preferences.
That’s all.Thank you for reading!
For more info , go to Microsoft Mobile Support Page.
Next in the list : Emergency Flashing on my Lumia!!