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I was hoping the windows phone 10 update would be the saving grace which would at least put windows phone on par with its competitors.

Oh boy was I wrong.

This post is a question/rant so bear with me.

I own a Nokia Lumia 735.

On paper it was supposed to bring some improvements, and make the OS more desktop-like. Not only do the menus look painfully "desktopy" on a phone, but the update broke plenty of features and apps which were working fine on Windows Phone 8.1

My main browser app, UC browser, can no longer open multiple tabs, the long-click-to-do-right-click no longer works either, and I can't download from youtube anymore. Moreover, there are UI and display issues with the navigation bar and apps seemingly not taking it into account. Some apps also don't allow me to hide the navigation bar anymore (these are consistent throughout most apps).







The 9gag app has the same UI issues.





Hell, the content doesnt even show up anymore.

Recently, pressing and holding a tile no longer brings up any buttons to remove it, and I can't displace it. It just stays stuck that way.



Pressing the microphone button in the cortana menu doesnt seem to do anything anymore, it's like the button does has no code behind it. Cortana doesnt seem to work with text input anymore either (Has she gone rogue like Halo 5? biggrin.gif).

The windows 10 install was a factory reset so I installed all the newer "windows 10 optimised" versions of my apps.

Anyhow. My point is this:

1. Dave any of you experienced these issues?
2. Do you know how to fix it?
3. And finally, is downgrading back to windows phone 8.1 worth it/possible?

I was an advocate of Windows Phone, and I liked Windows Phone 8.1, I was just hoping 10 would make it better, not the utter mess that it is now.
post #2 of 8

What is the point of a UC browser on a Windows Phone..?

 

Have you tried just going to 9GAG's website..  instead if using a dumb freaking app? Apps are cheaper version of real programs, app stand for applet.

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1) No, I had different issues. My Lumia 930 had screen blanking issues in Edge (it'd flicker black for an instant when I let go of the screen to scroll), and Skype would have immense delays updating sometimes, along with some weirdness in the screen settings (sometimes it'd crash out).

2) Anniversary Update (R1607) fixed all of them.

3) Yes, but with how immensely better my experience with WP10 is compared to 8.1 in terms of OS usability (and that's saying quite a bit because W8.1 was pretty damn good by itself), if you're gonna downgrade, for which you need to wipe the phone completely, you may as well use the WP Recovery Tools and reflash W10 Anniversary Update onto a blank slate, it might get rid of all the shenanigans.

 

Re. UC browser crapping itself with a lot of features, build 1607 brought a MUCH improved Edge, so whatever it relied on to download Youtube videos could no longer be present on the Edge core (which is what UC is based on - it's just Edge with stuff on top).

 

...and I didn't even know 9gag had a WP app! I've been browsing it on Edge since the dawn of times.


Edited by Artikbot - 8/23/16 at 12:57am
   
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3) Yes, but with how immensely better my experience with WP10 is compared to 8.1 in terms of OS usability (and that's saying quite a bit because W8.1 was pretty damn good by itself),
I'm surprised anyone would say that. I've tried putting WP10 on my 640 twice, and it's made the phone basically useless both times. Has it actually started working properly in the last two months?
     
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As an owner of a 950XL, I can say these aren't problems with the OS.
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I'm sure it is fine on a model designed for it, but it's been complete crap on a 640, which wasn't.
     
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I'm sure it is fine on a model designed for it, but it's been complete crap on a 640, which wasn't.

Yeah, it's too bad. Seems like they ironed out the 950s launch problems, then called it good.
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Yeah, it's too bad. Seems like they ironed out the 950s launch problems, then called it good.
Actually, I have to retract what I said. Based on someone else's comment that they got it working correctly on a 730, I tried it on my 640 again two nights ago. The upgrade had some of the same problems as before in the first 24 hours after I upgraded--apps not working properly or randomly crashing, and it was slow and using way too much battery life.

I was considering reverting it back to 8.1 again the next night, but then it sent me a notification that another major update was available. Apparently, you can't update directly from 8.1 to the so-called "Anniversary Edition" of 10 Mobile. I decided to let it do the update, which took about an hour.

Night and day difference. The Anniversary build is stable and works very well on the 640. Battery life isn't quite as good as it was on 8.1, but it's a fair trade-off for the more functional OS, which this version of 10 is. And I'm glad to be able to do it, because the old Internet Explorer mobile browser on 8.1 was outdated and beginning to suck on a lot of mobile sites. Edge on 10 Mobile actually works.

So, anyone with a 640 who upgrades from 8.1 should immediately go to the settings and have it check for updates after it's done, so they can get a version of 10 that actually works on their phone.
     
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