Windows 10: Microsoft Response for bricked Windows 10 Lumia 520/521 Phones

Discus and support Microsoft Response for bricked Windows 10 Lumia 520/521 Phones in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; For users with Lumia 520/521 devices that have become unusable after an attempted recovery using the Windows Phone Recovery Tool (WPRT): We have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by Brink, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Microsoft Response for bricked Windows 10 Lumia 520/521 Phones

    Source: Lumia 520521Devices Unusable After Using Windows Phone Recovery - Microsoft Community
    Brink, Apr 17, 2015

  2. Glad mine hasn't updated, I've got the 520 but only for a couple more days as I've just upgraded my contract and I'm waiting for delivery of a new phone. I still wanted a Lumia and I'm getting the 830 version, should be here Monday.

    Joan Archer, Apr 17, 2015
  3. Sankar_k Win User
    will microsoft provide any assistance for the lumia 520 bricked phone

    hai all

    i'm using lumia 520....recently i had upgraded from 8.1 to 10 windows..when i came to abt lags in windows 10 ..i tried to rollback to 8.1 through windows recovery tool but i found tht my phone lumia 520 was brick down or turned into dead..

    after getting the advice from microsoft to reinstall or upadate windows recovery tool to version 1.2.4..even though the problem same as the past version of w r t...kindly reply or solve the problem of brick down
    lumia 520....

    note:-my phone is out of warranty is 2 yr old got bricked while rolling 8.1 through windows recovery tool......will microsoft provides any support to my bricked device lumia520.....hoping for a positive reply.....
    Sankar_k, Apr 17, 2015
  4. V4lo Win User

    Microsoft Response for bricked Windows 10 Lumia 520/521 Phones

    Flash a Lumia 521 to lumia 520 software?

    Dear forum users, Microsoft, and others,

    We here at the Nokia 521 (t-mobile) have waited over 2 months while other cell phone providers currently have the 8.1 Cyan update on the Nokia 520. Since the 520/521 are essentially the same phone. It would be nice if there was a way to void the warranty
    on the 521 and make it a 520 so it may receive the update on the at&t network. This has been a really sore point for these windows phone users and frankly the incompetence of cell-phone providers really reflects poorly upon Microsoft. This has been my 1st
    smartphone experience, but currently I don't believe it is one I can endorse...especially when there are vital components like updates to the web browser experience that are standard on Android and Ios. I don't know how Microsoft expects to break into the
    smartphone market when consumers are being held back by the experience. But, I digress. So please if anyone knows how to make a Lumia 521 a Lumia 520 on att network so it may receive the vital update, please come forward.
  5. Edwin New Member
    I had terrible misfortune using the WPRT, my first attempt with it made me wonder if I had bricked my Phone and PC!
    Special Phone Reset, (##777#), didn't work neither.
    I had gotten the 'Displaying a red Nokia logo' scenario, so I removed the battery, downloaded 'Lumia Software Recovery Tool', installed it, replaced the battery in the phone, launched the LSRT and followed the prompts.
    Saved my phone! *Smile

    (Choose the LSRT not the WPRT!)
    Edwin, Apr 4, 2018

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