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Windows 10 Mobile build 10136 is out on June 16: How to install it

Windows 10 for mobile devices phones

Microsoft to release build 10136 despite a bug

After a discussion on Twitter, Microsoft decided to release Build number 10136 for Phones tomorrow (June 16), despite the ongoing but that prevents users to upgrade from the current build 10080. The company had two options: 1) to release 10136 to the Fast Ring on June 16, but users need to downgrade to WP8.1 or 2) to keep working on a fix and release the build in a week or two.

So, we will have build 10136 on June 16 and according to Gabriel Aul it ‘’looks really great”. His words coincide with the Chinese source that published a video demo of an unreleased build a week ago. According to the brief review, the new Windows 10 Mobile is far more stable than the last official release (10080).

How to get Windows 10 Mobile build 10136?

This build will be out to the Fast ring users. Because of a bug, all phones who are already on the Insider program running build 10080 need to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1 using the Recovery tool and then opt in to the Fast ring once the new build is available.

It is very important not to opt in to the Windows Insider program before 10136 is released tomorrow, because you will receive again build 10080 from which you cannot upgrade to 10136. The only way to install 10136 is to downgrade to Windows 8.1 and then wait for Microsoft to push the button for 10136.

Users who don’t want to roll back to WP8.1 won’t see the new update and should wait for another build without this specific bug.

Those users who are not part of the Windows Insider program (still on Windows Phone 8.1) can just install the Insider app from the Store, opt in to the Fast Ring and install the update once it is available on June 16.

Build 10136 will include new features and refinements and this version is expected to be significantly better than all previous releases. Of course, as any other pre-release software, there will be many bugs and unfinished things. We will keep you updated as soon as build 10136 is available to download.

Update: 10136 is now available

IMPORTANT NOTE from Microsoft:

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.