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Microsoft reinstates Windows 10 Mobile update for Lumia 950

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Microsoft reinstates Windows 10 Mobile update for Lumia 950

The suspended Windows 10 Mobile update is back online and ready for Lumia owners to download on their 950 and 950XL smartphones. Microsoft had pulled the update after it recognized several glitches, but now the company has reinstated the same build 10586.29 for its newest smartphones.

"After momentarily pausing the Windows 10 Mobile update due to an issue with the update server that impacted the installation of the update on a limited number of phones, we have addressed the issue and will begin rolling out the 10586.29 update again," Microsoft told ZDNet.

It appears that this build is the same build as before, and that Microsoft only made changes to its servers to resolve installation issues. This means that this reinstated release doesn't come with any new fixes, features or patches, as it's not a new build number.

What went wrong

Microsoft pulled the original update earlier this week after users complained that they weren't able to install the update on their Lumia 950 and 950XL phones.

"We are aware of issues related to the recently published Windows 10 Mobile update, including: update not being offered, update appearing to get stuck at 0% and pesky low storage notifications," Microsoft acknowledged at the time.

It's unclear what actions Microsoft took, if any, to resolve the low storage notifications after the update is installed. When the update was pulled, Microsoft advised its users to ignore the bothersome low storage notifications.

Users who were successfully able to update their phones before the initial update was pulled will continue to receive future updates. This is good news, as it means that users won't have to downgrade their phones only to re-upgrade to the latest build in order to receive updates in the future, as was the case with some earlier Windows 10 Mobile Preview builds.

Microsoft's support site indicates that Windows 10 Mobile will be supported through January 9, 2018. On that date, Microsoft will end mainstream support for the operating system, and it's unclear what will succeed Windows 10 Mobile.

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