Will Verduzco · Apr 6, 2014 at 05:30 pm

How to Download and Flash All Nokia Lumia WP8 Stock ROMs

Once you start mucking around with a device’s firmware to add all your favorite tweaks and whatnot, you’ll almost undoubtedly need to restore to stock at some point in the future. Luckily, there are various device- or OEM-specific tools out there for to help people accomplish this task. Samsung devices have Odin and Heimdall, Sony devices have Flashtool, and Nokia devices have a few different options including Nokia Care Suite.

So how do you use Nokia Care Suite to download and flash your Lumia device to its stock WP8 firmware? XDA Recognized Contributor anaheiim wrote a comprehensive guide detailing the exact process. The guide starts off with how to find and download the appropriate stock ROM using Nokia Care Suite. Once you’ve downloaded the right files, the guide then shows you how to use the Care Suite’s Product Support Tool to flash the file you just downloaded. The guide has plenty of screenshots to guide you along the way, as well as a couple possible error messages and what to do when you experience them. It even mentions how to de-brand your Lumia WP8 device and remove carrier-specific software—though it must be noted that this doesn’t SIM-unlock your device.

If you wish to restore your WP8-powered Nokia Lumia device to stock and are looking for an easy-to-follow guide on how to this, head over to the guide thread to learn more.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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