You can now update all your Windows Phone devices from your Windows 10 PC, thanks to the Over-the-Cable Updater Tool for the Windows 10 users. Microsoft has recently released a new tool which is actually an updater. It lets the Windows 10 users update their Windows Phone device automatically to the latest available version. With this new tool, you can keep your Windows Phone devices updated without downloading and installing each update individually.
Over-the-Cable Updater Tool
While Windows 10 Mobile is almost dead for the users, Microsoft has released this tool to prove its concern for the loyal Windows Phone users. Microsoft while making it clear that the company will not be introducing any new Windows Mobile features anymore, they also promised to release the bug fixes and security updates regularly.
“Of course we’ll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren’t the focus” Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s vice president of Windows Experience tweeted last month.
System Requirements For Using Over-the-Cable Updater Tool
The OTC tool comes in a zip file which you need to download and run on your PC. Before you download this new tool, make sure you go through the system requirements.
Device must be able to connect to a PC via USB – device with PIN lock must be unlocked before using the OTC Updater – device must be in Airplane mode before using the OTC Updater – PC running a supported Windows client OS with latest service pack installed – PC must have a minimum of .NET 4.0 installed – PC must have Internet connectivity and be able to connect to WU.
As per the support page of Microsoft, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 will accompany some Feature 2 update for Windows Phone, but there is no official word yet from the Company about its release.
The devices eligible for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 include Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL, Microsoft Lumia 650/550, Wileyfox Pro, HP Elite x3/x3 Verizon/x3 Telstra, Softbank 503LV, Alcatel IDOL 4S Pro, Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL, Alcatel IDOL 4S, MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601, Trinity NuAns Neo and VAIO Phone Biz.
So for now, this Over-the-Cable tool is the only way to update your Windows 10 Mobile to the latest version of operating system. Download this Over-the-Cable tool and follow the instructions given there to update your phone.