Nokia Software Updater to the rescue from Windows Phone spinning cogs problem

spinning cogs

The spinning cogs issue is one that seems quite common when a Windows Phone smartphone is reset. When a user initiates a reset in the Settings menu, during reboot, the display gets stuck on the spinning cogs. Before now, if you got stuck perpetually this way, the only solution was to take the device to a support centre to be flashed. Now, Nokia has updated its Software Updater tool (to version 4.0.1) so you can deal with this problem by yourself.

Simply download Nokia Software Updater for Windows 7 and 8, and install on your PC. After installation, plug in your Windows Phone to the PC, launch the Nokia Software Updater and choose “My device doesn’t boot up” option. When the display indicates that your phone is connected, press and hold the power + volume down buttons simultaneously until the phone vibrates and a firmware download will be initiated. But this is where this procedure knocks me. The firmware to be downloaded is a whopping 1.2 GB in size!

At this point, personally, I will rather send my Lumia to Nokia Care than subject myself to this download. Think cost. Think download hiccups. Think endless breaks and countless hours (if not days). Think misery. Users in other parts of the world who experience much faster and reliable internet services will find this to be no issue. But for the most part of the emerging world, this 1.2 GB file download will be a pain in the behind.

If this floats your boat, download Nokia Software Updater right away.

You can also read up more at My Nokia Blog’s How to easily fix the Lumia reset spinning cogs at home.

Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

0 thoughts on “Nokia Software Updater to the rescue from Windows Phone spinning cogs problem

  • October 14, 2013 at 12:09 pm
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    The firmware to be downloaded is a whopping 1.2 GB in size!
    At this point, personally, I will rather send my Lumia to
    Nokia Care than subject
    myself to this download.

    LWKMD!!

    Simply download Nokia Software Updater for
    Windows 7 and 8, and install
    on your PC. After installation, plug in your Windows Phone to the PC

    What if I don’t have a PC? After all, this is not if where you need a PC for the most basic tasks.

    Thought we are inexorably leaving the PC era behind?

    You could use a download manager to manage the inevitable download breaks, the 1.2Gig is like N1.200 – N1,500..

    I daresay, the headache / delay you will encounter going to, and at the Service Centre will transcend simply going through the download (anticipated) _woes!

    Hmm, software wahala and Nokia. Na wah!

  • October 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm
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    @EyeBeeKay, we were never in a post-PC era. That was a myth spun by Steve Jobs because Apple weren’t making a dent in the pc industry. As someone from Microsoft rightly said, we are moving into an integrated era.

    Barring the 1.2GB download (and 8GB doesn’t leave much room for such sizeable downloads), it seems like too much palaver. I’d rather watch the spinning cogs.

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