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Joe Belfiore recently revealed that the existing Windows Phones will still be supported, meaning that the company will release new software updates for all new Windows Phones with improvements and bug fixes. To update your Windows Phone, you are supposed to go the Settings app and check for the OTA updates. However, Microsoft has a new tool to keep your Windows Phone up-to-date.

Microsoft has now released a new tool called “Over-the-cable Updater” that lets you update your Windows Phone to the latest version using the PC. The new tool can be installed on Windows PC to upgrade Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile Device. To use the tool, you’ll need to connect your phone to PC via the USB cable and follow the onscreen instructions to install the new software updates.

All you need to do is download and run the OtcUpdaterZip.exe and install the OTC Updater. Once the tool has been installed, run OTCUpdater.exe and connect your phone to PC. Instead of installing all versions of Windows 10 one by one, the tool will directly update your phone to latest Windows 10 Mobile build thus saving your time.

To use Over-the-cable Updater tool for Windows Phone, make sure your

  • Device is connected to PC via USB.
  • PIN lock is unlocked and the device is in airplane mode.
  • PC is running the latest version of Windows operating system.
  • PC have NET 4.0 installed.

Unlike Windows Device Recovery Tool (WDRT), the over-the-cable updater tool interface is not user-friendly, however, Microsoft may be planning to upgrade this app in near future with new interface and support for devices such as HoloLens.

Download Over-the-cable Updater tool for Windows.

  • S Vaibhav

    Confirmed working, updated Lumia 620 to build 10586.71. Running quite smooth.

  • Shyam

    Did not work for Nokia Lumia 525
    Lumia 525(RM-998_im_india_910) 8.10.14219.341
    Is this eligible for windows 10?

  • Barry Bridgeman

    I am using this on a Lumia 925 – getting an error message stating ‘Multiple root elements found, line 2, position 2″ In red – then hangs until I terminate the CMD screen. Looked in the log file and it just mentions the same. Not much online either.