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Reinstall Phone Software Using Lumia Software Recovery Tool

Is your Microsoft/Nokia Lumia or Asha phone giving you a problem? Or is it not booting up at all? If you are facing a similar issue with your Nokia/Lumia mobile phone, you can easily get rid of it using the Lumia Software Recovery Tool. Unlike other manufacturers who hardly offer consumer centric tools, Nokia  has always made one or the other tool available to make the customers capable of fixing software issues of their phones at home.

Download Lumia Software Recovery Tool

As LSRT is a consumer centric recovery tool, you can download it from Microsoft’s own servers. Hence, you do not need to browse torrent or pirate sites and end up getting your PC infected. You can download the Lumia Software Recovery Tool by visiting the following download link.

Download Recovery Tool

Using Lumia Software Recovery Tool

The software is pretty easy to use and any computer literate person can use it without any problem. Still, the following section provides step-by-step instructions on using the Nokia Software Recovery Tool to reinstall the software/firmware of a buggy phone or wake up a dead/non-responsive phone (because of software issues).

Reinstall or Update Phone Software

  1. Download the Lumia Software Recovery Tool from the link provided earlier and install it on your Windows PC.
  2. Open Lumia Software Recovery Tool.
  3. Connect your Nokia or Microsoft mobile phone to your PC and wait for the software to detect your phone.
  4. If an update is available, the Recovery Tool will offer you to update the phone software. If no new update is available the tool will offer you to re-install the current software version. Click on InstallRecovery Tool Main
  5. Check the box in front of I understand and want to continue. Click on Continue.
  6. The required software files will now be downloaded. Wait for the download to finish.Recovery Tool - Downloading Firmware
  7. Do not disconnect your phone after the download. The software will take a while to start installing the phone software. During this phase the phone will go in Flash or Test Mode.
  8. Wait for the phone to restart and a Successfully Updated notification in Recovery tool before you disconnect your phone.Recovery Tool - Updated Successfully

Recover Dead/Unresponsive Phone

Nokia Software Recovery Tool can recover a dead or non-responsive Nokia mobile phone as long as it is a software issue. One thing that should be noted here is that only Nokia/Microsoft Lumia devices running WP8 or higher can be recovered using Recovery Tool. For all other devices, Nokia Care Suite should be used.

  1. Open Lumia Software Recovery Tool.
  2. Click on My phone does not start up or respond.Recovery Tool - Device not responding
  3. Disconnect any other phone connected to the system and click on Continue.
  4. Connect your Unresponsive/Dead Nokia/Microsoft Lumia WP8 phone and wait for the Recovery Tool detects it.
    If the phone is still not detected, hold down the Power and Volume Down buttons till the phone vibrates.
  5. Proceed as instructed (Download Files and flash them to the phone).
Update: The Nokia Software Recovery Tool has been renamed to Lumia Software Recovery Tool post Microsoft’s purchase. Necessary amendments have been made to keep the article current. The tool still works the same and supports all the devices that it used to.

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Narender Singh

A student of Business who loves IT. Has a soft corner for Nokia, but tries his best to not bring the bias to this blog.
Generally, avoids news and spends his time writing guides and tutorials which add value to the web.


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  • Maine apna Nokia X root kiya and flesh kr ke cyanogenmod install kiya bina Nokia software recovery ke…..ab mujhe phir se Nokia software dalna hai Kya kru mai plz help me

  • My Microsoft Lumia 540 dual sim suddenly appears no network found sine last few days. one sim only working for sometime only and then both sim seems no netork and very often seeing sim invali , sim error etc etc . what is to be done pl let me know
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  • my mobile just show nokia n then turned off then in repeat mode it does same… i tried to reset it but after exclaimation mark it goes turned off again n again !!
    plz help

  • @puja jain…. your phone has software problem…. i also had the same problem….. u can solve it by installing lumia software recovery tool in your laptop

  • I’ve got a Lumia 520 stuck in flight mode and successfully reinstalled software using the Windows Device Recovery Tool.

    My phone is still stuck in flight mode so I’m guessing it must be a hardware fault so phone is junk.

  • in my phone I m getting a problem
    wen I m open store’sand aany apps
    tha problem is (HomeBotcalenderstopped) this massage I m getting pls help me

  • my mobile just show nokia n then turned off then in repeat mode it does same… i tried to reset it but after exclaimation mark it goes turned off again n again !!
    plz help

  • Trust me most 8—–updates cause tht problem .so just down grade to wn8 ‘got my phone fixed yestaday and the techinician said most phones updated to wn 8.1 n above face the same prob after a month or two .use recovery tool it worked on my.#Zimbabwean

    • Hi Rudner. What exact problem are you referring to? My phone is not responding correctly to commands and keys. whatsapp is not working properly. Is this the problem you mean. I have Windows 8.1 on Lumia 520 #Zimbabwean

  • I lost my window phone software while resetting it. And software recovery tool is not responding ,Please help me out…

  • HI everyone,

    I was trying to install LSRT on my windows lapi but somehow unable to install it.
    Getting error notification as “The system cannot find the specified file. (0x80070002)”. Downloaded LSRT from Microsoft link. Really fade up off these thing..

    Issue was stared with my phone after os update and since then my phone is not even taking breath.

    Please can someone update me with above things.

  • i cant connect to windows recovery tool…. my phones shows as booting device when connected to computer.. when i try to switch on thephone it shows microsoft on the lcd and then after some time it shows unable to found a bootable option.

  • my lumia phone cant be restarted.. i can feel the vibration and can see microsoft on my lcd then after somtime on the screen it shows that unable to found bootable option,press any key to shut down……….. what can i do

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