Install Windows Phone firmware software from a folder without it downloading again – Default Windows Phone Recovery Tool 1.0.6 firmware tool save location

This is a guide for those who are tired of downloading the Lumia a k a Windows phone software again and again for restoring their phone using windows phone recovery tool. Default Windows Phone Recovery Tool 1.0.6 firmware tool save location is C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Packages\Products and you can change it to whatever you want.

Install Windows Phone firmware software from a folder without it downloading again

This post is very useful for those who have, let’s say installed Windows 10 Technical Preview on their WP phones and want to roll back to WP8.1. However these people also download WP10 TP from time to time to see the progress but later would want to go back to WP8.1 for stability reasons.

1. Download the firmware files from navifirm using this tutorial.
2. Open Windows Phone recovery tool and click on 3 dots on right down corner. (see first picture)
3. Now click settings and move to data packages. Turn custom path on and specify you folder. Default location is C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Packages\Products

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This is a great way where you do not have to re-download GBs of data again and again from Navifirm.

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