Microsoft renames Windows Phone Recovery Tool to Windows Device Recovery Tool

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has renamed Windows Phone Recovery Tool as Windows Device Recovery Tool. Earlier, it was called as Lumia Recovery Tool.

Change of name is for the simple reason. From now, mobile devices will not be the only field the tool will support but it will support other devices too. Here’s the change log for version 3.0.1:

  1. Windows Phone Recovery Tool is being renamed to “Windows Device Recovery Tool” and will support recovery for Windows Phones 8, 8.1 and 10.
  2. New Windows Device Recovery Tool in-product help pages.
  3. Accessibility improvements for Microsoft narrator and keyboard shortcut.
  4. Minor bug fixes and improvements.

Besides these, Windows Device Recovery Tool includes other minor but important enhancements like a new help page to assist the user as he tries to fix a broken device and accessibility improvements for Microsoft narrator.

It is advisable to update the tool as soon as possible, especially if you’re a Microsoft Insider. Also, it is particularly noteworthy to mention here that, using Windows Phone Recovery Tool erases all personal content on your phone. Create a backup of the content on your phone before proceeding any further.

While trying to recover Windows devices, follow the instructions on the tool. If followed in proper order your phone will be restored back successfully to the factory settings.

The process may, however, take some time than usual depending on your internet connection. Please make sure not to use your phone during the installation.

Let us know about your experience with the new Windows Devices Recovery Tool by adding comments in the comments section below.