How to Install the Cortana Touting Windows Phone 8.1 Update on Your Device

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Officially, Cortana won’t be making its way to Windows Phone handsets for a few months, but there is a way to install the new Windows Phone 8.1 update on your Windows Phone device at this very moment! The process isn’t too involved, and will take you just a few minutes to get the sassy Cortana on your device.

Before we get started, there are a few things worth noting. Your Windows Phone device must be running Windows Phone 8 Update 2, and once you turn on the update, there’s no reverting your device back to its original state. Installing the developer preview will also void your warranty up until the time that the update is officially rolled out to your device.Still into it? Read on!

First off, you’ll need to gain developer status if you haven’t already. If the thought of staring at code terrifies you, don’t worry. Anyone can join Microsoft’s developer club, even if they don’t create an app. To begin your journey twords obtaining developer status, head over to Microsoft’s website and create a new project using the Windows Phone App Studio tool. After a new project has been created, download the free Preview for Developers app for your Windows Phone device and agree to receive updates.

That’s it! Let us know how it goes!

via: PC World

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