Microsoft has released a new update to the Windows Insider app, allowing users to un-enroll from the Insider program, but they are back onto the production mode, as previously, they had to hard-reset to do that. Also, there are clues implying that the owners of older devices (testers) will get the Windows 10 Mobile in the near future.
This is the version 22.214.171.124 of the Windows Insider app, which is installed by the registered Insiders who receive pre-release OS updates on their devices from Microsoft. Windows Central noted that, in the past, in order to opt out of the Windows 10 Insider program, the users had to hard-reset, and this update allows the users to select a stable production build, but which is less advanced. So, when the build that was chosen will “get used to” the current software that’s installed on the phone, the device will be sent to the production track.
In order to opt out, the users will click on the three-dot menu (ellipsis) from the bottom of the screen of the application, then they will select Leave program. According to Windows Central, if you own a Lumia 950 or a Lumia 950XL device, there is a glitch that occurs when the Insider program is interacting with the firmware updater, preventing your phone from getting the latest version of the firmware. This glitch will minimize background processes and the only way to obtain the update is by opting out for of the Insider program, then returning to the program.
This happens because, as the rumors suggest, Microsoft is getting ready to release its Windows 10 Mobile on older devices. So far, the stable “production” of Windows 10 Mobile was only released for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL, while many older devices still run on Windows Phone 8.1, as the owners didn’t opt in to Insider builds.