Windows RT 8.1 IR5 Update Kit

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jwa4

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Windows RT 8.1 IR5 Update Kit:

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This update kit will download Windows RT 8.1 IR5, download and integrate selected Windows Updates to January 2021, integrate drivers for the selected device and generate an updated installation source ready to be copied to a FAT32 formatted USB drive (8GB minimum) for installation on a supported device.

This is not in any way pretty but does the job and is less painful than dealing with Windows Update on a fresh RT 8.1 install. It will usually work if its not windy outside and you don't look at it while its doing its thing.

The use of this update kit or the media it produces is entirely at your own risk.

19/01/2021 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.7.zip - Download
- Added the option of using the Windows Recovery Environment instead of the default Windows Setup, using this option will also create a recovery partition containing the generated image.

17/12/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.6_Appx.zip - Download
- Optional Appx Update Pack for v1.6 and above.

The kit is to be run on an x86/x64 PC and not on the target device. On older hardware it can take around one hour including download time on a reasonable connection. I recommend this is extracted to the root of your hard drive, for example "D:\Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.7\ ". Once the archive is extracted run "Build.cmd" as administrator.

During testing I found that trying to update provisioned apps in Windows RT 8.1 IR5 for Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria, Germany, Croatia, Hungary, Russia and Slovakia results in the following error:
App packages (.appx) cannot be serviced on an offline image after a user has logged into the image.
The ESD files are clean downloads directly from Microsoft and I have no idea what might be causing this, I will try to find what it is but for the moment these languages will be excluded from attempting app updates.

Old Versions:

15/01/2021 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.6a.zip

- Includes January 2020 Windows Updates.

17/12/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.6.zip
- Added three additional update modes (None, Service Stack Only & Service Stack and Update 3 Only).
- Added warning for languages that do not currently support App updates.
- Added warning if an unmodified IR5 image is going to be created.
- Removed Start Menu Update Discoverability notification if Update 3 is installed and Start Menu is enabled by default.

28/11/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.5.zip
- Added UNTESTED support for ASUS VivoTab RT, Dell XPS 10, Nokia Lumia 2520 & Samsung Ativ Tab.
- Added Update List selection, choice of update lists - All Updates for Windows (Including "Jailbreak Killers"), Longhorn Jailbreak Safe & Myriachan Jailbreak Safe.

20/11/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.4.zip
- Added support for Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11

18/11/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.3.zip
- Language Selection Note: I have only personally tested that this worked as expected with Chinese, Dutch, English (US), English (GB) & French IR5 sources.

15/11/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.2.zip
- Updated Windows Updates Download List (November 2020)
- Added Optional Appx Update Pack (Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.2_Appx.zip)

10/11/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.1.zip
- Architecture / Windows Version Check

31/10/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.0.zip
- First Release
- Surface RT / 2 Support

This kit can be maintained by updating the text files listed below:

\Download_Lists\Windows.txt:
URL's to Windows RT 8.1 IR5 ESD Files.

\Download_Lists\Windows_Updates.txt:
URL’s to post Windows RT 8.1 IR5 Windows Updates including updates which can prevent the ability to jailbreak.

Download_Lists\Windows_Updates_Jailbreak_Safe_Longhorn.txt:
URL’s to post Windows RT 8.1 IR5 Windows Updates excluding those that disable the jailbreak from Longhorn.

\Download_Lists\Windows_Updates_Jailbreak_Safe_Myriachan.txt:
URL’s to post Windows RT 8.1 IR5 Windows Updates excluding those that disable the jailbreak from Myriachan.

\Download_Lists\Windows_Updates_Update_3.txt:
URL’s to Update 3/Start Menu Update only.

\Download_Lists\Windows_Updates_Servicing_Stack.txt:
URL’s to Servicing Stack Updates that are applied and committed separately before applying other Windows Updates.
These updates are the minimum required for Windows Update to work after installation. These updates are also common to all other update modes.

Microsoft Apps included as standard with Windows RT 8.1 can be optionally updated by extracting the Appx Update
Pack "Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.6_Appx.zip" to "\Appx\". Although these are the latest available versions,
some may not be functional anymore due to the services they depend on being discontinued. Additional Apps can be
added by modifying "Appx\Appx_Post_IR5_Updates_Install.cmd" and copying the files required to "\Appx\".

Updates for Office 2013 RT are currently not included as they cannot be applied via DISM and I am unsure if there
is a good solution to include these updates due to the limitations of post install setup on Windows RT.

Drivers are currently included for these devices:

Microsoft Surface RT
Microsoft Surface 2
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11
ASUS VivoTab RT (Untested)
Dell XPS 10 (Untested)
Nokia Lumia 2520 (Untested)
Samsung Ativ Tab (Untested)
 

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jwa4

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Hello,

Could you explain how to use your file?

Thank you

Download and extract the zip file then run Build.cmd as administrator. Once Build opens select your device by typing the number corresponding to your device and pressing enter. After that no interaction will be required for a while, it will download Windows RT 8.1 IR5 and the updates for Windows directly from Microsoft, integrate them, add drivers for your device and then produce a folder ready to be copied to USB for installation on your device. Optionally an ISO can be created for archival purposes, you will be prompted for this towards the end of the run.

On an old test box I've found the process to take around 50 minutes including download time. I've attached some pictures of it running start to finish in first post.
 
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xenis

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I have an error message
«*this application cannot run on you computer*»
«*To find applications for this pc, open windows store*»
Do you know what’s happen?
 

jwa4

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I have an error message
«*this application cannot run on you computer*»
«*To find applications for this pc, open windows store*»
Do you know what’s happen?

What are you running it on? This is run on a normal x86/x64 PC, the media prepared here can then be used on your RT device. It could be made to work on an RT device but I imagine it would be incredibly slow to produce the updated installation source.

EDIT: I have updated the download, it will show an error if you are running on an unsupported architecture.
 
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jwa4

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Can I grab iso my language different than en-us?

Yes, you should just need to edit "\Download_Lists\Windows.txt" and replace the link with one of these.

ar-sa: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._343214DC5C52DBA99F34B9196A6ACBDD0BE53505.esd
bg-bg: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._307C20D50B8EC7CE3C8A8AE3E087E211A3BED662.esd
cs-cz: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._8D39E5906B750806CA68802DF1F79A2AF81B9FD5.esd
da-dk: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._62A6E28F1679CB64726655EF928936BFDF8F9FF4.esd
de-de: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._AD36CA5F9F8D384187EAB1583C71E7979357B63D.esd
el-gr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._6813245AFCC99B8F84CC63B72FA082CCE8CE1AC4.esd
en-gb: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._410B5AE61DE3EA349F61BB8ACC3F3CB0681B1DCF.esd
es-es: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._45C90FB10612AF9C4AE7795623129AB9950FE655.esd
et-ee: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._516956ECB25C4B480489F820E4C780214F9551BE.esd
fi-fi: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._6CBAF4362316241EF87D5EF9B80CB7F1F37EDBED.esd
fr-fr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._1EF69BB926B9A0742A093854DF82ABFF2E995F23.esd
he-il: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._11CB81D14F847684BD193BEB50BC3C4E408FF34C.esd
hr-hr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._48FC1DABE3D0A1B88E0E68FD083381E99A24516E.esd
hu-hu: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._182ECAEBB0E738B165924C8F99B89A696F4FCADA.esd
it-it: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._D942BBC8808E629681CC21E1BD77A15E4396AF9C.esd
ja-jp: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._B788FF2B21517E2E555F8037A806A55ED967D8EB.esd
ko-kr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._CB3FE5FBBEEDC1A7C15BC7906853663AFE853B98.esd
lt-lt: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._CE7A71D3FA5F56F58E2D6ACD9BB645725C04FB0E.esd
lv-lv: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._21ADAE9C229741CAE4C249125D03060410A864B6.esd
nb-no: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._7C750ADB12C6AAEA12D4A8D951D6E5386D984181.esd
nl-nl: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._7A1963FF85610217CA3B0DEF2C35B266BCABAD0D.esd
pl-pl: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._81EB4062960D6A3461A1564094A8EB00AE9685BF.esd
pt-br: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._409716869AA521EF41B7D86333B77088EDD73334.esd
pt-pt: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._3182A88D293A37AAF7418BF896DFDF19F5A4818D.esd
ro-ro: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._967EB013E8C52BA0B2A7C1F9BE3A474EE2402ECF.esd
ru-ru: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._FBE42B32AB8B8A8D0F84FEBEB95099EC5DA1EEF8.esd
sk-sk: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._A0CBCFCD2B80D22AFC1C8403ACDBA62C4E9BA635.esd
sl-si: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._78571325C1D8395436A6630E31EBC4FE2CFD8C91.esd
sr-latn-rs: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._18FED3F95C86CB7B1E3BA6A669F73B5218501125.esd
sv-se: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._2EE5CDE96856C69021B643825BE26C04B59E3331.esd
th-th: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._76873E5D21F711EEB31239479B215868AC779F78.esd
tr-tr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._86C5586E947025AEC939F2D0A7B2B52E0760B744.esd
uk-ua: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._F4D7A99684BE4B7AA01D37E14377B1786FD24C4E.esd
zh-cn: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._36BE8400D2BDA3C3BEBE8A51F0859090C1C27C76.esd
zh-hk: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._89FE5E0F6173EE16806482C4884E32E5535193BB.esd
zh-tw: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/co..._AA6F117073060E944950AD4081F178C126145C26.esd
 
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hooddy

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Yes, you should just need to edit "\Download_Lists\Windows.txt" and replace the link with one of these.

Code:
ar-sa: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_ar-sa-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_AR-SA_ESD_343214DC5C52DBA99F34B9196A6ACBDD0BE53505.esd
bg-bg: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_bg-bg-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_BG-BG_ESD_307C20D50B8EC7CE3C8A8AE3E087E211A3BED662.esd
cs-cz: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_cs-cz-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_CS-CZ_ESD_8D39E5906B750806CA68802DF1F79A2AF81B9FD5.esd
da-dk: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_da-dk-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_DA-DK_ESD_62A6E28F1679CB64726655EF928936BFDF8F9FF4.esd
de-de: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_de-de-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_DE-DE_ESD_AD36CA5F9F8D384187EAB1583C71E7979357B63D.esd
el-gr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_el-gr-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_EL-GR_ESD_6813245AFCC99B8F84CC63B72FA082CCE8CE1AC4.esd
en-gb: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_en-gb-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_EN-GB_ESD_410B5AE61DE3EA349F61BB8ACC3F3CB0681B1DCF.esd
es-es: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_es-es-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_ES-ES_ESD_45C90FB10612AF9C4AE7795623129AB9950FE655.esd
et-ee: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_et-ee-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_ET-EE_ESD_516956ECB25C4B480489F820E4C780214F9551BE.esd
fi-fi: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_fi-fi-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_FI-FI_ESD_6CBAF4362316241EF87D5EF9B80CB7F1F37EDBED.esd
fr-fr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_fr-fr-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_FR-FR_ESD_1EF69BB926B9A0742A093854DF82ABFF2E995F23.esd
he-il: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_he-il-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_HE-IL_ESD_11CB81D14F847684BD193BEB50BC3C4E408FF34C.esd
hr-hr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_hr-hr-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_HR-HR_ESD_48FC1DABE3D0A1B88E0E68FD083381E99A24516E.esd
hu-hu: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_hu-hu-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_HU-HU_ESD_182ECAEBB0E738B165924C8F99B89A696F4FCADA.esd
it-it: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_it-it-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_IT-IT_ESD_D942BBC8808E629681CC21E1BD77A15E4396AF9C.esd
ja-jp: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_ja-jp-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_JA-JP_ESD_B788FF2B21517E2E555F8037A806A55ED967D8EB.esd
ko-kr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_ko-kr-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_KO-KR_ESD_CB3FE5FBBEEDC1A7C15BC7906853663AFE853B98.esd
lt-lt: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_lt-lt-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_LT-LT_ESD_CE7A71D3FA5F56F58E2D6ACD9BB645725C04FB0E.esd
lv-lv: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_lv-lv-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_LV-LV_ESD_21ADAE9C229741CAE4C249125D03060410A864B6.esd
nb-no: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_nb-no-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_NB-NO_ESD_7C750ADB12C6AAEA12D4A8D951D6E5386D984181.esd
nl-nl: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_nl-nl-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_NL-NL_ESD_7A1963FF85610217CA3B0DEF2C35B266BCABAD0D.esd
pl-pl: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_pl-pl-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_PL-PL_ESD_81EB4062960D6A3461A1564094A8EB00AE9685BF.esd
pt-br: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_pt-br-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_PT-BR_ESD_409716869AA521EF41B7D86333B77088EDD73334.esd
pt-pt: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_pt-pt-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_PT-PT_ESD_3182A88D293A37AAF7418BF896DFDF19F5A4818D.esd
ro-ro: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_ro-ro-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_RO-RO_ESD_967EB013E8C52BA0B2A7C1F9BE3A474EE2402ECF.esd
ru-ru: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_ru-ru-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_RU-RU_ESD_FBE42B32AB8B8A8D0F84FEBEB95099EC5DA1EEF8.esd
sk-sk: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_sk-sk-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_SK-SK_ESD_A0CBCFCD2B80D22AFC1C8403ACDBA62C4E9BA635.esd
sl-si: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_sl-si-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_SL-SI_ESD_78571325C1D8395436A6630E31EBC4FE2CFD8C91.esd
sr-latn-rs: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_sr-latn-rs-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_SR-LATN-RS_ESD_18FED3F95C86CB7B1E3BA6A669F73B5218501125.esd
sv-se: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_sv-se-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_SV-SE_ESD_2EE5CDE96856C69021B643825BE26C04B59E3331.esd
th-th: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_th-th-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_TH-TH_ESD_76873E5D21F711EEB31239479B215868AC779F78.esd
tr-tr: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_tr-tr-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_TR-TR_ESD_86C5586E947025AEC939F2D0A7B2B52E0760B744.esd
uk-ua: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_uk-ua-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_UK-UA_ESD_F4D7A99684BE4B7AA01D37E14377B1786FD24C4E.esd
zh-cn: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_zh-cn-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_ZH-CN_ESD_36BE8400D2BDA3C3BEBE8A51F0859090C1C27C76.esd
zh-hk: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/c/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_zh-hk-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_ZH-HK_ESD_89FE5E0F6173EE16806482C4884E32E5535193BB.esd
zh-tw: http://vg.dl.ws.microsoft.com/dl/content/d/updt/2015/01/9600.17053.winblue_refresh.141120-0031_woafre_client_CoreARM_O15_zh-tw-IR5_CCSA_WOAFRER_ZH-TW_ESD_AA6F117073060E944950AD4081F178C126145C26.esd

Oh thats cool. Btw why did you hide Lumia drivers? I have Lenovo one to add into.
 

jwa4

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Oh thats cool. Btw why did you hide Lumia drivers? I have Lenovo one to add into.

It's not hidden as such (I haven't added the drivers) but I'm not sure how to safely approach Lumia 2520 yet, I will look into it at the weekend. Once certain updates are applied to Lumia 2520 they can't ever be jailbroken again whereas on Surface we can just format them or remove the jailbreak blocking updates.

I'm also not sure what the jailbreak situation is on other RT devices so I need to try and found out if any of them are in the same boat as the Lumia 2520 before adding driver packs for them all. I suspect its going to end up having two update lists, the full one used in the existing release and a jailbreak friendly one.

I will also try to add language selection to avoid having the manually change it.
 
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It's not hidden as such (I haven't added the drivers) but I'm not sure how to safely approach Lumia 2520 yet, I will look into it at the weekend. Once certain updates are applied to Lumia 2520 they can't ever be jailbroken again whereas on Surface we can just format them or remove the jailbreak blocking updates.

I'm also not sure what the jailbreak situation is on other RT devices so I need to try and found out if any of them are in the same boat as the Lumia 2520 before adding driver packs for them all. I suspect its going to end up having two update lists, the full one used in the existing release and a jailbreak friendly one.

I will also try to add language selection to avoid having the manually change it.
Lenovo is easily jailbreaked like Surface.
It is good to have multilang.
 

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Lenovo is easily jailbreaked like Surface.

Yea, I had a quick look and as I understand it all the Tegra devices can't be permanently blocked from being Jailbroken. It's just all the Qualcomm devices like the 2520 that are out of luck, these devices might get an alternative safe update list.

It is good to have multilang.

I've got to do a quick test wim build tonight but the language selection is done, picture attached.
 
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It is good to have multilang.

I've updated the link, v1.3 will hopefully let you pick a language without editing anything. I have only tested this with Chinese, Dutch, English & French IR5 sources.

The optional Appx pack remains unchanged.
 
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I've updated the link, v1.3 will hopefully let you pick a language without editing anything. I have only tested this with Chinese, Dutch, English & French IR5 sources.

The optional Appx pack remains unchanged.

I will check it. Btw I do not get what to do with appx pack... Unpack it into appx folder?
 

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I will check it. Btw I do not get what to do with appx pack... Unpack it into appx folder?

Yep, extract to Appx folder so it looks like the attached image and once the pack is present Build.cmd will ask if you want to update the Appx or not.

It is seems working. Add lenovo drivers please. I can share it if any.

I will try to take a look tonight. Do you have an RT 8.1 recovery image for the device? I wonder how close they are to the Surface RT ones.
 
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It is seems working. Add lenovo drivers please. I can share it if any.

This one contains the Lenovo drivers, just a test for now because I don't have a Yoga 11 to test it on. Assuming this works please check device manager,check all drivers are present and let me know the result.

Download: EDIT: Main link updated to v1.4

Thanks to lgibson02 for the drivers and testing!
 

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28/11/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.5.zip
- Added UNTESTED support for ASUS VivoTab RT, Dell XPS 10, Nokia Lumia 2520 & Samsung Ativ Tab.
- Added Update List selection, choice of update lists - All Updates for Windows (Including "Jailbreak Killers"), Longhorn Jailbreak Safe & Myriachan Jailbreak Safe.
 
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17/12/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.6.zip
17/12/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.6_Appx.zip

- Added three additional update modes (None, Service Stack Only & Service Stack and Update 3 Only).
- Added warning for languages that do not currently support App updates.
- Added warning if an unmodified IR5 image is going to be created.
- Removed Start Menu Update Discoverability notification if Update 3 is installed and Start Menu is enabled by default.

During testing I found that trying to update provisioned apps in Windows RT 8.1 IR5 for Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria, Germany, Croatia, Hungary, Russia and Slovakia results in the following error:
App packages (.appx) cannot be serviced on an offline image after a user has logged into the image.
I will try to find what causes this but for the moment these will be excluded from attempting app updates.

At this time I don't think there is going to be a solution for adding updates for Office 2013 RT offline.
 
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hi I have installed all the windows update, everything perfect
I would like to know how to install the jailbreak and if you have to compile from the surface directly or from another pc.
thanks
 

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hi I have installed all the windows update, everything perfect
I would like to know how to install the jailbreak and if you have to compile from the surface directly or from another pc.
thanks

Another thread might be best suited for jailbreak discussion but there are a few options. There are methods from Myriachan, Never_Released / black_bob and imbushuo.
 
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    Windows RT 8.1 IR5 Update Kit:

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    This update kit will download Windows RT 8.1 IR5, download and integrate selected Windows Updates to January 2021, integrate drivers for the selected device and generate an updated installation source ready to be copied to a FAT32 formatted USB drive (8GB minimum) for installation on a supported device.

    This is not in any way pretty but does the job and is less painful than dealing with Windows Update on a fresh RT 8.1 install. It will usually work if its not windy outside and you don't look at it while its doing its thing.

    The use of this update kit or the media it produces is entirely at your own risk.

    19/01/2021 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.7.zip - Download
    - Added the option of using the Windows Recovery Environment instead of the default Windows Setup, using this option will also create a recovery partition containing the generated image.

    17/12/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.6_Appx.zip - Download
    - Optional Appx Update Pack for v1.6 and above.

    The kit is to be run on an x86/x64 PC and not on the target device. On older hardware it can take around one hour including download time on a reasonable connection. I recommend this is extracted to the root of your hard drive, for example "D:\Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.7\ ". Once the archive is extracted run "Build.cmd" as administrator.

    During testing I found that trying to update provisioned apps in Windows RT 8.1 IR5 for Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria, Germany, Croatia, Hungary, Russia and Slovakia results in the following error:
    App packages (.appx) cannot be serviced on an offline image after a user has logged into the image.
    The ESD files are clean downloads directly from Microsoft and I have no idea what might be causing this, I will try to find what it is but for the moment these languages will be excluded from attempting app updates.

    Old Versions:

    15/01/2021 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.6a.zip

    - Includes January 2020 Windows Updates.

    17/12/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.6.zip
    - Added three additional update modes (None, Service Stack Only & Service Stack and Update 3 Only).
    - Added warning for languages that do not currently support App updates.
    - Added warning if an unmodified IR5 image is going to be created.
    - Removed Start Menu Update Discoverability notification if Update 3 is installed and Start Menu is enabled by default.

    28/11/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.5.zip
    - Added UNTESTED support for ASUS VivoTab RT, Dell XPS 10, Nokia Lumia 2520 & Samsung Ativ Tab.
    - Added Update List selection, choice of update lists - All Updates for Windows (Including "Jailbreak Killers"), Longhorn Jailbreak Safe & Myriachan Jailbreak Safe.

    20/11/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.4.zip
    - Added support for Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11

    18/11/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.3.zip
    - Language Selection Note: I have only personally tested that this worked as expected with Chinese, Dutch, English (US), English (GB) & French IR5 sources.

    15/11/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.2.zip
    - Updated Windows Updates Download List (November 2020)
    - Added Optional Appx Update Pack (Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.2_Appx.zip)

    10/11/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.1.zip
    - Architecture / Windows Version Check

    31/10/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.0.zip
    - First Release
    - Surface RT / 2 Support

    This kit can be maintained by updating the text files listed below:

    \Download_Lists\Windows.txt:
    URL's to Windows RT 8.1 IR5 ESD Files.

    \Download_Lists\Windows_Updates.txt:
    URL’s to post Windows RT 8.1 IR5 Windows Updates including updates which can prevent the ability to jailbreak.

    Download_Lists\Windows_Updates_Jailbreak_Safe_Longhorn.txt:
    URL’s to post Windows RT 8.1 IR5 Windows Updates excluding those that disable the jailbreak from Longhorn.

    \Download_Lists\Windows_Updates_Jailbreak_Safe_Myriachan.txt:
    URL’s to post Windows RT 8.1 IR5 Windows Updates excluding those that disable the jailbreak from Myriachan.

    \Download_Lists\Windows_Updates_Update_3.txt:
    URL’s to Update 3/Start Menu Update only.

    \Download_Lists\Windows_Updates_Servicing_Stack.txt:
    URL’s to Servicing Stack Updates that are applied and committed separately before applying other Windows Updates.
    These updates are the minimum required for Windows Update to work after installation. These updates are also common to all other update modes.

    Microsoft Apps included as standard with Windows RT 8.1 can be optionally updated by extracting the Appx Update
    Pack "Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.6_Appx.zip" to "\Appx\". Although these are the latest available versions,
    some may not be functional anymore due to the services they depend on being discontinued. Additional Apps can be
    added by modifying "Appx\Appx_Post_IR5_Updates_Install.cmd" and copying the files required to "\Appx\".

    Updates for Office 2013 RT are currently not included as they cannot be applied via DISM and I am unsure if there
    is a good solution to include these updates due to the limitations of post install setup on Windows RT.

    Drivers are currently included for these devices:

    Microsoft Surface RT
    Microsoft Surface 2
    Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11
    ASUS VivoTab RT (Untested)
    Dell XPS 10 (Untested)
    Nokia Lumia 2520 (Untested)
    Samsung Ativ Tab (Untested)
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    17/12/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.6.zip
    17/12/2020 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.6_Appx.zip

    - Added three additional update modes (None, Service Stack Only & Service Stack and Update 3 Only).
    - Added warning for languages that do not currently support App updates.
    - Added warning if an unmodified IR5 image is going to be created.
    - Removed Start Menu Update Discoverability notification if Update 3 is installed and Start Menu is enabled by default.

    During testing I found that trying to update provisioned apps in Windows RT 8.1 IR5 for Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria, Germany, Croatia, Hungary, Russia and Slovakia results in the following error:
    App packages (.appx) cannot be serviced on an offline image after a user has logged into the image.
    I will try to find what causes this but for the moment these will be excluded from attempting app updates.

    At this time I don't think there is going to be a solution for adding updates for Office 2013 RT offline.
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    hi I have installed all the windows update, everything perfect
    I would like to know how to install the jailbreak and if you have to compile from the surface directly or from another pc.
    thanks

    Another thread might be best suited for jailbreak discussion but there are a few options. There are methods from Myriachan, Never_Released / black_bob and imbushuo.
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    Does myriachan jailbreak automatically with this program? What does it consist of? Should it be done? Can I put a newer browser? Thank you

    This kit just produces Windows RT 8.1 installation media. Although retaining compatibility with the various jailbreaks is one options available, it does not apply a jailbreak.

    New browsers are not available for Windows RT 8.1 even with a jailbreak. The only alternative browser is Edge under Windows 10 15035 but this is over three years old now, in some instances Edge is better than IE11 however its usefulness is becoming more limited as time goes on.
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    This guy wrote that triyng to modify install.wim and it works when disable administrator rights


    Thanks for the link but I don't know how he managed it, running as admin is required for this :unsure: Its got to be something about these 7 specific ESD's, the other 30 can be serviced perfectly. I will keep looking.
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