Windows RT 8.1 IR5 Update Kit

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jwa4

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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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According to MS Tech it accured when Administrator account used. Why do ya use it under administrator privilege?

Can you post a link to that reference? Administrator permissions are required to service these images, of the 37 languages only the 7 listed produce this error and the other 30 can be updated fine. If it was an account issue I assume it would fail consistently on all 37 languages.

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Can you post a link to that reference? Administrator permissions are required to service these images, of the 37 languages only the 7 listed produce this error and the other 30 can be updated fine. If it was an account issue I assume it would fail consistently on all 37 languages.

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This guy wrote that triyng to modify install.wim and it works when disable administrator rights

 

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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.

It's 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.

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_v1.6\ ". Once the archive is extracted run "Build.cmd" as administrator.

15/01/2021 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.6a.zip - Download
- Includes January 2020 Windows Updates.

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

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:

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.





Mirror: https://gofile.io/d/pe3xDR
Old Versions: https://gofile.io/d/4EEQOA
I am a brand-new user and was for weeks seeking for my solution of a Surface RT, witch did not update any more.....searching...and searching but at the end stopped with code 8007000E or 8024A000. I tried a lot of the good tips on different forums, but nothing seems to be the good one...until I saw your kit-solution.
You are my hero now, because last night I started your tool and this morning I put the usb-stick with all the downloaded data in my Surface RT after a while the installation was ready incl. Startmenu instead of Start...so it seems to work. The final test seeking for Windows updates...and that worked ok again, because I got a list of 57 updates for Office2013 and a firmware update (10-03-2015) from now on I am a very happy user again. You are my hero and I will promote your story to anybody who has the same problems.
 

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I am a brand-new user and was for weeks seeking for my solution of a Surface RT, witch did not update any more.....searching...and searching but at the end stopped with code 8007000E or 8024A000. I tried a lot of the good tips on different forums, but nothing seems to be the good one...until I saw your kit-solution.
You are my hero now, because last night I started your tool and this morning I put the usb-stick with all the downloaded data in my Surface RT after a while the installation was ready incl. Startmenu instead of Start...so it seems to work. The final test seeking for Windows updates...and that worked ok again, because I got a list of 57 updates for Office2013 and a firmware update (10-03-2015) from now on I am a very happy user again. You are my hero and I will promote your story to anybody who has the same problems.

Thanks for letting me know, I'm glad it has been useful.

It's a shame there appears to be no known way to support the integration of the Office Updates but at least they are relatively quick to install via Windows Updates - it's usually the 200+ other updates that are painful to wait for on a fresh install :)
 
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Old version link is broken

Thanks for letting me know, I will try to find a more reliable place to put them - the current version is now in the thread instead of external link.

There will be a new release in the next day or two that adds the option of using WInRE and creates the recovery partition with the updated image on it.

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19/01/2021 - Windows_RT_8.1_IR5_Update_Kit_v1.7.zip -
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- 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.

The Old Version / Mirror Link has been updated.
 
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Could anyone help me please?, I made the whole process, I have the generated files in my usb-stick but my Surface did not boot with the USB, I'm booting with Use a device option and then select the USB Option with no luck.
 

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Could anyone help me please?, I made the whole process, I have the generated files in my usb-stick but my Surface did not boot with the USB, I'm booting with Use a device option and then select the USB Option with no luck.

Is the format of the USB drive FAT32? Are you using advanced start-up from within Windows and then selecting boot from USB?

You can boot directly from USB by powering off, inserting USB drive and keeping volume button pressed whilst pressing the power button.
 

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Is the format of the USB drive FAT32? Are you using advanced start-up from within Windows and then selecting boot from USB?

You can boot directly from USB by powering off, inserting USB drive and keeping volume button pressed whilst pressing the power button.
Yes,it's in FAT32, but when i select the USB Boot Option the surface restart into the screen of the keyboard layout, i try it with another usb but it's the same, when i press the volume button always enter to this screen of the keyboard layout
 

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jwa4

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Yes,it's in FAT32, but when i select the USB Boot Option the surface restart into the screen of the keyboard layout, i try it with another usb but it's the same, when i press the volume button always enter to this screen of the keyboard layout

So it is working :) If you selected Windows Recovery Style setup from the kit then that's the expected screen.

Launch recovery by selecting your keyboard layout > troubleshoot > reset your pc > select existing os install (if there is one, if not this step will be skipped) > wait for a few moments and press next > Yes, reparation the drives > just remove my files / clean drive fully (your choice) and then press reset to confirm.

Using the default Windows Setup option from the kit might be clearer as it uses the windows setup you would normally see on a desktop. Recovery style is what the Microsoft recovery images uses and has the advantage of being a little more touch friendly along with also creating an updated recovery partition.
 
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So it is working :) If you selected Windows Recovery Style setup from the kit then that's the expected screen.

Launch recovery by selecting your keyboard layout > troubleshoot > reset your pc > select existing os install (if there is one, if not this step will be skipped) > wait for a few moments and press next > Yes, reparation the drives > just remove my files / clean drive fully (your choice) and then press reset to confirm.

Using the default Windows Setup option from the kit might be clearer as it uses the windows setup you would normally see on a desktop. Recovery style is what the Microsoft recovery images uses and has the advantage of being a little more touch friendly along with also creating an updated recovery partition.

Thank you so much, it worked!!!
 
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ok,I´ve got an Asus Vivo tab RT. I downloaded everything and copied to a USB. How do I install it?
I have tried restoring from USB and gets stuck at 1%.
With my original restoring usb, it is quite fast...

EDIT:tried mixing original restore USB with downloaded files, gives an error at 67%
EDIT2: After restoring twice with original backup, Im able to use the new usb. So it finds only office and harware updates. So you can say that it works in Asus VivoTab RT
 
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ok,I´ve got an Asus Vivo tab RT. I downloaded everything and copied to a USB. How do I install it?
I have tried restoring from USB and gets stuck at 1%.
With my original restoring usb, it is quite fast...

EDIT:tried mixing original restore USB with downloaded files, gives an error at 67%
EDIT2: After restoring twice with original backup, Im able to use the new usb. So it finds only office and harware updates. So you can say that it works in Asus VivoTab RT

I'm unsure what might have caused the original problem but I'm glad it worked out. Which style of setup did you use?

If possible could you run this and send me the output after you have applied the hardware updates? I'm trying to collect the latest drivers for each device, at the moment the included drivers are just what are found in the recovery images.

dism /online /export-driver /destination:C:\DriverExport

Thanks!
 
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I'm unsure what might have caused the original problem but I'm glad it worked out. Which style of setup did you use?
WinRE
Btw, I found a problem with one update. It is system hardware update from 4/8/2014, 6,6Mb, as I install it, speakers get dissabled. As I can see, it changes the audio drivers from microsoft ones and more recent(2 months) to Nvidia ones, Im able to change the drivers to nvidia older ones, but cant recover microsoft ones.Will continue trying
 

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WinRE
Btw, I found a problem with one update. It is system hardware update from 4/8/2014, 6,6Mb, as I install it, speakers get dissabled. As I can see, it changes the audio drivers from microsoft ones and more recent(2 months) to Nvidia ones, Im able to change the drivers to nvidia older ones, but cant recover microsoft ones.Will continue trying

WinRE - Will check into it and try to replicate on a Surface (I don't have other devices).

Drivers - I might be better off leaving the included drivers as they are then, its interesting that the latest from Windows Update are causing problems.
 

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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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