Windows Device Recovery Tool adds support for the Alcatel IDOL 4S and an HP Elite x3 variant [Update]

Microsoft updated its Windows Device Recovery Tool today, adding support for a few new devices. The addition of the T-Mobile exclusive Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 is no surprise, but oddly enough, there is now support for the 'HP Elite x3 Telstra'.

The addition of a carrier variant of the Elite x3 is an interesting one, as the device has only been sold unlocked since it became available in August. However, HP did hint at selling the handset through carriers back in February when it was announced, telling Neowin "the HP sales force and Microsoft will sell this in the carrier channels on our behalf."

Here's the full changelog from the update:

  • Support for Lenovo Softbank 503LV and Zebra TC700J mobile devices.

  • Added new device for HP Elite x3 Telstra and Alcatel IDOL 4S devices.

  • Update the MCJ logo.

  • Added accessibility support for Narrator.

  • Other minor enhancements and bug fixes.

While the Elite x3 and IDOL 4S are certainly the most known devices that got WDRT support today, you can see from the release notes that the app will also work with the Lenovo Softbank 503LV and Zebra TC700J now.

Windows Device Recovery Tool hasn't been updated since September, when it added support for the unlocked Elite x3, as well as fixed some bugs. To download the app, head over to this Microsoft Support page.

We've reached out to HP for more information regarding a carrier-locked variant of the Elite x3, and we're expecting to find out more later on today, so stay tuned.

Update: The addition of the IDOL 4S includes an "Open Market" model. We've reached out to Alcatel to confirm whether this means that there will be an unlocked model coming soon.

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