Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft to release fix for 80188309 error. Winsupersite

Microsoft is expected to release an update to the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview.

Microsoft announced the availability of Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview on 14 April. Users can update their dev phones to run Windows Phone 8.1 using the Windows Phone Preview for Developers Programme. Besides, the Windows Phone Store is also starting to accept app submission and to enable app linking.

In order to update the Windows Phone 8 device to the latest Windows Phone 8.1, developers need to download the Preview for Developers app and opt into the programme. Those whose phones are already opted in should head over to the phone's setting and check for an update.

Windows Phone 8.1
Screenshot of Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview update error. Microsoft support forum

It now appears that some users were having issues while updating to the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview. Several users posted the same issue at the Microsoft support forum, according to which Windows Phone 8.1 update had been downloading but was not opening and was showing the 80188309 error.

Windows Phone 8.1

Meanwhile, Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and confirmed that it would release a fix. Eli A, a forum moderator announced that the update notification has stopped for all devices that have not received the first update yet. He has advised that one ignore the update notification and wait for further updates. He has also mentioned he would update users on 24 April with additional news.

However, there is no word as to when Microsoft will roll out the update to the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview. Given below is the statement by Eli A at the Microsoft support forum regarding the fix for 80188309 error.