GDR2 update available for the HTC 8x on AT&T

HTC 8X update GDR2

Quite the busy day so far. We’ve seen GDR2 updates rolling out for a handful of Lumia owners around the globe. Not to be forgotten, the HTC 8X on AT&T looks to be experiencing its own rollout. We’ve seen the 8X receive GDR2 over the past few weeks, but it’s time for AT&T to get some action.

A Windows Phone Central reader just received an update on their AT&T branded 8X. The update brings the OS to 8.0.10327.77, which as you know is something known as GDR2. What’s in store for all you folks who will soon be getting GDR2? Things like an improved Xbox Music, Skype, and Internet Explorer. You can also look forward to FM Radio, Data Sense, and a handful of improvements.

Have an 8X on AT&T? Go to the settings and then check to see if you have an update available, (Settings -> Phone update -> Check for updates).

Thanks for the tip Brian and Michael! 


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GDR2 update available for the HTC 8x on AT&T



Lol the 920 is probably one of the best WP out right now and they update the 8X first lmfao........Priceless. 

They're such idiots. Don't they know they're supposed to ask you which the best WP is and then roll out an update to it first?

Agreed, I would like to know the answer as to when Verizon is going to stop being lazy and release the update already!

Because HTC doesn't have Amber, therefore less network testing for AT&T and smaller update, therefore easier to push out with lower number of devices. Lumia 920 however has Amber on top of GDR2 and a lot more devices, which would require more testing and bigger push out.

Technically Microsoft tests to AT&T's requirements internally during their quality assurance. These updates leave Microsoft having already "passed" AT&T's tests. I don't see why it takes so long in the first place...

Well, the 920 had GDR2 and Amber to approve.  Does the 8X have any HTC firmware update included as part of this?  If not, it would make sense that they might do the 8X first and then after that they can go through Nokia's Amber changes.

This is most likely the reason for the delay.  More things to check by the AT&T QA team.

Another reason could be that they might want to test it out with the 8X first.  There would be less customers complaining if something went wrong with the update.

Doubt it since the 1020 comes with GDR and Amber preinstalled, the only difference in handsets is the screen, memory and camera. 

Well that could be a reason, but the opposite happened on Verizon. The 928 has gotten the two updates today, but the 8X is still a no go.

Its possible that the amber update requires additional testing of some kind to pass on AT&T.

I'm starting to worry that my 8x from Verizon might not even get the update. This "other space" shit is what pisses me off.

Any idea when it will come to T-Mobile?  It's been almost a month now since I was told it was rolling out to T-Mobile HTC 8x devices and still no luck.  I REALLY regret choosing both T-Mobile and the HTC 8x...should've waited for the 928 on Verizon, despite the contract & plan costs.

Who told you it was coming out a month ago? If you follow the articles here they have been pretty up to date with this information for many months.

I doubt it'll be that long, both the 810 and 521 got it today. It'll probably be tomorrow or something. Hopefully.

Oh now that's just plane teasing AT&T.....this is the level of riding in a car with your sibling and they keep saying "I'm not touching you" on repeat.

I like the use of vehicles in your post. You pun "planes" and talk about riding in the car. That is awesome :)

I meant GDR2 OS updates are being delivered on different Phones but my Lumia 820 isn't getting and WpCentral keeps reporting

This is good. I'm not tripping. Just mean 920 will be around the corner. This has been one of the best OS rollout being somewhat consistent across the board for various model/brand/carrier. This could be a great marketing boost for WP seeing Android has so many fragmentation on updates.

Hey Sam, does it get annoying having to repeat over and over what is being brought in gdr2 everytime a new phone get it?

the 8X only has GDR2 the 920 has GDR2 & Amber. prob a little more testing for the extra update. just my 2c

Maybe, but I also believe that Nokia got Amber ready to go faster than Microsoft got GDR2 ready, so they probably had more time to test.

I don't know when Amber was finished but reliable sources leaked it last May 2013 that MS had already finished GDR2 - that's 3 months ago. But more testing had to be done by OEMs and then by carriers so the delay.

And amber?  i thought there was only one update, it only shows one on the update history page, gdr3 isnt out. what in the hell is Amber?

I just downloaded it on my AT&T 8X and the Other storage issue doesn't seem to be fixed. And yes I did read Belfiore's article about some other storage still being present. And yes I did download the HTC storage app, but when you tap on the temporary storage option to clear it the app does nothing.
Overall, the GDR2 update is really nothing impressive. I did get back FM radio, but I use that like twice a year.
Also, am I missing something or was DataSense supposed to be included in this build? It's nowhere to be found.

Wow, no data sense, that's disappointing. This update really is lame. Hopefully 920 will get data sense. Not expecting it now. This blows. Been nice to get some candy, if you know what I mean.

Apparently you need to re-read that article because clearing temporary storage will not and is not supposed to empty the other storage.

I guess I am confused about the storage fix as well; I believe it was reported that GDR2 would not empty other but at least greatly reduce it as it would clean up any temp files that aren't needed and only keep files needed to help improve performance (frequently accessed files, etc)
Am I missing something?

You read the article perfectly as that's exactly what Joe said! I ran GDR2 update, the ran the free more space tool, I went from 5.2GB of free space to 8.11GB, so GDR2 does exactly what that article said.

It may take time to start deleting the other storage, maybe check over the next couple of days and see if it changes any. Then inform us if it did anything, cause I don't think its fixed either.

It's not fixed or at least not on my 1020 that shipped with the "so called" fix. Bottom line is they don't know how to fix it and their just pulling our chains!

Untrue. The Lumia Storage Check app has long cleared my temporary/other files. I shrank it from over 1 GB to under 300 MB a few days ago, after installing a bunch of apps.

Well I guess you're one of the lucky few, my 1020 was eating 2.60GB out the box and as of right now I have close to 4GB sitting there. I shouldn't have to use the Lumia Storage Check when we're being told the OS is designed to deplete the other storage over time.

That's funny, because I just updates my ATT 8X; after the GDR2 update, I checked my available space and it was at 5.2GB of available space. I ran the make more space tool, now I have 8.11GB. So, it freed over 2GB for me.

I thought the same thing when I press it, it didn't appear to have done anything, however, when I went back to phone storage through setting which was previously at 5.2 GB, it has change to 8.10GB where it now stands. Apparently it done something as it freed up 2.9GB of space on my device.

Thank goodness for WPC, otherwise I would not have know about this update! manually check and the update is downloading now : )  I'm in Texas!

Oh dear AT&T... my heart is totally not strong enough for that kind of stunt.... Roll it out to my 920 already...NOW... I am drooling for many days and after I read GDR2 and AT&T in the same sentence while checking my blood pressure, the meter just plain exploded.... Come on, safe a life, gimme my update :)

I know a lot of us are complaining because our phone hasn't gotten it yet today but I must say that if this continues then all devices will have it by tomorrow.  I think that would make it the most successful roll out of an update yet by MS.  Am I wrong?

Agreed; however, I recall that GDR1 took me no less than 5 years to get so I am excited that I may get GDR2 in the same timeframe as everyone else.

Hurry up with the 920's update AT&T! I have 11GB of "other" storage that I'm hoping GDR2 will clean up lol

"You can also look forward to FM Radio, Data Sense, and other improvements..."

That's a big nope on all those.

FM Radio or AT&T Radio? I did not find the FM Radio app anywhere once I installed the update. Browser seems slower now too for some reason.

Hurry up At&t. Ima be playing some triple six mafia while I'm waiting for my update for my 920.

f*********************** you At&t and Nokia, we should of been the first priorty for this update, not those other ragedy 3rd world countries ... USA first !!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's what I was saying even south American countries getting it and at&t and the great USA getting it last after struggling countries that's really stupid if you ask me.

Could be that they are testing the roll out for any issues with the small third world countries who appreciate the very little they get.


For those saying Nokia should have it first.... just remember one brand had the offical microsoft "flagship" moniker. It was HTC and it was the 8X.

You guys get amazing exclusives and a really neat new camera/phone, let us have this.

Amber + GDR2 update also availible in The Netherlands (provider: KPN). Just downloaded and installed it.

Despite the price, I'm buying my phones unlock. Fuck you at&t and your "We don't want ya to have data sense" crap.

At&t would rather beta test on a lower class phone like the 8x and not fail on their flagship 920s.. Just kidding