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Rogers begins rolling out Amber and GDR2 for Nokia Lumia 920 owners

We’re getting reports from users that Nokia and Rogers have thrown the switch on the anticipated Amber and GDR2 OS update for the Lumia 920. Much like other carriers, Rogers was in the process of certifying the release and now it has gone live. Indeed, checking Nokia’s update page we can see Rogers is now listed as “Available”.

Windows Phone 8 OS build 10327 and higher is also known as GDR2 and brings along with it FM radio support, fixes for Xbox Music, Other storage fix and other minor improvements. Amber is the name for Nokia’s accompanying firmware and it allows new camera features, Glance and flip to silence, to name a few new additions.

Users can check for the over-the-air update by heading into their Settings > Phone Update and check for the update there. Thanks, leviathan18 and Tim L., for the heads up

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Rogers begins rolling out Amber and GDR2 for Nokia Lumia 920 owners

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Now if only the unlocked phones would follow suit... and by that I mean at least the 820 but also the 720.

My Rogers 920 is unlocked and it's downloading right this second. Do you mean unbranded? I'll have to check the status of update for the unlocked/unbranded 620 I bought at a Saturn in Germany.

I'm here waiting too and you know what's funny my girl GS3 just got a AT&T update last night what are they doing to the 920 users is awful such along wait we have to wait we that started the wp8 movement why ATT WHY!!

Ya know, if that is true and it comes by the end of Sept., I would not be pissed.  If it takes to November to happen then......

Sometimes the wait is worth it. 
You are getting the L920 camera signicantly improved with GDR2.  The Amber updated L920 pictures are sharper than L925.
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2290538/nokia-lumia-825-phablet-set-for-new-york-unveiling-next-month
Now the latest story about GDR3 is that you are getting a Notification Center and Appetitte (?) with it.
http://www.nokiapoweruser.com/2013/08/22/tip-gdr3-to-bring-notification-centre-and-appetitte-already-under-internal-testing-at-nokia-india/
 

I'm nervous about the notification center; its redundancy (due to overlap with live tile functionality) might make you have to clear notifications twice, or lose desired live tile info when you declutter the notification center. I'm a lot more excited about the camera stuff in GDR2, and call blocking if AT&T doesn't remove it. Tacking on a band-aid designed to compensate for icon-based UIs when there are already live tiles seems a bit awkward. It could be useful if implemented right though.

I've wondered the same thing.  Why can't somebody at AT&T just leak what the hell is going on for us?!  I just want a date!  (and it be ATLEAST before the end of next month)...
 
Do they have one guy testing this?  If so I'll be a tester for free!

I'm sure there is a or several good reasons. They want a good launch especially on a flagship model. Also make sure all features work and flawless at that. Another thing to keep in mind which I've also explained on another recent post about the change of coming soon and the 822 launch that Rogers is like a sister network of AT&T... Nearly identical networks. I say that my prediction would be tomorrow we should see AT&T go from Waiting Approval to coming soon (08/23/2013) and they will flip the switch on Monday to Available (08/26/2013)... This is all logical speculation ;)

T-mobile USA Lumia 810 updates requires 485mb of free space. Are they kidding me. I've already deleted every app for "Others" sake, except for Rudy Huan's stuff.

how in the hell did we beat AT&T to it?  I was fully expecting a few weeks after AT&T rollout.
Thanks Rogers!

Thanks indeed. Not only is it timely...it is also packed with features that I expected them to not include. DataSense, FM radio, Pro Cam, Flip to silence - everything is there. Color me impressed.

If Rogers acted like this more often, I'd have no trouble recommending them.

I've never felt that screwed around with them and WP updates, however, i'm much happier not being their customer.

I'm mad bec ause I have a 920 on T-Mobile. I'd just get the 925, but eBay has them  for like $150 more in used condition. SUCKS! Screw AT&T!

I complained to EE cuz they keep running ads saying they're the UKs fastest overall network but they haven't even approved any Nokia updates yet whereas countries like India, Denmark and Australia have released the update and even o2 have approved it and Vodafone UK have released it. Funny enough they ignored me as usual. So fastests turns out to be not quite true.

I completely agree with you, I', EE customer but they are useless as always, and as soon my contract finishes I will go back to my old one O2, moved to EE for Nokia Lumia 920 and 4 G but not happy, I spoke to  them few days ago and been told GDR" or Amber update will come soon, and when I ask how soon is that the geezer couldn't give me answerm he just said soon, I said not good enough, he said you can put on the end for the question to ee, but I just ignored that, useless, they don't know what they are talking

Wow this is certainly a surprise to me as an owner of an l920 that Rogers has released this update so quick. Not that I care now since getting the 1020 and found that gdr2 is really a minor update.

It keeps giving me an error, stating it cam reach the update server. So it must be overwhelmed or something.
Rogers 920.

There's a rogers app that keeps track of data. ("My Account") I'd prefer that app for tracking data since it comes from rogers directly.

Lucky, mine was off by a gig the first month I got my phone. Now its only off by 100-200 Mb some months. Nothing serious by far, just saying the Rogers app would be more accurate with it coming from Rogers and all.

The Rogers app is poorly made and even more poorly maintained. It misses quite a bit of data some days. Just cause it comes from Rogers doesn't mean it's the best app, their update delay is horrible. 

The information in the app isn't a reflection of what the phone sends, its just what their servers show..same information as the web portal would show.

My Account app is barely accurate and takes hours to update (I've waited over a day for it to update when it's near my limit). Datasense can limit data usage to only WiFi when you reach your limit, the My Account app cannot.

The one thing I hate about the Rogers "My Account" app is that you have to disable your wifi everytime you want to "Login" to it.

I'm on Rogers here in Ontario and I have Data Sense with my 920. You have to manually enter your monthly data limit and reset date.

Using a GDR2 Rogers Lumia 920 on VIRGIN network in Quebec. Data Sense working (with correct consumption since last invoice) !!!

Ya, not sure why att is so friggin slowwww at updates when they claim to have the fastest network.?? We always seem to get the updates dead last..

It's ridiculous and likely to put some people off buying any more nokias; they should push the update to all phones when it's ready, same as apple.

Carriers do a lot of their own tweaks (some don') when OEM/OS updates are pushed through them. Bypassing them would be a disservice to your phone.

What the hell is up with at&t? Still no word. One of the first to adopt The Lumia and nothing from them. At&t is really beginning to make me angry

I have a Nokia Lumia 920 but I don't have a SIM card in it will the update come to my phone at the same time as some one with a SIM?

arrrrggggggg..... i thought the title said Rogers is launching 1020 for a split second...
 
this is good news though

Finally you've come along
The way I feel about you it just can't be wrong
If you only knew the way I feel about you
I just can't describe it, oh no no

How is it that the premier windows phone carrier in the US is the last carrier to push out the update to Lumia devices....

How many users on Rogers do you think actually have Lumia 920s when you think about it?   5,000?  I can't imagine anymore than that.

I for one am thinking about never signing a contract with ATT again. Because it all started with the sales rep trying to talk me out of buying Lumia 920, when it was clearly the best phone they had, but there was a big problem for the rep I did my homework on it, at the time it was the best. Now they are putting the Amber update on the back burner. Shenanigans!!!

LOL... I want to cry but can't. I was getting so upset until I realized it's just a phone. Your comment was a nice moment of laughter for me.

I also happens to have a country variant GB-CV, is there any one who knows who is supposed to approve this update since the phone has no strings attached, it does not belong to any carriers. I thought these country variant phones would be the first since the approval is done by Nokia itself,
Or maybe I am missing something here?????? Anyone knows????

GB-CV is coming soon. I think the weekend. :) and Nokia still need to check its fine to deploy with their updated firmware.. carrier locked ones, they check their firmware work with it.

Just finish and I can confirm DATA Sence is installed. Also expect all your notification sounds to be changed...

I downloaded the update, and have been sitting on the spinning sprockets for closing in on half an hour.  Should I be worried yet, or should I just be more patient?  And what do I do if it doesn't exit "sprocket mode"?  Hmmm....
I have one of the early batches of L920 from Rogers (the factory unlocked and pentaband ones), and am using it with a Fido SIM if that matters.

Yep, false alarm, the update is past the spinning sprockets stage.  :)  Thanks for letting me know how long it took, that was reassuring.  :)

Patience, I think a lot has to do with how much stuff you have on the phone.
My 822 took about 2 hours to update, but another 822 with not much on it only took about 45 minutes.

Just wait and relax. Mine did the same thing. Usually it does that when you have a lot of apps and data on your phone. It will finish when it's done moving back all your data.

I'm Canadian. For what it's worth, I appreciated being able to pick up a Lumia 520 for $100 when I was in the States recently. Including the cost of the phone, it was cheaper than roaming on my L920 with my Canadian SIM. And AT&T coverage was great where I travelled. I expect YMMV.

In any case, at least the carrier gimping is a whole lot less on Windows Phone than it is on Android, and we should be thankful for that! :)

First 6tag was released now GDR2!!  OH MY what a great day today has been.  Who needs December 25th when you have August 22nd
 

I'm installing my Amber update on my unlocked Nokia Lumia 920 (Saudi Arabia- Mobily) right now. It's displaying those rotating cogwheels as I comment.

Checked out all the features and see the following items:
 
FM Radio
Glance Feature (for the lockscreen)
Lumia Colour Profile
Data Sense
Nokia Pro Cam & Nokia Smart Cam (Works after downloading) & ISO Settings up to 3200 and the ability to change the default camera to either of these camera apps.
Nokia Video Trimmer

Nokia has pushed Amber update to all of its Lumia windows phones, but AT&T, which is the touted as main Windows Phone network provider in US is still testing it. One reddit user contacted Microsoft Store’s employee and he was told that AT&T will be seeding the GDR2, aka Amber update in less than two weeks. He mentioned August 26 in his post. not sure if its true or not, read about it on a website 

Amber and GDR2 are not the same thing.  Amber are features that Nokia is adding to its Lumia phones while GDR2 is a microsoft update as far as i know

Got my Rogers 920 on T-Mobile updated. It failed at 30% first attempt, but there were no issues second attempt. Spinning gears only lasted around 10 minutes tops, half the time of when I updated my 810 last week. Nice that we get FM radio! I also just installed Pro Cam and Smart Cam; looking forward to playing with those later!

Now if only Nokia Germany starts rolling out the update, i'm getting tired ..... Nokia Deutchland said on Facebook that it would be this week .... Still nothing, even Belgian device's got the update before my imported German device, shame on youuuuuuuuuu

Ummm... n00b question here, but where are the FM radio and the Glance Screen options? I've poured through settings, and seem to keep missing them!

My Nokia Lumia 820 got Gdr2 and amber update 3 days ago, Vodafone Uk and im from Portugal. The batery and screen was improve and looks faster.

Got the update aswell on my unlocked, unbranded Nokia L820 using Fido (Roger's subcompany) :D, Preparing the install now at 40% :P

Rogers Unlocked 920 operating on Digicel in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean. Currently preparing to install!

I notice since installing this update, my Wi-Fi now seems to be on all the time and I no longer have to wait a few seconds after activating my home screen for it to kick in. I checked in the settings and I don't have the box for keeping Wi-Fi active all the time checked. Weird. That might be why my battery seems to be draining faster than pre-update, though. :-/

I am so pissed at AT&T I went this morning and switch my number to Verizon. I have had my same number from McCaul Cellular days.i  took my number to Cellular one to, Bellsouth mobility, to AT&T, to Cingular, to Bellsouth, and back to AT&T, but no more, they SUCK at taking care of their customer. I am also selling my stock I own in the Company. They are not doing anything to make money for their Shareholders. This action that they take with holding out the release for no reason demonstrate that.

Dang bro. Couldn't wait a week or so?
BTW, you should have been able to move your number with you. I think it's actually the law.

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