Most of Canada gets Lumia Cyan for Lumia 520 and 620 Windows Phones

Good news, if you are in Canada, as today Microsoft and its carrier partners have set free the Lumia Cyan update for the Lumia 520 and Lumia 620 for almost all carriers up north. The entry and budget level devices in Canada have been lagging behind the global release, which saw its near completion last week.

Let us take a look at which carriers got the update for their Lumias!

Now getting Lumia Cyan

  • Lumia 520 – Chatr Wirless, Koodo, Rogers, Telus
  • Lumia 620 – Telus

The Lumia 625 received its update earlier in July on Telus and Rogers, so technically those are not new today.

There are two holdouts though that deserves a mention:

  • Lumia 520 – PC Mobile (under testing)
  • Lumia 620 – Koodo (under testing)

As you can see, those two phones are still inching closer to a release but are not quite there yet. We will, of course, keep an eye out for when they do go live.

Remember, if you are using Windows Phone 8.1 already through the Preview for Developers, even if your country is listed above, you still do not get Lumia Cyan just yet as Microsoft has a pause on the updates. Users are instructed to either wait until a fix comes out or use the Nokia Recovery Tool to downgrade the OS and then take the updates.

Further reading and How To guides

Thanks, Peter R., and Robert B., for the tips!


Reader comments

Most of Canada gets Lumia Cyan for Lumia 520 and 620 Windows Phones


Just like other features e.g. Motion Data, some are limited by hardware. Only those devices with Snapdragon 200, 400 and 80x get Brightness Profile.

Not sure. I guess your service provider (carrier) has not yet cleared it for you.
I cross my fingers that the update will be available in a week or two.

Microsoft and carrier partners have expanded the fix for Cyan and PfD to these devices:

Nokia Lumia 1020 - Branded on AT&T; Nokia Lumia 1520 - Branded on AT&T; Nokia Lumia 920 - Branded T-Mobile Germany; Nokia Lumia 1520 - Open Market Great Britain

Been some time since the last cyan update mention on wpc. Hoping that at&t opens up the floodgates for cyan on the 920. I have two of them chomping at thier bits and bytes.

Daniel, I thought the Bitlocker issue was fixed. AT&T sent out 8.1/Cyan to a couple of their units with DP loaded, didn't they? I thought I saw that in an article last week.

It's not. Firmware is essential to optimizing battery life. These days it's not only about adding handy features. Especially as for the Lumia 620, which comes with a comparatively small battery.

Pretty much, I expect this trend to continue in another 20 plus months but for lower end hardware. As the flagships of old are running the S4 chip which is Pluto in comparison to the 800 chip (which is Jupiter for the sake of this silly comparison lol).

I found the cyan update makes the experience on the 520 sub-par. It's laggier, and I keep having this bug where the web browser quits inexplicably. The resuming bug is out in full force, and the OS is slower as a whole. I'm using a country variant uk 520...

That's weird, my 520's performance has improved greatly with Cyan. It's almost as fast as it used to be with WP8.

Why can't Microsoft get this done in the States? I'm tired of waiting for cyan to roll out on t-mobile for my 925. I need Bluetooth LE to be re enabled and I don't want to downgrade to 8.0 to use my accessories. I shouldn't have to choose. If Apple were to do this, there would be a riot. But the fact that Apple makes all of its updates available to everybody at once makes it a moot point. If Apple can do it, why can't Microsoft?

Only every generation of the iPhone still out there. Wouldn't it great to have standard hardware requirements for a platform to streamline the support process like Apple does? Oh wait, Microsoft also has that. Nevermind then, can't make excuses.

Microsoft has a *LOT* more hardware to test for than Apple does. It support multiple SOCs, multiple OEMs, multiple amounts of RAM, etc. And Apple is quick to orphan old hardware. OG iPhone lost support after iOS 3.x. iPhone 3G lost support after iOS 4.2.1. The iPhone 3GS lost support after iOS 6.1.6. Ditto for the iPod Touch, where the first-gen lost support after iOS 3, second-gen lost support after iOS 4, the third-gen is on iOS 5, fourth-gen is on iOS 6, and *only* the current-gen is on iOS 7 or eligible for the official iOS 8 preview. The only place they've done it right is the iPad, where even the iPad 2 is eligible for iOS 7 and iOS 8 preview.

All these news sites like wpcentral should be giga-thankful to MS: what other crazy fking vendor on the planet had given these sites munition to post 100 news articles in 2,5 months about literally the same fking topic: the damn mobile phone OS gets a damn upgrade. I mean, really count how many 0-info meaningless articles posted just to fill the space on the frontpage, and generate traffic. Without this 8.1 upgrade and the pathetic C letter upgrade, this damn news site would have no articles posted in the last 2,5 months, and Mr Daniel and his crew would starve to death without adverts income.

  • Lumia 520 – PC Mobile (under testing)
  • Lumia 620 – Koodo (under testing)

They're probably not getting it. 620 on Koodo hasn't gotten Lumia Black and neither did 520 on PC Mobile.

My phone is yet to receive Lumia cyan update. Someone, told me its available India and I can get it by changing my region. What do he meant by "changing my region". Do I have to arrange an Indian Visa for that or what?

Go Canada!! Better than being with a US carrier this time around. The US carriers, as usual, are blowing chunks on pushing updates. (Unless you have certain phones on AT&T, which is worthless if they neglect their other phones)

Downloading now. There are a half dozen Rogers MVNOs that sell the Lumia 520 (Cityfone, Sears Connect, Primus, the credit card departments of two of the major banks, etc.). Hopefully they're getting the update. Really strange that Telus is getting it, but (their wholly-owned MVNO) Koodo is not for the Lumia 620.

How long I have to wait for the cyan update for 620 in Thailand.MS has announced it was available more than 2 weeks ago but I can't find an update.