Nokia Lumia 620 Black update finally gets underway in select markets

Lumia 620

The Nokia Lumia 620 is finally receiving the Lumia Black firmware update. The release has been rolling out to Windows Phones in supported regions for almost two months now, but Lumia 620 owners have had to wait in line. Thankfully, the wait is now over in certain markets, enabling consumers to enjoy features included in the update.

We've received reports from readers that update notifications have been received, but we must urge patience as Lumia Black propagates through servers and whatnot. With Lumia Black installed, consumers are able to enjoy new features like Bluetooth 4.0 LE support and improved Glance screen functionality. Be sure to check Nokia's support website for when you can expect to see the update pushed out in your region. We can't imagine it being long before Nokia opens up the floodgates.

If you're wanting to manually check to see if you can upgrade, head into settings and check for updates. Once rocking the latest firmware, be sure to hop on over to the Lumia 620 forums. Let us know in the comments if you receive the update and where you're located.

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Nokia Lumia 620 Black update finally gets underway in select markets


Congo 620 users.....little late because they are giving more attention to those three(x,x+,xl)...lol....

Thank you Thank you thank you, I'm so happy no i can change my fake touchscreen and have nokia care update it for me

why does 620 get it last and very late!? even amber was highly delayed for 620 (india) .. fortunately i use 820 but id fear to go to the 62# series in future for me or my family!

Iusacell in México has not yet approved Amber update. I had to use NSU so i now have a weird amber allowing me to close windows with the x glance with notifications in colors, double tap to awake the screen. Im rocking a L920.

"even amber was highly delayed for 620 (india)"
620 was one of the first phones to get amber in india, amber was on whole delayed in india..  
glad you're not in latin america with carrier restrictions... in many countries almost no phone has got black update till now

Yeah, 620 was the second, if I remember it right, to recieve Amber. I'm Brazilian. Not a sign of Black coming anytime soon. Every other phone has it, except the lovely 620. And yeah, Latin America update support sucks... Sit down while you read this: some phone models in Columbia didn't recieved Amber yet... So you can figure. But I'm still not hopeless... I still believe this Microsoft+Nokia deal will make the updates faster one day.

Wondering if they will fix what happened with the Amber update. Aio (who is ATT) decided to remove internet sharing from the 620 after that update and my husband had to give them a hard time about it. We'll see what happens.

Sadly I wouldn't count on that.  That's part of the contract you sign with Aio.  I told my wife to switch from Sprint to Aio and the service has been great but we went in knowing that tethering wasn't supposed to be allowed.  It doesn't surprise me that they removed it.

Yeah, it's a shame. My 920 still has internet sharing enabled and I use it on Aio and I'm strongly considering getting my hubby a used one as they go for sub-$200 here on Craigslist all the time.

Off subject, sorry. But get the 920, brilliant phone. Mine was second hand and has been great, no issues and will not update until a 5" 20mp camera comes out, no need to as the 920 is pure quality and lovely design.

I have a 920 already, lol, and I love it to bits. My husband got the 620 because he was in a pinch at the time but I'd love to move him over to the 920. :-)

Look at the update status page here in Latin America. Now look at this Lumia 620... Imagine how much time it will need to everyone receive the WP8.1 update. Hope everyone already has this by the Christmas time...

Damn, i bought my lumia620 from sm pampanga, philippines, and living in finland where black update is already available, i will have to wait until it's available in philippines :(

Me India, not yet... Got already glance added functionalities even before black update

Bluetooth- i hardly use so far, so not interested...

What else.. Double tap to wake?????

Rather wait wp8.1

even on Indonesia, dude. :(
All countries on Asia Pacific need to wait for 620 Black Update be released somewhen...

Installed it. 2 weird things: Nokia beamer doesn't work (error on startup) and Store says i cant download the new Nokia camera app.

update: i can see that it is still waiting for apprival status. Hmm might took long before it gets us ;( sad.

so am I here, in Indonesia... I'm waiting so long (actually, 3 months) since the first Black update launched... :(

Where is the update? Nokia site it is still waiting for approval. Please can someone clear me whats going on

The update has just started rolling, I don't expect it coming to all regions at once. Let's just be patient :)

For those who got it, how much free memory's needed for the update to be installed? I have like 200MB left in my phone storage now and I predict it's not enough :(

I had about 1gb free and it still said i needed more free space. I just clicked cancel and the update continued and works fine atm.

In my country only my operator has released the update for the 925, 920 and 820, hopelessly 720 and 620 will be soon :D

Do it offline from nokia care centre if u want. But u have to take backup first as you will lost your app data. Rest is synched to your ms account

The 620 has Glance screen even from the Amber update. The latest update in Glance gave the 620 notifications and text - still without the Black; so pretty much, we're just waiting for double tap to wake.

Just checked Nokia official update status page, no countries in 'Asia Pacific'  have it, they are all in 'waiting for approval'.

Those who got the update, can you please specify from which country you are, and whether yours is a country variant or globe?

Still watiing for it in India :( grrrrrrrrrrr

According to the status page Finland, Netherland, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen has the 620 update.

Yep same here. At the rate we're going, 8.1 will arrive before Black +update 3 will come for T-Mobile. I'm tired of waiting on them.

I have a Hong Kong 620 import to the states and I get a messages saying my phone is up to date.  I only have Amber though.


Still not available in Malaysia. So, how long we have to wait? I wonder how long wp8.1 will be released to us lumia 620 users..

Hey guys, I need your help, I want to know what is Lumia Black? Because I have a 8X, and I want move to Nokia. What's Lumia Black?

Lumia Black is a minor update - mostly about glance screen actually - we hope to get before almighty 8.1

Do not wait for,notifications....Go amd check manually in settings....I have updated..Double tap wake is awesome feature........;-);-)

I wanted to get a 620 for my mom here in the states for her first smartphone, but I couldn't find one unlocked at a decent price, so I got her a 520 instead. She loves the 520, but I really wanted her to Skype her grandkid (which she can still do, but her grandkid won't fully understand why she has to look at herself while talking to grandma...)

620 cutest phone ever. Nokia should go in to partnership with Fiat, and supply these phones with ever Fiat 500 , go so well together. Serious.

Weird. Nokia India page is still listing NL 620 as 'waiting for approval'. Checked manually, didn't get it yet. Am from Chennai.

Anyone fom Chennai got it yet?

Waiting for approval status has been there now for 2 months now. They are just bluffing and doing nothing. Sitting duckkkkkkkkks


I waited for amber update and got frustrated. Same thing is happening. When is it happening in India? When there is another update available for other device? Sick and tired of this waiting... 

Just got the Black update on my 620 on Giffgaff UK. Haven't tried my other 620 on O2 but their both on the same network so i should work.

I have received black update on lumia 620. Be patient you will receive in a few days or weeks, or in one month.

I recently received the lumia 620 Black update. The ROM is Spain Vodafone, Unfortunately when I enable the "Double tap" to unlock the screen, whole the device hangs hardly and I cant do anything...how can I report this bug to Nokia?

Another problem is that when you put lumia 620 in any of your pocket, the screen confuses every hits in the place as a tap although it doesn't alow screen to be unlocked and it cause the device hanging...