AT&T announces that the Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1 update is now live

Starting at 1PM ET today, AT&T has announced that the Lumia 1520 is cleared to receive the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update.

Owners of the Lumia 1520 can head into their Settings > Phone Update > Check for update to begin to receive the latest OS from Microsoft and new firmware to enable advanced features from Nokia.

AT&T did not comment on timelines for their other Lumia phones, though presumably they are not too far behind the Lumia 1520.

Our in house AT&T Lumia 1520 is not showing an update is live just yet, but our phone is running the Preview for Developers. It is not clear if we need to rollback the Preview in order to pull the update, though we will follow up shortly on that matter.

For more information about the Lumia Cyan update, please see our tracker page for all the latest.

  • Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update tracker

Customers can also head to AT&Ts Community blog and software update page (

Final Update: Microsoft is advising those with the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview enabled to downgrade the OS first before getting Cyan. More information can be found here.

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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.