Here is how to find out if Lumia Cyan is available for your phone
The good news is Microsoft (through the old Nokia mobile) announced today the global availability of the Lumia Cyan update and Windows Phone 8.1. We have been waiting for such a proclamation as it means that officially the 'update season' is starting. Note how we call it a season, because, like previous updates, this is a staggered rollout based on your device, region and carrier (if applicable).
Indeed, heading to the official Lumia Software Update page (opens in new tab), which lists the update by region, device and carrier you can see how everything is "under testing ." Translation? No one is likely to get an update today. Instead, you are going to have to wait as the carriers give the green light to the update. How long it is going to take is not known, though it could be days to weeks.
Here is what you can do in the meantime
- Keep checking Windows Phone Central – We are posting as many update articles as we can as we get confirmation from users that their update is being pushed. Almost without fail, these updates begin weekdays at 1 PM Eastern Time
- Use our Tracker page – If you missed the story, you can always use our tracker page. Unlike the Microsoft one, our page is going to tell you which updates are live now www.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-81-tracker
- Windows Phone 8.1 Tips, Tricks, and How to – Want to learn all that you can about the 8.1 update? Bookmark our topic page that has all our tutorials on the updated OS www.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-81-tips
Note, if you are using the Preview for Developers, you will get the Lumia Cyan update as it becomes available just like everyone else. You will never have to downgrade the OS or rollback anything. You will simply get the update (OS, if applicable) and new firmware.
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As suggested above, if it's a country rather than a carrier it's likely that Nokia (or I suspect a major carrier) are doing the testing themselves. Check the tracker, see what it says, and contact Nokia if you're really worried. The very few times I've spoken to them they've been nice and responsive, can't imagine it's any different in the UK :)
I've bought an unlocked Lumia 1520 in Brazil in a Nokia Store, without any carrier. Why this kind of mobile phone has to wait too? In my opinion it's a 'fail'.
By the way, Jeremy, you don't seem to get it that "you don't seem to get it l" is a fairly common expression in our own part of the world and it doesn't denote any snark. We hope you will relax now.
Lastly, that was an attempt at a 'conversation', not an argument.
There are many countries which don't have this carrier thingy.
It might be for US/UK where carriers are the biggest customers.
Step 2) done :p
Nokia/MS does not own the towers, the carriers do. When they make the firmware then they make it for the device-specific features and then test the radio stuff according to generic specs and standards that the carriers may or may not use. At the end of the day you are going to hook up your device through a carrier, and if they have done some sort of schenanigans to get the network to function and your device gets a generic firmware update, then your phone will run into issues.
This whole process is Nokia sending the firmware to the carrier, and the carrier makes a few changes and sends it back to Nokia. Nokia makes sure the carrier changes do not break the device, and they go round and round until something works. In this process Nokia learns what should work for the generic devices that could be on any number of carriers for the regional variants and will release the firmware when they feel they have ironed out enough bugs on enough carriers. People are annoyed that the Amber and Black updates took forever on ATT, but they are quick to forget that there were a whole series of small firmware updates that fixed and broke features before the Amber release because ATT pushed the update through too soon without enough testing. Annoying as it is, it is far better to wait and get a solid product than to get something broken early... especially when it is something as critical as a phone.
Personally I am not worrying much. If my phone doesn't detect Cyan by itself I trust Nokia/Microsoft will make the new rom available for each product code, so I will just download it and do a clean flash manually tthrough Nokia Care Suite.
Current Build in the Lumia 635\930: 12397 Source to back it up: http://m.wpcentral.com/nokia-lumia-930-unboxing-tour and also http://m.wpcentral.com/tmobile-lumia-635-quick-look Yes, Microsoft said the DP was not the final OS, though that was when it was introduced and hadn't been updated. It has since been finalized on the OS level but, you will still see some updates to the OS later on.
Just install the developer preview and shut up ;)
Carrier: Tigo (But is listed as Country variant. I suppose it means both carriers have it... yet I a have not seen anyone with it but me)
Please excuse me. I just wanna be a part of your happiness :)
Its so sad on this side :/
Their calendar must be 1 day late
In the good old days, all unlocked phones got all the updates first. This should be logical because there is nothing "blocking" the actual update. So my question is, just the same as its been before, why don't unlocked phones get updates as there released anymore? Is it all because evul AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile are paying companies to wait so they don't get left in the stone ages or what? That's the only reason I could see as why unlocked phones don't get updated first. And I'm not saying Telia Sonera, Orange, Vodaphone are evulz, but there just seems to be a trend and its all coming from U.S. of A.
Carrier can DELAY the releases, and control for the carrier phones.
Been waiting for the update on my HTC 8x for quite some time.
Website shows under testing
So how can you get
I just checked moment before
And now it shows cyan is available for Lumia 925 & Lumia 625 for india
It's in the list and it shows under testing
Ur is developer preview??
Maybe tomorrow or 2 days later
Germany, Lumia 925, open market version
Maybe tomorrow or 2 days later