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GDR2 update available for the HTC 8x on AT&T

Quite the busy day so far. We’ve seen GDR2 updates rolling out for a handful of Lumia owners around the globe. Not to be forgotten, the HTC 8X on AT&T looks to be experiencing its own rollout. We’ve seen the 8X receive GDR2 over the past few weeks, but it’s time for AT&T to get some action.

A Windows Phone Central reader just received an update on their AT&T branded 8X. The update brings the OS to 8.0.10327.77, which as you know is something known as GDR2. What’s in store for all you folks who will soon be getting GDR2? Things like an improved Xbox Music, Skype, and Internet Explorer. You can also look forward to FM Radio, Data Sense, and a handful of improvements.

Have an 8X on AT&T? Go to the settings and then check to see if you have an update available, (Settings -> Phone update -> Check for updates).

Thanks for the tip Brian and Michael! 

250 Comments
  • Come on Verizon.....
  • I'm going to start crying :'(
  • I already started...
  • ...I am now...
  • It looks like at&t 920s are gonna be dead last ok as long as it comes I guess I feel nervous.
  • The 920 is such a nice phone.
  • yet it is the last apparently
    wtf
  • Lol the 920 is probably one of the best WP out right now and they update the 8X first lmfao........Priceless. 
  • My 8X isn't updated yet :P
  • They're such idiots. Don't they know they're supposed to ask you which the best WP is and then roll out an update to it first?
  • Or better yet, update all of them at the same time?
  • I know man. I'm waiting....waiting....waiting....waiting
  • I already ran out of tears
  • This is getting ridiculous seriously lets all call ATT....
  • I'll call ATT with you, then you call Verizon with me :)
  • Agreed, I would like to know the answer as to when Verizon is going to stop being lazy and release the update already!
  • Yeah, they should of released the GDR2 when they released the 928 GDR2 and Amber. Maybe tomorrow is our day!
  • Here's to hoping they do!
  • Follow this link: http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/
  • 2nd
     
  • Woot! It's ready to go!
  • 920 should have been the first att WP that got this. I have no patience.
  • Seriously, WTH?!
  • + att
  • patiently waiting.... But HURRY THE HELL UP!!!
  • I know right!!!
  • - att bro
  • Yeah, that's what I thought. Why is HTC 8X getting it before the 920???
  • HTC barely supports windows phone. Definitely the fully supported 920 should've been first.
  • Understatement. HTC barely supports ANY of their phones.
  • Because HTC doesn't have Amber, therefore less network testing for AT&T and smaller update, therefore easier to push out with lower number of devices. Lumia 920 however has Amber on top of GDR2 and a lot more devices, which would require more testing and bigger push out.
  • Technically Microsoft tests to AT&T's requirements internally during their quality assurance. These updates leave Microsoft having already "passed" AT&T's tests. I don't see why it takes so long in the first place...
  • I want it now❕❕
  • Daddy!  Can I have that squr-rill?
  • Well, the 920 had GDR2 and Amber to approve.  Does the 8X have any HTC firmware update included as part of this?  If not, it would make sense that they might do the 8X first and then after that they can go through Nokia's Amber changes.
  • This is most likely the reason for the delay.  More things to check by the AT&T QA team. Another reason could be that they might want to test it out with the 8X first.  There would be less customers complaining if something went wrong with the update.
  • An AT&T QA team?  Priceless. 
  • Att QA, just like the ATT CS. Lol
  • Doubt it since the 1020 comes with GDR and Amber preinstalled, the only difference in handsets is the screen, memory and camera. 
  • Well that could be a reason, but the opposite happened on Verizon. The 928 has gotten the two updates today, but the 8X is still a no go.
  • Its possible that the amber update requires additional testing of some kind to pass on AT&T.
  • Would be cool if it was to enable Data Sense!!!!
  • I'm starting to worry that my 8x from Verizon might not even get the update. This "other space" shit is what pisses me off.
  • For Nokia owners, follow this link for your phone: Follow this link: http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/
  • TMO... Tick tock
  • +1
  • Patience is a virtue.
  • ...that I don't have.
  • That just made my day lol.
  • Sure is... Until the 810 gets the update before my 920. This is my nightmare.
  • Any idea when it will come to T-Mobile?  It's been almost a month now since I was told it was rolling out to T-Mobile HTC 8x devices and still no luck.  I REALLY regret choosing both T-Mobile and the HTC 8x...should've waited for the 928 on Verizon, despite the contract & plan costs.
  • Who told you it was coming out a month ago? If you follow the articles here they have been pretty up to date with this information for many months.
  • A T-Mobile employee who contacted me through this site's forums.
  • Thought so. Follow this site, never ever the employees.
  • Well for people who dont read articles fully can be fooled by this one http://www.wpcentral.com/t-mobile-us-htc-8x-receive-gdr2-update-july-22nd I read the whole things tho but the first paragraphs are very reassuring but I knew it wouldn't happen that soon anyway.
  • I doubt it'll be that long, both the 810 and 521 got it today. It'll probably be tomorrow or something. Hopefully.
  • Oh now that's just plane teasing AT&T.....this is the level of riding in a car with your sibling and they keep saying "I'm not touching you" on repeat.
  • +8(x) LOL
  • I like the use of vehicles in your post. You pun "planes" and talk about riding in the car. That is awesome :)
  • LMAO!
  • Lol
  • Smh
  • Bet 920 tmobile uk will be last :(
  • And Orange uk too
  • Sons of bitches! 920 please.....
  • ^this!
  • Yes, please. Such a tease AT&T. Nokia should have had this first.
  • +920
  • Hell yeah!! Downloading as I type!
  • You're ambidextrous!
  • How does that even make sense?
  • Looool
  • what the hell man GDR2 my 920 already!
     
  • Rogers come on....!!!
  • Im seriously getting pissed off with this
  • Oh come on! Seriously 8x is first.
  • WTF Verizon!?!? Come on!!!!
  • Arrey wah kinney bachey paida ho rahe hai. Lol OS updates
  • Whut?
  • He said something like "how many babies are being born. Lol OS updates". I know, it still doesn't make sense.
  • I meant GDR2 OS updates are being delivered on different Phones but my Lumia 820 isn't getting and WpCentral keeps reporting
  • This is good. I'm not tripping. Just mean 920 will be around the corner. This has been one of the best OS rollout being somewhat consistent across the board for various model/brand/carrier. This could be a great marketing boost for WP seeing Android has so many fragmentation on updates.
  • T-Mobile completely forgot about us.
  • +8x
  • Seems Verizon forgot about us too!
  • Hopefully this means it wont be to long before my 920 gets it
  • Hopefully the 920 next now that AT&T has started releasing updates!
  • http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/availability-in-north-america/
  • Cool
  • Hey Sam, does it get annoying having to repeat over and over what is being brought in gdr2 everytime a new phone get it?
  • This is just wrong. The 8X getting the update before the 920? Darn.
  • the 8X only has GDR2 the 920 has GDR2 & Amber. prob a little more testing for the extra update. just my 2c
  • Maybe, but I also believe that Nokia got Amber ready to go faster than Microsoft got GDR2 ready, so they probably had more time to test.
  • I don't know when Amber was finished but reliable sources leaked it last May 2013 that MS had already finished GDR2 - that's 3 months ago. But more testing had to be done by OEMs and then by carriers so the delay.
  • And amber?  i thought there was only one update, it only shows one on the update history page, gdr3 isnt out. what in the hell is Amber?
  • Amber is Nokia specific enhancements done to gdr2
  • I just downloaded it on my AT&T 8X and the Other storage issue doesn't seem to be fixed. And yes I did read Belfiore's article about some other storage still being present. And yes I did download the HTC storage app, but when you tap on the temporary storage option to clear it the app does nothing.
     
    Overall, the GDR2 update is really nothing impressive. I did get back FM radio, but I use that like twice a year.
     
    Also, am I missing something or was DataSense supposed to be included in this build? It's nowhere to be found.
  • Data sense is carrier specific approved. Att probably won't be getting it
  • Wow, no data sense, that's disappointing. This update really is lame. Hopefully 920 will get data sense. Not expecting it now. This blows. Been nice to get some candy, if you know what I mean.
  • A reset enabled Data Sense on the ATIV S. Perhaps it will do the same on the 8X?
  • Apparently you need to re-read that article because clearing temporary storage will not and is not supposed to empty the other storage.
  • I guess I am confused about the storage fix as well; I believe it was reported that GDR2 would not empty other but at least greatly reduce it as it would clean up any temp files that aren't needed and only keep files needed to help improve performance (frequently accessed files, etc)
     
    Am I missing something?
     
  • You read the article perfectly as that's exactly what Joe said! I ran GDR2 update, the ran the free more space tool, I went from 5.2GB of free space to 8.11GB, so GDR2 does exactly what that article said.
  • Now play music :)
  • It may take time to start deleting the other storage, maybe check over the next couple of days and see if it changes any. Then inform us if it did anything, cause I don't think its fixed either.
  • It's not fixed or at least not on my 1020 that shipped with the "so called" fix. Bottom line is they don't know how to fix it and their just pulling our chains!
  • Untrue. The Lumia Storage Check app has long cleared my temporary/other files. I shrank it from over 1 GB to under 300 MB a few days ago, after installing a bunch of apps.
  • Well I guess you're one of the lucky few, my 1020 was eating 2.60GB out the box and as of right now I have close to 4GB sitting there. I shouldn't have to use the Lumia Storage Check when we're being told the OS is designed to deplete the other storage over time.
  • That's funny, because I just updates my ATT 8X; after the GDR2 update, I checked my available space and it was at 5.2GB of available space. I ran the make more space tool, now I have 8.11GB. So, it freed over 2GB for me.
  • What is the "make more space" tool?
  • I thought the same thing when I press it, it didn't appear to have done anything, however, when I went back to phone storage through setting which was previously at 5.2 GB, it has change to 8.10GB where it now stands. Apparently it done something as it freed up 2.9GB of space on my device.
  • Did you attempt to get Data Sense from the store? Or is that even possible?
  • Seems att will not enable data sense :(
  • Yeah, maybe that's why its taking so long, because there taking everything out!
  • When the update will start running through Orange PL?
  • I sent you an email with this News. Thanx for ignoring me xD
  • Awwwwww, I love you!
  • Thank goodness for WPC, otherwise I would not have know about this update! manually check and the update is downloading now : )  I'm in Texas!
  • You're in texas. I'm sorry.
  • Oh dear AT&T... my heart is totally not strong enough for that kind of stunt.... Roll it out to my 920 already...NOW... I am drooling for many days and after I read GDR2 and AT&T in the same sentence while checking my blood pressure, the meter just plain exploded.... Come on, safe a life, gimme my update :)
  • Update madness! Get this guy a doctor, stat!!! :)
  • No Doctor, I need GDR2 :)
  • I know a lot of us are complaining because our phone hasn't gotten it yet today but I must say that if this continues then all devices will have it by tomorrow.  I think that would make it the most successful roll out of an update yet by MS.  Am I wrong?
  • The problem is that is a big IF.  IF it continues then yes, that would be a very successful rollout. 
  • Agreed; however, I recall that GDR1 took me no less than 5 years to get so I am excited that I may get GDR2 in the same timeframe as everyone else.
  • 5 years huh?  Slip of the fingers there? You mean 5 months right?
  • I may have exaggerated a little there
  • Anyone know what the changes to XBox music will be?
  • Just don't get your hopes up, that's all I'm saying.
  • Whats the update on the bricking situation?
  • Hurry up with the 920's update AT&T! I have 11GB of "other" storage that I'm hoping GDR2 will clean up lol
  • I thought 920 was priority
  • Wrong
  • Does this do anything for the other storage issue
  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe so.
  • Screw you at&t for not giving your customers a nifty tool in data sense, greedy a$$holes
  • Yeah, what he said
  • T-mobile where is our update?!!!
  • T-mobile USA released it today for the 810 and 521. WP central wrote an article earlier today.
  • I have a 8x device. Well at least till tomorrow I have one. I'll be getting the L925 asap
  • Wassup with ATT 920?
  • Sup T?
  • Sup U
  • FINALLYYY! LUMIA 920 ATT AMBER UPDATE IS HERE!!!! GO HERE AND IT SHOW YOU HOW TO GET IT TODAYYY! -------------> http://www.oyunpaketim.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/nah.png
  • Idiot
  • HAHAHA DUDE! DONT CRY, U NEED TO SMILE!
  • I knew it was a troll. Funny though.
  • LMFAO!!
  • I got your nose
  • Where is the 822 update?;(
  • Over there
  • Yeah over here
  • Still waiting on unlocked 920 in the UK..
  • Any news of EE UK Lumia 920 GDR2 and/or Amber update release date?
  • "You can also look forward to FM Radio, Data Sense, and other improvements..." That's a big nope on all those.
  • No fm radio????
  • My AT&T 8X has the FM radio.
  • FM Radio or AT&T Radio? I did not find the FM Radio app anywhere once I installed the update. Browser seems slower now too for some reason.
  • Fuck you at&t. I'm going to metropcs.
  • Hey, hey
  • Lol Metro PCS... Yuck!
    Their stores in LA look like swap meets. Good luck with that
  • Fuck you at&t. I'm going to metropcs until I realize my service sucks. *Fixed that for you.
  • Try boost! Lolz
  • Seriously?
  • Hopefully this doesn't brick the devices.
  • Hopefully not
  • Hurry up At&t. Ima be playing some triple six mafia while I'm waiting for my update for my 920.
  • I'll be playing halo
  • FIFA
  • Anyone get anything on EE 920? COMPLETE BOLLOCKS UP
  • Nope
  • f*********************** you At&t and Nokia, we should of been the first priorty for this update, not those other ragedy 3rd world countries ... USA first !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • +920 ( I hate that )
  • No brother Canada first
  • This is Ahh-mer-ica! Guns and updates for everyone!!  ;)
  • That's what I was saying even south American countries getting it and at&t and the great USA getting it last after struggling countries that's really stupid if you ask me.
  • Team America F*CK YEAH
  • Could be that they are testing the roll out for any issues with the small third world countries who appreciate the very little they get. Mericah!
  • Now AT&T has no excuse to not release it for the 920.
  • Really??
  • HM. Wtfff?!! My L920 is pissed!
  • For those saying Nokia should have it first.... just remember one brand had the offical microsoft "flagship" moniker. It was HTC and it was the 8X. You guys get amazing exclusives and a really neat new camera/phone, let us have this.
  • Your the Ginny pigs on this roll out. You can have it!
  • Oh no they dih-ih! 
      -920 owner
  • The reason why the Lumia's are taking longer is because we also get Amber added on top of GDR2.
  • Amber + GDR2 update also availible in The Netherlands (provider: KPN). Just downloaded and installed it.
  • The 1020 has it preloaded....... Nothing else to do but release it for the 920
  • Datasense is nice and handy!
  • You have it on an At&t phone?
  • If so, I'd like to know how.
  • Nope, sorry.
  • Despite the price, I'm buying my phones unlock. Fuck you at&t and your "We don't want ya to have data sense" crap.
  • Stop ranting and go to Metro Already...
  • At&t would rather beta test on a lower class phone like the 8x and not fail on their flagship 920s.. Just kidding
  • My 8X is every bit the flagship the L920 is. And better looking too. :P
  • Blind?
  • No, he is Awake.
  • Sounds like you've never own a Nokia phone
  • Sounds like you never owned an HTC. My unlocked 920 is my third choice. ATIV S is my MP3 Player and 8X is my daily driver and my L920 is just.. There..
  • I've owned an HTC (surround) & Samsung (focus, fucus s) and the support for windows phone was... Lacking.
    To each his own but as for me I would never buy another HTC windows phone again (quote me)
  • ^^ truth
  • Don't wanna bitch ya, but I got it a month ago on unbranded 8x.
  • +920
  • So the 920 on ATT should be out soon also?
  • Rogers 920 says "coming soon" on Nokia site. What the heck does that mean?
  • Other lumia's say pending approval.
  • Tick tock, goes the clock, as we all wait for Lumia.
  • What about the 920. Damn u at&t. You suck dog balls
  • Still waiting 920 att
  • Hey att sucks, but then again so does Rogers. You're not the only ones feeling left out.
  • That's because Rodgers is Canadian for At&t ;)
  • Where the fuck is the 920 update???
  • My 920 is ready. Come on at&t!
  • Doesn't make sense....
  • Or cents!
  • Or Data Sense if you're on AT&T...
  • TMOBILE Wake-up
  • I am confused....... 8X on At&t gets the update to GDR2
    1020 has GDR2 and Amber pre-installed........
     
    We know since the 1020 has amber pre-installed that there are no problems with the software.
    so why the heck are we still wating for the 920 updates?
     
    I have a feeling that they are trying to eek out more sales of the 1020 by witholding the update to 920 users.  Did they forget that most of us are only about half way through our contracts?  ohh thats right they have that expensive yearly upgrade program out there. 
     
     
  • Cry more.
  • Really mature.
     
    I am confused as to their move on this update. Nothign more, nothing less.
     
  • I don't think there is any conspiracy here. I'm sure it will roll out in the next day or two. Obviously there was a big push on all carriers today. It's coming. Don't sweat it.
  • An update from At&t would be nice though.  The most they have told me is "its coming soon"  It would be nice to have it before the weekend, I am attending an airshow, and the camera improvements would be most welcome. lol
  • And so suddenly, Amber isn't the same thing as GDR2, where in the heck did the other update come from?
  • Not sure where you've been the past few months. Gdr2 is Microsoft's update, amber is Nokias update, they are packaged together
  • My white 920 that I bought in January is still sitting here waiting. Once I get my hands on it, I'll be loading up Pro Cam.
  • Yea! Updating my 8X right now. After waiting forever for Windows Phone 7.8 on my Samsung Focus, I finally got to upgrade to Windows Phone 8. Nice to see Microsoft and AT&T pushing updates quicker.
  • Updated yeah boyeeee, 8X FTW lol.
  • Still waiting in ATT Lumina 920. Atlanta Ga
  • I'm still waiting at&t wtf no love for 920
  • Just finished updating (AT&T HTC 8x), I didn't get data sense. I'm searching everywhere for it....not in the market place either....did we get short changed on this or anything else?
  • Unlocked 920 here in Thailand. Update included data sense as well.:)
  • Dammit, still no amber+gdr2 for me. Does anybody know this? I live in the Netherlands, but bought my unlocked 920 in Germany. Do I have to wait until the rollout in Germany or Netherlands?
  • Just got the update. Can't see any improvements besides the Radio FM. Hopefully there are some other improvements
  • Can anyone confirm the bricking problem is solved (playing music for a long time)? I'm still waiting with unbranded HTC 8X for the re-release of GDR2 with the issue fixed.
  • Nothing for 920 on at&t.
  • And...nothing for AT&T Nokia Lumia 920..
  • Not for ativ s? Oh ok...
  • Why am I not surprised to see Lumia owners on an HTC related article
  • Well, this is also an at&t article, which carries both devices. They released for one, and not the other.
  • Not only its an HTC related, but Its also an AT&T article...smh.
  • http://www.wpcentral.com/amber-and-gdr-verizon-nokia-lumia-822-coming-so...
    Att 920 owners whining on Verizon 822 article
  • Waiting for L720 in Indonesia...........
  • Okay!! Verizon 928 update downloading right now!!!!
  • Lol who would have thought the update would hit the 8X before the 920 on ATT.
  • AT&T is ridiculous when it comes to pushing out Windows Phone updates. I remember waiting to get Mango for what seemed an eternity, until I eventually just forced it onto my Focus. Now here we are again with GDR2. Seriously AT&T, we pay you a great deal of money for these devices and service so how about hooking us up with some actual service.
  • They need extra testing time for Amber I guess. 8X doesn't have that.
  • Just installed the new update.
    However I still see 6GB filled in Other Storage...
    Is there a way to clean this up? I'm trying Shrink Storage as we speak..
  • Nokia Lumia 920 owners on AT&T:
    If you have Facebook in Search for people, place, and things type AT&T.
    Then go to Recent Posts by Others on AT&T.
    Then look for Lumia 920 and GDR2 updates comments.
    You will note that NOTHING is happening to get AT&T customers with Lumia 920 a straight answer.
    Strongly suggest each of us escalate this to real upper level management folks in AT&T Mobility.
    What do you think?