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GDR2 update for Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 show up on Nokia’s servers, can be flashed now for the daring

For those of you who are super anxious to get Microsoft’s latest OS release, Windows Phone 8 build 10327 (GDR2) along with Nokia’s highly anticipated Amber firmware update, there’s some good news for you today.

Users in our forums and on other sites have noticed that the files are now available on Nokia’s servers for the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920. The files can be downloaded and you can flash your device directly. The bad news is you need to flash your device, which means wiping out your current data and starting fresh as you install this new ROM. That’s opposed to the carrier-sanctioned method that will preserve your data. In addition, you are likely going to miss any custom firmware for your carrier, including possibly Data Sense, should you go down this route. [Note: checking under Settings > Phone Update won't yield any results]

Because of those reasons, we don’t really advocate you go ahead and try this method. It requires some instruction following and some software installation, but we know some of you are tinkerers who don’t mind losing all your saved games and app settings. If that’s the case, head into our forums to get started or follow the instructions on the fan site Nokia Views, who have links to the ROMs for the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 (no other devices are available yet).

Windows Phone 10327 (GDR2) is a minor OS update that brings FM radio, some enhancements to Xbox Music, WAV file playback for voicemail, fixed Other storage, and other minor bug fixes in addition to enabling the new hardware found in the Lumia 1020. Nokia’s corresponding Amber update, which is what is causing the delays for release, allows the new Glance screen, flip to silence, Lumia Color Profile and an improved camera experience, making the combo of an update quite interesting for consumers.

Carriers are expected to release the update in August directly to customers, which will also feature custom firmware for that carrier, enabling such things as Data Sense in select markets. Now that we know that the final base OS and firmware package is on Nokia’s servers, it’s a safe bet that the update is nigh, though as previous experience has taught us, the update will be staggered.

Thanks, willysocks2222 and Vincent G., for the tips and vinumathew, for the screenshots

Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • I'm going in....just as soon as I read the reviews. hehe  BTW, Any way to interpret that website?
  • I used google translate to get the gist of what they were saying. 
  • Bing translate, right click the page.
  • only works in desktop browser
  • What device are you using? Give us some feedback...? Did it actually solved the other storage problem??
  • I will definitely wait for the update. 
    Very very excited it's listed, though! 
    Soon, soon! :)
  • I read the first few words and went straight to my settings and checked for an update.. I was disappointed
  • ahahaha same here ahahah
  • Me too
  • I'll wait for the OTA update :)
  • Like me!
  • Ok, I like you
  • I'll also wait for the OTA update from my carrier
  • fourth?!?
  • And believe it or not....even the Lumia 810 is getting it, just verified from NCS
  • +1
  • What about the 822? Don't forget us!
  • 822 is not discontinued.. so it will get it.. only question is when.. Verizon has been slow with updates.
  • You'll forgive me if I don't believe it. Until it shows up, it does not exist.
  • I've been hearing that for a while now.  Not believing anything TMO does until I'm listening to local radio on my phone. 
  • Some people have an update too, in their lumia's 620
  • Yes.
  • Orda "kullanıcı verisini sil" seçeneği koymuşlar. Güncellemeyi programdan yapsak verilerimizi koruyabiliyor muyuz?
  • Her şekilde silinecek. Sonra da sadece açılışta mobil veri ile yedeğiniz geri geliyor. İstemiyorsanız telefona güncelleme gelmesini bekleyebilirsiniz.
  • Bekleyim ben en iyisi. Siz yaptınız mı? Türkiye'de Datasense falan kullanılabiliyor mu?
  • 620 kullanmıyorum. Fakat Data Sense Türkiye'de tüm operatörlere geldi. Ayrıca artık 620 eldiven ile kullanılabilecek. Tek gelmeyen FM Radyo. Nokia Smart Cam bile var.
  • Ben de 820 kullanıyorum zaten. Sağ olun verdiğiniz bilgiler için.
  • Wuuuut
  • Turkish.
  • That language looks hard as f**k to read. O_o
  • Well, it is hard to learn but actually easy to read since the words are phonetically spelled.
  • no man, it's not hard to learn Turkish. for example I could speak Turkish even when I was just a child. and I begun to write Turkish when I was six. as you see it's not hard to learn. btw, I'm Turk, maybe it helped a bit :)
  • You must be the chosen one then. The one who has been foreseen by our fathers. Congrats :)
  • Try reading this then:
    Това е едно изречение на български език.
    И аз ще чакам да се появи ъпдейта OTA за моята Lumia 920.
    Поздрави на всички!
  • Hi Miti,
    Bulgarian is reading phonetically like Turkish. But word placement in sentences are almost same with english (First predicate then subject).
    Pozdravi i na tebe...
  • Actually, it looks like a cat walked accross their keyboard!
  • For me, it stopped being a minor update when they fixed other storage. Can't wait for OTA.
  • +1 about the Other storage fix.
  • Can't come soon enough. Still thinking of the balance Microsoft has to do between new and existing users/consumers. Honestly, I'd rather have one update per season as it gives Microsoft time to add/improve features per season. But if there's a crippling bug be it security or otherwise, immediately send that patch out and that's where the carriers should have no say!
  • Do Lumias 900 get it too?
  • You don't have Windows Phone 8, so no.
  • You shouldn't have Dan.
  • GDR2 is for WP8 Devices... Really❔
  • @rod No, GDR2' is for your car.
  • I thought my computer had GDR2 memory? (It's a joke.)
  • Unfortunately not.This is for WP8 Lumias only. :(
  • You're joking, right?
  • You can update your hardware and software at the same time (1020)
  • good one..:).. BTW my mom has 900 and she is very happy with what is there.. so no complaints there.
  • No, Windows Phone 8 devices ONLY.
  • Hahaha, thanks for the laugh.
  • I thought we couldn't look into Nokia's servers anymore... ❔❔
  • I think that was OS files that weren't public yet. This site shows what you can download now.
  • i rather see u guys inform us only for OTA updates. think we all wanna update things properly from the phone's own update system. right?
  • Wrong.
  • thats funny right there
  • Over the Air
  • Dude, this is WPCentral, which catters to WP hobbists and enthusiasts. Your average reader here is much more likely to be interested in grabbing the latest updates and what not. So of coarse they should report on this. Personally, I'll wait until an official update because I doubt the new features are worth the effort of flashing my phone.
  • "I want less news!" (SMACK!)
  • Rom Lumia Amber for Lumia 520 AT&T, 620, 820, 920 download at here
  • Can it be flashed to any L620, no matter the carrier?
  • you can see my video review:
  • Those ROMs don't work for my Lumia 620.
  • i have flashed mine with vodafone ireland rom and can confirm data sense is there and everything else!! i finally have my fm radio !!!!
  • Did you really❔
  • yeah did it about an hour ago, she's running like a dream !!!
  • Camera improvements? And what about smart cam?
  • yeah that's there too, a few short video tutorials to show you how to use it when first setting it up
  • Sweet
  • careful though, you could get different results because youre living in the US. Im eager too but i think i will wait.
  • Once you have the Amber Update (and FM radio) do you need a radio app to run it or is it "baked" into the phone ?
  • no you don't need any app, just go into your music and it's right there !!
  • You do need headphones for the radio, which is a drag
  • i knew you'd need them all along! it's been the same on every phone "I've" ever owned !!!
  • You don't your heaadphones, but you'll need a wire sticking out of your headphone jack to make it work since it needs an antennae.
  • I think you accidentally a world.
  • what is your previous Carrier? can i flash my AT&T 
  • What's your phone's product code? And do you have the English language included?
    Thanks :)
  • 059R809 it's a branded Vodafone Ireland rom, I think its been pulled though, I'm in work now so can't check!!
  • Thanks for the quick reply, can you please confirm if this firmware version is the one you have?
    The one I'm running is the Telstra Australia 1232.5962.1314.0009
    I'm not sure whether mine is the newer version or yours is and mine isn't even the Amber update.
    Thanks bud.
  • I wad on the 1249 then I flashed to the 1308 on unbranded firmware cos Vodafone Ireland hasn't released it, yesterday I flashed to 1326 back on the Vodafone Ireland rom.. I guess they skipped the 1308 update entirely! It's back to the 1249 on Nokia care suite now I think
  • Waited this long. What's another 3 months. Thanks AT&T.
  • Not sure why people always bitch about this. They've been really prompt with 920 updates. 820 took a while for storage check though.
  • What about the unlocked phones? When will they get the update?
  • Does this kind of installing an update break your warranty? Just got my Lumia 920 today and don't want to cripple it the first day :D. 
  • Just wait for the official update.. Its not like your 920 is severely lacking in features, or in serious need of a bug fix.. Just wait a few more weeks... If it ain't broke don't fix it..
  • Oh I'd say the other storage issue is broken and definitely needs a fix im sitting on 9gb of other storage
  • do you have lumia storage checker app? swipe over to details for a proper breakdown of what is on your device also be sure to click the details of the apps section apps have app data that adds to the other situation. plus downloaded maps. and any file that wp8 doenst play...mkv etc
  • Check the terms. Do they allow the use of unauthorized software that is dedicated to use by support staff only? I mean, seriously...
    Still, you should check. I don't know your warranty terms. I can, however, tell you that under German law, tampering with the device will jeopardize potential claims that whatever is wrong with your phone isn't actually your fault.
  • No, its the same thing as you will get OTA. You just got the phone so I'd do it as it won't be so bad setting it up all over again
  • You should first check Your current version as the gdr2 and amber might be on Your device already.
  • Good news Daniel.. On time..
  • What about OEM factory unlock devices lumia 720?
  • am not sure on that, i had my phone flashed with an unbranded rom and there is no update on that on noika care suite, but there is for my original branded vodafone ireland rom so flashed it back on,, very strange that vodafone has it first ! i can live with the branding as it's gdr2/amber! will prob flash it again when unbranded roms are updated!!
  • So i assune it will be a waiting period before the update is pushed to the unlock variants of the lumia 720?
  • yeah looks like that, i thought it would be the other way around lol
  • Not available for any lumia 720 models. I have an unlocked model too.
  • I was called to the Nokia center for the update but later found out that there is a specific code for each color of the handset. Only those handsets which were black in color were upgradable. Guess i have to wait since mine is red.
  • It doesn't really make any difference. The different ROMs for the various colours are exactly the same except for the default theme colour i.e yellow has the yellow theme, red has red etc.
  • Have GDR2 on my 8X, waiting for OTA on 920. Since there is no Data Sense on my HTC, I'm guessing there won't be on my Nokia either (Orange, UK).
  • It appears EE/orange have no interest in endorsing data sense. Shame!
  • +1, there wont be data sense on firmware for any EE umbrella networks - EE, Orange, Tmobile, Vectone, Lyca.
  • If that's the case, then I will update to generic firmware. I want Data Sense! I'm not surprised EE won't support it though...
  • So this could be a dilemna. I'm going on vacation starting Thursday, and I don't want to risk my phone right before that. How long before AT&T pushes this, and how long to wait to make sure it doesn't kill phones?
  • 2 weeks for AT&T, actually that's somewhat of a guess. I have been hearing that AT&T has Aug. 20th set as a release date.
  • Holy shit why??
  • They have to test it to make sure it doesn't screw up phones.  It's coming from them, so they have to test and make sure it all works correctly.
  • That is what AT&T said with the Windows Phone 7.8 update (and even now, they still have not delivered the update to all of the phones that were promised to get the update).
  • 521 on ncs has well
  • Really want to but can't let go of my YouTube app. :(
  • That's why I still have my 8X. I go back and forth from my 928 & 8X. Does anyone know if there is a way to take the YouTube app off my 8X and put it on my 928?
  • Don't dare anything, you will lose it!
  • There's something I don't understand. If they're ota updates, why do we have to wait til the f..cking carriers release the update like WP7????
  • OTA is just the method to get it to your phone, not the origin of who approves it.  As long as your phone is branded by some dipshit carrier (ATT) you will always be at their mercy.
  • Because they have carrier specifics added in the update.
    Possible improved call quality, better cell/data signal, etc.
  • Carriers want to protect their networks from faulty software and test every device before its available to the masses. It sucks but be glad they do this.
  • Something tells me that VZW and the 928 will be among the last to receive...
  • Nokia, push the button!
  • thiz iz fakin avsıımmm
  • puhahahaahah :D
  • çaktırma ortama girmeye çalışıyorum:)
  • güldürdünüz amk 
  • resmen gizli bir sürü türk varmış
  • 14 ağustos diyolar ne diyonuz?
  • beklenmez flashla gitsin.
  • ya flashlıcam da şimdi verilerin uçması durumu, yedekleme ile uğraş falan çok pis üşeniyom, ama merak da edip duruyom ne zamandır bekliyodum.
  • bende korkuyorum sd karttaki veriler gitmez dimi. bide ben mpatool adlı bi programla sanatçı resmi (hani kilit ekranı varya) indirdim flaşlasam gitmez dimi . elim güncelle butonunda. Telfeon nokia lumia 620
  • Gerek yok flash'a. o kadar elzem ne var arkadaş. Sanki bana ekranda saat görünmese 2-3 hafta daha öleceğiz.
    920 var bende. hem de şu brick olanlar var ya. Anakartını değiştiler. Şuan çok seri ve stabil çalışıyor. Bence bi bekleyin. Güncellesin bir kaç kişi. sorun var mı yok mu görelim bir.
  • Do we still not know which carriers are going to support DataSense with this one? Will AT&T?
  • I am hoping they do but seeing as my shiny new 1020 doesn't have it I won't be holding my breath
  • Yeah that's probably a pretty good indicator, huh? :(
  • Does anyone know if Verizon is giving us group texting back in GDR2? Please!
  • +1
  • another member said there is a way around this by setting up on a ATT phone and restore backup to your Verizon phone and it adds it. I can't confirm this works as I haven't had time to try but I will after GRD2 and if it doesn't add I'll be going this route.
  • "In addition, you are likely going to miss any custom firmware for your carrier, including possibly Data Sense, should you go down this route."
    But gain internet sharing since you will exorcise any ATT "tweaks" from your phone.
  • I think the internet sharing permissions are server side, because as soon as I got the right plan, internet sharing started working.
  • that provides you with no reprieve if your phone is from ATT but your service is not.
  • I have Internet Sharing enabled on my 920 and I'm on AT&T. Works great.
  • Wen ll this b available on Lumia 720...????
  • The only thing I don't like about WPCentral is that they're always talking carriers, carriers, carriers when it comes to releasing OTA's. What about the people (including me) with unlocked, carrier-free devices?
  • ? Sorry you don't like us for that, but there's simply nothing to say about carrier-free devices. If we had news, we'd report it. 
  • Most people don't have unlocked phones.
  • Euhm maybe in US. Europe is different. 
  • Indeed. There are many Europeans with unlocked Lumias.
  • Most of the phones sold in the world are unlocked operator/carrier-free phones. Only in USA do we see such tight carrier hold over phone sales. 
  • In the US.... Other Contries without the local carriers racket is different...
  • On the contrary I feel as though non carriers have access to updates way before carriers look how many people have the update im on att and I don't have the update
  • Ummm... They do release news on unlocked phones quite often.  That or the bricking of unlocked HTC 8Xs article wasn't about unlocked 8Xs. 
  • OK,new to this what is OTA?
  • Over the Air
  • Over The Air
  • over the air
  • Out the @ss
  • over the air update
  • Over-The-Air (meaning you don't have to plug it to your pc/ mac to get the update, that's it).
  • u ruined it :(
  • And if you didn't understand the above people, Over-The-Air. :)
  • lol,I'm beginning to understand,a few more replies and it';ll be 100 % :)
  • Over The Air
  • Have to say this. Over the air.
  • Over the air
  • Over...The...Air.
  • OTA update means Over-The-Air update. To update your phone using OTA, just wave your phone in the air and you will get the update fast. You don't need computer, software and USB cable just to update your phone. Cool right? :D
  • cool,how sould I do it ?from right to left or from left to right? :D
  • You should do both! You are not waving in one direction, are you?
  • you should try from up down,you'll get gdr 3 :P
  • Its available for all lumia wp8 phones besides the lumia 720 and apparently thats the one I have. Damn!!
  • I know how you feel bro. I too have the 720.
  • Same here.
  • What about us Rogers 920 users? They don't even have it listed on their upcoming OS updates page. :-/
  • I tried contacting Rogers support a while back on if they had a date, and they basically told me they only release dates in advance for Android updates. Not biased at all.
  • Rogers = idiots
  • But if you flash your device, will it be able to access the saved backup?
  • yes. it will start everything from start.
  • Yes, your backup will be accessible when you sign into your account on setup. So that means contacts, texts, apps and whatever else you have backed up should return. You will lose app data though, which means saved game data and such. You'll also have to set up your home screen again.
  • That is good news. +820
  • No way I'm flashing my device, its one of the reasons I left Android and came to WP.. The simplicity... I'm not risking it, good luck to them who can't wait though
  • WP flashing is safest and easiest of them all.
  • Over the Air
  • Not available yet for EE in the UK. Typical.
  • On the 920
  • Flashing my phone sounds a bit to kinky for me. Think I'll pass
  • LOL! If that is kinky, just think about all of those android fanboys with their custom roms. Now THAT i would call kinky!
  • Just a tad exhibitionist.
  • Please please please I hope this addresses the horrendous Bluetooth issues on Wp8.
  • What issues?
  • My car Bluetooth perfectly syncs' with my Lumia 900 however all the 920's (3 to be exact) seem to have trouble syncing to all speakers. Idk how that works but it seems that the Bluetooth on my 920 is the issue.
  • Hmm, is it a stock head unit or after market? My 900 had a lot of issues with a parrot head unit I had. Speaker issues could be a setting in bluetooth audio or car stereo (though I know you already checked that out)
  • I have a parrot unit installed in my car which needed a special connection due to the stock Bose speakers on my RX-8. Never had any issues with the 900 however the 920 needs me to raise the volume to the point where it gets distorted for all speakers to work. If I lower the volume slowly it seems to fix my speaker issue however some days it's more difficult to get it to work than others...
    That's my only gripe with the 920.
  • I have an aftermarket headunit that rarely works without any issues at all. The phone (L920) either freezes or loses connection for no reason. Then I have the Nokia Power Up Speaker. All was working fine, but now the phone NFC no longer wakes up the devices and the BT cannot detect it. My partner's 920 connects just fine to the speaker. 
  • Waiting. Thought mine is unlocked it is still AT&T which worries me. I have heard the wait is longer on that carrier (I'm overseas)
    Just the same, my phone is less than 2 months old, so no hurry to flash anything. Curious about the color business (only black phones??) sounds suspect. But mine is cyan, so being the one of the rarest beasts, what are the odds?
  • I'm in the UK and about to buy the 920 off contract from Carphone Warehouse. My sim is T-Mobile (UK), If I do this, will I receive this update automatically if I wait until it's released? If not will I need to flash it?
    I am not tech-savvy (as you can probably tell!), so any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
  • Wait for official OTA Update notification. Should be by mid Sept latest!
  • Thanks rockstarzzz. Will do!
  • Ths SIM doesnt matter. If you are buying unlocked you will get the update when Nokia releases the update. If it isa Vodaphone or Tmobile or ATT branded, then those providers will have to test it and release it.. so it will be a bit late. Sometimes the phone companies might not relase it like how Tnobile Lumia 710 is not getting windows 7.8 update. But i think 920 should be safe for updates irrespective of branding.. So dont worry.. but the phone and wait for the updated.. it will come.
  • Thanks rmichael75. I shall wait...!
  • I'm pretty sure all 920's are getting the color profile.
  • Comic book guy "longest wait for an update ever!"
  • Can anyone PLEASE tell me what are these "minor Xbox music fixes"? I ask everytime there is a GDR2 mention with Xbox music but no one wants to tell me. I'm in if that is substantial. If not meh!
  • Probably because there aren't any, no review of the 925 has mentioned any and neither have 925 or 1020 owners.
  • There are fixes to that definitely! Daniel keeps mentioning them too. Reviews for 925 and 1020 may not have it because nothing changes on those phones. But WP8 without any GDRs should see these differences! All I want is lag free hub opening even if I have Xbox cloud turned on!
  • That doesn't seem right, reviews and user feedback should pick up any new features as they won't be the same as on phones without the update so it should be obvious. For example, fm radio is an obvious new feature not on current devices so it's mentioned. Same should apply to any other improvements if there are any.
  • I'd like to know this as well
  • Basically they removed Justin Bieber from the my opinion a huge fix.
  • Lol
  • Last time it hit the servers I wiped the phone and installed, only to have the update pushed out a couple of days later.
    This time I think I may wait.
  • Can someone please confirm if I can get rid of my AT&T ROM and replace it with a normal ROM. AT&T settings suck.
  • I'm thinking of flashing my ATT phone aswell..
  • Yes you can
  • how?
  • Ladies and gentleman (i guess mostly gentleman) it is perfectly working.
  • Lol, seriously you don't feel the presents of ladies in this website, although I'm sure there is, and they are hot too, because they understand phones :P
  • I'm a lady!!
  • pics or it never happened
  • How us it that its available to so many but not for other like on att like me. I'm seeing that being on a carrier device takes longer to get updates etc than those who buy the phones of contract im wondering if this is the way to go ,no contract just buy the phone because if not you'll be last to get the cool stuff
  • Then you will have to buy unlocked carrier-free phones, so you will have to either import or buy from other websites with no warranty.
  • Its not technically available, this is just people flashing with the actual ROM update, most people are still waiting for the official roll out.
  • Carriers have to test the updates and make sure it's compatible, unlike unlocked phones who depend on Nokia to release the update.
  • where get the nokia udapter for retailer?
  • if the MS release the official update do i need to plug the device to computer or via OTA update?
  • WP8 updates come OTA ;)
  • Official Update is Over the Air.
  • I waiting for L620 !!!!
  • are there any major improvements(more sharpness), in terms of daylight photography for those who made the upgrade for Lumia 920??
  • So is there no peek function for the glance feature?
  • There is, but you have to update the setting from the store
  • I'm from Portugal and just installed
    The firmware is available here. It's 1.27 GB
  • Hello fellow portaguee!!
  • Hmmm the update in India is 1.35 GB
  • Any word on the Verizon specifc 928 getting its update?
  • The 928 already has the update it was in amber and gdr2 OTB like the 925 and 1020
  • This is incorrect, the lumia 928 was not GDR2 out of the box.
    Currently no ETA for the update. Im assuming with the speed of verizon pushing out updates. Early sept.
  • Yeah, VZW is ussually not very speedy...
  • Yup. Just as I thought. The update will only come in September at best. October for some people, even. They need to work on taking the carriers out of the picture completely. Enough with this "the carriers release the update" and "the carriers decide what comes in the update".
    For example, while I deliberately bought my L920 to Deutsche Telekom because of the Grey tiles, I bought a L620 in Belgium at Media Markt. It was supposed to be unbranded. Except it's tied to Proximus. Meaning I will have to wait for an update from the carrier, even though I have absolutely no relationship with said carrier, never had and never will.
  • Your fault for buying a carrier-branded phone, nobody except Apple has the clout to defy the operators, so from next time buy unlocked phone with no carrier branding or just flash your phone with a carrier-free ROM.
  • And here comes the moron, again. Read again what I wrote. I bought it at MediaMarkt. You know what that is? No? Google it.
    It didn't had ANY mention of branding. It is unlocked. I only found the tie with Proximus when I went to "about" to see if it had already received Portico or not. So yeah...the phones you buy outside of carriers also come branded for some reason. Which is why they need to remove the carriers out of the picture. If Apple can do that, perhaps it's time other OEM's start to grow a pair and do the same.
  • Its your fault asshole for buying a carrier branded phone, you should have returned it if it was an issue. Everyhere in the world people know how to buy carrier-free phones except idiots like you who first buy a carrier branded phone then cry like little girls.
  • lol guys, where are the mods or at least a report button.
  • This idiot "Etios" has already been reported to Daniel Rubino. Daniel decided to do nothing. So from now on, it's fair game.
  • You first call people moron in the comment section and expect to get roses in return? LOL at your reporting stuff, everyone can see who used foul language first.
  • Well, maybe I will the next time I get to Belgium. See...there's the difference. There's the people that actually can travel outside their backyard like me and to whom these things happen...and there's the poor 'murican trolls like you, who can't leave their trailers because they're too poor for that.
    But don't worry. Next time I decide to buy a phone just to use it for one week like I did with the L620...I'll think about you. And your trailer. And I'll smile, knowing somewhere there's an lonely virgin troll crying over the fact that they're tied with contracts to carriers and can't afford more phones, unless they go put out...except no one will touch them...let alone pay for it.
  • LOL Poor portuguese people like you have to travel to Belgium just to get a phone, poor you, hope you make more money and shift to a better country so that you can atleast buy $1 app instead of crying everytime :)
  • Oh look at you, the tough guy. 
    Easy to talk down to people on the internet, I bet you're so clever in real life. 
  • First read the racial, flaming post to which i have replied, In real life that person will be on the floor after facing a solid punch.
  • just flashed mine a couple of mins ago :D
  • When will the update for 720 come?
  • I don't have too many games and apps, and all my personal data is synced over Exchange. So I'm highly tempted by this...
    Will wait out a bit though. Let's see if Nokia releases it OTA soon enough. (Not bound to a carrier)
  • So, Daniel that means if I flash my 920 using this method the only thing I won't get is data sense which anyways AT&T haven't enable on their 1020. If I flash and AT&T later enable the app Do you think that people who flash the phone using the manual option will get it?
  • I'm wondering the same.. The AT&T L920 is the RM-820, and the ones that they have for download are RM-821, which is the unlocked/unbranded L920.. I'm wondering if it's possible to flash it to an AT&T Lumia 920, as that's what they show in the pictures above...
  • I flashed mine yesterday, and yes, it has Data Sense.
  • Someone can send me a guide for this??? Please
  • Flashed my Lumia 920 to Amber. No issues so far. I'm from India BTW
  • How's the weather?
  • Tropical?
  • I bought mine unlocked and unbranded, flashed 1314 unbranded.. but never known why is there a carrier section in the store?
  • Because of the sim you have put in. if you remove the sim and then restart your phone, it should not show a carrier in the store. Mine does the same.
  • Done updating thru Nokia Software Updater..And Data Sense and all other stuff is on board..from Singapore
  • quick review for Amber on Lumia 620 - :O
  • The update works for some countrys only yet. Most europe. Using NCS 3.0.0 and Product Code 059R0H0 you can get it. Tested and Working! Good Luck!
  • can someone tell me the steps how can i update my lumia 920 to the so called amber update :( i am a beginer and never tried flashing the device.What software do i need .(os version 8.0.10211.204  , firmaware version 1232.5957.1308.0001) btw its a black unlocked indian lumia 920.
  • Sure! If you want to update your Lumia 920, please contact with me. I'm from Spain and my Lumia 920 is Amber now. :)
  • Today is Monday. Tomorrow is...
  • ...Over The Air
  • Would it work for the Lumi 822?
  • Data sense wont work on ee/Orange, what the heck!? Is this because ee/orange want you to go over your allowances so they can charge additional fee's, jerks!
  • I'm from the Dominican Republic, but I always use English language in my Lumia 620. Do I have to pick a country in specific or can I grab the update from any country available? I'm waiting to take the plunge. 
  • What about us 928 users?
  • @ Daniel - Any idea, whether 822 will be getting this????? we didnt receive the 1308 update yet.. Also, lot of users outside US are having the sms issue in 822. Hope the GDR2 have a fix for tht...!!
  • my operator skipped the 1308 update and went straight to gdr2, so yours might too !!
  • waiting for my 720...:)
  • I just checked NSU - Still only current firmware is available to flash for the 928. I'll keep checking, but will more than likely be to no avail since VZW is the only carrier with this device.
  • I just want better battery life on 3g. Cant cry enough over it. All the wireless charging in the world isn't gonna help me when i am not anywhere near any of the chargers, for example in my marathon lectures. Please Microsoft, nokia..improve the battery performance..make my life..!! :'( :P
  • Data Sense, is that only available to those who are bound to a specific carrier? My phone is not locked to anyone. And I'm sure the carrier I'm using won't alter anything.. So will that give me Data Sense, or will I be losing out?
  • Yes, it will give you data sense.
  • No hurry for my 928 through Verizon. Interested in the color enhancements though, dunno if more colors were mentioned. And mine came with DS already.
  • No hurry? You're in the wrong forum ;)
  • If I download and install the firmware from the polish site will I be able to finally tether with the AT&T grandfathered unlimited data plan?
  • Can any one Share the Amber update in English along with update process ....
    Thanks in advance ....
  • I recommend people waiting for the official release, we already waited this long time, a week or so won't kill you.
  • Its the excitement! its turning them all into zombies hungry for a fix lol.
  • man oooh man isnt this guy stupid, this crap is on polish y evern bother posting links to how to do it when we cant evern read the it in inglish so we can all read it. lame!!!!!
  • I want some Lumia 928 love!
  • What about unlocked phones? These phones should get the update faster, because no carriers are involved. Right?
  • nice little feature added in the wifi settings, you can search for nearby wifi with data sense, it's tied into here maps, pretty sweet!!!
  • Unlocked nordic version, flashed via NSU. Amber, data sense, the works. Not worth the hype folks... Camera button can be set to launch Smart Cam or stock cam. No 3rd party app.
  • in my product code dont found the GDR2 :(
  • When will the gdr2 update and the amber update come for the 920,820,.....?
  • What's the "Flip to silence" exactly?
  • When call comes in, flip the phone over to turn off ringer. My hd7 had it and I rarely did it. Pressing volume key is just as easy.
  • Its better for when you're in a meeting, you face your phone flat and that way your ringer won't go off :P
  • I dought it works as you described, i think the sensor should change its state during ringing for it to work, if the sensor was detecting an object while ringing it will still ring. at least i would design it that way if it was for me.
  • I hope GDR2 resolves basic things like Lock portrait mode, volumes segregation, Proper multitasking, portrait video play option, copy dialing number... :) Also, some good updates for 7.8 as well :) :)
  • Nice dreaming
  • Help me out. Mine is an unlocked Lumia 820. Will I be getting an OTA update as well?
  • the vodafone ireland one has been taken off the servers, it's back to the old one again.. odd !!!'s back on for now, it's prob the server being bombarded lol
  • I haven't seen any comments by those who have downloaded the update regarding Bluetooth 4.0.  Wasn't Bluetooth 4.0 supposed to be included in Amber?
  • Not totally sure, but I think that's a GDR3 feature. Maybe it'll get here by November.
  • Is there an update calendar that is followed by Nokia?
    I mean... periods of time to make the updates available...
    Something like that:
    1 - Release update for carriers
    2 - 90 days later release updates in Nokia servers
    3 - 20 days later release updates OTA for unlocked phones
    It's very annoying having an update released and nothing new when u check for updates on the phone.
    They always give the same excuses: "It depends on the carrier"
    Well and what about unlocked phones? Why we can't check on Nokia servers and get the update too?
  • If you install via this route, would you still be able to restore all your existing preferences and what not?
  • when the final release will be on ota, will i be able to update my lumia 920 to the official firmware. or do i need to reflash my device
  • In the article it says GDR2 is OS version 10327, but the screen shot shows the version is 10328. What's the difference?
  • Hmm the always on capacitive key lights..... Hate it I do fix it they must
  • WAV playback! What a great idea! Oh wait, we had that feature on Windows Phone 7 :/
  • I'm waiting for 822..
  • Running Lumia 820 with GDR2+Amber update. Flashed via NSU and restore from backup. Almost as easy and fast as via OTA. Very nice and with lots of goodies. Looks like love at first sight for glance and 'double tab to activate' :)
  • I wonder how much the glance feature will drain the battery. 
  • Lumia 820 from T-mobile SK/ CV CZ-SK
    Unbranded, updated by NSU.  Data sense and 4G/LTE network support added. All works :).
    L520 branded by Orange have not tried yet.
  • GDR2 firmware update now being pulled out from server....
  • Even for me nokia care suite is giving old fw. Means its pulled out from server?
  • Now all the remains is ProCam coming to the rest of the devices (920, 928, 925). Does anyone have any idea when it's coming?
  • I check my Lumia 822 about 7 times per day for updates. I'm a little anxious. 
  • This is one of the crap things about windowsphone compared to ios, when apple release a new ios its available to everyone the same day, none of this trickling it out over weeks or even months.
  • Be patient bro, there's difference : another windows phones gets ordinary GDR2 update.
    But in lumia series, there's special : amber update and GDR2.
    So MSFT and nokia must prepare this update first. So thats ehy always late.
    #sorry english
  • O2 live tiles for us in UK is awesome!!
  • Available for Malaysia too. Updated mine! Working great! But the glance is kinda useless for TFT
  • TFT? Lumia 520?
  • Lumia 920 is running on Super TFT only unlike 925 with AMOLED.
  • uuh. Lumia 920 is Super Sensitive IPS touch, not TFT.
  • LOL! dude, go check out what's IPS and TN TFT if you don't know...
    You are like telling me a duck egg is not an egg while a chicken egg is an egg, while both are actually egg! HAHAHA
  • Huh? Isn't TN technology pre IPS technology? IPS is based off of TN technology but it is not the same thing. You could have been right in your first comment when you said it was a TFT display but in your second comment you added TN. It is IPS not TN technology.
  • Anyone know how to update (no flashing) via PC? in indonesia, wifi area is very rare. Just like nokia suite, can download apps or maps or updates to my old E71. Now i must OTA :( #sorry english
  • It took me some times and translation to get this update on my Lumia 820... Send me pm which phone you are using and I'll send you instruction on how to so it. P.S I live in Indonesia too
  • We need bluetooth LE. Rest is bubcuss!
  • Finally, Amber update on my Lumia 820!
  • Have You Just updated tour Lumia 820?
  • It took me some time to download and understand the instructions.
  • My Lumia 920 is Amber now :) (Spain)
  • By ota??
  • No. I downloaded the official Nokia ROM and I installed it. Now, it's working successfully!
  • Ok great.. Have fun..
  • Oh, oh, I am with Amber now;
    oh, oh, I am with Amber now (the new Status Quo remix)
    used finnish product code 059R0B4 for my Lumia 820)
  • Installed @ lumia820, works great. (glance, double tap to wake, radio, datasense, screen profiles)
  • HI guys, Can someone please explain to me what each 4 digits in the Firmware Version stand for? I read this once somewhere but I can't remember which represents what :(
    I'm checking for new ROMs and I can't firgure out which is the newer one. So confusing  -_-
    Thanks in advance guys :)
  • too late :(
    i missed it for both my 920T and my 920 int.
  • I live outside the US and have an unlocked phone. Will I receive the update from settings or never?
  • I swear I never get it right! I had the GS3 for T-Mobile, and international versions would recieve updates wayyyy before the carrier versions. Then, I get the developer edition Lumia 920, and AT&T gets the updates first. Then I sell that, buy an AT&T variant for half of the money, and now international versions are getting the Amber update first! Oh the injustice! Seriously though, hopefully AT&T won't be far behind (if they are, I'm going to hate them even more than I do now).
  • How will the battery life be with a non-AMOLED display and an "always on" clock (I know you can have it turn off when it's in your pocket. I wonder if there will be a signififcant battery drain for the IPS display of the 920. Nobody has seemed to really bring the topic up...
  • someone please answer this question please!!!!!!!!! Since the 920 doesnt have an amoled display will the always on screen feature work or not? or will it not be there at all ? i also read that FM radio will not come to 920? why ? i own a 920... need to know....
  • FM radio is in music+video app, the glance is working even its using IPS, its uses battery but I observed its very minimal, my 920 battery now last longer after my update. You need Lumia Pusher app to update all other thins after installing amber.
  • I used a lot of different prodcodes and none of them are showing the Amber version.
  •  WP8 is third in the market share holds 5% while microsoft is showing a beta OS version's till now WP8 misses too many featuers but still in compitition , 2014 is a promising year for microsoft #with WP8.1_BLEU update
  • I have the 2012 Build Conference Lumia 920. I presume this early update would be applicable?
  • Still no update that allows you to dissable screen rotation?? 
  • My Lumia 820 isn't bought from carrier so will the update even show in settings-> phone update or I have to do it manually. I'm checking "phone update" almost every day but ... nothing :/
  • Amber update Officialy available for Lumia 920 in India. :)