Here's the current list of smartphones with the Lumia Denim update in Africa and the Middle East

We have made a list of the current Denim firmware updates for Lumia Windows Phone in Europe and Asia, so we thought we would do the same for Africa and the Middle East as well, as provided by the Microsoft Mobile support website.

So far, the same support pages for Latin America and North America don't indicate that Lumia Denim has been released in those parts of the world, but we will keep an eye out to see when those updates are launched. In the meantime, here's the breakdown of the African and Middle Eastern countries and Lumia smartphones that can access the Denim update.

Algeria

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 525 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Angola

  • Lumia 620 - Country variant

Bahrain

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant
  • Lumia 1320 - Country variant

Egypt

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 525 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Ghana

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Kenya

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Iraq

  • Lumia 525 - Country variant

Jordan

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 525 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Kuwait

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant
  • Lumia 1320 - Country variant

Lebanon

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 525 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Libya

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 525 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Morocco

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 525 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 630 - Country variant
  • Lumia 630 Dual SIM - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant
  • Lumia 820 - Country variant
  • Lumia 920 - Country variant
  • Lumia 925 - Country variant
  • Lumia 1020 - Country variant
  • Lumia 1320 - Country variant
  • Lumia 1520 - Country variant

Mozambique

  • Lumia 620 - Country variant

Nigeria

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Oman

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant
  • Lumia 1320 - Country variant

Pakistan

  • Lumia 525 - Country variant

Palestinian territories

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 525 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Qatar

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Saudi Arabia

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Tanzania

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Tunisia

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 525 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Uganda

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

United Arab Emirates

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant
  • Lumia 1320 - Country variant

Yemen

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Zambia

  • Lumia 520 - Country variant
  • Lumia 620 - Country variant
  • Lumia 720 - Country variant

Source: Microsoft Mobile (opens in new tab)

159 Comments
  • Makes me want to live in Morocco.
  • Yeah I'm wondering what/if anything denim does for the 1020 myself
  • You are welcome anytime
  • Yeaah! You're welcome in morocco bro
  • I'll be updating my L920 right away!!
  • Hello man how is your product code thanks !
  • Jordan L920 got Denim update yesterday
  • I live in Morocco but have an italian variant.yey.
  • Wow
  • Is this where us American's cry cause we don't have it yet? ;)
  • Can't believe we are getting treated like a second class citizen!!!!!! Omg.
  • South America have it. =P
  • Do they, just checked the page and it still hasn't been updated.
  • Check it again
  • Check this https://twitter.com/rollindadice/status/545635921815953408
  • It's today's Extra+info update. Show that for almost everyone.
  • Just got a notification say welcome to denim, just brought me to the 8.1 page.
  • Still waiting for Cyan on my Icon..... #fail
  • That's never happens I guess
  • Get DP on that baby!
  • We're waiting on the U-S-A!
  • *Starts slow chant* "U... S... A..., U.. S.. A.., U.S.A. USA!"
  • I parodied "party in the USA".
  • Wow what about South Africa!! That's crazy lol L520 for Vodacom SA please!!
  • Bruh! We're bigger wp market than all the other African countries and we still get picked last!
  • I know right. It must have to do with the mobile operators, the likes of Vodacom and MTN must have stricter regulations when it comes to these updates. I only got cyan for my 920 a month ago.
  • This is wack lol not even one phone has the update here but they give all the northern African countries 1st lol
  • I think the all of Africa has the biggest number of WP users, am in Uganda and I can assure you that i have seen a good number of WPs.
  • Just blame vodacom and MTN.
  • Got a firmware update yesterday on my 930 (mtn), was so chuffed thinking it was Denim... It still says I have cyan.
  • I hope there no issues this time like the bitlocker thing where PFD had to wait for a fix
  • Pfd users take it or not?plz someone answer
  • Yes! But you have to uncheck first.
  • I've unchecked, didn't help
  • Finally, at least some hope, still waiting (I own a 925) in Nigeria
  • makes me want a low end phone...
  • I know ryt:P
  • I envy those folks in Morocco.
  • Hoping my Hong Kong variant 1520 gets the update soon. That would be slick
  • My 930 is from HK as well...bright orange.
  • Finally in Palestine!!! Can't wait for my Lumia 1520 !! Oh and I hate finals! And I hate my life and I hate cell biology !!!! Had to say that :p
  • I live in morroco
  • I have a Lumia 1320 in the UK, u locked. But its a Middle East/Africa region. I cannot see anywhere this CV thingy-bob. Are there generic region codes which aren't country variants? Or am I just being a spas and doing something wrong for the update? PfD is now turned off and still nothing.
  • CV it's the "generic one" with no carrier "attached".
  • I don't have a carrier attached. I purchased the handset only and put in an EE sim card. This is very strange indeed. Am I going to have to flash a different ROM?
  • No u don't need to flash it
    All u have to do I wait until the country u bought the phone from gets the denim update available for the model u have and u will receive it.
  • But that's what's weird, I bought the phone on ebay brand new, unlocked. Its not a UK phone. I've checked the carrier data compared to my wife's UK spec 930 and I don't have a CV listed at all, period. So what now?
  • I, too, bought a 920 from an online retailer in my country, and i later found out (sticker on the box: 12 months warranty in Kuwait) that it's actually Kuwait CV, and i did receive the updates when they were realeased in that country, not in mine. So you just need to wait and keep calm.
  • Thanks for the replies, but when I go into 'extras + Info' and 'about' there is no mention at all of a CV. Nothing. Not a zip. The only reason I know its a middle east / Africa phone is a little code which says numbers-mea3-numbers. So if I have no Country Variant, when the hell do I get the update?
  • I didn't tell you to look into settings, i get the exact same thing in 'extras+info'(mea3 in the middle), i said my CV country was written on the phone's box. Afaik, you can't have no CV, and anyway, your phone checks automatically for updates and you will get your Denim, so no need to panic.
  • I'm not panicking, I'm just really mega impatient and I want it NOW, lol. Checked the box and you're right, says there in black and white 'Saudi Arabia'. Will probably be just ny luck that the 1320 was the worst selling phone out there with the least amount of Saudi users and I will get it sometime summer next year. Lol, and that's a very nervous Lol.
  • Man we don't have crriers that lock phones in the middle east its just one company called ORANGE u might know it and its only in Jordan so no need to worry if ur phone is locked or any thing else its 99% a CV and will receive the update as soon as its become available in Saudi Arabia also it won't take forever as u think in the middle east mostly no one checks the updates if it have anything wrong they just accept it that's why it wont take long xD cheers
  • Well that escalated quickly...
  • Obviously, no Verizon there. ​ ​
  • Unfortunately​, still no updates for Lumia 920, at least it deserve the update more than Lumia 720.
  • Which country variant is Rm 937-im-mea3
  • This is Lumia 1520 for Egypt
  • It's the NOKIA Lumia 1520 in Middle East and Africa
    mea = Middle East and Africa
  • Hey morocco... Why oh why full of updates.
  • I have never understood why Pakistan is always classified as a part of the Middle East on here...
  • Really that's strange:s
  • Same here
  • AT&T HURRY UP! Bastards!
  • I'm jealous of morocco..
  • Wow morocco ! I live in Jordan and on DP , so I'm waiting denim for devs... I have 820 so that means no new features :( why Microsoft always brings good features and says they are hardware related , while a low-mid Samsung device can shoot with multiple modes like HDR , ETC..
  • Still no denim for L525 in Pakistan :(
  • Just look at firmware number of all Lumias in Marocco(Except L1520/930/830), and you will see that is same as it is on Cyan... So that means, only L830/930/1520 gets new firmware, and rest of lumia family only gets GDR1 update of WP8.1.1,and tragically not last revision of wp8.1.1 from PfD program
  • Yeap! UR smart guy. At least they will get almost all features, like battery saver tile, data connection toggle, and etc.
  • The correct list for Morocco is 520/525/620/720. 
  • My L635 doesn't have update 1 yet
  • Current status: Checking for updates...
  • Woah, for the 1520 in Morocco.
  • the 1320 in Saudi Arabia also says Denim on the site, and not on on your list. Latest addition?
  • Yeah, I thought it was weird how all GCC countries list the 1320 except for Oman and Saudi Arabia. I'm sure they either have it but it's not listed here or it's just been added. Usually, the GCC gets updates at the same time.
  • Correct list for Morocco: 520, 525, 620 & 720 = same as the most of the other countries. 
  • R.I.P. North America Lumia Denim release
  • RIP 630 denim update.
  • Heck I'm still on Black waiting for Cyan
  • 1520 waiting for denim in Nigeria
  • So with the 1520 being updated, can we finally see "Hey Cortana!" in action?
  • The answer yes
  • And then MS, what about South Africa. Can't believe this. Alright scheduled for early 2015.
    How sad.
  • I don't think what u posted about Morocco is right. Because normally north Africa will get the update along side with Europe ( due to similarity of the telecom companies). If Tunisia( where I live) and Algeria both don't got the updates for Lumia 9.. And 8.. Yet Then why will Morocco in particular. I believe we should verify this further.
  • C'mon Asia pacific!
  • Pakistan is part of Asia. Not middle east.
  • Yes you are right. I wonder why they count us in middle east Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • The had named it Middle East Asia. You can't guess why???
  • NO SOUTH AFRICA??? Really!!?
  • Get used to it, we always get stuff last!
  • Update madness!!!
  • When will it available to India?
  • Nothing about my country Botswana :( guess I won't be getting any updates, sucks to be living in a "3rd world country"
  • 620 everywhere :) finally
  • Everywhere but not on my Lumia 620 in Pakistan
    Help
  • 625 in Qatar. Please.
  • In India for 925????
  • Microsoft should try hiring a good African witch doctor and cripple all those Verizon creeps!
  • Any indication on when South Africa will be on this list?
  • Next India please....& also 630, waiting waiting waiting!!!
  • I'm on the Developer Preview (DP) program and there is no Denim update for my Lumia 620 - Oman CV...... Is it because of DP?
  • There's no accounting for how these updates roll out worldwide!
  • Thanks
    From my 720
  • Wow!
    That was fast
    I used to wait more than 3 months to any new firmware on my 720
  • I'm waiting for Lumia Denim for my NOKIA Lumia 1520 in Saudi Arabia :(
    And I think it will be as late as Cyan was :'(
  • So, they're starting from the ground-up by releasing updates from entry and mid-level phones first. Waiting for my 1520 Saudi Arabia variant to get denim.
  • Same here! I've really only held on to that phone because of Denim. I'm currently sporting a L830 with Denim on board as my daily driver but can't wait to see what Denim can do on a high-end phablet. :D
  • Same here bro
    Waiting for Lumia Denim on NOKIA Lumia 1520 Saudi Arabian version
  • But our phones must work better with the firmware
  • 920 is waiting
  • Thanks you windows central
  • Here in India Lumia 520 only getting OS update there is no firmware update. Its same as cyan firmware no..
  • Everywhere L520 gets only GDR1(OS update) without firmware... All Lumias(except L830/930/1520) will get only GDR1(OS Update) without firmware... Even old PureView devices like L920/925 will not get new firmware with new camera alghoritams,and lumia camera v5...
  • Hello dear this rom is
    RM-885_ im_mea3_270 = United Arab Emirates ??????????!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Angola Yeaiiiihhh
  • Lumia 520 Cyan Nigeria: Your phone is up to date (Cyan), last checked 2 minutes ago.
  • Nothing for Russians yet...
  • You should check for the update over Wi-Fi connection.