Nokia Lumia 520 getting Cyan update in Africa, Latin America, more of Europe and Middle East

Microsoft and the carriers have been busy pushing out the Lumia Cyan update for one of the most-prevalent Windows Phones to date, the Nokia Lumia 520 (and 520T in China). Although last week, we saw some carriers and countries in Europe being eligible for the Cyan update, starting Friday many more including Belgium, Croatia, Iceland and more have entered the 'available' list.

Additionally, countries like Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, and others in Africa are also now cleared for the Lumia Cyan and 8.1 updates. Finally, last week we saw Costa Rica get the update on Claro, but now the telecom has pushed an update to other countries in the region too, including Argentina, Guatemala and more.

Below you will find the current list of Lumia 520 updates by country and region.

You can also see our tracker for all other Lumias currently getting the Lumia Cyan update.

Remember, if you are using Windows Phone 8.1 already through the Preview for Developers, even if your country is listed below, you still do not get Lumia Cyan just yet as Microsoft has a pause on the updates. Users are instructed to either wait until a fix comes out or use the Nokia Recovery Tool to downgrade the OS and then take the updates.

Further reading and How To guides

*CV = Country Variant

Lumia 520

  • Africa – Algeria CV; Egypt CV; Ghana CV; Kenya CV; Libya CV; Morocco CV; Nigeria CV; South Africa CV, MTN; Tanzania CV; Tunisia CV; Uganda CV; Zambia CV
  • Asia Pacific – Australia CV, Telstra; Bangladesh CV; China Unicom, 520T CMCC; India CV; Indonesia CV; Malaysia CV; Nepal CV; New Zeeland Telecom; Papa New Guinea Digicel; Philippines CV, Sun; Singapore CV, Singtel, Starhub; Thailand CV; Vietnam CV
  • Europe – Albania CV; Austria CV, A1, Telering, T-Mobile; Belgium CV, Proximus; Bosnia and Herzegovina CV, BHMobile; Bulgaria CV; Croatia CV, T-Mobile; Cyprus CV; Czech Republic CV, T-Mobile, Vodafone; Denmark CV, Telenor; Estonia CV; Finland CV; France CV, Bouygues, Orange, SFR; Germany Vodafone; Greece CV, Cosmote, Vodafone; Hungary CV, Telenor, T-Mobile, Vodafone; Iceland CV; Ireland 3, Meteor, O2, Vodafone; Italy CV, TIM, Vodafone, WIND; Latvia CV; Lithuania CV; Macedonia CV; Montenegro CV; Netherlands CV, T-Mobile, Vodafone; Norway CV, Telenor; Poland CV, Orange, Play, T-Mobile; Portugal CV, Vodafone; Romania CV, Orange, Vodafone; Russian Federation CV, MTS; Serbia CV; Slovakia CV, Orange; Slovenia CV; Spain CV, Movistar, Vodafone, Yoigo; Sweden CV; Switzerland CV, Swisscom; Turkey CV; Ukraine CV; United Kingdom CV, 3 UK, O2, Vodafone
  • Latin America – Argentina CV, Claro; Chile CV; Costa Rica CV, Claro; Dominican Republic Claro; El Salvador CV, Claro; Guatemala CV, Claro; Honduras Claro; Mexico CV, Movistar, Telcel; Nicaragua CV, Claro; Paraguay Claro; Peru CV; Uruguay CV, Claro; Venezuela CV
  • Middle East – Bahrain CV; Jordan CV; Kuwait CV; Lebanon CV; Oman CV; Pakistan CV; Palestinian Territories CV; Qatar CV; Saudi Arabia CV; United Arab Emirates CV; Yemen CV
  • North America - US AT&T
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161 Comments
  • Did cyan solved lagging nd resuming issues on lumia handsets @ daniel... Any report on that
  • I don't have cyan so I can't tell you, but here's something that helped me,clear the phone memory, move/delete apps, photos, files, it will greatly improve performance.
  • I have 14 gb free memory on my 920 and m on wp 8.1 update 1 without cyan... Was just curious if cyan gonna solve the problems like lagging inbtwn, disappearance of tiles, double start screen when press back button etc etx.. Any1 with cyan hv seen any improvement ??
  • Evry lagging problem is fixed !! Afterall it's a cyan update !!
  • Man same symptoms but 14gb!!! I hope cyan fixes this for you! Great hardware STUPID *Microsoft
    Oh yeah you will wait just like I waited 2.5 months for amber on 620, JUSTMSTHING :D
  • Lol I never got amber but had to go to Nokia Care to update my phone directly to black Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • cyan fixed many of my lag issues,i'm done with enrolling in developer preview,no need for live folders, i'm content with 8.1 and what it brings, i'll wait for official update
  • I'm with you my man I've grown sick of this developer's preview,with all it's bugs and errors
    Im out :)
  • Yah it has worked for me
  • Yes !! The scroll down lag which is in DP !!! It will be solved & mah phone seems to be more faster !!!
  • Hmm that makes me more excited for cyan....though in early sept.... Dnt know if that too will come with bitlocker fix or not... God save my 920 till then :D
  • I hope for the same. It is anyways a long wait and I don't want it to drag out anymore.
  • I have 7gb free and my 1020 is running like a pig. Hope the cyan update does fix it when out finally comes for me but I am not downgrading. Lost all my game progress last time I reset and I love the live folders
  • Yup its confirmed here.. Go 520 users India ! :P be happy
  • Great for those people. What about the 920?
  • Exactly!
  • Hahahahahahaahaj I hope nokia is doing what she did on the 620 with Lumia black lol,we suffered 2months ,no really I hope you get it guys no one likes to be left behind:D
  • Sad but true, Movistar in Perú +920
  • Cyan is available in EU for 520, since last Fraiday
  • ok
  • Is cyan also available through Nokia software updater for retail ? Because I don't have access to WiFi
  • And when will we get GDR1 for 520?
  • Why 520 before 920?!?!!? I've been waiting for too long....
  • Lol 620 users will understand
  • +620
  • More users. 920 should come out in Sept., but take that with a grain of salt.
  • I'm very impressed how Nokia Brasil, and now MS Brasil, are too sloooooooooowww and release the updates!! We are always the lasts!!!
  • Nem me fale!
  • Not Exactly, I think in the Amber or Black, lots of brazilian devices get the update first than North American At&t devices.
  • I remember brazilian devices receiveng the Black update in the end of April!
  • Lumia 620, right? 
  • That's true man. My Lumia 820 getting nothing yet...
  • Really!!! Really now!!! :@
    An angry 920 user
  • Lol we suffered this with Black on L620 lol
  • +1
  • It seems like only people with 920s are complaining lol
  • Because it's one of the most popular phones, and I guess the only one of them that didn't get the update yet, at least not worldwide
  • I couldn't wait any longer for cyan for my Lumia 720 and flashed it with the Italy Rom. Now enjoying Cyan here in Kenya, Africa
  • Nice username
  • hi. how can i do this. please help me....
  • Check the forums.
  • Any news about the HTC 8x getting the gdr1?
  • Yeah when cyan will available for HTC 8X? *JK
  • Omg we will not get cyan!!wtf Microsoft,ima buy android HTC
    JK :)
  • No you never will. It's Lumia Cyan, you'll need a Lumia phone for that.
  • I'm not gonna answer that
  • Someone please tell Robbers to get off their arse and release it.
  • is verizon on coffee break?
  • I realm don't get this,if a Country variant's pho,e gets the update,how come you guys don't?
    Can some one explain plz
  • Still No cyan for 1320 turkey. İ am waiting...
  • Your update will come in Thanksgiving.
  • Fuck you man. Srsly?
  • That actually did make me smile. Hopefully the 1320 will get a full rollout soon as it is a newer device.
  • +620
  • And you shall wait for cyan Just like you waited For Black on the 620! Lol
  • Dis dude knows my life
  • I read "Middle Earth" lol
  • Thumbs up we have a lotr fan here
  • "No update in Mordor. Gondor always get it first :("
  • I've heard that there're taking the updates to Isengard.   
  • Your comment made my day! :P
  • Glad I made you smile
  • Sauron uses an iPhone 5S
  • What about Cyan in Lumia 920 in India??
  • Waiting game
  • The owner of that phone needs to check their text messages.  
  • Lol :D
  • My poor lumia 920 is still waiting :/
  • What about 820 , no respect
  • +820
  • +
  • If I switch back from dev prev to 8 will all my apps on the SD card get deleted
  • Yes !! Every app will be deleted !!
  • Soo the apps won't show even after I get the official version 8.1
  • No !! U have to redownload it !!
  • I will join cyan on my lumia 520 german o2 :(
  • Seriously 920?
  • Indian users already got that cyan update !!!#now waiting for debian red firmware !!
  • What about cyan in L620??? India..
  • Still don't have cyan on my 920 on Tesco network uk :\
  • Me neither thought I would have had it by now..... Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Yes finally lumia cyan
  • Lumia 920 last ...!!?
  • Has Verizon released this for anyone yet? I'm specifically looking for it on the 928, but I don't think I've seen it go to any of Verizon's phones yet.
  • Boost it up for 525 guys. Tired of eagerly waiting
  • :(
  • i updated my 520 3 days ago . after successfully updating, it turnes out that there is no lumia brightness profile or equlizer in audio settings to be found ! so what is the problem !!!!!!!!!
  • Not sure about the brightness profile, but I saw a number of posts over the last 2 weeks saying the equalizer isn't supported on the 520.
  • equlizer is not a big deal as it's not the first time to missing it , but brightness profile ,seriously !!! so why lumia cyan made for
  • Little bit of touch lagging issues are there. Hope belfiote gets a fix and even for the battery.
  • When can i get Windows 8.1 Update 1 for my Lumia 520. -in India
  • Will Nokia Lumia 525 update come earlier
  • I m getting 8.1 update for my Lumia 720 today in india
  • @Daniel... Well the GDR2 have message lock and pattern lock feature..i am waiting
  • When will the Microsoft gonna solve this issue. Lumia cyan is available in my country for my Lumia520 but I can't download it.
  • Yeah. Me too facing same problem. Nokia helpline says that product code must be relaesed for your handset and it may take few days.
  • Verizon, the Icon is your flagship WP. What ae you waiting for?
  • Hello guys. Can someone please answer me. I have Lumia 520 and I got WP8.1 via Developer Preview. Now when I check for updates it says an update is ready to download. Is it Lumia Cyan or another update. Please answer ASAP. Thank You.
  • It is update 1 for WP 8.1. To get Lumia cyan, connect your phone to your PC, and downgrade to Lumia Black, and check for ota update in the phone. Cyan will download and install. After that install the preview for developers and upgrade to WP 8.1 Update 1.
  • there is easier way to install cyan, turn dp updates off from dp app
  • Did you downgrade
  • That may be GDR1
  • Im using black + gdr1, my L520 performance is better after update 1, resuming bit more faster than before update 1.. I suggesting you who already had 8.1 update 1 pfd, don't downgrade your phone to have Cyan update, just wait until MS fix pfd issue, once again, black + 8.1 update 1 pfd react good in my L520
  • My L520 laggs so bad I c