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Rogers begins rolling out Amber and GDR2 for Nokia Lumia 920 owners

We’re getting reports from users that Nokia and Rogers have thrown the switch on the anticipated Amber and GDR2 OS update for the Lumia 920. Much like other carriers, Rogers was in the process of certifying the release and now it has gone live. Indeed, checking Nokia’s update page (opens in new tab) we can see Rogers is now listed as “Available”.

Windows Phone 8 OS build 10327 and higher is also known as GDR2 and brings along with it FM radio support, fixes for Xbox Music, Other storage fix and other minor improvements. Amber is the name for Nokia’s accompanying firmware and it allows new camera features, Glance and flip to silence, to name a few new additions.

Users can check for the over-the-air update by heading into their Settings > Phone Update and check for the update there. Thanks, leviathan18 and Tim L., for the heads up

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.

213 Comments
  • Now if only the unlocked phones would follow suit... and by that I mean at least the 820 but also the 720.
  • My Rogers 920 is unlocked and it's downloading right this second. Do you mean unbranded? I'll have to check the status of update for the unlocked/unbranded 620 I bought at a Saturn in Germany.
  • Don't forget my 620.
  • Just downloaded, camera on 920 is a lot better. Pictures are very sharp and interface is much better to use.
  • Congratulations to my neighbors up north. The wait is coming to an end.
  • I will only say this once... What the hell is AT&T doing?
  • Seconded!
  • I'm here waiting too and you know what's funny my girl GS3 just got a AT&T update last night what are they doing to the 920 users is awful such along wait we have to wait we that started the wp8 movement why ATT WHY!!
  • I smell a class action lawsuit
  • Waiting so they can combine GDR2 & GDR3 together in one update!  Lol. 
  • If that was the case all would be forgiven!!!
  • Ya know, if that is true and it comes by the end of Sept., I would not be pissed.  If it takes to November to happen then......
  • Sometimes the wait is worth it. 
    You are getting the L920 camera signicantly improved with GDR2.  The Amber updated L920 pictures are sharper than L925.
    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2290538/nokia-lumia-825-phablet-set-for-new-york-unveiling-next-month
    Now the latest story about GDR3 is that you are getting a Notification Center and Appetitte (?) with it.
    http://www.nokiapoweruser.com/2013/08/22/tip-gdr3-to-bring-notification-centre-and-appetitte-already-under-internal-testing-at-nokia-india/
     
  • I'm nervous about the notification center; its redundancy (due to overlap with live tile functionality) might make you have to clear notifications twice, or lose desired live tile info when you declutter the notification center. I'm a lot more excited about the camera stuff in GDR2, and call blocking if AT&T doesn't remove it. Tacking on a band-aid designed to compensate for icon-based UIs when there are already live tiles seems a bit awkward. It could be useful if implemented right though.
  • Amber upgraded L920 vs L925 comparison.
    http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/features/item/18194_Amber-powered_Nokia_Lumia_920_.php
  • Or there waiting to combine gdr2+gdr3+8.1 blue in march 2014.
  • Being the crap carrier they've always been.  We shouldn't be surprised.
  • AT&T: Always taking and taking....their time that is.
  • Taking their time and our money.
  • I've wondered the same thing.  Why can't somebody at AT&T just leak what the hell is going on for us?!  I just want a date!  (and it be ATLEAST before the end of next month)...
     
    Do they have one guy testing this?  If so I'll be a tester for free!
  • I'm sure there is a or several good reasons. They want a good launch especially on a flagship model. Also make sure all features work and flawless at that. Another thing to keep in mind which I've also explained on another recent post about the change of coming soon and the 822 launch that Rogers is like a sister network of AT&T... Nearly identical networks. I say that my prediction would be tomorrow we should see AT&T go from Waiting Approval to coming soon (08/23/2013) and they will flip the switch on Monday to Available (08/26/2013)... This is all logical speculation ;)
  • T-mobile USA Lumia 810 updates requires 485mb of free space. Are they kidding me. I've already deleted every app for "Others" sake, except for Rudy Huan's stuff.
  • how in the hell did we beat AT&T to it?  I was fully expecting a few weeks after AT&T rollout.
    Thanks Rogers!
  • Yes, I second that!!  Thanks Rogers!!  
  • Thanks indeed. Not only is it timely...it is also packed with features that I expected them to not include. DataSense, FM radio, Pro Cam, Flip to silence - everything is there. Color me impressed. If Rogers acted like this more often, I'd have no trouble recommending them.
  • I've never felt that screwed around with them and WP updates, however, i'm much happier not being their customer.
  • Ditto, DLing now.
    Thanks Rogers :)
  • Finally =D
  • the poor update page from nokia now wont see me F5 every other hour lol 
  • Lol :D
  • Too bad i still have to :'(
  • i was doing it hourly... lol
  • Roger that.
    Corny, I know.
  • My carrier free unlocked 920 in Germany doesn't get amber yet either
  • + Sweden.
  • +1 Russian official 920 and +1 Hong Kong 920 being used in Russia. Both non-locked.
  • Come on ATT!
  • +920
  • T-mobile USA Lumia 810 has updates ready for download.
  • I'm mad bec ause I have a 920 on T-Mobile. I'd just get the 925, but eBay has them  for like $150 more in used condition. SUCKS! Screw AT&T!
  • Great news! Just waiting on EE in the UK now...
  • +920
  • Yes, come on EE/Orange UK!
  • +920
  • AT&TTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!
    ...echo echo...
  • Mendozaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!
  • hahahaha! nice...
  • ATT is such a vagina
  • I can confirm the update is rolling out. Currently downloading.
  • Same, preparing to install 96%
  • manually checked for the update and downloading now! Woo! Hope att WP users get it soon too!
  • Just finished updating, unlocked Rogers phone on the Wind network. Wasn't sure if I was going to be able to.
  • I don't suppose HTC has an update page do they?
  • Hahahahaha we HTC adopters aren't that lucky
  • I am so frustrated! Ughh Rogers 8X and no gdr2 yet....
  • Let's. Go. AT&T!
  • +1000000000000000000000000
  • It's hard to read that without the comma's separating the zero's.
  • I agree, except for one less zeroI'm not as mad as you are.
  • I didn't rcv it so had to manually update using retail sw. Was piece of cake.
  • Already updated my nl920 manually for att version. I'm using it on the t-mobile network!
  • I complained to EE cuz they keep running ads saying they're the UKs fastest overall network but they haven't even approved any Nokia updates yet whereas countries like India, Denmark and Australia have released the update and even o2 have approved it and Vodafone UK have released it. Funny enough they ignored me as usual. So fastests turns out to be not quite true.
  • Since when were advertisements truthful? Lol
  • What does Saying they are the UK's fastest network have anything to do with providing OS updates? 
  • I completely agree with you, I', EE customer but they are useless as always, and as soon my contract finishes I will go back to my old one O2, moved to EE for Nokia Lumia 920 and 4 G but not happy, I spoke to  them few days ago and been told GDR" or Amber update will come soon, and when I ask how soon is that the geezer couldn't give me answerm he just said soon, I said not good enough, he said you can put on the end for the question to ee, but I just ignored that, useless, they don't know what they are talking
  • C'mon at&t!
  • AT&T..............
  • Wow this is certainly a surprise to me as an owner of an l920 that Rogers has released this update so quick. Not that I care now since getting the 1020 and found that gdr2 is really a minor update.
  • Att hurry your corporate ***
  • stars?
  • It keeps giving me an error, stating it cam reach the update server. So it must be overwhelmed or something.
    Rogers 920.
  • Make sure you are connected to WiFi for it to download
  • I was, but restarting my phone seemed to make it,work. Updated now, with datasensr.
  • Wow AT&T is so far behind on this I feel like I'm on Cingular.
  • lol!
  • Lol
  • Rogers Lumia 920, B.C. Downloading now. Any word if this sucessfully adds Data Sense? or do we need to hard reset too?
  • There's a rogers app that keeps track of data. ("My Account") I'd prefer that app for tracking data since it comes from rogers directly.
  • And data sense really isn't that accurate, so Rodgers app probably would be best
  • Data Sense is on the money on my phone, always matches up with what My Verizon says.
  • Lucky, mine was off by a gig the first month I got my phone. Now its only off by 100-200 Mb some months. Nothing serious by far, just saying the Rogers app would be more accurate with it coming from Rogers and all.
  • The Rogers app is poorly made and even more poorly maintained. It misses quite a bit of data some days. Just cause it comes from Rogers doesn't mean it's the best app, their update delay is horrible. 
  • That's unfortunate, makes you wonder why they would even release an app like that then...
  • The information in the app isn't a reflection of what the phone sends, its just what their servers show..same information as the web portal would show.
  • My Account app is barely accurate and takes hours to update (I've waited over a day for it to update when it's near my limit). Datasense can limit data usage to only WiFi when you reach your limit, the My Account app cannot.
  • The one thing I hate about the Rogers "My Account" app is that you have to disable your wifi everytime you want to "Login" to it.
  • Yah, it'sannoying
  • How did your GDR2 update go On your 920, mine is taking really long.
  • Seemed normal to me, maybe 30 or 45 mins to download and go through the update procedure.
  • I'm on Rogers here in Ontario and I have Data Sense with my 920. You have to manually enter your monthly data limit and reset date.
  • Using a GDR2 Rogers Lumia 920 on VIRGIN network in Quebec. Data Sense working (with correct consumption since last invoice) !!!
  • That's good! Now bring on the 1020, Rogers!
  • +1020!
  • 1020 is launching on Rogers in October... Juuuust in time for newer models to be announced.
  • Gah! I'm so jealous!
  • What a glorious day this is.
  • Starting my ATT dance in hopes of ending the drought. 
  • According to a CellularMan, it does add data sense.
  • Ya, not sure why att is so friggin slowwww at updates when they claim to have the fastest network.?? We always seem to get the updates dead last..
  • Portico (GDR1) was out on AT&T before most others.
  • Can you do custom text tones?
  • Yes.
    On Android.
  • Still need it on country variant in the uk
  • GB-CV says soon. I think weekend
  • It's ridiculous and likely to put some people off buying any more nokias; they should push the update to all phones when it's ready, same as apple.
  • They should do direct updated. Waiting for carriers is s fail point
  • Carriers do a lot of their own tweaks (some don') when OEM/OS updates are pushed through them. Bypassing them would be a disservice to your phone.
  • Apple doesn't have to configure for multiple manufactures with multiple devices. Completely different.
  • Nice, downloading the update as I type this!
  • What the hell is up with at&t? Still no word. One of the first to adopt The Lumia and nothing from them. At&t is really beginning to make me angry
  • You don't want to make dortyboy angry!
  • yet my unlocked, unbranded 920 still doesn't have the update.
  • just checked and it is available on rogers, i'm downloading now. will review features when i'm done.
  • Jesus Christ AT&T....9 F'n 20 ALREADY!
  • I have a Nokia Lumia 920 but I don't have a SIM card in it will the update come to my phone at the same time as some one with a SIM?
  • I don't have a SIM card in mine and it's updating right now
  • Same here. Doesn't matter if you have a sim or not, as long as you have WiFi.
  • We need to take the shoestrings and belts from AT&T users. They may get suicidal soon.
  • Yeah, I should have worn my slip on shoes today...
  • arrrrggggggg..... i thought the title said Rogers is launching 1020 for a split second...
     
    this is good news though
  • ATT stinks in more ways than one.
  • Finally!
  • FINALLY!..it's happened to me, right in front of my face and i just cannot hide it
  • Finally you've come along
    The way I feel about you it just can't be wrong
    If you only knew the way I feel about you
    I just can't describe it, oh no no
  • +1 lol
  • Hurry up EE!! This update is important!!
  • Data Sense is there along with call blocking and a few other little things:)
  • ATT what the faaaaaaaaaaackkkkkkk!!
  • How is it that the premier windows phone carrier in the US is the last carrier to push out the update to Lumia devices....
  • And the premier carrier, EE in the UK
  • ^^ Please tell me you're being sarcastic mate? Pmsl
  • How many users on Rogers do you think actually have Lumia 920s when you think about it?   5,000?  I can't imagine anymore than that.
  • At best.
  • Hi @daniel do you have any word when at&t will release the update?
  • I for one am thinking about never signing a contract with ATT again. Because it all started with the sales rep trying to talk me out of buying Lumia 920, when it was clearly the best phone they had, but there was a big problem for the rep I did my homework on it, at the time it was the best. Now they are putting the Amber update on the back burner. Shenanigans!!!
  • BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!! I can confirm AT&T is not, I repeat AT&T is not releasing the GDR2 update.
  • LOL
    Don't do that to these people.
  • LOL... I want to cry but can't. I was getting so upset until I realized it's just a phone. Your comment was a nice moment of laughter for me.
  • The way AT&T users are whining and moaning I almost hope they don't...
  • The way you are acting like a bitch, I hope you get hit by a bus.
  • That makes two of us. Please back up and run over me again and again to make sure I'm dead.
  • It's true AT&T is holding the update until December 24 Merry Christmas 920's
  • BREAKING LEGS!!!!!!I can confirm we will break your legs if you do that again. :P
  • What about Nokia Lumia 920 for AT&T users.
  • I also happens to have a country variant GB-CV, is there any one who knows who is supposed to approve this update since the phone has no strings attached, it does not belong to any carriers. I thought these country variant phones would be the first since the approval is done by Nokia itself,
    Or maybe I am missing something here?????? Anyone knows????
  • GB-CV is coming soon. I think the weekend. :) and Nokia still need to check its fine to deploy with their updated firmware.. carrier locked ones, they check their firmware work with it.
  • Just finish and I can confirm DATA Sence is installed. Also expect all your notification sounds to be changed...
  • FINALLY!!!
  • Must be nice!!!!! :(
  • I downloaded the update, and have been sitting on the spinning sprockets for closing in on half an hour.  Should I be worried yet, or should I just be more patient?  And what do I do if it doesn't exit "sprocket mode"?  Hmmm....
    I have one of the early batches of L920 from Rogers (the factory unlocked and pentaband ones), and am using it with a Fido SIM if that matters.
  • Mine took a bit of time, around 30 mins...let it sit and do its thing
  • Yep, false alarm, the update is past the spinning sprockets stage.  :)  Thanks for letting me know how long it took, that was reassuring.  :)
  • Patience, I think a lot has to do with how much stuff you have on the phone.
    My 822 took about 2 hours to update, but another 822 with not much on it only took about 45 minutes.
  • Just wait and relax. Mine did the same thing. Usually it does that when you have a lot of apps and data on your phone. It will finish when it's done moving back all your data.
  • Got it, comes with data sense and radio...awesome
  • WooHoo....
    Installing..
  • AT&T: everyone else can hear their Customers. Can you?
  • Probably not.
    Their service is terrible in my area, that's why I #switched.
  • What, like the 75% of operators who are also at Waiting for Approval stage?
  • Not my carrier.
  • And the update started to roll out for unbranded 820's and 920's in Turkey. Just in case anyone wondered. ;)
  • Pitiful AT&T.. I hate them with all my heart.. Most probably removing features from Amber for the 920
  • I'm Canadian. For what it's worth, I appreciated being able to pick up a Lumia 520 for $100 when I was in the States recently. Including the cost of the phone, it was cheaper than roaming on my L920 with my Canadian SIM. And AT&T coverage was great where I travelled. I expect YMMV. In any case, at least the carrier gimping is a whole lot less on Windows Phone than it is on Android, and we should be thankful for that! :)
  • Receiving GDR2 on my 920 now.. from Malaysia...
  • ATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!
  • First 6tag was released now GDR2!!  OH MY what a great day today has been.  Who needs December 25th when you have August 22nd
     
  • This is a mini-Christmas day indeed.
  • About time. Update . I just check. And it here.
  • I'm installing my Amber update on my unlocked Nokia Lumia 920 (Saudi Arabia- Mobily) right now. It's displaying those rotating cogwheels as I comment.
  • i was just about to tip this 059R2L5
    059S0T0
    059S7B4
    059R4D6
    059T063
    059Q8X3 all have amber now
  • Any product code for RM-820_Rogers_Canada available yet?
    Luke
  • Confirming FM radio present
  • Checked out all the features and see the following items:
     
    FM Radio
    Glance Feature (for the lockscreen)
    Lumia Colour Profile
    Data Sense
    Nokia Pro Cam & Nokia Smart Cam (Works after downloading) & ISO Settings up to 3200 and the ability to change the default camera to either of these camera apps.
    Nokia Video Trimmer
  • Got my update 2 days ago on Lumia 920, Vodacom South Africa... So far so gooooooooood!
  • Nokia has pushed Amber update to all of its Lumia windows phones, but AT&T, which is the touted as main Windows Phone network provider in US is still testing it. One reddit user contacted Microsoft Store’s employee and he was told that AT&T will be seeding the GDR2, aka Amber update in less than two weeks. He mentioned August 26 in his post. not sure if its true or not, read about it on a website 
  • Amber and GDR2 are not the same thing.  Amber are features that Nokia is adding to its Lumia phones while GDR2 is a microsoft update as far as i know
  • Wee Nokia pro cam is included along with Nokia smart cam wew
  • Got my Rogers 920 on T-Mobile updated. It failed at 30% first attempt, but there were no issues second attempt. Spinning gears only lasted around 10 minutes tops, half the time of when I updated my 810 last week. Nice that we get FM radio! I also just installed Pro Cam and Smart Cam; looking forward to playing with those later!
  • Now if only Nokia Germany starts rolling out the update, i'm getting tired ..... Nokia Deutchland said on Facebook that it would be this week .... Still nothing, even Belgian device's got the update before my imported German device, shame on youuuuuuuuuu
  • Ummm... n00b question here, but where are the FM radio and the Glance Screen options? I've poured through settings, and seem to keep missing them!
  • FM Radio is in the Xbox Music app, Glance is under settings/display+touch.
  • My Nokia Lumia 820 got Gdr2 and amber update 3 days ago, Vodafone Uk and im from Portugal. The batery and screen was improve and looks faster.
  • Fm radio activate too.
  • Got the update aswell on my unlocked, unbranded Nokia L820 using Fido (Roger's subcompany) :D, Preparing the install now at 40% :P
  • Rogers Unlocked 920 operating on Digicel in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean. Currently preparing to install!
  • Does that include Carriacou?
  • AT&T will try to be cute and do their update for the 920 on 9/20.
  • Lmao!
  • Hahaha
  • Checked for updates and got the Amber alert! Woo!
  • Data sense, Nokia Camera Pro, FM radio.. all of them are working. What a great day!
  • I got mine and it feels like a new phone now. Love the data sense app.
  • No Amber or GDR2 yet here. LG Quantum on ATT. I hope I don't have to wait forever.....
  • LG quantum is a WP 7 device... GDR2 is WP 8... Amber is for Nokia
  • So I should get it on the 26th like everyone else then?
  • I notice since installing this update, my Wi-Fi now seems to be on all the time and I no longer have to wait a few seconds after activating my home screen for it to kick in. I checked in the settings and I don't have the box for keeping Wi-Fi active all the time checked. Weird. That might be why my battery seems to be draining faster than pre-update, though. :-/
  • I am so pissed at AT&T I went this morning and switch my number to Verizon. I have had my same number from McCaul Cellular days.i  took my number to Cellular one to, Bellsouth mobility, to AT&T, to Cingular, to Bellsouth, and back to AT&T, but no more, they SUCK at taking care of their customer. I am also selling my stock I own in the Company. They are not doing anything to make money for their Shareholders. This action that they take with holding out the release for no reason demonstrate that.
  • Dang bro. Couldn't wait a week or so?
    BTW, you should have been able to move your number with you. I think it's actually the law.
  • Att is on a whole new level of fuckery
  • And again....where Is the Microsoft work-around they promised us with WP8???
  • Carrier concessions.
  • grrr i have a unlocked rogers 920 working on movistar in colombia and still nothing! :(
     
  • For guys using unlock Rogers on Telus using internet sharing.
    I updated my unlock rogers phone on telus and sharing internet stoppped working. I manage to get it going by switching to another service using Nokia's access point, then back to telus. You need to download access point if you don't have it. Now my sharing internet works...phew. I had major problem trying to get internet sharing going some time back.
  • Getting the update right now ..Rogers 920
  • Dear when will update in china I am waiting pls
  • Finally, Amber arrives to my 920 in Malaysia. I have not installed it yet since it requires a wifi connection to start downloading. Need to wait to go to my office to download.Anyway, I am happy it's already arrived to my phone.
  • I don't see an option to toggle flip to silence. :/ 
  • Is tap to wake supposed to be in this update? I am loving the radio.
  • I have successfully updated my L920 to GDR2 w/Amber... Phone had appeared to lock up, but a couple of resets and all is good! Got my Amber love!
  • AMBER is squeezing into my Nokia 920 just now!
  • Waiting for update.  What's taking forever, I'm worried that I'll never get it.  Rogers unlocked phone on wind.
  • August 31st, no AT&T amber update. VERY disappointed in AT&T! They could have at least let us know if they will or will not be allowing the update.
  • Just got the Lumia Amber Update from EE (Orange) on my Lumia 820, and it does have Data Sense; just in case anyone is still concerned about that feature being omitted.
    I notice the Nokia website is still showing the EE 820 update as 'Coming Soon'...but, clearly, that is out of date, now.