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Windows Phone update rolling out to phones with Update 3

Running Update 3 on your Windows Phone device via the Windows Phone Preview for Developers Program? You might just have a phone update ready if you head into your settings. Let’s check out what’s the latest in this update.

If you’ve got Update 3 for Windows Phone 8 you’ll see two software updates from Microsoft. They are:

  • Microsoft Update 8.0.10521.155
  • Microsoft Update 8.0.10517.150

What’s new in them? We can’t say for sure since our update is still installing. We’ll update this if we notice any fixes or improvements, but this is probably nothing more than a round of bug fixes and performance boosts. For reference, the Lumia 1520 (running Update 3 out of the box) is already running Windows Phone OS version 8.0.10517.150. Again, don’t get your hopes up, but go ahead and update!

Interested in making the jump from GDR2 to Update 3 on Windows Phone 8? Read up on how you can join the program.

Via: Plaffo

Thanks for the tip steve_w_7!

719 Comments
  • It may be that playing from the cloud is causing your problems because I use Xbox Music every day without issue but all my music is local. I have a 925 with GDR3. I should be surprised that I'm not having performance problems considering what an incomplete mess this app is.
  • To receive the update make sure that you guys are still enrolled (box checked) in the preview for developers.
  • Where can I see that?
  • Is anyone having problems in the check for update phase? my phone doesn't seem to check for an update, and if the screen timesout, it stops checking, and if I keep touching the screen to keep it lit, it doesn't finish the search for the update, and I can't update. I updated my wifes phone yesterday.
  • I'm having the same issue on Lumia 920 with GDR3 8.0.10512.142 installed, Settings > Phone Update shows the phone is up to date and last checked 2 months ago. (about the same time the GDR3 developer preview was installed) When checking for phone updates the phone states it's checking for updates but never completes. The phone will timeout and the status remains the same showing last checked 2 months ago. I cannot add a new keyboard either. Did you resolve this issue?
  • I have not solved it, I chatted with Nokia support, they suggested a hard reset, I told them that was their answer to everything. I'm not hard resetting unless black is here and it won't update still.
  • Added questions on the MSDN forums under Windows Phone Preview for Developers forums > Windows Phone Preview OS Issues > Lumia 920 GDR3 8.0.10512.142 not updating. Recommend to add any further comments here. http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/acca05cb-d74e-4093-8645-d2896ef6379e/lumia-920-gdr3-8010512142-not-updating?forum=winphoneosissues
  • Have you downloaded the certificate? http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/preview-for-developers/178ac8a1-6519-4a0b-960c-038393741e96  
  • Its happening!
  • I think I will let it happen for a few of y'all first, and you can tell me how it is ;).
  • Went smoothly and took about a few minutes. L925
  • Hi Sam, Please check if Powered off charging is possible with this update on Lumia. I think some HTC devices got it with this update. So should lumias.  missed that in the developer preview...
    Edit : Powered off charging still not available in Lumia after the update.
    The changes i noted:
    * better touch response.
    *more fluidic transition and a lil faster
    *fixed icons in task manager
  • It was made possible with Update 3, but you need a firmware update for it to take effect, meaning it wouldn't be with this update. Edit: Also, my phone gets really, really hot when it does this, so I don't think it is as effective as many people think.
  • From basic random playing around with my 928 with the update, it seems like touch response is much improved. The "seems faster" really does apply I think. It might be a placebo, and it might be partly, but I don't think that's all of it.
  • No, the touch definitely is more responsive. Very noticeable. I like it :D texting and just anything touch related just seems more prompt. Very happy with this.
  • +1
  • Add to that... Scrolling through things that are normally sluggish seem to be able to keep up now :) aka scrolling thru these comments is quick and fluid. L925. My biggest pain is email. Lets see if I takes forever to load an opened email like it always has for me. Love this phone :)
  • I am always curious if the "seems faster" factor is due to the update or the fact that an update essentially reboots the phone ending all the background tasks and memory leaks. Anyway I am excited for this update on my 920 and look forward to seeing what is changed.
  • One of the best thing about Windows Phone is, it has 'seems faster' trademark.
  • @MorganRW - I have been running the latest update for about 2 days now and am still noticing a marked improvement on the fluidity, smoothness and speed of the OS, even with multiple apps minimized.  My phone app seems to work faster (i.e., voicemail calling, etc.) and just the entire feel of the OS is most definitely better.  I'm not sure what MS did on this latest 7 MB fix, but whatever it is I'm loving it!  Keep up the great work MS!  I will never go back to iCrap or Andestroyed again! 
  • Touch is definately better. And the lag when switching screens is gone.
  • This guy right here is definitely right about the switching programs for the task manager there isn't like a slight moment of change its all fluid. What I wanna know is it helped the intense battery drain on my L925
  • I've noticed this too. Resuming an app from the app switcher is a tad quicker now. There used to be a very brief delay after the app zoomed into full screen that isn't there anymore.
  • Touch is noticably better on my 920. After the GDR3 update (developer) earlier, I could no longer scroll with my fingernail. That is now back. As for the others, it seems at first slower in some regard, but I really haven't taken it through the paces yet. At first it shut down my Glance, but simply opening and closing that brought it back, likely more the reboot.
  • Performance improvement is there all round..  
  • I can notice the above mentioned changes too. Its a little faster.. :P Also I have noticed that in the task switcher, the view of home screen is gone when you open any other app. This might give me a place for one more app..!! :) Edit: Now i can switch between 7 apps as compared to 6 previously. It becomes 8 if you open the app switcher from home screen.
  • It was like that in Upgrade 3 before this too.
  • i'm pretty sure the update was for the keyboard because it now has the "+" near the new words (or wrong) i write
  • I belive that's been there since WP7... :)
  • It's always interesting to see after updates when people discover new things that are a couple of years old. :) I've done the same myself.
  • Oh, well i just figured that out haha ! :)
  • Not here, since mine got robbed yesterday :(
  • Did you do the find my phone from Windows? An internet connection will log the location/ip. https://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/my/find?signin=true
  • I've done that, but it says "We're sorry, but we weren't able to find your phone. But please try again later. We might have a better connection in a little while." :(
  • I wonder if this is about the compromised certificate. That may have forced the update, anyway.
  • Installing now.  There's a status bar under the spinning gears... that's new.  At least, I don't remember it there before.
  • That was added after GDR2 I think, I know it was there alreadywhen I lasst updated (GDR3 Dev).
  • That was there on the developer preview
  • Oh.  Well, nevermind then.  :)
  • hah lol :P
  • That has been there since WP7,8 actually. All my Nokia Lumias had it both in WP7 as well as WP8.
  • I just got the status bar during updates with the developer gdr 3 update. My 920's didn't have that until then
  • Yeah it was on 7 when updating with zune, but id never seen it prior to the preview on 8
  • Seems faster no?
  • Much faster. So amaze. Wow. 
  • So fast
    Such amazing
    Many updates
    Wow
  • My lumia is flying
  • That's impossible! I thought Microsoft already got the last bit of juice out of those Qualcomm chips!
  • I was so hopeless after updating Skype on GDR2.. its slow!   @guys-with-update Is Skype opening messages faster? Please revert!
  • Skype's always been a bit slow to launch for me, but the latest Skype update seems to be a little faster.
  • thats my line!
  • Windoge Phone 8 hahaha.
  • Well,it does give a performance boost..
  • lol
  • Haha wp is already fast enough
  • Windows is not fast enough. Your fast enough when you dethrone the ruler in speed aka apple
  • I've always found Iphones sort of slow - they fake it a lot though. When you open an app they open the last screen of it, doesn't mean the app is ready for work. It'd be a few seconds of smashing the play button on a track before it plays. 
  • This is a joke, right? iOS isn't slow, but it's hardly leaps and bounds ahead of WP either. I'd say they're about neck-and-neck, to be honest...
  • iOS appears to be fast. Ofcourse it is faster than Android a lot but not WP. The difference in Android n iOS is that when an app takes time to open, Android shows a black screen which we take it as lag. While iOS now almost takes the sametime to open the app as compared to Android 4.2 n higher but iOS instead of a black screen adds an Animation which makes users feel no things are working its not lagging. So it just appears to be fast or id say Android appears to be lagging. Even WP has added Animations during those minor lag moments.
    Finally id conclude that all three OS are almost same speed considering that Android gives full multitasking while iOS and WP gives pseudo multitasking. And taking into consideration the price, WP8 devices are the winner!! Lowest phone (520) work like charm. Not the case in Android low end ones lag like crazy. And iOS is 72k for 64gb memory! Even 5C is 50k. So still I dont find value for money in iPhones. Like droid now even they are giving plastic but again pricing at 50k+ for the same memory!
  • Agree with your comment about pricing and how Lumia's are winner n not all WP8. Its a deadly combination of MS+Nokia. But come on IOS is not fast enough as WP8. If we compare all three on same hardware you will find the answer.
  • I'd disagree that iOS is fast.  My wife used to use our ipod touch (iOS5 admittely) for facebook and would get frustrated at waiting 20-30 seconds after hitting update status for the the text box to pop up.  She's in love with my old HD7 running 7.5, runs butter smooth in comparison. I work with a lot of tech geeks and my 920 will always win speed tests that we pitch against each other be it loading web pages, adding or editing contacts, updating facebook etc. The main place where WP falls down is missing features and the god awful music management. Obviously this is just my opinion and hardly scientific fact.
  • True, very true. Especially when you consider iOS devices have more horsepower. I'm still in awe that the same company that produced Windows Vista, the horrible, un-optimized mess that it was, managed to also produce Windows Phone: the most lightweight and resource efficient mobile OS out there. It's funny, my friend one time tried bragging about his new iPhone 5S and how it kicked my phone's behind. He even pulled up some SunSpider reports to "prove" how much faster his was. Needless to say, he got a little irritated when my phone beat his at loading webpages on the same WiFi network...
  • Oops, replied in the wrong spot. Sorry.
  • Don't compare 4th Gen iTouch to iPhone, World of difference in speed. iTouch is slower than freezing molasses.
  • iPhone also feels "snappier" sometimes because of its very low touch latency. It doesn't actually make the OS or graphics faster, but it is a different feel.
  • Well I don't think an iPhone could be faster than WP8 running on a snapdragon 800 ;)
  • Haha, I want to get my hands on a Lumia 1520 just too see if have quad-core makes the most efficient OS on the market, even faster. But Microsoft already knocks so much power out of its current processors, so what happens when you add in even more? Does it become conscious, does it read your mind and open apps as you think about them? I wonder...
  • Placebo effect?
  • Nah u can see the speed when changing applications. There isn't that like quick lag to like w/e color ur theme is then come back to the switched app it just automatically goes flawlessly
  • Snake Oil Jay 
  • I see everyone is laughing at your comment, but opening built in apps and animations definitely are a bit faster on my L920 after applaying this update. Plus,I'm not sure, but it seems that now it beter manages switching betwen 2G and 3G, and bad switching bothered me much due to poor signal strength in my apartment.
  • Safari seems snappier.
  • Oh, man! Safari?! I pray this has not become a generic term for "browser" among people. Surely, you jest, sir!
  • Haha it's just a joke. Every time an Apple thing gets updated, somebody says that Safari seems snappier.
  • Haha, hadn't thought about it before, but I suppose that's true, ain't it?
  • Meh, I'm not seeing any difference. Maybe like 1/8th of a second faster? Of course, I always felt my Lumia 1020 was fast enough to begin with, so...
  • Now i need nokia black update
  • Me too!
  • Yes!
  • Me four..
  • Me five
  • Me 928!
  • I really really want that RAW support before my vacation starts next week.
  • Don't we all sir. Don't we all...
  • file explorer please. please please.
  • Dreams my friends, dreams and fantasies.
  • Get OFF the file explorer already!  Sheesh!  Use the SkyDrive app, that's all you really need.  Too many apparently can't find the rear end with their hands tied behind their backs.
  • oh, sorry, didnt realize you know all peoples needs. pfew man you must be extreamly intellegent. 
  • "...pfew man you must be extreamly intellegent. "   LOL..wow, that say's it all right there. Here's hoping Santa get's you a spell-checker.
  • Here's cant's be any seriou's
  • Hahaha...I love insults gone wrong! :)
  • :D
     
  • Lol, wow. That says it all right there; I hope the said Santa gets you a way to spell check yourself so that you may enhance your intelect and ... ahh, screw it, just get over it, there are people out there with different needs, and besides, more features will always be welcome, no matter what. In the end though, it's all about coding and time. Sadly, nothing's instant.
  • Because that's such a great option in flight mode.
  • Exactly! ScubaDog gets it! I thought I needed a file explorer to access all those files I downloaded to my phone from the internet, but then I remembered SkyDrive already does that!! Oh wait, that's not SkyDrive im thinking of...its nothing. Nothing does that.
  • Hey ScubaDog, if you are same back-in-the-day ScubaDog, then we miss you on Windows Blogs!   And if you are not; we still miss the other ScubaDog.. :)
  • Um, I'm not sure how to say this, but I think I hit ScubaDog on the highway on the way to work.  Sorry!
  • Darn those icey roads!
  • Don't tell me what I need, you fascist!
  • You dictate his actions, and then call him a fascist?
    Well played!
  • Do NOT tell me what i do and do not need
  • SkyDrive is cool but very limited, try this and tell me if it works with SkyDrive. This is simple, create a floder on your phone's storage or your SD card without connecting it to your PC (lets say your away from your PC) then try navigating to that same folder from your phone without connecting to your PC using SkyDrive to lets say download a document or better yet a ringtone or music file to that folder. You can even try it with your hands behind your back if you want to, come back and let us know if you were successful.
  • Can SkyDrive access folders on your SD Card?
  • What the use of having SkyDrive when one can't upload other files types like zips, rar, txt, etc because there is no basic file manager for users to choose files from? We need more than just uploading of pics, videos, and Ms office docs.
  • Yeah, I don't really care whether we get a file explorer or not, but I would like to attach and send files via my SkyDrive. Sure we can send links, but it's not the same (especially since I always have to explain to people: "No, you don't need a SkyDrive account to use SkyDrive links.")
  • YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO
  • You've been switched off Scuba.. What happened to your arguments ? 
  • Not sure what one would do with a file explorer on a phone.  Suggest a Win8 tablet + mobile data + skype = phone with file explorer.
     
  • If you guys don't need file explorer just stay numb. There r many who need that. A smartphone is used in many ways. Different people use it differently. File explorer is a must for many. Telling to buy a tablet or laptop for that instead is shear nonsense.
  • Nonsense?  Not sure I'd go that far...I mean you can get a Dell Venue Pro 8 (or other Windows or Android tablet) for ~$200 to ~$300 and it'd certainly give a dramatically better expeirence browsing files than a phone.  But hey, to each his/her own...  :)
  • You think?? You are aware W8 doesn't have a file browser either...do not tell me i will have a good experience navigating with the DESKTOP file browser on an 8" tablet. Its just not true.
  • Do you own an 8" or a 10" Windows 8.1 tablet?  I have both.  And I make out fine navigating/browsing files, thanks.  Maybe thats just me.  But again, to each his/her own...
  • W8 has the build in time explorer and the SkyDrive app with local access. Even the rt version
  • This ^^^ In Windows 8.1, the SkyDrive app browses local files just fine.
  • Don't diss the desktop file browser, to this day, it's still one of the most powerful file browsers out there. Damn!
  • Even if you DO want a file explorer, there's no need to spam the comments section of unrelated stories.
  • This ^^^
  • Share a video I downloaded from the internet to whatsapp. That! Are you convinced that we need a file explorer or not yet!?
  • Then ask for a way for apps to share content.  That could mean putting mixed content in some API accessable library like photos.  I don't think you'll get microsoft to throw out app sandboxing for your use case.  There will always be a "freedom from" vs "freedom to" argument.  Since IOS, tech industry has found that there is simplicity in freedom from that has value in consumption devices.
  • Yes. For the 15% of people that use ios. Android has a file browser....whats its market share again?
  • You're assuming that loads of Android users use that niche feature. I kinda doubt that.
  • Its not the user that use the file explorer (although some do), its the devs, they build their apps in a way that can read and write from different places. When you get that, you will be able to do lots of things (just like how WP8 does now with pictures, which is the only shared folder, yet). its more of a backend feature that will support the platform.
  • "Niche feature"...
  • ugh - sorry I fell for this off topic thread.  Thank you for coming up with your Android solution.  Their file browser is a key to their success. Please post that somewhere when you switch.
  • Sorry Pal, Androids is on cheap devices, iOS is not, that is the bigger reason for the difference in market share.
  • That or: - reading mkv
    - reading flac
    - no need for itunes
    - use your device as usb device
    - read all extension files with the right application: zip -> unzip, .bin/.iso -> epsxe,
    - and... flash CUSTOM ROMS. Yes. That being said, I'm still on WP, but I'd be glad if I could do the first 2 items of the list without having to put the files in a specific folder (I mean "Pictures", really ?) so that an app can finally access it and read it.
    As well, playing PSX emulator without having to download a 2GB file from SKYDRIVE (YEAH SKYDRIVE, YEEEEEHAAA) because my emulator has simply NOT the right to read any file outside of it's own isolated storage.
  • ^^this.
  • This assumes that the majority of people are power users. I do not believe this to be the case. Personally i considder it to be more price related, a bit opinionated (That Apple is so mainstream, definatly not for me - type of people. ) and because many people hear the word 'open' when they ask a salesman for advise. This is just me trying an objective POV. With the amounts of factors playing in, it will be difficult to complete the reason for success, but this is my thougts. All the custom ROMs, mkv/flac needs, open API and excess extention support is simply not things going through the majority of average users ( Who is probably the majority of buyers as well ).
  • How much do you really NEED a file explorer? It's a phone, not a PC.
  • Plenty of those in the windows phone store. In fact, i paid for one that i never use. I would gladly sell it to you if i could. Worst dollar i`ve ever spent. I could have had a cup of coffee and would have been way happier.
  • Everyone needs to stop arguing cause we are on the same side (windows phone 8)
  • You are the best.
  • Got it Lumia 928. Way to go Verizon.
  • I don't think this update has anything to do with the carriers. It's coming because those of us who updated are only "previewing" the update (even though I've had zero issues with the update since I installed it).
  • I'm hoping this fixes my call quality while using the regular mic (not speakerphone or bluetooth)... downloading now!
  • Let me know if it does. This is driving me nuts! I'm tired of having to talk to people on speakerphone in public because they can't hear me or it's all garbled.
  • Same issue for me too on att 920. Not sure if its fixed yet with this update.
  • Can confirm the issue is still there. This new update did not fix the call quality issues at all, for me anyway.
  • Bad hardware, return them for a different one may fix the problem.
    Lumia 928
  • I wouldn't think the OS update would help that.  Firmware controls more of the base phone/device hardware functions.
  • I would've thought the same thing but as soon as I upgraded to GDR3 my phone has been mostly unusable as a phone while holding it to my ear and talking. People can only understand me when I put it on speakerphone or am connected to a Bluetooth device. At times being connected to WiFi has helped but I hate leaving WiFi on all the time.
  • Which phone do you have? I have the 920 and never noticed any problems with the calls, nor had any complaints from the people i call. I would like if the sound of my speaker (when someone talks to me on the phone) was louder, though. When i´m in a crowded noisy place i sometimes have a hard time listening (though i might be going deaf).
  • Lumia 920 on AT&T. Before GDR3 I had never had complaints either, actually the contrary. People were generally pretty impressed. However after GDR3 NO ONE understands me... I'll update after I test with this new update.
  • After update 3 my 928 voice commands are unusable or text to speech. Hope this gets fixed soon as I drive alot and use voice to text when on the road.
  • my bluetooth has been flaky since the update. I only notice the issue when I have headphones on, and I am listening to music, and I receive a txt have it read to me over the head phones, and the reply with a text created by voice.  after that the music starts skipping until I reconnect the bluetooth device.  Also I noticed voice isnt coming through on my nokia headsets even though it says its connected.  
  • Any indian 1020 got this
  • still waiting..
  • I have got L625 n waiting...
  • Updated in l820 India. Simply sign in developer preview app. And then check for updates.
  • This is not a GDRx update this is an update to those who chose to do the developer preview update of gdr3 so keep on waiting
  • i just going to tip this, oh well. Can't wait to see what it contains.
  • Succesful download and install TELUS Lumia 520 with developer preview,
  • Not picking up anything yet on the Verizon 928 running the gdr3 developer preview
  • Seems to be hit or miss. So far all of us on the WPCentral team who have the update received it on phones with Update 3 from the Dev Prev. But a few of us, like Daniel, aren't seeing anything yet. Give it a bit before trying again? :)
  • Do u have to be connected to WiFi to get this update? EDIT: just got the update to download now
  • Question so I installed the dev preview way back when it was announced. then later I received another update thinking that was the official update from Microsoft, does this mean we haven't received the official update yet?
  • I got it. TELUS, Canada dev preview, Samsung ativs, witless connected.
  • Got it on a TELUS Lumia 1020
  • Not picking up anything on my 928 running gdr3. Edit: I had to run my Preview for Developers app then it picked it up.
  • @deadwrong03... Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 here. I received my update at 1:00 pm. I should mention that I had the GDR3 preview beforehand.
  • I'm running GDR 3 preview and my update showed as soon as I read this article. You'll be getting it soon I'm sure... Perhaps tonight?
  • My 928 still smoooooth and quick as ever. No fix needed...except coveted features...
  • I made an update on my htc 8s last Friday and since then wifi automatically desactivate itself when i lock my screen :/
  • That was there since the early beginning.
  • There is a check box in settings for that
    Settings, Wifi, Advanced
  • Wow thanks, i don't know why but it was suddenly disabled :)
  • Yeah, that happens on purpose unless u check the box
  • Yes thanks for that, i had never noticed!
  • Installing now on my AT&T 1020. I'm up to "migrating your data".
  • Really? Dang, I got nothing yet on my AT&T 1020. Oh well, if it's mainly speed improvements, no hurry. Phone is fast enough for me already.
  • WP8 is really fast. The Xbox music app is slow as shit though.
  • Still updating.  Kind of hope that it fixes the external microphone (video, voice commands, speakerphone) which was broken on my 1020 when I installed GDR3.
  • And it did not.
  • I've been running the preview of GDR3 for a while (updating now) but I haven't had any problems with the external mic.  I use the speech-to-text to listen and respond to text messages all the time when I'm doing projects around the house, and it's been fine for me. Edit:  I'm using a launch day AT&T L1020.
  • Yeah, I'm not sure what exactly triggered this for me, but it worked fine one day on GDR2, and then the next on GDR3, it stopped working and is just garbled.  The phone wasn't dropped or anything of that sort, so I don't know what else it would be... especially since there's a few other reports of this on the forums' GDR3 bug list.
  • speach to text broke over bluetooth on one pair of head phones, and broke all voice on another.    
  • Update available. Developer Preview. Dallas TX At&T
  • Its only for developers right?? If not then please help me to update it anyone??
  • There's a link in the article above which explains how to get it.
  • Read the article, there's a link to the WP article that walks you through the process. It's pretty easy to do.
  • follow these instructions and u will be all set   http://www.wpcentral.com/download-preview-developers-and-get-gdr3-right-now
  • But i don't have dev app studio account. Its asking for it
  • So create one.
  • Free account so nothing to lose if you want to be in the developer update program.
  • Anyone can set themselves as "developer" and get the phone update.  It's just a setting on your Microsoft account that the article details.  This is Microsoft being clever and getting around carrier delays for non-developers. My wife says I get into trouble trying to be clever.  Hope it works better for Microsoft.
     
  • Rtfm
  • what is RTFM?  Rolling the floor mattress?
  • Different volume profiles? Doesn't hurt to dream you know.
  • Maybe in a future update :)
  • 8.1, well they will be separated at least, no profiles
  • Can someone explain to me what different volume profiles is? I know that my phone is usually set to 20. When i get in my car and it connects to my in car bluetooth the volume jumps to 30, the setting I always use. When I get out of the car and it disconnects, it goes back to 20. Same thing when I connect my phone to my home bluetooth. That in itself seems like volume profiles to me. BTW I have had this since wp7.
  • I can't speak for others, but I would like to control my Music/Video volume separately from my system sounds.
  • No. Diff volume profile means the one like in android. Separate volume bars for music, alarms, notifications, etc.. Instead of a single master volume bar, like if we want to hear music at a lower volume, the ringer volume is also reduced. That had been a very big fail on this OS. Hopefully it gets fixed in 8.1
  • Profiles would actually be more like BlackBerry.  Office, Home, Night, Holster, etc....  The old BlackBerrys were very flexible this way.  You could have txt's audio alert you when you were on the home profile but vibrate while at work and so forth.
  • I would also appreciate silent-mode (where no alarms or notification sounds can be heard). And group ringtones. Audio in general has pretty much always been the weakest link of WP.
  • I hope it doesn't get broken in 8.1. I dread having to piddle about with loads of different volume settings. One for speaker and one for earpiece is ideal. Really hoping it stays that way as it's much better than the Android Mess (tm) [should the next version of Android not be called 'Eton Mess'? Snigger...].
  • Nothing on my 1020 yet
  • Tried running update, not available as of yet (Rogers/Lumia 1020). Will keep trying on the REMOTE possibility this update will enable the 3 tile column display.
  • I'm getting it on my previously dev updated Rogers 920 (on Wind) so its worth it to keep trying. 
  • I have Rogers locked 920. I'm with fido, update works fine.
  • Downloading on my unbranded ATIV S
  • Installed. Nothing new.
  • Downloading on my Lumia 928 :)
  • Installing now on a Verizon 928.
  • I just got this about an hour ago. Verizon HTC 8x in California. Haven't noticed anything new yet... Although, my whole phone seems slightly faster. It could just be my imagination though. Version number is:
    8.0.10521.155
  • Nothing here yet in California.
  • Soooooooo, when is gdr3 supposed to be released for us regular folks?
  • Likely around the time 8.1 comes out. I think that would be a fair timeframe.
  • I havent even gotten the GDR3 Update O_O!!! where is my update??? Unlocked Lumia 925 (International Version from Italy) any love for me??? someone from italy????
  • You have to sign up for the developer preview program.  The link is in the article. 
  • ok kool.... if i dont sign up would i have to wait for the general roll out/push to my phone???
  • Yes.
  • Did you enable the developer preview and then look for updates? This isn't the main gdr3 for everyone, it's just the preview phones.
  • Hey bro ... U can download GDR 3 for free on any Lumia a simple trick : go to my blog : http://aakash006sharma.blogspot.in/2013/12/windows-phone-8-gdr-3-for-fre... & u will get gdr 3
  • Muscle Man, is that you?
     
  • lol
  • :D
  • LOL!!!! you made my day with that one.
  • I pee on myself, just a little, everytime I think those cogs stop spinnning. [HTC 8X/Verison/SIM Free]
  • You pee ON yourself? How do you manage that?
  • Hahaha don't pee outside when it's windy!
  • With a system of hoses and funnels. It feels like more work that it is worth though.
  • You and me both, man. I've had a lumia 920 bricked once by the cogs so there is a special hatred that builds up inside me whenever I see them.
  • Maybe they'll start updating Dev WPs on Patch Tuesdays now...
  • Still an annoying bug when you clear internet explorer history and go onto Facebook and click on any photo it is way to big and can't pan to see the right of it at all, anyone know of a fix ??
  • I think that's a bug with Facebook, not Windows Phone. It use not to do this up until a few weeks ago.
  • i think it is, because i rolled back to GDR2 and cleared my internet history several times and it was fine, it only happens with GDR3,  i have tried it back and forwords over the last few weeks and it is only happening on GDR3, it is melting my brain lol !!
  • I assume it's a bug with Facebook only because I've been running GDR3 since its release and up until a few weeks ago photos were resizing correctly.  I'm with you.  It's ANNOYING.  However, one way I found to view the full size is to tilt your phone into landscape. It will show most if not all of the photo then. Again, annoying, but works. :)
  • did you by any chance clear your browsing history before it happened ?? as they will resize correctly on GDR3 until i delete it, also vodafone.ie will not load at all, it says http restricted, it works ok on my mates lumia 920 GDR2 
  • I don't recall if I cleared my cache. I usually don't do that so chances are I didn't.
  • Same here. Very annoying!
  • Wtf is facebook?
  • Installing on the 520 right now. Awesome!
  • hey what ol.. changes.. r their now.. i have'nt yet updated.. :p
  • Pretty sure Tom Warren took a shot at this article on Twitter.
  • I like how he says don't get excited, it's just bug fixes.  I'm excited to get bug fixes.
  • But the greatest thing is that you can't tell the difference between the two. That means that it wasn't too bad in the beginning, bugs or not. How great is that!
  • Installing on my 822 right now. Anyone know what it contains?
  • Almost done... Migrating my data (step 3 of 6) on a Verizon 928.
  • how long does it take to install? my battery is 22% left...
  • Should always put your devices on charge while updating.
  • I was able to download via cellular data. It gave me a warning that I was going to download a 2MB file and it wanted to make sure I still wanted to do that. Cute.
  • That's cool.. I don't have WiFi access right now,, excited :)
  • But I hope you can spare the 2MB on your data plan...
  • Definitely, I've 800mb data remaining :)
  • Odd, it told me it was 5mb.
  • Yeah,same here. 5mb download.
    Now updated :)
  • Me 2
  • I really hope it has been fixing the bug(s) I've been having. Gonna download it after I get home!
  • what! its flying!!!! that sooo fast.
  • Its always really laggy for me on my 822 when I first hit shuffle. My phone literally freezes up for about 10 seconds. Not sure if its the phone, the Xbox music, or the fact that I have alot of music on my micro sd
  • It might be the class of your MicroSD card.
  • Its the Xbox music app. Its as if it loads your whole music folder and then plays, thus all the complaints about the app.
  • yeah its too lagyy
  • i changed my sd card for a SandDisk Ultra and i stopped to have crashes and freezes with the pichub and XBox music  
  • I have a Lumia 920 with lots of music on it. I also experience a lag when I hit the shuffle button. When I select a track from the song list, it takes a while to go to the now playing screen. This has been the case even before the update. I don't know if it's a Lumia thing or Windows Phone 8 thing. I was hoping this update will have a fix but it hasn't
  • 1520 has been updated
  • Does the touch screen seem any better for you? For me it seems better but still not what I would call fixed.
  • Its still to delicate
  • Hi everyone, Just received the Microsoft Update 8.0.10521.155 for my Lumia 1520 running the preview developer. Installing now.
  • Still waiting to get my update from TELUS mobility in Canada for my ATIV S ...
  • I got it already, Canada TELUS, ativ s. Try checking again via the updates setting
  • Installing on my 1520 now.  Hope for something noticeable. 
  • How is the touch screen for you after the update?
  • Seems better, but I might be experiencing some sort of placebo effect.  Since the update, though, I have not had a swipe/tap issue yet.  Still think I've just trained myself somewhat on how to get around my 1520's issue.  I need to use it all day tomorrow to see how it performs.
  • Nothing yet on my Lumia 620 :(
  • updating !!!!!! :) big smiles , love these surpise update .
  • Installed the update on my AT&T 1020. It took less than 5 minutes. I see no noticeable changes yet.
  • Installing on unlocked Canada Rogers 1020.....
    Spin gears, spin!!!
  • It's taking a while for just bug fixes, got to be a good sign.
  • Third column popping up after the update and I would be one happy windwosPhoneGuy!
  • Ohhhhh......I've just updated my L920 to "8.0.10521.155".............. I think these are some bugs fixes...because it downloaded over cell network only 5 to 7 MB... No change found...............anybody found somthing??????
  • Downloaded on my 925 with no prob. All my apps gotta wait for updates now =(. Haven't noticed anything different. Will keep looking.
  • How long until I can use my apps? I can only use the core WP apps!
  • Same issue here - all apps other than core apps won't open. Reinstall works, but not willing to lose all app data by reinstalling every one. Guess we wait?
  • Reinstall does not appear to be working for me. I really don't want to do a factory reset. Nyone have any ideas?
  • I had the same issue. For some reason, the data migration and app re-compile didn't trigger after the updates. You can trigger the process by adding a new keyboard. Go to settings, keyboard, pick any keyboard, and download it.  It'll sit with "Preparing to download" for a while, but you'll eventually get an update notification. Choose to install the update and let it restart. You should see the "Almost done." screen with the data migration. After that's done, everything should work again.
  • Whew, thanks for the heads up.  I didnt backup anything I needed and I was a bit freaked out with the prospect of having to reinstall everything--this trick did the job. On a 928 btw--not sure if the issue is exclusive to that or not.
  • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  It was strange because my Battery app's tile indicated the phone was at 47% even though it'd been charged all night. I paniced when I went to open the app and it crashed. I was livid when every non-native app crashed. Because of your advice I am now pleasently pleased again. <grin>  I wish doing a hard reset and getting back to current state was trivial but as all of us unfortunatley know that certainly isn't the case.  
  • Awesome hack! Thanks for the tip! That totally fixed my app launching issues with my AT&T Lumia 1020 post update.
  • Got it in Norway!! :)
  • My update complete ATT 920.  OS Version 8.0.10521.155
  • How os it on Lumia 920? I just got mine 5 days ago and it's amazing, but i'm anxious about GDR3.
  • GDR3 has been awesome on my 920.
  • Thanks, man! I'm gonna try it when I get home! It gets any faster with GDR3?
  • It seems to be faster with today's update, yes.
  • works perfectly well on my 920 :) worth installing 
  • Installed and enjoying it so far. WP is amazing. Not a single problem!
  • Come on Nokia! You're slowing us down with the Black update! Still waiting for official GDR3 update for my Nokia 928 on Verizon. On a related note, does anybody know if upgrading to the Developer Preview of GDR3 voids the phone's warranty?
  • It does void warranty
  • Free account so nothing to lose if you want to be in the developer update program.   However once you upgrade to the official release, you're back on warranty since they can't really tell you installed the preview. =)
  • technically yes.  but not having it voids your coolness :)  Honestly, I considered that, but my 920 was 10 months old already.  So clipping a couple months wasn't a big deal.  Especially if something went wrong I'd have a good excuse to buy another phone :)
  • It technically does. But you can revert your phone back to GDR2 if anything would happen to the phone, at least on Nokia phones. A simple search on the Internet would make you find out how.
  • Installing on a Lumia 1020 O2 64 GB :)
  • Installed on my 1520...touch screen seems more responsive thus far.
  • Yea, seems to have fixed the touch issues I was having on my 1520 as well.
  • Just finished mine. Looking for changes and fixes.
  • Download size anyone?
  • Not sure, but it didn't take very long to download over wifi...about a minute - probably just a few megs
  • Phone size stays the same. These are just bug fixes.
  • Said 5mg
  • Every 4 hours? Can I consume alcohol with it?
  • 2 or 5 MB, depends if you already had 10517 (Lumia 1520).
  • Bug fixes are good.  Hoping it has one that will stop my 920 from rebooting itself every other day.  Most of the time I don't notice it (as it has only happened when it was sitting on my desk - not actually using it at the time.  plus it's better than hanging) - but knowing it is not suppose to do that bothers me :)
  • I have had my 920 since February and not a single crash or reboot. You are doing it wrong, your phone is defected or you are using the wrong apps.
  • I didn't want to leave the wrong impression.  It hasn't always done this.  Just in the past month or so.  I've removed apps and let very few run in the background.  I'd hope the OS would deal with porr apps better than rebooting itself.  Maybe it's hardware...if so, that means it will probably start happening more and more.  Though I'm surprised if it was something like a memory issue that it would happen when I used the device rather than when it is just sitting. Oh well - as I said, maybe there is a bug fix just for me in this update.  I do let my phone send feedback to MS :)
  • It does reboot by itself... Left the phone on my desk while I was using my PC and all of a sudden, the phone reboots without me touching it.
  • Updated uk. Haven't noticed anything as yet
  • "Storage check" is new isnt it?
    Just installed on my 1020
  • Nope
  • I already have the developer preview. It won't charge when turned off like HTC but u will definitely see progress bar on rotating gear. Furthermore, drive mode is available and screen rotation lock feature is available. On Lumia devices, u will see glance screen and double tap to wake up from lock screen.
  • Errr, dude, glance screen and double tap to wake are features from Lumia Amber.  And Drive mode, the progress bar and screen rotation were available in GDR3 before these updates. 
  • Just finished the update on my 928 in Cali, I'm way up in the mountains even. Shows that 144 packages were in the update.
  • They got rid of "Other storage" ...? Maybe combined it with System.
  • Good spot. System used to be 2.08 gb, its now 2.47 gb and Other category has gone.
  • No, that was from the GDR3 update from like 3 months ago
  • Updating on ATT 920 Red...wheels spinning with little movement...suddenly it reboots and goes to migrating your data...step 3 of 6
  • thanks for the detailed progress. i was getting a bit worried that the status bar on the wheel screen hasn't inched.
  • I've had this update since two months ago
  • Installed on my 1020 Telefônica Brazil 64gb
  • In the middle of my update now. Hopefully this update allows you to use NFC while on the lock screen.
  • Nope, same thing...
  • Everything seems a bit faster. Great !
  • I have just install the update but I can't see any thing new I don't know
  • Got it over here in the UAE. Anything new?
  • Could MS be adding WP to "patch Tuesdays!?"
  • I see no change so far on a Samsung ATIV S Neo on Sprint. Update just installed. I will keep fiddling around.
  • Dont notice any new features yet
  • I just got it don't see anything different :(
  • Done! Hmmm i dont see any speed difference. Well at least my phone is up to date!
  • I seriously hate the cogs.  Not because they make me nervous.  It's because the teeth don't line up properly when spinning and it looks mechanically retarded.
  • Wow lol. I never cared to look so closely at them.
  • Haha, yeah they don't even intersect. It's like two wheels rather than two cogs.
  • Oh noooo... another bug in the bug fix update already? :-D
  • I noticed it, but never cared. Your problem made me laugh though.
  • Now I can't unsee it...... =(
  • lol.  you walked right into my trap :)
  • Will this update work on an HTC 8XT if I already have GDR3 installed?
  • As said in the article, not even the L1520 has 8.0.10521.155 . So I don't know if it's a normal update or still a developer preview update.
  • Oh okay. Thank you
  • Just installed it and can see the fade in and fade out effects are noticeable faster.
  • I just noticed emoticon display on notifications like facebook status updates. Never noticed it before.
  • I gave up on MS once again, I will give it another couple of months, could not stand a subpar facebook app, no official Youtube, lack of big names app (WatchESPN, Geico, Target, etc).  I'm back to Android, the HTC ONE is a superb piece of hardware and running KitKat 4.4 it is faster and smoother than WP8.
  • Ok......bye
  • glad to hear you're enjoying yourself
    wait, KitKat was pushed to the Ones already? I must be behind, unless you have a custom rom..
  • Developers Edition...
  • "KitKat 4.4 is faster and smoother than WP8." Don't jump into conclusions, give it a few months. :)
  • Android b'ah.. At least ms update their os regularly. Android, if you have an cheapo brand your never get updates lol
  • HTC One is a superb phone, I'll give it that. Enjoy it ^_^. Being as smooth as WP? Hmm, maybe close.
  • Wtf is Facebook? Or watch epsn? Or gayCo? And what pils are you on? Quit those asap. And do you know what happens when you put KitCat in your pocket? Wait for it...
    ...
    It melts!
  • Nobody here cares - GTFO out jackass
  • Bye... go and get scroogled over there
  • We don't believe you. You need more people. android smoother lol ok
  • Got the update for my t-mobile 925 and I just notice a bit of a speed increase and my live titles seem to be acting right they weren't in the last update in the dev preview
  • Has anybody noticed any differences?  I had the preview version but haven't noticed any changes since this update. Might be too early to tell right now. 
  • Got it on my Nokia lumia 620 in Spain
  • Seems faster hhh
  • Finished installing it on my ATT lumia 925. I don't see anything new, at least not visible. Let me wait till WPC updates the article to know what I just installed ;)
  • Updating right now... Since no one seems to notice anything new, I wonder if it will be like it was with the Amber update. After finishing the main update you had to wait 1-2 days for a series of smaller Store-updates that actually activated the new features.
  • That was Nokia though. I doubt MS will do that.
  • Amber was Nokias addition to Microsoft's GDR2 update just in the same way as 'Black' is Nokia's addition to GDR3. Everyone with a developer preview of GDR3 already have all (or at least most) new functions for WP8, now we're just waiting for Nokia's 'Black' to bring us notifications for the glance screen. I suspect the glance screen might come as a Store update.
  • No.
    This is just an update to the Dev Preview. Minor fixes.
  • Yes perhaps, I'm just speculating. Since you are stating this as a fact I wonder if you have a source for your claim or are you just guessing?
  • "Migrating your data" is taking ages.  
  • What about T-Mobile 925???
  • I got it on my 925
  • Wat about Lumia 620...? Im not installed dev version of GDR3...
  • Then you won't get it.  Install GDR3 dev, then you'll get it.  
  • System overall size got smaller by a few 100MB. My "Other" is bigger than ever now though.
  • *slap*
    Don't use nokia's storage check to gauge "other"- that's a GDR1 tool and GDR3 introduced changes in the way storage is handled and a new phone storage analysis tool. It's apparently possible that "other" could be leftover if you had a lot of 'other' in gdr1 and havent hard reset after upgrading to gdr3, but if the numbers in MS's new phone storage tool add up, then nokia's storage check is lying to you.
  • Its seem faster after update lumia 620 and 920 :)
  • You dont need to have developer preview to get this update correct?
  • Did you not read the article?
  • You do need it.
  • cogs have been spinning for 15 minutes on mine, with the progress bar hardly moving... is this normal? How long does it take to complete?
  • same here
    somebody tell the installation time
    edited
    just finished
    around 15 minutes
  • 15 minutes - ditto.. phone seems faster but that is about it. Settings and options all seem the same
  • yes the bar dint move and gears working ,dont worry ! happened to me too but now on next stage of update .
  • Same thing happened to me, then boom!  It will rapid fire through the status bar.
  • Relax. Have faith. It will work. It did that for me for like an hour, then it went on to migrate my data (step 3 of 6)
  • 3 of 6? Mine is only on 2 of 5. I wonder why yours has 6 steps. I am using a 920 on AT&T.
  • My 920 took at least 30 minutes, then data migration took 30 minutes. I only have 500MB free though.
  • The progress will stay at a small progress bar for the most time. Then it will suddently speed up
  • Just installed the update. Wow! my Lumia 920 screen is now 5 inches and the camera is also  upgraded to 41 megapixels. Hahahaha.... Sorry, just wishful thinking....
  • 1st change i noticed right away is I am no longer able to block numbers (unless its being pushed from the cloud)
  • I noticed this as well.  You can do it under call history, however.  I actually like it not being able to be blocked in the messages.  I was always worried I'd accidentally block a wanted contact in my text messaging list.
  • Yeah, it wont even let me get to the SMS + Call filter setting. It just said "Something went wrong" and tells me to restart my phone. Blagh. Doesn't fix it.
  • Number blocking works fine for me. Did you restart? I am on NL 925
  • It works. The condition is to leave Calls+SMS Block active and then long press on contacts in call history > "block contact". If you do not activate Calls+SMS Block the "block contact" option will not apear on long press, only "delete" item will show.
  • Defiantly faster, most noticeable while rebooting.
  • When will it come for Lumia 625 in India???
  • Its not like wen will it come,dude. Its already out. Just sign in developer preview and the check for updates. Its already out worldwide for developers.
  • Got it! L920 Rogers :)
  • How can they not release a changelog? How are we supposed to beta test for them if we don't know what they're testing? HHhhh
  • Just got it nothing noticeable yet
  • yeah installed on my Huawei Ascend w1, venezuela
  • Phone seems a bit faster after the update to me...
  • Mine too, but it still takes over 8 minutes to run a mile.
  • LOL Your Funny :)
  • I think my screen feels much more responsive. My soft back button was tough to hit after the first GDR3 update.
  • T-Mobile L925 got it!!! Does seem faster!
  • I got an update for Linkedin right after the update.
  • All I really want is to be able to use my Xbox 360 controller on my NL925 so I can play some kick ass game as oppossed to using crappy on screen controls.
  • Let’s check out what’s the latest in this update. What’s new in them? We can’t say for sure since our update is still installing.
    Nice.
  • Is the volume rocker faster or is that just me?
  • My mobile volume is now much loader amazing
  • It does feel faster and smoother to me.
  • On my Lumia 920, after this update, constantly checking for new, power off/on not help.
  • Installed
  • Oh my oh my-after update the phone jumped up and went outside, grabbed the mower, and mowed the grass.  Now it is carrying out the trash.  Thanks Microsoft- this is the best update ever!!!!
  • Now, if it did your Honey-do-list. We'd have something then !!!
  • +920 to the best comment on here lol
  • LOL!!!
  • Lumia 820 on ATT (yes I'm a proud 820 owner) got it and installed. Waiting on moving apps to my SD Card in WP8.1. Then I'll be both a Happy and Proud owner. Can't tell if it's faster, what would indicate that? I had issues with that new Handsfree Car/Bluetooth/Auto texting thing. It would fail to release the Bluetooth and a few wierd texting bugs after exiting the car. I shut off the option and have had no issues. Hoping to retest that feature with this update.
  • FIXES the stupid pause music on lockscreen (xbox music) and then unlock and goto app and click to resume music and it used to crash.    
  • I just got it, and right away I lost five pounds!
  • Hehe xD
  • Blasphemy! Just checked 2 seconds ago and there is nothing there. Lol
  • Does gdr3 enable Bluetooth LE on the 920s? There was mention of it but are people seeing it?
  • You'll need the upcoming Lumia Black firmware for that I believe.
  • Nothing here Lumia 920 at&t usa
  • Task manager to see what apps are draining battery would be useful. As something us, but not sure what.. Painful updating if you don't have enough space. Ie 1gb more than stuff on phone
  • I installed one in HTC 8X?
  • I just installed on a HTC 8X with T-Mobile USA. Haven't noticed anything different. I'm hoping this is a bug fix update. While I would love new features, It would be nice to have a big batch of Fixes. (Mine has a habit of reboots and the SIM card disconnecting and needed a reboot.)
  • Thanks for the reply...
  • Nokia camera and nokia refocus app on l920 crashes. Never opens. Anyone else confirm this......fixed this by reinstalling both the apps......OMG!!! I have to reinstall every app...coz none of them opens.... :( .....anyone else facing this issue?
  • Crashes randomly on l920 on gdr2. Sadly This could be any number of reasons
  • Did not have that issue here on 2 phones, L520 or the L920.
  • Every app that wasn't pre-installed is crashing immediately on open for me.  Lumia 920 on AT&T :(
  • After installing the Dev Preview and before this update, my 822 was experiencing random lags and graphics problems when opening from the lock screen (extremely pixelated and missing objects).
    After installing the new update I haven't experienced any problems, but the problems were sporadic before.
  • I noticed my network data is better;
    Native apps works fine. Open fast;
    Switching apps is also faster;
    That's all I noticed..
  • I think there is no need to wait at all. I had uninstalled the developer preview app,now reinstalled and tadaaa.. Its there. Updated my Lumia 820 India. Over mobile network. 5mb update.
    The only change i note is fixed icons on task manager
  • HTC 8s with official update 3 has this now too. So not just the developer unlocked devices.
  • Install in progress. I do look forward to moments like these. What enhancements lie in wait I wonder!
  • the progressbar under the spinning cogs is indeed a nice addition, not so intimidating now ;)
  • HTC 8X No update yet... :(
  • Got it on my Lumia 920 Rogers Canada
  • Way more responsive on my 928. So far so good. The scrolling effect was choppy and now much better.
  • I bumped into a problem with this OS upgrade. After spinning gears reboot was over the phone never moved to the step 3 out of 6 “Migrating your data”. Also, I never received the final confirmation that the upgrade is over. So the phone booted like nothing happened before. About shows OS version: 8.0.10521.155 Unfortunately, I cannot launch any app. on the phone now!!! I tried to re-launch “phone update”. It shows that are no updates available.   Any ideas what to do?  
  • Probably a space issue. Its wise to have 1gb more free space than stuff on phone. I had this with gdr2. Painful way to update.
  • My phone is Lumia 920. Storage check shows Total: 29 GB, Used:5.1 GB. So it is not the storage.
  • I had the problem with no apps launching when I had the internal storage completely used up.   You need to leave it at least 100-150 MB free or so for apps to run without problem.
  • I had the same issue. For some reason, the data migration and app re-compile didn't trigger (or maybe it failed) after the updates. You can trigger the process again by adding a new keyboard. Go to settings, keyboard, pick any keyboard, and download it.  It'll sit with "Preparing to download" for a while, but you'll eventually get an update notification. Choose to install the update and let it restart. You should see the "Almost done." screen with the data migration. After that's done, everything should work again (and you can remove the added keyboard).
  • I have 920 and no update here :P no updates in Finland after "smart cam"-update...
  • my ativ s neo for sprint feels much faster after this update, idk what the heck they did but everything seems to be loading quicker and touch is more responsive... crazy what a little update can do
  • Does anyone else have problems with WiFi since GDR2 where it doesn't automatically connect to known networks unless you turn the WiFi off the on and select the network manually???!!
  • YES! AITV S Neo.  It will just randomly not connect to networks (and sometimes not even display any under the WiFi in settings)
  • Running Ativ S Neo with update and not experiencing this issue
  • Ditto. And i wish it would auto disable 3g etc if WiFi is connected.
  • Got it on HTC 8X on Bell network, nothing noticeable yet
  • I don't see the Nokia Black update
  • Because it's not the Black update.
  • Yeah... I noticed. Being anxious makes you think everything is gdr 3
  • Given the release date and scope of this update, I hope it means that the "Preview for Developers" Program is joining the "Patch Tuesday" family... :)  
  • First, updating L820 in Romania, on Orange. Awesome.   Second, the L1520 is already on 8.0.10517.150 ? So that means this 8.0.10521.155 was issued as an update, right?
  • guys,please help me,i am on gdr3 and suddenly my touch registers itself and abnormally and now i can hardly use my phone........is this a bug that was generated in my gdr3 preview or a hardware issue and if a hardware issue,would it be fixed under warranty as the warranty would have got void after installing gdr3..and i checked for this update somehow but haven't got it yet,is that because i hard reset my phone?
  • The warranty thing came as a "MIGHT". If you take the phone to the store they should replace it right away. If not, then you have 2 options.
    1) Make sure you are running latest version. Maybe the phone will start working all of a sudden well again (it happens). Also, make sure you have enough free space on the internal storage.
    2) If nothing works, keep the phone around 'till february when Nokia will launch Black with proper drivers in the firmwire. Your phone will automatically update if you have checked those options in the settings.
  • You have to run the preview for developer app again if you hard reset your phone to be able to download preview software :)
  • Likely it is security updates, it is patch Tuesday after all. They just don't want to admit to any security flaws..
  • Sprint Saumsung ATIV S Neo updated and working
  • updates to dev center, Translator, accessories, shophieslens after updates
  • Those were all available pre-update.
  • No placebo effect It is faster! I will install It on my gf's 720. Excited.
  • Updated on NL920 Orange, Poland. Without any problems.
  • Nl920 updated! Is there a update log for this?
  • New theme accent color on my 810 ( T Mobile) "tmobile magenta"
  • That should have been there already.
  • Got it - phone seems faster but can't tell about anything else effected. Unlocked AT&T Lumia 1020 on T-Mobile USA
  • just updated my Vodafone UK 820! Seems faster and cooooooler :D
  • 3rd pary apps will no longer load on my 1020 after doing the update. This totally sux. If I lose my tiny deathstar tower, I'm going to be pissed!
  • Same here on at&t 920. I had to uninstall and reinstall all my apps to get them working again.
  • I can't even do that. I get an error when I go to install an app telling me "The Microsoft account service is unavailable right now. Try again later." :(
  • I had the same issue. For some reason, the data migration and app re-compile didn't trigger (or maybe it failed) after the updates. You can trigger the process again by adding a new keyboard. Go to settings, keyboard, pick any keyboard, and download it.  It'll sit with "Preparing to download" for a while, but you'll eventually get an update notification. Choose to install the update and let it restart. You should see the "Almost done." screen with the data migration. After that's done, everything should work again (and you can remove the added keyboard).
  • jcutting, Thanks! That did the trick. And when you say it will doing something for a while, you mean a very long while. It finally rebooted and did its thing. Thanks so much. I was not aware of the "install a new keyboard to get the OS to upgrade properly" trick. That is definitely a new one for me.
  • My guess is that it works because the keyboards get delivered as over-the-air updates just like the others, which causes it to go through the update process again. The later stages of that update process include migrating your data and re-compiling the apps and since that didn't run for whatever reason, none of the apps worked. This also explains why uninstalling and re-installing works - the app gets compiled on installation, so it starts working again.   As for the "very long while", I'm not sure which part you mean, but the "Almost done" part can take a long time if you have a lot of data and/or a lot of apps. For the "preparing to download" part, I'm guessing the phone initiates some kind of update request and you're just waiting for that notification. It's possible (I haven't tried it) you could get it going sooner by checking for updates after you add the keyboard, but that's just a theory.
  • same on my at&t 920
  • Mmmm but I think thats what previews is about, testing to get a neat final release :)
  • No problems connecting to WiFi Running Samsung Ativ S Neo
  • Im using a 1020 on ATT and performed the update.  It went quicker than normal but now no 3rd party aps will launch whatseover.  I've reinstalled Twitter and now it will launch, but all others crash prior to opening.  Anyone else have this problem?
  • I'm having the exact same problem. If an app gets an update, it will work. I can't remotely re-install anything because the find my phone feature no longer works, and it is essential to that process. Ugghhh.
  • agreed.  This is an ass-whip.  I either have to delete all aps, refresh the phone, or go to the ATT store??  
  • Yes, same here. Att 920, having to reinstall all my apps to get them to work again
  • I had the same issue. For some reason, the data migration and app re-compile didn't trigger (or maybe it failed) after the updates. You can trigger the process again by adding a new keyboard. Go to settings, keyboard, pick any keyboard, and download it.  It'll sit with "Preparing to download" for a while, but you'll eventually get an update notification. Choose to install the update and let it restart. You should see the "Almost done." screen with the data migration. After that's done, everything should work again (and you can remove the added keyboard).
  • Thanks, trying it now.
  • Jcutting, thanks worked like a charm.
  • I know it's funny to say it's faster, but it really feels that way with this update. I updated one of my TMO 521s and not the other...apps appear to open faster now with much less lag when pressing a tile, even when I had WPCentral, Engadget, and Facebook open at the same time. That is not the case in the one I didn't upgrade...there has definitely been something done with UI responsiveness. I don't think the apps actually load up faster or run faster, but the UI is more responsive, so it gives the illusion of being faster.
  • My resolution is now 1080p and I have a quad core processor after the update :)
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  • Wow.. try rebooting - all of my apps are working as normal!   (unlocked ATT 1020 running on T-Mobile USA)  
  • I've rebooted several times. They still aren't working. Oh well. Will sideline this phone until an update comes out that allows me to use it again. Good thing I keep a spare.
  • my Lumia 920 is stuck on gears for the past 30min.. :/ is it bricked??   update: As I pressed enter, it rebooted.  My 920 felt my sadness. :)
  • I have the 920... Gears took about 10 mins. Had my plugged in wall charger during the update.
  • The whole process for me took 45 minutes,. 920
  • Did the update... Anyone else have to reinstall WPC? Kept crashing even after second reboot.
  • Correction... Almost all of my apps fo not start. WTF.... Reinstalling WPC helped but reinstalling all of them will be a bitch.... Anyone experiencing this?
  • See my comment up above...
  • Still doesn't fix the silly little bugs around the task switcher
  • Migrating data is taking ages.
  • Just noticed something, idk if this was there before, but I noticed when I go to my games tile there is a "recent" section that I don't remember seeing before. Has the games I most recently downloaded
  • I mean most recently used
  • That's been there for as long as I can remember.
  • Oh ok, I guess I just noticed it
  • Lumia 1020, thought it was stuck on spinning gears , did the reset using buttons, eventually it booted and migrated data. All my apps seem to open fine. I'm calling it a success.
  • Those spinning wheels really are unnerving...you half expect them to never stop.
  • Taking quite a while on my T-Mobile Lumia 521. Install was reasonably quick, but now it is "migrating data step 3 of 6), and this is dragging. Guess I have to be patient. Anyone notice if the problem with songs being listed multiple times in Xbox Music is fixed (although I doubt it)?
  • It's been fixed since the first update 3, at for me on all my 3 devices: 920, 925 and 521
  • Lucky you. I am still showing some songs two or three times, even though there is only one mp3 file for the particular song.
  • I installed this update yesterday afternoon and just last night experienced (or noticed, anyway) the multiple songs bug. After DELETING all of the files in explorer, the song will still showing in my song list, many of them in duplicate and none would play. I had to do the "display hidden files" trick and delete the data that was making them appear in the phone.
  • Battery drain seems solved. The last Update 3 makes my Lumia 920 hot very often, battery died in 5 hours or so. The thing was hot as hot dog, fries eggs in the CPU area, even when i closed all apps and kept it locked. Restarting wouldn't help. Now it's not hot, a lot better, lol
  • Damn!!! I'll have to cook breakfast elsewhere now!!
  • Hate to be negative, but I still get error 86000C29 when I try to connect to my company's Exchange 2010 mail server. At a certain point, I don't care how fast or fluid WP8 becomes, if Microsoft can't make their own products talk to each other, Windows Phone will still be broken to me.
  • There are prerequisites for being able to connect to Exchange with countless configuration options. Windows Phone works just fine through Exchange ActiveSync. In this case, Exchange ActiveSync policy includes parameters that Windows Phone cannot enforce. To resolve this, IT will need to change the policy to one with parameters that can be enforced by Windows Phone. Call it into your IT support and provide them with this link or knowledge base article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2464593/cs
  • This error appears to relate to the Exchange ActiveSync policy that your IT department applied to the environment. It contains parameters that Windows Phone is unable to enforce. Contact your IT support, give them the error code and refer them to this knowledge base article from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2464593/cs
  • Seen this a thousand times. You're completely missing the point. From the Exchange admin and corporate IT, they will not dumb down security policies for Windows Phone. Why should they when the iPhone can connect with the policies as is. This is a Microsoft problem and they need to address it quickly. Work arounds will not cut it in the corporate IT space.
  • I am 100% with you. I get the exact same error. My IT team support WP8, but my phone, a top end nokia can't sync. sigh
  • I've updated my nl920 now in Norway, and all seems to be normal! All apps are working fine! Maybe it feels a little faster other than that I can't see any changes so far
  • Is call blocking new?
  • new in update 3, but already appeared in last update 3
  • Just installed on my Att 1020, no apps work only core ones.....am i the only one? If so how to go back to gdr2?
  • Ya same here.... Let me know if you have a work around. Basically just reinstalling everything at this point. From the comments I have read this isn't happening to everyone. I'm on ATT Lumia 920.
  • Use the NSU of Nokia to restore the gdr2 build. Or make a hard reset, it helps. Going back to gdr2 would hard reset everything as well.
  • Sadly, it is a one-way trip. I feel your pain, but I don't want to go back. I don't want to reset my phone. If I do, it may just be the thing that makes me hold out for the next iPhone or just stop using my phone for gaming. At least iOS has a real backup and restore functionality. I could be mid-game on one phone...get a new one...restore the backup on the new one and be in that exact spot in that game. I don't understand why Windows Phone is so behind on core things like that. Android isn't much better with the whole app backup/restore and keeping your progress within a game. It may sound trivial, but after you've moved in close to 100 people in Tiny Towers, you really don't want to start over again!!!!
  • I had the same issue. For some reason, the data migration and app re-compile didn't trigger (or maybe it failed) after the updates. You can trigger the process again by adding a new keyboard. Go to settings, keyboard, pick any keyboard, and download it.  It'll sit with "Preparing to download" for a while, but you'll eventually get an update notification. Choose to install the update and let it restart. You should see the "Almost done." screen with the data migration. After that's done, everything should work again (and you can remove the added keyboard).
  • Thanks a lot worked like a charm!!!
  • I found one fix. The podcast-volume bug seems to be gone. Before, couldn't adjust the volume while listening to a podcast. I'd have to quit, then start another podcast to change volume. Now, I can adjust it just like I should. Hopefully the bug won't crop up again.
  • AAAARRRRGGHHHHH!!!! My "screen" got smaller after the update!!! I mean, the tiles don`t cover the entire screen!! There`s a thin black space between the tiles and the border of the screen. Damn update shrinks the usable sreen size??? WTF???  
  • I can only assume you are trolling. The tiles have sadly never gone edge to edge like they should. 
  • You assume right, dear sir. What i meant to say is that i noticed no changes whatsoever. Nothing at all. Some people say "it feels faster" which at this point i´m not sure if it´s just an outdated joke, a placebo effect, or what. I think microsoft must just be solving small bugs and performance issues in preparation for the Lumia Black and 8.1 updates.
  • I totally agree with you. I do actually hate the fact that the tiles leave such a big gutter of space at the edge of the screen. I'm just happy to have gotten my placebo fixed so I can use my phone again!
  • With so many people having problems with their phone after this update, maybe Nokia are forced to push out black update real soon:)
  • I could not add a ringtone to my email notification on my 1520. Everytime I did it would revert back to NONE. This update fixed that. And scrolling and touch seems faster too.
  • Feels like startup is faster and also internet explorer or network performance is better.
  • haha, the status bar for the install is seriously pointless. I was starting to panick because mine had been stuck at about 5% for 20 mins, then I literally blinked and it jumped to 100%.
  • Mine took that long, too. That should be the backup process, I remember it to be the longest step back when doing WP7 updates via Zune, too. ~8GB of apps/games here
  • An update !! The meaning of the Windows Phone users life
  • What!!!  A phone call came through right in the middle of the update!  I didn't answer, of course: I hope it didn't skip a byte or two...
  • Go in settings and you'll see.
  • Anyone have a "fix" for the applications not working post update?
  • Install an additional keyboard language from the settings, that'll trigger another update which when complete will set everything right.
  • Powered off charging? Someone please reply me faaaast.
  • Lumia 1020 still powers itself on to charge post-update.
  • This is freaky..   Settings..Security.. and then "Upload to NSA" is turned on but the toggle is grayed out and I can't make it turn off..
  • #Confirmed
  • Lumia 920, Germany, successfully installed :)
    It feels way more responsive!
    Scrolling feels way better than before, and overall Performance has improved.
    Also there is a fading effect on the task switcher cross, but its still flickering..
  • Noticed right off the bat that I had to reinstall the Facebook app as it started crashing right to the home screen when attempting to open.
  • Ook, so far a number of apps are crashing right to the home screen. Looks like I'll be re-installing a majority of these tonight...
  • I posted a reply to some others on this - see above.
  • Me fifth!
  • Is it "secure" to do that Preview for developers stuff? Am I going to lose something?
  • I was just starting to feel annoyed because of the slow experience of my 8X ... nice update!
  • get error 80072ee2  :(   fix'd solve, is my mobile network have issue, and download via wifi xD
  • 5.1gb in other storage, still broken
  • 920 on at&t downloaded no problem.
  • Agreed its faster and no more WiFi issues where the internet would drop using apps all the time while the WiFi never disconnected!
  • Is anyone else getting 169.254 addresses when connecting to WiFi?
  • I have it running on my Rogers 920. still trying to figure out what's different
  • hello
  • Why in china mo update so sad
  • On my phone, nothing much has changed. I installed it and I found an improvement to Windows Phone 8. The touch responsiveness is much faster and not as slow as GDR2.
  • So after the update I can't use any apps that were not pre installed. Can't get into the forums either to ask! That is until I get home to get on my surface to ask.
  • It fixed my battery life!
  • The advantage of wp8, me and my brother bought a new phone with same specs, he stops recieving an update in the last 10 months in his android phone, while i already recieved 3, and 3 more next year :P gdr3 final, lumia black, 8.1 yipeeeee :D
  • My battery last longer now
  • Don't you just love the fact that an update actually makes your wp better!
    Updating an android just forces you to buy a new phone to run the freaking update.
  • #Truth
  • Anyone has got it updated in Malaysia? I can't seem to find it available for now. Can't wait...
  • installed it  at 3AM.DiGi user here
  • Install and worked. Need to install developer preview app first.
  • Still my L920 show amber and not Black :(
  • Nokia is yet to release "Black". This is Windows OS update.
  • For those of you wanting a file explorer, go to the link below. For those who don't want it, keep moving along. 85,000+ votes for this feature is no small matter. http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/3365632-add-file-manager-to-windows-phone
  • How long does it take to install??? Cog wheels spining and status bar is still at the same point like 1% for the last 10 mins :(
  • For me almost 1 hour.
  • Installed successfully, actually that status bar didn't moved for long time and then suddenly jumped to the end.
  • Hope this fix the media duplication problem :D
  • On your Games Hub, there's a NOTIFICATION link now.
  • On your Games Hub there's a notification now.
  • It killed my Facebook chat with message app. Arghh. Why Microsoft. It now can't connect text app with Facebook.
  • That broke for me in the previous update.
  • ATT 520, Updates makes things faster, App resuming is noticlibly faster and the overal UI seems smoother. App switcher is smooth now.
  • I noticed in the background task, there is now specific description for the app that is enabled. Has it always been there before?
  • Good catch, I think that's new.
  • Do anyone beside me still faces FACEBOOK CHAT issues....?
  • Can I install "Nokia Lumia Black Update" if I will install "Windows Phone 8 Update 3"? Thanks.
  • Alright, I downloaded it, and it still has some of the bugs that I've been dealing with on the first version of GDR3.
  • what bug?
  • I still haven't noticed any difference. :D
  • Since the update, all of my apps crash before they open. I have to uninstall and re-download every app in order for it to work. Anyone else experiencing this?
  • Yes. I too have this problem. The reason was that we had lower than 1gb space before we ran the update. Lessons learnt.
  • See post from jcutting earlier in this thread. He tells you how to install a keyboard to fix the problem. Sounds crazy, but it worked for me.
  • No.
  • So when is Update 3 or rather its Nokia version coming to my phone? I didn't shortcut into Update 3 and now the world seems to have forgotten users like me.
  • Music+videos
    Swipe to change the song changed.swiping the song doesnt play it
  • it does :3
  • Works just fine on my 928.
  • Should i need to install preview developers app for gdr3 official update to get install or it will come automatically. I m from India and have Lumia 625
  • Updated my 8X.  OS version now newer then the one on my 1520.
  • Does empty temp files work now?
  • haha it was patch Tuesday yesterday!
  • The multitasking X button is gone :'( whhyyyyy???
  • Don't know what you are talking about.  Mine is still there.  And it comes into view much quicker.
  • Mine is still there.
  • So now I've installed 3 updates in less than a week, how epic :D
  • HTC 8X here.  It had been getting really laggy lately since I was down to 1.25GB of storage left.  This new update has made this thing really speedy again.  Camera opens really fast and task switching is nice and quick, too.  Very, very happy!!! Btw, not including the download time, it took well over 30 minutes to install!
  • Seemed to have bricked my device. It shut down to restart, and wouldn't turn back on. Had to perform the following key combo (for 25 seconds) to get it to reach the cogs stage.   "Press Power + Volume(down) + Camera keys  until the phone vibrates Then release the power button but keep the volume and camera keys pressed down for another 5 seconds. "
  • My update completed, i just did a soft reset and i got a message that update failed? WTF?
  • Delete temp files still broken
  • I found that it now has picture resize that works in IE.
  • Any ativ s users find their micro SD card not working after update,?
  • Just installed on my 920. No big changes. I was hoping it'd fix the camera bugs after Amber but its still there. Anyone else having the camera issues?
  • no updates for me.  ATT, United States.  Not like that should matter i would think cosidering the GDR3s deliver method
  • UPDATE:  FORCE UPDATE OR AT LEAST GET IT TO SHOW   installing now.  had to re install preview for developers, run it, the go back to settings and phone update
  • When I am scrolled down on the home screen, turn my phone off, turn it back on and slide the lock screen up, it remembers my position. Is this new or part of GDR3? I can't remember.
  • it's old.
  • Te colors on my screen are warmer - and look better - but the screen color settings have not changed.
  • i don't know if this is the right place to ask this however i was trying to update my 920 but i'm getting this error message "we are currently unable to check for updates (80072ee2)". i've reinstalled the "preview for developers" app and the app studio certificate on my phone but i don't know why i can't check for any updates..
  • Serious improvement in touch response for me.Overall, there seems to be an improvement in performance...i lyk it :)
  • Downloaded and now none of my apps open. I uninstalled one and reinstalled and it worked. Anyway to fix this without having to do this to all my apps?
  • For some reason, the data migration and app re-compile didn't trigger (or maybe it failed) after the updates. You can trigger the process again by adding a new keyboard. Go to settings, keyboard, pick any keyboard, and download it. It'll sit with "Preparing to download" for a while, but you'll eventually get an update notification. Choose to install the update and let it restart. You should see the "Almost done." screen with the data migration. After that's done, everything should work again (and you can remove the added keyboard).
  • Hi, i am from India. I dint get any nokia black update to my lumia 720. Is the available to all or only to some countries.
  • It`s not available to anyone, except those who bought the new Lumia 1520..According to Nokia,it will be released in Q1 2014 for all older devices.
  • Anyone else got a 80070ee2 error while trying to check for update.... Lumia 620...:(
  • I believe that update it a NSA Trojan Horse.
  • How much time it will take to install?? my mob is stuck at start...............
  • doesn`t take much long..was around  5-10 minutes for me.
  • Ok thanks now migrating data. By the way what is changed??  
  • Yeah i got it! Now its working like charm! I checked for updates its showed unable to check, i did it for 3 times then for the 4th time the download started and it took 30 minutes to intall!
  • And I got the Infinite Spinning Gears.... Great!  
  • I have noticed prior to this update (first version of GDR3) that when photos are uploaded to a Facebook Album, one cannot view or scroll through the pictures using the People Hub. You get an error something like "Can't view the picture right now...". After installing this update, everything seems to be fine. Well done Microsoft!
  • Eerie...the default ringer volume after the update is 13 - wife has 920, I have the 1020...both...13...oohhhh
  • Screen tearing when panning in app switcher still not fixed :|
  • Wow it's so fast now but what also new
  • Is it me, or has the new update added a % to the battery on the lock screen?
  • Worked fine on my 920
  • yeah i got that on my lumia 720...but i did't notice any thing than faster response...
  • I checked for update in phone setting but it say it is up to date
  • random loss of notification sounds (whatsapp and normal text messages) and typing sound. htc 8x user here.
  • yep, same here - lumia 920.
  • No update for my 928 whyyy??
  • Haven't found any updates since Amber on my 920. And please make those cogs during installation connect, looks really silly.
  • Updated last night (uk L920) and see this morning I got 4 different notifications on the glance screen. 3 email notifications and 1 text. Welcome addition....
  • I don't see how that's possible. This is not Lumia Black. 
  • Pics, or it didn't happen.
  • Installed on my Lumia 920. I see no improvements to the touch response as some fellas here added. However I see tremendous speed when changing apps. Apart from Skype which always takes its time, everything else even minions rush is way faster in resuming with no waiting screen. Also applies to mytube and of   way to go microsoft!!! Saddly though IE is kinda bugging like never before, for example I can't even see what I'm typing here and getting no suggestions from the keyboard...c any system app!!!
  • Has anyone noticed just a huge drop in battery performance ? 
  • Its the mail settings
  • The option to receive mails as they come from google accounts seems to have vanished!
  • Google is still listed as an option on my updated Lumia 1020/AT&T/USA.
  • Only 5MB?? No expectations
  • maybe, just maybe, it's resolved the gapless-playback issue in music!? but... i doubt it.
  • Actually my LUMIA 822 Has got a little bit slow after the update is done.... Not knowing what the update is for !!!
  • Nmn
  • Installing.....
  • I hope the fix that volume bug
  • They fixed proximity sensor. So it was the firmware fault :)
  • Nope, wrong assumption. Proximity sensor in lumia 920 is so lame.
  • I was having a problem with the proximity sensor during calls. It wouldn't turn the screen off and i had to restart the device for it to work again for a while. Funny thing that the sensor worked perfectly with the glance screen.
  • I have had that problem forever. Really annoys me on my 1020. Will be interesting to see if this update fixes it.
  • try taking off any screen protector
  • I don't use screen protectors (living dangerously).   APPARENTLY yesterday's update fixed this bug. I'm not completely sure yet.
  • it beacame more fluidic  smoother touch response superfast task manager bug fixes "seems faster"
  • it updates ruin my Lumia 720, it is appears bright and dark lines on the screen. somebody please help me :(
  • look's like battery is slightly ''extended'' and OS is a bit faster...(L920)
  • I don't get it! I'm getting "Your phone is up to date. Last checked..." under phone update while I'm still having GDR2. Has it been released globally?   Lumia 520 (India)
  • No. These updates only apply if you're on the Developer Preview Program for Update 3.
  • I bet 90% of people complaining about having problems after this update didn't even do soft reset.
  • My phone says its up to date. Its running on GDR3. And am from india. When can I get the update?
  • I think that there has been some improvement with screen resolution, with regard to how apps use it. For example, I no longer get a distorted image when reframing in Nokia Camera/Lumia 1020. Maybe it wasn't properly available to apps before?
  • Mine took almost 30 mins to install and it scared me, i felt my phone (L920) was bricked.. :D but it didint, so good luck everyone..
  • Don't have time to read all 650 posts but none of my apps work now that I've updated. Having to uninstall and reinstall all. Very annoying!
  • hey someone solved this already - just go to settings; language and install a keyboard - any you don't have on the phone already. Apparently the update had a fault (for some) in migrating data, so your apps are now fkd up. Installing the keyboard puts your phone through the same process and completes it, so your apps will work again.
  • Unfortunately, I wish I would have posted this before uninstalling all my apps. But maybe someone else can benefit from the post.
  • Just installed it on Lumia 920 AT&T...OS Ver: 8.0.10521.155
    D/L MB and completed 3 of 6 steps in 10 minutes.
    Definately notice a overall performance increase, especially task manager---->back button. All icons (thus far) that I have checked seem to be correct...but still running through all testing parameters...overall....am pleased.
  • I've never experienced instability on my 920.... until this update. Maybe bad luck but this update has forced me to hard reset 4 times since i installed it due to freezing.
  • flash ur phone m8, maybe ur firmware is a little corrupt
  • I checked today on my 928, a update came down...
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  • i didnt even get the GDR2 update for my ativ s. stupid samsung.
  • You're not alone man. I haven't gotten any updates on my Ativ S either. I have Hong Kong Version.
  • That's what you get for buying Samsung.
  • I'm not seeing at glance notification with this update?  Anyone else noticed that?
  • Well i updated my Lumia 520 just half an hour back and i noticed some changes.
    1. Better touch response, which at times even turns slow temporarily!
    2. Internet explorer is much much more fast now.
    3. While opening Facebook or any other website, if i click on any option like 'View full size' it directly starts downloading that image. That's both good and bad for me. However, i haven't noticed fixes to some bugs yet.
    1. On clicking the search button and immediately after that, pressing the back button, when it opens the multi task window, it still shows the other app as 'maps' with an icon of maps only.
    2. Screen rotation bug hasn't yet been fixed in About.
  • Updated my 928 on Verizon yesterday. I'm not going to state whether it seems "faster" or not as that is all subjective. What I WILL say is that the KB seems much more accurate now. Prior, I always had to double check when I typed "t" as it seemed to be hit or miss. Now, it seems very accurate with no misses. That's just my observation. Also, contrary to some people's observations, I have nad no apps crashing since installing this and I have a ton installed.
  • Honest question here;  I have a Verizon 822 that I've switched over to Straight Talk (Woohoo, saved $40 per month)  I realize I won't be getting the carrier updates, but I get the MS ones?  Are these pushed out by MS or the carrier?
     
  • These are like betas pushed out to enthusiasts by Microsoft. to get them you have to be in the preview program
  • Well, one thing that was not fixed is the ongoing problem with testing over a WI-Fi called connection. When the message contains certain formatting, the text message is rejected by the server, at least with my (an other T-Mobile users) Lumia 521. There was a lengthy discussion of this in the T-Mobile forum, but I am unable to find it now. In any case, supposedly, Microsoft engineers has confirmed the problem and were working on a fix, but apparently, it is not inlcuded in yesterday's update since I had the same problem today.
  • Battery life on my 925 seems to bw very much improved
  • Not seeing much of differences guys. I think it is the placebo effect... Any wpcentral guys have comments or official comments from msft? All this seems faster talk is making me thing that typing is faster right now... Lol but really, I don't think there's much of a change.
  • Nothing yet on Lumia 520 Vodafone Portugal.
  • .my update does not move from 0%..
  • does your SYSTEM> ABOUT screen autorotate? ://  even when your screen rotation is fixed?
  • Yes. It does "autorotate" even if screen rotation is disabled.
  • It seems like the battery life is lasting longer :)
  • The one thing I have certainly noticed on my 620 is that after the update touchscreen responsiveness and accuracy while using gloves is MUCH improved. Either I just got amazing at it in this cold Chicago winter or the screen is doing a better job at interpreting what I'm trying to touch.
  • I downloaded and installed on my 1020. Don't see Raw support yet.  Waiting for it...
  • Haven't noticed any difference yet. I was hoping to see some sort of cache management to deal with this annoying "other" storage. It's taken 1.4GB of my valuable storage. Nokia Lumia 920
  • Having charging issues after update on HTC 8X
  • If You want to buy a Nokia Windows Phone You must know about lack of main basic smartphone function. It may cause many missed calls! Do You know there is no option to set the ringer (calls, sms, e-mails) volume level separately other media volume level? There is no ringer profiles like old Nokia’s. There is no app witch solve the problem. For example: You want to watch a video or play a game in the evening, you set the volume to minimum to not disturb anyone, when finish forget set back the volume level to max, next day you have lots of missed calls! You can not fix/block the ringer volume. You must switch volume on your Lumia phone tens time a day! It is ridiculous. This issue should be fixed 3 years ago. Windows Phone have own forum to send suggestion about the OS. Almost 3 years ago WP users suggested this feature is basic, needed. This feature suggestion is 2th place in this forum. 75000 people voted here! 75000 users have a ringer volume problem. Microsoft, this is to little for You? Are You hear your own users? Read comments at Your own site and think about it… Are You care about Your market share? Sad… To solve the problem please visit official WP forum and vote. You should share this issue. Maybe this cause something. Shame on you Nokia/Microsoft!
  • that doesnt really bother me at all , i keep my phone mainly on vibrate , cant see how turning up the volume after watching a video etc is a big issue 
  • So now I discovered that if you use an app in landscape then switch to another, the latter will also show in landscape!
  • Just update GDR3 from Dev Preview on my Lumia 1020. So smooth and fast then before. Feels great on 1020... Great phone...
  • On my 1020.  48 hours later BATTERY IS STILL AT 10%.   I'm for sure positive that this update addressed battery life in a HUGE way.  This would seem to be consistent with what microsoft did with their surface devices.  Very happy indeed.  
  • is this update worth me losing my warranty?
  • Updating...
  • I've update my 520 with no problems. The only addition I've noticed is that now when writing you can push and move the new cursor, this way you can edit faster what you're typing.   This is for me my most whished feature since I got the phone, I discovered by accident after the update when trying to copy/paste.
  • Is anyone having problems in the check for update phase? My phone doesn't seem to check for an update, and if the screen times out it stops checking.  Also if I keep touching the screen to keep it lit, it doesn't finish the search for the update, anyone? I can't update. I updated my wifes phone yesterday.
  • Is anyone having problems in the check for update phase? my phone doesn't seem to check for an update, and if the screen timesout, it stops checking, and if I keep touching the screen to keep it lit, it doesn't finish the search for the update, and I can't update. I updated my wifes phone yesterday  
  • I already had the developers preview installed, containing the screen rotation fix, but still I had some issues with the phone. BTW, I'm using a Nokia Lumia 520. After installing these two updates, the following things improved: The touchscreen responds better. Way better. This can be seen best while writing an email / txt message and using the keyboard. Less mistakes.  Overall speed went up. Opening and running applications seem faster.  Internet Explorer is faster and responds better. On some websites I was unable to click links in the past, that has been solved with this update. Batterylife improved a lot!    Thanks Mr. Microsoft for solving the most annoying bugs with these updates. 
  • When you hold the back button, the 'x' appears in the animation. Woohooo, finally!
  • Better battery life.
  • microsoft reduced the transition animation time... its not like the phones are running on 800mhz CPU, the s4 is a fast chip. all i want to know is why the heck is the LUMIA 925 battery so rubbish? perhaps the brightness levels are too high, even on lowest, but its 4.5 inch 2000mah (running assumed power efficent OS :/) yet the galaxy s3 and lg optimus G i had 100mah difference (they have slightly bigger screens which should cancel it out) have much better battery life... sense, it does not make
  • unfortunately, the update hangs on my Lumia 920 since 2 hours. Can I stop the update somehow? (a soft reset didn't work, just restarted the phone and the update again).... Thanks!
  • unfortunately, the update hangs on my Lumia 920 since 2 hours. Can I stop the update somehow? (a soft reset didn't work, just restarted the phone and the update again).... Thanks!
  • FYI - it looks like the Lock screen change photo glitch is fixed!! FINALLY not crashing out when I pick certain backgrounds folder photos...EDIT - I tried flipping around to a few more pics in that backgrounds folder and it eventually crashed(back to the lock screen settings) again :( This is a well known bug on youtube, PLEASE FIX IT. Also may notice better battery life, but not 100% sure yet.
  • My apps sometimes crash randomly and my phone freezes sometimes. Thanks Microsoft -.-
  • This update is for developers only, right? When will they release this update to the customers without developer account?    
  • I just finish update with my lumia 521. Damn its alot faster. 
  • Is there any is update for 720 ?
  • Question : When will this update be available for costumers ? I mean, without loosing the warranty, etc.