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Nokia France confirms GDR2 update deployment for Lumia Windows Phones

Lumia Amber Update

Nokia France has revealed that Windows Phone 8 build 10327 (GDR2), coupled with Nokia's Amber firmware update for Lumia Windows Phones, is underway in the local market. Group product manager, Olivier Lagreou today announced on Twitter that the software update is now being pushed out to Windows Phone 8 hardware made by the manufacturer. 

If you're rocking an unbranded (unlocked) Nokia Windows Phone then you'll be all set to receive the Amber update when you're next in line. Should you be tied to your mobile operator, it's unfortunately down to the individual company to finalise and rollout the update. Good news is that consumers are already reporting notifications that a new version is available. It's just a short waiting game now, folks.

Nokia France GDR2 Update

Numerous features and improvements are included in the latest release, including the Glance Screen feature. Be sure to keep checking whether you've received the update notification by heading to Settings > Software Updates, but if you simply cannot wait you could go down the manual flash route (Lumia 820 / 920). 

via: MonWindowsPhone; thanks, Gotoma, for the tip!



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Prezdhill says:

Any whisperings of release for the HTC 8X on Verizon?

220SeaChaser says:

That's what I'm saying.

Spedez says:

No Amber for you.

Clavitox says:

And the 521 on T-Mobile?

Samsung Ativ S Unlocked mobiles getting updates to GDR2 here in UK :-)....currently updating my mobile phone.

clappenings says:

awesome. Someone else gets it before at&fuckingt

Jf.Vigor says:

Oh hush up (& I'm on at&t)

clappenings says:

Obviously not that big of an enthusiast then

Jf.Vigor says:

I'm just more patient. Believe me I was feignin over mango, but this is grapes compared to mango

clappenings says:

lol nice wordplay ;)

theefman says:

More like the grape seeds...:)

F0REM4N says:

Honestly, this was the straw that broke the camel's back when I first tried WP7 and a Samsung focus. AT&T took FOREVER to approve the first update for WP. It was that fragmented update system that made me snap and run back to Apple. I'm back with my Lumina 920 because I relaly believe in this OS. AT&T had best not drop the ball again.

paulxxwall says:

Why are big companies like att and Verizon last to get these updates????

Jf.Vigor says:

Maybe because they're big companies and have to subsequently run more tests. My friend informed me on groupme today that his galaxy s4 on at&t just got a 200mb+ update. Looks like at&t is starting off a round of updates this week. Perhaps we're next.....

I hate ATT for this..

xankazo says:

Orange Dominican Republic, waiting here...

WPUser111 says:

Not available in india yet...

shreyas15 says:

Damn.. I know..

WPUser111 says:

Tell me if u got the ota update.

Elton Jothi says:

shld be up very soon as it isnt carrier dependant

WPUser111 says:

Hope so... If any of u receive the update then plz do comment here..

shreyas15 says:

Yeah. And you too.

Elton Jothi says:

WPcentral Would obviously post it :D if its up

I called up nokia care and they said it will be released either in the 2nd or 3rd week of august

Elton Jothi says:

Nokia care knows shit abt releases, they wudnt know much, they just assume like we do...
hopefully it will be available soon ....

WPUser111 says:

They r most stupid people.. So plz.. Ignore..

kuen76 says:

Not available in Iran yet

he_shark says:

And why would it be, this is France only. Patience!

kwambe5 says:

All these announcements are getting me really, really anxious to get my update from AT&T. Can hardly wait. Intensely thinking about flashing it the old fashioned Android way!

MikkisFIN says:

Still waiting! (Finland).

Hei do they even sell branded Lumia in Finland? I bought my 920 with Sonera but it does not seams branded...

MikkisFIN says:

No, all Lumias are unbranded here.

Kiitos! It's good to be sure!

willboyce says:

Noooooooooo. . Im EE in uk. Im last to get anything.

adrian1338 says:

as long as it ships with data sense i dont care when they are ready.

se4wp8 says:

Yeah ee too and will flip if data sense is absent!

he_shark says:

Likewise, GDR1 came out quick enough, I'm sure it'll only be a week til we get this.

Shoulders says:

EE have been good with updates so far. Just because you aren't first, doesn't mean you are last!

I'm also in the UK, but unlocked handset!

ryansstuff says:

Na EE not to bad at all. wont be long!   Hope we get data sense!!  i have message them on twitter see if we get any info?

Ajay Tawrani says:

Awaiting ... In India

taymur says:

checking for updates is taking way more time than usual, maybe its a good sign for change, or people are jamming the servers :P
but still nothing on my unbranded L720 from jordan

DonnaxNL says:

Nothing on my Lumia 820 (Develop Device) and Carrier-free Lumia 620.. (From the Netherlands).

Unlocked 920 and nothing here either

p.nonnekens says:

Nope, not on my 820 either. It's originally Vodafone branded, but I flashed unbranded software, so I shouldn't have to wait for them right? In Settings>Info it says Provider: CV NL...

sri_tech says:

I still don't understand why unlocked phones are not getting the updates yet.

myrandex says:

I still don't understand why Microsoft has put itself in this situation when it comes to updates. This is one area that I'll give Crapple kudos on, they do their updates for the most part right (not updating the original iPad past iOS5 but updating an older device past that is a big exception).

gphoneone says:

T mobile UK, no news :(

anierinwp says:

Nokia has pulled the updates on navifirm. You must not have gotten that information.

anierinwp says:

So no flashing at the moment.....

Kristijan87 says:

Nothing on my unbranded Lumia 620 in Croatia, too. Looking forward to Skype stability improvements :)

taymur says:

skype is going to be my first thing to test :P then reaio, i just miss the radio :P

xankazo says:

Microsoft really should improve the way its Windows Phone updates are delivered.

anierinwp says:

OEMs handle these updates, its not up to Microsoft. Its up to the carriers.

Vistaus says:

Depends if your device is carrier-free or not.

myrandex says:

Tell that to Apple. They push directly to consumers. This is how it should be done.

Yu Cheng says:

They have much less models than windows phone family...not even to mention MS hasn't built there own phones...some tweaks and adjustments to different specs before releasing is understandable. (though I doubt the rolls of carriers here...)

Josh Harman says:

Then go back to your iPhone.
Apple doesn't have multiple manufacturers and multiple multiple models. Big difference.

xankazo says:

That's precisely what they should improve.

Vistaus says:

Nothing yet on my unlocked, carrier-free 720 (The Netherlands) :(

anujinho7 says:

Will there be any warranty issues if I flash my lumia 920 (hong kong)? and can i downgrade if i have trouble flashing it??

shreyas15 says:

Lmao.. Woow.. Looks like no one's got the update yet! Not even some folks in France:D I'm thinking of resetting my L720(other storage is over 1gig) and changing the region over to Finland or US and try my luck. Lol.

adiangels says:

Is this update coming for lumia 720 too ??? Becoz everywhere i hear is abt 820 and 920 or even 520 but no where i saw 720 :( .. And when will it come to india ???

safeer2222 says:

Ya. It is available for 720.

adiangels says:

Thanx , just dont make us wait nokia ... :)

shreyas15 says:

Chill.. It's a matter if time. May be a few days.

adiangels says:

Hope its few days only n not weeks

Jazmac says:

Awesome. Its on!  That means we are that much closer to GDR3. 

taymur says:

lol, thats the funniest thing on this page, yeah now we start getting anxious for GDR3 :D :D
btw i dont guess GDR3 has much to offer for current users, cuz i guess its more of hardware oriented for the upcoming devices.

DennisvdG says:

Yes but maybe nokia will have another firmware update for us bundled with GDR3 :D

taymur says:

Sure it will, at most it would be a notification center :) which I'm really waiting for.

Jazmac says:

This is what I'm banking on, plus a lot of other goodies too.
I also hope that Microsoft loosens its grip on Nokia and trust them do what they do. INNOVATE.  I know this is a partership and I hope Microsoft is aware that Nokia will survive however it has to. Who is to say that behind some locked, secret fortress of solitude a team of devs are not tinkering around with HP's, Google's or the Symbian OS.

Bailey199719 says:

Also EE (T-Mobile) in the UK. Nothing yet.

KKRLessey says:

Still waiting in the UK, 920 on EE

Lenin17301 says:

My Lumia is AT&T branded yet is unlocked (got it on Amazon that way), I'll get GDR2 when it's released for regular AT&T locked Lumias, or will not get it at all?

inteller says:

yep, you will get it when the "dreadful partner" pushes the update button.

Mustii says:

Nothing in denmark. Why not release at once?

anierinwp says:

OEMs handle the carrier branded devices. Not Microsoft nor nokia

DennisvdG says:

Nokia is an OEM...

pr0phecy says:

Comonnnn Netherlands! Update already!

MVogelezang says:

+920! Helemaal mee eens!

pr0phecy says:

LOL! Kan echt niet wachten man :D

Tamer81 says:

Ja manggg wat de vak!

No update on my lumia 510.....connected to zune but no updates.....but i have windows phone tango ......he he 

shreyas15 says:

What the hell is tango? O.o

256 MB awesomeness which does not let you run most things ! 

Dancsi31 says:

are you joking right? This update is for WP8 only not for WP7.x
You can dig a hole for your phone in your garden, it`s dead.

Did not microsoft say that OTA will not be carrier dependent and be pushed out directly.........
Waiting for the awesome amber on my 920 and 820. mainly to kill the other storage issue  820 has 2 gb of other storage and 920 around 12 gb ! sheesh. 

lastword112 says:

So many people are eager to update, and majorly everyone here will complain first if there are issues with the update such as battery drain or another bug.

pr0phecy says:

Nehh...just kidding. Wish I wasn't tho

forfie says:

Go Verizon GO!

busngabb says:

What does GDR2 do and how do you know if you have it anyway?

GDR2 stands for Google Digs Retards (for the second time)......Easy how to know ? if you have samsung galaxy  or LG optimus or HTC's last one ,,,,,you have it. 

freerider189 says:

Unbranded (Clove) UK Lumia 920, no update yet

MDak280 says:

Also unbranded UK 920, no update yet.

is it possible to get d update by changing d region to france and is this update for lumia 520 also?

Problem is in the region settings, there is no option for english language if you select france as region....if you understand french try and let us know ! 

Salman Shah says:

So any news? Have you tried it?

I bought my phone in france but live in belgium.
I don't have GDR2 yet and changed my region to france but no luck.
So i guess this trick won't work...

and there is an option for english with france as your region.

WP8sNewest says:

Anybody know what's going on with the 928, I haven't heard anything.

RolexDPracer says:

Don't let my 822 down Verizon. Let's get that update!

rikipy says:

nothing in my Lumia 620 LATAM unbanded 

Shiawian says:

Not yet in the Netherlands on my unbranded 920

Sarang68 says:

Can't wait long enough for the Cam Pro for my 920!

theefman says:

Not yet on my 920 on the Moon, att sucks! :)

walter1832 says:

Nothing here on  Uranus.  I'm itching for a release.

Tamer81 says:

Nothing on Myanus as well! Betta scratch it until it does..

Rasool Shaik says:

I have installed india variant and have noticed two bugs
1. The smart cam app is buggy. when you open it the view finder keeps lines blurring up and down.(Its like when you try to record tv on cam you get some lines in cam)
2. When you try to change the lock screen photo from the available backgrounds, some photos are not selected and it closes without any selection

mukulvdhiman says:

India?? Wow!! You must be the luckiest indian alive!!

Rasool Shaik says:

No bro as i said there are bugs and its worrying me. The firmware files are now removed from the servers so i dont know what nokia is planning.

same here with my lumia 920.also i can not update the smart cam app from the store it says device needs update or this is app is not avaliable on this country.i flashed my device via nokia software update retail.

same here with my lumia 920.also i can not update the smart cam app from the store it says device needs update or this is app is not avaliable on this country.i flashed my device via nokia software update retail.

Im french
living in Barcelona
got a umbranded unloked lumia 920 freom Great Britain ( i hate it's short  poop battery life 80% less in less than 7 hours: whatsapp, 20 of websurf, 4 min of video streaming one email sync)

Will i get ambar and GDR2 today ?? hahaha
i dont think so !
any one with umbranded nokia lumia 920 coming from UK here ?

Abo_OAli says:

Nothing here :(


I waiting for asia & asean..

RobinPaul says:

Will it brick the phone while listening to music? (like on the Htc 8x devices?)

raycpl says:

Nothing here in the heart of darkness...

xankazo says:

So nobody has gotten anything? This is getting funny.

WPUser111 says:

Wtf? Nobody gets the update? Then why the hell nokia france tweeted it.

Still not available for my lumia 820.. :|

Jozo Maly says:

Lol, nothing in Slovakia. I go sleep, its a waste of time to wait till it will be avaible.

Nothing here in Finland, unlocked nokia lumia 920

jamzc92 says:

Hopefully the UK will get it soon!

I still don't get why the unbranded phones doesn't have the update yet ? Someone please explain me why. It's make no sense.

JamieLeech says:

No luck on my Lumia 920 UK Unlocked (originally EE), fingers crossed it will be soon

valuxin says:

Why Verizon, WHY?? ヽ(´ー`)ノ

Mikhail_ru says:

В России пока нет. Как обычно это будет длиться очень долго. Может я получу обновление в сентябре или октябре. Американцы - счастливчики!

nastybone says:

Nothing in paris yet

lubbalots says:

The one thing I don't understand is, why can't MS be organized and transparent like Apple?

GregAllen says:

Maybe because they aren't Apple? Or is that concept not simple enough?

lubbalots says:

Maybe you should realize the many complaints involved regarding MS and their slow and sporadic behavior. The inconsistency is uncalled for. Apple as you can see is very focused and that why they are successful.

are you f kidding us ?
Apple transparent ?
ok they apologices and gives explanations to some of their actions.
but those lyrics are often just bull shit ^^

lubbalots says:

I think so so. They don't fuck around I know that for sure.

FBirraque says:

Nothing on my Lumia 920 DEVELOPER VERSION RM-821!

vkelkar says:

Did anyone update the indian variant Rm-826... Coz I am not able to get it

nutzim says:

phone updater is like a new app for me now cause i keeps checking.. like an idiot. MS should have fix the updater itself first before trying to push a new firmware. found that people from my country already got ota 12hours ago. simplefuck.

WPUser111 says:

Which country?

I got a update on my Lumia 820 and now I'm on 8.0.10211.204. There's any update between that and GDR2 ? Am I on GDR1 or still behind ? Can someone explain me please ?

Please tell your firmware revision no. It will be in 'about' in 'settings'.

u dont got amber yet, i have the same software number in my lumia 920

wcharl says:

I think that Olivier Lagreou guy is full of shit! No updates

Idzaudin Idz says:

In Malaysia, Nokia sell the device, without the operator contract.

Shiawian says:

Damn it... Still waiting here in the Netherlands with unbranded 920. Why so long.