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Telstra: GDR2 rolling out for Lumia 920 tomorrow morning

Nokia Lumia 920 with GDR2 and Amber

G’day mates! Here’s some pretty stellar news for all our friends down under. If you happen to have a Nokia Lumia 920 on Telstra you’ll be getting GDR2 soon. How soon? Tomorrow morning. Details after the break.

According to the internet, it’s about 6:30PM on the 15th of August down there. When you go to bed tonight you’ll wake up tomorrow and should be getting GDR2 on your Lumia 920. According to a Telstra employee on the Telstra support blog you should expect to see it rolling out tomorrow morning (16th of August). He also mentions that the GDR2 update was approved by Telstra on the 5th of this month.

Telstra Lumia 920

What can you look forward to in a few hours? You’ll be getting GDR2 for Windows Phone 8 that adds a handful of features like FM radio, call and SMS filters, improvements for Xbox Music and Internet Explorer, Data Sense, and much more. Read up on it here. Don’t forget since this is a Lumia device you’ll be getting the Amber update that lets you play with some pretty stellar stuff like Nokia Smart Cam and more.

Any of our friends down under looking forward to this? Sound off below.

Source: Telstra

Thanks for the tip freshj1ve!

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JackMerson says:

That moment when you just flashed your Lumia and this news just came right after the flashing..

avdbusse says:

Ouch.... Murphy....

GCrane1982 says:

At least by flashing you will have access to DataSense as Telstra is not enabling it. I flashed my 920 a week ago and I have no regrets

lubbalots says:

How did you do it! Please gimme instructions. I had such a hard time finding the right files that i just gave up.

JackMerson says:

The guys in this forum will help you. Note though, that I don't use the same product code for my phone. (Used the EU ROM)

JackMerson says:

Glad that the ROM enabled Data Sense and 4G, for me. Though it was such a hassle to restore all my files and I found that my data plan had reach its limit.

he_shark says:

Telstra announced weeks ago that they'd be rolling out GDR2 this week. I wish other carriers were as open.

avdbusse says:

Hopefully this means NZ not far away.. Geographically located close to Aus and Telstra... If it's ok for them it must be ok for us right?!

anon5351951 says:

I sure hope your logic is true... I neeeeed gdr2 and amber ughhh. Do the updates have to go through carriers in NZ? because I don't think they really care about us...

honeybudger says:

Judging how telecom NZ work I doubt it.. That said I'm more than happy they prove me wrong..

avdbusse says:

I tweeted @nokianz last week and they said "timings vary but the update is planned for Q3 2013 after testing and operator approvals". i included telecom but naturally no response...

Mark Cesari says:

I got the same canned response from Nokia Au when asking about the unlocked and unbranded devices.

avdbusse says:

tbh probably the same person running two accounts... least we get SOME reply i suppose?!

Yet another cool stuff for a specific lumia model.

OscarMaDi says:

Then I can't understand why I'm still waiting the update for my unlocked Lumia 820.

I don't understand either.I have an unlocked 820 too.This is ridiculous!

RatPriest says:

Totally agree. Got my 820 last Dec, it was released along with the 920, has done well. Where's our update?

anon5351951 says:

Oh no.. That doesn't sound promising for me D: I have an 820 too!!! Ugghhh why do they have to mess us around like this?

Jf.Vigor says:

Wah Wah Wah Wah Wah

vslayer31 says:

To be honest im pissed off in this news to the fact that i own an unlocked lumia 920 no love for the unlocked phone

jamsjordn says:

I think Nokia is holding back so that each models update is available worldwide at the same time. Then they work from most expensive down because that's how you should treat your higher customers.

stridley says:

Smart money says Data sense wont be included. Good news though!

Sam Sabri says:

Yeah, deep down we all know you're probably right. Sucks that everyone can't get it, I'm liking it a lot. 

Darren Walsh says:

I have data sense too but I can just text bal to 50233 (Vodafone Ireland) and it tells me how much data I have left so I wouldn't be too bothered either way

squidgyimp says:

I have data sense too on my L820 and seems to running well on Meteor Ireland, just done balance data (50104 for Meteor) and the figures match. I must say though I'm liking this app alot as you can see exactly what is using up the most data as you go.

Darren Walsh says:

That's good but mine always says I've about 15 Mb less than what my Vodafone data says, not sure if it's on purpose so I won't pass my limit, or maybe I'm doing something wrong!

squidgyimp says:

Did you set your data sense exactly the same time as your month reset cause that's all I did and its in sync. But also you could be right!!??

Darren Walsh says:

No a couple of days after but I text Vodafone to get my exact remaining data just before I set it on data sense and even then it was lower

Fndlumia says:

Telstra has their own data monitoring app called Telstra tracker that provides the same info as data sense, being the actual provider of the data must have some benefits over data sense.

GCrane1982 says:

Telstra Tracker is not the official Telstra app. The official app from Telstra is called Telstra 24x7 and should be available sometime in September, provided its not delayed again

schlubadub says:

I thought it was TelstraOne?

djgreedo says:

Data Sense is MUCH more than the Telstra Tracker app. All the Telstra Tracker app does is get your current data usage from Telstra. Data Sense can show you how much data each app has used on your phone (so you can get rid of apps that hog data, for example), and plenty more.
It sucks that we don't get it on Telstra, especially considering how poor Telstra's data plans are. And I get close to using up my data every month when I barely use anything that could be considered data intensive when I'm not on WiFi. Data Sense could show me if apps are downloading over 4G when they shouldn't be, or at least show me those apps that are using more data than I would expect.

GCrane1982 says:

Telstra have already confirmed that it will NOT be enabled

TheContact says:

What's their reasoning? I recall they claimed that MS hadn't enabled it for our region, but hearing reports of Vodafone enabling it, with the compression as well I might add, so that was just utter fluff.
I go over my limit every other month, when I'm trying not to use data (ie careful not to download things until I get on wifi, switching off data when I'm home) Which sucks 'cause on my Omnia7 on Optus, I could hardly break 800mb actively trying to use data randomly downloading crap.

ShahdHamdan says:

So I shouldn't expect international for unlocked phones anytime soon?!

schlubadub says:

Unlocked, unbranded or both?

ShahdHamdan says:

Btw, I recieved the update!

sri_tech says:

I still don't understand how some carrier models are getting the updates earlier than unlocked or non-carrier models.

Plaschke says:

I'm also a bit baffled by this. Unlocked 920 here..

he_shark says:

It was the same for GDR1/Portico, whatever the reason it's just the way it's been. We should all have it by the end of the month I reckon though, just a bit more patience.

Fritzly says:

My guess is that Nokia is withholding it in order to "help" sales of the 925...
Said that I am quite disappointed by this behaviour.

agm353 says:

Now we just need the update for AT&T!

Any goddman day now ATT!

Any word on when ATT is going to make the update available?

What about unlocked 920s from Saudi or Malaysia, does anyone know?

Idzaudin Idz says:

I think Malaysia will be getting late.. The OTA Server down..

fdruid says:

This sucks, I have the worst of lucks. I bought it unlocked and the carrier shows CV Malaysia...I bet it will be the last region. Oh well

deadspeak says:

I'm running an unlocked 920. (uk)Unlocked devices later than carrier locked models? Wtf? Come on Nokia.

schlubadub says:

But is it unbranded? It can still be locked to a carrier even if it's unlocked to accept any SIM

Jay Bennett says:

I'd say it's unbranded. None of my unlocked Lumias have got the update yet (720, 820 and 920) and they're all unlocked/unbranded devices that I got either from MS or Nokia. So it looks like for whatever reason the unlocked firmware update just isn't ready yet.

deadspeak says:

Totally unbranded and unlocked

Cruzer1 says:

Bloody oath I am! :D

discohaze says:

COME ON AT&T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

drg says:

+920 for why phones that aren't locked to a carrier haven't got it yet or know when were getting it.

Mustii says:

**** this **** its taking a ****ing year stupid nokia *****es

<Moderated for a few too many curse words>

Hey are u the same musti from the game greed city?

Josh Harman says:

No. Its not taking a year.
If you are that upset, I suggest you find yourself another phone.

paulxxwall says:

Its been in testing since march so its taking almost 6months

paulxxwall says:

The problem is there seems to be no type of unification on this update many have it and many don't hows that fair in any way or is it supposed to be that's way we want to be patient but it would be easier to understand if no one had it! Then were just complaining but when you have companies like Telstra ahead of "premium carriers" like att it bothers a little makes many wonder day after day if its worth just to buy unlocked phones! My next one will be unlocked that way I'll get the updates when there actually available not when carriers feel its ok

schlubadub says:

ATT have always been the slowest carriers in the world to release updates...

Nakazul says:

I wonder why they stoped pushing to unlocked phones first.

Olly Smith says:

Lumia 920 on EE WHY NO GDR2

gphoneone says:

I have 920 on t mobile in UK. Have any 920s in UK received this update?

DreadVenom says:

As its EE, i suspect we will be waiting a mighty long time. They probably having issues with DataSense correctly measuring their 4G.

Kristijan87 says:

Oh, well... I'm still resisting the urge to flash my 620. Gods know when I'll be getting the update, even though it's unlocked, unbranded, uneverything. And I wonder if Data Sense will be included, since it's unlocked. I wonder if carriers must approve of Android's innate capability to track data usage? Hermes forbid we should save a megabyte or two...

fdruid says:

I never understood why the Data Sense feature is limited/related to carriers. When it comes down to it, it's just a calculator of data usage, a network app.

Cool look forward to testing out the new stuff

Well .... Australia is happy. Depressing article for the rest of the world.

lubbalots says:

Australia, did you mates get update yet?

jakersn says:

Not yet mate. But its your tomorrow here today so surely we should've by now :P

bennogf says:

Downloading now.
 
I'm glad to be on Telstra for once.

cybermoose89 says:

What about for us in the uk ????

Hi,
I m using Lumia 920 unlock in uae
As I aspect unlock phone should get update earlier but still now I didn't get any gdr2 updates,
Any one hv idea when unlock Lumia 920 get gdr2 updates?

safeer2222 says:

Today night, amber update will be rolled out for all lumia windows phone devices in India. 

nitheesh1996 says:

Dude will indian customers get this update for sure ha. Please let me know
nitheesh1996@live.com this is my mail id please mail me by which source u came to know this

Fndlumia says:

Hmmm hopefully this happens

So much for WP not going to have the problem that Android has, we are gonna get people stuck on GDR1 when 8.1 is getting released. :(

Jf.Vigor says:

So dramatic smh

Dk92 says:

Come on Verizon....

ryanlow134 says:

And Lumia 720 users are still waiting

jakersn says:

Best. News. Ever

CobraJ82 says:

L920 unbranded unlocked un-everything straight from the Nokia factory oven to my pocket and yet no update, anyways this update has nothing special, I am only looking forward 8.1, but worries me a small simple update is taking that much time to hit our phones, how long will it take for a heavy update to hit our phone once it is released, you know what, as long as it is going to be released and confirmed that my device will get it, I don't mind waiting, but no too long as I am that kind of person who likes to hit the update button.

Just letting you know, but GDR2 has hit Three (UK) networks today, if the updates on my phone mean anything.

Cubeddd says:

I doubt it. Screenshot proof?

Credo93 says:

Seriously? What device and can you provide some pics? 
 
 

CobraJ82 says:

What's up withe threads thumb nail?

theefman says:

Update madness at the barbie! :)

Vituz says:

If GDR2 is coming tomorrow to Australia and India, is there any chance it's coming to Europe too (at least to unbranded devices)?

Credo93 says:

I'm wondering the same, i have a unlocked 920 from Germany ...

t0n1zz says:

What's wrong with unlocked phone that will get update faster?

Still waiting for my 920 Italian unbranded device to get Amber....

soutarm says:

Totally amazed and stoked! Looks like I'll have Amber in 12 hours. :D :D :D

KKRLessey says:

Hurry up GDR2 on EE NL920, my other storage is 16GB! :'(

Sarang68 says:

Oh my. Flabbergasted!

Cubeddd says:

Oi mate! If you're up for it we could make posters and protest im front of their headquarters! God I'm sure a genius *_*

GustavN says:

Improvements to internet explorer? I feel stupid now but I must have missed something (although I visit wpcentral daily). What are the improvements?

fdruid says:

Does this mean the update is coming, cause it starts in Australia like the New Year? (?)

MrSimmix says:

Hopefully it doesn't take a year for everyone to get it :P

JamesDax3 says:

Some love for the AT&T 8X please

eduardopl says:

+1 ... I need to clean the "other memory"

uopjo6 says:

Unlocked 920 in Asia. Pleeeeeeaaaaaaaassseeeeeee.

rohanagarwal says:

I dont understand why the carriers are pushing out the update but i, with an unlocked nokia Lumia 920, am still running the older version. I always thought that carrier locked phones got the updates later than the unlocked ones because the carriers have to install their stuff on it, but it seems I was wrong. *sigh*

What about those of us in the UK 

mark nt says:

Has the GDR2 on my 925 unlock unbranded and with Telstra and can say apart for a one or two improvement its much the same, so really can't see what all the fuss is about...will make a fuss when my phone can make coffee lol and do my tax paperwork..hopefully they update the 720 as well I do like the ability to block numbers and SMS

kinaton says:

Yeah its painful. I have GB CV 920 version, but have to wait until telco pushes it. Madness.

Aleksi says:

Hah. WP8 software updating process is so slow that by the time first WP8.1 phones arrive in stores people will still be waiting for GDR3. Also add me to the crowd of people wondering how it's possible that carrier locked phones are the ones getting the update first. It's not logical since the carrier testing process is  surely longer.

At least now all us 920 owners now know that the firmware has completed testing, which means that it should be in, or just about in all carriers hands for testing now AT LEAST :)

Its a great day for Canada, and therefore the world :)

nitheesh1996 says:

Does indian users also get this update or wat please tell me

Beslie says:

Is it avaible for wp7.8 users ?

Henky Foo says:

ok.. unlocked/unbranded phone singapore...when??

prestonalan says:

Christ Sam! 4:30am?! Do you sleep?!

jacob114489 says:

I always wondered that with news guys like this. Its like if their asleep they must get up to write about it!

prestonalan says:

PLEASE TELL ME WHEN THIS IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE EVERYWHERE INCLUDING WHEN MY ANDROID ICE CREAM DESERT BROWNIE SUNDAE PHONE WILL GET IT KTHANKS

Jozo Maly says:

And no branded lumia owners nothing yet. Very funny. Well, thx Nokia and Microsoft for this waiting and waiting and waitin......

Chris Yahya says:

Amber+GDR2 for lumia, and GDR2 only for other WP devices

Okan141210 says:

Please write twitter. @selop @nokia

Chris Yahya says:

How about indonesia? DX

nnb298 says:

Is double tap lumia 620 ???
 

Credo93 says:

Can someone please explain to me what the xbox music update will include? I'm a little confused :) 
 
 

MrSimmix says:

That is one misleading title :P

m3kk says:

Nothing on ativ s yet? Oh ok...

Jozo Maly says:

Nothing for Lumia 920 yet? Oh ok...

sie282 says:

Has it arrived in Ireland yet for unbranded lumias?

Darren Walsh says:

Not yet, am checking every hour lol

I don't get it. How come that unlocked 920 do have to wait more time to get the update compared to locked devices?

mikeyj1012 says:

Why do I not have this yet! Friggin AT&T!!!!

Im on AT&T and i flashed my phone with the Euro Dev Rom cause I was tire of waiting for them. I notice that they were good with updates during the 6 months the Lumia 920 was exclusive to them.Once the exclusivity period ended they haven't release updates at the same pace. I have said it since the beginning. AT&T doesn't care about Windows Phone but Nokia keep insisting to choose them as the exclusive carrier of the premium Lumias. That doesn't do any help to the platform.

eduardopl says:

Good News for htc 8x owners "@ATTCustomerCare: @EduardoPL Microsoft released the new software update today Eduardo. The update is available Over the Air (OTA) via Wi-Fi connection."

Vesane Vates says:

SO KEEN!! I can't wait for tomorrow morning, I'm so excited! (So excited that this post was automatically marked as spam the first few times I tried to post it, for some reason)
For months I've been eagerly awaiting the magical day when I'd see this WPCentral  "Update for Lumia 920 is here!" announcement!
Glance screen and flip-silence, here I come!
Yewwwwww!

i am sure AT&T will update their Lumia 920's by Q4 2014.

mikeyj1012 says:

Thankfully I'll be living in Europe by that time and maybe some carriers their will be a little faster.

This sloppy method of OS updates is ridiculous. Apple manages to get out their updates, it shouldn't be this hard.

Why are we letting Telcoms the power over our computing devices anyway??

Its clear they are incompetent. Android proves that too.

schlubadub says:

Good thing everyone can get these updates by simply signing up to the "enthusiast program" that MS promised 18 months ago to roll out... Oh wait, we're still waiting for that too

MicSimoen says:

In Sweden (Tele2) the amber update is rolling out right now for my Lumia 920!

MicSimoen says:

False alarm :( No Amber yet, sry guys

MicSimoen says:

It took 2 seperate updates but now I can confirm that Amber is here

saidnaamani says:

Am sooooooo happy unbranded Nokia 920 just got the update from oman

omullins says:

Maybe a silly question, but I'm running an unlocked AT&T Lumia 920 on T-Mobile, does that mean I get the update when AT&T pushes it still?

ShahdHamdan says:

I GOT the UPDATE! OTA, UAE/Dubai, Lumia 920!

Got update on my Lumia 920 India

GDR2 just started downloading on to my 920  3:07 AM

It says Nokia Update too...does that mean it includes Amber??

Im gonna go ahead and answer my own question...yes it does include Amber and lets you download Nokia smart cam and pro camera. The radio is amazing and i love the glance screen (though the peek feature doesnt seem to function too well), missed it since i switched from the N9.

Darren Walsh says:

Welcome to the club!!!!

jamsjordn says:

About to install now. Will report back when done.

jamsjordn says:

Dang I need to wait for it to download.

chriswong13 says:

Who cares?  I just received my Lumia 1020, so I have the latest and greatest already...  :P

Infamy79 says:

Just did the manual update check on Telstra and after a bit of a wait the update is now downloading

duckydy says:

Got my update this morning. I really like glance :) 

No data sense is a major shame! I just got a response from Telstra on their forums:
"as far as Data Sense is concerned, we're currently working with Microsoft to make sure Data Sense works well on all our Windows Phone 8 handsets and, importantly, is able to include more complex components such as zero rated and premium content.  Given this, Data Sense will not be enabled for Telstra customers at present, but we will continue to work with Microsoft to see what can be done in the future."
Sounds like Telstra is just dragging their feet with it though I guess you can never tell for sure.

Fndlumia says:

Confirmed, updated Lumia 920 at 6am today, finally have amber!

Updated today, finally! But my other storage is ridiculous at 17-19 GBs