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Verizon begins pushing out Amber + GDR2 update for Nokia Lumia 928

Rejoice people, we have word that not only is the Lumia 920 (global, not AT&T) getting the double punch of Amber and GDR2 (OS build 10327/8) today, but it is being joined by the Verizon Lumia 928. This follows just 24 hours after the update was spotted on Nokia's servers.

The update brings the new camera functions, FM radio support, Glance settings and the Other storage fix to the Verizon flagship Lumia.

We just checked on our Lumia 928 via Settings > Phone update and sure enough, we have begun downloading the new OS and firmware. Rumor has it that this update will also finally enable group messaging, something that has irritated Verizon customers for some time now.

But you can stop reading this now and fire up your Lumia 928 (makes sure you’re on Wi-Fi) and grab that new OS. The over-the-air update will not wipe any information and it should take about 20 minutes to process.

Thanks, Tyler M., for the tip!



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bshu55 says:

Just got the download like 5 min ago.... Yeahhhh!!!

jmunchies1 says:

Not happy about this.  I wanted the FM tuner to listen to sports games.  They are always blacked out when you listen to those stations online, such as through TuneIn.

gibbyhome says:

if your talking about the baseball games get at bat13 they play all the games from the app..

AT&T is no longer the fastest Nokia carrier in the US it seems

Comrade427 says:

It wouldn't surprise me at all if AT&T decided to skip this update and wait for a bigger update down the road.

L0gic Bom8 says:

It's "waiting for approval" and Nimdock posted the link for the status in the comments:

Rick Smits says:

At least its not in "testing"

damo579 says:

Most likely at&t releases it by Monday.

eduardopl says:

I'm downloading the update for my HTC 8x on att :D

Matthew C says:

I hate you!!! Nothing yet on my HTC 8x for Verizon...Im hoping to somehow harrass Verizon into switching my phone from an 8x to a 928...with my screen error and sim card error even though its HTC's fault i could probably still get verizon to get me a 928 :P Whats in the update?

Considering I haven't had a single update skipped by AT&T yet, I'm hoping they don't begin now. This IS the bigger update.

blackhawk556 says:

AT&T is a pathetic premier partner for windows phone.

dreonedon says:

At&t is ok they can't be first all the time.

ATT got burned by the last big Nokia update, The 1308 firmware update that fixed the proximity sensor issue but it also just randomly killed cell service. Nokia had to push another update out quick to fix it. But who do you think the average customer called to complain? Yep, that would be ATT. So after that, I'm not surprised that they're being cautious..remember, when developers drive the delivery schedule we get things like NT 3.51 . When marketing and sales drive the delivery schedule, we get things like Windows ME.

procen says:

Daniel any news from t-mobile 810?

marantaz says:

822 Big Red, 822!!

CX1 says:

but when?

L0gic Bom8 says:

No word. Follow the link. Status reads "waiting for approval".

Also available in the Netherlands for my Lumia 920!!!!
I'm at the installing phase at the moment :-)

DennisvdG says:

Me too downloading now :D

DarkKrystof says:

Sweet! Will download when I get home!

WPUser111 says:

No update fr 820 india

mukulvdhiman says:

True.. :/
Daniel please find out about India. I got the 1308 firmware update 2months.. So i hope this doesn't happen again.. :/

L0gic Bom8 says:

Nimdock posted this in the comments:
Navigate to your location and look for your model/carrier. Hope this helps.

mukulvdhiman says:

It says coming soon.. Now does it mean its on the servers or does waiting for approval mean it on the servers??

mukulvdhiman says:

Btw thanks for the link

Josh Harman says:

Nothing for my 822.
I'm getting nervous that it may get skipped.

marantaz says:

Me too. Suspect they want to sell new phones, that's why the 928 went free online before the updates and new plan go into effect.

marantaz says:

Sweet link! Makes me feel better, but trusting Verizon is not easy. Thanks!

Josh Harman says:

I'm sure it's only a matter of days, but "pending" doesn't mean much.

toph36 says:

Better not!  I will be cancelling my contract and going to AT&T to get the 1020!  I really don't want to, I will miss the RedZone Channel on NFL Mobile!  Damn you Verizon!  Please release GDR2 for the 822 and soon!

I just confirmed. It doesn't look like it will let me update now. I'll have to go home and connect to my verizon hotspot to avoid downloading it over the cell network...oh wait. (Seriously why can't I do LTE OTA updates?)

marantaz says:

Guess OTA doesn't specify what kind of air, and providers don't want networks getting bogged down.

dakranii says:

I think ota just means it doesn't have to be connected to a PC to update, like WP7 requiring Zune to update .

My point is that due to the fact that verizon IS my ISP since comcast is still building their network for the first time in my area, Verizon is the only way to get it. I'm not downloading it on the phone via LTE, but I am downloading it via LTE. Its my data (and I spend a fortune on it) so let me do with it as I please. If it was unlimited, I might understand but its not.

purevibz says:

I really hate att always late to the game.

If I recall we were first to get GDR1

L0gic Bom8 says:

Indeed we were.

I remember when sprint was the first to get nodo by releasing the HTC Arrive.

explosive0 says:

Can someone confirm this brings group messaging?

blackhawk556 says:

Did you read the article????????????????????????

It says it's rumored to have it in the article. So he wants confirmation. Did YOU read the article?

blackhawk556 says:

Of course not, who reads the articles these days??

explosive0 says:

Did you read it yourself? The article used the word "rumor" and I asked if anyone can "confirm". Thank you, Mr smarty pants.

Nick Derrico says:

Confirmed, group messaging is present on the 928!

RyanAMG says:

I've turned on group messaging and did a reboot but its not working. Are you able to make it work? If so what did you do? Thanks

AR2186 says:

It does, updated through NCS last night

vinkelsleep says:

Downloading now...! (tele2 sweden)

WhyFiNYC says:

DLing - woo hoo!

Before ATT, what happen to being the premier carrier? If ATT thinks that I am going to buy another phone just to get an update, then they will have one less customer. This is not android.

EzraWard says:

"Premier Carrier." No AT&T, you are clearly not.

Residing says:

Lol!  Well, they did, at least, snag the Lumia 1020 and had the Lumia 920 before Verizon got the variant.  
ATT is still the premier carrier even if this update comes after Verizon gets it to their Lumia 928 users.

blackhawk556 says:

They are a pathetic premier partner.

dazorange says:

Come on guys. I'd forgoe being first in the updates if I new that I'd get the newest phones 6 months before everyone else. 1020 is a beast and while I love my 928 I would have loved to have had a chance to buy the 1020. Not a bad tradeoff.

928 Verizon....DOWNLOADING NOW!!!!   WOoooHOooooo!!

Justin5267 says:

Dumb how I have to wait for WiFi, going to need to go to a hotspot somewhere since my homes WiFi sucks.

Spotty cell service=possible incomplete upgrade=bricked phone.

Not everyone has LTE or HSPA, so they have to play to the lowest common denominator or the carriers would be getting inundated with calls about "your update ruined my phone!"

joe_easton says:

Waiting for VZW 8X; I really need the storage fix - I have almost 7GB in Other and it is really causing issues.

UzaiBaka says:

I would imagine it should be releasing soon, or at least I hope it is cause I need it also.

220SeaChaser says:

Yeah me too. I have 7.5 in other storage

joe_easton says:

I have resorted to deleting my music as I only have less than 1.8 GB of apps/games.  I have nothing left to delete to try to free up enough space for the phone to operate.
I am a diehard WP fan but this storage issue is my biggest complaint; far worse than any app/feature issues.

ebk14 says:

I am right there with you man

Dadstar0410 says:

It's funny cuz HTC had the update first and now they're last to roll it out in the US. Oh well. I still love my phone and will continue to be loyal to HTC.

joe_easton says:

You are more loyal than me; I love the look / feel of the 8X but . . . . the body of the phone gets dirty so I had to put it in a case, I still have resetting issues, and i really miss out on a lot of good apps that Nokia releases.
I would switch to the 928 in a heartbeat given the chance.

Tyetus says:

Everyone but att, how classy... Getting tired of this waiting game

tdoubleu says:

Installing Now!!!!

First time AT&T isn't first with something windows phone and peoples lives are destroyed

L0gic Bom8 says:

I'm with AT&T and I have to agree with you. We can't always get it all first! Halo: Spartan Assault is case in point.

mrcrusha829 says:

Funny... I was trying all morning to get the dang Nokia Care Suite to work so I could install the update... and this comes out!... Bravo Verizon.... Bravo!!!  I was prepared to gloat that I installed it before OTA.  Suspected it to hit the phone around Halloween!

diplomat696 says:

Att is the worst with updates, my Samsung focus never received all updates for wp7 thanks to them :)

go big red, downloading now. Surprised, but pleasantly so, can't wait to listen to voicemails on the go again!

bpvu says:

Downloading now on my 928! 

Lumia eight twenty two!!!!

L0gic Bom8 says:

"Waiting for approval". Nimdock posted this in the comments:

clappenings says:

Calm down dears

ejoshmo says:

Downloading now, woot!

tdoubleu says:

Just rebooted.  Group text is now available.  Way to go Verizon.

RyanAMG says:

Sweet this is good news

nadoj says:

YESSSSS!!!! Who knows why this was disabled in WP8 but I'm so excited to have it back!!!

DaBeard says:

Yaaaaay, was going to install it using NCS, but decided to wait until it was officially released, glad that didn't even take a day, ha ha.

txaggie2016 says:

Let's just say you can color me surprised! I'll (hopefully) be downloading this when I get home in the next hour!

LMAO. Good for you VZW. Never expected it this fast. I guess my update adventure yesterday was for naught. lol

ebk14 says:

Give me some Verizon HTC 8x love

walter1832 says:

Did they push out 7.8 for the Focus yet?

druger81 says:

Focus isn't on Verizon so no.

walter1832 says:

so your saying I have a chance

druger81 says:

Maybe,just not from Verizon

meathead88 says:

So much for AT&T being the premier Windows Phone partner!
How much more evidence does Nokia need to just drop them and get onboard the Big Red Train?!?!?!?!

DownloDing the update on my 720 in India with region set as us

Lumia 720 has got the amber update! Rolling on the servers now!

Matt Leech says:

Hi there!
Has the 720 received Glance (always-on clock) and double-tap to unlock?
Thanks :)

RyanAMG says:

Anyone know if your battery has to be at a % to update? I'm at 27% and update has hung at preparing to install

garak0410 says:

I can confirm one thing...XBOX Music still has a lag when changing songs... :(

jacob114489 says:

Dude! You ruined my life! I hate that lag. Oh well :/

garak0410 says:

But I have confirmed that when you choose a "cloud" playlist and then it shows a list of songs, you can SELECT ALL and download now. :) So it makes playlist creation a TAD easier. But sadly, that lag is still there. I had a 920 for a while when I was on AT&T...I'd get that lag SOMETIMES but it usually didn't have it.

jacob114489 says:

Nice! I have the 8X, it only lags about twice a month, its not much but one of those things that just drives me up a wall. Maybe GDR3or 8.1!

garak0410 says:

I guess it is teling me to listen to the whole dang song before changing! :) I am a ZuneHD owner and "this close" to retiring it. Want to see some progress with the entire XBOX Music experience first. :)

jacob114489 says:

It gets angry at us because it hates skipping songs! I second that, the music experience on Windows 8 and phone 8 are sad to say, pitiful

Dev92 says:

Is it normal that it sits at "preparing to install 100%" for a while?

RyanAMG says:

Mine is doing the same I'm thinking my battery is to low so I'm charging
Update: as soon as battery hit 32% it let me start

wilks7 says:

let it do its thing

Dev92 says:

Ah, it's working now. Thanks.

justin071894 says:

Ya, mine was there for about five or six minutes. 

justin071894 says:

Noticed one thing, in the "Almost done" stage, there are now 5 steps rather than 4. Wonder if that will change from update-to-update or if it's something that was changed in GDR1 or GDR2. 

DonnieV says:

YESSSSS downloading mine now!

PerseusPrime says:

ATT 4PM  EST Today.

JCastillo1 says:

Any word on when the update will come to the 822?

Oxymoron428 says:

Just got the uodate, and GDR2 is up and running! Now... is my 8 GB of storage gonna start going down now?

Dave Myers1 says:

update ready to download... just waiting on some wifi!

mgkeath says:

*Yawn!* Call me when they actually roll this out to the most used WP8 on Verizon (Lumia 822).
But seriously, happy for those of you with the, 928. Would have loved to see it roll out to both handsets (and the non-Nokia's too), but hopefully it won't be long for the rest of us. (And yes, I do realize that Amber is only Nokia. The others need GDR2 though.)

mwright53 says:

Bring the love to my red 822

AR2186 says:

Updated last night, but couldn't find FM radio. Anyone get it working?

johndotcom83 says:

i just installed the update and am not seeing it anywhere, also, does it seem like the scrolling is slower than is used to be?

Nakazul says:

Its in "Music + Video".

Bhagya Bhatt says:

<p>Anything about 520 update in India???It was going to release on 14th..if any1 gets then plz let me know..waiting eagerly for it...!!!!</p>

jlynnm350z says:

At&t, YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!

BKsInBarre says:

Got mine .... Yeah baby

djdan says:

Can't seem to find the FM radio either?

jacob114489 says:


"ALMOST DONE" (Step 2 of 5) 89%. Go Verizon Nokia Lumia 928!!!

"YOUR UPDATE IS ALL DONE!" I'm so excited!,,

Nakazul says:

Daniel and Seth. Our new our new messiah :P Thnx for the heads up.

coip says:

Installing this won't delete my saved games progress for Xbox games on Windows Phone, right? I know the article says it won't wipe any information, but I'm paranoid about losing my game save data.

Freelicks says:

According to the post, no, but I will follow up (if no one hasn't) when mines completes. Happy gaming!

coip says:

I updated. My game save data is intact.

Freelicks says:

The gears are in motion (Literally, LOL). Love this little animation, it's adorable. Ahh, so excited. Got my 928 in the mail Monday and am already in love with it. Go Verizon!!

Got mine xD.
NL 928 Unlocked Brazil.

dnlbntl says:

Yes. This. Now let's see what becomes of my 12GB of Other Storage (as measured by Nokia Storage Check).

Oxymoron428 says:

Yeah, mine went down a little bit (I had 8 GB of other). Now its a 7.93 GB. Hopefully it'll continue to go down .

JudgeHolden says:

Blocked numbers! Amazing!
But my Cobalt is very distinctly Purple. Looks fine in the color settings, where I made it Cooler, but definitely looks Purple in my menues.

JKOgden says:

Does this include Bluetooth 4.0?

Boom!!!!!!! My 928 getting a fresh update

hyacinthe718 says:

You know what would be great, if the update went to the Lumia 822 which came out before the 928... thanks VZW & MS for supporting your supporters

mtreef says:

WAAAW GOT IT in middle east... Tanks Nokia ^^ Lumia 920

gkrew says:

I got it on my 928 and I like it. not happy about the radio tho

Unfortunately it bricked my phone. Downloaded last night and it was still on the spinning gears screen 12 hours later. Soft and Hard Resets did not resolve it. Verizon has already shipped me a replacement that should arrive tomorrow. Fingers crossed for the next phone to succeed...

Idzaudin Idz says:

how long does it take to install this update?

debo8501 says:

Has anyone been able to block calls. I can add a number to block but it will only block SMS and allows the call to still cone through. Also, you can only block numbers that are in your recent call history... Wish you could manually block numbers.