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GDR2 and Amber updates have started embarking on their Nokia Lumia 920 world tour

We are getting reports from the Windows Phone Central faithful around the world that their Nokia Lumia 920s are starting to receive the eagerly-awaited Amber and GDR2 updates from Nokia and Microsoft. So far, we have heard from readers in Denmark and India who have received the Amber firmware update on their Lumia 920s. There is also word that Microsoft's GDR2 update has made its way to Sweden and Spain. Lumia 920s in Australia began seeing GDR2 earlier today, and we expect that others are en route as well.

Microsoft's GDR2 OS update promises to add new additions like FM radio, call and SMS filters, improvements for Xbox Music and Internet Explorer, Data Sense, and more. As for Nokia's Amber firmware update, it will bring new Nokia-based features, like Smart Cam and much more.

Here's what you can expect to see

If you haven't received your update notification, don't worry. These updates get pushed out in waves to make the process more efficient. Just keep and eye out for a message like the one above.

The countries listed above are just the ones we have gotten reports on. If you've gotten your updates elsewhere in the world, please let us know in the Comments section below.

Thanks to flyingbathtub, Sarang, Erik, and everyone else for the heads up!

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Corvodin says:

Does this depend on the country where the phone was bought or the country where's it being used ? (unlocked device)

camstreet1 says:

Good question - would also like to know

Corvodin says:

Where it's *, sorry for the typo.

DaSchnee says:

It depends on the country where it was bought

HyperKid says:

No It Doesn't!
I Have A Lumia 920 Unlocked Living In Middle East From USA
SO NO!

Daakkon says:

That Nokia availability site doesn't even list the Rogers 920. :-/

SchueyF1 says:

It's there. Coming soon, whatever that means.

svenzich says:

Telenor Norway, but I am getting a 8018830f error code stating that the update was downloaded but could not be opened. Hmm

chocobocobo says:

NetCom here, getting 800710fe error code. However, I believe it is because I have too little storage left.. Gonna delete some pictures and try again!

chocobocobo says:

Yep, that worked smoothly. Although I had 2,3 GB free for the second attempt, I believe there was 1 GB free the first time that failed, so glad I'm not on a 8GB device...

Error code here as well on Telenor. Plenty of free space. Will keep trying.

Apparently I'm not authorized to edit my own comment. This update isn't happening for me today it seems. I have restarted and confirmed that I have 15GB of free space.
The downloaded update cannot be opened it says, so I don't think anything is wrong on my end. Maybe the file has the wrong checksum or something.

vijax21 says:

Singapore?? Anyone??

arbetaren says:

Got it! Lumia 920, unlocked/unbranded, Sweden

D3UR says:

Nothing IN HOnduras, I have a Factory Unlocked Lumia 920 :(

ilam82 says:

Yo vivo en Honduras tambien, mi Nokia Lumia 920 es de libre de Pakistan

D3UR says:

yo tengo 1232.5957.1308.0001 FirmWare aun esperando que suelten el Update

ilam82 says:

La misma tengo yo, a seguir esperando

D3UR says:

jajajaja si Ni modo, a seguir Esperando, no queda de otra!!!

D3UR says:

Ya actualizando :)

pgeller says:

While those of us that waited in line to get Lumia 900 the day it released, and can't upgrade for another 8 months thanks to AT&T no-early-upgrade policy get... NOTHING!

Arpit Mittal says:

I have L720 and update is waiting for approval which I saw http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/wp8-availability-in-asia-pacific/
Is Data Sense and Call + SMS Feature is there In INDIA after update on L920?
Please anyone from India tell me who updated their phone..

my friend who updated got datasense and call block feature on 920

Arpit Mittal says:

when you got your update then please tell me..

techticalkid says:

Got mine.... And loaded with data sense and block features... Lumia 920...india

Pewee2 says:

Still nothing here in Germany... 

Wow Nokia. And what about Huawei? Just still waiting ...
@WPCentral: please contact Huawei and ask them for the GDR2 release.

Lumiate says:

Update
downloading Telenor Lumia 920

Waiting for approval for all devices in Ukraine...
As expected

Alij382 says:

Does the update need WiFi  or data after it has been downloaded? (the preparing to install and the installation phase) ?

b3rni3703 says:

you need to be connected to WiFi... using your data will take much longer and will take a hit on your data usage.

mine is stuck on cogging wheels for over 2 hours... lumia 920 , india

Alij382 says:

Shit, mine's been on the gears for 10 minutes now .........
starting to panic..
 
still on gears after 20 minutes.... I hope it's because I'm using about 24 gb on my l920... Nothing else! I'd be really worried if it got stuck I don't wanna hard reset/flash :(
 
'Almost done' page... migrating data :D

My 810 is on spinning gears for several minutes now, and I don't remember that happening when i updated to Portico (1250) back in Jaunary. Worriesome. :-/
After 10 minutes, my phone restarted again and now it's on the "Almost Done" page. Won't be long now!

Arpit Mittal says:

hWhen you got your update then tell me regarding data sense and Call + sms filter please.....
 

My Lumia 920 is stuck since last night :( Nothing happening except the spinning wheels...
 
Left it like for 10 hrs and nothing is happening... Is there any solution or way around?

Updating NL920 in India as I type.. :)

WPUser111 says:

Guys nokia video upload workng w/o gdr2 on my 820

kigen says:

Updating now...
Lumia 920, Safaricom, Kenya.

36dbldz says:

Im new (2 days) to the 920, with the update do you loose all your apps/settings? Is there an app to reload it after the update? sorry if these are dumb noobie questions

Yup u need to backup dude!

anon5351951 says:

Uhhh I beg to differ @Amritash... This is a consumer update, one is not expected to back up files. It would be very unlikely you would loose any files @36dbldz but they (nokia) always add a little sentance at the end of their articles saying to back up just to cover their arses if something were to happen... Don't worry about it.

36dbldz says:

is there an app to back it up, or what is the correct way to back these up. Coming from BB and Apple its super easy. Just still trying to learn how these work

I dont think you are going to need to reinstall your apps. The backup is mostly a disclaimer..just in case..

camstreet1 says:

Rolling out in waves doesn't make it 'more efficient', it just means Microsoft doesn't have to invest in decent server capacity. If WP8 ever gets decent market share, they'll be screwed

92GTA says:

Yeah I'm going to concour on this one, they roll out Windows OS updates at the same time to the entire world, why not to the phones which are a HUGELY smaller number.

My Lumia 720 wana f*%k amber but my phone is still waiting for an approval .

Jrexxx says:

920 bought in the UAE and running in Belgium on Proximus. Just got the update :)

Credo93 says:

Lucky you! I have the NL 920, i'm on Base but imported my device from Germany

Jrexxx says:

Stay strong! =P

Credo93 says:

Nooooooo i want the update right nowww xd i'm checkking every minute and still nothing :(
 

Just updated my Lumia 920 with GDR2 + Nokia Amber. From Doha, Qatar here

Alij382 says:

Could someone please say how long they waited on the Gears screen? mine's been on 15 minutes and I'm starting to panic!
 
After almost 30 minutes it restared and on the almost done page! I'm a happy man.

My 810 was on spinning gears for around 10 minutes. It's migrating my data now.

techticalkid says:

Took almost 30 for mine

mine for 2.5 hours now :(

theftpguy says:

<p>1 hour..still spinning...reset it...1.5 hours still spinning :(</p>

Dante X says:

Nothing yet in TELCEL México  :'(

b3rni3703 says:

Unlocked 920 ATT on TMo.. Standing by.. No sighting of update just yet.

Yes it is!! And its working!!

techticalkid says:

Updated 920 India!!!

Arpit Mittal says:

Is Data Sense and Call + SMS Filter is available after updating.

Sarang68 says:

Yes. Go to setting. Last row.

Show EE as waiting for approval. That means another 2 weeks doesn't it?

peachy001 says:

Nothing in UK yet. Will this fix my Xbox notifications. I have turned them off in AlphaJacks and on the Xbox live area. They still appear. Drives me mad. Although they don't update the front tile much. Very rarely infact.

wow i m staying in uae n i got updates too 

ORG_9711 says:

Got it in England now on Lumia 920

steve peake says:

What network you on?

kinaton says:

Only Vodafone says available

Which one is better waiting for aproval or coming soon please tell

abduz says:

Just received update for my 920in Lebanon, phone bought in Dubai

I can't upgrade to the 1020 just yet at&t so why not let me have the update(s) at least?

mattixx says:

Updating now. I have 3 Microsoft and 1 Nokia update. I run a Lumia 920 on Swedish carrier Halebop/Telia.

fahdriyami says:

Yup, got it in Oman. Downloading now. So excited! XD

e4et says:

Nothing in south africa yet

RogueCode says:

I'm busy installing it now in SA.

juppeba says:

Still nothing in Finland.
I'm on the "counrtry variant".

weis says:

Not yet here either on DNA...

EmolaT says:

Getting an update download, but fails to install!!! :-(
Could not open 8018830F

Xaphoon148 says:

The same here... can't install :(

kigen says:

Update complete,
Datasense just popped up. it seems the OS has been tracking my data usage in the background.

Nik Rolls says:

Nothing in NZ yet on my dev 920.

Tafsern says:

Live and updating in Norway!

AboKevin says:

Just installed it on my Lumia 920 here in Norway :-) Also installed the Pro cam, Smart Cam apps that were made available alongside the Amber update :-)

Syed Abbas1 says:

hey is the multitasking updated?.. i mean can we close programs now in multitasking screen?

Syed Abbas1 says:

can you close the applications in multitasking screen?
 

Any one India 820?

lfjj says:

Sweden, unlocked/unbranded 920 got an update. Should be Amber but not sure yet.

Bibbleq says:

These updates get pushed out in waves to make the process more efficient.

They really need to sort out how long this stuff takes... esp for unlocked network free handsets :/

Bjorn_Nordin says:

Downloading an update..( Sweden )
Finally FM radio !

owsma says:

Did anyone in Jordan get it yet? The Nokia website says it's available but I'm not getting anything when I check for updates

useme2useyou says:

Still waiting for mine to update... :-(

sashlon says:

So, why do people with unlocked devices have to wait so long?

rogerv6 says:

Just downloaded in The Netherlands, KPN network

AndyD33 says:

AT&T - first to get the device(920) - last to update it!

RobinPaul says:

No update for my Lumia 920 (Caribbean, Aruba)

Miksalo says:

I have download the update here in Norway. Everything goes great until I start installing it. It says "THE UPDATE HAS BEEN DOWNLOADED, BUT CAN'T BE INSTALLED AT THESE TIME (8018830f)... Anyone?

Almost the same. "The update was downloaded, but couldn't be opened".

Xaphoon148 says:

Same with my POS...
Can't open, WTF :|

Hope we get this in Trinidad *fingers crossed*

DarthVeda says:

Independence day gift from Nokia, got the amber update on Lumia 920 in India. Technically, i am in US now, but the phone is unbranded bought in India.

Vituz says:

I don't understand... I thought my Lumia 920 was unbranded, but by typing the firmware number on the Nokia support page, I just found out it matches T-Mobile Poland. WTF!!! I bought the phone on Amazon France (from a Belgian seller) and have been using it in Belgium. Additionally, if I go to "extra and info" the Mobile Operator says "SWI-CH", which makes me think of Switzerland. Can anybody explain this? Does this mean my phone is branded? Or do I just have a branded rom and depend on T-Mobile Poland for the update? Help please!!!

Credo93 says:

You should have bought it on amazon.de, i'm using it also in Belgium but no update yet.

Kmin PL says:

Do you see the T-Mobile logo when booting up the device? I'm guessing no. In any case, you're still one of the more lucky as the 920 from T-Mobile Poland is getting the updates as one of the first. Well, provided that "Coming soon" is sooner than "Waiting for approval" :)

Vituz says:

No, I don't see any logo when booting. However, I just realised in info that customer care is directed to Swisscom (and indeed the rom number is the same as a Swisscom branded phone). I really don't understand how this branding thing works... in any case the update status should be "coming soon" which I believe should come quicker than "waiting for approval"...

mebadjam says:

Received it here in Norway.. yay!.. wait but how do I know if I recevied amber update or Gdr2 or both

Kmin PL says:

As can be seen on the second image added to the article, the updates have their numbers and also names. If it is a "Microsoft Update" we're talking about GDR2. Amber is from Nokia. Hope this helps :)

mebadjam says:

I could see exactly the same thing, so that means I got gdr2 but not the amber update?

Kmin PL says:

What phone are you using? Because Amber is only for the Lumia range.

mebadjam says:

I am using Lumia 920. So I guess I should get it too. How do you know if you got amber update, I mean what is the difference before and after amber update.

mebadjam says:

I guess I do have amber update coz I can download all those camera apps and I do have glare. But, what about radio I don't have any radio app, do I need to download it?

richddr says:

NL920 ATT NOTHING YET ..... THIS IS FRUSTRATING!!! THE FKN HTC 8X JUST GOT IT FIRST ON ATT -________- 

pcuser42 says:

Got it this morning on my Kiwi Lumia 920

Rod Hull says:

Waiting for approval? Pah! Absolutely ridiculous state of affairs. Do Apple faff about waiting for carriers to approve the latest version of ios? Of course not. They just press go and the next day iPhones are nicely updated (for multiple versions as well, before that old chestnut is rolled out).

With the advent of WP8 we were promised an end to the months of delays for updates that plagued 7.x (some folk still haven't got 7.8). Just because things are more fragmented still on Android isn't an excuse either.

Come on Nokia, show some gumption and just release it to everyone. The technical reasons just don't stack up.

zigzagr63 says:

Anyone on ATT with a 920 get the update yet? I'm still waiting.

theavrgjoe says:

ATT needs to take their lips off the dirt pipe and finish the job. They were the first to get the Lumia 920 and the last to push out the update, they're even behind ATT HTC 8x. This is BS.

xlman says:

SPAIN DOWNLOADING! Just read this 02:35 local time, check and there is! My actual Firm 1232.5957.1308.0003. Now downloading new one GDR2

panesar7 says:

i just manually checked for updates on my phone and guess what :) currently downloading the update on my Lumia 920 (India)  as i write ;)
 
thank you nokia & microsoft 

Well, this is Ravin from Malaysia and not here yet either.

ehsanaiman says:

try flashing your phone.im from malaysia too and done flashing my phone to amber gdr2

Bro, can you tell me how to go about...I mean flashing the phone. I could not understand, I am sorry..

Kmin PL says:

Why flash your phone now, losing all data in the process, when the update is almost on your doorstep? I would wait for a little longer if I were you.

How is the battery with the "always on" clock on the lock screen? The 920 isn't amoled, so not sure if that will have a big detriment to battery life or not...

Kmin PL says:

Read some articles on the topic and they mostly agreed that there is a very small difference in battery life, if at all noticeable. Then again, haven't tested it myself yet, but I still believe it won't eat the battery that much.

Ernesto_RD says:

My 720 WANTS it's update...
And it wants it NOW!!!

Although amber update for L820 and 920 was spotted on nokia servers almost a week earlier , I don't understand why unlocked 820 users have to wait .....what does comming soon mean when they said earlier "920 and 820 will be first to get update "
idiot nokia

Kmin PL says:

You will still get it as one of the first, when the users with branded handsets will have to wait for their carriers to prepare the update. Plus, sending those to all users is not such an easy task.

reyfbernardo says:

still no update here in saudi arabia. lumia 920 unlocked.

Got Lumia 920 update in India this morning, #Eager   

haamid_qadri says:

did you installed the update?? I got an error while downloading (801882d2)

haamid_qadri says:

i can't update my L920 it shows an error http://forums.wpcentral.com/members/haamid_qadri-albums.htm please help me out [error number: 801882d2]

Kmin PL says:

All I've found during a quick search was "Restart your phone and try downloading the update once more", so can't help you much :/

haamid_qadri says:

already done. My Lumia is updated now.....btw thanks @Kmin

Lavitraa920 says:

Great I've install the procam and now i'll have to wait for weeks before i could use it...:/
 

reyfbernardo says:

anyone from saudi arabia got the updates? lumia 920 unlocked.

rysliv says:

Isn't amber the same thing as gdr2? I have never heard anywhere it would be two updates, the wp8 update history page lists only one, gdr2

Jason Lucero says:

Amber update is from Nokia and adds glance view, some tweaks to photos and allows for use of Pro Cam and Smart Cam. GDR2 comes from Microsoft and includes updates to the WP8 OS. 
 

haamid_qadri says:

Amber update is only for Lumia users while GDR 2 is for the Windows Phone users... Amber update is combination of GDR 2 and some Nokia features

kinaton says:

Already have Nokia latest firmware. But not the latest os.. So far no added Nokia functions.

willrazor says:

Got the update in Norway, but it crashed my phone. had 80% battery, used my cabel for charging and still it got empty. now it want start up again anymore. tested hard/soft resett, still dead.

suehwey says:

My 920 from Dubai got it today!

Got the update yesterday(India)

NaveedAnwar says:

screw Nokia...screw Microsoft....No update in Singapore yet..what nonsense. 

Kmin PL says:

Am surprised by the amount of comments with people whining that they still don't have their update and that it is unfair "cause everyone else got those". Really? So many kids in here? Waiting a couple of days (hours maybe!) won't hurt, will it?

KKRLessey says:

If you other storage problems then it will.

Updating in Kuwait !...

I received gdr2/amber to my nokia lumia 920 in greece (danish rom). So far so good.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ATTTTTTT! WT come on now!

rupanidm says:

lumia 920, india, done!

No update here in the PH yet.

Darren Walsh says:

Live in the Emerald Isle!!!

iggim says:

Just updated my unbranded/unlocked lumia 920, yey ;-)
 

Joene90 says:

What's this bullshit, in the Netherlands it's out only for KPN and Vodafone branded phones, but not for the Country Variant. Shouldn't non-carrier specific phones just get the update first?

kissanen says:

In Finland if you use Nokia software updater for retail :) 3047.0000.1326.2001

infinity16 says:

does amber update on L920 allows to play radio via speaker ??? i m nt able to play in on speaker after update

Rotmm says:

I'd suspect not, as the fm radio requires an antenna to get a signal and uses the headphones as the antenna.

infinity16 says:

but it does play radio via headphones but nt on speaker.its basic functionality

Kmin PL says:

He just said that the radio needs an antenna to catch the signal and, as there is no antenna in the device itself, it uses the earphones for that purpose. When those are plugged in, how else is the device supposed to act? It plays the sound via the earphones. You won't get over that.

Plus, how come using speakers when earphones are plugged is a "basic functionality"? Never saw anyone doing that.

iggim says:

On wp7 you could play radio on speaker with earphones plugged in ;-)

rupanidm says:

Updated to GDR2 + Amber - Nokia Lumia 920 India.

few more changes i saw (in addition to the major visible changes):
Nokia Tune and Nokia Message Tone Updated

After the phone restarts, Volume is reset to 13/30 (earlier it used to be 19/30)

Playing with the newly updated Lumia920 with GDR2 and Amber. Will post if i find such basic new things.

Momo Kamara says:

I am in Liberia and have my update on my Nokia Lumia 920 yesterday July 15, 2013 but surprising I have not observe the changes like the FM radio but anyway I am still going through the phone.

Tommy Woosey says:

KPN and vodafone Netherlands is available!!! CV models
 

Joene90 says:

CV is Country Variant right? I have that but no update :'( I want it!!!

Do I have to press reset button in order for the phone to receive the update.Pls advice.

rupanidm says:

No,
Just check the updates under 'phone update' under 'settings'

Kmin PL says:

If you have the "Tell me when updates are available for my phone" option enabled in the settings, you will get a notification when the update will be available - there's nothing else you need to do to get it.

Ramin Khan says:

Hey can anyone tell me this , my lumia 920's manufactured from eu-Italy , its carrier - IT country variant , when will I be receiving the update???

Kmin PL says:

It has a "Waiting for approval" status, so it might take a day or two more. There are no definite dates though. Hope you'll get a notification about it soon ;)

Kmin PL says:

You're welcome :)

Ramin Khan says:

Uhh The wait !!!! "Still waiting for approval", if it said "coming soon" would it mean I'd get it quicker ?? Hopefully will be a well worthy wait :)

Received the amber update today for 920, everythings seems cool, RM Radio / Smart Camera / Nokia Pro Camera / Glance screen clock / Data sense all are working fine.
Thank you.

Paper_Link says:

Any news for three uk? Tried contacting their customer service but no replies.

Kmin PL says:

Only Vodafone branded handsets have anything else that "Waiting for approval", so you'll probably have to wait a bit more for the update.

Rod Hull says:

I wish it wouldn't say "your phone is up to date" when I check for updates. My phone is not up to date, it's just that MS and Nokia allow carriers too much control over updates.

MrWhiteman says:

It's still 'waiting for approval' on EE UK.

Rod Hull says:

Annoying isn't it?

dkpreet says:

Nokia Lumia 920 India Updating NOW , So excited !

lubbalots says:

Lumia 920 ATT waiting for approval? Better take the 1020 off store shelves.

r0lfi says:

I'm getting the update in my country now, Norway.. Stil on 63% 
 

remmo says:

I was wondering..
My Lumia 920 is unlocked from Italy, but I'm living in the Dominican Republic.
So, should I expect the update when the "waves" come to Italy or DR??

ivankan says:

Unlocked nl920 at&t us nothing yet!

Paper_Link says:

Three uk update, customer service team haven't been given any information about its availability from Nokia, apparently either that or its not being discussed

rcsund says:

Still nothing in the US.

925 tmobile USA, I installed Procam and video trimmer! Its already on Amber.
810 unlocked device I just finished upgrading to Amber :-)  feeling the love from Nokia on an almost forgotten device. I wonder if locked devices at Tmo are getting the updates.
710 locked to Tmo still is on 7.5 software and not even on 7.8 :( no software update seen.

oksimveiti says:

nothing in turkey

Andy amit says:

I am in Guangzhou city from china but I don't find any update pls anyone help me tks

Nybody with an 820 in India has got the update????..I don't know why but it seems to be the only thing I am waiting for.

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