Lumia Black now available for the Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T (Update: Lumia 820 too!)

It’s finally here. Lumia Black is now available for the Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T. It’s no secret how much love there is out there for the Lumia 920. Just the other day we asked you guys and gals how it’s holding up. The response was overwhelming, there’s just so much right about the Lumia 920. Well now it gets even better with the Lumia Black update.

Lumia Black is a firmware update for Nokia Lumia smartphones that brings a host of new features. Things like new colors on the glance screen for night mode, new notifications in glance screen, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and much more. In addition, you get Microsoft's latest version of Windows Phone 8, with Update 3 (full changelog).

Reports are pouring in that the upgrade is ready for you. On AT&T here in the United States with a Lumia 920 and you want to check if you’ve got the update? Head to:

  • Settings
  • Phone update
  • Check for update. (It should begin downloading momentarily.)

We’ve seen Lumia Black rolling out globally across various handsets and carriers. To check your individual status go to the support page Nokia set up. There you can narrow down your search by region and carrier to see the status of the rollout for your handset.

Enjoy everyone! Don’t forget to head to the forums for the Lumia 920 to talk amongst each other if you run into any issues.

Update: Our friends at Nokia Care (US) tweeted out that the Lumia 820 on AT&T is also getting the Lumia Black update! Enjoy!



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Micah Dawson says:

Now people can stop randomly mentioning it in unrelated topics. Whoo! Congrats to 920 owners! I hope att doesn't screw us 1520 owners over too bad for WP 8.1...who am I kidding, of course they will haha.

Kieta says:

Us 928 users will still bring it up randomly :)

louisoneal says:

Where's my 928 Black update VZ!?

Kieta says:

They should notify Verizon of this...lol. Ours still says waiting for approval so I don't expect it tomorrow. Oh well.

prjkthack says:

"Nearly all will have it..."

So certainly possible (and probably likely) that it won't be out for 928 users. Good thing I have my 1020 with me as well, so not a total loss.

badger8080 says:

Idk I'm eagerly waiting

Micah Dawson says:

I'm like Verizon, I forgot about the 928 users. Jk :P

toph36 says:

You are using the 1520 on Verizon?

Let us start...... Verizon, where's my Black Update?!?!

peachy001 says:

UK users on EE are now getting it too...

Corkers100 says:

EE (or as I believe it stands for Eurgah Eeumbpt). At last, hooray, about time and all that blah blah etc etc

Cristoby says:

You just randomly mentioned another unrelated Lumia woohoo!!!

cowboy6201 says:

What about the 820 my bro has an 820? For black update?

Mayur says:

Still nothing on 3UK 920 :(

Gideon65 says:

3UK Dragging it's feet again! Now the12th Feb and still nothing!

Mayur says:

I asked them on twitter last Friday and I got this reply - we are still testing this on the network. It shouldn't be much longer :) >CC
- not sure how much testing is required???!!!

jodahav says:

Come on AT&T... where is 8.1?  I'm sick of this BS Waiting!!!

micallan_17 says:

You do realize WP8.1 hasn't even been officially annouced by Microsoft right?

Miistercoool says:

What about 925 for T-mobile??

ymcpa says:

What difference does that make? It's our right as tech blog readers to bitch about anything and everything!

T Moore says:

Just a little hasty with the complaints.

pierrerv says:

What about 520 on T-Mobile?

aemehran says:

Come on Rogers, now it's your turn!

borasar says:

effin Rogers, taking their sweet time, even AT&T beat us!

I don't think att got amber but Rogers did so they didn't really beat us lol

borasar says:

pretty sure they got amber

Hmm, maybe it was GDR2 that skipped them, I seem to remember everyone on ATT complaining about not getting one of the updates and then WPCentral mentioning something on the lines of it being rolled into the next update? 

Soypan says:

Yeah, I flashed my 920 with Rogers' firmware as they were some of the first to amber this side of the world, but now they're too slow :'(

thaman04 says:

Didn't realize there were so many of us on Robbers :)   Hurry up!

aemehran says:

Lol, I see what you did there! :D

Agent-P says:

I'm in the US with a Rogers 920 on T-Mobile. It feels weird to wait on a Canadian carrier I've never used in my life for a phone update. They pushed out Amber pretty quick though. Wonder why Black is taking so long.

borasar says:

cause they released it for 1020 and no longer care about 920 that much?

codynunes says:

You can debrand your phone so you get global updates rather than carrier specific. You will have to reformat everything though, but after you get Black it should made the restore process easier.


Maximus2326 says:

Its been "Waiting for approval" forever on the Nokia updates page. I think they're just ignoring 920 users since they got the 1020. They dont even sell the 920 anymore!

Comon Rogers, support the early adopters of this wonderful piece of tech!

ricbon says:


wpceej989 says:

Downloading in NYC!

sl#WP says:

How did you get GDR3?

sholokov says:

Included in Black!

Tragic says:

Yet STILL nothing for the 925 on T-Mobile

nemesai says:

T-Mobile employee here. I asked someone in my internal community about this and they said it's currently being tested and is planned to be available. How true this is or the time frame, I don't know.

I'm staying hopeful.

Mr_Mop says:

Do you have anything to say about the Lumia 810?

Yakko Warner says:

I'd like to know, too, considering I'm still paying off two of these.

J2DS says:

Ur best bet is to do what I did and trade n your 810 for a 925 (or upgrade) cause there not getting the black update says so on the Nokia website

nemesai says:

It won't happen for the 810. Personally I think it should, but it won't. My advice would be to upgrade to a 925 or see what comes our way in the future (which at a retail level we have no idea of just yet).

b23h says:

I bet neither the 810 nor the HTC 8X will get GDR 3 OTA on T-Mobile.    I left T-Mobile and got a AT&T 920 two weeks ago for the simple reason that I expected the 920 would get GDR 3 and Black whereas neither my 810 or 8X would ever get GDR 3 with firmware on T-Mobile.   ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN WITH T-MOBILE FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME KNOWS THEY ABANDON THEIR WINDOWS PHONES DEVICES LEFT AND RIGHT.   I was tired of that....

Yes the 925 and the 521 will get updates, but only because T-Mobile is still selling the phone and HAVENT YET SCREWED YOU.   But later, they will......

(P.S. my 920 is now migrating my data to GDR 3/Black!!)

Daniel Meek says:

to be fair, it is not only their WP devices that get left behind. T-Mo is in the game for providing cheap service, not supporting phones. If you are on T-Mo it is probably better to get an unlocked device that will get support from the manufacturer rather than getting a branded T-Mo device. Either way you are paying full price for the phone, but at least with one you get some support.

b23h says:

That's not "fair" in any sense of the word, that is simply rationalizing away shitty support of phones that they sold to their customers.   Two, the updating of Android devices is widely known to be an issue across all carriers.   Three, that "cheap service" they are providing is slipping away beneath their feet and T-Mobile is no longer alone in offering good prices for service.  I am not just talking about MVNO's but rather AT&T itself.    The plan I am on now is five dollars less than T-Mobile's equivalent plan, and the only difference is 200mb less data per month.

I reject the idea that poor phone support can be excused via "lower" costs and I have voted with my dollars and moved to AT&T.   And you know what, I have been rewarded for my move.   Thank you AT&T for GDR 3 and Black on my 920!!!

Thank you AT&T for supporting a phone that came out in late 2012, while T-Mobile has abandoned their phones which came out at the same time.   I also expect that AT&T will release 8.1 in a few months time.   I have no hesitation about my move and I will support with my cash those companies that give their customers the support that is reasonably due them.

dv220s says:

The Nokia website says "not available" instead of "waiting for approval" like the others so the 810 will never get Lumia Black officially.

wpguy says:

Hopefully TMo will be on the ball with the 8.1 update, like they were for the Amber update.

Tragic says:

Thanks for the glimmer of hope friend :) The next wait is 8.1, I just hope by then it doesn't take this long for T-Mo to relase it like they are with Black.

kurtd says:

We traded in our 920 for tmo 925s. Hope it comes soon.

Rogers better pick up the pace!

TripsG says:

Downloading in Orlando.

MacDaMachine says:

Yea it popped for me too (also Orlando) but no WiFi until 5pm :(

ladydias says:

Yay, Orlando! Downloading when I get home.

AngeloUCF says:

Installing in Orlando here... Stuck on the gears for quite a while though, I'm worried it's going to stay this way.

cdbstl76 says:

Mine won't work either. It stops at approximately 10% on the stays bar. No movement for an hour. Did a hard reset, same thing. I'm getting worried!

That was pretty fast for AT&T

mreaglejr says:

*pops champagne*

WPCrook says:

*gets glasses*

iZangetsu says:

*decorates table and sets chairs*

Rug says:

*Pulls table cloth out, leaving everything else untouched.*

lantern20 says:

@NokiaCareUS tweeted that it is available for the AT&T Lumia 820 also.

budney says:

Yep, saw the tweet too. I will have to charge my 820 when I get home.

lippidp says:

Rad! I almost got the 820. Then the 1020 came along...

link1873 says:

common rogers!

EE UK is officially the worst :(.

ryansstuff says:

I am Downloading it now on my nokia lumia 920 on EE  ;)  Look for updates now!

So it is! Well, I should take that comment back, but I have many other reasons to let that statement stand! ;)

gphoneone says:

Yes same here EE UK update downloading (at last)

JimiDiGriz says:

Update for 820 on EE as well. Who'dathunkit?

Mayur says:

Sorry Simon but this time 3UK is the worst one, only operator left now for NL920 :(

K_lando says:

Installing now....

Oh hey... is this the update that allows for custom notification (SMS, email) tones?

I think custom email tones were available in the past Amber update.

sdreamer says:

Yes custom tones for everything but its all categorized as ringtones.

K_lando says:

Yep... my install finsished, sure enough I can set custom tones to the SMS.  Excellent.


NO, that was not available in Amber.  Its new for GDR3/Black.

Roach26 says:

Downloading right now.

sayonical says:

*downloading* while I jam to beats music

kingkoopa09 says:

Poor you Xbox music here :-)

theefman says:

Noooooooo, its the end of the world!!!!!!! :)

Available for Lumia 720 in India too. So much happy.

Aashish13 says:

U got it? Its still showing coming soon. And it shows my phone is up to date

Just check for updates again...

In Limbo says:

Downloading it naked!!!

Mayur says:

lol...shame on you :)

Simple_WiLL says:

Does it bring custom tones for SMS and emails?

L920 on EE in the UK too. Feeling awesome right now.

jayman713 says:

Lumia 820 on ATT, downloading now!

Cigar2 says:

Downloading now

Robewms says:

Wow so so late, ... At&t (The rest of this comment has been deleted due to low level language usage)... It has been transcribed to say "Better late than never."

thaman04 says:

Not as late as Rogers... gosh.

RafRol says:

Downloading now!

sherrymall says:

Eventually I get my updates

Pappa Ed says:

Damn! I have to wait until I get home to update. No WiFi at work. :(

Orlok1138 says:

Update available for my at&t 820!

haydt1 says:

Yeah, It's for the 820 too. Just updated mine. Ya know us 820 owners always get left out of the big headlines cuz we're not important like the 920 people :)


FernandoDB says:

ready in brazil too

txDrum says:

Still don't have 8.1 on the AT&T 920 though, what the heck!?

ventron says:

That's cause its not 8.1

milkybuet says:

Because that does not officially exist yet.

ncxcstud says:

No one has 8.1. It isn't out yet...

txDrum says:

Good lord guys I think unstoppable is the only person who even MIGHT have caught it. I'm not even on AT&T :p

Your joke was really funny by the way, I actually did LOL.

gevabar says:

I still didn't get it on t mobile

Darren Walsh says:

Now for Lumia burgundy and WP 8.1 "that's pungent" !!

jlynnm350z says:

I can't believe how long it took for that to come. Pretty much when you but a phone buy it for what it is, not what it's going to be. Especially windows. . .

txDrum says:

Do you have any grounds for windows specifically, or are you just ignoring the time it takes for android phones on any carrier bar the nexus line to be updated?

b23h says:

Worst comment ever!   So when I buy a motherboard for my computer I should not expect firmware updates to resolve problems and bugs.   My Sony Blu-Ray player was still getting firmware updates for probably about three years after I bought it.   So the XBox 360 or Xbox One, or PS 3/4 should not expect updates....

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

It is one of the strengths of iOS and Windows Phone that they receive updates.  It is a weakness of the Android system that their OS is fragmented between versions.

darypr says:

At&t 920 Downloading in Puerto Rico!

LordBlumby says:

YES! FINALLY! Downloading in Ann Arbor

WilsonBlaze says:

Yaaaaayyy hopefully my Tiles will come back alive!!!

Daniel Meek says:

This is most likely an app issue rather than an OS issue...

Lipe13 says:

Downloading Black on my Brazilian 920 CV, unlocked and unbranded. Nice!

thaman04 says:

Hopefully this means Rogers will get any moment now.

Aaron M says:

Sam do you still have your 920 from build? Did those receive the update yet?

BobcatRidge says:

I too have a /Build// 920, is there an update?

bhaskar224 says:

Also 720 in India

Ultimateone says:

I miss my Black 1020, Tmobile is taking their sweet ass time with the 925 update :/

procen says:

You got that right! I'm sure that Nokia gave them Black update long time ago.

aschaps says:

Anybody know how long it takes to Download and Install? 

dancfuller says:

I started at 1:10PM EST, and it just finished now (1:48PM).

aschaps says:

I started mine when I left that comment and I'm still going. We'll see when it finishes.

aschaps says:

Done. Wow! That took over an hour and fifteen mins. Glad it's done though. Looks great so far.

tire_007 says:

I can confirm is available for the att lumia 820 too

TheSparta says:

Finally ATT decided to let 920 users to have fun. I Have been waiting for this update for a long time. Glance screen is the main reason for me :)

Edit: did anyone notice the status bar, while installing black update. Never saw this while installing amber. Now i can know the progress of the installation. :)

robertre says:

I noticed that too...much better than just spinning gears not knowing the status. although my bar is hardly moving. My updates normally take a couple of hours, so I just have to be patient. I have a lot of apps installed.


tbird635 says:

Didn't Nokia say black would be available by the end of the month for most handsets? Isn't that tomorrow? My TMo 925 is waiting patiently......

Yay, finally! I just need to be home to install it, as WiFi doesn't work here on my phone...

chad08er says:

installing right now:)

ho0lee0h says:

How to download over cellular? I'm a noob.

walter1832 says:

Tap the screen 3 times while covering up the USB port and headset opening with your middle finger and thumb.  This should start the download.

ho0lee0h says:

Confirmed working. Thanks!

b23h says:

I hope you were not serious about thanking that absurd comment.   I you were serious I have some fascinating investing opportunities for you to consider....

xrs22 says:

Ahhhhh, 928...too early to drink?

TK2011 says:

Installing now. This better fix the reception issue I've been having (some claimed it's due to GDR3 beta).

xankazo says:

Waiting for the 620.

Downloading Lumia Black update for my Lumia 720 in India :)

Richard_Indy says:

I knew, I knew it. I was looking at my backup L920 This morning, thinking that I should bring it to work just in case the update is released. I'll have my backup phone and my wife's 920 to do tonight, when I get home. Yee Haa

Cigar2 says:

Now in restart mode.

scrabble111 says:

Does this add the improved image quality also or it is just for the 1020 and 1520?

jimbow76 says:

Lumia Black on 820 now live. I just downloaded and installed it. AT&T 820...

Anyone know what happened with the reported update released by Verizon... what it was and why some never got it?



walter1832 says:

Buehler? Is that Ferris Bueller's 2x removed cousin from Finland?

Thanks for a thread full of your smartass responses. Where we be without them?

walter1832 says:

Jealous much?  You mad bro?

theavrgjoe says:

It seems like it was just yesterday that us 920 user's received the Amber update...well I guess it was actually the day before yesterday. Lol Good to see at&t didn't forget about us this time around.

kc77 says:

Verizon is doing with this update what ATT did with gdr2. This is a disgrace. Maybe they think we have no idea what the update is and would be happy with their bug fix update for the 928 that they pushed through -_-

jobinthomas says:

Woo, updating now

AT&T is on top of it for a first. Now TMO needs to get the stick out of there *** and give my 925 the update.

Im from South Africa and the update is available for every Lumia besides the L620. Anyone know how and why is the 620 being jumped?

Wow att beat rogers

wwwoow, I am not even excited. I guess I already have windows phone 8.1 in my mind and a new device. Don't get me wrong, it is great that we are getting it that early but I have mmy eyes on bigger stuff aka WP8.1 and shinning new device.

Cigar2 says:

Now 15 minutes in still in gears mode. Task bar us barely moving. Have feeling this going to be all day thing. :/

Joey86 says:

omg same here. and as soon as i wrote this the progress bar started to go. cant wait to try this.

cdbstl76 says:

Mine won't move past approximately 10%. Worried!

WPCrook says:

I downloaded the Black update a few weeks ago now, and trust me everyone, you won't regret a thing. It's definitely a small but equally great step forward!

cameradork says:

yay! downloading in SF

mobilejk says:

suh-weeeeeeeeeeeet downloading in LA

sixium says:

How much free space should I have available before I install the update?  I'm running low on space, and don't want the update to fail in the middle because of low space.

walter1832 says:

As long as you have enough space to plug in the charger and lay the phone on a flat surface, you should be fine.  I'd say a few sq feet should do it.  Your welcome.

sixium says:

HAhaha, touche.

mpelti says:

I'll have to download that when I'm home from work. Hopefully it's worth the wait. Between this and 8.1, Microsoft better impress me, because I'm fairly set on going back to android after over a year of frustration with windows phone.

AV2RY says:

L928. Guess its coming soon then. Tmo, att, now Verizon your turn.. I hope sprint doesn't have WP, so we don't have to wait for another carrier first)))

ivankan says:

sprint really needs WP though. A lot of businesses would like to switch over who are on sprint

bilzkh says:

Dammit where's Rogers?!?!

walter1832 says:

You and James8561 should get together.

ItsLouben says:

Wow! that was quick! Currently downloading it to my unlocked 920at&t from the Philippines!

Cigar2 says:

Took 25 minutes. Now migrating data phase.

stupidsteven says:

Awesome, the update came as soon as my 1520 arrived. I'll still be using the 920 tho.

James8561 says:

finally!!! ^___^

walter1832 says:

You and ivankan should get together.