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Orange UK (EE) pushes out minor firmware update for Lumia 920

Lumia 920

We’ve had a few reports come in today and a discussion in our forums about a new firmware update that is evidently being pushed out to those with a Lumia 920. To be clear, this is just a firmware update (not OS), bringing it from 1232.5951.1249.1017 to 1232.5951.1249.1018. That’s a small change and we’re confident in saying no new features will be on board.

This should also be only for those on Orange UK (EE) with carrier subsidized Lumia 920s. We are not getting reports of any other carriers, nor is this the new 1308 firmware with Storage option.

One possible explanation for the update is reportedly the 1017 ‘Portico’ had some stability problems related to “signal as well as call cut-offs and freezes” which v1018 addresses.

Thanks, Martin S. and Ranak M., for the tips



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Rick Smits says:

I caught a couple dropped calls and I've owned a L920 for only a little over a week. That was it though.

walter1832 says:

Here we go again - FRAGMENTATION!!! jk :P

mshaw2k says:

They have to start somewhere!

adrian1338 says:

i dont care about firmware fragmentation as long as OS stays on the same version

Doddsy1975 says:

I am on EE 4G (not Orange) and I have received the 1018 update tonight for my 920.

klcow says:

try to manually update it, the update should appear

Ranak Mann says:

And I am on O2 actually, not on orange any longer.

adrian1338 says:

how is your mobile speed? my mate with 820 is disappointed from the O2 speed

norville2 says:

Yeah!! i now have signal, ever since the Portico update my signal has ben in and out, now it is back constantly....

J88NY R says:

On T-Mobile EE and got the update too :) Hoping this fixes my speed issue with EE. A couple months ago I was getting 12-17MB/s download on 3G/H. Now I am only getting about 3-4MB/s.

afgzee says:

EE (Orange, T-Mobile) cap customers speeds  at certain times, in certain areas or on certain days, or depending on usage on the specific account, which is why it is worthwile to switch to the only network which does no capping whatsoever, 3UK.

rockstarzzz says:

Three caps too.

Sergio0694 says:

I updated my Lumia 920 to Portico, but I still have the .1001 firmware.
This update pushes from .1017 to .1018, and here in Italy we don't even have the .1017...
I'm also experiencing call drops and random reboots, I hope these FW updates will be released soon for everyone :)

Martinspire says:

I'm in the netherlands and im on .1004
Guessing that the region has something to do with it. Since it only seems to affect certain carriers, i'm guessing its carrier related.

Quin 2013 says:

So my firmware ends with .0001. Does that mean that I don't have portico?

kurtd says:

Portico was a windows update that has nothing to do with this Nokia firmware.

Quin 2013 says:

Yes, I know that, however, I know I downloaded portico but my firmware ends with .0001

adrian1338 says:

So firmware is the phone and OS version is the operation system. two different kinds of versions there.
One is wp8 the other one is the lumia 920 related stuff

Quin 2013 says:

Oh. Duh @ me. Lol.

kurtd says:

Mine is still on 1249.0001. Maybe that's why it freezes once a week. How the heck do I upgrade? I have the Rogers model running on t-mobile USA.

MrA2Z says:

Downgrade to 0000, it will not freeze "once" ;P

Quin 2013 says:

Mine says .0001 but it has never frozen.

Muessig says:

Just got this update on my 920, my data signal is instantly better after suffering the past couple of weeks with patchy connectivity and speeds.

gabp says:

good to hear - since portico, i've had intermittent cellular connection issues, and i'm sure that's been responsible for worse battery life. Installing update now. Have you noticed any improvement in battery life sionce this minor update?

barryalan says:

Has anyone managed to unlock there mobile from orange? I keep getting different answers #grrr

Ranak Mann says:

I managed to unlock mine from http://www.fonefunshop.co.uk/ in about a week and half. Try it out :)

barryalan says:

Thank you for your advice, I placed an order

Warren Dance says:

Unlockcellphonecode.com supply an unlock code for $15 (around £8) in less than 24 hours. Mine took an hour.

gavhamer says:

I got the .1018 update this evening on my L920, purchased on EE (Orange), now unlocked and on Vodafone.  No obvious changes, hadn't had any problems before.  I also used fonefunshop, got the code after a few days.

conair346 says:

I really want the 920 and managed to extract £550 from Carphone Warehouse for my 820 (now rocking 620 as a bridge). How much is the EE 920 off network and is it branded? I'd rather not have them polluting my handset (unlocked Mozart was left about 3 updates behind on Orange). I'm also on Vodafone.

useme2useyou says:

About time! My phone didn't receive calls so I put an apology on my voicemail warning people. Hopefully this update will sort it out. EE are absolutely crap! Will consider other 4G services when contract comes up in Nov.

Did they fix the 'Other' section memory hogging problem?

Warren Dance says:

They've said that's unlikely in this update. Read the article.

Warren Dance says:

All carriers under the EE branding (EE, Orange, T-Mobile) are receiving the update. Could you update the article to reflect so people know to check.

steppyhen says:

Wondered why my phone wasn't finding the update, then realised I already had it! My phone went back to EE for repair a couple of weeks ago, and they must have put the new firmware on then whilst it was getting repaired.

RN50 says:

Just downloaded it now. Its seems to have changed the.3G+ sign bk to 3G.

Warren Dance says:

Mine is saying 3G+ right now after update. They must mean different things.

Nickkk101 says:

My 920 is now 40g's lighter! Amazing!

BPuk says:

I received a variant as mine's 39g's lighter :(
Not happy, straight on the phone to EE!

Saintchubs says:

Also got an update pushed to my HTC 8X yesterday. I was already on Portico, so seems like Orange may be rolling out for more handsets than just the 920.

danWP7allday says:

I'm fed up with Orange. Will be switching provider when contract is up. They offer zero support for WP.

Scott Bligh says:

I have just got the new firmware update which is nice as i didn't ever receive the first one, for my 920 TMOB (EE).