Windows Phone 8 Update 3 now available for the Nokia Lumia 925 on T-Mobile

Windows Phone Update 3 Lumia 925

It’s been a busy day for Windows Phone OS updates. Earlier we sat AT&T customers pick up firmware and software updates for their Nokia Lumia 1020s and Lumia 1520s. The Lumia 1020 is currently getting the Lumia Black update (and an OS patch for Update 3) on Windows Phone 8, while the Lumia 1520 is getting a firmware update. Not to be left, there’s an update for the Nokia Lumia 925 on T-Mobile. What’s new?

Update 3 is new. We weren’t running the Preview for Developers on our T-Mobile Lumia 925 and noticed an update for it. What update? A few of them:

  • Microsoft Update 8.0.10521.155
  • Microsoft Update 8.0.10512.142
  • Microsoft Update 8.0.10492.116
  • Microsoft Update 8.0.10501.127
  • Microsoft Update 8.0.10517.150

What’s that mean for T-Mobile customers with the Lumia 925? Today you’re getting Update 3 for your phones. This update is notable for a handful of new features and improvements like:

  • Accessibility. We've made several improvements for customers who are visually impaired.
  • Storage. Now you can easily free up storage space on your phone and manage temporary files. New categories show what's taking up space.
  • Driving Mode. Feeling distracted behind the wheel? Driving Mode allows you to minimize incoming calls and text messages to help you focus on the road.
  • Screen. Reading emails in bed? You can lock your screen orientation so it doesn't shift when you move your phone around.
  • Wi-Fi. Start preserving cellular data on your phone right out of the box—you can now connect to Wi-Fi during set up.
  • Internet sharing. Now you can use your phone’s cellular data connection from your Microsoft Windows 8.1 devices by pairing them over Bluetooth.
  • Bluetooth. Several fixes were made to address known issues, and improvements were made to connection quality for Bluetooth accessories.
  • Ringtones. Do more with ringtones now. Assign ringtones for text messages, so you'll know who's texting you without even looking. Use your custom ringtones for more things—text messages, instant messages, emails, voicemail, and reminders.
  • App switcher. Don't look back. Now you can use the App switcher to quickly close apps when you're finished with them.
  • Other improvements. Includes many other improvements to Windows Phone.

Our Lumia 925 is currently updating, but we’ll let you guys know how it goes. But if you’re rocking a Lumia 925 from T-Mobile, check to see if you have an update!



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Sahil Kutty says:

So it begins...

Did u get the update?

And this question is for WPCentral will Nokia Lumia 925 get the black software update?


Tips_y says:

Nokia will make "Black" available to all Lumias. Whether your carrier will allow it is of course another matter. As of now, it's Update 3 from MS that's rolling out to the 925 at T-Mobile.

Thanks :)

Any idea when the unlocked user will get the update.

Kindis says:

Is it 2014 already?

Wait, no Lumia black?

Sam Sabri says:

Just Update 3 so far. 

That's next! Very soon!

MDak280 says:

Yeah that's what I'm wondering. I'm on the GDR3 preview on my 925 so I was hoping that the official release would come with Black!

Richard_Indy says:

Woooo first. I just did the L1520 update. Rockin with my SOL Republic headphones picked up the MS store the other day on that killer early bird sale.

S Vaibhav says:

No Black update? Only GDR 3?

Sam Sabri says:

Yeah, just Update 3 and still on Amber, no Lumia Black. 

Chef316 says:

Hopefully soon!

Chef316 says:

Would be a nice Christmas Present! Lol

Richard_Indy says:

Dangit took too long to type. Lol

WinnerByRNC says:

Just checked my 810 & no update available.

b23h says:

same issue with a T-Mobile HTC 8X....

zip, zero, nada

Ivan Moronta says:

Its only for Nokia Lumia 925, NOT HTC X8

b23h says:


An 810 WP T-Mobile user checked and noted that GDR 3 has not been released for their phone and I did the same with my HTC 8X.

Did you not see that pattern?   

Yes we are well aware that the article is about GDR 3 releasing on T-Mobile for the 925, yet what harm is there in checking if there was a release for some of the other T-Mobile WP8 devices?

dainla says:

Thanks for reminding me why I avoid the 810 forum

b23h says:

good for you then

dalydose says:

I like cookies, since we're just throwing in off topic comments.

b23h says:

Yea sure, if talking about GDR 3 updates on WP 8 devices on T-Mobile is "off topic".

So go take your cookies and go play on the freeway.

zeegeel says:

Is it available for t-mobile 925 with GDR3 Preview installed?

Zulfigar says:

Nope, this is pretty much the update to bring it up-to-par to the preview. :)

kullkid92x says:

Just checked too... that is a no :(

Dang it lol I always like having the official stamp of anything but I guess the last Dev Preview is exactly like this official update.

Pretty sure the second Dev update was the one that made it RTM and added what was missing. So there's no difference.

Divjot Singh says:

(and an OS patch for Update 3 on Windows Phone 8, while the Lumia 1520 is getting a firmware update. Not to be left, there’s an update for the Nokia Lumia 925 on T-Mobile. What’s new?

Syntax error , close the parenthesis please!

Nakazul says:

I want Black for my 1020. In Sweden thou :(

DreadVenom says:

Dammit, i envy you guys getting these updates. I have an unlocked 1020 in the UK but i haven't got anything :-(

sabrekane says:

Awesome sauce! Rockin a NL925, no update yet. Eagerly awaiting...

MDak280 says:

No update yet for me but I'll check back later tonight. Ohio, USA.

badger8080 says:

wtf why is verizon the last to get the update for the 928 or do they have something against verizon

theefman says:

Here we go.....

RyanAMG says:

We got it quickly for GDR2. It will come in time

ajohnson777 says:

Yeah, wtf Verizon? When is it coming to the 928?

Micah Dawson says:

Could be worse. You could have sprint

tribexx says:

I was going to join in with the WTF VZW bandwagon until this comment...Nicely handled.

kc77 says:

They were pretty quick with gdr2, so my guess is that they'll take there jolly good time releasing update 3. I long for the day market share is high enough so the carriers won't have a say in the updates like the iPhone has.

aemehran says:

I'm compulsively checking for the update for my Lumia 920 on Rogers Canada now. Hope it comes soon! :D

I've been doing that for a few weeks on my Rogers Samsung Ativ S :-)

swizzlerz says:

No luck with TELUS yet.

tbonenga says:

My Toy gets updated ;)

Sean D. says:

I'm kinda juiced.


jabz9 says:

Sooooooooooooooooooooooo no update for HTC 8X on T-mobile...............................

I know right. Nearly every other 8x got the update. What's the hold out for tmo's 8X :-/

b23h says:

yea, I've got a T-Mobile HTC 8x as well...

I don't mean to be snarky or Mr. Obvious but clearly the hold up with GDR 3 is in fact T-Mobile....

Now if they were going to bring back Wi-Fi calling then I would be ok with the delay, but we all know that is unlikely.

Chef316 says:

Well at least you know Update 3 is on the T-Mobile server

Ordeith says:

and what of the 810?


IgorVysoky says:

What for L520 without provider? Any release dates so far?

cybermoose89 says:

What about the 920?

I'm already on update 3 thanks to the preview but I NEED BLACK THO lol

freshfelicio says:

Guys need some help... I have an unlocked Lumia 925, with a pre-paid carrier. But its the 32GB version, so its Vodafone-branded, when I turn it on, it shows a Vodafone logo. Where will I get the update from? Vodafone?

edsal says:

I wonder if the Lumia 810 will receive the update.

Chef316 says:

Woohoo! Have the preview on my L925...downloading the "official" update on my wife's L925 now. :-)
I really hope Black is coming soon!
Thank You, T-Mobile!!!

Brazil01 says:

Lets hope that Nokia get the GDR3 update over to us here in Europe soon too. Looking forward to it. A nice Xmas present for you guys over in the States!

tbonenga says:

Can someone confirm if this update turns off Bluetooth with a power cycle?

Brandon619 says:

Nice.. Here's hoping for Nokia black soon on my T-Mobile 925, wanting those camera improvements ;)

Duduosf says:

What about the unlocked one??? I want it so bad, I feel like crying!

bigbmc26 says:

No update on my TMO 925 yet.

MDak280 says:

Hmm still no update. Probably because I have the preview but I'd rather have the official update. Oh well, it looks like they're the same!

I have this phone on TMO and I have no update.... I have preview and got the update that came out a week or so ago but nothing right now... Ehhh?? Confusing. Three updates for the same software lmao. Black im waiting for you

digiacomo says:

Still not showing up for me, I'm in Seattle.

AlexanderJJJ says:

Says I'm already running 8.0.10521.155, but got that from the developer preview. So will I still get this update even though its the same exact version?

Michelle_B says:

Will this update allow me to set who gets sent my caller id information under the phone setting that I lost when recovering my NL925 from the blue screen of death?

Riostar81 says:

Xbox video is finally here!

steadydon says:

Has any found a way and is it nessary or better to go from GDR 3 Preview to the T-Mobile release of the same?

ed1444 says:

I just checked and there's no update for my tmobile Lumia 925...

Still no update here in NYC...oh well.

marcus small says:

Same, i'm eagerly waiting

CCAZPastor says:

Nothing in Az. Maybe they will bring it bundled with Black!!!

Still no update. Phoenix 925 tmo

KeOnte Smith says:

I still don't have the update on mine Indiana tmo

What about those of us on T- Mobile using a L521? Hopefully it'll be released soon also.

procen says:

Nothing here tmobile Los Angeles.

Yup, LA+T-Moble+925 = No update for me yet either. I'm also not running the preview as some commenters are.

AV2RY says:

Now next post goes to Verizon L928


CPHarrison8 says:

Still waiting in NC.

Meagey says:

Checked on my tmo 925 nothing yet hope it comes soon! NJ

xchaser says:

Just checked my T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 and no Updates yet.


When is it coming to Lunia 920, Rogers network in Canada?
I asked them but all they would tell me is check our site

It is useless, they don't update it and no info listed.
I can't wait for the up date, I check on a daily basis.

kurtd says:

Yeah Rogers is too slow

BigwaveMx says:

Just update my factory unlocked L820 and to the 10521.155. Maybe Black is on the way

Any word on when the GDR3 update will be rolling out on T-Mobile's Lumia 810?

jaymin00 says:

But there still remains other storage issue.what about that??

Chef316 says:

What version are you running? There is no other storage issue for me

court6714 says:

Still nothing in Michigan

bigbmc26 says:

Still got nada as well. Has anyone on TMO successfully downloaded the update?

Smurfgeneral says:

Anybody from Houston get their update on the 925?? I'm not seeing it.

ramonq619 says:

I didn't get an update.

bossmads says:

I g'et the new update, im on Nokia Lumia 920 (Denmark)

kalintzis says:

Hello there,

Do you have Preview for developers installed?

Meagey says:

Ugh still nothing at 2 am now ha..hopefully it'll be there first thing when I wake up! ;)

Tragic says:

Nothing yet here in California

Chef316 says:

I am in California...you didn't get it yet?

procen says:

Did you get the update?

Tragic says:

No idea, what part of California are you in? I'm in SoCal.

msmusicmaker says:

Nothing here as well. Its 6am here in GA and there is still no update on my L925

I've got a 925 Vodafone UK. I have already got GDR3 developer preview, however I've received a further update, which has removed 'Lumia Amber' from my phone's OS details.

TheDarKnight says:

Still no update here, its 8 am in CT, did anyone actually get the update? do I have to be on preview to get the update?

CCAZPastor says:

Must need to have had the developer preview first??? Still nothing in AZ

TheDarKnight says:

Any one actually getting the update? no once seems to be reporting they got it in the comments

Meagey says:

Hopefully soon we will all start posting that we got it

Editguy1900 says:

This must be an early April fools joke. 

Still no update in Charlotte, NC. Not that it appears to do much without the black update for L925 anyways.

digiacomo says:

More than 24 hours and still no update. I tweeted t-mobile and they just gave me a canned response sending me to the support page, which shows there is an update available but doesn't allow me to download it. Very irritating.

Sureshr says:

Can you share the link to that support page?

digiacomo says:

That's the one. Still no update.

Asrialys says:

So a grand total of two people on WP Central got the update...

TheDarKnight says:

Yes thats what it looks like, and no one from wpcentral is comenting about it and givng us an update.

Asrialys says:

I'm thinking that someone is mistaken...

TheDarKnight says:

Yup, and they don't want to admit it.

TheDarKnight says:

Tried contacting tmobile but they refered me to lumia 925 support page on thier site, not helpful at all.

akihaennem says:



I got an unlocked Lumia 925. How can I find out that when I can get the GDR3 for my phone?


Ah i am so desperately looking for GDR3 on my 925. No updates available until now in the UAE!

haltintoprak says:

Newyork, t-mobile , LUMIA 925, NO UPDATE YET

John Stumm says:

Perhaps the author should confirm with their source and until then update the article - no updates are scheduled!

I agree. Nothing yet on my T-Mobile 925 in New York.....

TheDarKnight says:

Yes I agree , they should, this is a big deal, publishing an article about the update, and no one else is getting the update, then ignoring all the users comments and feedback, come on guys what's going on.

Tansen says:

Same. I'm on Tmobile USA with a Nokia Lumia 925, and have yet to show an update. The phone, everytime I check, still says "Phone is up to date". It's a little upsetting that this is still not going out despite the weeks that have passed since it has gone out. I feel like they should revisit this particular issue on wpcentral.com.

sutty718 says:

Any word for the 920 on at&t?

digiacomo says:

No update on my T-Mobile 925 in Seattle yet. This is a joke.

TheDarKnight says:

Yes, seriously it's getting annoying.

b23h says:

has anyone tried to PM Sabri?

Asrialys says:

I suppose we can bug him on Twitter...

b23h says:

just tweeted him....


b23h says:

and zero response....

That's cheesy, as if ignoring the fact that no one has reported getting the update doesn't call out for some sort of follow up and update to the article. 

bruelor007 says:

Nothing yet on my T-Mobile 925 in the US. Still running 8.0.10328.78

Insert sad face




Okay, so it is now one week later and still no update. What gives? How about updating the article?

digiacomo says:

Agreed, this article needs follow up. It's January 2nd and still no update for my 925 on T-Mobile in Seattle. Their support on twitter is clueless as usual too.

digiacomo says:

Agreed, this article needs follow up. It's January 2nd and still no update for my 925 on T-Mobile in Seattle. Their support on twitter is clueless as usual too.

When will factory unlocked NL 925 will received the Update 3? I taught, it's a christmas gift for WP8 users. Seems like, it's for T-Mobile users. how about from other country and factory unlocked phones?

Also What about Nokia Black?

Sorry, but it seems like they're too slow working, on the updates.

Thanks for any response.

Bill Fox says:

It's not a gift for T-Mobile users.  I've been trying for a week, and I'm still 'up to date'  BS.  I want my update.

WP Update 3 I read will be release late December 2013, now January 2014, Where is it now?

Nokia Lumia Black Update to be release January 2014, where is it now?

Any updates for these?


Philippines, NL 925 Bought it from Nokia Store Unlocked.

ed1444 says:

Any updates??

Troyseph says:

No update in NY or NJ.  I'm am shocked WPC would let this article slide, being a flagrant joke and misleading.  



TheDarKnight says:

They need to update and follow up, those amateur bloggers started to get a little bit arrogant.

xchaser says:

its a shame that T-Mobile hasn't released its GDR3 Update.

lo & behold my phone is downloading gdr3 (hopefully) on 925 and in dubai.

Lumia Black is now on my phone .... OS 8.0.10517.150 :)

agig says:

Waiting for my Nokia lumia 925 GDR3 update is like pulling teeth. :(

Where is it? I want it now.

Tansen says:

Same. I'm on Tmobile USA with a Nokia Lumia 925, and have yet to show an update. The phone, everytime I check, still says "Phone is up to date". It's a little upsetting that this is still not going out despite the weeks that have passed since it has gone out. I feel like they should revisit this particular issue on wpcentral.com.

I bought my Lumia 925 from T-mobile a couple days ago but I still don't have the gdr3 or Black update. Similar to what didn't happen with the Lumia 710 for the 7.8 update, I really don't think T-Mobile cares about Windows Phones users. No wonder 925 isn't an exclusive anymore, and there aren't any new ones coming out soon.

Greggf2k3 says:

The update is still not available.  Glad you got it but according to T-Mobile, neither update is available as of yet...

gp0777 says:

Sam, I know you said you didn't have the Preview but how in the world did you get this update? I really want it so that I can rid of the haptic feedback wit the new Touch update.

Any idea if this "Lumia Black" update lets me go to 3 columns on my 925?  I would really like to do this, but I can't figure out how.  Maybe the feature didn't make it?   :(

This update came to me auto-magically from T-Mobile 

is the blue or windows 8.1 update available onlumia 925???