Windows Phone GDR3 Preview forum now open!

Microsoft today announced the Windows Phone GDR3 Preview, enabling those with developer accounts to try out the update before it goes live later today. As well as content creators, enthusiasts who have a developer subscription or are registered with the Windows Phone App Studio (apps.windowsstore.com) program can also get involved.

Be sure to read through our detailed article for more details on the program itself and how you can get it. We thought it would it be great to open up a new forum to help you all join in the discussion, share your experiences.

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Jas00555 says:


QuiqueTaino says:

please, i just need  clarification: This WILL void my warranty, but only until the official OTA upgrade comes out... is this correct?

QuiqueTaino says:

@Rich Edmonds: Ive been looking for an answer all day... please, I just need  clarification: This WILL void my warranty, but only until the official OTA upgrade comes out, so once the official OTA and bittersweet shimmer come out, Ill be able to upgrade to them and the warranty will be back in order... is this correct?

diplomat696 says:

Lol @this, I thought the same

Is it me you're looking for?

Illumiroom says:

I can see it in your eyes.

iamoniwaban says:

Creepy, song about a teacher stalking a blind underage student. Only lionel richie can pull this off!

You obviously dont get the song, its probably way above your head. It has a lot of meaning. The real point of the song is that love is blind, especially for underage blind girls and the groping teachers that they trust.

troylytle says:

Anyone know if supported hardware will get more tiles?

Taras_Buria says:

Devices with 720p-screens and higher

derDaniel says:

Is it gdr 3 or blue feature

diplomat696 says:

Gdr3 not 8.1 I believe

txDrum says:

It should technically be 768p. Which theoretically means 8X and Ativ S are left out. At least, that's what I read. Maybe its just an irrelevant technicality though.

efeler12 says:

pls pls pls i cant handle if it hasnt more tiles dont do that

iBandar says:

Can we get a walkthrough video soon please please :)

+ 1.
Video would be great!

iamoniwaban says:

Walkthrough of what? The forums? The install? The features? Bing it. Tons out there.

saispag says:

Misleading picture as this isn't Bittersweet Shimmer!

skshandilya says:

This FEELS positive, since quite sometime(ever since the sale of Nokia to M$), let me register and check this out.

DJCBS says:

The sale hasn't happened yet.

Sarang68 says:

This will be asking for too much,i know,but maybe which device will get what,from 520 to 1020?

txDrum says:

That seems like a question better answered in a forum post imo

Sarang68 says:

Followed your advice. Thanks

clappenings says:

I'm ready I'm ready I'm ready

So what happens after I update, Will my phone still tell me an update is available when the new firmware is released. Just wandering if I'm on gdr3, will it know to update the firmware

icstars989 says:

Thats what it sounds like.  At that time you'll also receive Bittersweet Shimmer if you're using a Nokia.

david90531 says:

Wait...so the update is live later today?!

Ultimateone says:

Only if you are a dev, have a dev account or have an app store account like the other blog posts have already stated

Paola1993 says:

Will Microsoft send an email to the people who have at least one of those conditions? :)

Adretheon says:

This is a smart move for MS. Considering that developers are essential for a better OS it's good to see them support us :D

noknok79 says:

I have good feeling, official GDR3 will released on October 22 since Dubai going to lunch new product., I think?

Don't forget the carrier rollout as well. AT&T should be Mid 2014.

MorganRW says:

Received mine today on my 920 with AT&T.

Blkacesvf41 says:

Don't tease me like that!

Hope Microsoft continues this, as when 8.1 is announced, I would love to do the same thing.

hysonmb says:

installing now! No more waiting for AT&T to get updates = win!

I'm not sure if this will include the goodness Nokia put up in Amber.

No, this is only the MS GDR 3 update. Nokias Bittersweet Shimmer will be released separately at a later date.

Mine is downloading now.

mrZoSo says:

Installing it now. So far it's been about 5 minutes and is at 98%.
Will report any odd findings in Forums

I have an account in the windows phone app studio..i don't see an option to "unlock" my Lumia 920 so I can get the update? How are y'all enabling the download?

gibbyhome says:

you downlaod the software and there is a program to unlock your phone

NIST says:

When will this get pushed out to the public other than this method? The article made it sound like it was being generally released later today.

mrZoSo says:

When your carrier releases it.

It will be available in nokia lumia 620

iampwd says:

No new icons on my Ativ S

riffraffy says:

Migrating data now :)

Pushynachan says:

When the OTA update will arrive ??

Am done...but can't attach office files....

MorganRW says:

Goto the files in your SkyDrive, open a file, click on options and select share. You can then choose the method such as email and it will attach the file. Like you I opened an email and clicked on attach. It does not appear that you can attach anything other than pictures this way. You can only attach files if you initiate from SkyDrive.

AtOmIc031 says:

Just updated my Samsung Ativ S and it works like a charm :D  

MorganRW says:

Downloaded on my AT&T 920. The driving mode looks sweet!

AML1 says:

What does the custom tones thing mean, my IM s are still coming as the the previous default tone

Jonahkirk says:

Now, with all these new developers, it would be awesome if someone could develop an app that mimics DataSense for all of us att branded folks (I'm on an MVNO so MyATT isn't an option and ive heard it pales in comparison anyways). Android has a plethora of data usage apps. Is WP8 just too locked down for us to do the same in any meaningful way?