Updating the Nokia Lumia 920

by Volker Weber

Nokia and Microsoft started updating the Lumia 920 about two weeks ago. In the US and Canada only. I asked Nokia why the rest of the world had to wait. This is the official answer:

The software update for all variants of the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820, including unlocked variants, are currently going through quality verification and are scheduled for Microsoft delivery during a single delivery window. That window opens before the end of January. Most people will receive the update in early February and delivery will be completed before the end of February.

AT&T and Rogers were able to accelerate their verification process to such an extent that the update was able to fit within an earlier delivery window.

"Before the end of February" was not good enough for me. After some research I found out that the software is already available on Nokia servers. You need somebody with access to the Nokia Care Suite, and have him restore the firmware. The suite will download all necessary files from Nokia servers. Bingo:

This will erase all settings and data from the phone. You can save all settings to the cloud and restore them in the initial setup. Media will be synced back from your desktop when you connect. I just had to rebuild my start screen which is a matter of minutes.

Comments

"AT&T and Rogers were able to accelerate their verification process ..."

Very interesting !
Volker, please test it. Then, we can decide if AT&T and Rodgers are careless or if Nokia is just slow.

Rudi Luberg, 2012-12-30 12:18

There is no "AT&T and Rogers" vs. "Nokia".

Volker Weber, 2012-12-30 12:20

Danke, hat geklappt und passt. Eigentlich wollte ich ja abwarten, aber Dein Post hat mich dann doch motiviert ...

Guten Rutsch allerseits und ein gutes 2013!

Hubert Stettner, 2012-12-31 14:45

Öhm, ich mach das mal auf Deutsch, das erscheint mir einfacher.
Die Software die du installiert hast ist laut NaviFirmPlus tatsächlich die Software für AT&T and rogers. Demnach wäre es für mich jetzt spannend zu wissen, ob sich dadurch für dich irgendwas geändert hat. insbesondere ist es ja so, dass diese Software eigentlich für den Gerätetypen RM820 (US) gemacht ist und nicht für den RM821(WW). Da wäre der wichtigste Aspekt, ob LTE weiterhin einwandfrei funktioniert, da das RM820 ein anderes Modul hat, als das RM821.
btw. ich hätte einen link zu NaviFirmPlus hinterlassen, aber dein Blog lässt keine zu, oder? Die Software soll wohl noch bis Mitte Januar funktionieren, danach werden die Server gegen diese Art von Zugriff gesperrt. Weiter Informationen dazu gibt es im XDA-Forum, auch zum selber flashen mit der Nokia Care Suite.

Kai Schmalenbach, 2012-12-31 16:10

Nein, ich habe die Software für das RM-821 installiert.

Volker Weber, 2012-12-31 16:12

Oh, vielen Dank für den Hinweis! Habe die Software nun im DataPackageManager gefunden.

Kai Schmalenbach, 2012-12-31 18:45

Was genau bringt das Update? Neue Features, mehr Stabilität, bessere Akkulaufzeit?

Sascha Langfus, 2012-12-31 20:03

Mir bringt es auf Anhieb zwei Vorteile: schärfere Photos und WLAN auch bei abgeschaltetem Display. Außerdem soll es die Stabilität verbessern, aber dort hatte ich wenig Probleme. Ich hatte vier spontane Reboots, aber andere berichten von viel häufigeren Neustarts.

Auf die Verbesserung der Kamera wollte ich nicht warten. Der Rest war für mich zweitrangig.

Volker Weber, 2012-12-31 20:09

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