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    11/04/2014 - WP8.1 is live

    11/11/2014-WP 8.1 for MetroPCS 521
    11/4/2014 - WP 8.1 for T-Mobile 521
    3/19/2014-GDR3/Black released for MetroPCS Users
    3/17/2014-GDR3/Black Update has been released OTA - 371mb required
    Firmware: 3056.0000.1404.0034
    OS: GDR3 8.0.10517.150

    Features
    WP 8.1 brings a lot of changes, improvments, fixes. See this page for detailsWhat's new in Windows Phone 8.1 | Windows Phone How-to (United States)

    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.
    Lock Screen Orientation. Reading emails in bed? You can lock your screen orientation so it doesn't shift when you move your phone around.
    Wi-Fi. Start Start preserving cellular data on your phone right out of the boxyou can now connect to Wi-Fi during set up.
    Internet sharing. Now you can use your phones 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 thingstext 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.
    Nokia Black - Double Tap to awake found under System->Touch

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    Product Codes for NCS Flashing
    059T039 RM-917 VAR NAM US METROPCS WIRELESS
    059S0B4 RM-917 VAR US T-MOBILE SL
    059S000 RM-917 PWBASSY LIGHT SWAP ENG GLOBAL[/SIZE]
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    9/03/2013- GDR2/Amber Update has been Paused
    8/15/2013 - GDR2/Amber OTA Released

    Software version: Nokia Lumia 521 | T-Mobile Support
    Version

    • Windows Phone version 8.0
    • Software/firmware number 3046.0000.1328.2024
    • Updated 8/15/2013


    Features

    • Data Sense application
    • FM radio
    • User experience improvements


    Prerequisites

    • OTA update
    • Device is running OS version 8.0 / Firmware number 1030.6409.1316.0016
    • More than 50% battery life
    • Wi-Fi connection
    • 248 MB available memory (File size of update is 248 MB)

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    8/06/2013 updated pulled once again

    8/05/2013 update on Nokia Servers once again (GDR2/Amber full flash no ota yet)
    7/18/2013 update pulled from Nokia servers.

    7/16/2013 - New Firmware or OS Update Spotted on Nokia Servers




    5/20/13 - Update to Update: T-Mobile has started rolling out Firmware update OTA
    You will need to reset your phone from system->about in order to get wifi app after update is applied.
    Update also contains Imaging enhancements Performance and stability improvements has well.
    [/SIZE]

    5/09/13 - Update: T-mobile States that will be OTA on May 20 and Wi-fi Calling will be supported.


    5/08/13 - New Firmware looks to be coming or in testing has Nokia Care Suite had this posted..

    Product Code: 059S0B4

    1030.6409.1316.0016 -



    current version shipped on phone is 1030.6409.1311.0011
    Last edited by Corepc; 11-12-2014 at 12:20 PM. Reason: titile change
    TMobile Nokia Lumia 521 (GDR3/Black) - Prepaid Unlimited + 3gb Hotspot
    AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 - Net10 AT&T
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    is this version coming to all Lumia or just to High end phones...
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    It's for the 521 Only , did not check other phones..

    retitled thread Firmware Update for 521 coming Soon..
    TMobile Nokia Lumia 521 (GDR3/Black) - Prepaid Unlimited + 3gb Hotspot
    AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 - Net10 AT&T
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    so same Major and Minor firmware version, but newer build and revision number... wonder if anything new (& most likely small) will come with this update?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corepc View Post
    New Firmware looks to be coming or in testing has Nokia Care Suite had this posted..

    Product Code: 059S0B4

    1030.6409.1311.0016 -

    http://s1.bild.me/bilder/060112/thum...0rm917firm.jpg

    current version shipped on phone is 1030.6409.1311.0011
    Software version: Nokia Lumia 521 | Support
    On May 20, a software update to Software version 1030.6409.1316.0016 will be released for the Nokia Lumia 521. The software update, which will be available by Over The Air (OTA), will add Wi-Fi calling.
    WIFI CALLING!!!

    FIrst, ipv6, now Wifi Calling. The 521 is getting better by the minute!
    [HR][/HR]
    I wonder if the 20th is the release date for the phone @ T-Mobile stores as well...?
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    Thanks now we have a date on when firmware will get sent out, I did not want to risk bricking my phone and flashing, will wait for Official Release..
    TMobile Nokia Lumia 521 (GDR3/Black) - Prepaid Unlimited + 3gb Hotspot
    AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 - Net10 AT&T
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    I hope wifi calling comes to other WP8 too.
    Nokia 920, 810, etc.
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    I doubt it. Tmo is the only one I know who has WiFi calling and it requires hardware support for it. The only other wp8 devices on Tmo are the 8x and 810. The 8x = dito, and the 810 when I googled it, doesn't have compatible hardware (that, with unsupported lte update and cost is probably why it eol-ed btw).

    So seems unlikely.

    Kind of cool though. First WiFi calling Windows Phone on TMobile.
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    I thought the 8X on T-Mobile got an update already for Wi-Fi calling.
    Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by rush_ad View Post
    I hope wifi calling comes to other WP8 too.
    Nokia 920, 810, etc.
    Not the 920. It's up to the carrier to support it. T-Mobile is the only one I know that does Wi-Fi calling.
    Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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    Important: A master reset is required:
    •After completing the update, you will be required to complete a master reset to add the Wi-Fi calling feature.
    •It is recommended you back up your device settings, applications, and text messages through your Microsoft account and photos through SkyDrive.
    •See also: Back up device data
    Shoot. This was added to the help page (Software version: Nokia Lumia 521 | Support).
    There goes all that time setting up my phone...

    I can do w/o wi-fi calling.
    [HR][/HR]
    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1z View Post
    I thought the 8X on T-Mobile got an update already for Wi-Fi calling.
    That's why I said "ditto". I am unsure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Hodges View Post
    That's why I said "ditto". I am unsure.
    I saw that, but then you said Lumia 521 was the first WP on T-Mobile with Wi-Fi calling so I got confused.

    I read a comment on the Lumia 521 Wi-Fi calling article on Tmonews that said the 8X has had the update since March, IIRC.
    Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1z View Post
    I saw that, but then you said Lumia 521 was the first WP on T-Mobile with Wi-Fi calling so I got confused.

    I read a comment on the Lumia 521 Wi-Fi calling article on Tmonews that said the 8X has had the update since March, IIRC.
    odd, cause someone in the comments on the mainpage article for this update (I sent a tip ) said that they wish their 8x had wifi calling

    I said first, because, as far as I know, no other WP device has had wifi calling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Hodges View Post
    odd, cause someone in the comments on the mainpage article for this update (I sent a tip ) said that they wish their 8x had wifi calling

    I said first, because, as far as I know, no other WP device has had wifi calling.
    Did some digging, appears it does. It came in a firmware update at the end of March, also need a specific SIM card. I don't know what are the other requirements, you can read it if you want.

    Wifi Calling | Support

    Post 22 on to the last post.

    T-Mobile's wifi calling? - Microsoft Community

    Overview from Best Buy says it has Wi-Fi calling
    HTC - Windows Phone 8X 4G Mobile Phone - Blue (T-Mobile) - HTC ACCORD BLUE KIT
    Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
    Last updated: 05/13/2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1z View Post
    Did some digging, appears it does. It came in a firmware update at the end of March, also need a specific SIM card. I don't know what are the other requirements, you can read it if you want.

    Wifi Calling | Support

    Post 22 on to the last post.

    T-Mobile's wifi calling? - Microsoft Community

    Overview from Best Buy says it has Wi-Fi calling
    HTC - Windows Phone 8X 4G Mobile Phone - Blue (T-Mobile) - HTC ACCORD BLUE KIT
    how about that. Hm. I guess some 8x owners just don't know about it... (ive seen posts from them here and then about this.).

    TM9190 micro SIM seems to be the required sim, and just like the 521, apparently you need a full reset (what is it with having to reset? Is it not installing the app without reset? {system apps are restored with reset, so I suppose if it stores the app within the system, the reset would install it.). Maybe this is why a number of people don't have it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Hodges View Post
    how about that. Hm. I guess some 8x owners just don't know about it... (ive seen posts from them here and then about this.).

    TM9190 micro SIM seems to be the required sim, and just like the 521, apparently you need a full reset (what is it with having to reset? Is it not installing the app without reset? {system apps are restored with reset, so I suppose if it stores the app within the system, the reset would install it.). Maybe this is why a number of people don't have it?
    Yeah probably the strange process you need to go through plus the SIM is probably why barely anyone has it. Plus it's not like T-Mobile made a huge announcement or anything.
    Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1z View Post
    Yeah probably the strange process you need to go through plus the SIM is probably why barely anyone has it. Plus it's not like T-Mobile made a huge announcement or anything.
    A lot have said on T-Mobile support forums AND representatives told them its unavailable. Its like 1/2 of T-Mobile doesn't know it exists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Hodges View Post
    A lot have said on T-Mobile support forums AND representatives told them its unavailable. Its like 1/2 of T-Mobile doesn't know it exists.
    Shows how much T-Mobile cares about Windows Phone?

    Well at least they're giving us Wi-Fi calling... even if they don't announce it. Better than T-Mobile ignoring us and not having it at all.
    Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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    Hearing the 521 is getting WiFi Calling is what sealed the deal on it for me. My apartment is a black hole of cell reception (on all carriers), so I'm excited about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1z View Post
    Shows how much T-Mobile cares about Windows Phone?

    Well at least they're giving us Wi-Fi calling... even if they don't announce it. Better than T-Mobile ignoring us and not having it at all.
    Some suggested that it (8x Wifi Calling) was for testing WiFi calling on Windows Phone, which explains that, despite it being IMS, it was incompatible with MMS over wifi among other things, and would also explain the tedious process to activate it and the lack of knowledge about it.

    The 521 seems to have more public knowledge about it (The press release detailing the 521's arrival @ T-Mobile stores on the 22nd mentions the update as well). Though if it still requires the tedious process, it wont make sense.

    They should just add the IMS app to the store (of course within their carrier collection as so no one outside T-Mobile can download it), and allow users to activate it with a reboot. A full reset seems to make utterly no sense unless its for installing default system apps to which IMS would be added.
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    I flashed it. Curious if anything else came with the update. Nope. Just Wifi calling. And the stupid backup didn't complete at 97% due to being on 2G (cant friggin use wifi during setup!) so I have missing apps. I got most of them, but some are missing and the windowsphone.com site is being faulty in listing purchased apps (Market Refresh appears like 20 times).

    Also, contacts didn't sync right :(

    Anyhoo, I have wifi calling now. seems ok, though it failed earlier on the park wifi (but then again, it was only getting .6Mbps according to the speedtest.net app)

    Also, some of the system apps are outdated &/or missing in this firmware version. Just one or two (had to manually install drive. The icon took me to the marketplace)

    Most everything seems fixable using sync. But it wasn't worth the reset.
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    Did you get it OTA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaceot View Post
    Did you get it OTA?
    No. as I said, I "flashed" it. used Nokia care suite (phone kept rebooting at the T-Mobile the first time, and I had used Nokia Software Updater). This update actually will come in 2 days but I was curious. Last time I do that.
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    If I pass on this update for wi-fi calling because I don't really need it and do not want to go through the reset hassle, will it effect any future firmware updates and their ability to improve my device?

    ...And you probably answered this aleady and I apologize if you did, but is this just a wi-fi calling update or are there other features/improvements in the update too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakdale Dude View Post
    If I pass on this update for wi-fi calling because I don't really need it and do not want to go through the reset hassle, will it effect any future firmware updates and their ability to improve my device?

    ...And you probably answered this aleady and I apologize if you did, but is this just a wi-fi calling update or are there other features/improvements in the update too?
    You will have to update to this to get future updates. Microsoft's update system installs updates up to the latest version. So, if you were to, hypothetically, skip this update, when, say, Windows Phone GDR2 and Nokia's "Amber" update come out, it would install this update, along with every firmware and OS update up to Windows Phone GDR2 and "Amber".

    Don't worry though, you wont have to reset after update. That's only if you want to install wifi calling (which from the looks of it, the reset is because T-Mobile hasn't put the app in the Windows Store for wifi calling, so you have to reset the phone to re-install all stock applications, including the newly added WiFi calling app. Stupid, I know. If there is any other reason, I wish T-Mobile would explain.)

    And from what I can tell, there is nothing else but wifi calling. Though it is a tad zippier (just a tad), but that may be because the "other memory" was cleared along with temp files after reset, and now my other memory and temp memory equal (after app installation and web browsing) less then half of what they were originally.
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