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  1. Oliver McDermott's Avatar
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    Hey everyone,

    I've recieved feedback from Nokia South Africa re: Amber Update Availability. Read below.

    "Nokia Lumia Amber software release for Windows Phone 8 is shipping pre-loaded with Lumia 925 from launch and will be coming to the full Nokia Lumia range on Windows Phone 8. Rollout timings and feature availability vary by phone model, but wireless Over the Air (OTA) update is expected be rolling out during Q3 2013 following testing and operator approvals."

    Cheers,
    Oli
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    Nothing new here. This reply is probably sent to anyone asking about the Amber update no matter what the region. It really just depends on the individual carrier.
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    Indeed, a most 'generic' response. I've since contacted Vodacom SA, hoping for a more relevant response (all in good spirits) - and they're expecting the update to be rolled-out December / Jan 2014.
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    Insane... Dec/Jan? I think its time to do the manual update... bloody useless.
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    I've literally just completed the manual update - and it works 100%. I've data sense now, as well. Most pleased.
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    How do you do manual update. I have tried Nokia Software Updater For Retail 3.0.8, not showing any update, the O.S showing is what is currently installed



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    hey omar salim, i also checked with nokia software retailer 3.0.8 and got an updater version as 0002, just see this image. Thank you.
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    They have removed the amber update from the servers the same day it was leaked. Best bet is to search for a firmware on WPCentral threads and give it a shot
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    L620: Manually Flash GDR2 ROM on Lumia 620
    Do this at your own risk - it worked for me. I'm stoked, actually. Data sense, Glance, SMS & Call Filter, etc. it's awesome.
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    Hi Oliver, did you also get Double Tap to Wake feature?
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    Vodacom being VodacoN nothing new here. Busy manually flashing my 620. Was going to wait for the OTA update but definitely not waiting till Dec/Jan for it. GDR3 will be out by then and 8.1 on the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broar94 View Post
    Hi Oliver, did you also get Double Tap to Wake feature?
    Alas, no. There is much speculation regarding the 'DTTW' feature - some say there will be an update, others say the feature won't be available for the L620 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Memitim View Post
    Vodacom being VodacoN nothing new here. Busy manually flashing my 620. Was going to wait for the OTA update but definitely not waiting till Dec/Jan for it. GDR3 will be out by then and 8.1 on the way.
    Let us know what the outcome is :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver McDermott View Post
    Let us know what the outcome is :)
    Finished flashing, all apps reinstalled and everything setup.

    Other than the new GDR2 features that we know about I find the internet to be much faster when the phone only has EDGE connectivity
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    If you've enabled the data sense integration in IE - this is probably why. See extract from MS web-site about this feature:

    "The Internet Explorer Mobile Data Sense setting is designed to help reduce your data usage by optimising (compressing) web content, like images, JavaScript and text. To do so, the web addresses (URLs) you browse (except when you're browsing via HTTPS) are sent to both the intended website ("origin site") and to the Microsoft Data Sense optimisation server. Based on the information returned from the origin site and the optimisation server, a decision is made about where to fetch the web content from to minimise data usage."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver McDermott View Post
    If you've enabled the data sense integration in IE - this is probably why. See extract from MS web-site about this feature:

    "The Internet Explorer Mobile Data Sense setting is designed to help reduce your data usage by optimising (compressing) web content, like images, JavaScript and text. To do so, the web addresses (URLs) you browse (except when you're browsing via HTTPS) are sent to both the intended website ("origin site") and to the Microsoft Data Sense optimisation server. Based on the information returned from the origin site and the optimisation server, a decision is made about where to fetch the web content from to minimise data usage."
    It's not only IE that's faster now, Twitter, FB and the Store also update much faster on EDGE than previously. Will toy around with the Data Sense settings to see if that affects the performance.
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    hi guys

    i have a nokia lumia 920 on the cell c network, i've downloaded the nokia retailer updater 3.0.8, but struggling to install it on my laptop and computer... it's giving me an error telling me something like i'm not authorize to install such software... something like that... i need help i want to manually install the update, can't wait to get my hands on the nokia pro cam... looks so good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abudharr View Post
    hi guys

    i have a nokia lumia 920 on the cell c network, i've downloaded the nokia retailer updater 3.0.8, but struggling to install it on my laptop and computer... it's giving me an error telling me something like i'm not authorize to install such software... something like that... i need help i want to manually install the update, can't wait to get my hands on the nokia pro cam... looks so good.
    Vodacom and MTN 920s got OTA update tonight, give it a few more days.
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    Just downloaded AMBER, MTN.
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    Hi Guys,

    I see that on Nokia website the update is available, but have not received any notification that I can update, nether does it pick up that there is a update when I go to Phone Update and check?

    How did you update your MTN 920?
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    Hi guys the update is available am downloading at the moment MTN
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    I'm out of of patience,

    the nokia retailer software updater, did want to install on laptop, it's said my operating system is not suitable or something like that, i'm using vista... on my computer it' work, the installation part, but when lauching the app, it's giving me a whole error, for the heading says: we're pretty pretty sorry.

    need help, i'm downloading xp sp3 for my laptop, hope it works, abit impatience can't wait for the amber update
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    Hi Clayton,

    What phone do you have? Myne is a MTN branded Lumia 920, and it does not want to pick up that there are any updates available?
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    Following.
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    We've been trolled, but with a happy ending (read my opening post in this thread) - my wife's Lumia 620 received the update today albeit, minus Nokia Glance - let's keep our fingers crossed for this - it's a great feature, especially for the L800/900's sporting AMOLED (due to the wide viewing angle). Data Sense is also now available, as well as the 'epic' Nokia Smart Cam app.
    Last edited by Oliver McDermott; 08-20-2013 at 03:30 PM.
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