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    With the flood gates opening regarding the release of GDR2 bundled with Nokia’s Amber Update, everyone is dying to know when their Lumia 920 will receive the magical update message. Also, some of you may not know what is included and how it will make your phone better. This guide should provide everything you need!

    Has my update been released?

    Nokia has a great page for helping its customers discover if their carrier has released the update yet or not:
    Software update for Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone 8 - Nokia

    To check for your phone, click on the region you belong to on the left side of the webpage. This will bring up a list phones/carriers organized by country.

    What is included in GDR2?

    Fixes Low Res “Me” Tile Pictures - For more details, Click Here

    FM Radio - Back from the dead! It is now included on WP8 phones. You can find it in your Music & Video Hub.

    Data Sense - It is now available for more phones. For more details, Click Here.

    Change Default Camera Lens/App - Name says it all!

    CardDAV and CalDAV Support - Now sync your calender and contacts from services that use these standards!

    HTML5 Improvements - Now view HTML5 sites better in IE! Pages should load faster and with less errors!

    Lynx and Skype Stability Improvements

    What is included in Amber?

    Block Calls & Text Messages - While the API for this feature will be on all phones, Nokia has implemented block calls and text messages based on a blacklist or from numbers that have been withheld. For more details, Click Here.

    Video Trimmer - A Nokia app that allows for quick editing and sharing of video. For more details, Click Here.

    Double Tap To Wake - Now you can double tap your phone to turn it on! No more finding the power button in the dark.

    Glance - This feature allows you to view the clock whenever you take your phone out of your pocket or when you wave your hand over the sensor. For detailed information, Click Here.

    Nokia Pro Cam - Want the fantastic app the 1020 uses to take pictures? You got it if you have the 920, 925 or 928! For details, Click Here.


    Do you have some new information to share? Post it here! Does this show your phone not having the update yet, but you just verified receiving it? Post it here!
    Last edited by mase123987; 08-16-2013 at 01:09 AM.
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    I really don't see why people are separating Amber and GDR2 to be two different things, when they are advertised to be the same exact thing. "amber + gdr2" "amber and gdr2". Or am I getting something wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rysliv View Post
    I really don't see why people are separating Amber and GDR2 to be two different things, when they are advertised to be the same exact thing. "amber + gdr2" "amber and gdr2". Or am I getting something wrong?
    GDR2 is from Microsoft. Amber is from Nokia, and only for Nokia phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rysliv View Post
    I really don't see why people are separating Amber and GDR2 to be two different things, when they are advertised to be the same exact thing. "amber + gdr2" "amber and gdr2". Or am I getting something wrong?
    grd2 s from MS
    amber from nokia . if wrong correct me..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mase123987 View Post
    GDR2 is from Microsoft. Amber is from Nokia, and only for Nokia phones.
    flashed my lumia 920 black indian unlocked on 5th august via nokia software update for retail.details are given below of the leaked firmware
    os version :- 8.0.10328.78
    firmware version :- 3047.0000.1326.2001
    hardware version :- 1.0.202132.3
    chip SOC version :- 8960
    Accessories agent 2.5.3.3
    feedback to nokia :- 2.5.0.1
    firmware update notifier 1.0.1.7
    nokia first user experience 1.5.1.1
    nokia spam filter 1.5.4.2
    silent installer 1.3.0.6
    sim unlock 1.0.0.5
    sms vcard receiver 1.2.0.1
    manufacture name :- RM-821_im_india_443
    mobile operator :- 000-IN
    configuration id :-244541
    label id :-3047.0000.1326.10144
    application version :- 1.12.0.1

    the phone says its up to date,installed pro cam from the store ,video uploader,updated all nokia apps,smart cam was pre installed and now i just got a update for it in the store . everything works fine.there are two search enginees in ie(bing,bing) no google.glance,double tap,data sense,some third party apps like zomato,book my show,creative studio were pre installed. my question is what is the differnce btw the official software vs the leaked one i have installed and using it since 10days.its working fine with serach engine bug i guess.plz confirm ,crosss check all the info with the official update with my leaked one .hoping for a quick reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Himanshu Chowdhary1 View Post
    flashed my lumia 920 black indian unlocked on 5th august via nokia software update for retail.details are given below of the leaked firmware
    os version :- 8.0.10328.78
    firmware version :- 3047.0000.1326.2001
    hardware version :- 1.0.202132.3
    chip SOC version :- 8960
    Accessories agent 2.5.3.3
    feedback to nokia :- 2.5.0.1
    firmware update notifier 1.0.1.7
    nokia first user experience 1.5.1.1
    nokia spam filter 1.5.4.2
    silent installer 1.3.0.6
    sim unlock 1.0.0.5
    sms vcard receiver 1.2.0.1
    manufacture name :- RM-821_im_india_443
    mobile operator :- 000-IN
    configuration id :-244541
    label id :-3047.0000.1326.10144
    application version :- 1.12.0.1

    the phone says its up to date,installed pro cam from the store ,video uploader,updated all nokia apps,smart cam was pre installed and now i just got a update for it in the store . everything works fine.there are two search enginees in ie(bing,bing) no google.glance,double tap,data sense,some third party apps like zomato,book my show,creative studio were pre installed. my question is what is the differnce btw the official software vs the leaked one i have installed and using it since 10days.its working fine with serach engine bug i guess.plz confirm ,crosss check all the info with the official update with my leaked one .hoping for a quick reply.
    thanx
    Himanshu Chowdhary
    I don't know where the leak is from. That said, most leaks for WP8 are official releases for a certain phone and carrier. There might be differences between what you would have received and what you flashed isn't for your carrier. Differences can be like different apps preinstalled and access to different bands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mase123987 View Post
    I don't know where the leak is from. That said, most leaks for WP8 are official releases for a certain phone and carrier. There might be differences between what you would have received and what you flashed isn't for your carrier. Differences can be like different apps preinstalled and access to different bands.
    thanx for a speedy reply :)
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    hardware revision no:- 1.0.0.0
    feedback to nokia 2.4.0.4
    application version: 1.11.4.101
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    How can I make Pro Cam Shot as my default camera app?
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    Mobo....................................ASUS P5Q Pro
    RAM.............................4GB G.Skill DDR2 800
    HDD................................WD 6400AAKS HDD
    GPU............................MSI Cyclone GTX 460
    PSU..............................Corsair 650TX 650W
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajeesh yacob View Post
    hardware revision no:- 1.0.0.0
    feedback to nokia 2.4.0.4
    application version: 1.11.4.101
    ajeesh update your nokia apps via lumia pusher (feedback to nokia,extras+info) then you will get the same version as mine ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick786us View Post
    How can I make Pro Cam Shot as my default camera app?
    install amber update if it is avalibale then head into store and search pro cam.if sucess then go to settings ,swipe right to applications and go to photos+camera .select the option pressing the camera button opens will show a listnof avaliable camera options.select smart cam or pro cam.next time you press the camera button the desired cam app will be launched .have a nice day :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick786us View Post
    How can I make Pro Cam Shot as my default camera app?
    Go to Settings -> photos + camera

    You should see the option "Pressing the camera button opens" with a drop down box with available options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick786us View Post
    How can I make Pro Cam Shot as my default camera app?
    goto settings - applications and select pictures and camera
    on the bottom you'll find a dropdown list to select your app to start with the camera button

    (some names might be a little different due to translation from dutch:
    "Instellingen - toepassingen en selecteer foto's en camera")
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    I presume Pro Cam must be everyone's favorite camera application. What settings do you use to get best photos, specially under normal day light condition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick786us View Post
    I presume Pro Cam must be everyone's favorite camera application. What settings do you use to get best photos, specially under normal day light condition?
    I would go to camera forums for that info since it isn't phone or update specific. If you click forums on the webpage and then scroll toward the end, you will see three forums regarding photography.

    I personally have no experience with the app, nor am I any good at photography.
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    why in IE settings i can see two "BING" for default search"...i can confirm that this is in place after AMBER update..
    I checked after GDR2 update it showed BING and GOOGLE. After Amber update it got changed from BING and BING.
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    Can someone tell me what does "Waiting for Approval" mean for unlocked country variant phones. There is no carrier locking to who has not given approval ??

    @unlocked country variant phones outside US does not depend on AT&T
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    i guess it meams its still in testing


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    Today I got my Lumia 920 back from customer support. They gave me a new device (exactly as I wanted). But without GDR2!!! I am so tempted to flash my device, because currently it has no files on it anyway.
    Phone: Nokia Lumia 920 (unlocked)
    Location: Germany
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    How can I use Glance feature to set the clock on the locked screen?
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    thats great.do share your amber reviews and ur feedback.good luck :)


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    How can I use Glance feature to set the clock on the locked screen?
    sir head into settings ->display+touch .swipe right to see the tpuch options .you will notice an otion with double tap to wake up phone (this will allow u to unlock ur phone by just double tapping on the screen.sweet).now again swipe right to see glance option.turn the glance otion to always on or what ever u want try the options that shuita u best.the night mode turns the clock in red colour(just like an alaram clock) set the time for the night mode to be activated automatically.try experiment with all the options.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Himanshu Chowdhary1 View Post
    sir head into settings ->display+touch .swipe right to see the tpuch options .you will notice an otion with double tap to wake up phone (this will allow u to unlock ur phone by just double tapping on the screen.sweet).now again swipe right to see glance option.turn the glance otion to always on or what ever u want try the options that shuita u best.the night mode turns the clock in red colour(just like an alaram clock) set the time for the night mode to be activated automatically.try experiment with all the options.


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    Thank you. Does it affect the battery life if its always on?
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    HDD................................WD 6400AAKS HDD
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    Case..............................................CM 690
    Display...................Dell SP2208WFP (22 inch)
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick786us View Post
    Thank you. Does it affect the battery life if its always on?
    honestly saying yes turning on these features drain some juice frm ur battery.but for a moderate user its fine.i eqsily get a one day battery life with glance to set always,night mode by 7pm to 7am.double tap is my fav now i never clicked the lock buton lol.use wifi for browsing,whatsapp,1-2 hours music,fm.2-3 photos with pro cam :p.still i have 30-40% at the end of the day


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    Quote Originally Posted by Himanshu Chowdhary1 View Post
    honestly saying yes turning on these features drain some juice frm ur battery.but for a moderate user its fine.i eqsily get a one day battery life with glance to set always,night mode by 7pm to 7am.double tap is my fav now i never clicked the lock buton lol.use wifi for browsing,whatsapp,1-2 hours music,fm.2-3 photos with pro cam :p.still i have 30-40% at the end of the day


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    I read that it keeps on changing the position of the clock to save the screen. But in my case the clock remains at one position
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    Mobo....................................ASUS P5Q Pro
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    HDD................................WD 6400AAKS HDD
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