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  1. anon(9266791)'s Avatar
    I live in the UK and wasn't expecting Cortana for a bit, but a friend of mine who as got an older Windows phone has got the update and therefore Cortana. It isn't even that I have got the update. I have WiFi so I should get it. What is wrong?!?
    01-05-2015 02:53 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Hello :) your friend probably enrolled his/her phone in the dev preview program MS has provided. By doing that and setting your phone language and region to US you could also unlock Cortana and her full potential. But if you want to stick to your own region (UK) then that's not a problem as cortana is also available for users in the UK. Keep in mind that enrolling will void your warranty
    01-05-2015 02:59 PM
  3. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Only certain phones are enabled for Cortana, I believe only the 730 officially has it but MS are rolling out updates, so hopefully some time this month. Follow this link for Denim/GDR1 rollout: http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=X7aGf7b5

    I signed up for Preview for Developers to get Cortana, that maybe an avenue you may want to explore if you don't want to wait... (officially it can void your warranty, however I've not known any instances where MS/Nokia have blocked a repair).

    G.
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    01-05-2015 03:05 PM
  4. anon(9266791)'s Avatar
    He didn't get the developers preview. Also, I was that guest, but just registered.
    Last edited by Benedict Williams; 01-05-2015 at 03:29 PM. Reason: Just registered
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    01-05-2015 03:18 PM
  5. anon(9266791)'s Avatar
    Is it not out in the UK yet then?
    01-05-2015 03:19 PM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    officially it can void your warranty, however I've not known any instances where MS/Nokia have blocked a repair
    I add the "voiding warranty" bit, just to make sure people are cautious xd
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    01-05-2015 03:31 PM
  7. ven07's Avatar
    Is it not out in the UK yet then?
    It is out in the UK, but so far only if you're enrolled to dev preview
    01-05-2015 03:32 PM
  8. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    Is it not out in the UK yet then?
    It is, but only on select phones by default, such as the 730/735, however MS are currently rolling out a firmware update with an OS update which will enable Cortana on ALL UK Lumia devices...

    That link I gave earlier was the rollout, so keep monitoring it, or your phone will just get the update when it's available.

    Also, it seems Carrier Variant (SIM FREE) phones are being updated quicker than locked phones, as it's a firmware update it's up to each carrier to allow the upgrade, EE & Three are usually the slowest, O2 normally the quickest.

    G.
    ven07 and RumoredNow like this.
    01-05-2015 04:17 PM
  9. anon(9266791)'s Avatar
    He must have the developers preview themn, but he didn't tell me. Thanks for everything!
    01-06-2015 01:47 AM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Also, here is a chart of requirements to get Cortana and get her configured...

    When, where, and on what phones is Cortana available? How to - Microsoft Community
    ven07 likes this.
    01-06-2015 12:53 PM

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