1. estabien's Avatar



    PREREQUISITES:
    Windows Phone App Studio Account (free)
    Nokia Lumia 520
    A (preferably strong) WiFi connection

    STEPS:
    1. Update to Amber if you have not already done so. Do this by going to Settings > Phone Update
    2. Connect your 520 to WiFi if it is not already connected
    3. Download Preview for Developers
    4. Find it in your App Drawer
    5. Follow the steps, accept the EULA, etc.
    6. Go to Settings > Phone Update once more
    7. Update to the new Dev Preview!

    CAUTIONARY WARNINGS:
    - You cannot revert back to official builds (However, I *believe* you can update officially once Nokia/AT&T push the update)
    - I will not be held responsible for your phone bricking (although that's unlikely) or the start of World War 3 due to you installing this update
    Last edited by estabien; 12-04-2013 at 02:35 PM.
    12-04-2013 12:14 PM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    This isn't 8.1, it's GDR3, right?
    estabien likes this.
    12-04-2013 12:16 PM
  3. estabien's Avatar
    This isn't 8.1, it's GDR3, right?
    Oi, yes my bad! I am still quite new to the Windows Phone scene. Lemme fix that, thanks. C;
    DBDev likes this.
    12-04-2013 12:18 PM
  4. Detectionable's Avatar
    Do we have a changelog / bugs list ?

    Just bought my 520, not sure I want to update to this and end up with a buggy phone just yet
    12-04-2013 02:02 PM
  5. estabien's Avatar
    Do we have a changelog / bugs list ?

    Just bought my 520, not sure I want to update to this and end up with a buggy phone just yet
    I haven't noticed any bugs on mine (actually, it seems a bit faster although that may just be me).
    I'll update the OP with a changelog, however if you have any doubts I don't think you should update (just yet).
    Detectionable likes this.
    12-04-2013 02:17 PM
  6. Detectionable's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any bugs on mine (actually, it seems a bit faster although that may just be me).
    I'll update the OP with a changelog, however if you have any doubts I don't think you should update (just yet).
    Thanks :)

    Did it wipe the phone clean or just update what you already had? Lose any Nokia apps or access to them in the store ?
    12-04-2013 02:25 PM
  7. estabien's Avatar
    Thanks :)

    Did it wipe the phone clean or just update what you already had? Lose any Nokia apps or access to them in the store ?
    You're welcome, and no it was not a "clean install" (It retained all the apps I had previously downloaded and all of my settings, so yes it was an update). And actually, it did retain the Nokia apps that were installed and the "Nokia Collection" on the store page, which is somewhat surprising yet good.
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    12-04-2013 02:34 PM
  8. Detectionable's Avatar
    You're welcome, and no it was not a "clean install" (It retained all the apps I had previously downloaded and all of my settings, so yes it was an update). And actually, it did retain the Nokia apps that were installed and the "Nokia Collection" on the store page, which is somewhat surprising yet good.
    Appreciate the info


    EDIT - Reading the comments on the GDR3 page, people are saying that the Dev Preview is likely the final version anyway ?
    Last edited by Detectionable; 12-04-2013 at 02:54 PM.
    12-04-2013 02:40 PM
  9. estabien's Avatar
    Appreciate the info


    EDIT - Reading the comments on the GDR3 page, people are saying that the Dev Preview is likely the final version anyway ?
    I'm not sure, but if feels as polished as a final version would (However, this is my first WP8 and I have never been on a dev firmware).

    I'm personally loving the autorotate disable feature, and I see that others are reporting it to be faster for them, also.
    12-04-2013 03:31 PM
  10. Detectionable's Avatar
    I'm not sure, but if feels as polished as a final version would (However, this is my first WP8 and I have never been on a dev firmware).

    I'm personally loving the autorotate disable feature, and I see that others are reporting it to be faster for them, also.
    From everything I've read, although likely this is the final, if it is not, there should be no problem updating to general release when it arrives

    I've taken the plunge and updated mine anyway, I can't have pending updates and not install them :D

    My old 710 auto-rotate used to bug the life out of me, phone sitting flat on the desk, portrait, open text messages and it would change to landscape

    Haven't had that issue with my 520 yet but nice to know I can disable it if I do

    Im looking forward to being able to set custom text message notification sounds now too, there was only 1 out of all the stock sounds that was any good


    EDIT - I wish they would have added the 30 minute screen timeout option back, 5 max minutes is a PITA

    EDIT 2 - It does feel snappier, smoother since the update
    Last edited by Detectionable; 12-04-2013 at 04:08 PM.
    12-04-2013 03:43 PM

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