1. Ixia's Avatar
    I've stupidly smashed the screen on my 1020, so wondering whether to jump to the 950.
    If I buy the 950 unlocked from Microsoft, will I get the updates direct from them or will I have to rely on my carrier? My carrier is Manx Telecom ( no real choice there) and I am not sure I can rely on them for updates.
    If I buy the phone from my carrier will that change the update path?
    08-22-2016 12:45 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    If I buy the 950 unlocked from Microsoft, will I get the updates direct from them?
    Yes.


    If I buy the phone from my carrier will that change the update path?
    Possibly. A small carrier like Manx might choose to sell a country variant (GB) that would effectively be the same as the one from the Microsoft Store.

    Check if they have a phone on display. Settings > Extras > Extras & Info > Mobile Operator.

    If it says any of the following it is Factory Unlocked and all updates come straight from Microsoft including Firmware:
    • 000-GB (United Kingdom)
    • 000-33 (Europe)
    • 000--35 (Western Europe)
    • 000-36 (Northern Europe)

    Anything with a 000 is good really.

    However, there is a mobile operator ID entry for Manx, MAN-GB and that would indicate they could sit in your update path...

    https://sysdev.microsoft.com/en-us/H...nlocked_phones
    https://sysdev.microsoft.com/en-us/H...e_operator_IDs
    08-22-2016 01:32 AM
  3. Ixia's Avatar
    Thanks for the detailed reply. Unfortunately they've lost the battery from the display model ( which pretty much sums up the Manx experience!) their competitor does have a working one, but there's no guarantee of it being the same variant. It's the same price as the Microsoft store, but I'd rather buy on island, in case I get a faulty one. I will ask if it is factory unlocked, they do have a working xl on display and another Lumia, so I will check those, presumably they will be the same country variant as the 950.
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    08-22-2016 07:02 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Sounds about right.
    08-22-2016 10:37 PM
  5. Ixia's Avatar
    Couldn't check the Manx Telecom 950, but the xl and another Lumia were 000-GB, sim unlock 1.0.0.5. The competitor's 950 (Sure Telecom) is a 000-88, sim unlock 1.0.0.5. ( at 499 I'll be giving that a miss).

    Have been having a play with the camera and not entirely convinced by it.
    08-23-2016 01:16 PM

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