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  1. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    Hey all, so just yesterday bought Lumia 1020 as hardcore android user. Boy am I glad to make the jump! Amazes me the things u get with this price (399).

    have few questions tho

    firstly I'm interested in trying the dev preview program as I used to tweak android on root level too. Mostly after the upcoming wp8.1
    The required steps to get it working seems odd. I downloaded the required two apps, but the Microsoft studio app doesn't give me option to register as a developer?

    Second thing is that seems this phone is pretty prone to heat up even in light operations. Tho I wonder do I need to manually exit apps or is it possible that they remain in background to use CPU and battery?

    And this prolly goes to 1020 forums but I can't seem to find a way to use the lossless zoom from the gallery nor any app?

    Thanks a bunch for replies
    James8561 and Guytronic like this.
    04-06-2014 01:18 AM
  2. James8561's Avatar
    just download the developer preview app on your phone and follow instructions.
    Truman82 likes this.
    04-06-2014 01:23 AM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    Welcome Miska!
    Glad you have joined on here.
    I'm sure if you do a quick search of the 1020 section you'll find some help.

    Congratz on the 1020!
    04-06-2014 01:27 AM
  4. Truman82's Avatar
    Thanks, the dev app says i have to be assigned as a developer in order to continue. Well as i continued to the link given, it says i have to unlock the phone first too? I thought it would only require two steps?
    04-06-2014 04:05 AM
  5. Truman82's Avatar
    Hmm, seems i have two accounts:D Dam you android for confusing me !
    04-06-2014 04:39 AM
  6. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    Hey all, so just yesterday bought Lumia 1020 as hardcore android user. Boy am I glad to make the jump! Amazes me the things u get with this price (399).

    have few questions tho

    firstly I'm interested in trying the dev preview program as I used to tweak android on root level too. Mostly after the upcoming wp8.1 ��
    No such tweaking here, WYSIWYG. Dev preview only provides you with latest WP (kinda like if you got AOSP onto Galaxy and got TouchWiz a few months later, except the old touchwiz would still work on latest AOSP)
    The required steps to get it working seems odd. I downloaded the required two apps, but the Microsoft studio app doesn't give me option to register as a developer?
    I got it by being a student I don't remember the exact steps, you still have a week to figure it out before 8.1 is released to Devs.

    Second thing is that seems this phone is pretty prone to heat up even in light operations. Tho I wonder do I need to manually exit apps or is it possible that they remain in background to use CPU and battery?
    925 heats up as well, during games mostly or not optimized apps. Not much you can do about it except tell the dev to optimize it. If you 'exit' the app by pressing start, they continue to run, if you exit them properly with back button, they exit. Or hold back and tap 'X' to close them later. Observe if that helps.

    And this prolly goes to 1020 forums but I can't seem to find a way to use the lossless zoom from the gallery nor any app?
    View them in Nokia Camera app or download HD Photo Viewer | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States) but it still won't load hi-res photos because of API limitations. Check in Nokia Camera settings that you actually save the 41mp photo as well. Otherwise use computer to view it, 768p screen on your phone is too small to tell the difference anyway.

    Thanks a bunch for replies��
    You unlock the phone with Visual Studio or App studio or whatever, it takes 2 clicks.
    In VS 2013: Tools -> Windows Phone 8.1 -> developer unlock, follow (simple) instructions. This is the latest VS with WP8.1 update. Without update (so WP8 only) the procedure is very much the same
    Miska Hietala likes this.
    04-06-2014 04:59 AM
  7. TechAbstract's Avatar
    It's very simple to sign up for Developer Preview.

    1. Sign up for App Studio (Free) with your Microsoft Account Windows Phone App Studio - Microsoft
    2. Install, run, and enable Developer Preview app on your phone. Preview for Developers
    3. Go to Settings->Phone Update->Check for Updates
    Last edited by TechAbstract; 04-06-2014 at 02:18 PM.
    Miska Hietala likes this.
    04-06-2014 02:03 PM
  8. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    Thanks got it working now😃

    Sent from my RM-875_eu_finland_208 using Tapatalk
    04-08-2014 01:06 PM
  9. metalchick719's Avatar
    Welcome, Miska! Nice, glad you're enjoying your new 1020.
    Miska Hietala likes this.
    04-08-2014 02:15 PM
  10. neonworm's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral!
    Miska Hietala likes this.
    04-08-2014 03:25 PM
  11. Kellzea's Avatar
    Welcome aboard.
    Miska Hietala likes this.
    04-08-2014 03:39 PM
  12. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Welcome!
    Miska Hietala likes this.
    04-08-2014 09:34 PM
  13. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    Thanks all. Seems already great community WP has here😃
    Btw my wife used to be hardcore IOS fan. Tried my Lumia and now she has Lumia 520 and ever happy as well for making the switch😆

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1020 using Tapatalk for wp
    04-09-2014 06:24 AM
  14. hopmedic's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral! Hope you like that camera!
    Miska Hietala likes this.
    04-09-2014 10:26 AM

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