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  1. Ma1dere's Avatar
    Lumia Black seems to be availible for me, but it wont download because it realy realy wants to have a Wi-Fi connection. I dont have one in my house, and public wi-fi's are slower than my mobile internet so it's gonna take ages. Is it possible to update your phone without wi-fi? In FAQ on windowsphone.com it only recommends to have a wi-fi and doesnt say it's necessary.
    01-10-2014 08:43 AM
  2. akks's Avatar
    I have same doubt. I've Plenty of network data left...
    Anyone know the download size of black?
    01-10-2014 09:07 AM
  3. Ma1dere's Avatar
    How do I get a Windows 8 update on phone without WiFi - Microsoft Community seems like you cant. Lol what a bummer, can's belive it's happening in 2014. The funniest thing about it is that their official guide doesn't tell you that wi-fi is required, no recommended.
    01-10-2014 10:37 AM
  4. John20212's Avatar
    I agree it's kind of stupid for Microsoft to assume everyone has wifi. They should have left an option to connect to PC using USB and update that way, similar to what was possible in Zune with WP7.
    It just seems like MS killed off lot of functionality by killing off Zune, and I am not talking just about the update process.


    Don't you have a friend with wifi or a work colleague who could help?
    01-10-2014 12:30 PM
  5. Ixia's Avatar
    I uploaded mine by cellular. Was unintentional, my WiFi was switched off and I started the download before I realised.
    01-10-2014 04:30 PM
  6. Ma1dere's Avatar
    That's strange because I googled a lot and if what I found is true you simply can't download anything larger that 50 Mbyte without wi-fi connection.
    01-10-2014 05:29 PM
  7. mtalinm's Avatar
    I hate that about winphone. I have unlimited data grrr
    01-10-2014 06:03 PM
  8. CollingwoodFc's Avatar
    Lumia Black seems to be availible for me, but it wont download because it realy realy wants to have a Wi-Fi connection. I dont have one in my house, and public wi-fi's are slower than my mobile internet so it's gonna take ages. Is it possible to update your phone without wi-fi? In FAQ on windowsphone.com it only recommends to have a wi-fi and doesnt say it's necessary.
    If you have a spare phone or could borrow someones Phone, put your sim in other phone. Do network sharing and connect your windows phone with that network. Your win phone would think as WiFi.

    Let us know if it works.
    Jan Tomsic, Alf248365 and belodion like this.
    01-10-2014 06:06 PM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    Lumia Black seems to be availible for me, but it wont download because it realy realy wants to have a Wi-Fi connection. I dont have one in my house, and public wi-fi's are slower than my mobile internet so it's gonna take ages. Is it possible to update your phone without wi-fi? In FAQ on windowsphone.com it only recommends to have a wi-fi and doesnt say it's necessary.
    Is it wifi only for a period of time, then later they allow updates over mobile data? That's how Android does it; not sure about iOS.
    01-10-2014 06:15 PM
  10. hagjohn's Avatar
    Go to a coffee shop or McDonalds that has Wifi and do the update while you are eating.
    01-10-2014 08:05 PM
  11. Blacklac's Avatar
    The download is actually fairly quick, its the install that takes a while. You would probably be ok if you went and downloaded it at a place with free Wifi and then after it finished and asked to install, you could leave. I would want to plug it in to a charger during the install anyways.

    All my updates have came while I was at work, on 750kbps Wifi. It doesn't take hours even at that speed.
    01-10-2014 08:07 PM
  12. akks's Avatar
    Download size,anyone?
    01-10-2014 09:34 PM
  13. Akash Chaudhuri's Avatar
    The update size is perhaps more than 400MB. I don't have access to any wifi network currently. Is free wifi available at Nokia Priority stores?
    02-06-2014 07:44 AM
  14. drumsorbit's Avatar
    If you have a spare phone or could borrow someones Phone, put your sim in other phone. Do network sharing and connect your windows phone with that network. Your win phone would think as WiFi.

    Let us know if it works.
    Was just looking at ways to do this for a friend and wanted to say this worked perfectly! I enabled my internet sharing and they used it as wifi from their phone. Downloaded the black update quickly. Thanks!

    Still ticked off with 8GB of monthly allowance I can't dl over mobile network ...
    02-07-2014 06:42 AM
  15. Barnodip Boro's Avatar
    Thanks it works
    02-15-2014 11:32 PM
  16. macnuss's Avatar
    02-17-2014 03:28 PM
  17. Rhunmay Teje's Avatar
    best way to update your LUMIA Phone is Go to Nokia Care. and other best way increase your mobile warranty.its relay good to take benefits of it
    02-18-2014 03:04 AM
  18. tariq4's Avatar
    Lumia Black seems to be availible for me, but it wont download because it realy realy wants to have a Wi-Fi connection. I dont have one in my house, and public wi-fi's are slower than my mobile internet so it's gonna take ages. Is it possible to update your phone without wi-fi? In FAQ on windowsphone.com it only recommends to have a wi-fi and doesnt say it's necessary.
    03-20-2014 03:34 PM
  19. tariq4's Avatar
    Its the best if you take up another phone (android) and transform it into a wi-fi hotspot. You will be then able to access wi-fi through your windows phone. It works. I have downloaded nokia black updates and asphalt 8 airborne by this way.
    03-20-2014 03:41 PM
  20. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    Go to a coffee shop or McDonalds that has Wifi and do the update while you are eating.

    I'm just curious is this possible? My understanding is that establishments offering free WiFi have download limits and are very slow. I would just think to go to a friends or relatives house that has a high or unlimited WiFi use and download it there.
    03-24-2014 10:34 PM
  21. Adarsh Madhavan's Avatar
    Now hear my shocking story..

    I was not able to download the update over the unlimited mobile data network. Then I went to neighbouring country and was on roaming.. This Windows black update automatically downloaded and updated itself, geting me a mobile data bill of 300 USD in two days..

    How cruel !
    04-28-2014 01:21 AM
  22. Alf248365's Avatar
    It works - great idea - thanks
    05-01-2014 07:22 AM
  23. Maynard Ramirez's Avatar
    Since people are offering crazy ideas like switching simcards to phones which people dont have (if they had other phones why would they use a windows phone) and using McDonalds WiFi, I recommend just installing the backtrack distro on your PC and just hacking your neighbors WiFi and just leeching off of it. Make sure to install a torrent client and download some large copyrighted files for no reason. Good luck
    05-03-2014 03:53 AM
  24. azcruz's Avatar
    Why would that be a crazy idea? I updated my sim less HTC 8S tethered to my iPhone.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    05-03-2014 04:05 AM
  25. Jyotiranjan Patel's Avatar
    Why every body talk about wp7 when some body ask about wp8
    05-21-2014 04:19 AM
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