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  1. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    I just found out how to do the spoof trick using fiddler.

    I got Nokia ProCam to install, and actually took a photo with it (though im insure how far the software can go on the device). I also have Nokia SmartCam, and both Video Trimmer and Video Upload. Sadly the trick didnt work for Zinio magazines :(

    Its nice to know that Pro Cam works. The settings seem operational, and its set as my default camera. Still wished it could open under lock like the stock camera. perhaps GDR3 will fix that.
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    08-16-2013 05:38 PM
  2. bigboy29's Avatar
    I just found out how to do the spoof trick using fiddler.

    I got Nokia ProCam to install, and actually took a photo with it (though im insure how far the software can go on the device). I also have Nokia SmartCam, and both Video Trimmer and Video Upload. Sadly the trick didnt work for Zinio magazines :(

    Its nice to know that Pro Cam works. The settings seem operational, and its set as my default camera. Still wished it could open under lock like the stock camera. perhaps GDR3 will fix that.
    Care to share? :)

    EDIT: was it this, but different device name?
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...l920-gdr2.html
    08-16-2013 10:02 PM
  3. calfee20's Avatar
    What is fiddler. It says install fiddler? In your PC?
    08-17-2013 02:18 AM
  4. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    That would be it. I changed the phone model it said to replace to RM-917_nam_usa_100. And fiddler is a software used to capture (or in this case, partially modify) web traffic and requests from your PC, the way I understand. That's why you use your pc's IP address for a phone proxy. The software changes that line of code when searching the Windows store on your phone. Also, so far procam works good (it will tell you to close programs if too many are open though, due to memory constraints.) I actually find it odd ProCam is 512MB compatible, considering the devices its restricted to.
    08-17-2013 03:03 AM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    been about an hour now.. i also tried a battery pull. it goes through nokia and tmo logo then stays on black screen
    Mine got stuck on the T-Mobile splash screen. After waiting 15 minutes or so I pulled the battery and then it started up fine.
    08-17-2013 05:59 AM
  6. bigboy29's Avatar
    That would be it. I changed the phone model it said to replace to RM-917_nam_usa_100. And fiddler is a software used to capture (or in this case, partially modify) web traffic and requests from your PC, the way I understand. That's why you use your pc's IP address for a phone proxy. The software changes that line of code when searching the Windows store on your phone. Also, so far procam works good (it will tell you to close programs if too many are open though, due to memory constraints.) I actually find it odd ProCam is 512MB compatible, considering the devices its restricted to.
    Its a long story as to how come I have that, but I was able to use the proxy method to get the pro cam to my Lumia 822 and it works great.

    note... disable email sync in this case as you are using someone else's proxy.

    [PROXY] Everything at once - xda-developers
    08-17-2013 08:49 AM
  7. calfee20's Avatar
    Bear with me I am old and slow........So you don't change "the name of the phone" you fool the store into thinking it is a different phone. Is that a correct statement? So your firmware is the same you have just added apps that should not be on the phone.
    08-17-2013 09:48 AM
  8. Smyrna5's Avatar
    The proxy method described here was very simple to use and you don't need to install anything. Two steps and you are in:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...tm#post2088145
    08-17-2013 10:07 AM
  9. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    @Calfee20 basically, yes. The store only filters search requests, not downloads. So by using the method you linked, you fool the store into thinking its another phone. However, you must disable the phone proxy in WiFi settings after initiating download.

    @Smyrna5 I would trust the method me and calfee20 mentioned more. It sends the traffic over your own PC, as apposed to sending it to some server somewhere, like your linked method, which imposes security risks.
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    08-17-2013 10:43 AM
  10. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    Anyone notice an improvement of the camera? I mean, its still better in ProCam, but even in the stock camera app, ive noticed the image quality, especially in low light situations, seems improved to me.
    08-17-2013 06:17 PM
  11. Smyrna5's Avatar
    I noticed a definite improvement, Dustin - especially in low light mode.
    08-17-2013 06:45 PM
  12. FalconFour's Avatar
    Well, I've definitely had mixed results with this latest update in the past 24 hours...

    Just before the update, the past week had been so significantly (and suddenly) buggy, I had to request a warranty replacement - which I'm waiting on now. The problem seemed to be storage-related - like it could no longer access the Flash chip containing user, system, cache data, etc. With any light usage, the phone would stop responding and reboot. First, after pulling it out of my pocket and flicking back the lock screen, it would fail to launch apps - hanging about 30 seconds at a blank screen, then crash back to the launcher, followed by spontaneously rebooting about a minute later. Easily repeated, lasted all week, and it started without any (significant) previous symptoms.

    After the update, it's become stable again, but always stays warm to the touch at the back above the camera. Very warm (almost burn-hot) while charging, and moderately warm all night after charging while plugged in and "asleep". Battery drops like a rock and I've gone through 4 whole charge/discharge cycles in this 24-hour period alone according to Battery Sense, at an average runtime - mostly asleep - of about 3 hours and 8 minutes (see attachments). Very light usage - no phone calls, about 15-20 texts, and about 2 hours of Wi-Fi internet sharing use.

    Needless to say, I'll still be doing that replacement. Hoping this gets better. My phone is pretty much unusable now. :/
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    Last edited by FalconFour; 08-18-2013 at 04:02 AM.
    08-18-2013 03:49 AM
  13. MikeSo's Avatar
    That seems unrelated to this update though. I'm going on 16 hours without a charge with no issues. Maybe it's a hardware problem or some app you're using that doesn't shut down properly.
    08-20-2013 07:04 AM
  14. RonV42's Avatar
    Upgraded the wife and kids phones last night to GDR2. Total time per phone was just over 1 hour. Only one of the phones stated that there wasn't enough storage for the update so I just deleted the three top apps using storage. They can always be re-installed. Other than that no issues. It does take a bit of time before the call+SMS filter shows up in settings. Also after the final reboot the phone seems to do some maintenance. The back got a bit warm on all 3 phones and in about 5 minutes it went away. The primary features we were looking for on the 521 was the fix to other storage and call and SMS blocking. I know if I was on AT&T it would have been over 6 to 8 months before this update would have been droppped. T-Mobile seems to be commited to this platform and did a great job making sure that WiFi calling and datasense works.
    FalconFour likes this.
    08-20-2013 10:29 AM
  15. Corepc's Avatar
    T-Mobile Updated the User Manual if anyone is interested..
    Smyrna5 and thomas wojcik like this.
    08-20-2013 05:58 PM
  16. FalconFour's Avatar
    Just got my replacement phone today - though the old one had returned to normal stability after the update and two hard resets.

    Interesting observation: the new phone, which was shipped just *before* the Amber update, already had the update applied. Cool! ^_^
    08-21-2013 05:10 PM
  17. Smyrna5's Avatar
    Falcon - Did it come with double tap to wake?
    08-21-2013 05:48 PM
  18. RadioActiveLunch's Avatar
    No glance screen or double tap to wake :(

    also they changed one of the ringtones. For text messages, I use Nokia Message, but after the update, it got more high pitched. Is this just for me?
    08-21-2013 06:43 PM
  19. rkin92's Avatar
    No glance screen or double tap to wake :(

    also they changed one of the ringtones. For text messages, I use Nokia Message, but after the update, it got more high pitched. Is this just for me?
    No, mine sounds like two coconuts banging together.

    Well, I've definitely had mixed results with this latest update in the past 24 hours...

    Just before the update, the past week had been so significantly (and suddenly) buggy, I had to request a warranty replacement - which I'm waiting on now. The problem seemed to be storage-related - like it could no longer access the Flash chip containing user, system, cache data, etc. With any light usage, the phone would stop responding and reboot. First, after pulling it out of my pocket and flicking back the lock screen, it would fail to launch apps - hanging about 30 seconds at a blank screen, then crash back to the launcher, followed by spontaneously rebooting about a minute later. Easily repeated, lasted all week, and it started without any (significant) previous symptoms.

    After the update, it's become stable again, but always stays warm to the touch at the back above the camera. Very warm (almost burn-hot) while charging, and moderately warm all night after charging while plugged in and "asleep". Battery drops like a rock and I've gone through 4 whole charge/discharge cycles in this 24-hour period alone according to Battery Sense, at an average runtime - mostly asleep - of about 3 hours and 8 minutes (see attachments). Very light usage - no phone calls, about 15-20 texts, and about 2 hours of Wi-Fi internet sharing use.

    Needless to say, I'll still be doing that replacement. Hoping this gets better. My phone is pretty much unusable now. :/
    That seems unrelated to this update though. I'm going on 16 hours without a charge with no issues. Maybe it's a hardware problem or some app you're using that doesn't shut down properly.
    Has to be a hardware or app problem. I get anywhere from 12-24 hours of use depending on the signal and how I use it. Notice that in Chicago I seem to show 4G, but the internet wont work properly. Im guessing this is because of the buildings in downtown, or the phone not being used to the towers in the area?
    08-22-2013 01:39 PM
  20. RadioActiveLunch's Avatar
    No, mine sounds like two coconuts banging together.t
    Mine too, but after the update its more high pitched than normal. I've restarted my phone a bunch of time, still high pitched. I guess it's here to stay.
    08-22-2013 07:57 PM
  21. vip718's Avatar
    Anyone know if Amber was released on metropcs or will be ? Thanks in advance.
    08-24-2013 06:03 PM
  22. WPhoney's Avatar
    Anyone know if Amber was released on metropcs or will be ? Thanks in advance.
    Someone said on another thread that T-Mobile will probably push the update on behalf of MetroPCS. But no one has confirmed that yet. I'm curious about it too as I'm considering the 521 from MetroPCS.
    vip718 likes this.
    08-24-2013 06:18 PM
  23. wiseguywood's Avatar
    So, my daughter's 521 was updated, just before she went back to college, by mid week she told me her apps wouldn't work and picture messaging either. She wanted to know if it was ok to take to a T-Mo corp store where she's at. They thought maybe the update was stuck and to download 'zune' to fix it. WTF??!? Really, Zune was for before Win8 phones. I talked her thru the process of hard resetting her phone, which repaired whatever was wrong and it redownloaded Amber and GDR2. Long story short, wifi calling can mess your phones' apps up, once it was turned off, everything seems normal in the app world.
    08-25-2013 08:55 PM
  24. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    So, my daughter's 521 was updated, just before she went back to college, by mid week she told me her apps wouldn't work and picture messaging either. She wanted to know if it was ok to take to a T-Mo corp store where she's at. They thought maybe the update was stuck and to download 'zune' to fix it. WTF??!? Really, Zune was for before Win8 phones. I talked her thru the process of hard resetting her phone, which repaired whatever was wrong and it redownloaded Amber and GDR2. Long story short, wifi calling can mess your phones' apps up, once it was turned off, everything seems normal in the app world.
    I never heard of that... is the wifi calling app up to date?
    08-25-2013 09:58 PM
  25. Harry Wild's Avatar
    Updated my to GDR2 a couple of days ago! Takes like 12 minutes to do the download and processing. Reboots itself afterwards. Works fine!
    08-25-2013 10:03 PM
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