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11-04-2014 01:40 PM
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  1. Karl Kahambwe's Avatar
    I keep seeing people get the update, but everytime I check for updates it say my phone is up to date. In the about phone section of the settings app, it says that I have WP 8.0, but it won't show an update and I really want Cortana!!!
    nyjets12 and Ray662 like this.
    05-21-2014 06:19 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    05-21-2014 06:25 PM
  3. XjokiX7's Avatar
    As stated by Microsoft the actual release will be next month. You can get it right now in developer mode but a month isn't that much to wait so I recommend that :p unless you're like me "impatient" and just want to try it out then go for it!
    Karl Kahambwe and murderman like this.
    05-22-2014 10:30 AM
  4. Karl Kahambwe's Avatar
    Ohh, ok I feel kinda stupid now, because I saw all those videos on YouTube with people reviewing the update and I was like, how come I can't get it!
    05-27-2014 11:04 PM
  5. ibenzawla's Avatar
    I installed 8.1 last night and Wow!!! What an OS. My low end 521 just got the best upgrade I could imagine. I mean everything is well thought out and just make sense. I followed your instructions and everything went on fine. With this MS has finally stepped into the future. Xbox music though remains a bit sluggish but nothing I can't live with. I miss those social media integration on the People hub when you can easily post updates without leaving the app. But again they got rid of that for a reason. 8.1 is an extra validation for my switch from Android last year. I have never felt this connected to a mobile phone. As for my best feature, I would say besides Cortana I really like the ability to install apps and downloads directly to SD card. I never understand why they never let us make good use of such a fantastic addition to a mobile device. That's one less thing to worry about. Oh and imagine that Microsoft gave us the ability to bypass stingy carriers and try out OS upgrades as soon as they are released. This is something I am happy to pay for if needs be. Superb job Microsoft.
    05-28-2014 01:24 AM
  6. Karl Kahambwe's Avatar
    So when is the official update being released that's not the developer version? I'm really psyched to get this for my L521
    06-16-2014 11:35 PM
  7. berty6294's Avatar
    An exact date has not been announced, it will depend on your carrier (T-Mobile I'm assuming). But some time next month is the best estimation available.
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    06-17-2014 01:51 AM
  8. jcjr_1985's Avatar
    I have the 521 from MetroPCS (T-Mobile prepaid service) and I have the preview version, it is expected to come out sometime when T-Mobile and MetroPCS get the latest Lumia phone the 63x between now and the end of August beginning of September. From what I have seen on the Nokia website Cyan is undergoing testing still so its just a matter of waiting and seeing at this point
    07-25-2014 03:59 PM
  9. Harry Wild's Avatar
    I been wonder if the 8.1 has been release by T-Mobile yet! I will check back in mid August if it been release! Many T-Mobile 521 users have been wondering the same I am sure of that.
    OneDriver88 and murderman like this.
    07-27-2014 12:42 AM
  10. TB1701's Avatar
    Does anyone have a 521 with the Black update? My phone says that I have the Black update, but I cannot confirm if I have "Update 3" or not. I went to YouTube to understand what I get with the Black update and I cannot activate any of the features that are part of the Black firmware update. Is there an activation sequence, or ...

    What is the word on when will the 8.1 OTA be available for the 521 users.

    P.S. If I reset the phone (not a hard reset) what happens? My phone has been acting funny; I went to send a text to my son last night and the phone went through what I can only describe as a "warm boot" and then I had to resed the text. My son told me this AM that the text was sent twice.
    07-31-2014 08:17 PM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    Does anyone have a 521 with the Black update? My phone says that I have the Black update, but I cannot confirm if I have "Update 3" or not. I went to YouTube to understand what I get with the Black update and I cannot activate any of the features that are part of the Black firmware update. Is there an activation sequence, or ...

    What is the word on when will the 8.1 OTA be available for the 521 users.

    P.S. If I reset the phone (not a hard reset) what happens? My phone has been acting funny; I went to send a text to my son last night and the phone went through what I can only describe as a "warm boot" and then I had to resed the text. My son told me this AM that the text was sent twice.
    My sister has been on the Update 3 with the Black update for a while. I upgraded her to 8.1 a couple months ago.
    Update 3 and Black are generally separate entities served together. If you press and hold the back button, do you see a close button on cards? (X) - that is a new addition in Update 3 I believe.
    Also look in the main settings list. Driving mode and Rotation lock is new in Update 3.

    No word on the 521's 8.1+Cyan update bundle, but we know its coming, its been officially confirmed. If you soft reset a phone, its kinda like a cleaner reboot. Clearing out some stuff, it helps alleviate some problems and is the first troubleshooting step.
    07-31-2014 08:35 PM
  12. Ray662's Avatar
    i just did a update check and its still not here yet i am a T-mobile customer with a lumia 521 so i guess we got to wait on them to get there fingers out there butts and approve the update for everyone waiting
    08-09-2014 12:19 AM
  13. Coraje187's Avatar
    No they said summer and its almost over with no deadline/ Set date. The reason I got the 5.21 was cause I wanted something simple and they said it would be getting the 8.1 this summer.
    08-16-2014 10:10 PM
  14. Harry Wild's Avatar
    I been wonder if the 8.1 has been release by T-Mobile yet! I will check back in mid August if it been release! Many T-Mobile 521 users have been wondering the same I am sure of that.
    T-Mobile has always been the carrier that is the last to update WP OS! I shooting for mid of September now! LOL!
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    08-17-2014 11:31 AM
  15. Coraje187's Avatar
    T-Mobile has always been the carrier that is the last to update WP OS! I shooting for mid of September now! LOL!
    Agree with you there. lol

    Well from what I been reading they lied, not this summer because now there saying this year sometime. Win 9 phones will be out by the time they update and I'm better off getting a new phone threw a company that updates.
    Last edited by Coraje187; 08-25-2014 at 02:41 PM.
    08-17-2014 04:12 PM
  16. Ray662's Avatar
    Still nothing on the update as of 9/16/2014 from tmobile and it seems its to get us to upgrade our phones i guess they want to see how many people will buy "Brand New Phones" with the 8.1 update already on them..............that right there is not right at all and makes me want to switch carriers even more now this update has been released for a while now
    09-16-2014 11:28 PM
  17. Kentavious Finley's Avatar
    I agree. I've had my 521 for about a week now and when I found out its getting the 8.1 Update, I was hyped. But we're not seeing anything and it makes me wonder if the 521 is getting the update at all this year :(
    09-17-2014 08:17 AM
  18. XjokiX7's Avatar
    The Lumia 930 is now rolling it's windows 8.1 update 1. Meanwhile the Lumia 521 is still waiting for the original 8.1 update. ._.
    09-24-2014 12:51 AM
  19. Coraje187's Avatar
    Its Nov and still no update, first summer then later this year. Now there rolling out the 930 and still no update for the 521. If you ask T mobile support they will copy and paste. "Go to software page we know nothing. " I'm on the edge on just changing carriers. I don't need a high end phone I don't use it that much but when I bought it they said you will get the 8.1 update soon. Months later and still no update.
    11-01-2014 07:43 PM
  20. Ryzzlle's Avatar
    Its Nov and still no update, first summer then later this year. Now there rolling out the 930 and still no update for the 521. If you ask T mobile support they will copy and paste. "Go to software page we know nothing. " I'm on the edge on just changing carriers. I don't need a high end phone I don't use it that much but when I bought it they said you will get the 8.1 update soon. Months later and still no update.
    They said it'd be rolling out sometime this month.
    11-02-2014 12:29 PM
  21. rfutscher's Avatar
    Downloading an update now.
    11-04-2014 01:10 PM
  22. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Downloading an update now.
    Same. Could be 8.1. Unfortunately, I have to wait until my battery has more of a charge before I can see it/install it.

    ​Post screenshots if someone gets something interesting. Thanks.
    11-04-2014 01:15 PM
  23. Hermanthegman's Avatar
    It's the cyan update I finished the update 30 min ago
    11-04-2014 01:22 PM
  24. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    It's the cyan update I finished the update 30 min ago
    Could you post screenshots/version numbers? thanks
    11-04-2014 01:26 PM
  25. Hermanthegman's Avatar
    11-04-2014 01:37 PM
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