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  1. Kaggz's Avatar
    Hey y'all - question about the promised native FM radio support.
    I managed to get this GDR2 update on my 810 - and a lot of the promised enhancements are there - but does anyone actually have FM radio back? It was supposedly part of the GDR2 enhancements and I was eagerly waiting for that feature in particular. I'm a huge fan of NPR radio and it's ridiculous having to stream it using TuneIn radio while I could play it natively on my older HD7 running Windows Phone 7. Nokia mentioned that they have latent FM hardware on the 820s , and since the 810 is a cousin of the 820 - I'm expecting FM hardware to also exist inside the 810s and this update should have uncovered it.
    In my HD7, FM is an option in the Music+Videos HUB - on the "collections" screen - where u can select either music, video, podcasts, FM or store. I was expecting this to work the same way on my 810 after the GDr2 update.
    Is it hiding somewhere else? Is it there at all?
    08-12-2013 12:23 PM
  2. pankaj981's Avatar
    ^^ 810 comes with the 8260a so it should support fm
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    08-12-2013 12:43 PM
  3. PB_H's Avatar
    Hey y'all - question about the promised* native FM radio support.
    I managed to get this GDR2 update on my 810 - and a lot of the promised enhancements are there - but does anyone actually have FM radio back? It was supposedly part of the GDR2 enhancements and I was eagerly waiting for that feature in particular. I'm a huge fan of NPR radio and it's ridiculous having to stream it using TuneIn radio while I could play it natively on my older HD7 running Windows Phone 7. Nokia mentioned that they have latent FM hardware on the 820s , and since the 810 is a cousin of the 820 - I'm expecting FM hardware to also exist inside the 810s and this update should have uncovered it.
    *Not PROMISED

    "Nokia Lumia Amber update will contain GDR2 in it. Amber will be available to the entire Lumia Windows Phone 8 product portfolio,
    but some features will not be available to all devices"
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    08-12-2013 12:58 PM
  4. Kaggz's Avatar
    *Not PROMISED

    "Nokia Lumia Amber update will contain GDR2 in it. Amber will be available to the entire Lumia Windows Phone 8 product portfolio,
    but some features will not be available to all devices"

    But, from this article, and many similar ones out there - it was explicitly mentioned that the 820 will have FM radio activated - no??

    Windows Phone 8 update to activate FM radios, enable double-tap to wake Lumia 920 | The Verge
    08-12-2013 01:15 PM
  5. Martsicky's Avatar
    But, from this article, and many similar ones out there - it was explicitly mentioned that the 820 will have FM radio activated - no??

    Windows Phone 8 update to activate FM radios, enable double-tap to wake Lumia 920 | The Verge
    Unbranded Lumia 820 does have DataSense, Lumia color profile, Double Tap to wake, Nokia glance screen, sms+calls blocking, Nokia Smart Cam and FM Radio.
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    08-12-2013 01:22 PM
  6. Kaggz's Avatar
    Unbranded Lumia 820 does have DataSense, Lumia color profile, Double Tap to wake, Nokia glance screen, sms+calls blocking, Nokia Smart Cam and FM Radio.
    Hmmm....so you immediately saw FM Radio in your Music Hub after your Amber Update?
    08-12-2013 01:25 PM
  7. PB_H's Avatar
    Hmmm....so you immediately saw FM Radio in your Music Hub after your Amber Update?
    If he has an unbranded 820 ( he does say he HAS an 820 ) and the article says 820 and we have an 810....and his 820 after the update has FM and Smart Cam...what does that say about the 810 ?

    Besides that article was from March and there has been so many different "this is what the Amber update will bring...."
    I tend not to believe everything that's said, the proof in what's on your phone after the update.
    But then again I didn't get sms+calls blocking until August 10 and I did the flash August 5 that's 5 days later.
    08-12-2013 01:48 PM
  8. Martsicky's Avatar
    Hmmm....so you immediately saw FM Radio in your Music Hub after your Amber Update?
    yes, I have flashed it with my local CV firmware via NCS, FM Radio, Smart Cam and data sense were there already. glance screen+dttw+lumia color profile+sms/call filter appeared after updating system apps (display+touch and info+extras) anyways its 810 topic, so, I don't want to make a mess here.
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    08-12-2013 02:09 PM
  9. Kaggz's Avatar
    yes, I'm aware that the 810 and the 820 are two different phones - but as I mentioned in my original post, they're cousins of each other. Save for cosmetic differences and cellular frequencies - their hardware is all but identical (presumably - yes, I know I can't take that to the bank). I know it's not comparing apples to apples - but when I need information about 810, I'm relegated to looking for information about the 820 because tech blogs tend to ignore the fact that the 810 exists. Anyway, good to know that the FM radio is actually turned on now in the 820 - at least we know GDR2 does in fact support that now - hopefully Nokia, will update the 810s with that feature soon.
    08-12-2013 04:33 PM
  10. PB_H's Avatar
    yes, I'm aware that the 810 and the 820 are two different phones - but as I mentioned in my original post, they're cousins of each other. Save for cosmetic differences and cellular frequencies - their hardware is all but identical (presumably - yes, I know I can't take that to the bank). I know it's not comparing apples to apples - but when I need information about 810, I'm relegated to looking for information about the 820 because tech blogs tend to ignore the fact that the 810 exists. Anyway, good to know that the FM radio is actually turned on now in the 820 - at least we know GDR2 does in fact support that now - hopefully Nokia, will update the 810s with that feature soon.
    Lets say FM was in the Amber update as reported, then why not in my 810 ? I haven't heard anything about an 810 specific update and Nokia hasn't said anything 810 specific either. Martsicky also said, I have flashed it with my local CV firmware via NCS, FM Radio, Smart Cam and data sense were there already
    ...and glance screen+dttw+lumia color profile+sms/call filter appeared after updating system apps (display+touch and info+extras)
    which was in the update I got too.
    08-12-2013 04:43 PM
  11. pankaj981's Avatar
    Nothing has been announced by Nokia about the 810 update since it hasn't started rolling out officially (OTA), so we dont know whether they are giving us the feature or not. I guess it boils down to the waiting game again
    08-12-2013 04:52 PM
  12. Kaggz's Avatar
    Lets say FM was in the Amber update as reported, then why not in my 810 ? I haven't heard anything about an 810 specific update and Nokia hasn't said anything 810 specific either. Martsicky also said, I have flashed it with my local CV firmware via NCS, FM Radio, Smart Cam and data sense were there already [I
    ...]and[/I] glance screen+dttw+lumia color profile+sms/call filter appeared after updating system apps (display+touch and info+extras) which was in the update I got too.
    Dunno why - your guess is as good as mine - but personally, I never really expect to hear any news that is 810-specific from Nokia. We got the raw end of the deal in everything - it's like a pet project at Nokia that no one wants to be bothered with. Even accessories like the wireless charging cover are all but extinct now - I was forced to buy mine for a premium from someone on Ebay. If Nokia didn't even bother making any more covers after the initial release, goes to show just how much they care about this phone. If anything, our best best is some smart cookie making a custom 810 mod that includes everything the 820 already has.
    08-12-2013 04:54 PM
  13. alexloe's Avatar
    FM Radio will be available for all WP8 devices but 620.
    BT LE will be available for all WP8 devices but 920 / 820 / 928 / 822 / 810 / 920T
    Glance Screen will be available for all WP8 devices but 520 / 521 / 520T
    Pro Camera will be available for 920 / 928 / 920T but no full resolution zoom.
    08-12-2013 05:53 PM
  14. PB_H's Avatar
    FM Radio will be available for all WP8 devices but 620.
    BT LE will be available for all WP8 devices but 920 / 820 / 928 / 822 / 810 / 920T
    Glance Screen will be available for all WP8 devices but 520 / 521 / 520T
    Pro Camera will be available for 920 / 928 / 920T but no full resolution zoom.
    How and when
    BT 4.0 was enabled by Amber on my 810, BTLE ? I don't, but not FM,
    and this information is as "reliable" as all the other "reliable" postings I'm guessing?
    08-12-2013 06:06 PM
  15. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Remember people, what some of us downloaded and installed really isn't officially supported. We may have an interim release for "internal testing only" and it may not have all the features. So we've been guinea pigs (some of us, happy guinea pigs) unofficially testing things out.

    In the end, there might be another revision higher that eventually gets pushed out with all the supposed features enabled (or not). We'll just have to wait and see. So be happy with what we have for now, I am (well kind of... There are things I wish they would have fixed/added, but I can't really complain about it).
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    08-12-2013 09:40 PM
  16. pankaj981's Avatar
    Remember people, what some of us downloaded and installed really isn't officially supported. We may have an interim release for "internal testing only" and it may not have all the features. So we've been guinea pigs (some of us, happy guinea pigs) unofficially testing things out.

    In the end, there might be another revision higher that eventually gets pushed out with all the supposed features enabled (or not). We'll just have to wait and see. So be happy with what we have for now, I am (well kind of... There are things I wish they would have fixed/added, but I can't really complain about it).
    couldn't have agreed more
    08-12-2013 10:16 PM
  17. PB_H's Avatar
    Remember people, what some of us downloaded and installed really isn't officially supported. We may have an interim release for "internal testing only" and it may not have all the features. So we've been guinea pigs (some of us, happy guinea pigs) unofficially testing things out.

    In the end, there might be another revision higher that eventually gets pushed out with all the supposed features enabled (or not). We'll just have to wait and see. So be happy with what we have for now, I am (well kind of... There are things I wish they would have fixed/added, but I can't really complain about it).
    I got the Call+SMS filter 5 days after I updated so I can believe anything can happen.
    08-13-2013 12:44 AM
  18. Allen Brandt's Avatar
    Need help: every time I try to download the file, all I get offered is a file that is 40.99 KB (clearly not the right one!). Been trying since the weekend with multiple browsers, etc with no luck.
    Any ideas?
    08-13-2013 08:21 PM
  19. Corepc's Avatar
    Need help: every time I try to download the file, all I get offered is a file that is 40.99 KB (clearly not the right one!). ?
    that file is a torrent info i believe, so you need torrent client to download the actual file
    08-13-2013 08:29 PM
  20. Allen Brandt's Avatar
    did that-still don't see the file

    also, someone posted that the file was also on Mega, but gave up looking after about 25 pages of search results
    08-13-2013 08:35 PM
  21. PB_H's Avatar
    did that-still don't see the file

    also, someone posted that the file was also on Mega, but gave up looking after about 25 pages of search results
    It's here in this this very thread The FIRST post # 1 you didn't look back that far I guess,
    it's an rar file compress to 521MB
    This is the ORIGINAL torrent _I'm still seeding.
    attempt 2.torrent

    Below it says
    Page 5 of 5 << FIRST < 1 2 3 4 5
    Click FIRST and you see this http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post2068719
    and it's the first page and read what he says about compressing it to 521 MB
    If you can't read the page for some reason, click the link above and click DOWNLOAD
    You need to install Bit Torrent http://www.bittorrent.com/ ( google it) in order to download it, it's torrent.

    "The file is compressed as a .rar to make it easier to share (521 MB vs 1300 MB)
    If you don't have winrar, 7-zip or something similar for extracting .rar files, google one and install.
    When the torrent is finished, double click on the rm-878.rar and extract it somewhere easy to find (like desktop)"
    Last edited by PB_H; 08-14-2013 at 12:09 AM.
    08-13-2013 11:47 PM
  22. Robert Novak1's Avatar
    if the hardware has a radio then it is quite obvious that the driver is not present....
    08-14-2013 10:21 PM
  23. TexasLabRat's Avatar
    OTA amber update for 810 is now available.
    08-15-2013 01:47 PM
  24. pankaj981's Avatar
    if the hardware has a radio then it is quite obvious that the driver is not present....
    As per the software release notes looks like it doesnt
    08-15-2013 01:52 PM
  25. wiseguywood's Avatar
    Amber OTA is out, check for updates! Mine d/l now!!
    08-15-2013 02:14 PM
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