02-11-2014 01:52 AM
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  1. anon(8145610)'s Avatar
    Minor or major it doesn't matter. Without Nokia Black, you can't get a host of new Nokia apps that require the Black update.
    01-22-2014 03:23 PM
  2. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    Pick up a global pentaband version of a Nokia and just use the regular updates when they are released
    01-23-2014 01:41 AM
  3. JM_T's Avatar
    Pick up a global pentaband version of a Nokia and just use the regular updates when they are released
    Exactly, the solution to a device update being held back, and a phone that got dropped early from support is to just buy a new one! Easy peasy! Let me just go to my backyard and start digging up them gold bars I've been hiding.
    wiseguywood likes this.
    01-23-2014 12:03 PM
  4. Angry_Mushroom's Avatar
    Exactly, the solution to a device update being held back, and a phone that got dropped early from support is to just buy a new one! Easy peasy! Let me just go to my backyard and start digging up them gold bars I've been hiding.
    Or you could just wait until the 810 bites the dust, and buy a new phone then? No one is telling you to buy a new phone now.
    01-23-2014 02:49 PM
  5. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    NOKIA chose not to update the 810 it wasn't T Mobile.
    T-Mobile Lumia 810 Will Not Receive Nokia Lumia Black Update
    01-23-2014 08:56 PM
  6. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    I think the reason that the 810 is not being supported is because T-Mobile EOL'd the phone and hence Nokia feels that it should no longer be supported beyond Amber. My theory seems legit but who knows.
    01-24-2014 12:38 AM
  7. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    I think the reason that the 810 is not being supported is because T-Mobile EOL'd the phone and hence Nokia feels that it should no longer be supported beyond Amber. My theory seems legit but who knows.
    AT&T EOL'd the 820 so why not it also ?
    01-24-2014 02:42 AM
  8. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    LTE maybe?!
    01-24-2014 03:07 AM
  9. lbp775's Avatar
    I think the reason that the 810 is not being supported is because T-Mobile EOL'd the phone and hence Nokia feels that it should no longer be supported beyond Amber. My theory seems legit but who knows.
    Exactly! Why would Nokia spend time creating an update for a phone when they know the carrier will not push it out? Hell, I'm still waiting for Amber on my L810. Oh how I despise T-Mobile....
    02-08-2014 11:58 AM
  10. docfreed's Avatar
    Yes, T-Mobile is run by az$holes but there is a very easy way to get not only Amber but GDR3 (at least the developer preview which is 60% to 70% of GDR 3 any way. It will be a 2-step process and the best info that I have seen is here: [How To] Download and flash all WP8 Nokia Lumia Stock ROM - xda-developers
    I just received a new Lumia 801 from Amazon yesterday - installed GDR2/Amber by following the referenced tutorial EXACTLY and it worked flawlessly. I had already had a Microsoft App Studio account (they are free) so I was able to follow the Amber update installed above with the developer preview GDR3 (see the thread in this forum for installing GDR3 Developer Preview). The phone works perfectly and I don't care whether the T-Mobile clowns ever push out an update.

    Exactly! Why would Nokia spend time creating an update for a phone when they know the carrier will not push it out? Hell, I'm still waiting for Amber on my L810. Oh how I despise T-Mobile....
    wiseguywood and lbp775 like this.
    02-08-2014 12:32 PM
  11. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    Yes, T-Mobile is run by az$holes but there is a very easy way to get not only Amber but GDR3 (at least the developer preview which is 60% to 70% of GDR 3 any way. It will be a 2-step process and the best info that I have seen is here: [How To] Download and flash all WP8 Nokia Lumia Stock ROM - xda-developers
    I just received a new Lumia 801 from Amazon yesterday - installed GDR2/Amber by following the referenced tutorial EXACTLY and it worked flawlessly. I had already had a Microsoft App Studio account (they are free) so I was able to follow the Amber update installed above with the developer preview GDR3 (see the thread in this forum for installing GDR3 Developer Preview). The phone works perfectly and I don't care whether the T-Mobile clowns ever push out an update.
    Update 2 (GDR3) that's available thru Preview for Developers program is the Full Monty, the complete enchilada whatever you want to call it. It's not 60-70% of Microsoft's OS Update 3 it's 100% It's not a "preview OS" like a preview for a movie, it's a "preview" for developers to see and experience Update 3 before the general public, it's the same MS OS that appeared with Lumia Black and obviously without Nokia's firmware update.

    And make sure you blame the correct party for 810 owners not getting Lumia Black, it may not be who you think it is.

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/T-Mob...e-416025.shtml
    02-10-2014 02:36 AM
  12. docfreed's Avatar
    And because you read it on Softpedia it must be true? T-Mobile has a history of EOL' ing phones that no longer sell - Blackberry is a good example. The 810 was developed exclusively for T-Mobile and when it's no longer popular it is equally likely that T-Mobile just decided to no longer carry/support the phone so naturally Nokia will not either. Excepting for Apple, it's the carriers that dictate to manufacturers and the "customers" of the phone manufacturer are the carriers - not the consumer.
    And directly from Microsoft " A preview update only includes the Microsoft portion of the update; mobile operator and OEM driver updates will be available when the official update for your phone is available". Thus when the "real GDR3" issues it should have drivers/other OS components that are missing in the preview hence my "60% to 70%" notion though I may be off on the percentage.


    Update 2 (GDR3) that's available thru Preview for Developers program is the Full Monty, the complete enchilada whatever you want to call it. It's not 60-70% of Microsoft's OS Update 3 it's 100% It's not a "preview OS" like a preview for a movie, it's a "preview" for developers to see and experience Update 3 before the general public, it's the same MS OS that appeared with Lumia Black and obviously without Nokia's firmware update.

    And make sure you blame the correct party for 810 owners not getting Lumia Black, it may not be who you think it is.

    T-Mobile Lumia 810 Will Not Receive Nokia Lumia Black Update
    waazzupppp likes this.
    02-10-2014 01:39 PM
  13. waazzupppp's Avatar
    Black is not a Microsoft product, it's a Nokia update... And Microsoft said (at the time) that all current Windows Phones would receive support through July of 2014. This would mean that GDR3 will probably be the last update for the 810 - which if you are on the Developer Preview - you'll see doesn't do much for the device.
    02-10-2014 04:58 PM
  14. wiseguywood's Avatar
    waazzupppp,

    I know what you posted about support thru July 2014 once was true, but they've changed it since then...copied straight from Microsoft's support pages...

    Products Released Lifecycle Start Date Mainstream Support End Date Extended Support End Date Service Pack Support End Date Notes
    Windows Phone 8 12/14/2012 1/12/2016 Review Note Microsoft will make updates available for the Operating System, including security updates, for a period of 36 months after the lifecycle start date. These updates will be incremental, with each update built on the update that preceded it. The distribution of these incremental updates may be controlled by the mobile operator or the phone manufacturer from which you purchased your phone, and installation will require that your phone have any prior updates. Update availability will also vary by country, region, and hardware capabilities.
    Microsoft Product Lifecycle Search

    Looks like basic OS updates through Dec of 2015.

    I know these are never set in stone and although we may never see Black, I bet at least people with developer preview will see 8.1 soon.
    02-10-2014 09:54 PM
  15. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    And because you read it on Softpedia it must be true? T-Mobile has a history of EOL' ing phones that no longer sell - Blackberry is a good example. The 810 was developed exclusively for T-Mobile and when it's no longer popular it is equally likely that T-Mobile just decided to no longer carry/support the phone so naturally Nokia will not either. Excepting for Apple, it's the carriers that dictate to manufacturers and the "customers" of the phone manufacturer are the carriers - not the consumer.
    And directly from Microsoft " A preview update only includes the Microsoft portion of the update; mobile operator and OEM driver updates will be available when the official update for your phone is available". Thus when the "real GDR3" issues it should have drivers/other OS components that are missing in the preview hence my "60% to 70%" notion though I may be off on the percentage.
    I asked Nokia on Twitter and they said...well you're gonna have to find my post 2-3 weeks ago but they said in essence "we hope you understand we are sorry" and admitted responsibility.
    And UPDATE 3 ( old term GDR3) is MS not Nokia so if you have Update 3 via the Preview for Developers you have the full 100% , total, full monty, the whole pie, everything including the kitchen sink MS Update3 OS You don't get Lumia Black with Update 3 -that's NOKIA's Firmware
    02-11-2014 01:52 AM
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