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  1. ahmad salaam's Avatar
    Can you update the Nokia Lumia 810 to the windows 8.1 version.
    10-27-2014 02:13 PM
  2. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Can you update the Nokia Lumia 810 to the windows 8.1 version.
    Its a wp8 so yeah you can
    ahmad salaam likes this.
    10-27-2014 02:17 PM
  3. realwarder's Avatar
    Doesn't look like T-Mobile are supporting that phone. Perhaps investigate getting the Developer Preview?
    ahmad salaam likes this.
    10-27-2014 02:20 PM
  4. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    The developers preview is your only option. T-Mobile had ended support for the 810 for over a year and a half
    ahmad salaam likes this.
    10-27-2014 02:29 PM
  5. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    The developers preview is your only option. T-Mobile had ended support for the 810 for over a year and a half
    Actually just under 14.5 months, but who's counting
    ahmad salaam likes this.
    10-28-2014 04:21 AM
  6. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Actually just under 14.5 months, but who's counting
    Good snark! Yes, OP, the 810 via Preview for Developers has had full featured 8.1 Update (GDR2) for a long, long time. And it's totally worth it!

    When I got my 810 perhaps 15 months ago, I absolutely hated it! As just one for instance, when idle the screen was just black. You'd have to fire it up just to see if you've missed a call or something. With PforD, you will run 8.1 Update and you will LOVE it!
    11-06-2014 10:54 PM
  7. JamesPTao's Avatar
    I've had the developer preview since it first became available and love it (I have a 920). Have never had the bugs I've seem people complained about. But keep in mind almost any bugs people had was due to running wp8.1 without the 8.1 drivers (cyan) which no longer applies for most phones. Its well worth it and breathed more life into my phone!
    11-06-2014 11:12 PM
  8. fdalbor's Avatar
    While he can get the developers preview for the 810 he will not be able to get cyan. T-Mobile will not be doing any updates for the 810. Its a shame as the phone was a very good performer on T-Mobile.
    11-06-2014 11:28 PM
  9. JamesPTao's Avatar
    While he can get the developers preview for the 810 he will not be able to get cyan. T-Mobile will not be doing any updates for the 810. Its a shame as the phone was a very good performer on T-Mobile.
    That's too bad. The developer preview will release cyan in the future for the phone. Best to just keep an eye on the release of it for that model. Carriers can be really frustrating. Luckily at&t released cyan for my 920 months ago. I think its shameful t-mobile and verizon are dragging their feet.
    11-07-2014 12:32 PM
  10. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    I've had the developer preview since it first became available and love it (I have a 920). Have never had the bugs I've seem people complained about. But keep in mind almost any bugs people had was due to running wp8.1 without the 8.1 drivers (cyan) which no longer applies for most phones. Its well worth it and breathed more life into my phone!
    Cyan has nothing at all to do with being "drivers" for 8.1. Black and 8.1 are 100% compatible.
    11-12-2014 06:35 PM
  11. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    That's too bad. The developer preview will release cyan in the future for the phone. Best to just keep an eye on the release of it for that model. Carriers can be really frustrating. Luckily at&t released cyan for my 920 months ago. I think its shameful t-mobile and verizon are dragging their feet.
    Cyan would require teamwork with TMO and MS. It won't ever happen on the 810. Nevertheless, a damned fine phone.
    11-12-2014 06:36 PM
  12. stocktiki's Avatar
    Has anyone successfully upgraded an 810 to Windows Phone 8.1. Want to upgrade my wife's phone -- but terrified that it might "brick" or some functioning since it's not running Cyan (TMo never offered it). She would like to be Bing Maps back and also Cortana -- but is there a risk that the upgrade might go badly?
    11-30-2014 01:36 AM
  13. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Has anyone successfully upgraded an 810 to Windows Phone 8.1. Want to upgrade my wife's phone -- but terrified that it might "brick" or some functioning since it's not running Cyan (TMo never offered it). She would like to be Bing Maps back and also Cortana -- but is there a risk that the upgrade might go badly?
    Isn't that what this whole thread is about? Have you read it, or did you just post? Hard to believe.

    Summary: It works fine, you won't brick your phone, this is not a ROM change. It will never get Cyan, so what? Can't see that Cyan changed my life one whit on my other phones.

    Do it.
    12-01-2014 08:16 AM
  14. stocktiki's Avatar
    Hi Paul. Thanks for the reply. Was just looking for definitive confirmation -- more than a discussion to be 100% sure. If this phone bricks -- I'm headed to the doghouse. Mad wife = bad life.

    It's just that you get mixed messages on the Developer's Preview. Some people say that DP is the way to get around the carriers sitting on their hands and holding back software updates. But when some users report having issues with DP builds, some users yell at them for not realizing these are not "official" releases thus not for your daily driver.

    Thanks for the clarity. I'll update this weekend and report back on how it goes.
    12-01-2014 12:55 PM
  15. Guzzler3's Avatar
    You can always revert back with the recovery tools (used to be called Nokia Software Recovery, but not sure what's being called now).
    12-01-2014 05:12 PM
  16. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Hi Paul. Thanks for the reply. Was just looking for definitive confirmation -- more than a discussion to be 100% sure. If this phone bricks -- I'm headed to the doghouse. Mad wife = bad life.

    It's just that you get mixed messages on the Developer's Preview. Some people say that DP is the way to get around the carriers sitting on their hands and holding back software updates. But when some users report having issues with DP builds, some users yell at them for not realizing these are not "official" releases thus not for your daily driver.

    Thanks for the clarity. I'll update this weekend and report back on how it goes.
    As much as I've wasted so much of my life on phone forums - I'm only blaming myself, grin! - I've yet to see issues with PforD. It's solid, it works. PforD changed my 810 from something I hated to something that is wonderful.
    12-01-2014 09:54 PM
  17. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    You can always revert back with the recovery tools (used to be called Nokia Software Recovery, but not sure what's being called now).
    It's called Nokia Software Updater for Retail. Occasionally I've had issues with it not "seeing" phone that is definitely plugged in, but somehow I've always gotten around that. Usually be rebooting the PC.
    12-01-2014 09:55 PM
  18. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    It's called Nokia Software Updater for Retail. Occasionally I've had issues with it not "seeing" phone that is definitely plugged in, but somehow I've always gotten around that. Usually be rebooting the PC.
    You can always revert back with the recovery tools (used to be called Nokia Software Recovery, but not sure what's being called now).
    NSU for Retail and NSR have merged into one application: Lumia Software Recovery Tool 5.0 . Open either of the previous applications I listed and they will both merge into: Lumia Software Recovery Tool 5.0
    12-02-2014 06:16 PM
  19. stocktiki's Avatar
    So, thanks to the guidance and insights here, took the plunge this weekend and upgraded a Lumia 810 to Windows Phone 8.1. You guys were right. Works great! Got Cortana and the maps application and all the other improvements. It's like having a brand new phone!

    Thanks everyone. And it's great that Microsoft continues to support older hardware with Developer's Preview. That's a great bonus to the ecosystem.

    And if anyone discovers this thread in the future -- go ahead and upgrade your 810 to WP 8.1. It's totally worth it! Runs great.

    Thanks everyone!
    12-07-2014 05:57 PM
  20. Slyworm123's Avatar
    Good snark! Yes, OP, the 810 via Preview for Developers has had full featured 8.1 Update (GDR2) for a long, long time. And it's totally worth it!

    When I got my 810 perhaps 15 months ago, I absolutely hated it! As just one for instance, when idle the screen was just black. You'd have to fire it up just to see if you've missed a call or something. With PforD, you will run 8.1 Update and you will LOVE it!

    I got a Lumia 810. It tried the preview for developers. It not working. It just tells me it need a update. But my 810 says it up to date.... Please help.
    09-04-2015 11:12 PM
  21. slyworm93's Avatar
    Nvm. I got it to update... I'm a tmobile user. I simply learn how to flash the Lumia 810. I found a .ffu file that made my phone update into a different update. Than a day after I had that flash installed. I received an update in my Lumia 810 phone. And after I updated my phone. I got to use the preview for developers. Now. Really loving my phone. So just learn to flash a phone guys. 😊 the Nokia update for retailer and phone recovery or whatever doesn't work or support Lumia 810. So just flash the phone. And you'll get the update. And after the update. Get the "preview for developer" app. 😊 than you can take it from there.
    Last edited by slyworm93; 09-16-2015 at 01:03 AM.
    09-15-2015 01:05 AM
  22. mk1129's Avatar
    It looks quite tricky to me.
    1. Lumia 810 stucks at Nokia Lumia Amber (based on Windows Phone 8 Update 2, GDR2);
    2. It could be updated to Windows Phone 8 Update 3 (GDR3), then Windows Phone 8.1 with enabling "Preview for Developers" App on Windows Phone Preview for Developers Windows app development

    3. Only runing on Windows Phone 8.1, Lumia 810 is eligible to be updated to Windows 10 Mobile with joining Windows Insider Program.
    12-14-2015 04:06 AM
  23. tablack 1701's Avatar
    My Nokia 521 just died, literally ... will not even turn on. My brother sent me his old Lumia 810 and now I need to find out how, at this late date I can get the 8.1 update from 8.0 for this phone. I really miss my 8.1 phone and I miss Cortana.
    Please help me get back . . .
    I have briefly looked at the developer preview, but as of yet have not been able to find the right site.
    08-05-2016 12:00 PM
  24. tablack 1701's Avatar
    Where did you find this file? My 521 WP8.1 just died yesterday and am trying to get my backup Lumia 810 upgraded to 8.1. Really miss those features.
    08-05-2016 12:03 PM
  25. tablack 1701's Avatar
    Can you help me find the upgrade path you took, my WP8.1 just died and am trying to get an old Lumia 810 upgraded to WP8.1.
    08-05-2016 12:06 PM
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