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  1. tofu.'s Avatar
    Maybe a silly question ... When you installed the 059T883 on your L925, did you check the APN settings? Would a wrong APN setting be preventing your phone from getting LTE? I'm on ATT and i know that "wap.cingular" APN is blocking LTE ... Could you follow up on this?
    i'm not sure if it would affect anything since "TMOBILE LTE" showed up under my APN settings menu, but to answer your question, yes i manually inputted fast.t-mobile.com just to test :(
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    10-11-2013 11:56 AM
  2. tofu.'s Avatar
    if anyone with a t-mobile US 925 has extra time over the weekend to reorganize their home screen tiles, please try the firmware so we can have a definitive answer. two tests are better than one ;)
    10-11-2013 11:57 AM
  3. b23h's Avatar
    if anyone with a t-mobile US 925 has extra time over the weekend to reorganize their home screen tiles, please try the firmware so we can have a definitive answer. two tests are better than one ;)
    tofu, have you installed the updated firmware from T-Mobile that just came out. I have a feeling you did your test just before the firmware was released. Yes, it would be good if someone else also tested v2's software with a US T-Mobile 925 (but it would be best if they tested it with the new firmware).

    I have nothing other than intuition to confirm, but I think at the end of the day somebody is going to buy the v2 and find that it does work on USA's T-Mobile 4g network. Perhaps the T-Mobile version lacks the right firmware to be used with v2's software??

    While we are on my wish list, I am hoping that at one point someone with the v2 tries to flash T-Mobile's USA OS onto it so we can see how that works, and if Wireless Calling is enabled as well.

    Finally to end in fantasy land, I hope they come out with a 32gb variant of v2!! That would make me very happy, and I would be curious as to what the price spread would be.
    10-11-2013 12:26 PM
  4. kabel_mk's Avatar
    i'm not sure if it would affect anything since "TMOBILE LTE" showed up under my APN settings menu, but to answer your question, yes i manually inputted fast.t-mobile.com just to test :(
    Tofu, could you tell me how did you manage to flash different firmware on your L925, please? One of my colleagues has ATT L925 and he wants to flash some rom on it to get data sense. We have tried with different versions of Nokia Care Suite and can't flash any rom on it. We even tried to flash the T-Mobiles USA on it, but we are getting error that says that product code is not compatible.
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    10-13-2013 01:12 AM
  5. tofu.'s Avatar
    You know what guys, I may have made a huge mistake.

    The stock T-Mobile firmware no longer shows LTE from my location. I only get 4g here, which is basically what T-Mobile calls H+
    Odds are my LTE signal over here crapped out during the time I was testing the negri firmware, and my results are inaccurate!


    I'll do more testing during the week when I am in Manhattan where I usually get a strong LTE signal.


    I apologize for the confusion, but at least there is still hope.
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    10-13-2013 11:07 AM
  6. kabel_mk's Avatar
    This is the error message i'm getting on my ATT L1020 when i try to flash Rogers CA rom:

    0xFA001304: Platform ID check fails. Reason(s): The FFU file is not meant for this product. The platform ID of image does not match with platform ID of the device.

    My colleague on his ATT L925 is getting the same error when he tries to flash a different rom on it. Is it possible that only the ATT's Lumias are crippled?
    10-13-2013 11:12 AM
  7. tofu.'s Avatar
    I'll post some instructions when I get to the PC. A bit hard writing it on the phone ;)

    But he should be able to flash any firmware without a problem
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    10-13-2013 11:18 AM
  8. tofu.'s Avatar
    Tofu, could you tell me how did you manage to flash different firmware on your L925, please? One of my colleagues has ATT L925 and he wants to flash some rom on it to get data sense. We have tried with different versions of Nokia Care Suite and can't flash any rom on it. We even tried to flash the T-Mobiles USA on it, but we are getting error that says that product code is not compatible.
    I assume you've managed to download the firmware you want to use.



    The first step is to never at any point connect your phone via usb. In the top left drop down menu, it should show "no connection".

    What you want to do is open the proper product for that firmware (file > open product)

    In the lower left corner click programming > recovery

    Click "update list" in the main window and it should display the firmware you've chosen

    Click start (still keep your phone disconnected from the computer)

    It should then pop up with a screen instructing you how to connect your phone (it will tell you to hold down the volume and power button and wait for a vibrate). Do as it says and you should be good to go.
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    10-13-2013 12:46 PM
  9. kabel_mk's Avatar
    I assume you've managed to download the firmware you want to use.
    The first step is to never at any point connect your phone via usb. In the top left drop down menu, it should show "no connection".
    What you want to do is open the proper product for that firmware (file > open product)
    In the lower left corner click programming > recovery
    Click "update list" in the main window and it should display the firmware you've chosen
    Click start (still keep your phone disconnected from the computer)
    It should then pop up with a screen instructing you how to connect your phone (it will tell you to hold down the volume and power button and wait for a vibrate). Do as it says and you should be good to go.
    Thanks for the instructions. We have followed your instructions and couldn't flash anything on his L925. We tried to flash on different win 7 PC that didn't have Nokia Care Suite installed just to be sure that the PC do not have any flags/settings that could block the flashing, and after we installed the Nokia Care Suite, we disconnected the PC from the internet before started the Nokia Care Suite for the first time. We thought that the NCS could be pulling blacklisted product codes from remote server and that is why the flashing is failing.

    We used Navifirm+ to download multiple firmwares and NCS could see them (click "update list" worked - the product code appeared). After clicking start, new window showed up with instructions (VolDn + Power and wait for a vibrate), we did the instructions, even got a warning that we are about to start flashing rom with different product code, clicked "yes" on that and still ended up with the same error:

    0xFA001304: Platform ID check fails. Reason(s): The FFU file is not meant for this product. The platform ID of image does not match with platform ID of the device.

    Tried flashing something on my L1020, got the same error. Man, these ATT folks are really pain in the rear. I've read that the European L1020 (RM-875) doesn't have this restriction and it seems that all other L925 doesn't have any flashing restrictions either. Just ATT Lumias are messed up it seems. I hope i'm wrong, but doesn't look like so far ...
    10-13-2013 06:10 PM
  10. tofu.'s Avatar
    Try renaming the folder C:\ProgramData\Nokia\Packages\Products\RM-89X (whichever firmware variant you downloaded) to:

    C:\ProgramData\Nokia\Packages\Products\RM-821


    open the product as a lumia 920 (rm-821) and try flashing the 925 using that method.


    it'll assume your phone is a 920, but still use the 925 firmware. There's another thread on this board documenting this method.
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    10-13-2013 06:29 PM
  11. kabel_mk's Avatar
    Try renaming the folder C:\ProgramData\Nokia\Packages\Products\RM-89X (whichever firmware variant you downloaded) to:
    C:\ProgramData\Nokia\Packages\Products\RM-821
    open the product as a lumia 920 (rm-821) and try flashing the 925 using that method.
    it'll assume your phone is a 920, but still use the 925 firmware. There's another thread on this board documenting this method.
    Thanks again. I've tried this renaming trick, but still coming up short. Same error with same error number
    10-13-2013 06:42 PM
  12. tofu.'s Avatar
    sorry to hear that. maybe this deserves a separate thread so more ATT users can chime in?
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    10-13-2013 06:54 PM
  13. kabel_mk's Avatar
    sorry to hear that. maybe this deserves a separate thread so more ATT users can chime in?
    I guess, i should start a thread, somebody might have found the secret sauce for the successful flash :)
    10-13-2013 07:10 PM
  14. b23h's Avatar
    You know what guys, I may have made a huge mistake.

    The stock T-Mobile firmware no longer shows LTE from my location. I only get 4g here, which is basically what T-Mobile calls H+
    Odds are my LTE signal over here crapped out during the time I was testing the negri firmware, and my results are inaccurate!


    I'll do more testing during the week when I am in Manhattan where I usually get a strong LTE signal.


    I apologize for the confusion, but at least there is still hope.
    If you do have time to run that test and the inclination to mess with your phone still, I certainly would be interested in what you find....
    10-16-2013 07:03 PM
  15. chrixx's Avatar
    I guess, i should start a thread, somebody might have found the secret sauce for the successful flash :)
    I am getting the same error on my AT&T Lumia 925. Haven't found a solution.
    10-21-2013 03:01 AM
  16. b23h's Avatar
    I won't be the one to test the 925.2. I've ended up getting a fairly cheap HTC 8X for use on T-Mobile.
    11-08-2013 09:27 AM
  17. skjarl's Avatar
    So what's the consensus? Will this thing work at LTE speeds on T-Mobile's network? What did your test reveal, Tofu?
    12-31-2013 05:47 PM
  18. b23h's Avatar
    So what's the consensus? Will this thing work at LTE speeds on T-Mobile's network? What did your test reveal, Tofu?
    Good question! I think to sum up the consensus (and per the response from Negri) would be that the device is capable of LTE speeds on T-Mobile's network.

    I am a bit disappointed that no one has reported buying the device for use on T-Mobile, that would have told us if it ended up getting GDR 3 even though the 925 on T-Mobile itself has not. I think that overall the consensus would be that the 925 v2 would be a superior phone to the one that T-Mobile is selling as it will likely get updates that T-Mobile drags their feet on (or may end up not supporting at all, we all know T-Mobile abandons Windows Phones devices left and right). The only downside to the version 2 device is that it would most likely not support wi-fi calling on the T-Mobile network without flashing it to a T-Mobile ROM (given that would work).
    12-31-2013 07:52 PM
  19. skjarl's Avatar
    I can live with their return policy. I'm going to buy one in a moment. I'll stop by and let you folks know what I find out. Wish me luck.
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    01-01-2014 12:43 PM
  20. b23h's Avatar
    I can live with their return policy. I'm going to buy one in a moment. I'll stop by and let you folks know what I find out. Wish me luck.
    That would be great! I expect a number of us will be interested in your conclusions. I am sad that they never came out with a 32gb version of the 925.2, I expect that would have gotten a number of people off the fence.
    01-01-2014 02:51 PM
  21. skjarl's Avatar
    After an incredible debacle with Fedex, I received my phone a few minutes ago. Be aware that Negri will flag your shipment as requiring a signature from the residence. That means you can't pick it up from their shipping centers. It MUST be delivered and signed for at the address. I think you *can* sign the slip and have them leave it, but that's not a good idea in a lot of places unless you like giving away $400 phones.

    Anyway, I ordered the black one and that's what they sent me. It looks slick. After popping my SIM in, the phone came up and was reporting "L" speed, which I assume is LTE. The speed backs up my assumption. It also has an option to lower that speed to whatever level you want. It is Nokia branded on the top of the face by the USB port.

    I fully expected it to not work for T-Mobile at >2G speeds, but I am happy to report I was wrong. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.
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    01-07-2014 11:39 AM
  22. b23h's Avatar
    After an incredible debacle with Fedex, I received my phone a few minutes ago. Be aware that Negri will flag your shipment as requiring a signature from the residence. That means you can't pick it up from their shipping centers. It MUST be delivered and signed for at the address. I think you *can* sign the slip and have them leave it, but that's not a good idea in a lot of places unless you like giving away $400 phones.

    Anyway, I ordered the black one and that's what they sent me. It looks slick. After popping my SIM in, the phone came up and was reporting "L" speed, which I assume is LTE. The speed backs up my assumption. It also has an option to lower that speed to whatever level you want. It is Nokia branded on the top of the face by the USB port.

    I fully expected it to not work for T-Mobile at >2G speeds, but I am happy to report I was wrong. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.
    Congratulations!!! I am happy it is working well on T-Mobile. Your aesthetic sense is similar to mine, I would have gotten the black as well. I am a tad surprised you purchased the phone if you thought it would not likely get over 2G speeds. I assume it boots up with a Windows Phone splash and likely a Nokia splash. I also assume that the only real downside to that phone as against the T-Mobile version is the lack of Wi-Fi calling.

    For those that have experience flashing the OS (which I don't other than cab updates with WP 7) I guess the real question would be can one flash the T-Mobile version of the 925's OS onto 925.2 IF ONE WANTED Wi-Fi CALLING? I am not asking you to run that experiment, it's only a hypothetical.

    Again, congratulations!!!! I hope you are satisfied with it. I've heard the metal trim on the black version is a tad darker than the white version's trim and is pretty attractive. Have fun and thanks for telling us. If after time you feel like giving us a final sum up, I'd be interested....

    Oh, and I forgot about GDR 3. I think everyone would be interested to see when your device gets GDR 3 versus when T-Mobile releases it for their 925.
    01-07-2014 02:59 PM
  23. skjarl's Avatar
    The metal trim is indeed darker than the white version at the T-Mobile store. I am currently running 8.0.10328.78 with no updates available. I'll try to remember to drop by when it updates to let you folks know. I'm not really interested in messing with the firmware on the phone right now just to satisfy academic curiosity. No offense. :) The reason I took a chance was because Negri has a good return policy: 5% restocking fee and 7 days to make up your mind. I would have only been out $20-30 if the radio didn't do what I wanted it to. The risk was worth it.
    01-07-2014 06:40 PM
  24. b23h's Avatar
    The metal trim is indeed darker than the white version at the T-Mobile store. I am currently running 8.0.10328.78 with no updates available. I'll try to remember to drop by when it updates to let you folks know. I'm not really interested in messing with the firmware on the phone right now just to satisfy academic curiosity. No offense. :) The reason I took a chance was because Negri has a good return policy: 5% restocking fee and 7 days to make up your mind. I would have only been out $20-30 if the radio didn't do what I wanted it to. The risk was worth it.
    Thanks for the information. Yes, I am sure that we would be interested in when you get GDR 3 and no I really wasn't expecting you to experiment with your new phone. Congrats and thanks for the info!!! HAVE FUN WITH IT!
    01-07-2014 06:56 PM
  25. skjarl's Avatar
    Looks like I just got 8.0.10517.150 pushed to my phone. FYI.
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    01-13-2014 02:07 PM
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