The Windows 10 April 2018 update has arrived! Get the new Dell XPS 15, starting at $999.99
  1. calfee20's Avatar
    I switched to Cricket so I wouldn't need Wi-Fi calling and I got Preview for developers to get 8.1. All I can say is Wow I am kicking myself for waiting so long. What a great update. It is worth switching carriers for and in my case the coverage is 10 times better. Do yourself a favor and do whatever you have to get 8.1.
    10-24-2014 10:20 AM
  2. pankaj981's Avatar
    Using the same combination as yours, T-Mobile unlocked 925 on Cricket, loving it so far. Only thing i miss is the Visual Voicemail. My 925 is running Cyan now
    10-24-2014 10:30 AM
  3. sealuva's Avatar
    FYI you are not running Cyan. You are running Windows 8.1 via DP. Cyan is a firmware update controlled by the Carrier which would provide even more features on top of Windows 8.1. There are tons of threads explaining this.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    10-24-2014 10:39 AM
  4. pankaj981's Avatar
    FYI you are not running Cyan. You are running Windows 8.1 via DP. Cyan is a firmware update controlled by the Carrier which would provide even more features on top of Windows 8.1. There are tons of threads explaining this.
    Thanks for explaining that. BTW from the number of devices (signature) I've owned you should've got an idea about my understanding on Windows Phone :P unless you used the WindowsCentral app to respond. Either way I never said I'm running the stock T-Mobile 925 firmware on my phone. I've flashed it to the Latin America Cyan firmware which supports the AWS and LTE bands for this phone, plus its unbranded and I don't have to ever wait for T-Mobile to push out updates anymore
    10-24-2014 07:05 PM
  5. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    I switched to Cricket so I wouldn't need Wi-Fi calling and I got Preview for developers to get 8.1. All I can say is Wow I am kicking myself for waiting so long. What a great update. It is worth switching carriers for and in my case the coverage is 10 times better. Do yourself a favor and do whatever you have to get 8.1.
    "Wouldn't need WFC?" What does that mean? If you need it, you need it. If you choose to not have it available, sure go to Cricket or whatever.

    You can get 8.1 via Preview for Developers for any WP. I'm running it on an 810 (flawless) and on a 925. The only issue with the latter is that SMS won't work whilst under WFC. A PITA for sure, probably a reason TM still hasn't released official 8.1 update to the 925. So, I just leave WFC off, and if I'm somewhere that I need it, I turn it on.
    10-24-2014 07:25 PM
  6. calfee20's Avatar
    "Wouldn't need WFC?" What does that mean? If you need it, you need it. If you choose to not have it available, sure go to Cricket or whatever..
    I live far enough out in the country that service is generally poor. Verizon was Ok and T-Mobile was useable only because of Wi-Fi calling. I liked the idea that my calls were still going over copper with Wi-Fi calling. Wi-Fi calling however produced it's own set of problems which you can read all over these forums. Recently a friend was over who had AT&T and he had 4 or 5 bars. I realized there was an AT&T tower less than 2 miles away. I should have realized this before but then again Cricket wasn't available 2 years ago in it's present form. I still have to thank T-Mobile for pushing AT&T to come up with a prepaid solution like Cricket or GoPhone.
    10-24-2014 09:16 PM
  7. Munter2's Avatar
    I live far enough out in the country that service is generally poor. Verizon was Ok and T-Mobile was useable only because of Wi-Fi calling. I liked the idea that my calls were still going over copper with Wi-Fi calling. Wi-Fi calling however produced it's own set of problems which you can read all over these forums. Recently a friend was over who had AT&T and he had 4 or 5 bars. I realized there was an AT&T tower less than 2 miles away. I should have realized this before but then again Cricket wasn't available 2 years ago in it's present form. I still have to thank T-Mobile for pushing AT&T to come up with a prepaid solution like Cricket or GoPhone.
    Cricket was giving $100 in credit if you ported a T-Mo number to them. I thought the offer expired today, but I saw someone say it's been extended to November 2nd. You might check it out. I got mine last month. The first month you pay for and then it's automatically applied the next two months.
    10-24-2014 10:51 PM
  8. Yazen's Avatar
    Would love to flash Latin America rom, afraid firmware will cause modem issues should I want to flash to T-Mobile in the future
    10-25-2014 10:05 AM
  9. pankaj981's Avatar
    It does not cause any modem issues. I've done it several times to go back and forth between the Latin America 7R firmware and the official T-Mobile firmware
    10-25-2014 10:53 AM
  10. Munter2's Avatar
    It does not cause any modem issues. I've done it several times to go back and forth between the Latin America 7R firmware and the official T-Mobile firmware
    You hear all kinds of issues from some posters, but I suspect their issues stem from not doing a master reset after the flash and has nothing to do with the ROM.
    10-25-2014 02:39 PM
  11. pankaj981's Avatar
    You hear all kinds of issues from some posters, but I suspect their issues stem from not doing a master reset after the flash and has nothing to do with the ROM.
    Agreed. Well some ROMs do mess up the bands for sure hence it's better to do some research before flashing a different ROM
    10-25-2014 07:21 PM
  12. calfee20's Avatar
    Cricket was giving $100 in credit if you ported a T-Mo number to them. I thought the offer expired today, but I saw someone say it's been extended to November 2nd. You might check it out. I got mine last month. The first month you pay for and then it's automatically applied the next two months.
    I forgot about that while I was in the store so I need to call. I'm glad you popped up here Munter. I was following a thread where you were explaining how to flash a rom. http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...-t-mobile.html
    I used NaviFirm+ and downloaded your suggested ROM plus the T-Mobile one. Then I followed your link to xda developers. I installed Nokia care suite and followed their directions but I get stuck at this point.
    656165dpm6.png
    The spinning dots won't stop and I have to use task manager to shut it down. I have the roms on my hard drive from the NaviFirm download but the xda method wanted the download to go through Nokia care suite. What operating system are you using? I was trying this on 8.1 but I have a 7 Pro and a windows 10 PC that I could try on. Thanks for all of your posts.
    10-26-2014 12:34 AM
  13. Munter2's Avatar
    I forgot about that while I was in the store so I need to call. I'm glad you popped up here Munter. I was following a thread where you were explaining how to flash a rom. http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...-t-mobile.html
    I used NaviFirm+ and downloaded your suggested ROM plus the T-Mobile one. Then I followed your link to xda developers. I installed Nokia care suite and followed their directions but I get stuck at this point.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	656165DPM6.png 
Views:	16 
Size:	73.1 KB 
ID:	85699
    The spinning dots won't stop and I have to use task manager to shut it down. I have the roms on my hard drive from the NaviFirm download but the xda method wanted the download to go through Nokia care suite. What operating system are you using? I was trying this on 8.1 but I have a 7 Pro and a windows 10 PC that I could try on. Thanks for all of your posts.
    You do need to download through the Nokia Care Suite. Replace the password files in the Nokia Care Suite with the new user name and password file you downloaded and extracted from the RAR file from the link in my previous post. Just search through the Care Suite installation to find the three files that are named the same as the new one and replace them. Nokia changed the password to access the files and that's one of the reasons it would keep searching. If you downloaded the ROMs from XDA already, you may still be able to just move them into the right folder and just search local content, but I honestly don't remember what folder that is as I just download them directly from Nokia/Microsoft. Operating system shouldn't matter, I use 8.1. The thing that does matter is having the Nokia Care Suite in the link I provided. There are many other places you can download it, but they usually have the wrong version and it won't work. I also noticed in the picture that you left blank the product code and product type which is RM893. You need to enter that information in the boxes or it will also search forever because of that. Hope I covered everything...good luck!!!
    Last edited by Munter2; 10-26-2014 at 03:19 AM.
    10-26-2014 02:58 AM
  14. pankaj981's Avatar
    Why are you still using Data Package Manager if you're done downloading the ROM?
    10-26-2014 08:46 AM
  15. Luis Lopez12's Avatar
    I am so disappointed with T-Mobile , it does not support Windows phones, I am still waiting for windows 8.1 and cyan on my Lumia 925
    10-28-2014 03:37 AM
  16. pankaj981's Avatar
    I am so disappointed with T-Mobile , it does not support Windows phones, I am still waiting for windows 8.1 and cyan on my Lumia 925
    The official update is out
    10-28-2014 06:38 PM
  17. RonV42's Avatar
    Just got my update tonight. Update took about 30 minutes total and now I have Cyan, Developer Preview, and Wi-Fi calling is working again for T-Mobile. Yea!
    sleeve22 likes this.
    10-28-2014 08:28 PM
  18. gernerttl's Avatar
    Just got my update tonight. Update took about 30 minutes total and now I have Cyan, Developer Preview, and Wi-Fi calling is working again for T-Mobile. Yea!
    Did you have DP before or after the Cyan update?
    10-29-2014 01:12 AM
  19. pankaj981's Avatar
    Did you have DP before or after the Cyan update?
    Doesn't matter, the firmware is being pushed through for folks on DP as well
    10-29-2014 07:50 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Why wont my mkv's play thought the media player
    By marboba in forum The Xbox Lounge
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-02-2015, 01:14 PM
  2. I don't get this "on contract" thing for phones
    By hisham691 in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-25-2014, 02:03 PM
  3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas getting Xbox 360 re-release on October 26
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-25-2014, 01:49 AM
  4. My fisrt app : Flat Belly Challenge
    By Adrien Rochedy in forum App Spotlight
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-24-2014, 09:45 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-24-2014, 07:10 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD