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  1. scgf's Avatar
    I must be mad, lol. Just flashed my French 930 with the CV UK unbranded firmware. It really doesn't make any difference but being a geek I wanted to do it. The 930 is an RM-1045 and the firmware codes are here: Product Codes Nokia Lumia 930 Rm-1045 - Product Codes Nokia - Nokioteca [Nokia] Forum - I have the white 930 so my product code for the UK unbranded firmware is 059W025

    Flashing instructions are here: [How To] Unbrand/flash all Nokia Android - xda-developers
    07-10-2014 08:35 AM
  2. thatuxguy's Avatar
    Dude you are indeed mental, but thanks for sharing. i am gonna do this too lol

    059W006 For me :D BR_Orange device. Need to get my transitions lenses sorted soon.
    Last edited by thatuxguy; 07-10-2014 at 09:53 AM.
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    07-10-2014 09:29 AM
  3. thatuxguy's Avatar
    Did it work ok? And was it pretty simple to do?
    07-10-2014 10:05 AM
  4. hattersley's Avatar
    My phone just turned up! I was already thinking about converting to UK ROM, with the details you've provided I'm following the howto now!
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    07-10-2014 10:27 AM
  5. scgf's Avatar
    Yeah, very straight forward. In an hour or so my phone looked identical to how it did before but with UK firmware. Tiles you have pinned from within an app are there but might need deleting and re-adding (such as individual podcasts etc.), but SO much better than how it used to be when it took forever to pin apps, change the tile size and get things back to how they were.
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    07-10-2014 11:14 AM
  6. hattersley's Avatar
    I can report full success in swapping to the UK firmware! I would say that the device required a hard reset before it would boot correctly though.
    thatuxguy likes this.
    07-10-2014 11:17 AM
  7. scgf's Avatar
    The only slightly fiddly bit was getting the phone into the mode where it could be upgraded. Follow the instructions in the Nokia app - go to update, without the phone connected so it throws up an error, then connect it, do the power/volume thing and straight after feeling the vibration hit OK. I found if I released the volume button slightly after I had let go of the power button it kicked in.
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    07-10-2014 11:17 AM
  8. OHardy's Avatar
    It's pretty simple, I flashed an unbranded NL920 French ROM to my AT&T NL920 over 1 1/2yr ago. I'm tempted to flash the Finland NL925 ROM to my unbranded NL925.
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    07-10-2014 11:27 AM
  9. thatuxguy's Avatar
    I assume the color at the end for example my ROM just sets the default theme.

    What was the default on you white system?
    07-10-2014 03:08 PM
  10. scgf's Avatar
    I don't know, as soon as I switched it on I opted to restore it so never actually saw the start screen until it had inherited my cyan theme. I'm a bit of a purist though so am happier flashing the white firmware version on a white phone. I know that's all it does though, sets the colour to the default for that particular phone.
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    07-10-2014 03:16 PM
  11. scgf's Avatar
    I have noticed one or two improvements over the French firmware. The purple hue on grey backgrounds is nowhere near as pronounced and I can opt for spoken street names in both Here Drive and Co-Pilot, neither of which were available to me previously even though I had opted for all the UK language personalisations in settings. Maybe I'd missed something.
    07-10-2014 03:20 PM
  12. thatuxguy's Avatar
    under the extra info does it now say the carrier is 000-gb instead of fr?

    I was thinking, these "extras" the UK users are getting we might be able to claim as its all done online ;)
    07-10-2014 03:21 PM
  13. scgf's Avatar
    Yes, 000-GB.
    07-10-2014 03:39 PM
  14. thatuxguy's Avatar
    All done just installing apps now. One issue I have is I can't detect my 5g wifi only the 2.4g one.

    Anyone else had this issue?
    07-10-2014 03:51 PM
  15. thatuxguy's Avatar
    I have noticed one or two improvements over the French firmware. The purple hue on grey backgrounds is nowhere near as pronounced and I can opt for spoken street names in both Here Drive and Co-Pilot, neither of which were available to me previously even though I had opted for all the UK language personalisations in settings. Maybe I'd missed something.
    I did download the English speech pack as that was set to French.
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    07-10-2014 04:11 PM
  16. Snapples's Avatar
    I must be mad, lol. Just flashed my French 930 with the CV UK unbranded firmware. It really doesn't make any difference but being a geek I wanted to do it. The 930 is an RM-1045 and the firmware codes are here: Product Codes Nokia Lumia 930 Rm-1045 - Product Codes Nokia - Nokioteca [Nokia] Forum - I have the white 930 so my product code for the UK unbranded firmware is 059W025

    Flashing instructions are here: [How To] Unbrand/flash all Nokia Android - xda-developers
    My 930 arrives tomorrow so if I am feeling brave I might have a try at flashing to UK firmware. I also have the white variant, please can you confirm the following?

    Product type: RM-1045
    Product code: 059W025
    07-10-2014 04:48 PM
  17. scgf's Avatar
    I did download the English speech pack as that was set to French.
    That's what I must have missed!
    07-11-2014 01:32 AM
  18. thatuxguy's Avatar
    My 930 arrives tomorrow so if I am feeling brave I might have a try at flashing to UK firmware. I also have the white variant, please can you confirm the following?

    Product type: RM-1045
    Product code: 059W025
    That looks right to me
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    07-11-2014 01:41 AM
  19. thatuxguy's Avatar
    WiFi issue sorted! Just rebooted my router :)
    07-11-2014 01:42 AM
  20. KPAkiller's Avatar
    What exact benefits are there to having the uk firmware if you can set the phone to English United kingdom under language and download the language packs for the maps and speech recognition?

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    07-11-2014 02:41 AM
  21. thatuxguy's Avatar
    What exact benefits are there to having the uk firmware if you can set the phone to English United kingdom under language and download the language packs for the maps and speech recognition?

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    Well i assume you will get updates to the OS rolled out at the same time as the UK users, rather than whatever firmware you have installed.

    I think its more of an OCD thing lol as scgf said he's a perfectionist, and for me i just feel happier that its running UK based firmware. Least i wont need to download UK language updates if i ever reset the phone ;)
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    07-11-2014 03:47 AM
  22. Snapples's Avatar
    Curiosity got the better of me and i decided to flash my Amazon.fr Nokia Lumia 930 with the UK firmware. Found the whole process very easy and everything went smooth. When you come to the power/volume thing follow the on screen instructions rather than the XDA tutorial as it will save a lot of messing around.
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    07-11-2014 09:48 AM
  23. alan61's Avatar
    I received my 930 from Amazon fr on Thursday and I am really pleased with it. Today I flashed the UK firmware and all whent ok for me too.
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    07-11-2014 02:33 PM
  24. T_OBE's Avatar
    So I have ordered my green Lumia 930 in New Zealand from a local parallel importer so it will be coming from Europe somewhere. I have looked through the codes and cannot find NZ firmware even though we are getting a black version through Vodafone. So I'm guessing that NZ would be lumped in with Australia. And... it seems Australia are not getting the green variant. My question is if I flashed my Lumia 930 to a local firmware (AU) but in the white or black version would I all I loose be the bright green theme in settings?
    07-11-2014 08:48 PM
  25. scgf's Avatar
    No, the colour bit only dictates the startup theme - as least that's how it was with the 920. Don't think you get anything extra by choosing a particular colour firmware. Don't quote me on that though!
    T_OBE likes this.
    07-12-2014 02:53 AM
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