1. SickArm's Avatar
    Hey guys, my UK o2 930 doesn't allow me to change my search provider from Bing to google.

    I want to change my rom to allow me to do this, I know some of you rocking a 930 can change this, would you mind sharing which country and carrier you're using please?

    Bonus points if anyone could provide me with one which is likely to receive update approval fast for when the next update rolls out.

    Thanks guys
    07-25-2014 04:53 PM
  2. JoaoCSM's Avatar
    Yes. Italian Country Variant (at least the Black IT CV, product code 059W0H8) allows you to change the default search provider to goolge or bing. And it allows you to set max data speed to 2G, 3G and 4G (GB CV doesn't allow this either, only 3G and 4G).
    SickArm likes this.
    07-26-2014 11:40 AM
  3. DJCBS's Avatar
    I bought my 930 in Belgium. It came with CV BeLux and it HAS Google. I swapped it with Deutsche Telekom's branded version and it ALSO has Google.
    Deutsche Telekom has a decent track record on updates. The 1020 had Black available upon launch of the update. The 920 got it a week or two later. So I have no complaints about it (plus, you get an awesome dark-ish grey accent colour.)
    07-27-2014 08:37 PM
  4. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    How do I change the ROM version?
    07-27-2014 09:56 PM
  5. DJCBS's Avatar
    How do I change the ROM version?
    You either flash it yourself (you'll void your warranty if they notice you did it) or take it to Nokia and ask them to do it which will preserve the warranty.
    07-27-2014 11:26 PM
  6. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    Give Bing a chance, the more people who use it, the more it will learn.
    Tom87 likes this.
    07-28-2014 02:09 AM
  7. DJCBS's Avatar
    Give Bing a chance, the more people who use it, the more it will learn.
    Bing outside the US is just horrible. It's not a question of learning, it's a question of Microsoft simply not putting any effort into making it worth the while. The day Microsoft stops the US-first-US-only-US-is-special attitude and starts to develop things according to where their consumers are, people will give Bing a chance.
    Ssrki and Suedezu like this.
    07-28-2014 11:19 AM
  8. ladyruri's Avatar
    off topic here
    my L930 is a HK variant
    am i able to replace the ROM with any other ROM or only specific ones?
    07-28-2014 04:51 PM
  9. DJCBS's Avatar
    off topic here
    my L930 is a HK variant
    am i able to replace the ROM with any other ROM or only specific ones?
    You can replace it with any other ROM. However, if you replace it with carrier ROMs, make sure that carrier doesn't simlock the phones.
    07-28-2014 08:02 PM
  10. MatchAttax08's Avatar
    Hey guys, my UK o2 930 doesn't allow me to change my search provider from Bing to google.

    I want to change my rom to allow me to do this, I know some of you rocking a 930 can change this, would you mind sharing which country and carrier you're using please?

    Bonus points if anyone could provide me with one which is likely to receive update approval fast for when the next update rolls out.

    Thanks guys
    So basically , you don't want Cortana once it rolls out in the UK over the coming weeks. As a side note, tell me any extras Google has over Bing in Europe.
    Asfalloth and Ssrki like this.
    07-28-2014 08:14 PM
  11. Willyman's Avatar
    Hong Kong CV, allows me to change to Google.
    07-28-2014 08:58 PM
  12. DJCBS's Avatar
    So basically , you don't want Cortana once it rolls out in the UK over the coming weeks.
    Cortana doesn't need a UK ROM. Just like we don't need a US ROM to access her now.
    07-29-2014 11:22 AM
  13. FunkTrooper's Avatar
    Does anyone know the product code of the Belgian ROM?
    Normally this is pretty easy to figure out -- just look for "BE CV" in a list of product codes.
    But in this case, the list is full of "countries" like 8H, 3V, and 7F. I'm guessing Belgium is one of these... obfuscated countries?
    07-30-2014 04:37 PM
  14. FunkTrooper's Avatar
    For anyone curious, I've managed to answer my own question.
    You can figure out which country a ROM is for by mapping a code inside the .FFU file name to the country/region list on this page: dev.windowsphone.com/en-US/OEM/docs/Customization/Registry_values_for_carrier-unlocked_phones
    So using NaviFirmPlus, I tried looking at the available files for each of the firmwares listed here: forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/10463101-post39.html

    So to answer my own question, 059W1J1 is Belgium (black).

    For extra genericness, one could also try worldwide (059W1L3) or Europe (059W0X5).
    08-01-2014 02:08 PM
  15. FunkTrooper's Avatar
    So I just flashed the “Europe” ROM (059W0X5). Despite my seemingly sound theory, this actually shows up as a “DK-IS” phone in Settings > About.

    Oh well, it's still nice and generic. And it has Google search and 2G/3G/4G option (instead of just 3G/4G on the GB CV).
    Last edited by FunkTrooper; 08-01-2014 at 02:56 PM.
    08-01-2014 02:35 PM
  16. inffy's Avatar
    That setting is a ie setting and should be available with any country version
    08-03-2014 10:05 AM
  17. vartanarsen's Avatar
    Sorry to bump an old thread guys, but between General Europe, Belux and ITalian, which one is best?
    02-03-2015 08:23 PM
  18. vartanarsen's Avatar
    Sorry, also does Europe, Italy and BeLux all have internet sharing override over SIM restrictions?
    02-03-2015 08:24 PM
  19. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    Bing inside the US is horrible IMO.
    Many times I've run the exact same search on Bing and Google.
    Google always turns up what I'm looking for and much more, Bing, rarely.

    Fred


    Bing outside the US is just horrible. It's not a question of learning, it's a question of Microsoft simply not putting any effort into making it worth the while. The day Microsoft stops the US-first-US-only-US-is-special attitude and starts to develop things according to where their consumers are, people will give Bing a chance.
    02-04-2015 07:23 AM
  20. JoaoCSM's Avatar
    Sorry, also does Europe, Italy and BeLux all have internet sharing override over SIM restrictions?
    Sorry, I didn't understand your question. I have the italian rom and I can check it for you. Please explain better your question.
    02-04-2015 12:50 PM
  21. vartanarsen's Avatar
    Sorry, I didn't understand your question. I have the italian rom and I can check it for you. Please explain better your question.
    Hi Joao...My carrier is blocking internet tethering....i wanted to know if Italian ROM allows it
    02-04-2015 04:02 PM
  22. JoaoCSM's Avatar
    Hi Joao...My carrier is blocking internet tethering....i wanted to know if Italian ROM allows it
    Well, my Lumia 930 has that option and it works, at least with my Surface.
    02-04-2015 06:23 PM

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