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  1. lylone's Avatar
    Okay.. Well someone better do something. Either update or allow us to swap to a new smartphone. Was just told by two banks that they will no longer support apps for version 8.0 very soon. I will be furious when that happens!
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    01-30-2015 03:18 PM
  2. arbyjr's Avatar
    Okay.. Well someone better do something. Either update or allow us to swap to a new smartphone. Was just told by two banks that they will no longer support apps for version 8.0 very soon. I will be furious when that happens!
    Install the developer preview and you should be fine...
    01-30-2015 06:04 PM
  3. grafixguy#AC's Avatar
    Install the developer preview and you should be fine...
    Nonsense! Most of us already have done that...many months ago. Without the firmware some very important features don't work.

    As for the Banks, Chase and BofA, they're pulling support completely for Windows Phone so it has nothing to do with this.
    01-30-2015 06:59 PM
  4. arbyjr's Avatar
    Nonsense! Most of us already have done that...many months ago. Without the firmware some very important features don't work.

    As for the Banks, Chase and BofA, they're pulling support completely for Windows Phone so it has nothing to do with this.
    "Okay.. Well someone better do something. Either update or allow us to swap to a new smartphone. Was just told by two banks that they will no longer support apps for version 8.0 very soon. I will be furious when that happens!"

    If the banks that they are referring too are not just pulling the plug on Windows phone and if the poster of this comment had not installed DP 8.1, then my reply applies.
    01-30-2015 07:23 PM
  5. jbclemons's Avatar
    Icon DP8.1, still showing "Black" in extras+info, and I have Windows Insider installed, which was updated today. Before the update I'd get a screen asking for Microsoft domain account (don't have an MS domain acct), now it opens with a single option: Get preview builds. When I select that I get 2 options: "Microsoft account" and "Domain account". When I try to connect using the "Microsoft account" option, I'm told to confirm I have registered with the Windows Insider Program, and that my "phone meets the system requirements".

    I've verified my Windows Insider acct, so I'd say I don't meet system requirements. I think this means I need something newer than "Black" firmware, since my OS is latest from DP.
    01-30-2015 07:45 PM
  6. grafixguy#AC's Avatar
    01-30-2015 08:13 PM
  7. Kasey Pierce's Avatar
    Icon DP8.1, still showing "Black" in extras+info, and I have Windows Insider installed, which was updated today. Before the update I'd get a screen asking for Microsoft domain account (don't have an MS domain acct), now it opens with a single option: Get preview builds. When I select that I get 2 options: "Microsoft account" and "Domain account". When I try to connect using the "Microsoft account" option, I'm told to confirm I have registered with the Windows Insider Program, and that my "phone meets the system requirements".

    I've verified my Windows Insider acct, so I'd say I don't meet system requirements. I think this means I need something newer than "Black" firmware, since my OS is latest from DP.
    Have you not read like....any of the articles/forum posts on this website? if not, welcome! if so.../facepalm

    The insider app is being rolled out in perpetration for Windows Phone 10...which has not yet been released.
    01-30-2015 08:33 PM
  8. arbyjr's Avatar
    Yes that may be, but what was posted was again,
    "Okay.. Well someone better do something. Either update or allow us to swap to a new smartphone. Was just told by two banks that they will no longer support apps for version 8.0 very soon. I will be furious when that happens!"

    So we are not knowing if they were referring to the Chase and Bank of America app deal or any other bank app.

    That being said, this wouldn't be the only time that apps would not work on WP8.0, there are others that you need to have WP8.1 installed for the apps to work. Not needing the firmware update, just WP8.1...
    01-30-2015 08:40 PM
  9. jbclemons's Avatar
    Yes, I've read quite a few, actually. Just mentioning that Windows Insider app was updated today (for me, at least - I already had it installed). And trying to point out that Icon running DP 8.1 with Black firmware apparently isn't good enough - probably need Denim.
    01-30-2015 08:47 PM
  10. jazz70's Avatar
    Yes, I've read quite a few, actually. Just mentioning that Windows Insider app was updated today (for me, at least - I already had it installed). And trying to point out that Icon running DP 8.1 with Black firmware apparently isn't good enough - probably need Denim.
    WP Preview is not out yet, we don't have definite confirmation yet we need Denim to run the Preview but signs seem to be pointing in that direction

    Last edited by jazz70; 01-30-2015 at 09:09 PM.
    01-30-2015 08:56 PM
  11. savagelizards's Avatar
    This thread is so depressing... I would absolutely recommend the DP 8.1 solution to anyone with and Icon. I dont have wifi problems, the OS is just about 100x better, and the battery is no worse for me than before - it was simply undersized from the beginning, given its small capacity and the power-hungry specs of the display and processor.

    That said, Miracast, Bluetooth 4.0LE and sensorcore activation all require new firmware. So does the new Camera app. So all these new things are making me anticipate Denim, and the moving targets are the classic Charlie Brown and the football situation. Arrrrgh! Telling me all these thing are coming and failing to deliver them is distracting me from the fact that once I got 8.1 the Icon became the best phone I have ever owned and I love it.

    Curse you Verizon!
    01-31-2015 07:14 AM
  12. grafixguy#AC's Avatar
    So we are not knowing if they were referring to the Chase and Bank of America app deal or any other bank app.
    Seriously?
    01-31-2015 08:22 AM
  13. vepac's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind dp if I had the bt 4.0 usable.
    01-31-2015 06:32 PM
  14. lylone's Avatar
    I have BofA and Chase.. Both are discontinuing their WP apps.
    01-31-2015 09:29 PM
  15. 2390's Avatar
    Oh, FYI, this is an article on battery efficiency from Lumia black with DP vs Cyan. There is a huge difference
    http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/features/item/20019_Windows_Phone_81_officialLumia.php
    Last edited by 2390; 02-01-2015 at 08:06 AM. Reason: forgot link
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    02-01-2015 08:06 AM
  16. Games Goblin's Avatar
    I can only hope that Microsoft has learnt the lesson here over the life of Windows 8/8.1 - that they must build in some kind of mechanism in the Windows 10 Preview program which enables Microsoft to push out firmware updates themselves- thus, totally bypassing the carriers. The software recovery tool allows us to go back to stock if we wish (for claiming warranty etc)
    02-01-2015 08:38 AM
  17. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Happy February, official WP8.1 for the Icon thread.

    You die this month...
    02-01-2015 08:49 AM
  18. jazz70's Avatar
    Happy February, official WP8.1 for the Icon thread.

    You die this month...
    this is Verizon we are dealing with, don't jinx it
    02-01-2015 09:10 AM
  19. laramr's Avatar
    Which begs a question: What is everyone going to do with the extra free time not spent checking in here and pushing that damn Update Phone button?
    Chazcu, nikholaspappas and MKairys like this.
    02-01-2015 10:40 AM
  20. someone2639's Avatar
    Which begs a question: What is everyone going to do with the extra free time not spent checking in here and pushing that damn Update Phone button?
    Super Bowl, complaining that your team could've done better, etc.
    02-01-2015 10:44 AM
  21. xrs22's Avatar
    I went into Verizon to get my son his first phone(basic, he'll be 11) and asked if they were gonna be getting windows phones at all besides the M one 8 and ative SE that were just sitting out there. They said yes, sometime in march I believe. Well I guess I'll just have to wait and see.
    02-01-2015 10:52 AM
  22. TheJoester09's Avatar
    I went into Verizon to get my son his first phone(basic, he'll be 11) and asked if they were gonna be getting windows phones at all besides the M one 8 and ative SE that were just sitting out there. They said yes, sometime in march I believe. Well I guess I'll just have to wait and see.
    If they release a new WP in March, the timing will work out so they can discontinue it just before Windows 10 hits. That's about the shelf life Verizon gives WPs, right?
    02-01-2015 10:58 AM
  23. dkediger's Avatar
    02-01-2015 11:02 AM
  24. SpaceyO's Avatar
    We went to the VZ store so my gf could get her HTC M8 (Windows, of course) and they still have the Icon on display. I tried to get one there 3 weeks ago and they were sold out then. I asked the salesman why it was still out if it's discontinued and they can't get anymore (they tried 3 weeks ago). His answer was some mumbling off about "backfilling old stock"...I think - the mumbling started early on in the sentence :)
    02-01-2015 11:10 AM
  25. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Which begs a question: What is everyone going to do with the extra free time not spent checking in here and pushing that damn Update Phone button?
    I don't hit the update button that much. Just check this thread and the Windows Central front page. Gives me plenty of time to spend with my bride, play with my puppy, do ministry with my church, shovel my driveway, read books, etc... You know, life :).
    02-01-2015 11:11 AM
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