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  1. anywhereanytime's Avatar
    It's not a bug. Cobalt blue changed color when the Developer's Preview first came out (and changing brightness settings won't help).
    Really - well, I certainly consider this a "bug" as there is NO blue = not cobalt blue. not dark blue, not royal blue?
    02-11-2015 09:32 PM
  2. 2390's Avatar
    That wasn't in reference to the preview or denim, it was just saying that screenshots are...
    Screenshots work fine for me...
    02-11-2015 09:40 PM
  3. 2390's Avatar
    Here is a screenshot - yes, seems to be "volume up and power now" - but, not "cobalt blue"?

    Attachment 96585
    Doesn't look very different to me. Then again, I'm color blind to certain shades of red, so it may be throwing me off
    02-11-2015 09:45 PM
  4. anywhereanytime's Avatar
    Solved, but why Microsoft I ask as Cobalt Blue should be "Cobalt Blue ?

    OK, there are quite a few "apps" to change the "tile colors" - I used an App called "Custom tile colors" which is free and picked "primary blue = RGB of 0 - 0 -255 - under Theme "choose photo" which the app creates - and BAM! Surprised that Microsoft did NOT include this as a "feature"
    02-11-2015 09:50 PM
  5. anywhereanytime's Avatar
    Here is a screenshot - yes, seems to be "volume up and power now" - but, not "cobalt blue"?

    Attachment 96585
    BTW ... the calendar background - in the attachment below- is "is the old cobalt blue from Lumia Black" = quite a difference !

    lumia-denim-not-cobalt-blue.jpg

    Here is the "difference" - the NEW Lumia Denim "Cobalt" blue - screenshot above - and RGB 0-0-255 BLUE" below !!!

    new-0-0-255-blue-versus-lumia-denim-so-called-cobalt-blue.jpg
    Last edited by anywhereanytime; 02-11-2015 at 10:19 PM.
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    02-11-2015 10:03 PM
  6. randyoaks187's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed the reception changing with Denim? I had never seen my phone roam ever (in fact I had no idea that the little triangle in the notification bar was the symbol for roaming, since I had never seen it before). I know its only a few hours since the update went live, but I would say at least half the day my phone has had that symbol now. Anyone else notice that at all? system-callout-order-icons_invariantculture_default.png
    02-11-2015 10:38 PM
  7. anywhereanytime's Avatar
    OK, I am a happy camper:

    1) Smooth as SILK OTA upgrade from Black to Denim - about 20 minutes total - huge bonus was, my entire start screen tile layout was 100% preserved

    2) At least 1 extra bar Verizon 4G LTE in Silicon Valley = from 1-2 to 2-3 at the office (but, frankly in the entire time I have owned the Icon - Sept 2014 - I have never had a bad W-Fi connection issue

    3) More features including "a number of apps that required" 8.1

    4) WiDi - Miracast = Lumia screen to an HDTV = beautiful

    5) And ... I have NOT even gotten into the camera updates yet = next few days
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    02-11-2015 10:39 PM
  8. gernerttl's Avatar
    Perhaps .... I tried everything, including soft reset = volume down + windows key - and still "BLUE with a plum cast" = very noticeable as it permeates across EVERYTHING!

    Tried to do a "screenshot" with power + windows key but "didn't work" as with Black?
    Screen shot is power + volume up button.
    02-11-2015 10:47 PM
  9. mortici's Avatar
    I just realized that the blacks aren't black anymore, it's a bit reddish mostly near the bottom. It was pure black before.

    EDIT: The whole screen has a very red/brown tint when on high brightness. Hmm...
    You and me both good sir, until you mentioned it I didn't notice, went into a dark room and set the brightness to high on a black image and I got a huge light bleed. Seems the issue was common on the 930, a firmware update and the display app were the fix, but in the past others had to hard reset and not update the display app to not have this hue/bleed issue... I wonder if we got the bug they were plagued with :(

    Looks like others are having the same issue on r/windowsphone :(

    Gah need figure out if LSRT users aren't having the issue.
    Last edited by mortici; 02-12-2015 at 11:07 AM.
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    02-11-2015 11:11 PM
  10. TrueMetalGeek's Avatar
    I did the update and it went without a hitch.

    One update I just discovered is that you can now select the screen timeout to be LONGER than 5 minutes now...
    ABOUT TIME! I hated how the screen would only get 5 minutes MAX even if I had it plugged in the car.
    Now it has longer intervals as well as NEVER for an option.

    I set it to 15 minutes. And when I don't want the screen to stay on I already have the habit to tap the power button to put it to sleep anyway when I am done with it.
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    02-11-2015 11:37 PM
  11. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Guess this thread can finally be closed. :-)
    Guess I was wrong. (315 post after my remark)
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    02-12-2015 03:53 AM
  12. savagelizards's Avatar
    yes, this. pretty sure nokia motion has been retired.

    also, it does offer a step counter tile. if you do a deep pin from within the app
    I couldn't find a way to make the live tile transparent, which is key to that part of my start screen real estate. I resorted to transparency tiles, which offers a tile for Health + Fitness. Unfortunately, these tiles are static, so they don't display info. I will keep playing around, hopefully there is a better solution.
    02-12-2015 05:46 AM
  13. savagelizards's Avatar
    After wearing denim for the last 15 hours, a few more observations:

    • 1:clock digital clock is my nighttime bedside clock. Since Denim upgrade, the clock no longer remains on past timeout. I need to see if the settings changed, but I woke up not knowing what time it was.
    • Hey Cortana is nice and generally works well (probably my favorite feature and I didn't expect it to be), but I went to show my daughter the feature and it failed repeatedly. I suspect Battery saver turns this feature off (down to 10% battery life at the time).
    • I'm happy that Project My Screen now works. I found it's a quick shortcut to run xbox Music through my stereo if no one is watching TV.
    • FM Radio finally works. There are times when that feature will come in handy. Seems to use up the battery though. Not sure why because battery saver didn't show a lot of use, but I went form 50% to 10% quickly and wasn't doing much else.
    • New camera app is great in low light, with a caveat: no backlighting of any kind. That seems to throw its algorithm off.
    • In reading the comments, it's pretty obvious who was running the PFD and who had stayed back on 8.0. The comments folks have about having a brand new phone are exactly how I felt when I loaded up 8.1 for the first time myself. It was like "YES!"
    • If you were running 8.1 previously, denim seems more like a refinement, which makes sense, since it's predominantly firmware.
    • Best feature I will probably never use: SMS select messages. How cool is it that you can now select and delete multiple SMS messages easily? It's a nice refinement, but I have never been one to clean out my SMS. For those that do, this will make life a lot easier.
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    02-12-2015 06:11 AM
  14. Obsidial's Avatar
    Despite the fact that I returned my Icon around Christmas time on my EDGE agreement, I'm SOOO happy for you guys !!!!

    Sounds like Denim is an awesome upgrade and makes the Icon new again.

    I actually 'EDGE'd UP' to a Home Phone Connect thingy (my wife wanted a home phone...go figure) and they actually let me do what amounted to a complete downgrade (HPC is only $20/month unlimited calling). So I no longer have a personal phone...relying on my work provided iPhone for everything sucks, but I'm going to keep monitoring the WP, or rather W10 world and get a W10 phone probably later this year...it just more than likely WON'T be on Verizon...they've really shown their colors on this whole situation, regardless of the outcome. Hopefully you guys aren't waiting for W10 for another year!!!

    Best of luck guys...I'm a bit envious now...the Icon was my favorite phone of all time, and it is sorely missed

    Cheers.
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    02-12-2015 06:58 AM
  15. Hotvak123's Avatar
    Guess I was wrong. (315 post after my remark)
    I think we need to get too 100 pages, then close this down and start a new thread, The New Icon with Denim ..
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    02-12-2015 07:10 AM
  16. grafixguy#AC's Avatar
    Anyone else have VZW push their apps out to the phone. I deleted all of them when I got the phone and today I found Verizon Tones and VZ Navigator back on it.
    02-12-2015 08:47 AM
  17. MikeSo's Avatar
    They always come back after reset or upgrade I think. Not a big deal to me, easy to delete at least.
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    02-12-2015 08:49 AM
  18. lylone's Avatar
    Is anyone having issues with Bluetooth? I can't seem to connect to anything. Not my Mazda3 not even my laptop. It's like the device never gets a signal to ask for a security code and the process on each just stops and fails. I did get it to connect to my Mazda last night, but then after getting out and back in the car it didn't connect automatically.
    I have already flashed my device once since last night.. so I don't think it is my device.
    02-12-2015 09:29 AM
  19. MikeSo's Avatar
    Just another comment about the WiFi. When I tested the Icon at the spot in my bedroom where it previously was literally just a few feet outside of decent WiFi strength, whereas my Lumia 521 had good signal there, it now worked without problems. I always had to shut off WiFi on the Icon right there and use cellular data instead, because the WiFi signal was too weak. This morning, it worked just fine.
    I really didn't expect the WiFi issue to be fixed in Denim, but I'm so glad it is. :)
    02-12-2015 09:29 AM
  20. MikeSo's Avatar
    Is anyone having issues with Bluetooth? I can't seem to connect to anything. Not my Mazda3 not even my laptop. It's like the device never gets a signal to ask for a security code and the process on each just stops and fails. I did get it to connect to my Mazda last night, but then after getting out and back in the car it didn't connect automatically.
    I have already flashed my device once since last night.. so I don't think it is my device.
    No issues at all. It actually connects quicker to the BT in the car (an external BT receiver connected to the aux input) than it did previously, and it has no problems being connected to both that and my Fitbit at the same time. It also connects to my TDK A33 speaker at home even quicker than before.
    02-12-2015 09:30 AM
  21. jazz70's Avatar
    Just another comment about the WiFi. When I tested the Icon at the spot in my bedroom where it previously was literally just a few feet outside of decent WiFi strength, whereas my Lumia 521 had good signal there, it now worked without problems. I always had to shut off WiFi on the Icon right there and use cellular data instead, because the WiFi signal was too weak. This morning, it worked just fine.
    I really didn't expect the WiFi issue to be fixed in Denim, but I'm so glad it is. :)
    glad that the Wi-Fi is working better for you now I know that must have been frustrating

    now all we need to do is solve the mystery of why we didn't get double tap to wake, Do we need an update to the Touch app? Do we need another firmware update? Is the hardware between the 930 and the Icon different that the Icon cannot support double tap to wake?
    02-12-2015 09:55 AM
  22. Jon Hemphill's Avatar
    Pre-Denim when using the Nokia Qi charger DT-910 it would pop up with the Weather+Calendar app (where it would have the time, weather, and upcoming appointments/events). Now that I have Denim installed, when I go to put my Icon on the charger, the app Weather+Calendar no longer shows up. Instead if has an area to launch any app, but I can't find the Weather+Calendar app.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or know where I can find/download the app?
    02-12-2015 11:40 AM
  23. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Pre-Denim when using the Nokia Qi charger DT-910 it would pop up with the Weather+Calendar app (where it would have the time, weather, and upcoming appointments/events). Now that I have Denim installed, when I go to put my Icon on the charger, the app Weather+Calendar no longer shows up. Instead if has an area to launch any app, but I can't find the Weather+Calendar app.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or know where I can find/download the app?
    In settings > lockscreen > background > you have add the WEATHER
    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...f-df10be3a57c8

    <EDIT> Below info about glance is not correct because ICON does not have Glance.

    And in settings > glance > you have to enable "background app" Please disregard

    And "date"/detailed -/quick notifications. Please disregard
    Last edited by Harrie-S; 02-12-2015 at 05:46 PM.
    02-12-2015 11:57 AM
  24. wilks7's Avatar
    rockin denim on my icon was just wondering if there is a way to change the font and picture color of the tiles on start screen when transparent tiles are on instead of just white fonts and pictures
    02-12-2015 12:08 PM
  25. Jon Hemphill's Avatar
    In settings > lockscreen > background > you have add the WEATHER
    Weather | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    And in settings > glance > you have to enable "background app"

    And "date"/detailed -/quick notifications.
    I must be overlooking something, for I'm not able to find Glance in Settings. :(
    02-12-2015 12:43 PM
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