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  1. AgroUrban's Avatar
    Hi. :)
    I wish to buy L1520 , but I want to use MC office on the go, so I need BT keyboard to connect with a phone.
    I know that today it is not possible but I wonder will it be enabled with 8.1 update. Does anybody know anything about it? :-/ Tnx.
    01-10-2014 03:54 AM
  2. polomint's Avatar
    Completely unlocked phones (in other words ones that don't have a carrier associated with it when you got to Settings -> about) will get the update. It's only those phones that are 'branded' carrier phones that are pretty much screwed.
    What exactly am I looking for in Settings->about? I see nothing related to the carrier I'm with (EE).

    Ta
    01-10-2014 06:37 AM
  3. etad putta's Avatar
    All marketing BS until the handsets actually get the update. The updates need to be released across the board without any "buts". Android has the same problem, Apple does not. If this platform is to continue to improve, this is an area where it needs to deliver.
    01-10-2014 06:48 AM
  4. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Flash your branded phones with unbranded firmware manually. Then your problems should go away. Just a suggestion, but in my experience waiting for others to help you is a disappointing game. Best to take control of the situation yourself.
    01-10-2014 07:10 AM
  5. shmsnh's Avatar
    What exactly am I looking for in Settings->about? I see nothing related to the carrier I'm with (EE).
    If your phone is not carrier dependent, there won't be a 'Carrier' field on the about screen. Mine doesn't have it, but I've seen a couple of screenshots with a carrier mentioned on the about screen.
    01-10-2014 07:26 AM
  6. polomint's Avatar
    If your phone is not carrier dependent, there won't be a 'Carrier' field on the about screen. Mine doesn't have it, but I've seen a couple of screenshots with a carrier mentioned on the about screen.
    Thanks. I did flash a while back with the French GDR2 ROM anyway. Let's hope Black hurries up for the 920, :)
    01-10-2014 07:34 AM
  7. XXNUZ's Avatar
    Lumia 900?

    Sent from my purple velociraptor running Windows Phone 7.8.
    01-10-2014 10:46 AM
  8. AndyCalling's Avatar
    It should show the 'Carrier' field on the about screen even if it's not branded. In such cases it'll show something like 'CV-GB' (if you're in the UK). Same as on Nokia's firmware update progress web page. This means it is unbranded (and therefore unlocked as well).
    01-10-2014 12:21 PM
  9. worldspy99's Avatar
    Yep, Unlocked phones are the way to go.
    Agreed but cannot find 625, 920, 925, 1020, 1320, 1520 that will work on T-MO. I think this situation needs to improve drastically, I am all for unlocked devices but don't want to sacrifice surfing speeds by buying a global GSM unlocked device that gets really terrible data speeds on T-MO.
    01-10-2014 01:47 PM
  10. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    All marketing BS until the handsets actually get the update. The updates need to be released across the board without any "buts". Android has the same problem, Apple does not. If this platform is to continue to improve, this is an area where it needs to deliver.
    apple doesn't have this problem because they have the same exact device vs hundreds of thousands android with various configs and hardware
    And dozens of windows phone hardware.
    01-10-2014 03:38 PM
  11. hopmedic's Avatar
    apple doesn't have this problem because they have the same exact device vs hundreds of thousands android with various configs and hardware
    And dozens of windows phone hardware.
    And because Apple exercises brute force against the carriers that Microsoft can't exercise.
    01-10-2014 11:04 PM
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