06-12-2014 04:16 AM
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  1. RebeccaBatts's Avatar
    I'm purchasing the Lumia 925 on thursday and I'm unsure if it will come with Windows 8.1. I am leaning towards the fact it may not and if so how do I get it on my device?
    04-21-2014 04:29 AM
  2. dsmpampis's Avatar
    No, it comes with 8.0 because the 8.1 it's a dev edition. To get the 8.1 you must have an account as dev, which is very easy and you have to download the app "preview for developers".

    Tapatalked with my Lumia 920
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    04-21-2014 04:35 AM
  3. RebeccaBatts's Avatar
    Ohhh I see. So 8.1 has not been finalized yet. If I don't want to get a account as a dev, when could I expect to see the update released to my device in final version?
    04-21-2014 04:37 AM
  4. iansofian's Avatar
    It all depends on your carrier or region...most probably between june to august
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    04-21-2014 04:46 AM
  5. dsmpampis's Avatar
    Ohhh I see. So 8.1 has not been finalized yet. If I don't want to get a account as a dev, when could I expect to see the update released to my device in final version?
    Why not? It's free and worth the try!

    Tapatalked with my Nexus5(aka the Hammerhead)
    04-21-2014 05:06 AM
  6. cbreze's Avatar
    I thought signing up for dev access would be a pita, but is easy. If you want to give 8.1 a spin go for it. Make sure you really want it tho. Be a good idea to research what people are calling issues with it to see if that'd be your issue as well. Good luck!
    04-21-2014 10:58 AM
  7. Jaskys's Avatar
    Wait.. So NL925 has full windows now? That's pretty cool
    Arda Ozkal likes this.
    04-21-2014 11:00 AM
  8. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    Ohhh I see. So 8.1 has not been finalized yet. If I don't want to get a account as a dev, when could I expect to see the update released to my device in final version?
    I'm sure you've read the forums about 8.1 preview already, if you're okay to miss a couple of the features until mid-summer just keep the wp8, however, I would actually recommend going straight to 8.1 as a new user, so you don't get too used to WP8 (there are quite a few changes that take a day or two getting used to when switching from 8 to 8.1) However, it's not completely stable, but 99% of things work just fine. Use the Nokia camera app though, Microsoft Camera on WP8.1 makes horrible photos.

    Also the 925s were made a while ago, they're probably just moving stock and not making new ones, so it'll probably come with GDR2 (Amber) installed, which means there's plenty of updating ahead (GDR3 (black) and WP8.1).

    Creating developer account is easy though, not even close to rooting and flashing on android.
    04-21-2014 11:02 AM
  9. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    Wait.. So NL925 has full windows now? That's pretty cool
    Windows PHONE 8, and it's getting Windows PHONE 8.1 in the summer (already available trough dev preview), it does not run Windows RT or x86.
    04-21-2014 11:04 AM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    I'm purchasing the Lumia 925 on thursday and I'm unsure if it will come with Windows 8.1. I am leaning towards the fact it may not and if so how do I get it on my device?
    Just to note **
    The new 925 may not have the "Black" firmware on it.

    When my 925 got to me it updated twice.
    The final phone firmware was the the latest update.
    Took around 25 minutes with 2 restarts before the device was ready to use.

    Your device may come with the latest however.
    Just a bit of info for you.
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    04-21-2014 11:12 AM
  11. RebeccaBatts's Avatar
    The reason I'm a tad nervous about installing dev 8.1 is because it voids my warranty on my brand new phone. I've never owned a Windows phone before but I'm thoroughly disappointed with Android (Samsung S3) purchased less than 3 months ago. I just want an OS that is smooth, simple and easy to use. I'm really looking forward to getting 8.1 for things like the action centre and Cortana if she comes to NZ. But, then theres the issue of a null and void warranty.
    04-21-2014 03:48 PM
  12. RebeccaBatts's Avatar
    I have no idea what rooting and flashing is on android. I have had a look at how to get 8.1 and it does look very simple.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-21-2014 03:50 PM
  13. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    The reason I'm a tad nervous about installing dev 8.1 is because it voids my warranty on my brand new phone. I've never owned a Windows phone before but I'm thoroughly disappointed with Android (Samsung S3) purchased less than 3 months ago. I just want an OS that is smooth, simple and easy to use. I'm really looking forward to getting 8.1 for things like the action centre and Cortana if she comes to NZ. But, then theres the issue of a null and void warranty.
    Well, apparently, it (8.1 Dev Preview) will void your warranty. Best is probably stick with 8.0 and wait for your carrier to update it. You would be covered that way. If I were you, I would probably not want to muck around with the warranty regardless of the status of the OS (in this instance 8.1).
    RebeccaBatts likes this.
    04-21-2014 04:13 PM
  14. RebeccaBatts's Avatar
    How certain can I be that my carrier will update?
    04-21-2014 04:20 PM
  15. Editguy1900's Avatar
    How certain can I be that my carrier will update?
    Microsoft has said that all Lumia phones will get the update. How soon that happens will depend on your carrier. Most will occur sometime this summer.
    04-21-2014 04:43 PM
  16. Editguy1900's Avatar
    For a device like the L925, I think it's fairly certain it will be updated by the carriers. Some have already stated that they will be updating and what devices they will update to 8.1 (ATT, T-mobile).
    04-21-2014 04:55 PM
  17. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    How certain can I be that my carrier will update?
    As others have pointed out, it is very likely that your device will be updated. The question then is when. As other have also pointed out, this is carrier-dependent. Maybe a quick call to your carrier may clarify the issue?
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    04-21-2014 05:18 PM
  18. Guytronic's Avatar
    Another thought:

    It may be best to live with the official carrier firmware before joining the collective (meaning those of us that hurried into the developer preview.)
    I say this because you have noted that this will be your first Windows phone.

    I'm sure you've read around the forum a bit.

    Some impacts of the 8.1 release have been things like:
    Some popular 8.0 apps not being 8.1 compatible (I had one of these hoping the developer can figure it out)
    Battery drains and overheats (925 in certain cases was a victim)
    Unpopular changes with the photos and music hub.
    Cortana not living up to expectations initially.
    ...etc.

    Can't say I've been unhappy with the preview ... newer is sometimes better.

    Just be advised if you do have problems you may not know if it's the phone or 8.1
    I say tread carefully.
    WP 8 on the Black firmware actually worked quite well.

    Anyhow good luck and by the way welcome to WPC.
    04-21-2014 06:27 PM
  19. RebeccaBatts's Avatar
    I contacted my carrier via Facebook and their reply was: Skinny Hey Rebecca, Generally the software update is pushed through by the software provider i.e. Windows/Microsoft. Most likely, you will receive a update notification when it is available for you
    04-21-2014 06:58 PM
  20. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    I contacted my carrier via Facebook and their reply was: Skinny Hey Rebecca, Generally the software update is pushed through by the software provider i.e. Windows/Microsoft. Most likely, you will receive a update notification when it is available for you
    Interesting! This means that your device will definitely be updated to 8.1 when it arrives (sometime over the summer). It will also be accompanied by a firmware update by Nokia (one is due from them - forget what its called - Amber or Cyan or something like that). In my personal opinion - and please remember that this is only my opinion - given that you are buying a new phone which will be covered by warranty, you should wait for the official update from MS and from Nokia. Yes, the changes in 8.1 are interesting, but this is only a Developer's Preview and thus will contain some bugs. You don't want to deal with that and MS also says - when you opt to download the Preview - that you may stand to lose your warranty and that you cannot roll back to 8.0 (though, I believe it is indeed possible to do so - if you are interested look around the forums here for the appropriate thread).

    Good luck!
    04-21-2014 09:46 PM
  21. neo158's Avatar
    I would say stick with WP8 for the moment, it will give you time to get used to the OS without any issues and to see if Windows Phone is right for you. I say that as a WP veteran, I've been using Windows Phone since the very first version of WP7, and as a member of this community I wouldn't want your first experience of WP8 to be full of bugs.
    anon(8657436) likes this.
    04-22-2014 09:30 PM
  22. anon(8657436)'s Avatar
    Since you are new to windows phone,I would suggest that you try out 8 before jumping ships. To get a feel of the OS. And as of now 8.1 has some bugs that may prove unnerving for new users. Wait for the official update.
    Last edited by Ashhar Hasan; 04-23-2014 at 09:26 AM.
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    04-22-2014 09:43 PM
  23. Arda Ozkal's Avatar
    *slap* yes all will
    04-23-2014 01:02 AM
  24. Jaskys's Avatar
    Windows PHONE 8, and it's getting Windows PHONE 8.1 in the summer (already available trough dev preview), it does not run Windows RT or x86.
    Did you even read what OP said? He has phone with full Windows 8.1 not RT nor WP
    04-23-2014 09:52 AM
  25. RebeccaBatts's Avatar
    Well I got my 925 today and what can I say except I am impressed! No lag, no waiting...just zoom and I'm there! Why in the world is everyone staying with Android; after experiencing a Windows 8 phone I will never go back to Android unless the smoothness and fluidity of their devices can match this. My partner brought a 625 the same day after seeing mine and my mother is switching from Android to Windows very soon. Looking forward to the release of 8.1 solely for the action center (notification panel).
    04-26-2014 11:44 PM
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