1. ultra99's Avatar
    I'm used to flashing custom roms on android, is there an official North American rom I could flash mine with? Mine came from Hong Kong rom but I'm in Canada. :/
    07-30-2014 09:58 AM
  2. JamesPTao's Avatar
    I'm used to flashing custom roms on android, is there an official North American rom I could flash mine with? Mine came from Hong Kong rom but I'm in Canada. :/
    Not sure by you might try changing your region to north America then doing a hard reset that may load the proper rom.
    07-30-2014 09:59 AM
  3. ultra99's Avatar
    I did that last night, but didn't work.I still have the RM-821_apac_hong_kong_234

    Hard reset means: about > reset your phone, right?
    07-30-2014 10:13 AM
  4. JamesPTao's Avatar
    I did that last night, but didn't work.I still have the RM-821_apac_hong_kong_234

    Hard reset means: about > reset your phone, right?
    There is a soft reset which usually takes care of small quircks. A hard reset reloads the os
    07-30-2014 11:26 AM
  5. ultra99's Avatar
    There is a soft reset which usually takes care of small quircks. A hard reset reloads the os
    a hard reset didn't work, still got the hong kong rom.
    07-30-2014 11:55 AM
  6. slyronit's Avatar
    None of the above will change the ROM. The only way to change the ROM would be to flash the phone with the other ROM. Find out the product code for the Rom you want, using Navifirm Plus for example.

    Download Nokia Data package manager. There's a cooked version which allows you to connect to Nokia servers and download the ROM for RM-821 and the product code you want.

    Once you have the correct ROM, use Nokia Care suite to flash that ROM to your phone. Select "No connection", manually open the product (RM-821) and use "Recovery", not "refurbish". As soon as you click "Start", switch off your phone. Once you get the timing right, your phone will be flashed to the new ROM. All further updates will be for that region.

    All the softwares mentioned above can be found via a Bing search. PM me if you face any issues.
    07-30-2014 12:51 PM
  7. slyronit's Avatar
    Don't know what you'll get by flashing a Canadian ROM, though. I would assume most NA ROMS would be carrier branded and they generally receive updates after everyone else. Here're some NA product codes, though

    059T073: RM-821 VAR AMERICA-LTA1 CALRO CA SL WHIT
    059R9W0: RM-821 VAR AMERICA-LTA1 CL CLARO SL BLAC
    059R9W1: RM-821 VAR AMERICA-LTA1 CL CLARO SL WHIT
    059T027: RM-821 VAR AMERICA-LTA1 CLARO CA SL BLK
    059S4L7: RM-821 VAR AMERICA-LTA1 GT TIGOCA SL BLK
    059Q8T8: RM-821 VAR AMERICA BR CV Black
    059R2L6: RM-821 VAR AMERICA BR CV WHITE
    059R2N0: RM-821 VAR AMERICA BR CV YELLOW
    059R5X3: RM-821 VAR AMERICA BR OI BLACK
    059R7W6: RM-821 VAR AMERICA BR OI WHITE
    059Q7C3: RM-821 VAR AMERICA BR VIVO BLACK
    059R3Q7: RM-821 VAR AMERICA BR VIVO WHITE
    059S4L2: RM-821 VAR AMERICA CR CLARO SL BLACK
    059T074: RM-821 VAR AMERICA CR KOLBI BLACK
    07-30-2014 12:56 PM
  8. slyronit's Avatar
    Here's a detailed procedure for the flashing

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...rtico-rom.html

    This method describes Navifirm for the ROM download. You can use that or the one I mentioned earlier.
    07-30-2014 12:58 PM
  9. ultra99's Avatar
    Thanks!
    Which roms get updates quickly?
    07-30-2014 01:28 PM
  10. slyronit's Avatar
    Thanks!
    Which roms get updates quickly?
    All carrier unbranded ROMs do. What's wrong with your current ROM?
    07-30-2014 01:40 PM
  11. ultra99's Avatar
    Nothing, i guess. Thought a rom other than Hong Kong would receive updates faster?
    07-30-2014 01:41 PM
  12. slyronit's Avatar
    Nothing, i guess. Thought a rom other than Hong Kong would receive updates faster?
    From experience, I have seen Indian ROMs get the updates first. However, if you check the availability page, Hong Kong has all the updates any other country does

    http://www.nokia.com/global/support/...-asia-pacific/
    07-30-2014 01:48 PM
  13. ultra99's Avatar
    So i flashed my phone yo a CV GB rom. But i noticed that the area above camera and around the sim is always warm/hot. What could that be??
    07-31-2014 03:37 AM
  14. slyronit's Avatar
    So i flashed my phone yo a CV GB rom. But i noticed that the area above camera and around the sim is always warm/hot. What could that be??
    Must be a newly flashed phone syncing a lot of stuff. Might not be an issue with the ROM itself.
    07-31-2014 04:03 AM
  15. RichardBurt's Avatar
    Ultra99,

    Have a look here for instructions on flashing your ROM away from HK. The instructions are for a 920 but it is easy enough to modify them for other Lumia models.

    Tip: How to fix a bricked Nokia Lumia 920 | Windows Phone Central

    I recently did this to get away from a provider-locked ROM to an unlocked country variant ROM. It took about an hour to do but was well worth it in the end. And... you then don't have to wait for your phone provider to release any updates.
    07-31-2014 04:25 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 08-24-2014, 12:25 PM
  2. What do you think of China's Xiao Na?
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-30-2014, 11:07 AM
  3. Cyan on 1320 and a question about roms
    By Yousef Kawmi in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-29-2014, 06:59 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-28-2014, 01:01 PM
  5. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-28-2014, 10:21 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD