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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:34

Exciting!

 

SNAG-0007.png

 

Thanks to Arkos Reed for helping me with the link to the Nokia Software Updater. (read the site carefully before you attempt to do it yourself).

 

My 520 is retail and not carrier specific btw.

 

Will post results :p




#2 OP Steven P.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:47

It worked for me :)



#3 OP Steven P.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:53

Just waiting for my apps to sync now.



#4 Daedroth

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:41

Looks good! Shame I have a HTC. :(



#5 Crimson Rain

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:52

Just waiting for my apps to sync now.

Is it clean install or upgrade?

 

If that is upgrade, it means annoyance.

- setup all email/facebook/nokia etc accounts

- apps need to be installed one by one from windowsphone.com

- start screen layout messed up

- app settings gone

- game progress gone

- contact links messed up

 

I do not understand why these things can not be backed up in cloud and restored when someone logged in with their Microsoft account...



#6 Ironman273

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:55

I'm in the same boat with my 920 but the Nokia software doesn't list GDR2 as an option.  I'm stuck with my current version until AT&T decides to get off their ass. :(



#7 OP Steven P.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:56

It's a clean install.

 

What happened to me:

 

- Upgraded GDR2 > Firmware

- Setup Windows Phone (as if it's new)

- Choice to sync apps and settings (or start with a clean slate)

- I synced apps and settings and was prompted for my Facebook password and Email accounts

- It took about 20mins to sync all my apps

 

Back where I started before, but I have to verify WhatsApp, enter user/pass for Twitter etc..

 

Edit: Contacts were synced too :)



#8 OP Steven P.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:57

I'm in the same boat with my 920 but the Nokia software doesn't list GDR2 as an option.  I'm stuck with my current version until AT&T decides to get off their ass. :(

You might get it today http://www.neowin.ne...20-today-on-att



#9 francescob

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:59

"Fed up of waiting for GDR2 time to do it manually"

 

Blasphemy! You have to wait for months and savor the bugs like everybody else! God Ballmer won't be pleased.

 

How can you not understand that phones work differently depending in the country you're in? My retail Lumia 520 was potentially incompatible with al-dente spaghetti and Nokia clearly needed those three-four months to avoid an overcooked pasta apocalypse.



#10 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:16

the sad part about the release schedule for some of the devices is that by the time they release GDR2 on some of the devices GDR3 will be releasing on others. Very similar to what was happening with Android for a while.

 

Also, you arent missing out on much with GDR2



#11 Arkos Reed

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:25

the sad part about the release schedule for some of the devices is that by the time they release GDR2 on some of the devices GDR3 will be releasing on others. Very similar to what was happening with Android for a while.

 

Also, you arent missing out on much with GDR2

Datasense alone makes it a worthwile upgrade, the bug/self bricking corrections aren't trivial either



#12 c.grz

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:27

I just shipped back my 925 because it was experiencing the "dead phone" symptoms.  I spent a few days researching how to resolve the issue myself and after a few days of being unable to revive my phone; I shipped it back.

 

Well glad it worked for you! I've downloaded this app and now I'm ready if it happens again!!!



#13 +beanboy89

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 20:07

Nice. Thankfully my AT&T 520 came with GDR2 and Amber out of the box. It's running really smoothly here. Hope I get GDR3 when it's ready.

#14 Ironman273

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 20:09

You might get it today http://www.neowin.ne...20-today-on-att

Yay!  Updating now!!  :laugh:



#15 Sandor

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 20:17

Datasense alone makes it a worthwile upgrade, the bug/self bricking corrections aren't trivial either

I don't have GDR2...but I do have Data Sense.