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WP Update 3: If you have a WP.   112 votes

  1. 1. Have you updated? (If you have a WP)

    • Yes
      91
    • No
      21
  2. 2. If you have upgraded, how many issues have you run into? (Describe Below)

    • None
      86
    • A Few
      8
    • Plenty
      0
    • The update doesn't work/ it has broken something significant
      1
    • Did not update
      17
  3. 3. If you updated to Update 3, which device did you update?

    • Lumia 1020
      7
    • Lumia 920
      35
    • Lumia 928
      8
    • Lumia 925
      7
    • Lumia 520
      9
    • Lumia 521
      2
    • Lumia 620
      4
    • Lumia 822
      1
    • Lumia 810
      0
    • Lumia 820
      4
    • HTC 8X
      7
    • HTC 8S
      1
    • HTC 8XT
      1
    • Other (list below)
      11
    • Did not update
      15

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What are your thoughts on Windows Phone 8 Update 3? Have you run into any updating issues? Has anyone lost any features from "Amber" (Like glance, radio, here drive, etc.)? Which update path did you choose? Dev account or App Studio?

 

I have a lumia 521 that I may update, it is on tmobile's prepaid plan and running GDR2+Amber, so I am wondering if I should update.

 

 

 

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Go for it. My install went without any issue. I used the app, is there another way?

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i have a 928, install went without issue, all nokia apps still work, and no glithces at all.

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It installed and works well, I did have one reboot when connecting to Bluetooth but only happened once

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I wish it came with the new 3rd column in start screen. That'd let me emulate the WP7 style (love that!).

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Another one chiming in with no issues.

 

Working nicely >.<

 

For those of you having trouble installing the WP8 SDK, roll your clock back 3 months. There's an issue with an expired signing cert. Rolling back the clock fixes it >.<

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Did it on an ATT Lumia 520 that is unlocked and in use on the Claro network in Honduras

Haven't noticed any issues.

 

You might want to think about loss of warranty, if that's a problem for you.

Since I bought mine in the USA and use it in Honduras I don't really worry about it, no chance I would send that phone back anyway :)

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Just installed the update on my Lumia 928.  No issues to report so far.

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Installed earlier on my Lumia 1020. Running just fine all day.

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How are people update this?

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How are people update this?

In order to update, you need a developer account OR an app studio account. Go to http://apps.windowsstore.com/ then click start building, Then go to http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/preview-for-developers/178ac8a1-6519-4a0b-960c-038393741e96

 

Install it to the phone. 

 

Any favorite features? I like the  app tiles on the app switcher, makes them easier to recognize.

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Can anyone list the changelog? Any great feature that I should update for now? Otherwise, I will wait for the OTA update.

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poll is broken. no option for "not updated" in second 2 questions.

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No problems on my Lumia 1020, all Nokia apps still intact after updating.

 

Now we just need Bittersweet Shimmer from Nokia for the new Glance notifications.

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I'd love to know who and what was broken in the above poll.

 

Mine went absolutely seamlessly once I got the SDK installed..

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So far the changes are minor, there was talk about them pushing more things into GDR3 from 8.1 but so far we haven't seen anything we didn't already expect.   It's labeled as a preview so I think it's pretty much final and only waiting for OEMs and carriers to finish on their end, I don't expect to see other features added before it goes final.

 

That said, now that this program has started up, we should also see a preview of 8.1 to, now that should be interesting.

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poll is broken. no option for "not updated" in second 2 questions.

Poll Fixed

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Didn't update my Lumia 520. Waiting for the final release of GDR3.

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Not available for my old WP7 device :(

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Installed on my 920. No problems except last night I noticed that the proximity sensor failed to turn the screen off when placing phone to my ear. Reboot fixed that.

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Updated on my 920.  My Live Tiles are actually live now!  I had a problem where they wouldn't update (weather, news, etc.)but now it seems to work fine.

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Just updated on my Lumia 920 - Was a little reluctant at first but got bored  :rofl:

 

Update went without a hitch - took about 30 minutes over my work's slow as crap WiFi. All apps still work great, no bugs for me! The update isn't anything major but quite a few niceties in there that when all taken together make for a well improved experience.  

 

 

EDIT: So actually looking at my phone again, it seems for me battery life has been greatly increased. Now some of this may be GDR2 as well since I only had that for a few days before updating to 3 - but I have been using my phone moderately today and my last charge was about 10 hours ago - I still have 92%  :D

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The update is worth getting.

 

1. Close app from Multi-tasking. My most favorite feature. I wish they could close the app by swiping it up or down [plus close button] :)

2. Turn off Screen rotation.

3. Driver Mode, not much useful for me :D

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Not available for my old WP7 device :(

That's because it's an update for WP8, not WP7.

 

I haven't installed it and I don't plan to either. I'm fine with waiting for my carrier to release the update when it's ready. I have GDR2 installed on my HTC 8S and I'm happy with the improvements they made so far. It's nice to finally have FM radio on my phone. I haven't had that feature since 2010.

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