Nokia offers new firmware updates for Lumia 920, 820 and 620

Nokia has been keeping busy working on new firmware updates for its recently launched Windows Phone 8 smartphones. This week, the company announced the details of what its latest update will offer to Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 owners.

In a post on their official message board, Nokia said the update (version number 1232.5957.1308.00xx) will offer both phones some improvements in terms of the devices automatically adjusting their display brightness. There's also a bug fix for an issue that was causing the screens on those phones to sometimes go blank during a phone call. Finally, Nokia says the update has some performance and stability improvements.

Nokia's same message board thread also announced that a firmware update is on its way to Lumia 620 owners. This update, (version number 1030.6407.1308.00xx) has quite a few improvements for the smartphone. One of them is better touchscreen functions, "including corrections in multi-touch actions." It also offers some improvements with the voice quality when using Bluetooth headsets "that support echo/noise suppression".

The camera in the Lumia 620 has gotten a firmware update, with Nokia saying it now offers "corrected exposure when flash is used in bright light conditions." There are also some unnamed "system stability, performance, and usability" improvements. Both of these firmware updates will be rolled out to these three phones over the coming weeks.

Source: Nokia via: Engadget

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I also got a new update today on my 920. I had previously already gotten the 'broken' 1308 fw a few weeks ago. Haven't had enough time to play with it enough to tell if the network issues have been solved (It finished updating/rebooting etc just a few minutes ago).....

Definitely a new firmware, I downloaded one on my 920 a few weeks back, and now after seeing this article, I checked again and it indeed had a firmware update for me to download and install....

For me, Lumia 920 on AT&T in the US, I just got an upgrade, that included:
- an updated "Firmware revision number"
- an updated "Radio software version".

Before I checked for updates, it had said that it last checked on Monday, so these updated versions were released sometime between then and now.

From:
OS version: 8.0.10211.204
Firmware revision number: 1232.5957.1308.0001
Hardware revision number: 1.0.0.0
Radio software version: 1.0.202093.3
Chip SOC version: 8960

To:
OS version: 8.0.10211.204
Firmware revision number: 1232.5962.1314.0001
Hardware revision number: 1.0.0.0
Radio software version: 1.0.20209MT.3
Chip SOC version: 8960

Regards,
Jacob

I got 1308.0020 the other day and it fixed the proximity sensor issue (phone thought you had it next to your ear while on a call so screen blanks out, hence you cant enter numbers, switch mute etc.).

might still take it in though as there is a lot of dust behind the front facing camera still.

I had the proximity sensor problems, but I used a vacuum to suck out dirt and it helped.
Maybe they toned down the sensitivity. I'm thinking about opening the phone and separate the glass from the screen and clean it myself and reseal the top part with double-sided tape to prevent dirt from entering. I will look into this more.
Turning it in will force me to be without it for weeks. I want my own phone.

I manually updated my Lumia 2 weeks ago, my provider is very slow with pushing their updates. Rather not reset my phone again x.x

but... 1232.5957.1308.00xx
I'm on 1232.5957.9200.10211.xxx ??

is it me or it doesn't make sense?

Shadowzz said,
I manually updated my Lumia 2 weeks ago, my provider is very slow with pushing their updates. Rather not reset my phone again x.x

but... 1232.5957.1308.00xx
I'm on 1232.5957.9200.10211.xxx ??

is it me or it doesn't make sense?

That is strange, I just upgraded my phone and it is now on 1232.5962.1314.0001

Gungel said,

That is strange, I just upgraded my phone and it is now on 1232.5962.1314.0001

This was pushed out today (at least to AT&T customers) to fix connectivity issues with the 1308 firmware that was released a couple weeks ago.

improvements in terms of the devices automatically adjusting their display brightness

Hallelujah! I wonder if it'll actually dim low enough now so it won't burn out your retinas even on the lowest setting.

Is there a way of manually updating? I'm on 1232.5951.xxxx.xxxx .

I think Nokia / MS should add a way of manually/force updating for those that want to do it. It would only be the minority enthusiasts that do it anyway a la zune on WP7.5 - that was a neat little trick.

L920 said,
Is there a way of manually updating? I'm on 1232.5951.xxxx.xxxx .

I think Nokia / MS should add a way of manually/force updating for those that want to do it. It would only be the minority enthusiasts that do it anyway a la zune on WP7.5 - that was a neat little trick.

Nokia has a manual way to update your phone. They provide every single ROM they release on public access on their FTP servers.

http://www.wpcentral.com/want-...here-s-do-it-yourself-guide

I've used this guide myself since my provider is currently still pushing this portico update. if they are at all already.

Thanks though I just checked for updates again & my L920 has just started to update. This beats the cr*p out of Android for sure :-)

I had this firmware flashed to my 920 by the repair staff, finally fixed the screen going off problem. (only took them 5 months to fix it with a total of 7 times it being sent back) Thank god it's finally working properly!

majortom1981 said,
The firmware update is not new. Just the info about it is. I got this update about a week or two ago. I am in the US on ATT.

True but the release was halted because a lot of people who installed it on the 920 experienced sudden loss of data connection.

Fritzly said,

True but the release was halted because a lot of people who installed it on the 920 experienced sudden loss of data connection.

do you know if the data connection stuff is fixed? i updated a week ago and am having the issue, does this release fix that or is this release the same?

airedwin said,

do you know if the data connection stuff is fixed? i updated a week ago and am having the issue, does this release fix that or is this release the same?

I have not installed it yet but I guess that Nokia is re-releasing it now the issue has been fixed. Again just my educated guess.

airedwin said,

do you know if the data connection stuff is fixed? i updated a week ago and am having the issue, does this release fix that or is this release the same?

There's a newer 1314 iirc, firmware coming that should fix the problem for those already on 1308.

majortom1981 said,
The firmware update is not new. Just the info about it is. I got this update about a week or two ago. I am in the US on ATT.

This is a new update for AT&T that fixes the connection issues. I just updated my phone and it says 1232.5962.1314.0001

majortom1981 said,
The firmware update is not new. Just the info about it is. I got this update about a week or two ago. I am in the US on ATT.

It's a new update, I just finished updating mine.