Lumia 1020 on AT&T now getting the Lumia Cyan and Windows Phone 8.1 updates

Lumia 1020 on AT&T now getting the Lumia Cyan and Windows Phone 8.1 updates
After the other Windows Phone devices currently in AT&T’s stable, the Lumia 1520, Lumia 925, and Lumia 520, had Windows Phone 8.1 updates made available, the camera leading Lumia 1020 was only device waiting for the green light to update.

The Lumia 1020 has been an AT&T exclusive the whole time the device has been available in the US and it is known and lauded for its ultra-high-resolution 41-megapixel camera.

The Lumia 1020 was a worthy successor to the Nokia 808 PureView, packing a heap of sensor and imaging technology in a compact form factor. In fact, when looking at the "about" section in the settings of the device, it is referred to as the "Nokia 909," a tribute to the succession of the super-camera technology being showcased.

We have covered the features of Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan already. Now the Lumia 1020 joins the rest of the modern Windows Phone family with features like more Live Tile options, the Action Center, and of course, Cortana.

If you have a Lumia 1020 running the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview, you will need to use the Nokia Software Recovery Tool to reinstall the official build of the OS. It may still push Windows Phone 8.0 and Lumia Black, then you can do an over-the-air update. It is possible that the servers have been updated so the latest Cyan and 8.1 versions could be available. Either way, make sure you do a back-up as the recovery tool will wipe your device.

Of course, once you get the official build, you can always add the developer preview again, keeping the Lumia Cyan update, but giving you access to the GDR1 update to Windows Phone 8.1 which has not been released to carriers yet. Then, you can create Live Folders on the start screen, and enjoy the other updates to Cortana, Messages and the Windows Phone Store.


sources: AT&T via PhoneScoop and WPCentral

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20 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I'm not/ I won't be updating mine to Wp8.1, cause I only use the phone for taking great quality pictures. I don't like WP cabbage platform. But love WindowsMobile.

2. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

troll up there, every single WP article amusing indeed, we could make it a drinking game at this point.

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Just expressing my thoughts and feelings.

6. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

there is a difference, at this point you are just angry for no reason you dont have to use the product they offer simple, but posting and looking at 20-30 posts from you in every WP article just gets a little annoying thats all, if you dont have anything good to say is better not to say anything at all, just keep it to yourself thank you.

12. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I'm just expressing my thoughts and feeling, you truly are a pathetic troll

13. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Pathetic is an understatement.

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I have no sympathy for WP users. This is what you get when you buy a phone that has a 5% market share! I had the same kind of pains when I owned my Palm Pre. Great OS, lousy support. I learned my lesson, and when it was time for me to replace my Palm, I went with Android. Not because it was better (Android 2.0 was pretty rough!), but because it was going to get support from 3rd party developers. Maybe, you should have bought into a FUNCTIONING ecosystem, instead of buying into the hype.

16. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Here's a news flash farty artee I own androids only for now. I'm just sick of seeing your comments that are full of inaccuracies and I have to say that whatever education system you were in they failed you.

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

You don't like WP8? That's exactly why you should update to 8.1. It may not please you much, but it's a lot better than WP8 anyway. That's just my take on the update.

17. Ty_inCA

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

If you just want it for the great camera, you definitely should update. 8.1 has apparently done enough recoding for efficiency to add a few hours battery life to your phone. That means more pictures for you!

3. naittosan

Posts: 239; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I guess the 920 is dead in the water and doesn't get the update.

8. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

4. Boybawang

Posts: 204; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

When is the 8.1 update for my Lumia 920 AT&T?

9. Maxwell.R

Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

There has been no official announcement. We are not sure if it will be supported or not. The device has so many common components though that it would be a shame it is not offically supported. The developer preview works on the 920 though.

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Thanks MaxwellR. Do you like NokiaWp? What phone do you have? What phones did you use before?

11. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

You can always go to his profile..............just saying :)

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Silly me +1

18. AMRooke

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The Cyan update has been released for the L920 in several countries, including most of the UK variants (except for the UK country variant, which I have on my L920, running on the AT&T network). I have been using WP8.1 DP with the update 1, and it is fine indeed.

19. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 :D I like this update.

20. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Got the pre-8.1 update this morning and damn did that take awhile. Thought my phone was bricked because that gears screen never actually changes the progress bar. Anybody having any issues with 8.1?

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