Lumia 920 receiving the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update almost everywhere

Lumia 920 receiving the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update almost everywhere
Those that have been wondering when, or if, their trusty Lumia 920 would get an official Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update, it is in the works. Lumia 920s in much of Western Europe have seen the update.  Now, for nearly the rest of the world, the update is now available.

We say "for nearly the rest of the world" because Lumia 920 users in Africa, South America, the Middle East, the rest of Europe, Asia Pacific, and Canada should be getting notifications.  The Lumia 920 was the inaugural flagship for Windows Phone 8 when it was introduced nearly two years ago.

Naturally, those that are running the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview will need to revert back to the official version of the operating system, a simple task that entails using the Nokia Software Recovery Tool.

Then, you can set up the developer preview again so you can get an early start with the GDR1 update to Windows Phone 8.1, which features enhancements to Cortana, brings Live Folders, and a Live Tile to the Windows Phone Store.

That pretty much leaves AT&T as the lone holdout for getting Windows Phone 8.1 to the venerable Lumia 920.  Word has it that the update is in testing, so hopefully we will not be waiting too long.

source: WPCentral



1. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Well I need to downgrade my previous phone and then update to Cyan

2. naittosan

Posts: 240; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

And this is why I am leaving AT&T with my 4 lines.

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I have windows 8.1 (dev), but still says Lumia black? Is it normal.

5. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Cyan is temporarily blocked by Microsoft for Devs and will be fixed sometime in the future. If you want Cyan update, you have to downgrade your Lumia using Nokia recovery tool. After that, you can download the official wp8.1 with Cyan. You can also register for Devs again for earlier update like i did :). Actually, i did not see any improvement here except camera shutter speed which is now faster (but not much). Cyan is mainly focused on high-end Lumia with 20MP up.

4. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Me the same on lumias 920 and 1520

6. barbsman73

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

hey... the 920...t-mos 925 must be next.... right????

7. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The 1020 got the update to 8.1 on AT&T. Tmobile doesn't seem to care about Windows so who knows when you will get the update.

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Actually it comes down to wifi calling and a few other things that make tmobile a little slower. The wifi calling is rather a unique feature with custom drivers. As a result the testing period is longer than most for nearly all phones from wp to android. The wifi calling was actually one of the reasons the 810 stopped getting updated on tmobile. As per MS rep who visited last month when we were chit chatting.

9. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Battery life on my 1020 took a dump after installing this. As much as I wanted that "Action Center" and Cortana, I'm almost regretting installing this update. They ruined the music experience.

10. dwor1

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

I downloaded and installed the Cyan (8.1) update for my Lumia 920 yesterday. Since the update, my handset has been running very hot and battery life is about 4 hours from a 100% charge. And that's with extremely light use (the occasional text message) and mainly on standby. For anyone thinking of installing the update, it has totally ruined my Lumia 920. You guys might have a different experience, but I wish I had held off following the notification to update. Good luck!

11. dwor1

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

I should add that my firmware version is 3051.50009.1424.0008, for a SIM-free unlocked UK handset. I have tried restarting, switching off and on, hard reset on the phone and Nokia's Software Recovery Tool (which just installs the same firmware again). Nothing improves the dismal battery life and overheating issues.

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Have you tried updating to 8.1 GDR1 through the Developer program? I'm running it on both my 1020 and 925 with no problems.

13. dwor1

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

Hi Box, No - I just used the regular "software update" on my handset. After bricking an N95 back in the day, I try to avoid unofficial channels for software updates, but this one has absolutely ruined my handset. It seems that there's a lot of other people complaining about heat and battery issues. Sadly, I'm not optimistic about a quick fix from Nokia/Microsoft, so I might have to recycle the handset and get an iPhone 6 (and use something else for a couple of weeks). It breaks my heart, but I just can't continue using a phone with a 4-hour battery life on standby!

14. gazmatic

Posts: 808; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

sounds like you have something running in the background. go to battery saver, click on apps that run in the background and disable the ones you dont use. using the gps used to heat up and kill my device. I just disabled it

15. dwor1

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

Hi Gaz, Thanks for the suggestion. Two days after the update, and I'm still losing 80% battery after two or three hours... absurd. I've tried disabling the few apps which do run in the background (Bing News and Sport, a few others). None of them should be using GPS, but I'll just deny them the ability to run in the background and see what happens. It amazes me that Nokia/Microsoft thinks that users should become software engineers or just put up with no battery after an update... What with the iPhone 6 coming in a few weeks, I'm seriously thinking of ditching WinPho after this episode!

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