Start your downloads!!!
Verizon and Microsoft finally released Denim and Windows Phone 8.1.1 today for the Lumia Icon.
If you like a fresh clean install; wiping all your data and starting from fresh you can follow the steps outlined here, http://www.windowscentral.com/denim-update-lumia-icon-software-recovery-tool
I went this route this morning and had no issues. It requires a 1.62GB download in order to do so.
What should the firmware number be with denim. My phone shows Lumia Denim on the Extras and Info, but Hey Cortana is not working nor can I see it on the settings screen. My firmware revision number is 1028.3566.1417.0047
I used the preview for developers to update the OS to 8.10.1429.341. When I check for updates it says that the phone is up to date. I have restarted the ohone and the firm ware is still the old version number. Will I need to use the Recovery Tool?
It might have not propagated to all servers yet and there are some reports that possible those in the Preview for Developers Program are getting BSOD updating, The Denim update for my Lumia Icon killed the phone
Give it some time and see if the update gets to you or not.
Using the recovery tool will wipe your phone to factory defaults. If you are fine with losing all your data and restoring, sure go with that.http://www.windowscentral.com/denim-update-lumia-icon-software-recovery-tool
I have PD and had no issues with a blue screen, maybe I was one of the lucky ones.
Not sure if region has anything to do with it, I am in Colorado and got the update shortly after 10 AM MST.
Downloaded, installed, Enjoying. Rebooted a couple of times during the install. If you have Developer Preview, leave it on (checked) else you can't download the update.
"Hey, Cortana" is great! The camera features are really nice. SoftCard (formerly ISIS) installed but I haven't had a chance to use it yet. I have not seen any battery drain issues.
Thanks Verizon! Better communication & and at least some interest in this platform would help sell Windows Phones. Windows 10 looks to be a game changer for PC & WP.