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When can we upgrade to Windows 8.1 ?
qaid786
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When will Verizon make the upgrade to 8.1 available ?

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Re: When can we upgrade to Windows 8.1 ?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

8.1 brings a lot of great features to Windows Mobile Devices. I'm really curious and excited about Cortana.

qaid786, while there are no new details about the release of 8.1, please use the Email Updates service to stay up to date with all the latest information once it is released. http://bit.ly/dDumph

NicandroN_VZW

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Re: When can we upgrade to Windows 8.1 ?
Bossrgr375
Member

It is now available.  To update, you need to sign up as a developer with Microsoft.  Not sure if links are supported here, but a quick google search will get you on the right track.  Once signed up, simply download the Preview for Developers app in the store on your phone.  Then just search for phone updates as you normally would.

Keep in mind, this update will only be the phone OS, and will not include firmware, radio, or any other carrier specific updates related to 8.1. 

Re: When can we upgrade to Windows 8.1 ?
qaid786
Member

Bossrgr375,

I do have a developer access with Microsoft. I bought my Nokia Lumia Icon last month, an upgrade to 8.1 will void all warranties. I was curious as to when Verizon will make this upgrade available to all eligible Nokia Lumia cell phones.

Thanks

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Re: When can we upgrade to Windows 8.1 ?
Bossrgr375
Member

Verizon does not release dates for updates, as I am sure you are aware.  But I am curious as to what warranty you are worried about being affected.  I am sure Verizon might have stipulations that a developer upgrade would void a warranty on their end, but it will not void the Nokia warranty.  Nokia will cover your phone for 12mo from the purchase date.  I have read through it and can assure you it will not void theirs.

I upgraded on the 14th to 8.1 and can assure you it is all smooth sailing.  I have found no bugs so far.  I even googled bugs, just to see if I missed anything.

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Re: When can we upgrade to Windows 8.1 ?
qaid786
Member

Hello,

I was asked to follow the following steps

WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 UPDATE PROCEDURE

STEP 1 : register yourself as developer using windows app studio you

can sign in using ms account

step 2 : download preview for developer and sign in using developer

account

step 3:check the box and click done .

step 4:go to setting-phone update- check for update. you must have

WiFi to download update

NOTE: downloading preview for developer will cost your warranty. warranty

becomes void,after the update if any issue are there you cannot go back to

windows phone 8.0, windows phone 8.1 is in beta stage,proceed at your own

risk.

The Microsoft Developer Network

Did you follow the same steps?

Thanks.

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Re: When can we upgrade to Windows 8.1 ?
qaid786
Member

Upgrade of Nokia Lumia Icon phone from Windows 8 to 8.1 was smooth and successful. Love 8.1 so far.

Thanks to all who offered help.

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Re: When can we upgrade to Windows 8.1 ?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hello Bossrgr375!

I know you anticipate the updates for devices! I'm sorry, but no information is available at this time. Please visit news.vzw.com for the latest.

Thank you,

ChristinaB_VZW
VZW Support
Follow us on Twitter @VZWSupport

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Re: When can we upgrade to Windows 8.1 ?
MadDogFL62
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HEY VERIZON - If you would become a part of the WP Beta Programs with these updates, YOU WOULD know when your updates would be available because you would be able to release them when Microsoft makes them available.

And wouldn't that be a surprise.

Contact Joe Belfiore at Microsoft via email, Facebook or Twitter and get onboard NOW.

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Re: When can we upgrade to Windows 8.1 ?
47seijar
Sr. Member

There is no beta program (yet) for WP8.1. There is only a developer's preview, and it's pretty buggy still. Verizon cannot become a developer, but you can. It will cost you $19 per year and you get access to the DP releases. Personally I'm waiting to see if they iron out some of the kinks before I jump in.

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