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Got my Nokia Lumia 920 Windows 8 phone last night...

  1. #81


    Going through the reset process now, no issues so far. I was just asked if I want to restore everything from 12/3 backup or do a fresh install and I opted for the fresh install. I'll see if this helps...

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  2. #82


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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I came to the conclusion about phones in the U.S. a while back -> They're locked! Unless one can root a phone we'll have no control. I'm going prepay with an unlocked phone for sure!
    You can only root a device with a Linux kernel, e.g. Android or MeeGo. You cannot root iOS or Windows Phone.

    A carrier unlock is different from rooting, jail breaking, or a developer unlock.

    You can purchase unlocked devices in the US from various sources. Also, you can, at times, have a carrier provide an unlock if you purchase a device off contract.
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  3. #83


    Thanks for the info, Kebero. Well then, I'll be purchasing an unlocked Nokia Lumia Windows 8 phone.
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  4. #84


    Reset went well. Videos now play and no problems getting my stuff back in place. Effortless, if I may say so...
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    Windows 8 Pro


    I would like to get the Windows 8 phone but I think the screen will be small for me as I have the Samsung Note. Any phone I pick up the screen seems small.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Thanks for the info, Kebero. Well then, I'll be purchasing an unlocked Nokia Lumia Windows 8 phone.
    If you're wanting the Lumia 920 unlocked, you'll need to wait until around May 2013 as friggin' att has carrier exclusive rights on the 920. So far, it seems that Rogers Canada (as GSM carrier) will have the pentaband unlocked version of the Lumia 920 soon, that is the only one that can work with T-Mobile's prepaid network.
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  7. #87


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Thanks for the info, Kebero. Well then, I'll be purchasing an unlocked Nokia Lumia Windows 8 phone.
    If you're wanting the Lumia 920 unlocked, you'll need to wait until around May 2013 as friggin' att has carrier exclusive rights on the 920. So far, it seems that Rogers Canada (as GSM carrier) will have the pentaband unlocked version of the Lumia 920 soon, that is the only one that can work with T-Mobile's prepaid network.
    ??? What?!! at&t did the exclusive right thing with the original iPhone. Sometimes I wonder where they get that kind of clout. It must be some kind of marketing maneuver. "Exclusive" Ha-ti-da!

    Perhaps I'll go with at&t then. I have a nephew that works for them. Their 5G sounds interesting. Cutting edge stuff. I'll have to give him a ring. Vz does nothing for me anymore.
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    I had to soft-reset the phone today because it shut down and wouldn't power up normally. This is the 1st time this has happened in the month I've had the phone. Battery life is excellent now that I turned off NFC and uninstalled the Nokia Drive (beta) and turned location services off for most apps. Overall, it's an excellent phone with a few bugs but I would do it again, knowing what I know now.
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    Oh?? Soft reset? Is that when you pull the battery out and back in after 10 seconds or so?
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  10. #90


    Nope, you can't remove the battery, so I had to do the "three finger salute" on the vol up/down and power button until it beeped, then release the power button and the phone restarted and I didn't lose anything...
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