Software update for the Nokia Lumia 520

Software update for the Nokia Lumia 520

Latest update
Getting started
Update & verify software
Previous updates

Latest update

  • What's new: Upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1
  • What's changing: Updates Firmware Revision to 3058.50000.1424.0001
  • Release date: July 31, 2014
  • Windows version: 8.10.12393.890
  • File size: 450MB

Getting started

  1. You can download the update via Firmware Over the Air (FOTA).
  2. You must connect your device to Wi-Fi to download the update.
  3. Although there should be no impacts to settings or data, we recommend that you back up your media files to a PC prior to upgrading the software.

Windows Phone 8.1 software update includes:
  • Cortana – your voice-activated digital assistant
  • Customizable Start Screen
    • Configure Live Tiles in three different sizes – enables personalization of Start Screen by the user
    • Transparent Live Tiles – allows user to set a background image that can be seen through clear Live Tiles
  • One Windows – Windows Phone is now unified with the Windows PC and tablet experiences and includes:
    • OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive)
      • Offers 7GB of free cloud storage
      • Appears as an app on the Start Screen (formerly buried in Settings menu on WP 8)
    • Skype
      • Phone dialer button to convert voice calls to video calls
      • Appears as an app on the Start Screen
    • Bing – Search, identify songs with Bing Music and track local happenings with Local Scout
    • Office – View, edit and share Word, Excel and Power Point documents, then store them in OneDrive to be retrieved on any Windows platform when they are linked by the user’s Microsoft account.
  • Xbox – Windows Phone is the only phone with Xbox built in, providing entertainment options wherever you go:
    • Xbox Live – stay connected to gaming achievements and multiplayer action
    • Xbox Music/Video – with a Microsoft account, you can share music and video content across all your screens – phone, tablet and PC.
  • Efficiency – Windows Phone is optimized to help the user do more:
    • Action Center – Quick access to settings and notifications by swiping down from top of screen
    • Word Flow Keyboard – touch type or glide finger over the keyboard for fast and intuitive typing
    • Battery Saver – optimizes battery life on an app-by-app basis
    • Data Sense – Allows user to track data usage by type (cellular/Wi-Fi)
    • Storage Sense – shift files/apps from phone memory to SD card
    • Wi-Fi Sense – Set to default Off on AT&T devices; allows auto-connection to Wi-Fi networks
  • Internet Explorer 11 – introduces private browsing and Reading Mode
  • Custom Volume Settings – adjust volume individually for phone, ringers, alerts, etc.
  • Device Search – easily find emails/SMS/files by name
  • Accessibility Improvements for the Visually Impaired
  • Office Remote – display content on larger monitor via USB cable or Miracast technology

Update & verify software

To update the software
  1. Make sure your device is sufficiently charged and connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap Settings > Phone update > Check for update.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the update.

To verify the update
  1. Tap Settings > About > More info.
  2. The device has the latest software if the OS version and Firmware revision number matches the current update details.

Previous updates

Feb. 6, 2014
  • Improved internet sharing with Windows 8.1 devices
  • Ability to assign custom ringtones to SMS, IM, voice mail, email and reminders
  • Ability to lock screen so it doesn't rotate
  • Improved storage management
  • Wi-Fi access available during initial setup
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and improved connectivity
  • Nokia Glance Screen, and updated Nokia apps
  • OS version: 8.0.10517.150
  • Firmware revision number: 3056.40000.1349.2001
  • Radio software version: 2.0.242028.8

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