Lumia Cyan, the software update that brings the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system to the owners of Nokia handsets out there, is now available for the Lumia 1520 smartphone too.The update officially started to roll out to users last week, though only the owners of unlocked Nokia Lumia 925 and Lumia 625 devices were able to grab it.
However, Microsoft has started to push the new firmware release to carrier-branded smartphones as well, and it has already added the Lumia 1520 to the list of devices receiving it.
As Nokiapoweruser notes, only people living in India, Finland, and the UK are currently getting the new software release. However, Nokia Lumia 1520 should start seeing the update in more markets in the not too distant future.
Most probably, Microsoft will start pushing Lumia Cyan to more smartphones in its lineup as soon as it has landed on as many Lumia 1520 handsets as possible.
Before kicking off the update process, users should make sure that their smartphones have at least 1.5GB of free memory, so that everything goes smoothly.
As Microsoft notes, users can make sure that they have enough free memory inside their devices by heading to Settings > storage check (storage sense).
Moreover, Lumia owners should keep in mind that the update will actually arrive on devices in two stages and that they will need to install both parts.
“The Lumia Cyan update with Windows Phone 8.1 consists of two parts, and after the first update your phone will automatically check for updates again. Follow all the update prompts so that you don’t miss out on any of the goodies,” Microsoft notes on its website.
The company also recommends that the update is downloaded over a Wi-Fi network, so that no data charges occur. Additionally, users should verify that the battery inside their phones has been charged at least at 50 percent.
Those of you who have already installed Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview and also have BitLocker on your device should roll back to a commercial OS version before being able to install Lumia Cyan. For that, you will need the Nokia Software Recovery Tool.
The new firmware release comes with a long series of enhancements inside, such as camera improvements, updated applications, powerful business tools, Nokia Rich Recording and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 sound (for Lumia 1520), and more.
At the same time, the update brings various features included in Windows Phone 8.1, such as Internet Explorer 11, Action Center, Start Screen backgrounds, and more.