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Today, Microsoft released the Windows Phone GDR3 Preview for Developers.

Microsoft explicitly stated that once you’ve chosen to install the preview OS, you cannot revert back to the older version, and that your device’s warranty maybe voided.

When you opt in and apply a prerelease update, you can only move forward with updates. When the update is publicly released for your device, you will once again be in a ‘released state.’ There is no path back to a prior release/update.

You guys maybe thinking, “WTF!! I want to try the GDR3 preview now! But I want to have a fallback just in case something wrong happens!”

Well fear no more! The truth of the matter is, YOU CAN ALWAYS REVERT BACK TO GDR2 AMBER!!! 🙂

How? Just do the exact way of ‘manually updating your Nokia Lumia’s firmware via the Nokia Care Suite’

I just did. And I’m back to GDR2 Amber without any issues! 🙂

Downgraded from GDR3 back to GDR2 Amber from GDR3 Preview

Downgraded from GDR3 back to GDR2 Amber from GDR3 Preview

Fire away!!

UPDATE: I can confirm that this process also works in my Lumia Phones updated to the Windows Phone 8.1 developer update released last April 14th, 2014. If you have newer Lumia models, you can download the NokiaSoftwareUpdaterForRetail.exe. Do note, however, that the Nokia Software Updater for Retail, ONLY downloads the firmware specifically intended for your Lumia model. The NSU for Retail can be installed side by side with the NCS 5.0


>Good news Lumia 920 owners (820, 720 and 620, also)! Firmware 3047.0000.1326.XXXX, otherwise known as GDR2 Amber is now available for download!

Lumia Amber Update

Lumia Amber Update

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Nokia Amber update 3047.0000.1326.XXXX

You can download the firmware using my instructions HERE and you may download and use the following product codes: 059R4H6 (Developer Edition), 059R759 (CV PL Play Mobile), 059Q9H3 (VAR CV EU Sweden), 059Q917 (VAR Finland CV), 059Q852 (VAR HK CV), 059R619 (VAR APAC PH CV).

You can manually flash these firmware to your Lumia 920 using THIS instructions and using the Nokia Care Suite you downloaded from my link above.

Enjoy! 🙂

Nokia has temporarily pulled out the Amber update from its servers. For the meantime, ‘Click-on’ the Product codes to download the firmware 🙂 Sorry I only managed to download and save those 3 ROMS 😛

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: This process is for experimental purposes ONLY. I will not be responsible for any damage your device may incur during the process of manual flashing. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.