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Lumia 830

by Contributor bcom77 Contributor
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Sorry for posting regarding a competitor's (Spark) handset but does anyone know if you can hard reset or do something similar to a Lumia 830 to get rid of that annoying Spark splash screen that appears when the phone boots up? I know it's just a minor thing but it annoys the bejesus out of me.


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You can reflash Lumias with open market software from other regions, as long as it's the same hardware variant - I did this with a Lumia 920 to enable 4G as Telecom still had it locked down at the time.

 

It's finnicky (Especially the hardware button combo necessary to get the phone into the bootloader mode) and likely warranty-voiding, though, so not something we can recommend. It is, however, possible. Smiley Happy

 

Gotta love those splash screens!

 

 - Nik

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I reckon @NikT probably knows a trick or two for this...

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You can reflash Lumias with open market software from other regions, as long as it's the same hardware variant - I did this with a Lumia 920 to enable 4G as Telecom still had it locked down at the time.

 

It's finnicky (Especially the hardware button combo necessary to get the phone into the bootloader mode) and likely warranty-voiding, though, so not something we can recommend. It is, however, possible. Smiley Happy

 

Gotta love those splash screens!

 

 - Nik

Devices team, Vodafone NZ
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Yes this will void your 2 year warranty.

 

Unfortunately no "legit" way to remove this sorry.

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by Senior Contributor coffeebaron Senior Contributor
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Keep in mind that the Lumia 830 has half of Band 28 missing, so no good for Vodafone LTE700 Smiley Sad

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by Contributor bcom77 Contributor
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It annoys me so much that Spark still do this with their handsets! I know it's just a minor thing but it is such an out of date thing to do. It would be nice if there was an easy way to remove it without having to flash it or void the warranty and I can't believe there isn't already.

 

Perhaps Microsoft NZ should start selling their phones unlocked and carrier branding free via an online store? 

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The Spark specs for this phone says it is covered from 700mhz, 1800mhz and 2600mhz. Are these frequencies different for each carrier? I'm not overly clued up on how the LTE bands work.

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by Regular Poster ShortieWaswo Regular Poster
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@NikTand @BrentR cover off the differences and limitations of cross network L830 usage pretty well in this thread Smiley Happy

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by Contributor bcom77 Contributor
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Should've known that, I started that thread after all :-)

 

I've returned my Lumia 830 to Spark. It's a great phone and I love the look and build quality of it but I couldn't get past the screen. After using my 820 for so long I just got used to the AMOLED screen and prefer it to LCD. Also, I don't know if it was just my phone or not but the screen felt almost plasticy and when touching it it kept showing the LCD ripple effect, even with light touches (I'm not heavy fingered with my phones). I began to find it annoying when typing or just navigating. Anyone else with an 830 find this happening as well? Oh well, might just fork out some more and grab the 930.

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by Contributor Nez Contributor
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Wow you're one picky dude, seriously how many times do you reboot/turn your phone on? I wouldnt have thought you'd do it that often to care unless you turn it off every time you stop using it. I had the telecom splash on my 920 for a couple of years, it never really bothered me.

 

The 830 has an absolutely beautiful form factor probably the best I've ever seen in a Lumia. Unfortunately once you go 1080p screen Amoled you can't go back. I don't like LCD either dude, it just doesn't feel right eh?

 

I appreciate the extra speed the Snapdragon 800 has over the 400, its not much of a difference but ill take any speed advantage I can get. Also the Snapdragon 800 allows more features like true HDR rich capture and 4K video that the 830 can't offer.

 

Vodafone got it right offering the 930.

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