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What is the naming system of Nokia Lumias?

General rule of thumb: The first number (or the first two numbers for four-digit models) indicates the family. Higher numbers denote higher-end models, so a 9xx series device is going to have better ...
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How do I reject/ignore an incoming call?

You do swipe up, then it presents 3 buttons, Answer, Ignore and Text Reply.
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Is it possible a block a contact in lumia 520?

In the history list, tap and hold on the offending number, and choose "block number...". To check on the list of currently blocked numbers, go to settings -> call+SMS filter, and tap on blocked ...
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How Turn off Windows Phone keys vibration Windows 10?

Go to Settings > Extras > Touch. There you should see the option to turn it on or off.
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Logic behind Nokia update availability for "Country variant" models

From this post at Nokia Support forums (emphasis mine): Phones come in two basic forms: Country Variant - this is the standard version of the phone that you might buy independently of your ...
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Will upgrading to Windows Phone 8.1 void my manufacturer's warranty?

If you are able to do the update via Settings -> Software Update (or something like that) it will not void the warranty, especially not of the manufacture. Perhaps if you are using the 'Preview for ...
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What is XAP Deployer?

There is an Application Deployment tool in Windows Phone 8 SDK which allows developers to deploy and test their apps. However, it allows deploying only one app at a time. The tool you've mentioned ...
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Syncing with GMail fails

Do you have 2-step verification enabled? if no, then I probably won't be able to help if yes, go to step 2. Go to your privacy page on your Gmail account and look around until you find a link showing ...
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Will upgrading to Windows Phone 8.1 void my manufacturer's warranty?

Yes, installing the developer preview (the only way to get 8.1 at this point in time) will void your warranty. That being said, people don't seem to have major issues so far, and you can probably ...
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Difference between Lumia 525 and 526?

The phones are very similar, except that the 526 is designed for networks using TD-SCDMA. As far as I can tell TD-SCDMA networks are available in China only.
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How similiar is a lumia and a android (galaxy s3 ) in terms of file transfering?

Which is better is such a personal decision, and I'd always recommend playing with a real device to see if it would work for you. Instead, and sticking to the facts, I'll focus on transferring data ...
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How can I change my phone's Bluetooth name?

The Bluetooth name is the name of your device. There are some options to follow, depending on which Windows Phone model you have. But the best one is the easiest. Connect your phone to the computer ...
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Remove Date and Time from lock-screen

It is not possible in the current Developer Preview of Windows Phone 8.1. The public release of Windows Phone 8.1 will feature lock screen theming apps, and these apps may contain that feature.
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Can we update Lumia 520 phone to windows 8.1?

I would suggest you wait for couple of days as you’ll get Lumia Cyan firmware update first so you don’t run into any issues later. The problem is if you upgrade to WP 8.1 before Lumia Cyan, you need ...
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apps on SD card when switching phones

No, it's not possible to use any games or apps installed on an SD card from a different phone. Apps and games are stored in an encrypted form on the SD card, and the encryption keys (ie. the access ...
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How to search for keywords in Settings?

Unfortunately it is currently not possible to search for settings. Microsoft knows this list is getting out of hand and Joe Belfiore has hinted that the next version of Windows phone will deal with ...
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How to tell if my phone is SIM Locked

Good question. I don't know if this can help but at least in Lumia phones in extra+info there is a "Manufacturer Name" and "Mobile Operator". I think one of them can have information about the ...
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How to recover text messages?

Sorry you cannot, Cause you had back-up on. It will also delete from cloud. There's no way to recover them back. Suggestion: Go to back-up and check your last back-up. If your last Back-up time Was ...
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Detailed battery status?

I use this app (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/battery/9wzdncrfjc2z) called Battery. It does everything I have ever wanted (only used Windows smart phone) and I find the statistics really ...
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How to use dual whatsapp in Windows 10 Mobile?

You can use dual whatsapp by using the beta version and normal version. Here are the store links Microsoft Store - Whatsapp Beta Microsoft Store - Whatsapp
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Equalizer is not showing on Lumia 525

Nokia's budget Lumia models (specifically, the 520, 521, 525, 526, 630 and 635) do not support audio equaliser. Source: Nokia Support
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Why is there a 10 megapixel max for images when syncing to OneDrive? Even over WIFI?

UPDATE: Now this has been confirmed on WPCentral article: (On WP8.1) enabling the ‘Best Quality’ option under ‘backup to OneDrive’, the high resolution images are rightly saved to your OneDrive ...
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Change the screen capture key combination?

I don't think that it can be changed. The key combination is defined by Microsoft, and no customization can be made to it.
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Other than updating to Windows Phone 8.1, what is in the Nokia Cyan Update?

Lumia Cyan provides additional experiences to Windows Phone 8.1 It contains drivers for new hardware, and APIs to access them as well. It enables Living Images and new features in the Creative Studio ...
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Prevent outward SMS Text Messages

Apps and the OS cannot send SMS without user interaction - the only thing an app can do is compose an SMS for you, but it is up to the user to actually press send. I understand that this was a design ...
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IE doesn't show the full picture

This is a Facebook web server misconfiguration. I had it to, like every other WP. it comes from the incompatibility of the web browser detection. Instead of getting the Site for "Mobile IE" most ...
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Disable the "cell connection" on the fly (use as PDA mostly)

Yes, it is possible on all Windows Phone. Just turn on the airplane mode. Airplane mode is a setting on your phone that lets you turn off the cellular connection, Wi-Fi, FM radio, Bluetooth, and ...
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Display cellular signal strength in decibels?

I'm sorry, bars is the only "unit" there is on Windows Phone. This issue can't be fixed through an app either as I don't think developers have access to the necessary APIs.
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Lumia 625 showing "update demo content" instead of "reset" icon

phone->settings->about-> click on update demo phone. when the pop-up screen comes up note that it says to update press yes or no. Now turn the phone to the right so it rotates to landscape. then ...
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Securely wipe data so it could not be restored

There is no need to wipe it the way you think. The drive is BitLocker encrypted so it can not be read by any device other than the phone itself. The phone itself is so secure that no app can read ...
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