Possible Fix for ‘Walshed’ Phones

Edit – This tool has been released here

There was no doubt that there were some delays when it came to releasing update for WP7. From the time it was supposed to be released to the time it was released, people either waited or sought unofficial methods. One of the unofficial methods involved using the ChevronWP7 Updater tool (now taken offline), which forced the WP7 device to download the latest update. Shortly after the release of this tool, Microsoft announced that using this tool may prevent users from being able to download any updates past NoDo. At the time, some people thought that this was just MS spreading FUD, but in a new blog post by Brandon Watson, it seems that it really is the case.

Phones updated via the unsupported method do not contain an official image and cannot be updated further at this time

However, the creators of the unsupported tool are a clever bunch, and wanted to get a timely fix created for customers who have put their phones into this state. They believe they have created a way to get these phones back on the officially supported path. We will work with them to validate their solution and applaud the team for taking responsibility to do this.

On the bright side, the guys behind the Updater tool believe they’ve created a fix. This fix will be validated by Microsoft to ensure that it actually works and will put user devices back on the ‘official path’. This isn’t to say that there definitely will be a fix, since MS are yet to test and validate it, but there is hope for those who have used the unofficial method to update your device. The blog post was open, detailed and shows a welcome continuation in becoming more transparent to the users. You can read the full blog post here.

via @brandonwatson

-@keyboardP

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