May 14, 2011 Leave a comment
You may remember that I posted about a possible fix coming out for ‘Walshed’ phones (i.e. phones that downloaded the NoDo update using Chris Walsh’s tool).
Windows Phone 7 News and Development
May 5, 2011 Leave a comment
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.
March 31, 2011 Leave a comment
Some users have managed to get the ‘pre-update’ update sent to their phones, but not the main NoDo update. It seems that a simple hack can force your phone to get the NoDo (March) update. This method is not only straightforward, but seems to have a very high success rate. It was discovered by ‘Noticed’ on the XDA forums.
If your phone is listed as ‘Delivering Updates’ on the status page, you should be able to get the following steps to work.
March 24, 2011 Leave a comment
It seems Microsoft have heard the user’s wishes of being more transparent. As a result, they have created a new page where you can see the status of the latest update which, in this case, is the NoDo update. You can now see what stage the update is in based on your country and operator. This is certainly a step in the right direction in terms of keeping users in the loop and will make it easier for people to stop constantly checking on Zune whether or not they have the latest version . Check out the site here to see the status of your update.
March 22, 2011 Leave a comment
It seems that some users have started to receive the NoDo update to their phones. I haven’t got mine yet on my Mozart, but it’s nice to hear that things are finally moving. Microsoft have also documented the update’s new features
February 21, 2011 Leave a comment
Today sees Microsoft rolling out a small update for your Windows Phone 7. But, before everyone tries to copy and paste on their device, it should be known that this update is a small one that simply improves the updating process. According to the official Windows Phone Blog, this update will be the first of many, so MS may start to roll out other updates between ‘NoDo’ and ‘Mango’. The update won’t be available to everyone at the same time, so if you know someone who’s managed to get the update, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be able to at that moment. Instructions on how to check for the update and the full blog post can be seen below:
January 4, 2011 1 Comment
Paul Thurrott has revealed some information on how Microsoft is going to to be releasing updates.
Charlie Kindel has clarified that the ‘NoDo’ codename isn’t a jibe at Android’s ‘Donut’ update. It’s a result of a guy failing to bring doughnuts to a meeting after losing a bet. Should clarify some of the comments on Engadget about the name.
You can see the main points (and the keynote video link) in this post.
The first update is codenamed ‘NoDo’ and could RTM this week. However, it seems that users won’t see the update until early February, when carriers sign off on it. The update will include copy and paste, support for the Qualcomm 7×30 smart phone chipset, a CDMA location stack, and a number of software fixes.