WP7 Update FAQ
February 24, 2011 4 Comments
You may have seen some people facing problems with the small update currently being rolled out. It seems that some Samsung devices (Omnia and Focus) do not install the update properly and, in the worst case, end up bricking the phone. However, it only seems that a certain version of the ROM is affects and some Samsung phone users faced no problems during the update. If you haven’t updated yet, and you own a Samsung device, it’s probably a good idea to wait for the fix Microsoft will be releasing. Technically, your Samsung phone shouldn’t be notified of any updates as MS have blocked it until the issue is fixed (other devices will still be updated). An FAQ post has been created on the official Windows Phone blog, so I recommend checking that for questions regarding the updates.
Whilst this problem isn’t helping Microsoft in any way, it’s important to note that 90% of the devices updated perfectly and it seems to only affect a subset of Samsung devices. I’ve noticed a lot of sensationalist journalism floating around about how this is the end for WP7, but it’s easy to forget that iOS and Android have faced similar problems in some of their updates. However, that’s no excuse and hopefully this is a one-off and future updates will be smooth for all devices.