WP7 Update FAQ

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.

@keyboardP

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4 Responses to WP7 Update FAQ

  1. Doug says:

    Good to know, I have a Focus, love it, and rely on it. Thanks for the heads up!

    • keyboardP says:

      No probs. Hopefully a fix should be out pretty soon.

  2. michael says:

    Just wondering if you know when the update will be released in Australia?

    • keyboardP says:

      Hi Michael.
      I haven’t heard anything, but it seems that certain carriers and phone models around the world haven’t received an update. I haven’t got it on my Mozart. The interesting this, however, is that the carriers are only allowed to block one update at any time. Therefore, when the actual NoDo update is released, carriers that have blocked this smaller update will have to allow it. The NoDo update also includes this smaller update, so there’s still a chance you’ll receive the main update, even if you don’t receive the smaller one separately.

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