“Walshed Phone” – Official Fix

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).

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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.

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‘The Windows Live ID Service is unavailable at the moment’ Fix

This morning I tried to download various updates for apps I have installed on my phone. However, every time I tried to update, I kept receiving an error message stating that “The Windows Live ID Service is unavailable at the moment. Try again later.

I searched around and the solutions I found required either a hard reset, or having the phone revert back to the factory settings. However, it would result in all my information and settings being erased, so I wanted to make sure there were no other methods available before performing a factory reset. Fortunately, I found a way to fix this error without deleting any information.

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