Microsoft urges users to wait for the official WP7 NoDo update
A couple days ago, we told you about a homebrew NoDo update that could bring your device up to speed well before some carriers will get around to it. But that unofficial update has prompted Microsoft to urge customers to wait patiently for the official update.
The Windows Phone Blog warns that "If you attempt one of these workarounds, we can’t say for sure what might happen to your phone because we haven’t fully tested these homebrew techniques. You might not be getting the important device-specific software we would typically deliver in the official update. Or your phone might get misconfigured and not receive future updates."
Of course that's a fairly standard update warning, but the threat of not receiving future updates (i.e. Mango) might be enough to dissuade customers from using the homebrew solution.
Also included in the blog post is a message regarding potential update-related errors. So if you've encountered errors titled "800705B4" or "80180080", refer to the Windows Phone Blog link below for troubleshooting info.
source: Windows Phone Blog via IntoMobile
3. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
...PhoneArena...you guys might want to make it so that only registered users can comment...otherwise I am going to have to buy that spam designer bikini for $21.99...
As for Microsoft...that update should have been out months ago. And they wonder why people don't look twice at their phones...what happened to Microsoft that they are so far behind the curve? Maybe they got so comfortable being on top that they forgot what it's like to have competition? I don't know.
4. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)
Lets be conservative and say that your beloved iOS got its first [arguably] major update 1/15/07: 6.5 months after its 6/29/07 release. MS comes in under that mark by 2.5 months, with comparably greater content than the first 'major' iOS update, and you say it should have been out months ago?
Sorry JeffdaBeat, I gotta call Double Standard.
iOS version 1.1.3 released January 15, 2008
[Commonly called iPhone "January '08 Update"]
■Mail, Maps, Stocks, Weather and Notes apps for iPod Touch
■Recent calls contact details now show most recent call times
■Google Maps gains 'Locate Me' feature
■Icons on home screen can be rearranged
■iTunes gift cards can be redeemed on the iTunes Music Store.
■Movies downloaded through iTunes have chapter support.
■Music has lyrics-support feature
■Web Clips can be added to home screen.
■SMS messages can be sent to multiple contacts.
■SMS storage capacity increased from 1,000 to 75,000 messages
■Default Gmail IMAP setup for new accounts
■Multi-touch keyboard (e.g., simultaneously pressing "Shift" + "a")
■The clock timer now remembers the last used options.
■Incoming SMS messages now prompts the user to "Close" or "Reply" ■Labels for contact data can now be deleted.
■Applications on phone no longer run as root;
■Ability to listen to music through a bluetooth headset
WP7 version 7.0.7390.0
[Commonly called NoDo by MS]
■Copy & Paste
■Faster start up and resume For Apps and Games
■streamlined Marketplace Enhanced Search Experience
■Wi-Fi Improvements for MAC filtering
■Camera improvements for switching modes
■Audio improvements for Bluetooth devices
■Outlook improvements for viewing attachments
5. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)
Sorry, for got to include some dates
WP7 version 7.0.7390.0 released 22 Mar 2011; WP7 released 11 Oct 2010,
6. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)
I have NoDo on my HTC Mozart!!! I got it two days ago!