“Unofficial” NoDo users can’t get latest WP7 update

“Unofficial” NoDo users can’t get latest WP7 updateThe whole Windows Phone 7 update process has been a bit of farce, really. So far we’ve had a pre-update that didn’t make any noticeable changes, bricked Samsung phones, and various delays.

The saga looks set to continue, however this time Microsoft isn't to blame. Nope, instead it’s those eager beavers who were so desperate for copy&paste action that they updated to NoDo unofficially.

Microsoft had warned users to stick to official updates via Zune, and now we understand why. NoDo, also known as 7390, is now being followed by a security update called 7392. However, those running NoDo unofficially can’t get it. Oops.

Writing on The Windows Phone Developer Blog, Brandon Watson explains: “Phones updated via the unsupported method do not contain an official image and cannot be updated further at this time. Due to scheduling of engineering resources, we did not anticipate having to undue the changes made to phones by these unsupported methods. While we are not ruling out having a fix in the future, for now there is no fix.”

But it’s not all bad news. Engadget reckons the guys behind the unofficial release are working on a fix that’ll put users back on the One True Path.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 6, 2011 at 12:49

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/98/222320952_06786c3f0e.jpg

JanSt / MOD  May. 6, 2011 at 12:50

#oops

JonLester / MOD  May. 6, 2011 at 13:49

Ugh, as a WP7 consumer, I'm starting to wonder whether Microsoft are living on the same planet as us. The fact that we have to resort to unofficial updates in the first place is damning proof of an OS that simply wasn't ready.

Also, security updates are all well and good, but there are any number of basic patches that we need now. I'm not sure I can wait for the Autumn Mango update to, you know, assign my own custom ringtones.

JanSt / MOD  May. 6, 2011 at 14:34

Yep, jon - I feel for you ;)
But you are aware that winmo 5, 6, 6.1 and 6.5 all had MS Update apps embedded, and NEVER EVER got an update?! ;) By MS's standards WP7 users are spoiled. Sad state of affairs. It's one thing to do that with a midrange featurephone like Samsung's silly Croix, but a whole range of high-end devices??? It is ridiculous - especially if you consider how tightly controlled the specs are.

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