Windows Phone 7.8 rollout halted to address Live Tile issues?

Windows Phone 7.8 rollout halted to address Live Tile issues?Windows Phone 7.8 was s’posed to be a lovely hey-don’t-feel-so-bad consolation pressie for users stuck on Windows Phone 7 (as Microsoft flaunts WP8), but it’s unfortunately become the punch-based gift that just keeps on punching.

After several delays and a distinct lack of information, the Windows Phone 7.8 rollout appears to have halted, and users who have been updated ain’t particularly happy.

As relayed by WMPoweruser, Vodafone support in Germany has confirmed that the Windows Phone 7.8 rollout has officially stalled.

“Hello. Here is the info about the update,” begins Anke. “Microsoft has stopped until further notice, the rollout of the update. Currently there is a new date for it,” followed by – in all seriousness – a sad smiley.

One reason for the delay, it’s speculated, could be the issue with Windows Phone 7.8’s Live Tiles. Reportedly, they’ve been updating incorrectly, and worse still – in some cases – consuming large amounts of data. Oh dear.

The aforementioned article mentions that only 16% of Windows Phone 7 users have been updated to Windows Phone 7.8, so you can maybe take some consolation in not being alone in the angry boat.

Anyone here rocking an old Lumia or similar on Windows Phone 7? Any sign of Windows Phone 7.8?

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Infinite Element  Feb. 27, 2013 at 18:27

I have a Lumia 800 on 7.8.

If it's a Nokia that won't update via Zune, try taking it to your local Nokia Care Point.

lumia1  Feb. 27, 2013 at 18:37

You can force the update (with a lot of patience). Usually takes three separate updates to get 7.8. Google "force 7.8 update" for details.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 27, 2013 at 19:19

Or use Navifirm

madstock  Feb. 27, 2013 at 19:48

Or use Navifirm

Navifirm will wipe your device though. (Just incase anyone decides to rush off and use it without reading the 836 disclaimers that are plastered around any download link).

My daughter's 710 updated to 7.8 via Zune about a month ago, but there has been no update forthcoming for my wife's 900 as of yet; in truth it isn't a massive deal as they were both more than happy with 7.5 in any case - it's only down to my continual badgering that they reluctantly handed over their handsets to me for upgrade.

krogothnx  Feb. 28, 2013 at 02:13

Wait.. isn't the 7.8 update pretty much just the live tiles change anyway?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 28, 2013 at 06:40

I don't know :p

And thanks for the cautioning :)


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