WP7 pre-update problems persist

WP7 pre-update problems persistA couple of weeks ago, we reported that the first Windows Phone 7 update was being rolled out, with pretty much no noticeable new features. Indeed, it was more of a pre-update in preparation for the highly anticipated copy-and-paste upgrade.

As if that wasn’t rubbish enough, there were reports on forums and twitter that the update had bricked some Samsung Omnia 7s. Microsoft reckoned it had resolved the issue and rolled out the update once more, but it’s “déjà vu all over again” as some users report that the update fails or freezes.

On twitter, WinPhoneSupport informed users: “For now we suggest holding off on it while we investigate the issue,” and: “We're looking into the issue right now.”

More constructively, one user was told to “try removing any email accounts besides your WLID and try the update again,” while another was asked to “try freeing up 4GB [of] space and try again.”

For some users, a quick reboot or freeing up some space has allowed the update to complete, but others are still stumped.

Oh dear. The first proper Windows Phone 7 update is expected later in the month.

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