Details from across the WP7 user community inside!
Update issues have plagued Windows Phone 7 for a while now, but it seems as if the OS may have turned a corner. The NoDo update has rolled out today as promised by Microsoft. Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to get the update. AT&T and T-Mobile customers appear to be the only ones benefiting so far. The Samsung Focus and LG Quantum have reportedly started to receive NoDo.
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Owners of the HTC Surround- and other phones, will just have to wait. A quick perusal of Windows Phone 7 fan forums brings up a user-solution for folks who don't want to wait. This guide for forcing the update comes highly recommended.
While the majority of eligible users seem to be installing their updates without issue, a few complaints have popped up. One user noted that his Samsung Focus still lacks Marketplace and Zune access. Some users have reported issues with storage space. Here's a typical post:
"...backup would get to about 44% and the phone would reboot. Zune would eventually give me error C1010007."
This user managed to fix his problem by deleting excess pictures and media from his phone before attempting again. So, at least, it appears that NoDo is not bricking phones that fail to install it the first time. This was a big problem with earlier versions of the update.
While Microsoft appears to have the majority of the kinks worked out of their update process, some users still report significant issues.
"Hate to be a nay-sayer but I'm having serious difficulties. Day one purchaser, Samsung Focus. Got a timeout error on the first update, solution #1 did nothing, the support tool had a repeated fatal error, and now I can't even get Zune to reinstall. I'm really really frustrated and pissed off about this whole thing. I guess I'm most pissed that their own software to deal with errors, HAS IT'S OWN ERROR! Argh."
If you experience similar issues, you may want to check out Microsoft's help page. The user in question was unable to solve his problem there but hey, maybe you'll get lucky.
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I4U will continue to monitor the progress of this update as it rolls out.