As a reminder that has been posted for other sync events, use the original cables when updating. Due to returns and accessory purchases, I have six USB cables (four from Dell). DVP16 #1 updated easily. DVP16 #2, gave different error messages for each of three failures. I then swapped out cables and had no issues updating. YMMV.
Updated last night with no issues. Put the phone on the charger overnight as I usually do and this morning it would not come out of standby when pushing the wakeup button. Had to pull the battery. This is a 8 GB model and I have never once had to pull the battery so this was totally new behavior.
Migh have been random weirdness - we'll see what happens tonight.
From the time I got my DVP in late Dec until the NoDo update, my 16 GB phone was nearly perfect. No freezes, crashes or problems waking up from charging. I might have had an app or two hang, but nothing ever happened that needed a battery pull. Immediately after the NoDo update, I ran into the charging lockup issue. It might have happened 2 or 3 times that first week after NoDo. Battery pull or 30 second hold on the power button always got it right back up. I never had to resort to a full reset. Since that first week after NoDo, it might have happened once or twice more, but nothing regular. I did the firmware update Tuesday afternoon with no problems so far.
The one thing that kinda stuck out when I was troubleshooting it was that my battery was generally pretty low when I began recharging it. And with the battery starting so low, it took a lot longer to completely charge it. And the longer charge times really heated the battery up. In the end, I decided that the hot battery was most likely causing some overheating and that's what was behind all of the lockups. So now if I have a really low battery, I only charge it for 15 or 20 minutes until it gets up over 50%, then I unplug and give it a chance to cool down. Once it is cool to the touch, I plug it back in and let it fully recharge. I may be completely wrong about the heat, but it is something to keep in mind if you are having this problem.
Yes, please. I would but I don't Twiddle....
Samaung Vibrant/Epic/Captivate/Fascinate - GPS doesnt lock on the phones.
I can't help but throw my hands up at the whole update situation on Windows Phone 7. I honestly feel this firmware release is delayed by Microsoft and not Dell...
I mean seriously why would Dell be shipping a firmware with the major build number tied to the Feb. NoDo build (7355) on their new and refurbished phones now, but now releasing it to us? The only reason I can think of is that Microsoft is required to push our firmware update via Zune and they have been stalling.
That leaves us and Dell in a tight spot. Dell can't release timely updates to fix our major issues... Even worse they can't communicate because the truth just is that they have no idea when it will be released.
Centralized updates for the OS makes perfect sense, but I don't see why the OEM shouldn't be able to push out their own firmware updates via their own tools... Or why Microsoft just doesn't push an OEM firmware update instantly...