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xdamir

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Jun 19, 2009
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Hi everyone.

While the first Windows Phone update just showed up randomly, which according to Microsoft is a sort of preliminary update for the Real one which is expected in the first week of March.

Since I have updated my Omnia 7 to version (7008), all my applications and the unlocked states remain unchanged and all the applications that were either downloaded or sideloaded are intact. I must say that the update process took considerable amount of time, which I believe was fairly distributed as the update had to be downloaded, the phone had to backup itself so that the new update could be applied.

While many of you might be reluctant at this stage to try out the (7008) revision, I assure you that there wont be any problems as of yet, this is also to confirm to certain cases where some users in other forums have reported that Samsung devices come up with an error during installation.

I hope that this post shall be encouraging to all who might need reassurance. I shall keep you people posted about my findings on the new updates as they come through.
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May 17 2011: 7392 Bundled with NoDo launched officially. For some instances you might be required to update your USB Modem drivers, however do not apply the drivers patch unless the update process terminates with an error.

For those of you who are having problems booting the phone and who are stuck at the boot up logo, there is a fix please follow the link hereunder;

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254768
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Please update Zune first before updating your handset. Make sure that the phone has sufficient battery life and that Zune is running under administrative privileges.
 
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xdamir

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If the update - for whatever reasons - doesn't apply correctly:

1) Don't worry, you will not lose any data
2) Take a seat and read http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2498092

Many thanks for sharing that mate!
I have made it clear that the update went successfully and that all settings and apps were intact after the update had been applied. Your information is very helpful since there are cases where some people have reported that their devices have been bricked. Additionally, I had also changed my branded 3 UK rom to XENJK1 from samfirmware before updating device so rest assured that JK1 on my Omnia 7 had no problems with updating even though I updated from a different computer while logged in as a guest in Zune.
 

woohoo70

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Microsoft have put this update on hold until they fix a bug that has been bricking some phones hope its fixed soon. I suppose its better to fix this now than when the major update comes out in march
 
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Microsoft have put this update on hold until they fix a bug that has been bricking some phones hope its fixed soon. I suppose its better to fix this now than when the major update comes out in march

I think the work 'bricking' is abit strong.
There have been reports of the process not completing and the users having to reset the phone to its original state, ok thats still not a nice thing to have todo, but its hardly bricking your device is it.
 

Cheddies

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Got the update a couple of days ago

Before I had heard that it wasn't 'the big one' Got very excited - all went really smoothly and then........ nothing had changed. It was almost like I had just done a reboot.


looking forward to the big one.
 

xdamir

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Jun 19, 2009
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@Omer1982

Try updating Zune first. Make sure that you are connected to internet and whether your phone firmware is 7008 and not 7004. You can check the firmware under phone settings in Zune.
 

dbooth2

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UPDATE—Wed. Mar. 2

Just spotted this on the Windows Phone Team blog - http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2011/02/23/more-answers-about-our-first-software-update.aspx

UPDATE—Wed. Mar. 2

Starting today, we plan to resume rolling out the February update to Samsung phones. Meanwhile, we’re continuing to dispatch the update to other Windows Phone models. As has been the case, the software patch is being sent out on a rolling schedule. You’ll see a message on your phone when it’s available.

During the past week the engineering team has pinpointed and fixed problems that were preventing a small percentage of Windows Phones from installing the February software patch. We apologize again for the delay and continue looking for ways to improve the update process.
 

skycamefalling

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Oh, it's just the pre-Update for those that couldn't update their phone before.
Nothing new then...I still hope to see NoDo in a few days.

UPDATE—Wed. Mar. 2

Starting today, we plan to resume rolling out the February update to Samsung phones. Meanwhile, we’re continuing to dispatch the update to other Windows Phone models. As has been the case, the software patch is being sent out on a rolling schedule. You’ll see a message on your phone when it’s available.

During the past week the engineering team has pinpointed and fixed problems that were preventing a small percentage of Windows Phones from installing the February software patch. We apologize again for the delay and continue looking for ways to improve the update process.
 

GTI WR6

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May 14, 2010
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Hi guys,

I have a T-Mobile UK Omnia 7 (unlocked). I have updated my Zune software. Then when I check for updates under Phone settings, it always shows my current version is 7004 and it is up to date.

I am also unable to flash my phone to jk1 since I have a branded Omnia 7.

What should I do now, any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

Casey_boy

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Hi guys,

I have a T-Mobile UK Omnia 7 (unlocked). I have updated my Zune software. Then when I check for updates under Phone settings, it always shows my current version is 7004 and it is up to date.

I am also unable to flash my phone to jk1 since I have a branded Omnia 7.

What should I do now, any suggestions?

Thanks.

You can flash jk1 :)

When you do, you'll receive the 7008 straight away.

Follow my guide here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=973420

Casey
 
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    If the update - for whatever reasons - doesn't apply correctly:

    1) Don't worry, you will not lose any data
    2) Take a seat and read http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2498092
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    Not quiet true, unbranded (like mine) devices wont give a fig about what the carrier is doing, they go straight back to the Microsoft update servers, it just seems that the Omnia update is not released yet.
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    nothing for me either im still on 7004 :S

    Ive rang T-Mobile, they said ring Samsung, So i rang them, Samsung said ring Microsoft lol, can anyone say passing the buck :S


    Would removing the branding work?

    As we've stated, if you debrand you will definitely get updated to 7008. However, as of yet, even unbranded Omnias aren't being updated to NoDo.

    Casey
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    Hi everybody! I just updated to WP7 NoDo (March Update) version 7390. Please be informed that my Omnia 7 is jail broken, unlocked but branded by Orange UK. I was able to get the Pre-Nodo 7008 using the same method which I had to for NoDo later.
    All my side loaded applications are intact and the phone unlock state persists.
    Following is a brief method to obtain updates.
    1. Make your phone ready for updates. (You may use Wifi or Data Connection on your phone to look for updates, please make sure that your phone is allowed to check for updates using the cellular data network).

    2. Download the pbk file from here (http://dawnrazrblade.blogspot.com/), this is in red font, so just click and save it.
    3. Run the pbk file and select Hungary PPTP, enter "demo" for both user name and password then hit connect.
    4. Connect your already turned off Omnia to your PC/Laptop. Zune shall start automatically.
    5. Make sure that you are connect to either, the wifi or the data network. Navigate to phone settings under zune, and then keeping your watch by the side hit check for phone updates from zune.
    6. Take the time reading when Zune displays that your phone is already upto date. Once again keep your time piece by your side check for phone updates again and just a few seconds before your previously noted time reading turn off the wifi or your data connection (which ever you are using during this process), and you would be prompted for the March 2011 update (Only in the cases where the phone has already been updated to 7008, otherwise you will get the update notification for February update 7008. However after repeating the while process you will also be able to update to NoDo).
    7. Before you hit the update button kindly disconnect the pbk connection which you had downloaded, and to do that just repoen the pbk and click hang up.
    8. Make sure that you have sufficient space (5 to 15 GB free space) on your hard drive.
    9. Hit the update now button, and there you are!!!
    10. (The boot loader version remains though so NoDo did not change that)
    Let me know your thoughts and responses.
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    Aggiornamento disponibile: Aggiornamento di Samsung per Windows Phone

    Today I have received the following notification on ZUNE (see pict)
    "Aggiornamento disponibile: Aggiornamento di Samsung per Windows Phone"

    http://twitpic.com/4ewiye
    http://twitpic.com/4f0q4o

    After upgrade, on my "SAMSUNG OMNIA7" "TRE ITA" now I see:

    http://twitpic.com/4eyy28

    PDA: I8700XXJK1 (was I8700XXJID)
    Phone: I8700XXJK1
    CSC: I8700HUIJK1 :) (was I8700HUIJID)
    Versione SO: 7.0.7390.0 :) (was 7.0.7008.0)
    Numero revisione firmware: 2424.10.11.1
    Numero revisione hardware: 3.15.0.4
    Versione software radio: 2424.10.11.1
    Versione hardware radio: 0.0.0.800
    Versione bootloader: 4.11.0.3
    Versione processore SOC: 0.36.2.0