Windows Phone 7 First Update Faces Its First Problem. Affects Samsung Handsets

Microsoft has revealed that the first update for Windows Phone 7 has been put on hold for Samsung handsets after repeated reports from users that the update has failed to install correctly and in some cases even bricked their phones.

Microsoft figures that around 10 percent of users attempting to update has encountered the error and there may be three different causes for this failure, out which two of them can be fixed easily. The company says that nearly half of the failure has been caused by a lack of proper Internet connection or enough disk space to take backup of phone’s content.

Windows Phone 7 Restoration Error After Failed Update

Windows Phone 7 Restoration Error After Failed Update

Both Samsung Omnia 7 and Focus handsets are affected and it seems that the problem and the extent of the damage is related to the firmware version and boot-loader installed on these handsets. It appears Microsoft has taken down the update and stopped sending out new update notifications to the users. However users who received the notification are still able to download and install the update.

Since all Windows Phone 7 updates will be cumulative, the next update will include the current problematic update within it, we can only hope that Redmond or Samsung will have a fix before the most anticipated March 8 update for Windows Phone 7 hits the net.

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Amarnath Natarajan

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