Microsoft: Wait for official Windows Phone 7 NoDo update, please

Microsoft says to wait for official Windows Phone 7 NoDo update
Microsoft says to wait for official Windows Phone 7 NoDo update

The Windows Phone 7 NoDo update has been rolled out to many Microsoft devices but the company is pleading for users to wait for the official update instead of hacking around to get it.

On its blog, Microsoft says about the Windows Phone 7 NoDo update:

As an engineer and a gadget lover, I totally understand the impulse to tinker. You want the latest technology and you’re tired of waiting. Believe me, I get it.

But my strong advice is: wait. If you attempt one of these workarounds, we can’t say for sure what might happen to your phone because we haven’t fully tested these homebrew techniques. You might not be getting the important device-specific software we would typically deliver in the official update. Or your phone might get misconfigured and not receive future updates.

Many users around the world already have the Windows Phone 7 NoDo update but there are some laggards thanks to carrier testing. In particular, the Samsung Focus on AT&T has still yet to get the official version of the latest software.

As often happens in this scenario, the development community came to the rescue and the Chevron Updater app allowed users to get the latest version no matter what carrier they’re on. That app may be pulled by the time of publication but it shows that there is some interest out there for getting the latest version of the software.

What do I advise? If you can, wait it out. Yeah, it sucks to not have copy and paste or the quick-app resuming that Windows Phone 7 NoDo brings but it’ll be easier to get the massive Mango update with multitasking and more later this year.

On the other hand, the community has been adept at getting these to handsets quickly, so, if you don’t mind a little risk, go and get your NoDo on.

[Via Windows Phone blog]

  • Siley

    Everyone is sick of waiting for Microsoft and Windows Phone 7 to get updated.

    Early adopters of Windows Phone 7 are fuming with rage. In November last year, Microsoft said that Copy-and-Paste would arrive “within weeks” (Google that term, and you’ll find the Microsoft quotes.)

    Windows Phone 7 has turned into a farce.

    • Gonali maila

      And you are happy that you are not a WP7 early adopters.

    • Filledwithrage

      “fuming with rage”? Wow Siley.. if a perfectly great working WP7 cell phone causes you to fume with rage, then you need to get a life..or counseling… seriously relax before you rage yourself into a stroke.

      Look out everyone Siley is fuming with rage!! Hide your children, because this is crazy serious!

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