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  Reply # 754059 31-Jan-2013 19:51 Send private message

lueyyou: Yeah it is disappointing, but Windows Phone 8 has a better update delivery system right?


No, the same.





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  Reply # 754073 31-Jan-2013 20:26 Send private message

No update (Samsung Omnia W on VF).  Tried the cable trick a few times, but no joy.  Guess I'll try again tomorrow

EDIT - Tried one more time, and it is now updating to 8779
EDIT - One more cable pull, and I'm up to 8783

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  Reply # 754074 31-Jan-2013 20:27 Send private message

paulspain: Update ready here now on Nokia Lumia 800. Sadly due to ADSL being down here can't try it out.


cant you tether your phone to pc to download the update? :P

p.s. no update yet offered on the AT&T LG C-900 phone i have in my hands right now.... but i'm not trying tricks to update it seeing as its not mine!  Will try an HTC trophy later and lumia 900 tomorrow..




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  Reply # 754084 31-Jan-2013 20:49 Send private message

Interesting, since 8773 I no longer get notifications of texts or emails arriving... Also, still no 7.8 Worst. Christmas. Ever. ...

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  Reply # 754088 31-Jan-2013 20:59 Send private message

and the stepson's telecom 800 on a vodafone SIM gets the update before me!



THE INJUSTICE!

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Reply # 754092 31-Jan-2013 21:04 Send private message

feel a bit guilty! Plugged the phone late morning and got several updated with 7.8 being the last. Telecom - Lumia 800. All good.

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  Reply # 754101 31-Jan-2013 21:30 Send private message

the ex-vodafone htc trophy got the update offered OK

EDIT: 5 updates later, now have the new splash screen, start screen and version 7.10.8858.136. The trophy was updated with all updates (that i'm aware of) prior to today...




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  Reply # 754103 31-Jan-2013 21:44 Send private message

wasabi2k: and the stepson's telecom 800 on a vodafone SIM gets the update before me!



THE INJUSTICE!


Ohhh man, I have the same setup and it's not come to me yet.  Frown

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  Reply # 754122 31-Jan-2013 22:19 Send private message

GregV: No update (Samsung Omnia W on VF).  Tried the cable trick a few times, but no joy.  Guess I'll try again tomorrow

EDIT - Tried one more time, and it is now updating to 8779
EDIT - One more cable pull, and I'm up to 8783
And one last cable pull has seen me heading for 8858

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  Reply # 754181 31-Jan-2013 23:46 Send private message

Well, I tried the disconnect trick a bunch more times and finally got it to update all the way through to 7.8.

Tricks I used:
- put the phone in airplane mode
- click the Update link, open the WiFi network connection, count to SIX then hit disconnect.

It really does seem to come down to the time between clicking update and disconnecting so once you've found he magic number for your setup, it's easy to repeat.

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  Reply # 754187 1-Feb-2013 00:02 Send private message

Compass is STILL poked.

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  Reply # 754192 1-Feb-2013 06:41 Send private message

This worked for me on an imported lumia 800.  
Thanks Litespeed



Litespeed: Well, I tried the disconnect trick a bunch more times and finally got it to update all the way through to 7.8.

Tricks I used:
- put the phone in airplane mode
- click the Update link, open the WiFi network connection, count to SIX then hit disconnect.

It really does seem to come down to the time between clicking update and disconnecting so once you've found he magic number for your setup, it's easy to repeat.

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  Reply # 754227 1-Feb-2013 08:55 Send private message

Hmm, have tried Lightspeeds suggestion, I am using the windows phone software on my mac and it doesn't seem to be working.

Why is MS doing it this way? They seem to have an efficient delivery mechanism with their patch Tuesdays? And ios 6.1 is over 20% adoption in less than a week...

Jon



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  Reply # 754230 1-Feb-2013 08:57 Send private message

It's not like the number of Windows Phone handsets would overload the servers - Windows Update does a good job and they know how to scale. It's not like everyone plug their Windows Phone handsets to update at the same time either.

It's just really, really stupid not to deliver the update to everyone.





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  Reply # 754237 1-Feb-2013 09:01 Send private message

Although they did get burnt when they did the first update? Maybe this a way to ensure they don't end up bricking lots of phones if the update is bad? To me it says that they don't get enough testing from devs (unlike Apple presumably?) and aren't confident in their release being solid? Maybe its the internal risk team not the product team making the call? Surely having as many people on the latest version is good for MS as it is good for the devs who can leverage new features etc.

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