Windows Phone 7 Update 7.0.7392.0

By , May 22, 2011 11:40 pm

Windows Phone 7 Update 7.0.7392.0 has been released for Singtel customer using Samsung Omnia 7. This update is nothing more than fixing the problematic certificates.

Fix for fraudulent third-party digital certificates. This update includes a critical fix to an industry-wide issue with nine untrusted digital certificates that were issued by one root certificate authority. These third-party digital certificates are used to access popular websites and email portals. Although this is not a Microsoft security vulnerability, these untrusted certificates may be used to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks against all web browser users. This update moves the affected certificates to the “Untrusted Publishers” certificate store on Windows Phone, which helps ensure that these fraudulent certificates are not inadvertently used. For more info, see Microsoft Security Advisory (2524375).

Same Windows Phone 7 March update, to install this update simply connect your phone to your computer, launch Zune and access the update page via Settings > Phone > Update. Unfortunately for this update, Omnia 7 users might be in for a surprise.

While I was performing the update, the phone rebooted as part of the process and got stuck at Step 6 of 10. The phone was showing the Omnia 7 logo and refused to load. Disconnecting the phone from the computer and holding on to the power button did nothing. Luckily, I was able to get the phone working by removing and reinserting the battery. WP7 loaded successfully and the build was still 7.0.7390.0.

After researching around, it appears that it is a known problem and that a Samsung update is needed to be applied to the phone before performing WP7 update. Now this is quite surprising as all the time I was expecting all updates to be done via Zune. But anyway, after installing the Omnia 7 device update, WP7 was updated successfully to build 7.0.7392.0.

To install Omnia 7 device update, simply follow the steps here.

Be Sociable, Share!

Leave a Reply

Panorama Theme by Themocracy