Category: Windows Phone

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.

Windows Phone 7 “NoDo” Update Available Now

By , March 23, 2011 11:13 am

The first real WP7 update that got delayed multiple times has finally been pushed out to WP7 users. To update, simply plug your WP7 phone to your computer and launch Zune. Zune will then prompt you with an update notification. The update will will take aprox. 20min.

Despite numerous issue with the earlier WP7 update, especially on Samsung phone, my Samsung Omnia 7 has gotten through both safely including this NoDo update.

Source: Microsoft

  • Copy & paste. You asked for it—now it’s here. Just tap a word and drag the arrows to copy and paste it on your phone. You can copy text from emails, text messages, web pages, and Office Mobile documents, and paste it anywhere you can type. To learn more, see Copy & paste.
  • Faster apps and games. Nobody likes to wait. That’s why we’ve whittled down the time it takes for apps and games to start up and resume. It’s all part of our focus on getting you to the things you love, easier and faster.
  • Better Marketplace search. We’ve streamlined Marketplace search to make it easier to find specific apps, games, or music. Press the Search button in the Apps or Games section of Marketplace and you’ll see only apps or games in the results. Press Search in the Music section of Marketplace to search just the music catalog.
  • Other Marketplace improvements. We’ve improved the stability of Marketplace while you download apps. We’ve also improved the experience of downloading apps larger than 20 megabytes, upgrading from trial apps to paid apps, using a credit card with an address outside the United States, sharing links to apps via email, sorting Xbox LIVE games by release date, and creating an Xbox LIVE account from within the Games Hub.
  • Wi-Fi improvements. We now display your phone’s Media Access Control (MAC) address in Settings. (You might need this info if you try to connect to a Wi-Fi network that uses MAC address filtering. To learn more, see Connect to a Wi-Fi network.) We’ve also removed the limit on the number of Wi-Fi profiles that you can store and reduced the time it takes to start your phone if you’ve stored lots of Wi-Fi profiles.
  • Outlook improvements. We’ve improved the experience of viewing iPhone photo attachments you receive from a non-Exchange-based email account (such as a Google Mail, Hotmail, or Yahoo! Mail account), using the Global Address List (GAL) when connecting to Exchange Server 2003 using Exchange ActiveSync, and working with email display names that contain brackets (for example, “David Alexander [Contoso]”).
  • Messaging improvements. We’ve improved the experience of receiving Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) messages if your phone uses a PIN-locked SIM.
  • Facebook integration. We’ve improved the experience of syncing Facebook accounts.
  • Camera improvements. We’ve improved the stability of switching between camera and video modes.
  • Audio improvements. We’ve improved the experience of using a Bluetooth headset to make calls when you’re playing music or videos.
  • Other performance improvements. This month’s update also includes software from several phone manufacturers that improves the performance of specific models. Naturally, if you don’t have one of the affected models, we won’t install this portion of the update on your phone.

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