Microsoft has just resumed the Windows Phone 7 7008 update roll out for the affect Samsung devices today after halting it last week when it was discovered that it didn’t work on some Omnia 7 and Focus handsets. My device just prompted me to update but I’m not home so I can proceed to do it right now. So just give me a few hours and I’ll let you know if it works.
UPDATE—Wed. Mar. 2
Starting today, we plan to resume rolling out the February update to Samsung phones. Meanwhile, we’re continuing to dispatch the update to other Windows Phone models. As has been the case, the software patch is being sent out on a rolling schedule. You’ll see a message on your phone when it’s available.
During the past week the engineering team has pinpointed and fixed problems that were preventing a small percentage of Windows Phones from installing the February software patch. We apologize again for the delay and continue looking for ways to improve the update process.
Thanks to everybody who sent this in!
Update 1: I am SERIOUSLY getting tired of this mess. First attempt at updating the Omnia 7 resulted in a 800705B4 error:
Update 2: Second attempt jumped directly to Step 7 without doing any backup (wtf?) and then error 800705B4 again. It’s MS fail day folks…
UPDATE 3: The only real “fix” is the same as last week: Just Hard Reset your Omnia 7 and then proceed with the update. It worked for me. Today’s fix is a joke. All it seemed to do with me was to apparently bypass the back-up process on the handsets that initially failed the previous update (tried on my main PC and another one on which I freshly installed Zune). Unfortunately this is resulting in the Zune software no longer being able to connect to the handset in recovery/bootloader mode so you get the 800705B4 time-out error message. Thanks for nothing Microsoft.