Manually update the Samsung Omnia 7 Firmware to Mango

As you probably already know I was one of the few people who was running the leaked T-Mobile RC1 Mango firmware on my Samsung Omnia 7. Unfortunately this resulted in me being stuck with it and not being able to get the official firmware via the normal channel (Zune software/device notification). The only solution I had left was to flash by device back to a NoDo package and then wait or force today’s Mango update on it. Well, I didn’t want to loose any of my data or waste that much time so I tried something else. I grabbed the Samsung Firmware package (thanks to the brave soul who sent it to me) which is a simple CAB file and sent it to my Omnia 7 plugged into my PC. Voila, I now have the latest bits on my phone in less than 10 mins without loosing anything.

All you have to to is:

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Fujitsu IS12T gets a Firmware update

The Japanese bound Fujitsu IS12T just received a firmware update today meant to fix some issue present in the initial one (some sort of power loss problem). Here’s what was actually updated:

OS version 7.10.7720.68 (no change)
• Firmware revision number: 5008.1907.1160.550 ? 5008.1907. 1182.660
• Wireless Software version: 1.1.05.50 ? 1.1.0 6.60
• Wireless Hardware Version: 8655 (no change)
• Boot loader version: 7.17.2.0 (no change)
• SOC Chip Version: 0.75.2.1 (no change)

Unlike all the other Windows Phones on the market the IS12T won’t receive an OS update today given that it already runs Mango.

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T-Mobile officially announces the HTC Radar 4G

Nothing surprising here, T-mobile has just announced what we already knew; the HTC Radar 4G. Unfortunately there’s now release date other than “The HTC Radar 4G is expected to be available at T-Mobile in the U.S. in time for the holidays.”. If you want more info about the HTC Radar then I suggest you take a quick look at my early hands-on preview from earlier this month.

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The Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Roll out has started

 

Mango is go in the US and in Europe folks. Microsoft has just updated the Where’s my Update page with the following info:

Mobile operator 7008 7390 7392 Windows Phone 7.5*
AT&T Delivering update Delivering update Delivering update** Delivering update***
Sprint Preinstalled Preinstalled Delivering update Delivering update
T-Mobile Delivering update Delivering update Delivering update Delivering update
Verizon Preinstalled Preinstalled Delivering update Delivering update
Open market phones Delivering update Delivering update Delivering update Delivering update
All other operators Preinstalled Preinstalled Delivering update Delivering update

Please let us know in the comments below once you have received your update notification: Phone model, current Firmware/Rom you are running and your carrier please.

UPDATE: Unfortunately Samsung Omnia 7 owners on SFR (France) and T-Mobile (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Netherlands, UK) won’t get it now…

UPDATE: The notification will on be sent to 10% of the users out there this week and more will follow if everything goes as planned. So don’t panic if you don’t see anything today or tomorrow.

UPDATE: I just posted instructions on how to manually update the Samsung Omnia 7 firmware (that’s not the force trick method at all)

Public Service Annnouncement: Please remember that the Mango update is made of 2 separate updates: OS and Firmware. Most of you are only getting the OS update right now and this isn’t enough for an optimal experience. You’ll have to wait for the OEM Firmware update which contains updated drivers and Radio. You could also try to force the update via the old method.

UPDATE: For all you Samsung Omnia 7 users, the official firmware should look like this (thx to @degsyh and Paul in the comments below):

- Firmware version is now: 2424.11.8.5
- Radio Software version : 2424.11.27.2
- Bootloader: 5.8.1.9

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All carriers ready to deploy Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Windows Phone users rejoice because all mobile operators worldwide, besides Sprint in the US, are ready for the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango roll out. Microsoft has just updated the where’s my update page noting that the push is being scheduled as we speak and that only Sprint is still testing it (US chart):

Mobile operator 7008 7390 7392 Windows Phone 7.5*
AT&T Delivering update Delivering update Delivering update** Scheduling
Sprint Preinstalled Preinstalled Delivering update Testing
T-Mobile Delivering update Delivering update Delivering update Scheduling
Verizon Preinstalled Preinstalled Scheduling Scheduling
Open market phones Delivering update Delivering update Delivering update Scheduling
All other operators Preinstalled Preinstalled Delivering update Scheduling

UPDATE: Mango will be pushed to Sprint devices Today at 1PM CST (thanks to LEM in the comments below!):

NOTE: This update will be available via Zune at approximately 1pm CST on 9/27
HTC Arrive Software Update – 2305.13.40301.651 (Microsoft OS – Mango 7.10.7720.68)


UPDATE
: Mango is a Go!
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Web-based Windows Phone Marketplace launched

Microsoft has finally launched the web-based version of the Windows Phone Marketplace earlier today. This isn’t something really new for Microsoft given that Windows Mobile 6.5 already had a similar web-based marketplace back in 2009 (Android has a similar one too). Once a user is signed in he will be able to browse the entire application catalog and purchase/try applications directly from there.

The download process is done in two ways:

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Samsung Video Call Mango application released

The Samsung Video Call Windows Phone 7.5 Mango application that was announced yesterday alongside the Samsung Omnia W device has just been released on the Marketplace today. AS you can see in the picture above the app is obviously not compatible with the Omnia 7 and Samsung Focus and will only work on the Samsung devices equipped with front facing cameras like the Samsung Focus S, Focus Flash and Omnia W. The warning message also indirectly confirms that the Allshare DLNA application which is currently not working on current handsets would be fully functional once the official firmwares are pushed out later this month (or else Samsung would have restricted its download like it just did with the Video Call application).

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