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Wow! An update is available for my Omnia 7 :-)

After a long, long long time, finally…

NoDo and May update

Let’s go, darling…

10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 …

NoDo and May update - SUCCESS



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NoDo update is not available to me anymore

Microsoft has been offering me a NoDo update for a couple of weeks. Until yesterday. Today, something has changed:

NoDo unavailable again

No, I have not installed NoDo yet. šŸ™‚ Is this a new chapter in the WP7 update soap opera?

Let’s try to be positive: Perhaps a new – post-NoDo – update is prepared for the MIX time?


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NoDo update is available – so let’s wait for a while

My Zune welcomed me by this wonderful screen today:

Zune: NoDo Available

Yes, this is the famous NoDo update! In fact, it’s available for all unbranded phones since yesterday. But I’m going to wait for a while – for two reasons:

  1. My unpleasant experience with the Pre-NoDo update. I guess it would be better not to hurry up and let others to be early adopters.
  2. NoDo blocks ChevronWP7 phone unlocker, which I use for my spare time development, as I live outside of the official developer countries walled garden. After NoDo, I will go to Yalla Apps as they are able to officially unlock phones in the outside world. It will cost something (no problem) and probably take a while (which is a small problem).

You can read interesting Rafael Rivera’s notes about the update proces.

George Harrison: Got my mind set on you:

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WP7 NoDo Update Full Feature List

Update: Microsoft has published the complete feature list of the NoDo update

March 2011

OS version: 7.0.7390.0

  • Copy & paste. You asked for itā€”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, seeĀ 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, seeĀ 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.Ā 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.

My original article

As the XDA developers have published the NoDo-updated ROM for the HTC Trophy, some new bits of information about the NoDo update are starting to appear on the Net. The NoDo update should be available for everybody in a matter of days.

Confirmed features:

  • Copy and Paste (limited) functionality
  • Faster Marketplace Application
  • You can search in the Marketplace by cathegory. Until now, the search always returned a mess of apps, songs, albums, artists etc. and was very hard to use because of this.
  • During app downloading and installing, the progress bar is shown in the Marketplace UI.
  • Faster loading of heavy games.
  • Improved Bluetooth support (not specified).
  • Many more ringtones (but still no support for custom ringtones).
  • You can see the MAC address and SIM ID in the About page.
  • ChevronWP7 unlocking is blocked

The Beatles, Here Comes The Sun:


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How I survived the DoNo Windows Phone update

“An update is available.” Great! It’s my turn, finally.

This is the so-called pre-NoDo update, or update 0.9, which improves the update process itself, but brings no new features. I nickname it DoNo (do nothing) update. This is the 2nd corrected version of this corrective pre-update, which should work with Samsung phones too. Microsoft nevertheless noted that some 100 people experienced some issues with this 0.9.1 version too and even offered an advice to them. You should basically free as many memory as possible on your phone, so let’s go.

Phone: Samsung Omnia 7, not locked to any carrier, 8 GB memory, not dev or Chevron unlocked, no modified firmware or any homebrew app installed.

PC: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, SP1, Core i5, 4 GB RAM,Ā 355 GB free on disk C, 126 GB on disk D.

Attempt 1

I deleted majority of media and some apps before the update, so I had 4,01 GB free. The update took some 10 minutes.Ā One unexpected thing occured during the process – a new Samsung driver was automatically installed in Windows 7. The outcome:


There was an error while trying to update your device with the latest software.Please try again.

The timer ran out on what we were trying to do.

To see if there’s more information about this error, click Web Help.


WP7 pre NoDo update Fail

Attempt 2

Content syncing set to manual, all multimedia content erased, phone restarted. 4.38 GB free. After some 9 minutes…


Attempt 3

I have uninstalled almost everything and lowered the reserved space (Zune Phone -> Settings -> Reserved Space) to 2 %. Now I have 5,19 GB free.


Attempt 4

Somebody has suggested that Samsung native apps could do some harm to the update process, so I removed the Samsung Network Profile app. 5,20 GB free.


Attempt 5

Reserved space 0 %, all the apps uninstalled. 5,35 GB free.


Attempt 6

All five accounts removed, except for the primary Live account (Outlook/Exchange, Gmail, secondary Hotmail, Facebook, Centrum.cz). 5,39 GB free.


Attempt 7

Let’s try it without the SIM card. After 8 minutes…


Attempt 8

Reset to the factory settings.


Windows Phone pre NoDo update - success

6.11 GB free.

So the update process is updated now. And both phone and its user are still (somewhat) alive. I should especially commend the backup part of the process – indeed, I was forced to backup everything very, very well! A pen and paper were particularly useful for writing down all the paswords etc.

Good work, dear Microsoft and Samsung!

Queen, We Are The Champions, live:


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