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Windows Phone 7 Firmware Update Bricks Some Samsung Devices

first_imgSamsung users looking forward to the latest Windows Phone 7 firmware – you know, the one that will add copy/paste and tons of bug-fixes to their device – may want to hold off for a little while: a number of sites and sources are reporting that the firmware update is “bricking” some Samsung Omnia 7 phones, or rendering them useless, even if you attempt to hard-reset the phone or connect it to a PC to restore it. Samsung and Microsoft have both called off the update until they can identify and resolve the issue, but admittedly this isn’t a great start to the process of bringing the Windows Phone 7 handsets currently on the market up to speed. According to a post at WinRumors, Microsoft knows what the issue is and is working to resolve it quickly so the updates can start rolling again, and they’ve been suggesting owners who applied the update only to brick their devices should take their phones back to their wireless carrier stores or retailers to exchange for a new device. For its part, Samsung hasn’t said much about the issue.last_img read more