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    Anyone get the 7.8 update for a Focus S? Via Zune? Tricking Zune with internet disconnect? Via cab?

    So far I have no success with Zune. I was able to trick zune to update my L900, but not Focus S. Focus S is SIM unlocked if that matters. I would prefer to wait for a Zune install, but would resort to cab if there is no official update coming for Focus S.
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    I have a focus s locked on att and still no luck, cable unplug method not working for me either.
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    I think I will send an email to AT&T and maybe Samsung to see if there is any official word on it. Will post responses if I get any.
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    This worked for me!! ATT Focus S locked

    New tool helps make installing the Windows Phone 7.8 update slightly easier | Windows Phone Central

    You need to do it 3 times. Select all the languages except Indonesian and Malaysian each time. Each time after you phone restarts, the computer program may crash, but just close it and reopen it and do it all again.
    Last edited by bob18; 01-31-2013 at 08:46 PM.
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    Isn't that just the same as the CAB update? I personally want the official, however I have an unlocked phone and haven't gotten the update either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by othercents View Post
    Isn't that just the same as the CAB update? I personally want the official, however I have an unlocked phone and haven't gotten the update either.

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    I completely understand, and chances are it will, but I got kinda frustrated not only waiting, but not hearing anything from Samsung. But yea, this is exactly the cab method without all the technical steps.
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    Yeah, I can also confirm what bob18 did works. I used that method and my focus updated with no issues. It runs 7.8 great.
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    Okay, fellow "S" owners, here is my Email to AT&T:

    Q3:Please enter your phone question below:
    A3:My wife, myself, and several of my friends have Windows Phones
    devices. We are curious to what information we can get concerning the
    WP 7.8 update pending for our devices. I have the Samsung Focus S, my
    wife has the HTC Titan 2, and my friends have Samsung Focus 2 and the
    Focus Flash. Any information on when we can see this update? The Nokia
    900 is already recieving it, and we are curious.

    Thank you for your time.

    And here is AT&T's not so encouraging response:

    Unfortunately at this time we do not have a date for the Windows 7.8
    update for the devices you mentioned. For more information on Windows
    updates you can visit Windows support website at
    Support - Microsoft Windows Help.

    I apologize for any trouble this may have caused. If there is anything
    else we can assist you with please feel free to contact us again. Thank
    you for being an AT&T customer.


    Sincerely,

    Julie Jones
    AT&T National Solution Centers


    I did go to Microsoft, but their Web site is among the least user friendly you will EVER try to surf. As far as I can tell, there are only generic "coming features", and I have had no luck finding a place to email a rep. I will continue to look though. I am not way worried yet, as there is a promise from Samsung to update all their WP 7.5 devices to 7.8:

    Windows Phone 7.8 Will Be Available For All Current 7.5 Running Samsung Handsets | Redmond Pie

    I am not a huge fan of "forcing" updates, so I think I will give it a through the month of February to see how things roll. I can't imagine not having 7.8 by St. Patricks Day, can you?

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    Thanks snowmutt - that response was just the prodding I needed to run the seven-eighter cab utility. I read that ATT "unfortunately..." as saying "we'll get you that update when we run out of other things to do."

    Add my Focus S as another seven-eighter (cab utility) success story.

    Now I can move on from the WP7 update silliness and enjoy my favorite orphan OS.
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    I may come off my cowards stance and do it. I just see "bricked for life" in my nightmares from me trying
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    I have an "unlocked" Focus S and successfully used the "unplug cable" method to update to WP 7.8 (there were 3 updates).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob18 View Post
    This worked for me!! ATT Focus S locked

    New tool helps make installing the Windows Phone 7.8 update slightly easier | Windows Phone Central

    You need to do it 3 times. Select all the languages except Indonesian and Malaysian each time. Each time after you phone restarts, the computer program may crash, but just close it and reopen it and do it all again.
    I tried the tool except the tool doesn't have the option to select Indonesian or Malaysian. It updated me to 7.8 but now I can't open a single one of my non-Microsoft apps. They all crash on launch. It's really bad. I am not sure where to go from here. Anyone have any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edm4life View Post
    I tried the tool except the tool doesn't have the option to select Indonesian or Malaysian. It updated me to 7.8 but now I can't open a single one of my non-Microsoft apps. They all crash on launch. It's really bad. I am not sure where to go from here. Anyone have any ideas?
    you don't want to select those two languages. Additionally, try a soft reset
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    I can also confirm I was able to update to 7.8 via disconnect method through zune. 3 updates in total.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walksm8 View Post
    I can also confirm I was able to update to 7.8 via disconnect method through zune. 3 updates in total.
    Is yours unlocked? Doesn't seem to work for a locked phone on At&t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob18 View Post
    you don't want to select those two languages. Additionally, try a soft reset
    I know I don't want them, I just found it odd that they don't show up. I restored my phone from backup to 7.5 and I'm ready to try again. Under my keyboard settings I have 37 languages. Is this normal for a locked at&t focus s? Maybe I am unable to force the update bc the hack doesn't have all the languages my phone requires?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edm4life View Post
    I know I don't want them, I just found it odd that they don't show up. I restored my phone from backup to 7.5 and I'm ready to try again. Under my keyboard settings I have 37 languages. Is this normal for a locked at&t focus s? Maybe I am unable to force the update bc the hack doesn't have all the languages my phone requires?
    yeah, that's weird because I was sure that locked ATT focus S should only have 22 languages... I dunno if any win phone 7 has that many.
    Last edited by bob18; 02-02-2013 at 09:20 PM.
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    Question: Does updating using the CAB method, or using the seven-eighter tool, erase the data on your phone?
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    If you use the Seven-eighter tool it does not erase any data, or require any reinstall of any apps or settings. It Make's a zune backup before it goes through process of updating your phone..
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    I took the plunge, and wow. Add one more to the successful update column. And that steel gray accent color is nice. Thanks to Windows Phone Hacker!
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    Updated on Sat via sevenupdater. Like some other mentions, I had a boatload of languages in keyboard and I also believe that neither Indonesia or Malaysian were there. Now I just need to fix the Market Place crashing with Error 80070057
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    Where do I download all of the language packs for my phone? The updater tool does not have all of the ones my keyboard does...
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    Worked for me on AT&T (USA) Focus S (Samsung SGH-i937) - I selected all of the available language packs. App ran, rebooted the phone a few times - which if you have a lock you will need to unlock the phone each time, and everything came back up after about 45 minutes. Excellent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob18 View Post
    yeah, that's weird because I was sure that locked ATT focus S should only have 22 languages... I dunno if any win phone 7 has that many.
    Quote Originally Posted by FurryFennec View Post
    Updated on Sat via sevenupdater. Like some other mentions, I had a boatload of languages in keyboard and I also believe that neither Indonesia or Malaysian were there. Now I just need to fix the Market Place crashing with Error 80070057
    Quote Originally Posted by Podunks View Post
    Where do I download all of the language packs for my phone? The updater tool does not have all of the ones my keyboard does...
    These are the 37 languages installed on my locked AT&T Focus S:
    Samsung Focus S Languages - Imgur
    The seveneighter tool doesnt have nearly this many languages. Any ideas on how I can update to 7.8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edm4life View Post
    These are the 37 languages installed on my locked AT&T Focus S:
    Samsung Focus S Languages - Imgur
    The seveneighter tool doesn’t have nearly this many languages. Any ideas on how I can update to 7.8?

    I am running into this issue as well, my phone has far more than the 7eighter tool, and I am trying to find out where to get the packs from.
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