- 01-07-2012, 11:49 AM #1
Has anyone taken the plunge and installed 8107 manually. The way people are saying the keyboard accuracy is back and the disappearing problem is gone, I don't want to wait for this update. I have an HTC Radar btw.
Its sad that Microsoft has let Windows Phone go the Android route by giving carriers update power; it was the main reason I switched to Windows Phone. Its one thing if they were known and the platform was popular and selling well, but it looks like they're abandoning the ones who gave them the little market share they DO have by caving into carriers and trusting them.
- 01-07-2012, 12:48 PM #4
I was really wanting to do it, but it sounds like there is a higher chance of having problems than other operating systems like Android because it's not open source. I was really looking for feedback of those who had done it (on Tmobile in particular).
It just seems like we aren't gonna get any updates until the next big one comes (which is making me consider iOS now).
- 01-07-2012, 01:30 PM #5
I actually made a post about this last night. Since I'm on Verizon and have very little faith that they will release the last two updates, I am really, really wanting to do it myself. However, Windows Phones aren't like my old Windows Mobile phone, where it is (nearly) impossible to brick your phone.
Maybe one day soon I will get so frustrated with the disappearing keyboard that I will do it out of anger, though.
- 01-07-2012, 02:17 PM #7
Yea...I hate to say it but I'm considering iOS now. The only way I will, however, is if I can snag one of Craigslist that works on Tmobile 3G. Then again, I have an iPod touch 4g so idk. I know that iOS 5.0.1 sucks and makes iOS devices lag worse than Android and Windows Mobile combined, but at least an update will come out and COME to the device instead wait to be approved for a system wide issue.
If a video is posted on how to do it without bricking then I might do it. I also forgot that T-Mobile isn't as much against windows phone as other carriers, so I might luck out. All I know is....that keyboard (accuracy and disappearance) are really the gripes I have with my phone. To not get it fixed because of them handing their balls over to carriers out of fear that "carriers won't support Windows Phone" or w/e lame excuse for this mess is dumb; NEWS FLASH....CARRIERS ARE ALREADY AGAINST WINDOWS PHONE. Its not like carriers would lose sleep if they lost control of the update process because they don't see Windows Phone as being profitable anyway..
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Edit; ios5 on the 3GS was cut down version, I thought? I dunno. Maybe it was a bad patch (I don't remember 5.0 being as bad on the old iPod touch), lol.
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- 01-07-2012, 03:11 PM #14
I know the grass isn't greener on the other side, as I have a device for each OS (minus BlackBerry). However, Microsoft really needs to take a step back and actually look and listen to the only community they have. Its obvious they read the blogs, forums, etc, so why don't they actually listen to us (you know...the ONLY REAL people who have given them the market share they DO have....and I mean the ONLY people). I have yet to see another Windows Phone on the street other than mine, and I live in a decently sized city. On top of that, my co worker and I are the only Windows Phone users in our workplace, which is a decently sized small company.
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- 01-07-2012, 06:40 PM #19
Here's MS's latest statement about the update process from a recently posted article over at WMPoweruser.com Microsoft reassures WP7 users–Nothing has changed regarding updates | WMPoweruser
Hopefully this means that ATT and all other US carriers who passed on the 7740 update will now be bringing out 8107 along with the 7740 update. Hopefully it wont take long to test, but with where's my update page going away will it be harder to keep up with progress? Hopefully not!Your smartphone is only as smart as YOU let it be!
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- 01-08-2012, 02:01 AM #23
It makes perfect sense why this was only a "maintenance" update and Microsoft isn't putting such emphasis on it. They're giving the carriers an "extra skip" so to speak so that they can push the carriers to testing and approving Tango. I think they made the maintenance release to show customers that they're actually doing something about bugs they complain about. The only issue is that they didn't quite get the PR right... I don't mind waiting another 30-60 days for Tango and the two updates that were skipped sure it's annoying but hey Tango is right around the corner.
- 01-08-2012, 10:39 AM #25