1. J4rrod's Avatar
    I have a Focus S, and am frankly sick of waiting on AT&T to release the 8107 update. There's an easy way to get the update on the Focus S, but you have to unlock your phone.

    What are the disadvantages of unlocking? Will I receive all updates after 8107, like Apollo? Any input helps.

    Thanks!
    03-09-2012 12:34 PM
  2. Thuoudo's Avatar
    Technically speaking, debranding won't get you the 8107 update through AT&T. What it will do is update to 7740, then 8107 (through Zune), and then you will have to plug into Zune again when 8 is released.

    The difference, semantically, is that you won't get the little "update available" message on your handset. Don't worry if you keep up with WP news.
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    03-09-2012 01:01 PM
  3. J4rrod's Avatar
    Thanks! What about manufacturer specific updates?

    Sent from my Samsung Focus S using Board Express.
    03-09-2012 01:06 PM
  4. VictorE#AC's Avatar
    I got tired of waiting for 8107 for my 1st gen Focus, so I installed a registry editor and changed my network operator to Rogers in CA. Once I plugged into Zune, I was able to update to 8107. I didn't see any device specific updates during the upgrade process. I did switch it back to AT&T as a last step.

    As far as the Focus S, I haven't seen any news about the pros/cons about forcing the 8107 update.
    03-09-2012 01:37 PM
  5. speedtouch's Avatar
    I got tired of waiting for 8107 for my 1st gen Focus, so I installed a registry editor and changed my network operator to Rogers in CA. Once I plugged into Zune, I was able to update to 8107. I didn't see any device specific updates during the upgrade process. I did switch it back to AT&T as a last step.

    As far as the Focus S, I haven't seen any news about the pros/cons about forcing the 8107 update.
    I wonder if I can do the same for my HD7?
    03-09-2012 02:09 PM
  6. VictorE#AC's Avatar
    03-11-2012 12:09 AM
  7. speedtouch's Avatar
    Why thank you very much!
    03-11-2012 12:16 AM
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