Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

Summary: Are you a Windows Phone 7 handset owner who has been patiently waiting for the 'NoDo' but your carrier is dragging its heels? Keep reading!

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Are you a Windows Phone 7 handset owner who has been patiently waiting for the 'NoDo' but your carrier is dragging its heels? Keep reading!

ChevronWP7 developer Chris Walsh has created an application that combines all the updates (pre-NoDo 7008 all the way to NoDo update 2 7390) into a single package.

Here's what Walsh has to say:

So I flashed my HTC Mozart back to RTM (7004) via a ROM update HTC ship and whipped up a little application to flash pre-NoDo (7008), NoDo (7355), NoDo update 1 (7389) & NoDo update 2 (7390) all in a single process. No I don't care which carrier you are on, which phone you have, it'll just update your phone accordingly.

We really have to commend Microsoft here for being able to split up the OS updates into differential packs, which saves users downloading 200+ MB updates, unlike the IFruit updates.

All you need to do is run the ChevronWP7.Updater.exe console app and follow the prompts.

Some caveats outlined by Walsh:

  • Make sure you select the RIGHT language for your device. To double check what your default language is, go to Settings > Keyboard and if your selected language is displayed in the Console app, you're good to select it. If it isn't in the list, DON'T flash it just yet.
  • If you're updating from Version 7004, you need to run the Updater TWICE, this needs the preUpdate before we can flash NoDo.
  • This "might" work for HD2 owners, haven't tried it out just yet.
  • There is NO revert process, again, flash at your own risk.
  • Disclaimer, use this at your own risk, if this voids your warranty I'm not being held responsible, blah blah all that junk.

Downloads for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows available.

If you try it, let me know how it goes.

Topics: Operating Systems, Hardware, Microsoft, Mobility, Software, Windows

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  • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

    your colleague Ed Bott already tried it :)

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/developer-bypasses-carriers-delivers-windows-phone-update/3085
    bc3tech
    • Wow, SUPER COOL. All 5 Windows phone users now get cut and paste!!

      NT.
      DonnieBoy
      • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

        @DonnieBoy
        Yeah much better than 3 Android phone users, right.
        Ram U
      • Then I know all 5...

        @DonnieBoy

        And they had all been early adopters of Android.
        Bruizer
      • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

        @DonnieBoy im sorry thats just funny, and the other two guys comments trying to knock it down are pretty weak, we all know android has the market share now in the smart phone market.. but lets not start the whole android iphone, RIM, symbian, WP7 urinating contest here, (i did put wp7 last since they do have the lowest market share though)
        fact is these updates will make wp7 a more viable option for smartphone users (I still dont see why they left out copy and paste), personally I would like to see it succeed to the point its takes over at least 2nd place from apple, and since they are using a similar strategy to google by running it on different devices, thats very doable,
        nickdangerthirdi@...
  • soooo... windows

    " I flashed my HTC Mozart back to RTM (7004) via a ROM update HTC ship and whipped up a little application.... "<br>".. Make sure you select the RIGHT language for your device... "<br>"... here is NO revert process, again, flash at your own risk.. "<br><br>need for users to 'flash' their roms and use 'a little application' to do an .. UPDATE!<br><br>get non techie grandma Lucy try that... <br><br>i keep seeing WP7 ads implying that Wp7 advantage is 'easy' to use... <br><br>lol.
    Davewrite
    • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

      @Davewrite
      <i>need for users to 'flash' their roms and use 'a little application' to do an .. UPDATE!</i>

      Basically the end users have to jail-break, or root, their phones to get the update; which instantly voids the warranty. Interesting, could this be a method of generating more sales? If you hose the phone, using this method, you need to replace it, I wonder if that was one of the considerations?
      Rick_K
      • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

        @Rick_K
        Dude this is not a jail break method.
        mikroland
    • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

      @Davewrite

      <i>i keep seeing WP7 ads implying that Wp7 advantage is 'easy' to use... </i>

      It is easy to use. For pickup-cold-and-use factor it's about like iOS and much more intuitive than the couple Android phones I've played with.

      As for non-techie grandma Lucy, why would she even be trying to do this? She's never heard of NoDo and she wouldn't be doing this for the same reason that she wouldn't be rooting an Evo or jailbreaking an iphone.
      SlithyTove
      • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

        @SlithyTove <br><br>"As for non-techie grandma Lucy, why would she even be trying to do this?"<br><br>no shouldn't try flashing roms<br><br>but doesn't she need NODO? the patch " patch that finally brings copy and paste and a host of other improvements to the WP7 world."??<br><br>so only the Techies can get the full functionality of wp7?
        Davewrite
      • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

        @SlithyTove
        <i>It is easy to use. For pickup-cold-and-use factor it's about like iOS and much more intuitive than the couple Android phones I've played with.</i>

        I guess that depends on what you have used. For someone that has used a Zune, I could see your point. For someone that has never used a PMP things might be a bit different. For someone that is familiar with an iPod, or iPad, it is not easy to use.
        Rick_K
      • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

        @Rick_K,
        I replaced my stolen iPhone 3G/iOS 4.2 with a Samsung Focus and WP7 too see how it worked, and nearly returned it because of the way it worked. But after 3-5 days, I liked the interface better than iOS. So maybe is not that hard to change from iOS to another platform, at least from my experience.
        dvm
      • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

        @dvm
        And those big ugly icons are not boring to look at? WP7SOS is nothing but a revision of Microsoft?s Kin, which was a stellar seller. THE phones I tried out at AT&T were laggy, and the screens seemed out of focus (maybe due to their low resolution?). The touch feature was not quite as nice as either the iPod, or the iPhone. Maybe it will get better after Microsoft fully buys out Nokia, or maybe not. But I for one will not waste the money getting one. It requires a copy of Windows to properly function (the Zune marketplace will not work on anything other than Windows). So the price of the phone for me just went up between $200 and $300.
        Rick_K
      • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

        @Rick_K,
        "And those big ugly icons are not boring to look at?"
        Some of those "ugly" icons give you information, something iOS lacks. For example, with the "ugly" calendar icon I can see my next appointment without enter the calendar. The only thing I can see on the iOS calendar icon is what day is today. So yes, I prefer the ugly icon.

        "WP7SOS is nothing but a revision of Microsofts Kin, which was a stellar seller."
        Can you be more specific on how the Kin and WP7 are similar from an OS POV? I never had the chance to use one, so if you had one you can be more specific.

        "The touch feature was not quite as nice as either the iPod, or the iPhone."
        Maybe the that was the device you tried. I don't feel the Focus I have with that problem.

        "But I for one will not waste the money getting one. It requires a copy of Windows to properly function (the Zune marketplace will not work on anything other than Windows)."
        There is an application to sync the music from the Mac to WP7. At least on Windows all the music I bought from iTunes worked very nice. Maybe with the Mac you would have the same results. So you can keep purchasing from iTunes and sync with WP7.
        dvm
    • English must not be your primary language

      @Davewrite ...or you're a poor reader - the text clearly says this is for those who don't want to wait for the official update from their carrier - most will simply wait for the regular update process - this is just for the impatient and technically capable - and unlike the Android and iPhone root kits, this is just a packaged kit of the vendor update and so you're not rooting your phone
      archangel9999
    • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

      @Davewrite In find your comment highly offensive towards grandmas everywhere....especially towards ones named Lucy. They aren't lesser people!
      mervstar@...
  • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

    WP7 just got better. Now everyone can enjoy the NoDo goodness.
    Loverock Davidson
    • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

      @Loverock Davidson You can enjoy the NoDo goodness in the privacy of your own home, thank you...I don't want to see it. But you're probably going to break it if you keep playing with it like that.
      Socratesfoot
    • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

      @Loverock Davidson as a matter of interest can you provide your OS, Firmware, and Radio software levels?

      Go into settings/about/more info
      cathcam
  • RE: Windows Phone 7 'NoDo' update for all (even if you're on AT&T)!

    This is how Microsoft should have done updates in the first place. NO CARRIER INVOLVEMENT. Fortunately I have a legally dev unlocked phone and was able to use the previous Samsung registry hack to bypass ATT, but MS should seriously be reevaluating this agreement they have with the carriers. Maybe their lawyers were smart and put in a "carrier messed up" clause that renders the agreement void. We can dream. Still love my wp7, though.
    dcutting