Feedback from Windows Phone 7 users who are on a Samsung handset suggests that the much talked about glitch in the update process of the software which affected Samsung users specifically still hasn’t fully been resolved after new updates from Microsoft.It’s only been just over a day since Microsoft finally resumed its update push for the Samsung devices running on the Windows Phone 7 platform; however the users have reported problems arising after the process.
The now famous “Error Code 800705B4” is a hot topic on twitter and Microsoft’s own support forums have provided more than 48 responses for it on their website. Even the Twitter handle of Microsoft’s Windows Phone division has confirmed that the company is now aware of the error and is looking into the problem right now. A periodic update for its mobile platform had to be stalled by Microsoft for the Samsung devices a couple of weeks ago due to a large number of problems faced by the users during the update which led to many of their phones being bricked.
Ironically, the problem was with the minor software update which the company released on Monday in order to improve the update system of the software for further updates. Many users immediately began reporting a number of problems with the update, especially on Omnia handsets. These issues included anything from frozen phones after an unsuccessful update to the devices being rendered completely unusable after rebooting them. Many users with the Samsung Focus handset were also severely affected by the same problem. That particular update was then taken off for the Samsung phones by Microsoft after repeated complaints and the recent update fixes that issue. The current situation, however, is different from those “bricking” errors; the Error Code 800705B4 is different and does not let the phones complete the update process.
I updated my Samsung Focus without a problem..