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Windows Phone 7 update bricks Samsung Omnia 7 handsets

Windows Phone 7 update bricks Samsung Omnia 7 handsets

The first ever Windows Phone 7 software bump seems have gone pear-shaped for owners of the Samsung Omnia 7, as users have begun to complain of the update leaving their handsets out of commission.

The update which is only a minor revamp and not the major one that will bring copy and paste functionality and enhanced multitasking to WP7 phones, has rendered some Samsung Omnia 7 handsets inoperable, or in common lingo, ‘bricked’, displaying an error message that says: “Error Code C101002E. Restoration Error.”

Others affected are reporting they are perpetually stuck on 100 per cent in step 7 of the installation process with no way to exit except by forcibly rebooting the phone.

A Microsoft spokesperson has told ZDNet: “We’re aware of this issue and are looking into these reports.”

So far the problems seem to be restricted only to Sammy’s phone, so the update should go smoothly if you’re using another smartphone. The update can be installed by directly connecting the handset to a PC with Zune, or on a Mac by using Windows Phone 7 Connector software. However, just to stay on the safe side, we recommend waiting for Microsoft to issue a patch first to remedy the problems.

Have you been affected by the Windows Phone 7 update? Let us know in the comments section below.

Via:

ZDNet

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