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Old 03-29-2011, 06:30 AM
Richard Chao
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Join Date: Feb 2011
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Default NoDo Available For Samsung Focus or HTC Phones By Unbranding

"One user on xda-developers has nailed it down for HTC devices. In addition to this, another user, as reported by WPcentral, has managed to get NoDo onto the Samsung Focus early."

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If you are tired of waiting for your carrier to finish testing the NoDo update, the developers over at XDA-Developers have got you covered.  They've discovered how to unbrand HTC phones and the Samsung Focus in order to bypass the carrier and get the update pushed to them directly from Microsoft.  The process does require the phone to be either a developer or Chevron unlocked device.  If you are interested, the instructions for HTC phones can be found here and Samsung Focus here along with the required Samsung registry app here.  


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Old 03-29-2011, 07:20 AM
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The whole update saga is, frankly, a joke.

One update, one wave. That's how it should be done.
Mauricio Freitas
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:47 PM
Nelson Ocampo
Join Date: Feb 2011
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I disagree with the idea that the update should be done in one wave.

This is a new update process with multiple handset manufacturers on multiple carriers.

Anyone that works in software is aware that you never find all bugs in testing. When your software is released to the real world there will always be bugs that the populace finds that you didn't find.

Some of these could be major bugs. And in the mobile phone arena, major bugs could brick devices.

So, it's smart to release the update to sections at a time so that if any major bugs are found it doesn't hit everyone. Ideally, it is caught before the update is fully deployed.

With that said, the process has still been much too slow. I hope it gets speedier as they get more experience.
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:04 AM
Richard Chao
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The update process is rolling along too slowly. I'm also disappointed that the OTA system wasn't used.
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