It appears that AT&T has finally completed its carrier testing of Windows Phone 7 NoDo update, and is probably going to roll out the update to a few devices starting from April 19.
According to an internal email that AT&T circulated, the company told its support staff that both LG Quantum and Samsung Focus devices receive the NoDo update on April 19, whereas NoDo update for HTC surround won’t be released until mid of May.
Effective April 19, 2011, new Microsoft maintenance release updates will be available to AT&T customers with existing LG Quantum and Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 devices. Approved updates for the HTC Surround are scheduled for availability in mid-May and will be communicated once approved.
Microsoft is planning to release two new Maintenance Release (7008 & 7390) updates that require a three-phase installation. The update installation process includes:
• Installing Zune software
• Installing the 1st (7008) MR which prepares the WP7 device to accept the enhanced (7309 “NoDo”) update
• Installing the 2nd (7390 “NoDo”) MR update that adds new device functionality
Customers will receive a notification starting on 4/19 advising them of an available update for their phone. Once the customer completes the 7008 update, they will be able to immediately update their devices to 7390 (NoDo) by disconnecting and re-tethering their phone to their PC. If the customer does not immediately update their device to 7390 (NoDo), they will receive a notification that an update is available within three days.
The Headliner for the 7390 (NoDo) MR is that it adds Copy/Paste functionality but additional functionality is included that is unique to AT&T.
My CSP will be updated for launch. If customers should have additional questions or issues with this update, please refer the customer to LG or Samsung for additional support following standard policies and procedures.
Installation of the 1st (7008) maintenance release is required before the 2nd (7390 “NoDo”) maintenance release can be successfully loaded on the Windows Phone 7 devices.
People have grown weary of NoDo’s seemingly everlasting delay, that is why hacks for forcing NoDo update on WP7 devices which involves changes in the registry key have already been pretty popular around the internet, however Microsoft warns Windows Phone 7 users against any such processes.
Microsoft warned that:
You might not be getting the important device-specific software we would typically deliver in the official update. Or your phone might get misconfigured and not receive future updates
Have you officially received NoDo for your Windows Phone 7 device or have you resolved to do the above mentioned hacks? Let us know by commenting below.