Microsoft has taken the path of doom, it’s not good to threat the very same people who you depend on to spend money for you, Even Apple who is said to be a control frenzy Manufacturer doesn’t deny it’s users who have jailbroken the iPhone. If you have a jailbreak your iPhone you can always go back to factory settings by a simple restore and and Apple will welcome you back with open Arms and even give you back your warranty(restoring iPhone returns it back to factory settings removing any trace of jailbreak,atleast enough that you can claim warranty).
So if you feel adventures one day and decide try jailbreaking you Windows Phone 7 Device or giving it some very cool features that Microsoft isn’t willing to give or you don’t want to wait months for the update that you can have it, Beware of one thing Microsoft doesn’t like that, as matter of fact you are out of the Windows phone family, no more updates, bug fixes or any kind of support.
That’s according to Microsoft’s Brandon Watson, who wrote about the issue on the company’s developer blog yesterday. Anyone who updated their Windows Phone 7 devices to build 7390 via “unofficial mechanisms” will be unable to complete the update to the company’s latest build, 7392, he wrote.
“Despite the fact that many people have claimed that an unofficial update mechanism worked fine for them, we cautioned that phones which were updated via this method were not going to be able to update past build 7390,” wrote Watson, a senior director for Windows Phone. “Unfortunately for those customers out there who acted on information from sources outside of Microsoft, the rubber meets the road today.”
Microsoft’s 7392 build is what the company calls a “small new update.” Rather than add new features to the device, the update addresses “nine fraudulent third-party digital certificates.” Microsoft started rolling out the update this week.
Microsoft Bricked Phones in the Last update no wonder people rely more on UNOFFICIAL update rather than an official Update from Microsoft
The fact that some folks have turned to “unofficial” updates for Windows Phone 7 isn’t all that surprising. Back in February, Microsoft attempted to update Samsung’s Omnia 7 phones, but before long, some of the updated devices were bricked due to issues in the update. Microsoft then pulled the update to address bugs and tried again. Once again, it caused problems. Since then, the company has come under fire for its update process, leading Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore last month to admit that his company suffered from a “lack of preparation.”
But it seems Microsoft didn’t learn its lesson. Last week, the company started distributing an update to Samsung Omnia 7 devices, only to be forced to once again stop the update process due to a “technical issue.” Microsoft hopes to restart the update process soon.
Microsoft said that when the latest update is applied to unofficially updated smartphones, owners will get an 80180048 error code. Microsoft said that those who receive the error code will “most likely have to return to a store and submit your phone for a manufacturing return” to address the problem.
Luckily for those folks, third-party providers who created the unsupported tools are working on a fix to “get these phones back on the officially supported path.” Microsoft said that it won’t be working on a fix itself, but it will work with the third-parties to “validate their solution.”
I believe this a wrong decision on part of Microsoft, Sony learned the hard way what happens when you go against your consumers. Microsoft has screwed up with the updates before and instead of screwing with the people again rather they should provide at least a restore option, so if you dont want people with unofficial update then don’t but at least give them a roll back switch so people can go to the factory settings and the best part about this option is that it will fix the small bugs that are caused by bad functioning apps and websites .