Stay away from homebrew techniques to update your Windows Phone, warns Microsoft

Microsoft today cautioned Windows Phone 7 users and recommended that they stay away from homebrew techniques to update their Windows Phones.

Says Eric Hautala in a blog post:

I’ve noticed that some of you are turning to homebrew solutions to update your phone immediately. As an engineer and a gadget lover, I totally understand the impulse to tinker. You want the latest technology and you’re tired of waiting.

Believe me, I get it. But my strong advice is: wait. If you attempt one of  these workarounds, we can’t say for sure what might happen to your phone because we haven’t fully tested these homebrew techniques. 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.

It’s even possible your phone might stop working properly. Bottom line: unsupported workarounds put you in uncharted territory that may void your phone warranty. We’ve made a lot of progress in recent weeks, so I urge you to please be patient for just a bit longer and wait for your official update notification to arrive.

The March NoDo Windows Phone update is now available in India.

I had read a tweet to this effect last week, but my HD7 received the update yesterday.

The WP7 update went through smoothly and its great to have the copy-paste and the other performance fixes on my Phone now. The phone sure feels still more zippier now!

To see the country-wise, provider-wise schedule of delivery, go here.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.