01-31-2013, 03:39 PM #1
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Anyone get the 7.8 update for a Focus S? Via Zune? Tricking Zune with internet disconnect? Via cab?
So far I have no success with Zune. I was able to trick zune to update my L900, but not Focus S. Focus S is SIM unlocked if that matters. I would prefer to wait for a Zune install, but would resort to cab if there is no official update coming for Focus S.
- 01-31-2013, 04:49 PM #3
I think I will send an email to AT&T and maybe Samsung to see if there is any official word on it. Will post responses if I get any.Before posting anything, please be sure to get the facts straight. You can always distort them to your liking later.
- 01-31-2013, 04:50 PM #4
This worked for me!! ATT Focus S locked
New tool helps make installing the Windows Phone 7.8 update slightly easier | Windows Phone Central
You need to do it 3 times. Select all the languages except Indonesian and Malaysian each time. Each time after you phone restarts, the computer program may crash, but just close it and reopen it and do it all again.
Last edited by bob18; 01-31-2013 at 08:46 PM.
- 02-01-2013, 05:33 PM #8
Okay, fellow "S" owners, here is my Email to AT&T:
Q3:Please enter your phone question below:
A3:My wife, myself, and several of my friends have Windows Phones
devices. We are curious to what information we can get concerning the
WP 7.8 update pending for our devices. I have the Samsung Focus S, my
wife has the HTC Titan 2, and my friends have Samsung Focus 2 and the
Focus Flash. Any information on when we can see this update? The Nokia
900 is already recieving it, and we are curious.
Thank you for your time.
And here is AT&T's not so encouraging response:
Unfortunately at this time we do not have a date for the Windows 7.8
update for the devices you mentioned. For more information on Windows
updates you can visit Windows support website at Support - Microsoft Windows Help.
I apologize for any trouble this may have caused. If there is anything
else we can assist you with please feel free to contact us again. Thank
you for being an AT&T customer.
AT&T National Solution Centers
I did go to Microsoft, but their Web site is among the least user friendly you will EVER try to surf. As far as I can tell, there are only generic "coming features", and I have had no luck finding a place to email a rep. I will continue to look though. I am not way worried yet, as there is a promise from Samsung to update all their WP 7.5 devices to 7.8:
Windows Phone 7.8 Will Be Available For All Current 7.5 Running Samsung Handsets | Redmond Pie
I am not a huge fan of "forcing" updates, so I think I will give it a through the month of February to see how things roll. I can't imagine not having 7.8 by St. Patricks Day, can you?
I want to believe.......Before posting anything, please be sure to get the facts straight. You can always distort them to your liking later.
02-01-2013, 10:22 PM #9
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Thanks snowmutt - that response was just the prodding I needed to run the seven-eighter cab utility. I read that ATT "unfortunately..." as saying "we'll get you that update when we run out of other things to do."
Add my Focus S as another seven-eighter (cab utility) success story.
Now I can move on from the WP7 update silliness and enjoy my favorite orphan OS.
- 02-01-2013, 11:21 PM #10
I may come off my cowards stance and do it. I just see "bricked for life" in my nightmares from me tryingBefore posting anything, please be sure to get the facts straight. You can always distort them to your liking later.
- 02-02-2013, 01:59 PM #12
- 02-02-2013, 06:23 PM #16
02-04-2013, 08:25 AM #19
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If you use the Seven-eighter tool it does not erase any data, or require any reinstall of any apps or settings. It Make's a zune backup before it goes through process of updating your phone..TMobile Nokia Lumia 521 (GDR3/Black) - Prepaid Unlimited + 3gb Hotspot
AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 - Net10 AT&T
Retired Focus Flash (wp7.8 = 7.10.8862.14)
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- 02-04-2013, 03:31 PM #21
Updated on Sat via sevenupdater. Like some other mentions, I had a boatload of languages in keyboard and I also believe that neither Indonesia or Malaysian were there. Now I just need to fix the Market Place crashing with Error 80070057
02-05-2013, 01:27 PM #23
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Worked for me on AT&T (USA) Focus S (Samsung SGH-i937) - I selected all of the available language packs. App ran, rebooted the phone a few times - which if you have a lock you will need to unlock the phone each time, and everything came back up after about 45 minutes. Excellent!
- 02-05-2013, 02:05 PM #24
Samsung Focus S Languages - Imgur
The seveneighter tool doesn’t have nearly this many languages. Any ideas on how I can update to 7.8?
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