Microsoft to release fix for WP7 update issues in three days?

After a slew of Windows Phone 7 devices became bricked after applying the latest update, speculation says that Microsoft is releasing a patch to fix the phones affected, according to WPcentral. The problem seems to be focused around Samsung users, and specific firmwares (JI9 and JJ4) seem to cause the problem. 

In a support forum post, Microsoft employees are advising that these user wait another 3 days for another patch that will fix the problem.

We would recommend at this time, not to retry the update, as subsequent attempts will fail similarly. While we continue to investigate the issue, we would ask that you not attempt the update until your device alerts you of another update opportunity, in approximately 3 days’ time.

Until then, bricked phones are being covered by AT&T's standard warranty, and those users are encouraged to bring the issues up with the carrier. 

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"Until then, bricked phones are being covered by AT&T's standard warranty, and those users are encouraged to bring the issues up with the carrier. " yeah so they go to the back room come back with a refurbished phone and tell you "good as new".....

Well that sux. Got my winmo7 phone this friday and already having to worry about it dying. Its the Tmo-HD7 so not sure if it will flip out. On another note, just installed sp1 for Win7 hope my computer doesnt crash!

ramonsjc said,
Well that sux. Got my winmo7 phone this friday and already having to worry about it dying. Its the Tmo-HD7 so not sure if it will flip out. On another note, just installed sp1 for Win7 hope my computer doesnt crash!

The issues surrounding this update seem to be limited to a subset of Samsung devices, that is a set that use one of two very specific firmwares.

Your HTC HD7 will be unaffected

Nexus69 said,
Samsung Focus and no issues running the update, are these isolated issues?

According to the articles on the issue, it seems to only affect Omnia7 users who are using a specific set of firmwares, where not all Omnia7s are running this firmware

Problematic firmware versions are JI9 and JJ4

Sraf said,

According to the articles on the issue, it seems to only affect Omnia7 users who are using a specific set of firmwares, where not all Omnia7s are running this firmware

Problematic firmware versions are JI9 and JJ4


Focus users too. I have a Focus and can't get beyond backing up.

None of you have the phone or have had this problem or you would be thanking me for helping you out. If Neowin could mention the fix - maybe some users would actually KNOW about it and not have to send their phone away...

norseman said,
None of you have the phone or have had this problem or you would be thanking me for helping you out. If Neowin could mention the fix - maybe some users would actually KNOW about it and not have to send their phone away...

For those of us who are curious or affected, and don't feel like sorting through the forums, can you link to or post the fix here? Thank you in advance

Sraf said,

For those of us who are curious or affected, and don't feel like sorting through the forums, can you link to or post the fix here? Thank you in advance

Never mind, I see Neowin has posted it as a news article, thank you none the less

If users would put their phone into "download mode" it will reinstall the base os. Setting up and re-syncing might be annoying but the device is at least not bricked...

This happened to me last night - annoying but satisfied it is working well today!

This is pure speculation. There's no suggestion from Microsoft that they will issue an "emergency" update. They don't even use the word emergency, nor do they say they'll be issuing the update again.