Windows Phone Update Support tool released

It appears NoDo is rolling out without too many hitches -- other than the obvious issues with carriers -- so we haven't heard too many noises from users online who've had bricked phones because of the update. Nonetheless, Microsoft has released a tool to further help make sure that the update goes as smooth as possible, and the tool even promises it can "unbrick" some phones.

Wpcentral reports that you can get the tool as of today, and that it supports two "specific" error codes that some users have been getting;

800705B4: The timer ran out on what we were trying to do.
80180080: We couldn't update your phone because your operating system might be corrupt.

The latter specifically fixes an issue where the phone displays a black "Connect to PC" logo because the update failed part of the way through. The tool stops end users from having to figure out what the issues are -- be it with hard drive space, or resetting their phones. Jump on over to Microsoft support for the download now.

NoDo, which is rolling out worldwide on selected carriers, brings Copy & Paste support to the platform, along with other improvements, including performance and marketplace fixes.

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800705B4: The timer ran out on what we were trying to do. SOLUTION: clear your search history on your phone (internet explorer, bing, and somewhere else... easily fixed via google)

You can't 'brick" the phone anyway. You can easily access hard-reset and download mode (so you can load a different ROM) via the bootloader anyway. I uploaded a carrier free ROM and bam! - NoDo.

alexalex said,
Why does this tool need to be installed ? Microsoft never heard of portable applications ?
I agree. That is exactly what I was thinking when I read about it. Fix the damn update system MS. Don't send out a stupid little tool to help people with something that should be really seamless.

alexalex said,
Why does this tool need to be installed ? Microsoft never heard of portable applications ?

Portable applications usually suck unless they are made to be portable.

negroplasty said,
I'm really not trying to troll, but "too many noises", seriously? I had to read the opening sentence about 10 times.

As much as I want to say that Android have the same problem, I feel that Microsoft needs to do better than what Google can do.

Microsoft need to shoot to compete with iOS and not compare with Android mess.

negroplasty said,
I'm really not trying to troll, but "too many noises", seriously? I had to read the opening sentence about 10 times.

Well, Neowin does heavily stress the fact that they are "unprofessional." The sentence could use some correcting.