Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 23:56 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Windows Ah, something Microsoft really couldn't use right now: problems with the very first update to its Windows Phone 7 operating system. In this very competitive marketplace, in which WP7 is a late newcomer, it can't use major problems like this. The thing is though - how big of a problem is this, really? And, is it even Microsoft's fault at all?
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The phones
by Nelson on Thu 24th Feb 2011 02:59 UTC
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were not hardware bricked. They had a soft brick, which only requires you to hit the button combination which reflashes the firmware onto the device.

A more severe form of a brick is where the ROM which stores the recovery image and the bootloader become corrupted, from which there is no return without JTAG.

Basically you call Windows Phone Support, they tell you to hold down three buttons, and you get a factory reset phone.

You'd swear the sky was falling the way some of these articles were written.

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