Microsoft officially warns Windows Phone 7 users away from forced NoDo updates

danger_signIn a blog post Eric Hautala, Microsoft’s “Customer Experience Engineering” general manager has officially warned users away from using hacked methods to get NoDo on their handsets.

He writes:

We’re working hard to get this job done as quickly as possible. But 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.

Interestingly unlike the previous rumour via the::unwired he does not specify exactly how a forced update may go wrong, suggesting only that it has not been tested and can cause all kinds of problems.  It seems in the end it will remain buyer beware.

Read more at Microsoft here.

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