Oct 30

HD7 Firmware Update

It appears that HTC is rolling out updates for their WP7 devices with a handful of phones receiving the updated ‘Internet Sharing’ feature

Since the release of Mango and the recent updates getting rolled out for the Samsung handsets reported last week you could imagine my surprise when I received an notification stating my HD7 had a new update ready for download.

Knowing that HTC have reported they are working on the Internet sharing feature for their current WP7 devices i was expecting post update to see this feature on my settings list.

Sadly this update did not seem to being any new ‘features’

HTC HD7 Update

HTC HD7 Update

The actual update notes as pushed by Zune displayed little to no details what so ever. My handset is an unbranded HD7 which does tend to receive updates a lot sooner than the local branded handsets I own. Currently my HTC Trophy is still showing no new updates.

HTC HD7 Update

HD7 Pre Update

HTC Post Update

HD7 Post Update

The above images show the new versions pre and post update however I am unable to find any release notes from HTC regarding the firmware upgrade features.

It has been reported that the HTC Mozart which has received a similar update has received the new Internet Sharing feature along with the Firmware update. Based on this blog it appears the HTC Mozart was issued with an update originally bringing the device to the current firmware 2250.21.50001.707 followed a few weeks later with another update to firmware 2250.21.51001.707.

The updates to note are :

  • Firmware Revision Number 2250.21.40502.707 -> 2250.21.50001.707
  • Bootloader Version 4.5.2250.0(129185) -> 5.0.2250.1(131000)
  • Phone now displays SIM ID on the about screen
  • Phone displays “Help Contacts” for support

If we reference the Mozart’s update pattern it would be a safe guess that in the next few weeks the HD7 should be receiving an update from 2250.21.50001.707 to 2250.21.51001.707 .

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