Feb 21

Samsung Omnia Firmware Update, Not Blue

OEM’s have been pushing out the next wave of Firmware upgrades to Gen 1 handsets recently with the Optus Samsung Omnia 7 being one of the lucky ones to receive a firmware upgrade.

Omnia 7 Notification

Omnia 7 Update Notification

It has been a long time coming for the Samsung Omnia 7 to be hit with a firmware update to fix a few ongoing issues it has suffered in the community. Being hailed as one of the “must have W7 devices” from Gen 1 its good to see there’s still some love for the handsets.

Since Mango the Omnia 7 has been plagued by a known issue with its Blue-tooth connectivity ranging form limited to none altogether. Having a number of WP devices I know that each of them have had their fair share of issues, but the Omnia issue is by far the most severe with still no known fix/work-around.

The latest firmware upgrade brings the following changes to the Omnia 7

OS Version : 7.10.8107.79
Firmware Revision Number : 2424.11.9.2 -> 2424.11.11.2
Radio Software Version : 2424.11.9.1
Bootloader Version : 5.9.0.6 -> 5.11.1.8

Samsung Omnia 7 Pre Firmware

Omnia 7 Pre Update

Omnia 7 Post Firmware Update

Omnia 7 Post Update

The latest firmware bring some minor changes to the Omnia 7 believed to bring better stability and performance to the phone and improved DLNA support for streaming media using the Omnia 7.

Sadly Omnia users out there, this did nothing to fix the problematic Blue-tooth issue. Soon I will be attempting to send my Omnia 7 to the Samsung shop for repair in an attempt to resolve this issue until my contact is up for Renewal.

 

This update brings my fleet of WP7 devices as below,

Optus Samsung Omnia 7

Current Software Installed : 7.10.8107.16
Internet Sharing Enabled : Yes
Firmware : 2424.11.9.2

Unlocked HTC HD7

Current Software installed : 7.10.8107.79
Internet Sharing Enabled : Yes
Firmware : 2250.21.51101.707

Vodafone HTC Trophy 7

Current Software Installed : 7.10.7740.16
Internet Sharing Enabled : Yes
Firmware : 2250.21.51001.178

2 comments

    • graymer on June 5, 2012 at 12:22 am
    • Reply

    hi,
    yesterday i updated my Omnia 7 to the same version as the one you posted about above but i still do not have connection sharing available 🙁 . after a few hours of googling i still haven’t found an answer why?
    as i do not want any custom ROM is there anything else i can do to activate it?

    1. Hi,

      Do you have an Optus branded one yes? AFAIK if you get to the same version it should come bundled :/ Unless its a carrier locking it out :/

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