May 11

HTC HD7 Firmware Upgrade Now Available

It seems that HTC is prepping it self for the new Windows Phone 7 Tango update which is due out in a few months (From news around the Internet along with the newly approaching Lumia 900) with a small firmware update hitting unlocked devices recently.

 

Firmware Update Available

HTC HD7 Update Available

 

With Tango only around the corner and the HTC HD7 already having Internet Sharing there is no additional features due to hit the HTC HD7 soon, which leads to a good indication that this is purely a back-ground update with no noticeable features added.

HTC HD7 Firmware Update

HTC Update Available

 

The major changes to note are as follows :

  • OS Version : 7.10.8107.79
  • Firmware Revision Number : 2250.21.51101.707 -> 2250.21.51201.707
  • Radio Software Version : 5.71.09.02a_22.51.50.21U -> 5.71.09.02a_22.51.21U
  • Bootloader Version : 5.11.2250.0(134400) -> 5.12.2250.0(139198)

 

WP7 HTC HD7 Pre Firmware Update

HD7 PreFirmware Update

WP7 HTC HD7 Post Firmware Update

HD7 Post Firmware Update

As detailed above, the update seems to be only back ground fix’s as there is no new OS updates and no major functionality added to the phone post update. This is likely a pre-tango update which is being rolled out to the new Lumia 900 phones hitting the UK currently. This could hopefully mean that Tango is only around the corner with the possibility of it going live over the next month.

Again we play the waiting game for the next major WP7 upgrade Tango (or WP7.5 Refresh), which I’m not expecting Microsoft to update the lack on contextual search in WP7 devices, as it was pre-Mango, but one can dream.

This update brings my fleet of WP7 devices as below,

Unlocked HTC HD7

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

Vodafone Nokia Lumia800

Current Software Installed : 7.10.8107.79
Internet Sharing Enabled : No
Firmware : 1600.2489.8107.12072

Optus Samsung Omnia 7 {Under Repair}

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

Vodafone HTC Trophy 7

Current Software Installed : 7.10.8107.16
Internet Sharing Enabled : Yes
Firmware : 2250.21.51201.178

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    • Djp4nfa on July 3, 2012 at 2:27 am
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    I have a unlocked hd7 using voda, I still have no tethering option in my settings. How can I enable this update???

    1. Where is your HD7 from? Is it Telstra unlocked or from overseas?

    • Matt on July 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm
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    I have the same issue. I have a HTC HD7 bought from MobiCity as an unlocked phone so I assume that it an overseas phone. It’s a hand me down from my son who had it connected to Telstra.

    I got it 3 months ago and put my Vodafone SIM in and it worked fine.

    It currently has os version 7.10.8107.79 which was on it when son gave it to me and doesn’t have internet sharing.

    OS Version is 7.10.8107.79
    Firmware is 2250.21.40502.666

    How is it possible to update this phone to enable internet sharing or update to Tango?

    1. Its hard to tell with a HD7 brought form places like MobiCity as there is 2 variants.

      HD7 comes in both 850Mhz and 900Mhz versions. The model i have is a 900Mhz model form Singapore.

      The only real way to tell where your phone is form is to contact HTC and ask which country your serial number belongs too.

      Doing this i found my HD7 is from Singapore (Sourced from Ebay and 900Mhz band) and the carriers there do not tend to hold back updates like we experiance here and in the US.

      Some 850mhz band phones from MobiCity are normally AT&T versions which have suffered from lack of firmware updates due to AT&T’s update restrictions.

      Also Tango update is due out sometime this month. No real date for all phone just ‘Soon’

    • Matt on July 11, 2012 at 2:07 pm
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    Thanks for the response – I checked model of phone that I have and it’s the T9295 which does cover 850mhz band. Specs here: http://www.mobicity.com.au/htc-hd7-16gb-t9295-nextg-compatible.html

    So I assume if AT&T do not allow tethering HTC could have hobbled that in this model.

    I’ll wait and see what happens when the Tango update comes out.

    1. Im not 100% sure when it comes to this model as it dosnt seem to mention AT&T (Which is normally branded all over the phone)

      I think waiting till Tango comes out if your best bet… I know for a fact ICS is always fun on AT&T phones however i have no idea where un-branded 850mhz models could be coming form sadly 🙁

        • Matt on July 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm
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        Got the update to 7.10(8773) tonight. Plugged in to Zune and wholah

        Something else I noticed is that the phone was destined for Bell Canada as it had a link to Bell support under Settings – Phone information. Google search on Bell indicates they are evil and block tethering.

    • Dheeraj on December 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm
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    Hi, I have HTC HD7 Mobile, i used in India but there is no software available of this cell phone can somebody tell me what is the process to upgrade this cell phone through Internet..

    Thanks

    1. Are you reffering to the Zune software?

      The only way to upgrade the phone is via the Zune software. Are you unable to install Zune?

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