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Verizon starts rolling out latest OS update for Windows Phone

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We broke the news the other night that Verizon Wireless was set to roll out the latest (or nearly the latest) Windows Phone OS update, version 8107, to HTC Trophy users on its network. That update not only fixes security issues but addresses the disappearing keyboard bug that has driven many mad for the last few months.

We've now received a flood of tips that the update is currently live and if you plug in your Trophy to Zune Desktop you'll be greeted with an update notification. Actually, you'll eventually have three updates to install as it's cumulative:

  • OS 7740
  • OS 8107
  • HTC Firmware

So sit tight as the backup process will vary from device device and will depend on how much "stuff" you have on your phone. Let us know in comments if all has gone well.

Thanks to all who tipped us! Thanks, Vance, for the image.

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Verizon starts rolling out latest OS update for Windows Phone

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Looks just like the update T-Mo rolled out a few weeks back.
 
IDK if Verizon does visual voicemail, but on T-Mo the HTC part of the update fixed the rather annoying bug of always piping VVM playback through the external speaker. So nice to have private playback!

I stopped waiting for Sprint and did the manual update following the directions from this site. Its not hard at all and I had no problems. Took me about 20 min or so, the longest step being the backup to Zune step.

Finally did it, still angry that I had to do something risky though. I'll continue to monitor carrier support, but I am bitter.

Really?!? Even Verizon, who hates Windows Phone enough to not even pick up an LTE handset after saying that's what they were waiting for, is rolling out 8107? So that means the premier Windows Phone partner, AT&T, must be rolling it out too.... what a disappointment.

Better MMS for one thing, being able to attach videos to text messages.

Also, does Tango fix the "text message of doom" bug, or is that taken care of in 8107?

Improved MMS support for one.  And just the update, because it's there, why do you or anyone else care why we want it? We paid for a Windows Phone, and it isn't unreasonable to expect to have access to updates to the OS when they are available.
Frankly this entire issue with carriers holding OS updates hostage on WP and Android is a significant experience issue that is underappreciated by many people.  It just clouds the experience. It's as if your ISP has veto rights over OS updates on your PC - imagine how you would feel about that.  Apple owns the iPhone experience from cradle to grave and that is yet another (albeit small) advantage they have over other OS's at the current time.

True, but I guess I was expecting a little more from T-Mobile (and Nokia for that matter) in regards to the 710 getting timely updates.  It's been out nearly 3.5 months now with not a single update.....especially 8107 (which it should have come out of the box with IMHO)...

I heard it will install the firmware anyways. Did you try to plug it in and see what happens?

You always want the firmware. 

Not yet, it will have to wait until I get home from work.
Update: I just finished the update and everything worked great!
Thanks to everyone who chipped in their experience with this update.

I did get the firmware update notification with the forced 8107 install.  I'd just rather stay on the official track if possible.
 
Ya know, I pushed off forcing the update hoping that it would come any day.  I finally caved and said to my self "i know i'll do this and tomorrow VZW will announce the update is coming".  
 
I forced the update last week. lmao

I'm still waiting for my Arrive to get the "Official" Update but it's taking Sprint FOREVER & A DAY so if I don't hear an announcement about an update coming soon then I'm gonna tap out & risk it but forcing the update cause this is ridiculous.

I updated using the official method today. I have a different firmware version. (not that I understand the version numbering)
 
OS version: 7.10.8107
Firmware version: 2305.13.20402.605
.NET CLR version: 3.7.11140.0

Just did the offical update. Here are the version numbers:
OS version: 7.10.8107.79
Firmware: 2305.13.20402.605
Hardware: 0003
Radio: 1.53.00.02.15_23.17w.05.13U
Radio Hardware: 3.2.3.D4
Bootloader: 2.4.230513.2
Chip SOC: 2.3.0.5.13

It seems the bootloader is updated as well as the FW.  Bootloader ver on my phone is 2.1.230513.10.  Everything else is the same.

Oh Verizon. You're so cute when you lose out to AT&T. First you offer me $50 to come back and now this. At least my Trophy will be current when I sell it.

I feel you....I just went ahead and forced mine (although I hate not having the Nokia firmware on it).  Guess it's too "cheap" of a budget phone to care about.....

I forced my update to 8107 a few weeks ago after a few days of pondering. I figured if AT&T isn't going to push out the 8107 update there's no way Verizon's going to. I only had to update my firmware today. I checked all the version numbers from an above post that waited for the official release and they match what I have now.

Just updated my Trophy....really looking forward to not having the annoying keyboard issue anymore! (hopefully)

As an AT&T customer .. This really ticks me off.. WTH is taking so LONG for AT&T to get out the darn updates? Jebus...
 

AT&T is skipping this update and waiting for Tango. If they've decided to wait for Tango then really it's Microsoft who is holding things up because they haven't released Tango yet.
 
This update doesn't really have anything other than a couple of minor bug fixes. I forced the update on my old Focus and I don't see any difference other than the disappearing keyboard doesn't happen anymore.
 
If the disappearing keyboard is driving you insane then you should just force the update like I did. If you can live with it and wait for Tango, then hold off for another month.

Rockin the update and data over 3G seems to be veeeerrrryyy slow now. I'm in Detroit right now for work but live in another city. Anyone else slow or is it just Detroit?

yes it worked on mine which had also been forced, build number is the same still though so not sure what it actually updated, didnt make note of the other build numbers prior to installing. :-S

Is it really too much to ask not to add new, unwanted IE Favorite entries after an update?

This is why I'm not doing the firmware update (already on 8107) when I see things like bootloaders changing I get suspicious.

I have a backup of my phone before Mango (mango beta) so I can roll back if need to. Going to attempt this now to see if there is any changes.
 
I was about to go to the 8107 custom rom but, I"ll try this for a few days....

Updated my Trophy this morning.  There were three updates in a row and everything went well.  I'm sure glad to be rid of the "disappearing keyboard" issue!

Is it just me or do colors seem slightly "richer" after the updates?  I always felt they were a little washed out on this screen but now, not so much...

Anyone notice any changes ? Battery ? Performance etc ?
I already had 8107 this updated firmware, Radio software and bootloader....
 
Hope this didn't yank the possablity of using a custom rom...