AT&T Dell Venue Pros getting 2.12 firmware update
We can't believe we're writing this because for some odd reason we thought it already happened. But evidently, those on AT&T with a locked/branded Dell Venue Pro are finally getting the v2.12 firmware update aka the one firmware to fix 'em all (seriously, it does make the phone a winner).
We've had two reports now from readers telling us they've plugged in their DVPs to Zune and got a nice firmware update. Biggest change? No more dreaded WiFi lockups.
This is great news though for two reasons: sounds like AT&T is still prepping this phone for Mango (it will get it, just a matter of time) and two, like we said v2.12 will restore faith in your DVP. Any other readers confirm the change?
Thanks, Roël F. and Timothy, for the tips!
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yes, Mango is indeed coming for DVP http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/22/mango-bumps-nodo-rolls-the-update-tra...
There was one comment on Lionel's corporate blog post about having just installed the firmware fix and having WiFi working.
On my att Dell venue pro, it says no updates found. I don't know why. I know i need to plug in my phone to the computer to update, but on the phone it lets you know if there is a new update. PLEASE HELP.
Give it time. Microsoft doesn't give out updates all at once.
This is still a phone I might be interested in if I stay on AT&T. I love this form factor, and so long as it is still supported to rid it of it's bugs, the DVP may still sway me. Will depend a lot on the performance of the Titan, the Focus S, and also the HDH7S. Will have to keep an eye on the forums to see how this update works.