Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 update is still giving Samsung owners a headache.
Microsoft resumed its Windows Phone update push to Samsung devices just over 24 hours ago and more users are reporting issues as a result. A quick search on Twitter for error code 800705B4 yields a number results and Microsoft’s own support forum has a thread on the matter with 48 responses. Engadget reports that Microsoft’s own Windows Phone twitter account has confirmed the company is “aware of the error code are are looking into it right now.”
The software giant recently halted a small update for Samsung Windows Phone 7 devices due to a large number of issues. The issues stemmed from a seemingly minor software update issued on Monday last week, to ironically improve the Windows Phone update system for future releases. WinRumors readers began reporting issues late on Monday with their Samsung Omnia 7 devices. The issues ranged from users not able to complete the update, leaving their phones in a frozen state, to users rebooting their devices after a failed update to find that their phones were unusable. Samsung Focus users were also affected but it appears there’s less cases of “bricked” problems with that particular model. Microsoft removed the update for Samsung phones and has now rectified that particular issue.
Microsoft’s latest support nightmare is separate to the restoration errors of last week. The company appears to have fixed those issues but a number of users are still reporting that the update does not fully complete and fails with error code 800705B4. WinRumors has reached out to Microsoft for comment but at the time of writing has not yet received a response.