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Microsoft Warns Against 'Homebrew Solutions' To WP7 Update

Software giant Microsoft has asked Windows Phone 7 users to wait for the official platform update instead of going for 'homebrew solutions' available in the wild.

In a blog post, Microsoft's Eric Hautala said that the company was working as fast as it could to deliver the 'copy paste' update to its users and warned against installing workarounds to force the update.

“As an engineer and a gadget lover, I totally understand the impulse to tinker. You want the latest technology and you’re tired of waiting. Believe me, I get it,” Hautala wrote on the blog post.

Microsoft warned impatient Windows Phone 7 users about the implications of installing a homebrewed update, claiming that it could lead to a misconfigured device or cause the users to miss out on important features. Hautala also said that deploying untested updates to could the phone could even stop working properly and void device warranty.

“If you attempt one of these workarounds, we can’t say for sure what might happen to your phone because we haven’t fully tested these homebrew techniques. You might not be getting the important device-specific software we would typically deliver in the official update. Or your phone might get misconfigured and not receive future updates,” the company warned.

Those still waiting for the update should go to the 'where's my phone update' page offered by Windows Phone, to check on its progress in different regions.