Owners of Samsung’s Windows Phone 7 devices haven’t exactly had the time of their lives ever since Microsoft started pushing out updates for its mobile operating system. Well, Samsung recently released an update tool to help users with the updating problem, but it turns out, users encountered yet another problem – their phones can’t even enter download mode.
Apparently Omnia 7 phones with bootloader version 188.8.131.52 don’t have that capability. Well it turns out that an old tried and tested trick that was used to get bricked Samsung Galaxy S phones into download mode can solve that problem. According to comments posted on the Windows Phone blog, the USB jig fix can be used to put the Omnia 7 into the download mode required for Samsung’s update tool.
The USB jig is three resistors chained together (300 KOhm) that when plugged into the USB port of the phone causes the phone to reboot into download mode. It may not be the most user-friendly solution at the moment, for folks who don’t want to wait around for yet another fix to arrive can give it a go. Head over to the XDA-developer forums for written instructions or watch the video demonstration on how to do it:
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