News - Reader comments

Unofficial WP7.8 for first-gen Lumias available on Navifrim

14 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Unofficial WP7.8 for first-gen Lumias available on Navifrim - read the full textThe Windows Phone 7.8 update for first generation WP phones was neglected by Microsoft for a while, but the company committed to an early 2013 release and now builds for the WP7 Lumias have started to appear on Navifirm. The firmwares are version ****.****.8858.***** and are available for the...

 

Sort by:

Hey I ask you all wp "experts" out there,
when will wp have a call blocker apps ?

I have call blocker and sms blocker on my old Nokia,
also in my recent android.
It helps a lot you know.

Don't know why this basic phone function didn't exist in "modern" phone.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-15 03:31
  • XMiu

> In reply to Jack Package @ 2012-12-14 16:05 from Rx90 - click to readFacebook App? For Windows 8? For what? My facebook friends are in the people hub already. Including news feeds and pics. Messaging? Already there in messaging hub. Share something? Already there in Share button in a lots of apps. Check-in location, post something, already there on My Contact Item. The rest of it? Just browse the web where this isn't frequently done. So?

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-15 03:03
  • KLR9

Navifrim xD

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-15 02:49
  • Lcg@

best os till date

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 22:58
  • w0%U

My Lumia 900 (product code: 059P4W4) is not on NaviFirm's variant list so not all Lumia 900 are upgradable to this unofficial version yet.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 22:31
  • t7R9

This is the most obsolete phone of the decade, have you notice that wp8 applications DO NOT run on wp7 or wp7.8 which is nowadays out of the market?? Before buying a windowsphone read CAREFULLY this official windows blog, where almost all (i must 100% of the users) want to drop the phone and buy an android.http://blogs.windows.com/windo...one-7-8­.aspx

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 21:29
  • KjZa

I have upgraded my mobile. its superb.......

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 20:37
  • i4dB

navifirm is only for nokia userse...so no trophy or mozart

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 20:07
  • 0pA@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-14 16:21 from srdG - click to readnext time buy lumia if you want wp7.5 nokia they will bring more exclusive update than other manufacture like bluetooth file transfer and nokia exclusive apps like photobeamer

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 19:19
  • fuDg

Better wait a few more weeks

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 19:02
  • 3TLI

It's a shame that all those early adopters who put good faith in WP, were then shafted by Microsoft's refusal to give them WP8. WP 7.8 comes across as more like the value pack that Samsung put out for the original Galaxy S - but at least that handset had already been out on the market for over two years adn mine received plenty of update son the 20+ months I had it.
The Galaxy S2 is receiving updates even now and that was launched April 2011 I believe. Microsoft need to listen to the customer more.
Someone at work has a Lumia 920 and I haveto say that it's very good, depsite my misgivings with the UI. The screen is the best lcd unit I've ever come across in a mobile imo! But if Microsoft are going to do this to disappoint customers like this I think they will put an awful lot of people off. That's a shame when we really need a competitive 3rd OS to keep Google and Apple on their toes.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 19:00
  • mqTg

can some one explain how to install WP 7.8 on my lumia 800 with navifirm?

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 18:18
  • 0TpQ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-14 16:21 from srdG - click to readEr, no, Navifirm is a firmware tool for Nokia devices, has been available for Symbian as well. Won't work on non-Nokia devices.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 18:15
  • tE%q

Too little too late for me. I really loved my windows 7.5 phone (HTC Mozart), except maybe for the average battery life (and that with an extended Mugen Power 1800mah instead of the standard 1300mah HTC provide). The last straw was Microsoft's apparent 'couldn't care less' attitude to current WP users, who after all were so critical to getting the platform off the ground. IMHO the 7.8 update should have been delivered at the same time as 8, but it would appear to me that, rather than show faith to those who have already gone for WP, Microsoft are so desparate for purchases that they probably figured many of the 7.5 people would trade up to 8 hardware if the delay was long enough.

So, I'm an Android user now. The OS isn't as beautiful for sure as WP, the overall experience is much more fragmented what with so many sources contributing, and waiting for an update to Jelly Bean (especially from the flaky Motorola who have already broken their promise of a JB update by end of 2012 to the RAZRi) is possibly just as bad or even worse than relying on Microsoft for a WP 7.8 update, BUT... the functionality is far better overall, and with the Motorola RAZRi my battery life is great!

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 18:01
  • sXV8

waiting for this to update my lumia 510. And going to buy 620 after release in india

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 16:32
  • YTKb

is it able to install htc 7 trophy by navifirm

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 16:21
  • srdG

Yay microsoft

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 16:12
  • Rx90

how do you know "The Windows Phone 7.8 update for first generation WP phones was neglected by Microsoft for a while"?:) just asking...

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 16:08
  • mjPY

My god Microsoff is a mess these days. First they neglected the ENTIRE WP7 lineup, then the pull the plug on their update, then the same on their apps store, now that Windows 8 is out news comes around that not even facebook has ported their app to Windows, then google said theyre not planning on developing ANY app on W8/WP8 platform not at least on the distant future, and goes even further by saying theyre not interested on a unpopulat platform, but will definitely does when people seems to like it more'.

Truly EPIC failure by Microsoft. Any by context Nokia.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-14 16:05
  • Rx90

Note: Sponsored advertising links are in green.