UPDATE: Have an unlocked phone? Try this method instead to update through Zune.

We caught wind of the 8107 update a few days ago, this is the patch to fix the annoying disappearing keyboard issue many have been experiencing ever since the mango update. Luckly, that isn’t the only thing fixed in the update:

  • Updated the Carrier data configuration database
  • Updated Radio Interface Layer, SMS & SIM drivers
  • SMS & Contacts “bug” fixed
  • Updated the Updater Service
  • Updated the Internet Sharing Security Policy
  • Updated the HowTo Application
  • Fixed the Location bug where it shares your information without your knowledge in certain core apps.
  • Updates to Zune & the Pictures Hub
  • Updates to the Default Zune Tuner configuration
  • TCP IP stack updates
  • Updates to the MSHTML parser for IE9
  • Updates to the Maps & Search functions
  • Updates to UI framework driving the phone (Splash or UIX as some call it)

As you can see, are many welcome changes. Unfortunately, the update isn’t ready to go just as yet. Rumor has it, it should be going out next week. If you can’t wait until then, the good folks at Xda-Developers has provided a manual push.

I have bundled everything you need into a zip file and included a readme. The process is rather simple and the entire update should only take 10 minutes the most.

[ download link ]

I’ve successfully updated both my HD7 and Titan. As promised, the keyboard is not only fixed, but the speed and accuracy is back! I haven’t had a change to check any of the other fixes, but hey….who cares… my keyboard is back where it needs to be!

 

As a general warning, try this at your own risk, as we’re not sure how it will affect all devices, and may affect future updates. We’re not responsible for anything that goes wrong.

Thanks to the folks at XDA and Pat K for the tip.

39 COMMENTS

  1. Outstanding! It seems XDA is getting more proficient at coming up with Hacks. I’d say in a few years time a complete, stable jailbreak will be readily available for anyone who wants one. Not that i’m looking to use one.

  2. I totally agree with Murani, even though there is easy jailbreaking options (windowsbreak project) are available I don’t see any value in jailbreaking my phone….. I’m totally happy the way it is now!

  3. This blog post is like having a blog post on how to play Russian roulette and how fun it is and then having a disclaimer saying you may die and not to blame you.

    There is a very high chance that you will either brick your phone prevent it from receiving updates in the future without restoring from a back. There is almost reason to do this! It’s nowhere close to being worth the risk.

  4. Just installed on My Focus S. I hoped this would fix the keyboard sound lagging issue. It improved it a little bit, but, still not as responsive as Focus on keyboard :(

  5. All is working fine with my Nokia Lumia 800 (in French). Please make a mirror for the zip file… :)

  6. @AdamUCF have you done these types of updates in the past? This isn’t the first or the last time and none of them have led to bricked devices to date. If anything, the community has learned how to unwind them and go back into the line to get carrier released updates. The disclaimer is necessary since obviously this is not authorized and who knows…but based on history I don’t think this rises to the elvel of Russian roulette

  7. If anyone have the phone with another language (different from the first released ones) its better to update all the languages packages too.

  8. Anyone knows how to downgrade to original ROM? I have updated my HTC Titan but my language is not working?

  9. […] leur mise à jour devront donc guetter la notification sur leur téléphone ou se lancer dans des mises à jour manuelles qui tiennent davantage du bricolage […]

  10. […] leur mise à jour devront donc guetter la notification sur leur téléphone ou se lancer dans des mises à jour manuelles qui tiennent davantage du bricolage […]

  11. Could whos succeeded please clarify “copy 7740 update.cab into “cab sender” folder” step for me.
    Is it the whole ‘7740 update’ folder that you copy, or all of the contents of the folder, or just a specific cab in the folder???
    I cant find cab that just plainly “7740.cab” so bit confused.

  12. Worked fine on my Hong Kong-sourced Lumia 800 set to English /Australia.

    Thanks for the zip and instructions. As my phone was already on the latest 7740 I don’t think that step was necessary (there was a nothing to update message).

  13. The reward outweighs the risk here!. Thanks for the update. We can’t wait for AT&T to complete “testing”. Or they may even decide to skip this update. When I have 300+ WP7 phones to worry about. So if I can tell 99% that an update is coming and be patient, fine. The Other 1% will get the “update”. My problem that was fixed was Exchange 2003 message threads being dropped upon reply, so it was more than keyboard sound issues! Focus S worked great!

  14. It appears that the link is no longer functioning for the zip archive. Can you post it elsewhere?

    Cheers

  15. Can someone please reupload this file? Filesonic is no longer hosting fileshares and the only way to get the file linked above is by logging in as the user who uploaded it… Thanks!

  16. Just snagged a $0.01 Titan from AT&T and would love to be able to update mine. Does anyone still have the file?

  17. If you can believe it, AT&T still hasn’t rolled out this update. I’m thinking about braving this manual process, but it seems to be an overwhelming task.

  18. Nope the honeycomb 3.0 is only for tbealts. Google has stated that android 3.0 (honeycomb) will be the newest android operating software and designed for tbealts 7 inch or 10 inches. It wasn’t made for cell phones. The current google android operating software is android 2.3 which is only available on the nexus cell phone. Hopefully all android cell phones will be updated to 2.3.

  19. I have HTC Radar 4G and i want to UPGRADE it… not update .. if its possible ?
    when i attach to Computer it dont show up any drive in my computer though …
    how do i can fresh install (wipe out with factory reset) version of 7.10 (8107.09) ?

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