Plenty of Windows Phone 7 owners were feeling a little bit let down after watching all the happy WP7 users in Europe get their NoDo updates, while those stuck on carriers in the States waited it out. Then, like a miracle, Chris Walsh released his ChevronWP7.Updater, forcing NoDo upon phones, carriers be damned. Microsoft started freaking out, warning that anyone using the tool was in for trouble later down the road, and it was swiftly pulled. Now we have a better understanding of what Microsoft was warning us about, as the company’s revealed that phones which used the tool won’t updated past NoDo.
When phones that had gone through the ChevronWP7.Updater magic successfully received additional updates, it started to look like Microsoft may have been fear-mongering with its warnings. Instead, those phones have simply reached the end of the line, and without undoing the tool’s work, they will never update past NoDo (build 7390). Microsoft hasn’t revealed just why this is so, but it really doesn’t have to; the ball is very much in its court. Anyone who wants to see Mango will have to be good and patiently wait their turns for carriers to release updates when they’re good and ready.