Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Windows Phone Mango is officially rolling out! Here's how to get it now

After almost a month of delays, Windows Phone 7.5 is officially rolling out on almost all carriers and devices worldwide, its by far the smoothest WP update release yet. However, to maintain quality, Microsoft will only be releasing the update to 10% of Windows Phones this week, increasing it to 25% next week and full on 100% in the weeks after that. So it might take a few weeks for your phone to get that update notification. Not to worry though, the old disconnect force update trick still works. Follow the instructions after the break to force the Zune client to get the update for you.

Steps to force a Mango update on phones for which Mango has started rolling out:
  1. Connect your Windows Phone to a PC and launch the Zune software
  2. Click on Phone > Settings > Update. Allow the software to tell you whether an update is available. If so, skip this guide. If not continue to the next step.
  3. Time to force the update. Click another button (any of the options above or below the word Update). Then click the Update button again, and this time disconnect your computer from the internet after 1-2 seconds. Do this by pulling out the Ethernet cable, disabling Wi-Fi, etc. If it says your phone is already up to date, you didn't disconnect quickly enough and need to try this step again.
  4. Wait 30 seconds or so and Zune should display a notification that an update is available. This is 7392, the first Mango pre-update.
  5. Now reconnect to the internet and continue with the update process through the Zune software.
  6. After 7392 is fully installed, you may receive a notification that another update is available. If so, install it now. If not, proceed to the next step.
  7. If the second update isn't popping up on its own, repeat steps 3-5, causing the 7403 update to appear.
  8. Install 7403, brave reader. Speeding right along, isn't it? ;)
  9. Mango time! At this point, Zune should automatically start installing the last update, 7720, aka Mango. If it doesn't happen automatically, force it like we did in previous steps.
  10. This last step is very important! Celebrate your phone’s new found Mango status by purchasing a mango smoothie at your nearest Smoothie King, Jamba Juice, Baskin Robbins, or similar establishment.
There have been a couple of issues reported by using this method so proceed at your own risk, worked fine on my Mozart though.

source WPCentral

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