Tag Archives: Windows Phone 7

Update Mango Beta 2 to RTM without restoring to NODO

Apparently, it’s possible to update your Windows 7 phone with the Mango Beta 2 installed to the RTM version of Mango without having to restore the NODO backup (and loosing all you have done since). Just update Zune to version 4.8, connect your phone and you will receive 2 updates. see http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/t/92311.aspx

Forcing your Windows Phone 7 to update

Microsoft recently release the ‘March 2011′ (aka NoDo) phone update. Unfortunately, not all phones are updated at the same time. An update schedule has been posted here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/features/update-schedule-world.aspx

If your phone is listed under ‘Delivering update’, you can ‘trick’ the Zune software & your phone to get the update anyways.

1. Start Zune on Your PC
2. Turn off Data connection ( Setting >System > Mobile Network > Data Connection ) and Wifi ( Setting >System > WiFi ) on the Phone
3. Connect the Phone with the PC (via USB)
4. Start the update search in Zune ( Settings > Phone > Update )
5. About 3 seconds later, disconnect your PC from the internet (Turn WLAN off)
6. Zune finds NoDo-Update. Press OK
7. Connect to the internet again on your PC and install the update

Worked like a charm for my phone (HTC Throphy)

The full story here & here