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Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, Force update from 7.5 to 7.8 in Technical; Posting this as requested by SYNACK. Hi, my names Jon and I've been a user of Windows Phone since Nov ...
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    Force update from 7.5 to 7.8

    Posting this as requested by SYNACK.

    Hi, my names Jon and I've been a user of Windows Phone since Nov 2011, when I got my first smartphone, a HTC Titan running WP7.5...

    Ok, enough of sounding like an AA meeting, here's what you all want to know:

    Window Phone - Force Update

    [back-covering]Please note: I have no affiliation with the above site, or Microsoft, so please do this at your own risk, I am not responsible for the content of the site, or your actions. [/back-covering]

    The site does talk about updating from 7.0 to 7.5, but the method still works. It does take a little practise to get the timing right, but it does work, so stick with it!! Since the upgrade I have noticed no issues, but I have only be upgraded since last Wednesday night. YMMV.

    Some key points that help:
    1) Put phone in flight mode.
    2) easier using either ethernet cable, or laptop with a switch for the wifi.
    3) Approximately 2-4 seconds seems to be the sweet spot.


    Love the update, taken too long to get out IMHO, but will now tide me over until my upgrade this Nov. So better later than never

    Anyway, I hope this helps all you windows phone users still on 7.5.
    Last edited by Jon_boy1984; 6th February 2013 at 09:59 PM.

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    Just run through the upgrade on an LG Optimus 7Q, massive hassle as you have to do it three times to get to 7.8 but it works fine. Glad to finally have the update. Still no way to manually set the MMS APN like in 8 after the lousy LG app broke my MMS but the new start screen is good, the phone even seems a little quicker although it did eat another 750MB of available space. Still if I ever bother to log into my dev account I'm sure I can easily fix the MMS for the twice a year I actually use it

    Thanks to the op for pointing out it was avalible or I probably would have languished on 7.5 for another month before even hearing about it as telecom providers here are the slackest they can be without the government kicking them out.

    Edit: @john may be interested in this for his pro 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Just run through the upgrade on an LG Optimus 7Q, massive hassle as you have to do it three times to get to 7.8 but it works fine. Glad to finally have the update. Still no way to manually set the MMS APN like in 8 after the lousy LG app broke my MMS but the new start screen is good, the phone even seems a little quicker although it did eat another 750MB of available space. Still if I ever bother to log into my dev account I'm sure I can easily fix the MMS for the twice a year I actually use it

    Thanks to the op for pointing out it was avalible or I probably would have languished on 7.5 for another month before even hearing about it as telecom providers here are the slackest they can be without the government kicking them out.

    Edit: @john may be interested in this for his pro 7
    Been trying the force thing for a few hrs now and no such luck Wonder if its one of the few that isn't getting it :'(

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    I hooked it up, setting > update in zune, let it get to the bit that said it was up to date
    Clicked name phone, clicked update then left it for about 2.5 seconds then pulled the Ethernet cable. This seemed to work if timed right, it would then say an update was avalible at which point you plug the internet back in and let it update. The big thing was to have flight mode on otherwise it will fall back to WiFi or cell and say your up to date.

    If all else fails you could try this :
    http://windowsphonehacker.com/articl..._tool-01-31-13

    Which only installs the cabs and no new firmware but should work even if your manufacturer is being a tool. HTC seemed to be quite onto it though in comparison to the three forced updates I had to do for LG, the Mozart is apparently 7.8 as is the trophy so yours should be on the list.

    I used the zune method
    http://www.wisdomsblogs.com/2013/02/...rolled-out-to/
    Last edited by SYNACK; 6th February 2013 at 08:49 PM.

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    Did the update on my HTC Pro 7 (no branding) a few days ago using this method and it works great looks and feels just like WP8 and is gonna keep me happy until a keyboard slider comes out with WP8 native on

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Did the update on my HTC Pro 7 (no branding) a few days ago using this method and it works great looks and feels just like WP8 and is gonna keep me happy until a keyboard slider comes out with WP8 native on
    You could have posted it to let the rest of us know
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    So are there just 4 of us with Windows Phones on here? Or do the rest just have WP8? :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_boy1984 View Post
    So are there just 4 of us with Windows Phones on here? Or do the rest just have WP8? :-D
    @ZeroHour had one but now has an 8
    @markcuk, @pritchardavid @stebo730 may have them, I'm sure there were more but don't really have a list.

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    Have a got a Lumia 800 and recently upgraded to the 820.

    Luckily the update was available normally for my Lumia 800 so didn't have to do the force update trick, I remember having to do it for 7.5 though.

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    Yep I have an 8 phone!!!
    Lumia 920

    How did one know? Tracking code like Google?

    Did have a Titan before which before I did get a custom beta version of 7.8 running.

    Had to, update my mums Lumia 800 in the weekend, it took 5 updates to get it 7.8! That's a heck lot of updates, she has never message about updating, so I doubt she had any updates missed.

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    920 here

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    Quote Originally Posted by pritchardavid View Post
    Yep I have an 8 phone!!!
    Lumia 920

    How did one know? Tracking code like Google?.
    I saw your post in the eduapp thread requesting a WP version, a wish that I share, you can use board express for tapatalk which is similar though.

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    I have the Lumia 820 still waiting for the portico update!

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    Have a HTC HD7 for personal and a Lumia 820 for work... may try and force this update at home later

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    HD7 here, looking to upgrade to a windows 8 phone soon though.

    Think I'll try to force it later on

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