How to force the Mango update on your WP7

I ran across this article:

http://www.wpcentral.com/force-mango-update-early-through-zune-software

I tried it, and sure enough – I’m upgrading right now! Reposting here in case that page is not available:

  • Connect your Windows Phone to a PC and launch the Zune software
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wait 30 seconds or so and Zune should display a notification that an update is available. This is 7392, the first Mango pre-update.
  • Now reconnect to the internet and continue with the update process through the Zune software.
  • 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.
  • If the second update isn’t popping up on its own, repeat steps 3-5, causing the 7403 update to appear.
  • Install 7403, brave reader. Speeding right along, isn’t it? 😉
  • 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.
  • 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.
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2 comments on “How to force the Mango update on your WP7
  1. Scott says:

    Thank you so much for this post! I was getting frustrated waiting for the system to decide it was my turn and this method worked like a charm!

    Like

  2. JP says:

    Hi, I did this with my HTC HD7, and now that I need to talk with the supplier about another issue, they say that my warranty is voided because I forced the update. To me, this is utter bull. What do others think?

    Like

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