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No Mango update available for your Windows Phone yet?

Some people are frustrated that the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update has started rolling out to others, but is not being offered for their device.

Fortunately there is a workaround and we are happy to share it if you just can't wait to get Mango onto your handset. We have tried this successfully and are not aware of any downsides at this stage.

These are the steps:

  1. Start the Zune Client 4.8
  2. Go to ‘Settings’
  3. Select ‘Phone’
  4. Click ‘Update’
  5. Wait about 1-2 seconds – now unplug your internet connection (for instance by unplugging the network cable to your PC)
  6. Within a few seconds you should see an update available
  7. Now reconnect internet
  8. Progress with installing the update

Afterwards, please post a tweet and mention @WindowsPhoneNZ!

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Reader Comments (16)

Didn't work for me. I turn off my wireless quickly and it just spins on the loading screen. Turn it off too late and it shows that I am up to date.

In the US which may be the problem
September 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermatt
Updated LG Optimus 7Q (C900K) successfully and all seems OK except the compass doesn't seem to function properly. Could this be because of the forced update? If so will it be possible to correct this?
September 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMurray Edmonds
it worked ok, mango is awesome!
but where is the super fast html5 browsing, it tried to test it and it was slow as hell
September 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternice2mitiu
didnt work for me. I am on Vodafone NZ and when i disconnect my wireless nothing happens.....
September 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbob
Go man go, worked for me! (NZ)
September 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMork from Auck
Great result worked a treat. Although, wondering will internet sharing be made available here?
September 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
Totally worked !
October 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAaron
Thank you worked fine with Orcon wireless . Now... to go play with it ;)
October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKiore
Worked fine for me albeit having to do 3 updates, as my version was NoDo. Running a Samsung Focus on Telecom NZ, the (clueless) smartphone network - so no help from them. Thanks.
October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGustav
Didnt work for me. It just said I was up to date with 7.0. I disconnected my Snap! Wireless connection to no avail. Any suggestions..?
Its a LG Optimus Q7
October 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnton
didn't work for me......still says up to date 7902.
HTC Mozart
October 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspyra
Worked for me not first time but ok now HTc trophy phone
October 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteraaron.m
Didn't work for me either! Anyone know when the Samsung Omnia7 is going to get this update, if at all?! Fark I really want Mango yo
October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDylan
Worked fine for HTC HD7 - From Nigeria.

Thise having issues, make sure you computer has no other connection through whcich Zune will be trying to make a connection. I encounted a similar issue. You have to make sure that by the time you are at step 4 above, your computer has a single conncectiononly (LAN, WiFi, all the lot - only one; woth internet connection), and then after the1-2secs disconnect it; hope this helps.

Very happy!
October 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMags
Didn't work for me..
October 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPavel
forgot.. for Omnia 7
October 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPavel

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