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Microsoft reportedly starts rolling out Windows Phone 7.8 update

Reports have been flooding in detailing an update for Windows Phone 7.5, which can only mean one thing - Microsoft has begun rolling out Windows Phone 7.8 for those who own previous generation hardware. Windows Phone Central readers, as well as WP7.nl have received notification of an available release on the Lumia 800.

Windows Phone 7.8 is a major update that Microsoft announced alongside Windows Phone 8. The release is to implement new features on legacy hardware, including the new start screen Live Tile layout and other goodies. Those who have managed to receive and apply the 7.8 update have noticed a new splash screen and Xbox Live Tile that are present on Windows Phone 8.

Windows Phone 7.8 Update

According to WP7.nl, the update process for the Lumia 800 includes a number of builds as well as a Nokia update. Reported OS version 7.10.8773 is bumped to 7.10.8779.8, and is then proceeded with the update to 7.10.8783. This then prepares the device for the final update to 7.10. 8858.136. Welcome to almost-Windows Phone 8.

We're yet to get our Windows Phones to register the update, so be sure to let us know if you've received the one in the comments, along with which Windows Phone you're using and carrier (if applicable) you're with.

[Note: This could be a staggered rollout, dependent on carriers and OEMs, so don't get your hopes too high just yet. Microsoft has yet to announce anything official about this occurring, meaning this is still limited to just a few users and phones.]

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Microsoft reportedly starts rolling out Windows Phone 7.8 update

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I'm from India and I officially got an update from the Nokia care store. They called me to notify about the update and now I have an updated lumia 800 in my hand.
From Mumbai

Hey m from Delhi ..plz confirm me today at what time u got d update..and plz chk is it the official wp7.8 update?? R u able to use bluetooth file transfer now? What all new u got?

Is there any way to update an ATT Lumia 900?  
 
Is there any NaviFirm update that will work for us U.S, ATT Lumia 900 owners?
 
I'm using Straight Talk and I know the update system still thinks my phone is ATT.  I'd be willing to wait for the update from ATT, but I'm sure I'll be old and gray before they release it.  

Nothing for my Verizon Trophy but, waiting on the cab...I'm sure very, very soon. I already have the 7.8 rom but, it's the earlier rom, it works perfect but, there are sometimes tile issues (shrinking a large tile wont go back to large).
All the guys over at XDA need to find the path for the 7.8 cab files when someone downloads it, and capture them. Then we all can have it now (unlocked phone at least).... Watch this thread...
 
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1306415
 
This is the offical cab update thread, if it hits, it will show up here first...

Canada, Telus, Lumia 610 and 800 in the family.  No joy yet!  I am still waiting for the latest firmware update for the 610  that was supposed to be released in October.  

WPCentral... You need to stop posting the AT&T branded HTC Titan everytime there is news about WP7.8. The article is clearly about the Lumia 800... you probably should have posted this article with a picture of one of those...

Hello evryone...Nokia India has got the update...it is not available through zune but i have got a call from Nokia care n they said that they have got the update yesterday evening and we can get the update through Nokia Care centers..i will go there tomorrow morning and will update there after...

Good news guys. I have updated my Nokia Lumia 800 with windows 7.8 (1750.0823.8858.12460). Its amazing. Earlier I had lots of problem with applications like Metro, Whatsapp, BBC etc. Now all problems resolved. I tied to update using Navifirm several times. Surpisingly my phone got updated very easily with Nokia Care Suite 5.0 without Navifirm.  I am trying to post the process of update. But I am getting this message Your submission has triggered the spam filter and will not be accepted.

Good news guys. I have updated my Nokia Lumia 800 with windows 7.8 (1750.0823.8858.12460). Its amazing. Earlier I had lots of problem with applications like Metro, Whatsapp, BBC etc. Now all problems resolved. I tied to update using Navifirm several times. Surpisingly my phone got updated very easily with Nokia Care Suite 5.0 without Navifirm.  I am trying to post the process of update. But I am getting this message Your submission has triggered the spam filter and will not be accepted.
Follow these steps
Download & Install Nokia Care Suite 5.0 (You need to have Microsoft Office VC++ redistributor 2005 with service pack 
Open 'product support tool' option in Nokia Care Suite
Connect your phone and you can see your phone model in top left corner. You can see the phone model, number, current software version etc.
Then you can see a GREEN CUBE flashing right bottom. If yellow no update for your model.
Then click on PROGRAMMING, then REFURBISH. You can see your phone software and laterst software to be uploaded here.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE MAKE SURE WHILE INSTALLING NOKIA CARE SUITE, YOU ALLOW FIREWALL. OTHERWISE UPDATE WILL NOT HAPPEN. YOU CAN SEE THE ONLINE STATUS RIGHT BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN IN NOKIA

I use Samsug Omnia W. Its been 15 days since Update is rolled out. When will my device receive. 

Current Version 7.10.8779
Any idea !!!

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