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Windows Phone 7.8 coming to all older devices in a matter of hours?

Another fine day for rumors, and today we have a fairly big one. Chinese tech site WPDang just announced that according to their resources, the Windows Phone 7.8 OS update will be pushed to all older generation devices (Windows Phone 7.5 and older) in every corner of this world at about 18:00 GMT, January 30, 2013. 

Considering you guys could be located anywhere, we'll not convert that into some other time zone. Instead let's just say that if this rumour is indeed true, your old Windows Phone will receive a welcomed update in 5 hours. Not every phone will get the push exactly on time though. Like each update before, Windows Phone 7.8 will roll out in 4 waves, with the whole process concluding in 3 weeks.

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This sounds a bit crazy, since the update is supposed to be covering all older devices, regardless of manufacturer, region or carrier. Microsoft has never done this before. OEM and Carrier delays have been always a pain upon every Windows Phone OS update. Earlier HTC said they may abandon the HD7. But if WPDang gets it right, Microsoft will take up where HTC left and finish the job.

Are you eagerly waiting for this update? Or have you already upgraded the whole thing into a shiny new phone loaded with Windows Phone 8?

Source: WPDang

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Still, my Focus is carrier unlocked and unbranded, and it still takes forever to get updates... The only real solution to get updates fast is to buy it from the actual company that makes it, be that Nokia, Samsung or whichever OEM you're buying from...

soumitro316 says:

i doubt its coming...no official word...only rumours

soumitro316 says:

Yea but it's only been confirmed for the ATT lumia 900...everything else is just rumors

hope the rumor is true

I still use my 510 with the 820. Would love to get this update so that they both can look the same, despite what's running under the hood.

MilicTG says:

O man i hope that update is coming today, my omnia w is feeling very bad storage is always full i keep deleting stuff but it alvays gets full i want to factory reset it and fresh update common microsoft

seffyroff says:

I hope it is today.  My 1 year old Lumia 800 feels older than my 3 year old iPhone 3GS currently, due to the drought of apps and games.

gokkenath says:

Do any of u guys found a way to unlock Omnia w. I m stuck with this locked shit

soumitro316 says:

Even I wanna unlock mine

Omnia W is Focus Flash...

soumitro316 says:

Yea...theres nothing for the focus fash/omnia w...no way to unlock

TechnoTim says:

I sure hope. My wife's 900 looks like it has kids size icons, like when someone has a 30" monitor on 800x600.

soumitro316 says:

Phone connected to PC *check*
Checking for update every few minutes *check*

20 mins approx... hope the cat is out of the bag

gokkenath says:

U got the update dude?? :(

Noker11 says:

HTC on twitter.
 
HTC ‏@htc
At this time, HTC does not have plans to deliver a Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade. If that should change, we'll let you know.

Paper_Link says:

Hoping that my omnia 7 gets updated. It feels like I've been waiting forever for this!

cannon#WP says:

Pardon my cynicality (is that a word?), but what will every one here do when nothing happens at 18:00 GMT? I'm not anticipating ANYTHING from MS. Mango was the only slight exception to the terrible WP7 upgrade story.
 
Good thing MS has stepped up their game with the WP8 upgrades.

Noker11 says:

i will download it from NCS.

RegalWinston says:

I've already made plans to upgrade to a 920 on Friday. We ALL know this 7month wait won't be worth 7.8 .

aubreyq says:

You probably meant "cynicism", but your point is clear. And yes, Mango was the greatest moment Windows Phone has had.

Uppis says:

Eagerly waiting 7.8... Greetings from Finland :) -Titan-

alex6272 says:

And this is probably why-if the rumor is true- MS didn't make a big deal out of it. Everyone would rush to update

Poland. We are waiting....

3 minutes!!!! please don't troll... give genuine updates if you receive the update!!!

akashpats says:

2 minutes to go, i will check it now !! plz, make this happen !!

nothing yet.... its all barren

DamiGo88 says:

no update yet

Iskassasya says:

ITS REAL ITS DOWNLOADING NOW

Iskassasya says:

Lumia 610 Unbranded UK

soumitro316 says:

and i seems we have been trolled again -_-
 

srslykev says:

I'm freakin out!!! Update available! Germany, Lumia 800 Deutsche Telekom
Didn't expect this top happen! Worked without Wifi trick.
 
For now, it just says it changes email syncing and app purchases

Noker11 says:

UPDATE IS HERE!!!!!!!!

Wow we got trolled

RegalWinston says:

Nothing here in the good ol us of a

Doug Blowers says:

at 1:01 east coast time (boston) i got a update for my Lumia 900. updaing in ZUNE as we speak

Style_Ikon says:

Yay!!!! updating my 800 in India...:)

soumitro316 says:

via zune?really?????

Style_Ikon says:

yes.. via zune

Me too... updating my Mozart :)

Ronnet says:

Via Zune? I have a Mozart as well. What country/region are you from?

Noker11 says:

im downloading it in slovakia

me29474 says:

na akom telefone?

ciprigeorgiu says:

downloading in romania. one small update and now the second update is in progress.

doadrian says:

What phone are you using? I have an LG Optimus 7 on Vodafone Ro but no update...

doadrian says:

What phone are you using? I have an LG Optimus 7 on Vodafone RO but no update...

ciprigeorgiu says:

using a HTC Radar. bought from denmark. so no connection with romanian providers.

Uppis says:

Nothing :/

jdebloois says:

Downloading in USA (L900)

JAllen25 says:

Update from NOKIA on an O2 Lumia 800 in the UK. Just says that it fixes an issue with app purchases in some regions and changes default sync times for e-mail

justmoe40 says:

same at Rogers in Canada on the 710.

JAllen25 says:

Second update also coming through:
 
Update for Windows Phone (OS version 7.10.8783.12)
This software update:
- Provides support for phones without physical camera buttons
- Provides other Windows Phone improvements

JAllen25 says:

Third Update:
 
Update for Windows Phone (OS version 7.10.8858.136)
 
This software update:
- Provides a new Start Screen experience with resizable small, medium, and large Live Tiles.
- Expands the number of available accent colours to 20.
- Improves the lock screen experience with accidental wipe protection features and the Bing image of the day wallpaper.
- Expands Windows Phone Marketplace and Xbox Live support to new countries and regions.
- Enhances Chinese font and improves the appearance of Arabic and other languages.
- Provides other Windows Phone quality improvements.

Blade800 says:

dont worry, the third update will be the main update. 

ylucic says:

i hope there is some fix in 7.8 for the lumias 800 that here (in the southern hemisphere) the compass gets the north all wrong by 130° :x ...no matter what app and no matter how much calibrations..its still wrong

jandahmen says:

update in coming in (weesp)
 

afgzee says:

Update available for L900 (UK)

yannickzz says:

19.00, received a nokia update but no sign (yet) of 7.8. I'll keep you up to date after the update is installed.

hugoace says:

Updating my Nokia 900 right now. Winston-Salem, NC USA

wsantosf says:

at&t? need any tricks?

Gergolos says:

AWESOME! Updating my HTC 7 Pro (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) right now!

ps: Germany

Gergolos says:

right now it's the 7.10.8779.8-Update (Tango). So let's see what comes next!

oh my gog, oh my god, oh my god!

Gergolos says:

now the 7.10.8783.12-update is being installed!

Gergolos says:

BAM! The 7.10.8858.136 (7.8!!!!!!!!!!) is being installed yiha!

mcmaui says:

Needs cable trick eventually BUT IT'S THERE !!!!

DamiGo88 says:

Maybe it will deploy at 18:00 (6pm) at your local time
 

hugoace says:

Updating..... North Carolina

RagnarD says:

Installing "NOKIA Update for Windows Phone".  At Step 7 of 10 25%.  The update shows up right at 6pm GST.  Granted, I am Lumia 900 on AT&T so it was the one most likely to have the rumor be true, but, "something" is being updated.  When done, I will see if it is indeed 7.8....
Rags

akashpats says:

hey, you all friends who are busy in enjoying update. plz tell me that is it available for anyone having SAMSUNG?

Nothing here! (Samsung Omnia 7, Portugal)

akashpats says:

me too !! for Samsung Focus Flash in India :(

jazztbone2b says:

I just got it on my Samsung Focus 2, ATT.

Where are you located and how did you do it?
 

zeke009 says:

Nothing on my Samsung Focus 1.3
I don't have a sim card for it anymore as I moved to a 920, but I'm still looking to update it.

Flesners says:

Nothing on my Focus Rev. 1.3 either. Tried the cable trick several times too. :(

Flesners says:

As I saw a person post a message that Focus got an update on Rogers, I gave it a try with registry - changing registry setting from ATT to Rogers helped me get all the updates that AT&T didn't push. Alas, no 7.8. :(

Uppis says:

What about HTC Titan?

Daniel Ferro says:

Downloading update! Lumia 710, Entel Chile
http://i45.tinypic.com/dw9dfn.png

ylucic says:

buenisima...el fono te avisó o cachaste cuando conectaste al mac??

ldp247 says:

Nothing!!!!!! ...... :-(
 

Papaguan says:

No update for my Lumia 900 in California, US. Plugged into my laptop with Zune running and everything. I'm a biiiiiiiiiiit disappointed. :|

afgzee says:

Guys make sure you connect your phone to your computer before checking!

Mr Nicedude says:

Nothing here in the Pacific Northwest...

let me know when yours is updating i live in seattle.

lc437 says:

UK unbranded and unlocked Lumia 800 doesn't have anything yet it seems.

Jakeway says:

Same here.  The last update made us unbranded folks wait longer than people on a contract. 

Jakeway says:

double post. 

allin109 says:

Updating my lumia 800 right now through zune. My network is vodafone UK....at last :)

allin109 says:

AAAHHH. wont even let me install the first update. after a restart it says fail with error code 80180048.

Mahidhar says:

Is it 80080148 ?
I too have that problem and cant find any fix so far.

Already receiving a 2nd update for my LG Optimus 7 unlocked.
Hell yeah Microsoft! THX!
Germany

Iskassasya says:

I JUST UPDATED. IT WAS NOT 7.8

B Eubanks says:

I understand 7.8 update process involves several stages of preparatory updates.

martc13 says:

updating HTC TROPHY UNLOCKED in ecuador via zune! :D

wbadry says:

Has it really installed successfully,
I got it updated but the same firmware remains with update vanished !!

mcmaui says:

So it's NOT 7.8? Can't be too far off thou?

maskofskin says:

Updating Lumia 900 now. US ATT&T.
It ran a Nokia Update, then once it installed it checked for additional updates and is installing 7.8 now. 
 
:) :) :)

Same here.. maybe there'll be multiple updates like before.

wbadry says:

Downloading the update 7.10 (HTC Trophy) Egypt

DamiGo88 says:

Nothing in California Lumia 900 AT&T

Doug Blowers says:

my nokia update is on step 8 of 10. is there a second update after this one?

3rd update guys! This is it! :) It says new start screen, etc.

jdebloois says:

On a second update now. This one is 7.8 (L900 USA)

no update here Tampa, FL Lumia 900 AT&T

B Eubanks says:

Available for my unlocked LG Quantum in Canada (on Telus) via the cable trick.  Not going to update , though until I get home to the desktop to which the phone syncs.  Pretty cool though, since LG has sort of said they're out of the Windows Phone business!

Nothing to do with LG. Thank Microsoft. ;)
 

Kwadie says:

pre 7.8 update cab files are on XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=37384906#post37384906
Note: only update if you know what you are doing :)

dirkatron says:

My Samsung Focus just updated in Canada!! Sweet!! :D

aubreyq says:

Like Keanu Reeves would say "Whoa."

BangarangG says:

Nothing on my L800 orange/EE yet UK

Beth8763 says:

Same here :|

update available htc tropy 
Croatia

McFarky says:

My HTC Titan Original here in Durango, Colorado does not have anything yet.

srslykev says:

Now updating to 7.10.8783
- proivdes support for WP without pjhysical camera button
- provides other WP improvements

mrshamoozoo says:

any htc hd7 owners get the update?

Nothing for me - HD7 on O2 UK. Think the previous msg fro HTC about no further support is indeed true. That's it - I'm jumping ship and getting a Nokia. Way to go HTC!!!

imaginopolis says:

yes mine is just loading it. i'm on o2 in germany

Still nothing in South Africa for my lumia 800 :(

Mic98 says:

Nothing here in Bulgaria

RagnarD says:

The update does confirm it:
 
*Provides a new Start Screen experience with resizable small, medium and large Live tiles.
*Expands the number of avaialble accent colors to 20
Step 7 of 9.....getting close
 

Diogo319 says:

Updating now.
Lumia 610. Vodafone Portugal

court6714 says:

Any for the htc radar!??? In the US???

Updating my 710  via ZUNE! I'm on o2 in the U.K (N.Ireland, Belfast) Stookkeeeeeedd!!

Nothing for HTC Radar in Pakistan yet :(

justmoe40 says:

on second for Rogers canada. hope there is a third!

Finished!
Runnnig WP 7.8 on LG Optimus 7 unlocked. Without cable trick.
Finally! :)

dkvam says:

My Unlocked HTC Titan in Norway is receiving something. Updating as we speak. Checked yesterday then it was no update.

How did you do it?
I own a Titan as well but havn't received the update yet. I don't know if I am doing something wrong...

Switchke says:

cable trick. it worked for me and im happy :p

RagnarD says:

Successful Update.
 
7.8 it is...wow...it defaults to MASSIVE tiles. The gutter is indeed gone. Looks wild.  Best of luck to all others. I know I have hated being on the lagging end of updates (like when I had my DVP)
 
Rags

david126 says:

Nothing yet, lumia 900 Los Angeles CA

soumitro316 says:

got it:):|)..samsung omnia w india.......used the airplane mode trick

dude even i use Omnia W... nothing.. tried the airplane mode trick... but it is taking a very long time to connect to the zune server 1.2Mbps line...

trickym81 says:

I had to do the disconnect trick, but now I'm getting the "NOKIA UPDATE." I'm guessing WP 7.8 comes next?

I'm using an unlocked Rogers Lumia 710 on Fido in Canada.

gokkenath says:

Omnia w India.. Not yet received the update :(

aubreyq says:

WPDang delivered this time for sure!

soumitro316 says:

cnow updating:D:D:D

Hanghuhn says:

Phone says Update available, computer says nooo.
Lumia 800 germany

themopar says:

Has ANYONE on AT&T in the US GOT THIS?? I tried to Zune disconnect trick NO GO.

alex6272 says:

I've tried the same thing, nothing. AT&T better not be behind again...

soumitro316 says:

TRY THE AIRPLANE MODE TRICK PPL

Hanghuhn says:

Phone changed its mind. No update available.

Mike Fait says:

Can someone please summarize or link to the airplane mode trick?

trickym81 says:

WPCentral talks about it here:
wpcentral.com/force-mango-update-early-through-zune-software-and-avoid-frostbite

Yay!! New boot screen :)

Blade800 says:

UPDATE IS AVAILABLE ! Downloading it now on my Nokia Lumia 800 through ZUNE
Country: Slovakia
Non-brand phone

ashram says:

Nothing yet in Vegas.... but Zune takes MUCH longer to check now. Cable trick does nothing...

justmoe40 says:

7.8 on Rogers Canada!

NicUK says:

Nothing for my Lumia 800 on Orange in the UK, despite repeated Zune tricks, anyone else got it on Orange?

Beth8763 says:

Nope,  L800 Orange/EE as well and I have nothing

Skaterbuoy says:

Airplane method works well in the UK on a SIM free L900

Guys is this available for Malaysia yet, please confirm guys pls. I waited to long for this

DamiGo88 says:

my nokia lumia 900 on Nokia Care Suite says that my software  is out of date,and zune is not pushing update

jazztbone2b says:

Samsung Focus 2 updating right now!! Whooo!! Finally!!!

Hanghuhn says:

I guess the servers are having a hard time to keep up. Thats not an update for careless iphone users. Thats for WP and EVERYONE tries it now :-)

soumitro316 says:

basically just click the update button on zune...wait for a few seconds and turn airplane mode on on your device....it worked for me

AndreyBoarao says:

Updating Lumia 800 From Brasil!
Using the OSX "Windows Phone 7 connector)

Still nothing for my Nokia 710 with Rogers Canada... :'(
What is the cable trick???

trickym81 says:

Try this, as per an old WPCentral post:
wpcentral.com/force-mango-update-early-through-zune-software-and-avoid-frostbite

justmoe40 says:

my rogers 710 updated.

miiwp says:

I'm waiting for it ! (in Finland)

anyone in seattle getting the update?  or any 900's that are unlocked getting the update?

HD7, someone got it!?

Nothing for me - HD7 on O2 UK. Think the previous msg fro HTC about no further support is indeed true. That's it - I'm jumping ship and getting a Nokia. Way to go HTC!!!

imaginopolis says:

yes, getting it right now

soumitro316 says:

false alarm ppl:(........the update i got wasnt 7.8

Some people with HTC trophy are saying they could upgrade! I think the HD7 and others should be updated soon ...

ChevyVan79 says:

Got the update in The Netherlands on my Dell Venue Pro now, awesome!

Skaterbuoy says:

Airplane method,
Turn your phone to airplane mode.
Run update in Zune, click on update
Wait three seconds then remove network cable from PC, or if wireless switch it off
Wait another six or so seconds and then replace network cable.
It confuses Zune and I guess does not complete the full validation
Bingo... Update ready to install....
 

soumitro316 says:

however version is now 7.10.8779.8

mcmaui says:

Explaining the cable trick (correct me if i'm wrong):
1. Put phone in airplane mode
2. Connect phone to PC and wait till Zune starts and device is connected.
3. Go to settings -> update
3.5 Tricky part: After about 2-3 seconds (you gotta get a feeling for the timeframe) , disconnect you internetconnection during the update search process.
4. Update should be found, if not, try again
5. If update found, reconnect Internet
6. Start update process

Russ Smith says:

Nothing for Nokia Lumia 800 unlocked and un branded in UK 
 

dkvam says:

Titan users behold!! Receiving 7.8 update now!!! Unlocked version Norway.
Guess HTC doesnt know about their phones getting upgraded????

titus24 says:

The cable trick described by mcmaui definetly works!

First it said NO UPDATE available. But by following mcmaui's instructions it is now updating!!!!! :-)

Nokia Lumia 710 unlocked in Germany.

DaHui623 says:

Any non-Nokia phones on AT&T in the US get this update yet?

xconomicron says:

I bet non-Nokia phones on ATT will be the last to get it...2 months from now.

DaHui623 says:

Probably.  Though the Zune cable trick worked for me when updating to Tango.  I was just wondering before I wasted my time trying again.
 
BTW, Focus S on AT&T.

xconomicron says:

Not sure...lol -you could always try the airplane mode trick which is basically the same as the other trick...but less time consuming. 

I have the ATT Titan.  I would try it but that would require me to lock my phone again...which is a long process.

Skaterbuoy says:

Ok, update in progress for the main 7.8 update.
Are there any further updates to do after?
As I'm doing the cable trick, not sure if I need to do the trick for any Nokia updates that may follow?

mcmaui says:

Im doing the Nokia update right now.
Yes if there are more than one update available you gotta do the cable trick for every update. For Tango update i had to do the cable trick three times.

Just got it here AT&T lumia 900 in tampa fl

Mouthsmasher says:

*Sigh* I'm really lamenting both the facts that I have an HTC Arrive and that I'm on the Sprint network. Can't wait to get a Nokia device with AT&T

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