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Lumia 900 on Windows Phone 7.8
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Nokia begins Windows Phone 7.8 update today and through February for all Lumias

We’ve all been holding our breaths the past few months waiting for older devices running Windows Phone 7.5 to get the modest update to 7.8. Great news for those of you with a Nokia Lumia handset like the 710 or 900 – starting today, the Windows Phone 7.8 update is rolling out to all of you.

It’s been a long time coming, but your Nokia Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800, and 900 have been a little bummed out about missing the double wide Live Tile action newer phones have been getting. Not anymore, you can now look forward to multiple tile sizes, lockscreens, and more theme colors.

When you get the notification on your device to upgrade is of course determined by a few factors, the biggest obstacle of course being the carriers:

“The Windows Phone 7.8 update is now rolling out for Nokia Lumia smartphones through February. Delivery of the update is operator dependent, meaning you will receive a notification in the coming weeks if you have an unlocked phone or if your operator has approved the update. If you don’t receive the update notification within the next three weeks, please contact your operator for more information.”

No word yet for other handsets from OEM’s like HTC or Samsung could it still be a couple hours or something different(although don’t get your hopes up HD7 users)? In the meantime, check our hands on with Windows Phone 7.8 on a Lumia 900 to see what you can expect and look forward to.

Source: Nokia Conversations

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d3v_null says:

Just got the update on my Samsung Omnia 7 as well.
Edit: I'm frm Portugal with an unlocked phone.

akashpats says:

hey, in which region you are ?

beddyburc says:

I am from Turkey. Some of my friends got the update. They are in Istanbul. I am still waiting with a L800. Nothing happened. 

Mic98 says:

I'm also on an Omnia 7. Even the cable trick doesn't work...

d3v_null says:

I just plugged in the phone to the PC a little past 1800 GMT and got the update prompt.
Zune software did a couple updates, after about 5-10 minutes I am running 7.8.

Eirenarch says:

I also got the update yesterday on Omnia W. No tricks or anything just plugged the phone into Zune.

nalinbarola says:

Really?...i didn't get update on my Omnia w yet...m from india

foi através do zune? Eu tb tenho um omnia7 desbloqueado e ainda nao detectou a actualização...

cypripri says:

Any news from UK carriers? I am on Virgin Mobile with a lumia 610... Still waiting.

Bagsy says:

I'm on Virgin Mobile in the UK too. Been updating my unlocked Lumia 900 for the last 45 mins. Hope you get yours soon mate. I did a soft reset on my phone then launched zune on my pc and connected the device, immediately got the notification to update.

East Europe still waiting(Lithuania).

xCort says:

Yeah, no update here

Zombiai says:

Iš įdomumo pabandžiau (http://www.stephenwagner.com/?p=660) ir veikia, Lumia 800 step 7 iš 10 atnaujinimą dabar diegia, pirktas iš omnitel. ;)

Somesurname says:

Latvia hasn't update neither... Microsort, please FIX IT!
 

AhmedShuhaib says:

I am receiving update for my HTC HD7! 

kenduro says:

There's hope for all hd7 users :)

LeiChat says:

HD7 on O2 (but sim unlocked)... "no updates available"... yet

AhmedShuhaib says:

Got the update only after Checking updates in settings

9Rifleman says:

Czech republic, Lumia 800 on T-Mobile,just got it :)

Prodigy11 says:

Guys, give it a little time... it is a global rollout after all, so it might not show up on your device immediately.

rhlamb says:

My L900 still isn't able to get the update. Anybody else having the same issue?

rhlamb says:

I'm on AT&T btw

Neusyn says:

Its coming in waves. Not everybody is going to get it at once. If you can't wait do the disconnect trick.

rhlamb says:

I tried that but it didn't work for me. You're supposed to let it check for a second or two then disconnect and in theory it will say there is an update available right?

dav8o8 says:

Seattle, WA - I'm using an unlocked AT&T Lumia 900 running on T-Mobile.  Mine updated about half hour ago.

hey dave how did ya get it to work im in seattle also and on tmoble an i have not been able to get the update yet.  i even tryed the so called cable trick

Selfie13 says:

Got notification for update a few minutes past 12pm central. Lumia 900/AT&T Tupelo, MS

TheKingsOfMS says:

No love here for Samsung Focus in Picayune, MS

fpostrow says:

yea, no action on our 2 Focii either.

Selfie13 says:

And I now have 7.8 on my 900, may switch out sim from 920 for a while so that I may enjoy my music and podcast through Zune, absolutely hate using Xbox music.

Tomasz S. says:

Can't wait for the cab links to show up on xda forums :)

Gatlyn says:

Any HD7S users get the update yet?

jchapman01 says:

^ -- this!!!!

pedromsouza says:

The rumor is true! I plugged my 710 and it is updating now (3pm, Brazilian Time)!

Sam Sabri says:

Not really a rumor if it came directly from Nokia ;)

Plugged in, Rogers on Lumia 900 here. Wouldn't detect update... Tried a bunch of times, no luck.
Then tried the old "disconnect trick" with Zune, ITS WORKING!!!! Already done 2 updates, hopefully 3rd is 7.8.
First Update (to):
7.10.8779.8

Second Update (to):
7.10.8783.12
Third Update (to):
7.10.8858.136
 
Instructions here: http://www.stephenwagner.com/?p=660 and will be posting details as I progress!

gerbir21 says:

That's awesome news for Rogers users. Thanks for sharing - looking fwd to updating my 900 when I get home

Third Update (to):
7.10.8858.136

Jason94 says:

8858.136 is the final build number??

Not sure yet, on the link I provided a screenshot on my page...
It looks like 8858.136 is infact 7.8, however I'm still performing this upgrade and can't confirm if it is the last update.

pipe7 says:

According to MS update history page, yes, 8858.136 is 7.8. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/basics/update-history
 
Thanks for the tip Stephen, installing first update on my Rogers L900 (unlocked and on SaskTel) using the disconnect trick.  Wasn't available otherwise.

Jason94 says:

i had flashed my lumia 800 with that version through navifirm, that means i dont need to update anymore...it's the final version

No prob!
Glad to hear it's working for ya :)

Instead of 2 seconds I did it at 5 and getting a update now Windows 8 x32 Att Uverse. let you guys know if the Samsung Focus gen 1 get it

helio2k says:

Great Thanks for the tip, now Zune is doing it's magic can't wait to see the final transformation.
Cheers.

KjBleau says:

L900 updating now, fingers crossed - New York
Updated with Zune - 33 Mins from Start to finish
 

kinaton says:

Did it wipe phone or did apps etc remain

DiegoMoBa says:

Would the Zune unplugging trick work?

alex6272 says:

It's possible. The results may vary depending on device and carrier.

It's working, I posted a comment above! Added a link for instructions for those who aren't firmiliar!

Kedar Vaidya says:

Just got it on my Sansung Omnia W :)

timgabrhel says:

What carrier?

Kedar Vaidya says:

I m from India. It is carrier unlocked.

akashpats says:

which operator, plz tell me, I'm from India too. and did you used any Nokia USB cable for it...??

Kedar Vaidya says:

Operator is Idea Cellular. I used original Samsung cable that came with handset.

nalinbarola says:

Omg...me too from India...no update yet....did u get notification?

Bouygues Telecom, France, my Lumia 800 is getting updated.

Dante X says:

From Mexico
 
The zune unplug trick... still works???

GearDoGi says:

What's this trick about?Can you give more informations please?

williewillus says:

Its an old trick people used to upgrade from 7.1 to 7.5.....google Zune mango update trick

themopar says:

I can't get my Lumia 900 (AT&T) to work using the Zune trick... :(

Try 5 seconds instead of two and make sure your phone is in airplane mode

venom5150 says:

Both my 900 on ATT got update using trick.

fpostrow says:

What is your OS version after the update? I was only able to get the Nokia update... 7.10 (8783)

venom5150 says:

Fpostrow, you have to do the cable trick 2 times. 2nd time give 7.8

CJ Thunder says:

Works on mine, Socal AT&T 900.

cannon#WP says:

I'll eat my hat on this one. Turns out it was true. The cabs are up at XDA so I'll be updating as soon as I get out of my meeting.

maghedo says:

My Nokia 900 is getting the update right now.

I have a lumia 900 also, and I can't update mine yet. How are you updating yours?

Solidstate89 says:

Damn, and I'm still waiting for my Portico update

trickym81 says:

My phone is updating (Rogers 710 unlocked & on Fido) after I did the disconnect trick.
It's going REALLY SLOWLY though.

Abhay6547 says:

hey i also have a lumia 710 (from Wind though), how long did you wait until u disconnected ur internet? 2 secs or 5? btw did u finish the update?

trickym81 says:

Now it's finished and working fine. I didn't wait very long before disconnecting at all. Maybe a second.

no update yet. i have lumia 800 RM-801 VAR IT CV GWHITE 

updating my telus lg optimus 7 as we speak
(in canada btw)

pedenske says:

same here!
 

What province? Im on Telus in Ontario with a Lumia 800 but nothing yet...at least on my phone.

blackprince says:

still waiting L800 TELUS

jdowsett says:

Did you have to use the cable trick - or it just popped up for you?    I notice they have updated the Nokia 800 support page on the Telus sight but not the LG7 one.

Majkl says:

My HTC Mozart is updating (I am the lucky one) in Czech Republic. Yes, I don´t need new phone for a while :D

m1racoli says:

Well that give's me hope for my HTC 7 Pro (HTC Arrive) ;-)

Pelatz says:

Meanwhile in South Texas, I've tried the Zune trick (waited 2,3,4,5secs, & immediately) about 20 times with no success, but I have the HTC Arrive on "Spit" on my face, so no surprise there.

xCort says:

how about those, who updated with navifirm to 7.8, did someone of you got the official update?
 

anabranch says:

Am using it now on my Lumia 900 on Rogers. It is super nice to be able to resize the tiles.

Sam Sabri says:

Before you resize tiles you don't think it's a big deal...but then you start doing it and the device is completely different.

fpostrow says:

I'm surprised at what a difference it makes...

Bnlf says:

Htc Titan(Ultimate) Updated to 7.8! \o/ 
Brazil - Vivo

Estrelo says:

Unlocked HTC Titan in Portugal. Received 3 updates, 3rd is the new start screen!
Here's hoping they patched the wifi to stay on on standby...

Arlys Souza says:

Sério cara? Eu tava achando que não ia ser atualizado, é verdade MESMO???
Meu Ultimate também é brasileiro e da Vivo...

Grampz01 says:

Lumia 800 anyone? Still nothing

i have 800, still nothing...

justsheaf says:

did the zune unplug trick for lumia 800 us unlocked att.  it worked.. had to do a few updates before it..

Payam ACE says:

I got it. Unlocked lumia 800, Finland

JPDVM2014 says:

I can't wait to get home from work!!

Xenik says:

Hd7 on wp7.8

what carrier? what country??

xiontechinfo says:

Got on my omnia w as well :D

williewillus says:

No notification on AT&T in Austin, Texas

md_minhaj says:

No update for omnia w in India :[

rodneyej says:

This was all planned from the beginning.. Now we know why they waited.. Because they are trying to smother the BB10 news. Lol!! Well played Microkia!

update available on phone, when i connect, no update!

Scatty69 says:

im on my job & cant check for update

im gonna cry now

trickym81 says:

7.8 is installing now on my Rogers 710 on Fido in Canada. The cable trick was required for each of the three updates.

jeremy.head says:

L800 Vodafone UK
 
I had the first update went through fine. Not getting the next update.
Using Windows Phone on OS X

AlmondAdam says:

Same thing here. 800 on Vodafone UK. One update...then nothing. No changes though... Rather odd

j_the_geek says:

Also using a L800 with Vodafone UK. Got the first update, then nothing :(
Tried using the disconnect trick, but had no luck trying after about 2 hours.

doraemon_918 says:

ATT Lumia 900 is updating with Zune disconnecting trick ^_^

robnewton says:

Updating my girlfriends lumia 800 now. Unlocked UK. Had to use the old disconnection trick.

Tomasz S. says:

Does the Zune disconnection trick work on Windows 8? I'm not sure since Zune in Windows 8 can't share the PC's internet connection with the phone, wireless sync is broken and other stuff.

ceedog99 says:

Been checking for update for past few hours with no luck, finally tried disconnection trick for about 5 minutes and it is updating now... Windows 8 Ent x64, L900 at&t MA

fpostrow says:

Why yes it does. Just did it myself. Put the phone in airplane mode, check for updates and pull the plug 3 seconds in. After it says you have updates, replug/reconnect and install.

korg250 says:

"Windows 8 can't share the PC's internet connection with the phone, wireless sync is broken and other stuff."
That's not true.

BangarangG says:

only got the nokia update atm still waiting for 7.8

fpostrow says:

That's what I got as well. Nokia update which leaves me with 7.10 (8783)

fpostrow says:

trying again did the trick.

ceejayr says:

Lumia 900 no carrier/factory unlocked unit - update ready - Philippines 
http://i.imgur.com/TUIgZTC.jpg
 

Dante X says:

HELL YES!!! THE ZUNE UNPLUG TRICK WORKS!!
 
Updating Lumia 800 - Telcel México!!!!

DiegoMoBa says:

Great, can't wait to get home for the update

Neusyn says:

Ok so what devices on what carriers r getting it?

gcdc_lumia says:

amyone from phils here? will SMART comm. roll out the 7.8 update? :-/

Kimi Seb says:

im from philippines, but still no update, keep connecting my phone on zune the whole day, but nothing happens.

isanshade says:

I already updated mine! Do the unplug thing, it really works! I'm from cavite. Wait for 7 seconds before unplugging. 

rocky 710 says:

Unpluging and reconnect has worked, Update completed
Thanks Nokia
This is good but I like my friend's Lumia 920 will upgrade soon after the mwc'13 waiting if there is much better flagship phone than L920!!

ppawlowski says:

Updating my Nokia Lumia 800 thanks to the cable trick. :-)

nutnithin says:

just got an update for my dvp :D now that is surprising!!!!!!!!!!!
7.10.8779.8..which update is this? says improvements to app purchases in certain areas and cahnged default email sync times....anyone any idea on this one???? i am sure its not the 7.8 update...

That would be the Tango update or officially known as Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh.

nutnithin says:

yup got three updates uptil 7.8 :D...thanks though..

AmilM says:

Lumia 900. No update. Baku.

xekrax says:

Still not, can't wait for update...:D
 

I am with Three UK, and got the update on my Lumia 900 using the Zune disconnect trick.

yosagojimbo says:

I've done the disconnect trick, and my wifes L800 (o2 UK) is now on it's 3rd update (the 7.8 update as it did two other updates previously)

blessthejon says:

Just like Microsoft said, ALL Windows Phone 7.xs will get 7.8.

not all, i think my htc surround will not receive the update

shamelin73 says:

What's the so called cable trick?

Cleavitt76 says:

http://www.stephenwagner.com/?p=660
 
It's working on my Lumia 900 locked ATT, but I had to repeat step 4 and 5 several times before it worked.  The timing seems to be variable and requires some luck.

bolinbroke says:

My L800 is currently updating to 7.8 - Philippines

Kimi Seb says:

still nothing on my nokia lumia 710, im from philippines too.. tell me how did you do it??

Rynz08 says:

I have lumia 800, globe locked. your lumia 800, is it unlocked??

RyanR47 says:

Will skype run in background in WP 7.8?

Coler7 says:

Can't wait to get home and test cable trick. Champaign, Illinois.

sentimentGX4 says:

What exactly is the Zune unplugging trick? When do I unplug my device?

Received the update notice on my Lumia 900 (AT&T). Plugged into my computer and Zune is updating. Lansing, Michigan.

Got the update on L710 India

cheesemoo says:

Got the update L900 USA AT&T.
I feel like I just got a 920.  ;)  
 
Well sorta.

fpostrow says:

what does it say in settings, about, more info, OS version?

cheesemoo says:

7.10.8858.136
No trick, it just ran all updates. In Louisiana.

Bagsy says:

I'm now in posession of a Nokia Lumia 900 Brick!
Lost connection with your device please try again. Problem is it's stuck on the black (connect the phone to the computer) screen.
Any ideas anyone?
 
 
false alarm. all good now

Hi guys M from India n i have just received the 7.8 Upgrade on my Samsung Omnia W phone... 

im from india too , west bengal..i cant seem to get the update for my omnia w :(
 

nalinbarola says:

Hey really? Did u get notification or tried some trick...i contacted Samsung n they told it will b available after one month

Mr osi says:

UK Orange / EE user here just did the update trick, switched internet after 4 secs and have received an update. Will let you know if it's the correct one.

DirtyN4th says:

No update here, what you using? I'm L900

Mr osi says:

L800 first update fixed some bugs? Had to use the disconnection trick again and currently downloading second update.

Mr osi says:

third update downloading using disconnection trick looks like the tile update!! whoooo.

Mr osi says:

Third update provides new tile scheme :-)

My Htc Radar c110e (Philippines) now updating too!
 

Kimi Seb says:

available in the philippines? but still nothing on my nokia lumia 710. paano mo nagawa yan bro?

trickym81 says:

I know it's just a new Start Screen, but I love it. It's working so well and the different tile sizes really do change the whole device.

Nico Dekker says:

It seems to be a big bang rollout. According to a Polish http://windows-phone.pl/aktualizacja-windows-phone-7-8-zune/ website the 7.8 is available for all devices.
HTC:
    Titan
    Radar
    Mozart
    Trophy

LG:
    E900

Nokia
    Lumia 610 & Lumia 610 NFC
    Lumia 710
    Lumia 800
    Lumia 900

Samsung:
    Omnia W
    Omnia 7
So even the LG E900 is getting this update.

DontHate707 says:

no arrriveeee?!!!

alex6272 says:

And the Surround!

DontHate707 says:

what about the arrive??!!

Pelatz says:

Meanwhile in South Texas, I've tried the Zune trick about 20 times (waited 2secs, 4secs, 5secs, immediately) with no success, but I have the HTC Arrive on "Spit" on my face, so no surprise there.

nutnithin says:

you missed out the dvp...i just got the update..:)

No Focus, Focus 2, or Flash

still no update on lumia 800/CV IT

Sandi Gus says:

Got the update notify on 3 Sweden, Nokia Lumia 800!
I have Mac and it really sux because if the battery is lower than 30% even if I charge it..
F*ck OS X, im going Windows next time!

Sandi Gus says:

After exact 1 year after I bought it! Still love it like the first day!

Saed Shawwa says:

any news about T-Mobile USA? done the cable trick and airplaine mode trick many many times , says softwate up2date.
 

xchaser says:

Yea Same Here.

gainandpain5 says:

Guys I updated my lumia 800 to wp 7.8 unofficialy. At first my carrier was o2 but now its Norway SD variantid. Can someone tell me how to return to normal and get the official update?

i think you have to factory reset your phone? not really sure if rom resets back to factory.

TechManiac says:

you have to reinstall your old tango rom and check for the update

isanshade says:

Success on my L610 using the cable technique!^^ first was a reinstallation of mango update, then the much awaited 7.8 update. I did the technique several times until i finally got the updates. I waited 7seconds before pulling the plug. I'm from the PHILIPPINES. thanks for those who shared and thanks Microsoft!

Digital#WP says:

AT&T Lumia 900. I just check and said phone is up to date. So I used the Zune trick and it worked!
 
First update is for some camera and other Windows Phone improvemnets according to update description. (7.10.8783.12)
 
Second update is the actual Windows Phone 7.8 Update. You need to repeat the Zune trick for this update again. (7.10.8858.136)
 
Here is instruction to follow:
 
1- Turn off cellular data, and Wifi on your Lumia 900.
2- Connect to Zune, check for updates. It won’t detect one.
3- Change to a different tab other than update in the settings.
4- Disconnect phone, then reconnect it.
5- Now, get ready. You will need to hit the “Update” button and unplug the network cable from your computer exactly 2 seconds (or for some 5 seconds) after hitting this button. It will present an update is available!
6- Reconnect internet, then hit Update!
7- Now update!
 
Enjoy your Windows Phone 7.8 device.
 
Thanks Microsoft! :)
 

xekrax says:

Really disconnecting magic work IN LITHUANIA TOO. LUMIA 800. HELL YEAH

jm02466 says:

I was dissapointed that the update wasn't available when I tried it originally, but I found your post and the process worked beautifully.  7.8 on Lumia 900 ATT.
Thanks!

ej1024 says:

Yes sir yes sir

Got the 7.8 update on my Quantum :3 (had to use cab sender method, though)

MilicTG says:

Updating my omnia w on HR VIP vodafone, it works with cable trick

Sam Not Spam says:

Looking forward to the update! I have to say that I really do love my Lumia 900, and while nice, I haven't really been tempted by the 920. Granted, I know my personal usage pretty well, so the real perks of the 920 aren't major factors for me. Maybe when they get Lumia with their oversampling/Pureview tech in it? I'd actually be quite thrilled if they worked a deal out with Lytro, but will readily admit I don't know if the tech is practical for smartphones (yet) or not.

Residing says:

Agree with you, Sam!  Precisely why I purchased a new Lumia 900 last November.  Hopefully by the time the new Lumias hit the shelves in November 2013, I will be enticed enough to purchase a new device.
 
I'm a little reticent about this update, but I'm reticent about all updates!  I just like to wait a while and read the feedback.

Lumia 710 don't have 7.8 update

Limpopo says:

Updating right now HD7. Unlocked phone in Lithuania :)

blessthejon says:

Do I wait for the notification or do I just plug in my phone to Zune?

darionek says:

the old trick works - nokia 710 - poland/t-mobile

navidee says:

My mother in law updated her 900. Att Chicago area. Nix that...i misunderstood her lol

ctleng76 says:

THis is the ultimate "Nokia Exclusive" burn!  Those of us without Nokia's just keep getting slapped over and over again.

Sam Not Spam says:

Honestly? Maybe its due to Nokia's position with Microsoft, but honestly they've been doing the most with Windows Phone because they've got the most to lose (especially compared to Samsung). They've got practically "all in" with Windows Phone, the fact their WP 7.x phones can't update to WP8 soured people, etc., means they really do have to go the extra mile.
They have to keep older owners happy. They have to show potential owners that they'll take care of them, and take care of them better than "the other guys." I'm 90% sure that Samsung could do the same thing if they really wanted to, and I'm 90% sure they're not interested in doing so. They'd much rather you go onto their new Ativ devices (which is understandable).

Sanchit22 says:

I just got the update on my unlocked HTC Radar...so....

mazami says:

could tell me someone who updated via Zune how fast is it? Because I updated via NaviFirm and when I tap on some smallest tile, system is not fast enough like on WP 7.5 :(

navidee says:

I flashed my focus a few months ago and its definitely slower than 7.5. Not sure if official update is as slow, but all bets are on yes.

mazami says:

thanks for you reply :)

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