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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

389 Comments
  • Just got the update on my Samsung Omnia 7 as well.
    Edit: I'm frm Portugal with an unlocked phone.
  • hey, in which region you are ?
  • I am from Turkey. Some of my friends got the update. They are in Istanbul. I am still waiting with a L800. Nothing happened. 
  • I'm also on an Omnia 7. Even the cable trick doesn't work...
  • 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.
  • I also got the update yesterday on Omnia W. No tricks or anything just plugged the phone into Zune.
  • 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...
  • Video from Nokia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u14y6MpLEYU
  • Any news from UK carriers? I am on Virgin Mobile with a lumia 610... Still waiting.
  • 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).
  • Yeah, no update here
  • As ir :)
  • Iš įdomumo pabandžiau (http://www.stephenwagner.com/?p=660) ir veikia, Lumia 800 step 7 iš 10 atnaujinimą dabar diegia, pirktas iš omnitel. ;)
  • Latvia hasn't update neither... Microsort, please FIX IT!
     
  • I am receiving update for my HTC HD7! 
  • What carrier, what country??
  • Unlocked. Saudi Arabia https://twitter.com/AhmedShuhaib/status/296692183032025088/photo/1/large
  • There's hope for all hd7 users :)
  • HD7 on O2 (but sim unlocked)... "no updates available"... yet
  • Got the update only after Checking updates in settings
  • Czech republic, Lumia 800 on T-Mobile,just got it :)
  • Guys, give it a little time... it is a global rollout after all, so it might not show up on your device immediately.
  • My L900 still isn't able to get the update. Anybody else having the same issue?
  • I'm on AT&T btw
  • Its coming in waves. Not everybody is going to get it at once. If you can't wait do the disconnect trick.
  • 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?
  • 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
  • Me too!
  • Got notification for update a few minutes past 12pm central. Lumia 900/AT&T Tupelo, MS
  • No love here for Samsung Focus in Picayune, MS
  • yea, no action on our 2 Focii either.
  • 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.
  • Can't wait for the cab links to show up on xda forums :)
  • Any HD7S users get the update yet?
  • ^ -- this!!!!
  • The rumor is true! I plugged my 710 and it is updating now (3pm, Brazilian Time)!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Great Thanks for the tip, now Zune is doing it's magic can't wait to see the final transformation.
    Cheers.
  • L900 updating now, fingers crossed - New York
    Updated with Zune - 33 Mins from Start to finish
     
  • Did it wipe phone or did apps etc remain
  • Would the Zune unplugging trick work?
  • 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!
  • Just got it on my Sansung Omnia W :)
  • What carrier?
  • I m from India. It is carrier unlocked.
  • which operator, plz tell me, I'm from India too. and did you used any Nokia USB cable for it...??
  • Operator is Idea Cellular. I used original Samsung cable that came with handset.
  • Omg...me too from India...no update yet....did u get notification?
  • Bouygues Telecom, France, my Lumia 800 is getting updated.
  • From Mexico
     
    The zune unplug trick... still works???
  • What's this trick about?Can you give more informations please?
  • Its an old trick people used to upgrade from 7.1 to 7.5.....google Zune mango update trick
  • Bing* :p
  • 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
  • Both my 900 on ATT got update using trick.
  • What is your OS version after the update? I was only able to get the Nokia update... 7.10 (8783)
  • Fpostrow, you have to do the cable trick 2 times. 2nd time give 7.8
  • Works on mine, Socal AT&T 900.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Damn, and I'm still waiting for my Portico update
  • My phone is updating (Rogers 710 unlocked & on Fido) after I did the disconnect trick.
    It's going REALLY SLOWLY though.
  • 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?
  • 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)
  • same here!
     
  • What province? Im on Telus in Ontario with a Lumia 800 but nothing yet...at least on my phone.
  • still waiting L800 TELUS
  • 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.
  • My HTC Mozart is updating (I am the lucky one) in Czech Republic. Yes, I don´t need new phone for a while :D
  • Well that give's me hope for my HTC 7 Pro (HTC Arrive) ;-)
  • 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.
  • how about those, who updated with navifirm to 7.8, did someone of you got the official update?
     
  • Am using it now on my Lumia 900 on Rogers. It is super nice to be able to resize the tiles.
  • 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.
  • I'm surprised at what a difference it makes...
  • Htc Titan(Ultimate) Updated to 7.8! \o/ 
    Brazil - Vivo
  • 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...
  • Sério cara? Eu tava achando que não ia ser atualizado, é verdade MESMO???
    Meu Ultimate também é brasileiro e da Vivo...
  • Lumia 800 anyone? Still nothing
  • i have 800, still nothing...
  • did the zune unplug trick for lumia 800 us unlocked att.  it worked.. had to do a few updates before it..
  • I got it. Unlocked lumia 800, Finland
  • I can't wait to get home from work!!
  • Hd7 on wp7.8
  • what carrier? what country??
  • Got on my omnia w as well :D
  • No notification on AT&T in Austin, Texas
  • No update for omnia w in India :[
  • 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!
  • im on my job & cant check for update im gonna cry now
  • 7.8 is installing now on my Rogers 710 on Fido in Canada. The cable trick was required for each of the three updates.
  • L800 Vodafone UK
     
    I had the first update went through fine. Not getting the next update.
    Using Windows Phone on OS X
  • Same thing here. 800 on Vodafone UK. One update...then nothing. No changes though... Rather odd
  • 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.
  • ATT Lumia 900 is updating with Zune disconnecting trick ^_^
  • Updating my girlfriends lumia 800 now. Unlocked UK. Had to use the old disconnection trick.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • "Windows 8 can't share the PC's internet connection with the phone, wireless sync is broken and other stuff."
    That's not true.
  • only got the nokia update atm still waiting for 7.8
  • That's what I got as well. Nokia update which leaves me with 7.10 (8783)
  • trying again did the trick.
  • Lumia 900 no carrier/factory unlocked unit - update ready - Philippines 
    http://i.imgur.com/TUIgZTC.jpg
     
  • HELL YES!!! THE ZUNE UNPLUG TRICK WORKS!!
     
    Updating Lumia 800 - Telcel México!!!!
  • Great, can't wait to get home for the update
  • Ok so what devices on what carriers r getting it?
  • amyone from phils here? will SMART comm. roll out the 7.8 update? :-/
  • im from philippines, but still no update, keep connecting my phone on zune the whole day, but nothing happens.
  • I already updated mine! Do the unplug thing, it really works! I'm from cavite. Wait for 7 seconds before unplugging. 
  • 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!!
  • Updating my Nokia Lumia 800 thanks to the cable trick. :-)
  • 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.
  • yup got three updates uptil 7.8 :D...thanks though..
  • Lumia 900. No update. Baku.
  • Still not, can't wait for update...:D
     
  • UK gets in Feb sometime 
    http://www.nokia.com/gb-en/products/windows-phone-7-8-update/
  • I am with Three UK, and got the update on my Lumia 900 using the Zune disconnect trick.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • What's the so called cable trick?
  • 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.
  • My L800 is currently updating to 7.8 - Philippines
  • still nothing on my nokia lumia 710, im from philippines too.. tell me how did you do it??
  • I have lumia 800, globe locked. your lumia 800, is it unlocked??
  • Will skype run in background in WP 7.8?
  • Can't wait to get home and test cable trick. Champaign, Illinois.
  • 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
  • Got the update L900 USA AT&T.
    I feel like I just got a 920.  ;)  
     
    Well sorta.
  • what does it say in settings, about, more info, OS version?
  • 7.10.8858.136
    No trick, it just ran all updates. In Louisiana.
  • 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 :(
     
  • Hey really? Did u get notification or tried some trick...i contacted Samsung n they told it will b available after one month
  • 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.
  • No update here, what you using? I'm L900
  • L800 first update fixed some bugs? Had to use the disconnection trick again and currently downloading second update.
  • third update downloading using disconnection trick looks like the tile update!! whoooo.
  • Third update provides new tile scheme :-)
  • My Htc Radar c110e (Philippines) now updating too!
     
  • available in the philippines? but still nothing on my nokia lumia 710. paano mo nagawa yan bro?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • no arrriveeee?!!!
  • And the Surround!
  • what about the arrive??!!
  • 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.
  • you missed out the dvp...i just got the update..:)
  • No Focus, Focus 2, or Flash
  • still no update on lumia 800/CV IT
  • 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!
  • After exact 1 year after I bought it! Still love it like the first day!
  • any news about T-Mobile USA? done the cable trick and airplaine mode trick many many times , says softwate up2date.
     
  • Yea Same Here.
  • 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.
  • you have to reinstall your old tango rom and check for the update
  • 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!
  • 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! :)
     
  • Really disconnecting magic work IN LITHUANIA TOO. LUMIA 800. HELL YEAH
  • 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!
  • Yes sir yes sir
  • Got the 7.8 update on my Quantum :3 (had to use cab sender method, though)
  • Updating my omnia w on HR VIP vodafone, it works with cable trick
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Updating right now HD7. Unlocked phone in Lithuania :)
  • Do I wait for the notification or do I just plug in my phone to Zune?
  • the old trick works - nokia 710 - poland/t-mobile
  • My mother in law updated her 900. Att Chicago area. Nix that...i misunderstood her lol
  • THis is the ultimate "Nokia Exclusive" burn!  Those of us without Nokia's just keep getting slapped over and over again.
  • 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).
  • I just got the update on my unlocked HTC Radar...so....
  • 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 :(
  • 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.
  • thanks for you reply :)
  • Updated to 7.8, lumia 710, India. Didn't prompt for an update. Had to connect to Zune and there it was waiting for me.
  • Woohoo! Got the update on my Lumia 710 using the disconnect trick!
  • just updateing now thanks to CABLE TRICK.Lumia 900,UK, Vodafone. love you NOKIA.
  • UK gets update in feb but a cost of the EU volume restriction and makes audio lower in headphones i have to set it at 30/30 and still lower than 7.5 !!!!
  • Had to do the disconnect trick, but just pulled the update on AT&T Nokie L900.
  • Someone can download Ringtone Maker and Cinemagraph from nokia collection ?
    I have Lumia 900 windows 7.8 ,OS 7.10.8858.136 and i dont see in nokia collection this programs.
  • Lumia 900 windows 7.8 ,OS 7.10.8858.136 on ATT.  Neither shows up.
  • Thx for the reply.
  • Unlocked Nokia Lumia 800 in Colombia, plugged my phone and now i'm running WinPhone7.8, the different size tiles do make a big difference on the whole look of the start screen
  • the unplug trick worked  I am dl the update now.  Chicago IL and on AT&T
  • O koks tinklas?
  • Yiiihaaa! Got the update for my unbranded L900 first and it is awsome. Just pulled the cabletrick on my old HD7, and it worked..:) So, soon 2x 7.8 devices here! (sweden)
  • anyone with an arrive get the update?
  • My HTC Titan, is being updated as I type this. I'll be checking the Radar, and Mozart the rest of my family has soon.
  • Radar too updating.
  • l900 ATT used zune trick twice to get both updates.
  • how and where does it save the back up  I would like to take the backup home to my home computer as I am doing this update at work would like to save the backup for the resore option.
  • depends on the OS, on Windows 8 it goes in "C:\Users\PROFILENAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Phone Update", the folder name is a GUID.  Happy hunting.
  • Anyone has any luck updating their lumia 710 on T-mobile USA? 
    i tried the cable trick many times and still no luck. 
  • Could help to Nokia Lumia owners - http://www.nokia.com/global/support/software-update/lumia-software-update/ btw., the disconnect trick works well here - updating Lumia 800, Orange, Slovakia.
  • Anyone with the 710 on T-Mobile US get the update? Nothing for me and I tried the cable trick several times to no luck.
  • ...just updated my samsung omnia w to windows phone 7.8.
    did the zune unplug trick 3-4 times and so found 3 updates to .8858
  • I can't wait omg
  • Wondering why I can't get this to work im stuck at step 5 unplugging the cable it just stops the updating search
  • Nothing on 3uk Nokia cv uk, saying that didn't get any notification about previous update.
  • Wont be until feb sometime and with a lower volume !!!   The extra  apps like bluetooth share will be available also then in nokia collection.  I had my 7.8 for 4 weeks in unlocked 800 and it is great !
  • Did you loose your data such as SMS.
  • Got it here in Sweden on 3Sweden so it will come very soon since our operators are the same, just another country ;)
  • Lumia 900 att in Iowa. Update notice came right before I could plug into the computer to check for update with Zune. Love the little tiles so far. Not many of my apps can make a big tile. Also, I like the new colors, gonna use this pale purple color for a while.
  • Hah HTC won't get this update at all
  • They ARE getting it now.  Even the LG E900, which LG said they have dropped support for is getting it.  I'll be updating a family members E900 right after my Lumia.
  • Let me guess Nokia fan? In case you've not read the comments. Other devices other than Nokia are getting the update.
  • Ok Got It.. FINALLY!!  Now what are the FINAL VERISON numbers of everything to ensure all of the updates took?
  • Windows Phone 7.8 is 7.10.8858.136
  • Im from Portugal stills nothing...
    whats the freaking trick ?
  • I have a Lumia 900(AT&T). I didn't get the update today so I decided to do the disconnect trick. After about 30 mins it finally worked, so if you are doing this method just hang in there. 
  • What city/ state are you in?
  • Call me a noob, but WTF is the disconnect trick? This is the first updating problem I've had with my lumia
  • It's the NoDo trick to force Zune to display the update (Link: http://www.wpcentral.com/easy-hack-forces-nodo-update).
  • HTC Radar update! ok with internet cable trick ;)
  • Will the unplug trick work for my HTC radar c110e
  • Hi it should Just did for me on unlocked HTC radar c110e from Europe on T-mobile USA. 
  • HI I tried it many times and it just wont work
     
    im from england on tesco mobile but unlocked 
     
  • Hi, i just made this update, but i can't download Bluetooth share or ringtone maker, say that i must updtae or is not avaliable in my region
  • It seems to get Ringtone maker and Bt to work you need: Fireware: 1750.0823.8858.12460
    But it doesnt seem as if yo can force thus update as once Zune see you're on 7.10.8858.136 it doesnt look for more updates.
    What can be done about this?  :(
     
     
  • My Lumia 800 updated to 7.8 using the WP mac app - tried the cable trick a few times but not sure if that had an effect since the update notifier came later. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  
  • Got mine updated. I'm in PJ. First thing woke up in morning already have the update alert. Now my 800 hav a new screen, woohoo!
  • Don't forget after finding the new update to reconnect the cable!
  • Was able to get the update using the disconnect trick on my Telus RM-819 (Lumia 800)
  • actually mine only did two updates.... first one said phone enhancments and the second one is the 7.8  is there one after that?
  • The Phone store app now works in Windows 8
  • for me it doesn't.
  • Got it! Lumia 900 with Rogers
    7.10.8858.136
  • Finally after using the cable trick 10 times I got the update.
    I waited 6-8 seconds to turn the connection off and it worked
    Portugal | TMN :)
  • Shout out lumia owners in Canada specifically users under the wing of Rogers although your phone may say no update available proceed to your Zune on your desktop and your update will be available. Proud owner of 7.8 lumia 900 :-D
  • Finally after using the cable trick 10 times I got the update.
    I waited 6-8 seconds to turn the connection off and it worked
    Portugal | TMN :)
     
    Nokia Lumia 800
  • no Words on Lumia's T-Mobile USA?
  • Confirming I got the update on my unlocked HD7. I had to do 3 updates using the cable trick, but it worked.
  • Same thing with my HD7. Time to buy a new ethernet cable... Must have yanked it 100 times to get it to work three times!
    But now updated to 7.10.8858.136.
  • HTC Radar C110e updated to 8779.8 . using the cable trick on T-Mobile USA. Doing it again to hopefully receive the rest of the updates. Lets see! Fingers crossed guys :D
  • will this work for mine im unlocked and on tesco mobile
     
  • Updating as I type. Using and unlocked Lumia 800 in Miami Florida on At&T network.
  • Hello
    Any news from Italy lumia 800?
  • i have italia lumia 800, there is no update.
  • Well, just done the cable trick on my Lumia 800 in Italy (vodafone brand phone, carrier Three (tre)). Had to do it three times. Now I'm on 7.8 :)
  • 2nd Upate to 7.10.8783.12 . 
    Happening right now
  • Man the cable trick isn't working for me, tried it a million times. Lumia 900 AT&T Maryland.
  • "Forget" the device in Zune, uninstall Zune and then reinstall Zune, follow the Zune instructions. It should now automaticly find the update before the setup has complete. 
  • I did...aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand it was aaaaaaaaaaaaa..............NO GO!!!! Still no update :( DANG IT!!! LOL
  • i have italia lumia 800, there is no update.
  • Just updated!  
    Lumia 900 in Canada on Rogers
  • same here!
  • Got the update (unlocked, UK) just completing the install. 
  • For people not getting the update, keep connecting and disconnecting the phone to your computer, took me about 15 goes before i managed to get the update. 
  • 7.10.8858.136 Just kicked in on HTC radar C110e! 7.8 for the WIN!! :D
  • The trick has just worked on a mozart on Orange UK, just doing what i hope will be the first (8779.8) of 3 updates, will post further progess here :-)
  • After to updates with trick, I haven't got WP 7.8 anyone? got third update?
  • Had to do the cable trick for all three updates individually on the HD7. Time before pulling cable succesfully varied between 3 and 5seconds aprox.
  • on l900 on tmo anyone else have the l900 and get the update yet becasue i have not. :(
  • Lumia 800, Vodafone PT, cable trick works :)
  • could you please let me know what trick?
  • Is anyones update stuck on Step 6 for a long time?
  • be patient ...
  • will do. but there is a picture on my phone basicly saying "connect your phone to your pc" no wires have disconnected 
  • Got all three updates using cable trick.  Orange UK L800
  • Does the cable trick works with Mac??
  • I haven been on the update process a while it seems to be stuck on update in progress determining the space required for update Left for supper and choir practice process had stopped when I cam back to the office pulled the plug and restarted the process went through easily and did the update in about 12 minutes reatarted and the new screen cam up with different sized tiles pretty cool.
  • So far automatically updated a Lumia 710, cable-tricked an Omnia 7 and busy with 2nd update on an HTC Titan, btw also cable-tricked. Looking good so far. Wondering how big the tiles will be after the upgrade.
  • the tiles will be the same size as WP7.5 (medium size) but it'll take up more room on screen like WP8, i believe
  • Tmoble unlocked l900 now is updating i took outsimcard put phone into airplane mode and did zune trick and it finaly took part one of three from what people are saying.
  • tried your method, still no success...
  • yeah i just did the final update as we speak and phone resetting. 
  • i made the 1st update...no it's not working any more
     
  • Got the update. HTC Radar, Malaysia. Not carrier locked.
    Still no USSD code support. Disappointing. It's a bit disgusting Microsoft just left us WP7 folks with such shitty incomplete mess of an OS still. First it was the news of no update to Apollo..and now this.
    My next phone will be an android.
  • I can not get the trick to work. Tried forgetting the phone+uninstall zune, still no luck. Any tips?
    Lumia 900, AT&T
  • Same here, been trying for a long time. I'm just going to play some Halo 4 for a while, forget about it and then try to see if it's available later.
  • i made it only to 1st update. cable trick after five seconds....and 30 attempts...god
  • Got the update with trick. LITHUANIA!
  • Koks operatorius? :)
  • All 3 updates installed on mozart 7 using the zune trick, Orange UK
  • The update worked for me using the disconnect trick with AT&T Nokia Lumia 900. Took forever to get the trick to work though... Keep trying guys!
  • Anybody on ATT in Texas get the update with the cable trick ( or without)?
  • Anyone from india get an update on the Lumia 800??
  • I tried the disconnect trick and after several times it worked finally on my Lumia 800. From Bosnia
  • Miami, FL - No Notification yet. Lumia 900 AT&T (17:21)
  • Is sound lower after official update like with navifirm 7.8?
  • Unlocked Nokia L900 7.8 now what i did was airplane mode with no simcard in the phone and then also did the zune trick after about 4 hours+ of trying it it fianly took and is also still unlocked if anyone had questions about that becasue i had posted it on their facebook and i got the lame reply of idk for the most part.
  • Updating my Samsung Omnia W (unlocked) right now.I'm from Romania.
  • what's that "unlocked" ?
  • Also got it. 7pro Germany unlocked!
  • you can update it directly through zune. i was literally dancing on my chair while it was installing. hahaha! and i now got the upgrade! :D finally
  • tmobile usa locked any luck?
  • i did the zune trick and updated my htc mozart, btw all 3 updates are about 13 megabytes. first is 1.5mb second is 1.5mb and third is 10mb
     
    gd luck with your updates
  • I have no idea what this cable trick is, but I plugged my sisters Lumia 610 into Zune at 17:50GMT and kept refreshing "check for updates" every 3-4 minutes I got the update at 18:01:43 and updated sucsessfully - update 1 did not loads 7.8 but the second update did. It's great for my sister she loved her Lumia 610 until I got the 820 when she felt out of date, now she loves her Lumia 610 once again.
  • Got the first update just after 6pm (UK time)...  but not the 7.8.  I've tried all the recommended tips and trips for hours now, but to no avail.  Giving up now and just going to relax with a glass of wine before I go to bed.  Will try again tomorrow.  (I am on a Vodafone network,  Lumia 800).
  • tricks, not trips...lol
  • No update yet Fort Worth, TX ATT HTC TITAN... AAARRRGGGHHHH!!! I'm gonna start drinking again.....
  • yo read the comments... Only unbranded and unlocked and ATT L900 users are getting this update... The other users that are locked to a US carrier are not getting this update ATM...
  • FINALLY!!!! The new colors just gave my Lumia 900 LIFE!!!! Yellow FTW!!!
  • I'm trying to update my Lumia 900 through Zune, but am getting an error 80072F0D "Can't check for updates right now. Please try again later"
    Anyone else having problems?
  • I got this a couple of times while trying the cable trick. I just closed zune and unplugged my phone. It might have been cause I forgot to plug my cable back in tho o.O
  • Samsung Focus v1.0 on Rogers updating! No trick required.
    http://sadpanda.us/images/1381310-XZ25O0L.jpg
    http://sadpanda.us/images/1381328-IUL4RQ8.jpg
    http://sadpanda.us/images/1381333-683YKNR.jpg
  • Working great! Lumia 710/Finland/DNA
  • No update for Lumia 800 Nexico :( not even with cable trick
     
  • Im getting a 4th update. My phone didn't prompt me this time, the other 3 times it did. I hope this one is the 7.8 one! I actually plugged it in to try the cable trick and didn't even need to do it. hooray hooray hooray ! Belgium here lumia 800 
  • HTC Radar updating. Unlocked unit. Spain... Goooood 
  • I got the update on my Lumia 800 in Germany
  • Got the update with the disconnect trick. Only had to do two updates, the first one fixed a camera issue and took about 15 minutes, the second one gave me full 7.8 and took about 10 minutes. Love the new tiles, but it does run slower!! :( Hope they can fix this and make it as quick as it was on 7.5.
  • Can you elaborate? What is slow about it?
  • Can confirm that both the mozart 7 and nokia 710 on orange uk CAN be tricked, just persist with it :-)
  • I got a lumia 710 in Memphis , TN .. Anybody have any luck with the 7.8 update
  • Nokia L900 updating right now. There was a previous update too...forgot to write it down. Sorry I forgot, I'm on ATT in New England
  • Anyone confirm unlocked HTC Trophy?
  • YooHooooo...Finally on Windows Phone 7.8 on the HTC Titan. It was the Crappy AT&T one with no support but had installed stock Euro ROM on it and had updated to Tango before via Zune. And now the 7.8.SWEET..!!
    Had to use the disconnect Zune trick for quite a few times though for each of the 3 updates till 7.8. 
  • Big screen, 7.8, what else do u need? :)
  • Got my update! Big tiles... little tiles... medium sized tiles... all the new steel gray and using the entire screen. NICE!
  • WTF. I just updated my Lumia 900 and it went back to WP 7.1. FML!!!
  • Just installed all 3 updates to 7.8 on my LG E900 Optimus 7. With the cable trick. I'll explain it for all of you, since I also had mixed results by pulling the plug at random, until I read a good tip:
     
    1. Start Zune, connect phone to computer, turn off wifi and data.
     
    2. Open Task Manager, go to the Network tab and make sure that a) "Always on top" is activated under options, and b) Refresh under "View" is set on fast/quick (I am translating this from another language, so it might be called different on your pc, but you get what I mean).
     
    3. The percentage should be on 0% in the numbers below (not in the graph, it's much quicker to read the number than to make sure that the graph hasn't changed it's size (which it will do, in idle my graph is only 1% high, when it gets used it expands to several %)
     
    4. Now with the Task Manager and network tab open in the foreground, go to your already open zune and click on settings in the upper right corner, point your mouse to "Update" in the "Phone" part of the options, but don't click yet. Remember to have the task manager on top over the zune window and "always on top" on, so it won't get hidden when you click.
     
    5.Then grab around to your cable or make sure to know how to quickly kill your wifi, once you are ready just click on update, and when the percentage jumps to 2% or above (1.5% wasn't enough for me, but over 2% did ALWAYS give me the update on the first try) pull the plug. That should work.
  • Plugged in mine and got the notification. Love it.
  • I was able to update to 7.10.8779.8 by following the trick. But it did not detect further updates :( Am i missing something?  
  • Hey same here, can't get the other updates :(
  • Well i got the first Update (NOKIA Update), but kept trying for the 2nd Update, but no luck :(. Will I still get the update when prompt?
  • Lumia 800 & 710
  • Keep Using the Trick till u get the 2nd update..and again use trick for 3rd update...took almost 50 tries or more for 3 updates on my Titan. Hope you get the update soon.. 
  • yeah, tried my Lumia 710, that's installing 2nd Update, next I'll try for my Lumia 800 to get 2nde update
  • I can honestly say that the 900 w 7.8 gives a very satisfying wp8 experience, took back my 920 2 weeks ago and now I'm definitely not regretting, will wait for lumia 940 pure view baby!!
  • Put phone in AIRPLANE MODE w NO WIFI, it really helps!
  • Just got mine updated...oh yeah!
    L900 in OC, CA
  • No damn screenshots, wallet, or kids corner. Wdf these are not hardware dependent enhancements (except wallet's NFC) Microsoft just fumbled on the goal line, the greedy bastards!
  • what has this got to do with greed you child. honestly, you shouldnt be allowed near a keyboard.
  • Yipee !!! Got my Nokia Lumia 710 updated with Windows 7.8 yesterday :-)
    I'm not sure about people in other countries. But people in India, you can go to Nokia Care and get the OS loaded :-) 
    And these are the new features available in the update :
    1. Awesome Live Tile(s) Sizes
    2. Ringtone Maker - Yes, now you can set up your favourite song as a ringtone on the go.
    3. Bluetooth Sharing - Now we can share files to any other mobiles throug bluetooth.
    Regards,
    Giri
  • Im in indonesia and havent got any updates.. Will the update erase all of my apps? How about apps that i bought from marketplace? Should i buy it again? Thankss...
  • I have an iMac and at first it found an update and i was excited. At the end it wasn't it! WTF so I waited 5 minutes and plugged it in again to the iMac app and it is updating now to 7.8.
     
     
    Gotta do 2 updates for Macs
  • In Seattle AT&T
  • Just got my update on my lumia 800 that i got from rich dunbar in the first app development program. I am in the US, not using a SIM.
  • I've got a 7.5 Lumia 900 on AT&T in Seattle, stock (not unlocked). Anyone know why I haven't received a notification yet? It's not even coming up if I plug it into zune.
  • Lumia 710 user on Indonesia here. Currently updating. Confirmed updates without issue. No need to force update.
  • If your zune does not automatically detect the update, here is what you do. Go to your phone settings, (first back up your important dat, like phone contacts and emails) then reset the phone, you will lose all apps you haven't bought. Automatically when rest for Lumias, the zune software once reconnected to your phone starts installing all updates, that way you trick the software by installing WP 7.8. TELL ME IF IT ALSO WORKS FOR YOU!
  • "Changes default sync times for email"
    Whats this? I didnt see any extra times listed. I wouldnt mind a three of six hours sync. 
     
  • I'm in India and my Lumia 800 is getting updated as I type this.
  • Updating right now from Portugal.
    Lumia 800 on Vodafone.
  • Still only got the 1st update (using the cable trick), will i still get notified for the other to update? or do I have to do the cable trick?
  • Yes, just keep doing the same process until you see the third update.
  • I have to say I am very happy for you wp7 folks, when I switched from Android I never would have expected to get the latest compatible release, so I am proud of having a wp. Knowing my 920 will continue to get 8.x, 8.xx, etc updates of the operating system is awesome. It definitely makes me feel I made the right decision to switch.
  • Zune trick works, updated my unlocked T-mobile Lumia 900 yesterday. I used this artice to do it http://www.wpcentral.com/force-mango-update-early-through-zune-software-...
    also if it's not working for you, try counting how much seconds is needed for zune to tell you your phone is up to date, then substract 2 seconds and whait that amount of time before you unplug your internet. Aslo be patient, I tried this trick at least 20 times before I got it right. :)
     
    p.s. I'm from Croatia
  • I got lithuania
  • Got the updaye on my unlocked HTC Radar (India).....had no need to trick zune or anything...just connected my phone to zune and the update was waiting fr me!
  • How can I get this update I'm in britian
  • hey, whats the meaning of "unlocked" ? plz tell me
  • It means any simcard can be put in the phone and it will work :)
  • Has any one got a HTC radar c110e that's in England on wp7.8
  • Any update? L800 (South Africa)
  • No news about locked lumia on t-mobile usa , looks like its going to take a while knowing that t-mobile customer support have no idea about what windows phone 7.8 is
  • Are you serious!!!!!
  • yes sorry to say that , i tried a couple of times with tmobile support and they have no idea when or whether is going to be pushed or not , the answer was you will get OTA notificaiton when it happens.
  • there completely useless.
  • Just got it. Installing it now. Lumia 800 unlocked E-plus (Germany) variant.
  • Plugged in my Lumia 900 ATT into PC and Zune said I had an update. Question, anyone with the update getting lag when they tap a tile. Everytime I go to open an app, there is small lag to opening the app. While this is minor, it makes the phone feel slow.
  • Got the 7.8 update with UK O2 unlocked unbranded HTC titan superb :)
  • Mine is stuck on Update 3 on Step 2 of 10 downloading updates... 0% any suggestions (i tried doing the update for 3 times already :S)
  • It seems to get Ringtone maker and Bt to work you need: Fireware: 1750.0823.8858.12460
    But it doesnt seem as if yo can force thus update as once Zune see you're on 7.10.8858.136 it doesnt look for more updates.
    What can be done about this?  :(
  • yipee.got 7.8 WO the cable trick.From India
  • Wy phone U using
  • My 710 got updated to 7.8 but for my 800, no update found. Surprisingly the 800 is running on mango( not even tango ) and still no updates found. Forget about the 7.8 update
  • No update for my Nokia 710 on UK Vodafone yet :(
  • I just used the seven-eighter, search on Bing.
    It forces via cab updates, no more worrying for my Lumia 900 on ATT.
  • Anybody receive the update in South Africa yet?
  • Hi, Still no update for Lumia 900 in NZ....
  • Hi! I'am from the philippines,why until now my lumia 610 cannot recieve the notification to update to windows 7.8??