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Old Windows Phone updates are turned off in preparation for Mango

All signs point to tomorrow as a big day for Windows Phone and Mango, so it shouldn't be of too much surprise that those same servers that will be pushing out Mango to the masses have been turned off.

Specifically, some folks are now trying to upgrade to the developer build (7712) or even the security update (7392) for various reasons and they are finding that Microsoft's servers are reporting their phones as being "up to date" even though they were on the very old 7004 (aka pre-NoDo). Users at XDA and WPCentral forums have both reported the same phenomenon of not being able to do any updates.

The speculation is of course that MS is prepping their servers for Mango and therefore have disabled all further updates. We've also noticed the Marketplace has ceased publishing new apps (though old ones are being updated). We're gonna call this a pretty good sign that something big is about to happen and we're not writing it off as coincidence.

Thanks, Ashish Mohta, for the tip!

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

15 Comments
  • we have now enterred "the calm before the storm."Its very quiet.
  • I love this ideology. Tomorrow everything will explode into a frenzy of mango colored rainbows!!! /retarded comment
  • Have no fear, you aren't the only one who posts dumb comments. LOL
  • OMG once the clock strikeS midnight 9/27 i will plug my phone in for the MANGOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UPDATE OMG OMG OMG OMG ONLY 2 HOURS LEFT TILL MIDNIGHT
  • It probably won't be a midnight thing, just saying ;-)
  • your are probably right but still i waited months for this update to come and multitasking is a must need feature for me i really cant live without it.
  • this is nice, since i just installed the beta a few minutes ago. maybe i was one of the last ones to get in
  • Its 1 am and no mango on east coast :(
  • I think Pacific Time has to hit midnight, right now they are at around 10:15 pm on the 26th of September. I'm going to have to hit my update in the morning, gotta sleep.
  • it is west coast time since ms hq is located one the west coast
  • so, mango updates at 12:00am west coast?lets cross our fingers!!!
  • Does it feel like Christmas eve?
  • it kind of does 26 minutes west coast now just cant wait im gonna santa
  • ITS MIDNIGHT, NO MANGO...... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
  • Any word on when they'll be back? Just had to have my phone reset so thus now can't get mango without the old updates and I may cry