Next Big Day for Nokia
NYC EVENT---Zoom ReinventedJuly 11th, 2013
Curious about what's next for Lumia?
Salute to Nokia, a company that truly innovates
Windows Phone 7.8 has been rolling out for several weeks across the globe, and people who has already updated their phones are enjoying their live tiles in a fresher way with every tile can be resized. WP7.8 offers more than that, you can make your own ringtune, you can tranfer music and photos via Bluetooth with other phones (what a leap!)…
However, a lot of Lumia users still haven’t got any update notifications when they connect their phones to Zune. Presumably the WP7.8 update rolls out on a zone basis, but users even in the same country weren’t treated in the same way, some of them got the update and others didn’t. Does this mean those who still get stuck in WP7.5 have to wait and wait? Not neccessarily. Some clever users have found a way to get your Lumia updated to WP7.8 and kudos goes to those guys who make our lives much easier. I’ve tried such methods posted in a Chinese forum about smartphones and succeeded in getting my girlfriend’s Lumia 800 updated to WP7.8 (thanks to her patience in repeating those steps).
I’d like to iterate and illustrate those methods (actually two) in this blog, and here we go:
What you need: a phone running WP7.5, a usb cable, and a PC with Zune installed on it, a timer(not a neccessity), most importantly, patience and a bit of luck, 🙂
If the method above is not effective, you might want to try another one, this time we still need to switch the network off at the right time, but on the phone not on the PC.
You might need to update your phone for three times to get WP7.8, if you haven’t received any updates for quite a while. WP versions you might enounter with are:
It is version 7.10.8858.136 that brings WP7.8 to us! Good luck, guys!