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Windows Phone 7.5 has arrived!

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Today, Microsoft released the long awaited Windows Phone 7.5 codename Mango.

And guess what Mr. Apple & al… IT’S ALL FREEE (Another proof that Microsoft really cares about people)

You guys are probably saying: “I went to check the updates in Zune and found none”. Well, this is because the updates are bein deployed in waves and your not part of the current wave.

How about getting the update tonight?

What can you do about it? Simply trick it by carefully following the procedure below. This is not a hack, just a trick 😉 :

  • Connect your Windows Phone to a PC and launch the Zune software.
  • Disable the Wi-Fi Synch
  • Put the phone in Airplane Mode
  • Click on Settings/Update. Allow the software to tell you whether an update is available. If so, skip this guide. If not continue to the next step.
  • Click the check for update button again, and this time immediately disconnect your computer from the internet. Do this by pulling the Ethernet cable, disabling Wi-Fi on the computer, etc.
  • Wait 30 seconds or so and you should receive a notification that an update is available.
  • Now reconnect to the internet and continue with the update process through the Zune software

WP Update 7.10.7720.68

Depending on how updated you kept your phone, there will be 3 or more sequential updates here’s the list of all the builds:
7.0.7004.0
Oct 2010
Original WP7 RTM version.

7.0.7008.0
Feb 2011
Intermediate test update (no functionality changes).

7.0.7389.0
Mar 2011
New phones installed with this version includes all the features of OS version

7.0.7390.0
Mar 2011″NoDo” update (copy/paste, performance improvements, market search improvements.)

7.0.7392.0
May 2011
Internet Explorer Mobile Security Update.

7.0.7403.0
Jun 2011
Unknown release (Post-NoDo, Pre-Mango)

7.0.7592.0
Jul 2011
“Mango” Private beta

7.1.7661.6
Jul 2011
“Mango” Developer Beta 1 (Certain public services not yet available in this release, such as Twitter)

7.1.7710.6
Aug 2011
Unknown.

7.1.7720.6
Sept 2011
Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” RTM (Release to Manufacturing)”Mango” update (3rd party multitasking, IE9, Skype, Twitter integration, front-facing camera support…)

The last one below (in mango color 😉  is the goal!

What does Mango brings you?

More informative tiles, Twitter and LinkedIn, Grouping of contacts (in People), More consistent conversations (IM, email, messages, face book chat etc), much better email threads, sky drive for your office documents, improved multitasking, Bing Cards and the last but not the least IE9 (and of course a nice set of Html5 compliance)

source: http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/40134/windows-phone-7-mango-feature-set

Enjoy your Mango and don’t forget to dig deeper in your phone cause there’s a lot more than what’s advertised!

Update: As mentionned by my friend Dominic, you do have to update your Zune software to the latest version which 4.8!