- 08-24-2011, 09:41 AM #1
it seems the instructions are a little vague on how to revert back to nodo... i was told to go to zune>settings>phone>update, then click resotre. sounds easy but there is no restore option there. when i click on update it says checking for updates, then it says your phone is up to date and it shows my 7720 version... so i then read that you had to place your backup file (the one with the long series of letters and numbers ) into the windows phone update folder (c:/users/username/appdata/local/microsoft/windowsphoneupdate/) which i have done. ***note*** my mango file was in there still as well. tried to see if restore option was there now and no success. so i then tried removing the mango file out of the folder and making sure the backup file was the only thing in the folder, and again no success. it still says your phone is up to date. however i then tried deleting the mango file altogether, but everytime i check for update, zune duplicates that mango file into the windows phone update folder... same on both my wifes phone and my phone. so how the heck do i get back to nodo? my backup was done properly, i have them renamed htc hd7 backup and it is the right file size...
- 08-24-2011, 09:55 AM #4
every thing i find online discribe it exacly like you did , but it works lol.
thats weired. maybe try Re-instaling it like you said. i just hope you dint corrup your backup file . ( witch im sure you can find on XDA )
- 08-24-2011, 10:02 AM #6
it did, i am 99% sure that was the file i renamed "htc hd7 backup" but it was never in a folder c:/premangostate, in fact i dont even have a folder by that name
i need step by step instructions if anyone can help, thanks
Last edited by Bear lx; 08-24-2011 at 10:08 AM.
- 08-24-2011, 11:16 AM #9
i appreciate it uptowndc, but i am pretty sure my backup file is good to go. i am not doing something right. i will play around some more when i get home, worse case scenario i will look for another backup file... thanks
- 08-24-2011, 12:27 PM #11
It seems you'll have to make sure Zune sees the backup so you can restore. About the folder I told you about it could have been created depending on what you used to update to mango.
About using another backup file, I doubt it will do any good. As I believe a backup for a device can only be used on the device it came from.
- 08-24-2011, 03:17 PM #15
C:\Users\<my user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Phone Update
Inside it there's a bunch of numbers indicating the device id
Inside it there are 2 folders: Properties and Restore Point, inside Properties there's an xml file also named properties :D
Now, inside RestorePoint there's a file named ActiveId.dat and another folder with a bunch of numbers and letters.
Again, inside the new folder with a bunch of numbers and letters there's a folder named Data, and finally inside that folder there's the backup.
The backup it's actually a series of small files starting with Data.0.dat and going up.
That should be the folder structure you need for Zune to see the backup, in my case that's how Zune 4.7 sees it.
Finally, and this is important, I believe you need the windows phone support tool installed and Zune 4.7 (not 4.8) to see the backup properly (if your folder structure is like mine) because now that I have updated to Zune 4.8 it doesn't see the backup I made, when Zune 4.7 could see it.
- 08-24-2011, 03:17 PM #16
- 08-24-2011, 03:27 PM #17
on the topic, i am currentyl running zune 4.8 because thats what i was told i would need. so how do i go back to 4.7 , just to see if it recognizes the file...
what version of zune that is needed to restore nodo, probably depends on what tool that was used to install mango... i know i needed zune beta to install mango on my devise
- 08-24-2011, 03:41 PM #20
You can download zune 4.7 from here:
Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Zune Software 4.7
And the support tool for 32 bit systems:
And for 64 bit:
08-24-2011, 04:09 PM #21
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I was running mango beta for the past month and went back to nodo last night with the expectation that mango will get an official release in the next week.
Prior to upgrading to mango, i thought nodo ran pretty well. After using mango for a month, i can't believe how sluggish nodo feels. i'm not sure i'm gonna be able to wait a week for mango to release. i may have to switch back to mango beta for the time being.
08-24-2011, 05:02 PM #24
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HTC has a mango event planned for Sept 1st.
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Zune software was recently updated to 4.8