1. ninjaap's Avatar
    I have a brand new Samsung Focus, v1.3, 7390. No matter what I did, the trick floating around didn't work. But my wife's Focus, which was on Mango RTM, got a notice to update on day 1. So I got the thinking, maybe MS has prioritzed those on RTM and Beta? So I decided to bring my phone to beta using XDA method. So if you're not willing to wait and don't care about loss of data, here is what I did:

    Install Mango Beta: Build 7720 - Now updated with keeping chevron and how to add more languages - xda-developers

    *Install Zune beta
    *Follow steps 1-12 only
    *Once your phone reaches step 12 it will be on 7403
    *From 7403, Zune will skip 7712 and update you directly to final build (7720)
    *It will then install the Cleanup update we saw before Mango release
    *Finally it will install Mango (mine stated Samsung update for Windows Phone)


    Cheers :)

    EDIT: I have added a couple bullet points above

    TIP: I find easier to use www.windowsphone.com to reinstall apps remotely.

    For more detailed step by step instructions, check out Desdemona's post: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ion/181427.htm
    Last edited by ninjaap; 10-03-2011 at 11:04 AM.
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    09-30-2011 08:49 PM
  2. jfa1's Avatar
    Doesn't sound much more extreme than the nodo "trick" and all that really matters is "Does it work"! Keep us posted
    09-30-2011 09:11 PM
  3. ninjaap's Avatar
    It's done.

    Software: Windows Phone 7.5
    OS version: 7.10.7720.68
    Firmware revison number: 2103.11.8.1
    Hardware revision number: 3.1.0.7
    Radio software version: 2103.11.8.1
    Radio hardware version: 0.0.0.3
    Bootloader version: 5.8.0.2
    Chip SOC version: 0.36.2.0
    09-30-2011 09:22 PM
  4. Desdemona's Avatar
    what is zune beta? is it the zune player with the latest update. version no. 4.8.2345.0??
    09-30-2011 09:30 PM
  5. ninjaap's Avatar
    what is zune beta? is it the zune player with the latest update. version no. 4.8.2345.0??
    Nope. It was a leaked version for devs. It comes with downloaded file from XDA link in original post. Basically, you take your phone and Zune software to beta Mango and it will update to official Mango from there.
    09-30-2011 09:39 PM
  6. starblade876's Avatar
    I thought you were going to suggest they open a new line and see if Mango is pre-installed on the new phone or the phone is eligible for the update and then, if it is, swap it with the old phone and then cancel the new line, returning the old phone. :ninja: Now, that would be extreme... though I don't know if it's possible... :P
    09-30-2011 09:48 PM
  7. ninjaap's Avatar
    I thought you were going to suggest they open a new line and see if Mango is pre-installed on the new phone or the phone is eligible for the update and then, if it is, swap it with the old phone and then cancel the new line, returning the old phone. :ninja: Now, that would be extreme... though I don't know if it's possible... :P
    I can't believe I didn't think of that!!! :P
    09-30-2011 09:52 PM
  8. grantc5's Avatar
    Thanks man!
    I've been trying to 'trick' my phone for days.... This worked perfectly!
    09-30-2011 10:45 PM
  9. ninjaap's Avatar
    Definitely a less stressful way if you can't get the "trick" to work.
    09-30-2011 11:48 PM
  10. Desdemona's Avatar
    Nope. It was a leaked version for devs. It comes with downloaded file from XDA link in original post. Basically, you take your phone and Zune software to beta Mango and it will update to official Mango from there.
    Thanks Ninjapp. Just so I follow the right path, I download the zune beta software, the mango rtm from forum XDA and then follow this method Build 7720 - Now updated with keeping chevron and how to add more languages - xda-developers and during the process itself, my phone will update to original version of Mango?
    Sounding a bit of a noob, but am scared of bricking my phone:(
    10-01-2011 09:05 PM
  11. Desdemona's Avatar
    Also, all this would be possible with the zune beta software, but once the update has gone through and the phone is officially on mango, do i need to uninstall the zune beta and install the latest version of zune?
    10-01-2011 09:26 PM
  12. ninjaap's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you mean by original Mango? The process will take you from 7390 or 7392 to 7403 to "cleanup" to official mango (7720)

    You don't have to worry about Zune, because it will prompt you to update sometime during the process. Just say yes to all the update messages you get.
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    10-01-2011 09:44 PM
  13. Desdemona's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you mean by original Mango? The process will take you from 7390 or 7392 to 7403 to "cleanup" to official mango (7720)

    You don't have to worry about Zune, because it will prompt you to update sometime during the process. Just say yes to all the update messages you get.
    6.33pm AEST
    Update installation as told by you went without a hitch. Now have the following installed

    Software: Windows Phone 7.5
    OS version: 7.10.7720.68

    The firmware number and the rest are all different. After updating it went to cleanup and after that said my phone was up to date. ??
    It does seem like mango to me, but then why didnt I get any other notification after the clean up installed?
    Any views?
    What should I do now?
    10-02-2011 02:36 AM
  14. ninjaap's Avatar
    That's it. You are done. The cleanup only shows up for people on Mango beta and RTM. Once the cleanup is done you have Mango. Congratulations :)
    10-02-2011 03:57 AM
  15. JJusmo's Avatar
    I got my Mango going from NoDo to Mango beta, then got the cleanup update and after that the official Samsung update :D
    10-02-2011 05:07 AM
  16. ninjaap's Avatar
    That's exactly what this method does.
    10-02-2011 11:03 AM
  17. Desdemona's Avatar
    Well, I got all the updates except the samsung update. Is it so for all samsung omnia devices?
    10-02-2011 08:39 PM
  18. ninjaap's Avatar
    Well, I got all the updates except the samsung update. Is it so for all samsung omnia devices?
    Ah I see. Please check this link to see when your Omnia is scheduled to get it: Windows Phone International Update Schedule | Mobile Software Updates | Windows Phone 7

    At the very least you already have the "cleaned up" Mango RTM, which is ready to recieve the official version.
    10-03-2011 01:48 AM
  19. ninjaap's Avatar
    Hi everyone. Desdemona made an excellent write up for the above process. All the information needed has been cosolidated into a single post. So you don't have to go between here and xda.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ion/181427.htm
    10-03-2011 11:02 AM
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