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  1. iknowsingh's Avatar
    The title should be explanatory enough, but I was curious if it's possible if we could force update our phones the same way we did with 8107, but with the 8773 update?

    I was searching around to see if it was, but I've found no info thus far so I'll open the question to you all.

    Just a thought, since I know Sprint won't be supporting me anytime soon ;) and I'd like a holdover to 7.8.
    06-22-2012 10:05 AM
  2. bear_lx's Avatar
    im sure once it gets closer, there will eventually be a way to force the update. as of now there is not. furthermore, by forcing the update there is always a chance you could "walsh" out any future updates. so being that 7.8 isnt tooooo far away, might not be worth it.
    06-25-2012 08:44 AM
  3. sab742's Avatar
    It is very likely that it can be done once the URL to the location of the .cab update file on the Microsoft servers is known.

    If you do get a notification about the update then please download Wireshark: Wireshark Download and set it up to monitor your internet usage with the following filter: http.request

    Then allow Zune to update. The update URLs will appear in Wireshack in the form of http://download.windowsupdate.com/ms...**********.cab

    There may be more than one cab file as there is probably the core update and separate language files.

    Once the community knows the URLs the existing tutorials on the net for updating to the 8107 update using the "cab sender method" will be effective in updating to 8773.

    EDIT: Solved, see below.
    Last edited by sab742; 06-27-2012 at 08:00 PM.
    06-25-2012 09:28 AM
  4. StephenWagner7's Avatar
    I tried to force it the same way I did with Mango on my Focus, had no luck!

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    06-25-2012 04:00 PM
  5. yeeshy's Avatar
    there will eventually be a way to force the update.
    06-25-2012 08:45 PM
  6. MrSean490's Avatar
    If my phone is unlocked do I still need to wait from my carrier to somehow approve the update or can I rely on the OEM (LG) to give me the update?
    06-25-2012 08:51 PM
  7. AngryNil's Avatar
    If my phone is unlocked do I still need to wait from my carrier to somehow approve the update or can I rely on the OEM (LG) to give me the update?
    If you bought it as an unlocked phone from a proper wholesaler, then LG will roll it out. If it was carrier branded, you wait for that carrier to roll it out (even if you unlock it after).
    06-26-2012 12:13 AM
  8. MrSean490's Avatar
    If you bought it as an unlocked phone from a proper wholesaler, then LG will roll it out. If it was carrier branded, you wait for that carrier to roll it out (even if you unlock it after).
    Thanks. Yeah it's 100% unlocked from a proper wholesaler, no carrier interference on this one.

    Hopefully LG get to it then.
    06-26-2012 02:52 AM
  9. sab742's Avatar
    The URL locations for the update CAB files have now been intercepted and are listed here: xda-developers - View Single Post - [CAB] Official WP7 Updates List: 7.10.8107 + ALL LANGUAGES complete + OEM updates

    If you're currently on 8107 then first send 8112 OS updates (2 files) + relevant language packs first, then in a second wave send 8773 OS updates (also 2 files) + language packs.

    If you're already on 8112 you only need to send 8773.

    If you are currently on a sub-8107 OS build then you need to get updated to that first.

    The WPCentral guide for force updating to 8107 provides the relevant principles for the cab sender method: http://www.windowscentral.com/force-...-8107-tutorial

    Be aware that this is an unsupported method of updating and you should choose the option in the cab sender tool to backup your device at the start.

    EDIT: There may be issues with updating Dell Venue Pros (various phone functions crashing). In general I would advise that people wait a few days so that any complications can be identified.
    Last edited by sab742; 06-27-2012 at 08:55 PM.
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    06-27-2012 08:00 PM
  10. canesfan625's Avatar
    I tried this on my HTC arrive and it broke WiFi and MMS
    06-27-2012 09:22 PM
  11. Verkunder's Avatar
    I used the CAB method.

    Apart from the MMS upgrades, I haven't seen anything noteworthy. Where's the new GPS icon everyone is talking about?
    06-27-2012 09:23 PM
  12. budney's Avatar
    I tried this on my HTC arrive and it broke WiFi and MMS
    Dang it! I wanted to install this since Sprint can care less about WP.
    06-27-2012 11:39 PM
  13. iknowsingh's Avatar
    Just updated to 8773 on my Arrive and WiFi works perfectly. I will test out MMS in the morning and report back but so far, no issues at all. Runs just as well as 8017 did.
    06-28-2012 12:34 AM
  14. budney's Avatar
    Just updated to 8773 on my Arrive and WiFi works perfectly. I will test out MMS in the morning and report back but so far, no issues at all. Runs just as well as 8017 did.
    can't wait for the verdict. :)
    06-28-2012 08:54 AM
  15. iknowsingh's Avatar
    can't wait for the verdict. :)
    Good morning! I just sent out a test MMS (picmail to be exact) and it seems it went through just fine. I recieved no error at all.

    So far, everything works as it should. Anything else you'd like me to test out? :)
    06-28-2012 09:34 AM
  16. budney's Avatar
    Good morning! I just sent out a test MMS (picmail to be exact) and it seems it went through just fine. I recieved no error at all.

    So far, everything works as it should. Anything else you'd like me to test out? :)
    Awesome! Nope, the issues that were brought up seem to be hit or miss. I will install it this afternoon, and see how it goes. Thanks!
    06-28-2012 09:45 AM
  17. bear_lx's Avatar
    for thos eof you who forced the update using this method, has it prevented you from recieving future updates from the carriers? if it truly walshes the phones, then not worth it to me, plus the risk factor
    06-28-2012 10:09 AM
  18. iknowsingh's Avatar
    Considering the only Windows Phone I have is an HTC Arrive and Sprint hasn't pushed out a new update since Mango 7720, I honestly don't know. I threw caution to the wind with the lack of care Sprint has for Windows Phone and I highly doubt they'll push out any new updates for this phone.

    Only 7.8 is a projected update for us right now, and that's only because it's coming straight from Microsoft. If we're walshed, I can't say from an Arrive user standpoint... and if so, it's not like we're losing out much anyway. Thanks, Sprint.
    06-28-2012 10:49 AM
  19. canesfan625's Avatar
    I reflashed on my Arrive and it works now. Not sure what went wrong before.
    06-28-2012 01:38 PM
  20. turbulent's Avatar
    Bought my focus S off craigslist and on Straight Talk.

    I wont be getting any updates unless I force them myself i assume...


    Currently on 7720

    Do I need to unlock the phone or anything?
    I have Interlop Unlock only
    Last edited by turbulent; 06-28-2012 at 01:49 PM.
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    06-28-2012 01:44 PM
  21. bear_lx's Avatar
    here are step by step instructions for you, good luck!
    http://www.windowscentral.com/cant-w...do-it-yourself
    06-28-2012 02:17 PM
  22. turbulent's Avatar
    Upgraded to Tango senores!

    From 7720> 8107>8112>8773

    Also added the heathclif dont lock apx and still have interlock enabled.



    I tested the multiple MMS attachments. Worked fine on my end, but my wife's phone only received one pic (shes still on 7720)
    06-29-2012 12:42 PM
  23. Corepc's Avatar
    Noticed New Firmware Update for AT&T Branded Focus S was posted on XDA looks like it was just added eariler today

    Still not one for Branded AT&T Focus Flash yet
    06-29-2012 03:10 PM
  24. RyanDaLyon's Avatar
    hey guys I have a first gen Focus and I have succeeded with the 8107, update. Currently I am installing Tango. Ill let all first geners' know after I update.
    07-10-2012 09:28 PM
  25. sydster66's Avatar
    LG Optimus 7 with Telus, I had to force the update to Mango towards the end of 2011 since it wasn't offering it through Zune. Everything was fine until the apps went off Zune and to the new Marketplace site then suddenly I wasn't able to download apps anymore because windowsphone.com kept telling me my phone wasn't up to date. My guess is that it wasn't recognizing my update to Mango because I "forced" it. And as I understand you need Mango to use the new Marketplace.
    I called Telus and best they could suggest was uninstall and reinstall Zune. Didn't work. So finally I tried the "disconnect internet" trick to force updates out of hiding and it took some farting around with the timing but it worked. I had 8107 so the first update went to 8112. Marketplace still wouldn't work. The I did the force trick again, and another update came available to 8773. Then I also removed and readded my phone from windowsphone.com. Finally was able to install apps. So far so good. Hope this helps someone else with similar problem since it's a little off topic, but very much related to the forcing 8773 OP- worked for me.
    Last edited by sydster66; 07-14-2012 at 02:16 PM.
    07-14-2012 02:00 PM
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