How To Force Update to Windows Phone 7.8?

Do you have problems to update to Windows Phone 7.8? For example when you connect your Windows Phone to Zune but have not received the update to Windows Phone 7.8? Here’s a solution that could help you fix this problem and download this latest Windows Phone 7.8 update.

Update to Windows Phone 7.8

Like all Windows Phone users know, few weeks ago Microsoft began to roll-out the expected official update to version 7.8. Many of you will be disappointed, however, when, after connecting your device to Zune, have not received any notification to update to Windows Phone 7.8.

After experiencing the same problem by myself, I were able to update the Nokia Lumia 710 to Windows Phone 7.8 in the preparation using a little trick called “method of disconnection”. In this tutorial I will show you all the steps you need to follow in order to force the update to Windows Phone 7.8. The procedure described in the following guide does NOT in any way invalidate the warranty of your Windows Phone device.

Here is how to force update to Windows Phone 7.8

Step 1: Connect your Windows Phone device using USB cable to Zune and after being synchronized, put it in Airplane Mode by going to “Settings -> Airplane Mode -> Activate“.

AirPlane Mode for Windows Phone 7.8

Step 2: Once this is done, go into Zune “Settings” accessible at the top right next to the box to login with the Microsoft account.

Zune Settings

Step 3: Now come under Settings click on “Check for Updates” and wait for it to finish searching the update for your Windows Phone.

Check for update to Windows Phone 7.8

Step 4: At this point it is necessary to break the update by disconnecting Internet connection after 3-4 seconds. If you receive an error message during the update to Windows Phone 7.8, telling you that the update is not successful due to lack of signal, it means that you will have to repeat the process waiting for a few more seconds before disconnecting your internet connection (the waiting time varies according to your internet connection speed).

Step 5: However, if the operation is successful, after about thirty seconds of disconnecting the Zune software you will be inform about the update for your Windows Phone. If it were not so do not despair: the procedure may not be effective on the first try and you may need to repeat it multiple times (in my case, in order to update to Windows Phone 7.8 I had to repeat this process around 7 times).

about the author:

Boris Zegarac is the Founder and Chief Editor of DeviceMondo. He is also web designer/developer and professional blogger. On his free time he likes to play PC games and own noobs. If you would like to reach him prove you are smart enough and assemble this email (nycboris at yahoo dot com).