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[size=5]January 31st aiming to be official start of Windows Phone 7.8 update program by Microsoft[/size]

[img]http://i.imgur.com/EZZAU52.png[/img]

Although Microsoft itself has been officially mum on when the Windows Phone 7.8 update will go out to the masses, the end of January is coming into focus as the target date.

On the face of it, Windows Phone 7.8 is a minor update bringing only the ability to use three different size tiles on the Start screen, reflecting the Windows Phone 8 paradigm in addition to some smaller, device specific enhancements. But based user experience, 7.8 really does make a difference in perception, making older devices feel more modern.

http://www.wpcentral.com/january-31-start-windows-phone-78-update-microsoft

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I'm right after update to 7.8 Vodafone.de branded, I've use NUS for Retail, new screen looks awesome :D NSU install for me original branded OS.

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It appears the rollout has started, to Lumia's anyway
http://www.wpcentral.com/nokia-begins-windows-phone-78-update-today

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I hope the Trophy on Verizon gets the update soon. I'd love to have the new home screen...

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Got mine today on Samsung Omnia W, so finally I can give it away.
Switched to Nokia in December, still waiting for Portico update.

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I wonder if my old lg optimus 7 will get it since lg is being so meh about supporting their devices.

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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1359642050' post='595492274']
I wonder if my old lg optimus 7 will get it since lg is being so meh about supporting their devices.
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Other people with LG are reporting that they are getting it, have you tried the cable trick with Zune?

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[quote name='johnporter29' timestamp='1359714033' post='595494218']
Other people with LG are reporting that they are getting it, have you tried the cable trick with Zune?
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I actually gave the phone to my sister since she wanted it, I'll have to check with her latter to see if she got it. She's away though so it might take a few days.

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WPCentral reporting that T-Mobile USA will not be giving their Lumia 710 customers the 7.8 update

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For those wondering if it makes any significant improvement - yes, it does. I upgraded my Focus and the resizeable live tiles makes the start screen much more appealing.

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If you have an unlocked phone, does it depend on the network your simcard is as to when/if you will get 7.8?

I have an unlocked HTC Mozart on Orange fwiw. :) Thanks

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Very keen to get the HTC Mozart update! I'm on Three but with an unlocked / unbranded handset which I bought myself.

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Unbranded phones should get it because it isn't blocked by a carrier. Unless htc doesn't want to push it out for some reason.

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Hmm.. weird...

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[quote name='Chicane-UK' timestamp='1360244027' post='595507246']
Very keen to get the HTC Mozart update! I'm on Three but with an unlocked / unbranded handset which I bought myself.
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[quote name='GP007' timestamp='1360248464' post='595507430']
Unbranded phones should get it because it isn't blocked by a carrier. Unless htc doesn't want to push it out for some reason.
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Someone I know got update to his HTC Radar by using the Zune-turn-off-network trick. Might want to try that out...

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Hm interesting - just googled for info on that. Will try it when I get home :)

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How did you update your Focus Baji? I'm feeling impatient for some reason and debating just loading the 'clean' ROM or is the Zune trick still the easier method? (Curious how/if I need to backup the OEM ROM for when ATT gets off their butts)

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Force WP7.8 update for anyone still waiting on their operator to update them (Posted in the Lumia 710/800 forum, not sure if it will work for other models)

[b]Download - SevenEighter[/b]
[url="http://windowsphonehacker.com/files/seveneighter.zip"]http://windowsphoneh...eveneighter.zip[/url]

[b]Source[/b]
[url="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2128425"]http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=2128425[/url]
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Should I worry about a backup of the OEM image/ROM? I have some 710's I'll attempt on first since they are EOL'd anyway but more worried bout bricking my beloved Zune player. ;)

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[quote name='Dashel' timestamp='1360704100' post='595517698']
Should I worry about a backup of the OEM image/ROM? I have some 710's I'll attempt on first since they are EOL'd anyway but more worried bout bricking my beloved Zune player. ;)
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You can download all the stock / OEM ROMs from [url="http://www.symbian-toys.com/navifirm.aspx"]Navifirm Plus[/url] anyway, there is a way to unlock the bootloader of all 710s and a method to easily flash any stock ROM too, all on XDA

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Thanks, I was debating a custom ROM but I'll try the SevenEighter if I can still restore via the other method.

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[quote name='Dashel' timestamp='1360704984' post='595517726']
Thanks, I was debating a custom ROM but I'll try the SevenEighter if I can still restore via the other method.
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It won't be a restore where you can keep apps and data, it will be a clean flash if you want to flash any other ROM from XDA or NaviFirm Plus

But yea you can go back to any ROM you want

If you do, make sure when the PC asks if you want to format the drive on the phone, hit CANCEL or your phone is as good as dead and needs soldering and reflashing from Nokia / Phone repair shops

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[quote name='Detection' timestamp='1360692523' post='595517344']
Force WP7.8 update for anyone still waiting on their operator to update them (Posted in the Lumia 710/800 forum, not sure if it will work for other models)

[b]Download - SevenEighter[/b]
[url="http://windowsphonehacker.com/files/seveneighter.zip"]http://windowsphoneh...eveneighter.zip[/url]

[b]Source[/b]
[url="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2128425"]http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=2128425[/url]
[/quote]Thanks for this! It appears to be working for my HTC Trophy, hopefully it doesn't take too long to update.
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HTC stated when I contacted them the following message regarding 7.8 update

Regarding the 7.8 update, at this time, HTC does not have plans to deliver a Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade.

I guess NO update for my HTC Surround Windows Phone 7.5 to 7.8 ever

Carrier: at&T

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Well, it (SevenEighter) did work for my Trophy with no apparent issues so far. Maybe it'll work for your Surround.

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Yeah may have to look into (SevenEighter) for my Surround

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