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wp7.8 January 31st to begin Windows Phone 7.8 update


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

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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

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

Thanks for the tip. Keeping data would be a bonus but its nothing critical (though it does still highlight the lack of a 'full' backup mechanism - there is invariably some MMS I've forgotten to save locally.

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Thanks for the tip. Keeping data would be a bonus but its nothing critical (though it does still highlight the lack of a 'full' backup mechanism - there is invariably some MMS I've forgotten to save locally.

I think there are backup solutions for unlocked ROMs, and iirc Zune might be able to create a full backup of your current ROM incase you want to roll back but I've never used it so not sure exactly what it backs up

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Using SevenEighter, I need to select all languages currently installed on my phone, before continuing.

So I check my phone and can see all the languages, but a few of them are written with foreign characters, unlike the update app, which uses English letters.

Basically, I have no idea which languages to select :/

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Using SevenEighter, I need to select all languages currently installed on my phone, before continuing.

So I check my phone and can see all the languages, but a few of them are written with foreign characters, unlike the update app, which uses English letters.

Basically, I have no idea which languages to select :/

Don't you just pick the language you have your phone set to? UK

I flashed my phone a different way before this was released so haven't used it yet

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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)

I used seveneighter as posted in this thread (sorry didn't see this until today)

Thanks for the tip. Keeping data would be a bonus but its nothing critical (though it does still highlight the lack of a 'full' backup mechanism - there is invariably some MMS I've forgotten to save locally.

Kept all of my data through the 4-5 updates I needed. I didn't back up.

Don't you just pick the language you have your phone set to? UK

I flashed my phone a different way before this was released so haven't used it yet

Doing that will prevent further updates. :) Although at this point, 7.8 is the last update you will get but if you do that for any pre7.8 update - you won't be able to update to next level.

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Doing that will prevent further updates. :) Although at this point, 7.8 is the last update you will get but if you do that for any pre7.8 update - you won't be able to update to next level.

Who's to say there won't be a 7.8.1?

I need to work this **** out asap :wacko:

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If SevenEighter can update 7.5 > 7.8, then couldn't it also be used for future updates?

If not, chances are there will be new methods by then anyway

Post pics of the languages you are stuck on, maybe someone here will recognise them

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It's OK, I was looking in the wrong place for my installed languages :rolleyes:

I should have been looking in Settings > Keyboard :woot:

EDIT: ffs, I have 10 more languages installed than the app allows me to choose. :angry:

EDIT 2: Just went ahead and selected the lot. Update in progress :)

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It's OK, I was looking in the wrong place for my installed languages :rolleyes:

I should have been looking in Settings > Keyboard :woot:

EDIT: ffs, I have 10 more languages installed than the app allows me to choose. :angry:

EDIT 2: Just went ahead and selected the lot. Update in progress :)

lol, nice when everything goes smoothly eh

When I updated from 7.5 to the official Mango 7.5 I ended up with my video recorder acting up, stuttery video and most of the time wouldn't save so I had to do a full reset of my phone to fix it, so after that I decided to just do full clean flashes rather than updates that take hours and might not work at the end

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This does seem to be taking a while. Backup, reboot, download, reboot, install, reboot, download, reboot......... :/

Fingers crossed I don't have any issues.

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This does seem to be taking a while. Backup, reboot, download, reboot, install, reboot, download, reboot......... :/

Fingers crossed I don't have any issues.

I read someone saying, set it going and check back in a couple hours

The last update I got through Zune seemed to take forever

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All done :)

Seems ok so far (Y)

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All done :)

Seems ok so far (Y)

wow, quick, good stuff :)

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man, I wish that MS would be more transparent on this update... or at least say SOMETHING :/ I have the HTC Trophy on Verizon and have not been able to force the update. I am patiently waiting for HTC to allow the update through, however it's been two weeks and I'm sort of afraid they won't push it out.

I will hopefully be able to upgrade to WP8 soon, but I'd like to have 7.8 for at least a few months first :)

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OK, so now Zune is telling me that there is an update available!

Phone says the current OS version is 7.10.8858.136

Firmware revision: 1750.0805.8773.12220

Fingers crossed this doesn't **** **** up :/

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Update seems to have gone OK.

Firmware version is now 1750.0823.8858.12460

No change to the OS version

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Updated a spare 710 I had and I'm pretty disappointed overall - more one step forward and one step back. While I knew going in it was just lipstick the reality of that didn't fully set in until the update was complete and I saw first hand that MS, in typical style, has managed to rub salt in the platform's wound one more time, as they have done countless times before. (Removing the media controls from the lock screen, really?)

Four platforms that I want no part of, whats a consumer to do. I was actually optimistic for a second that the 'other fixes', you know, the ones they asked us to submit, twice, would have been partially included and not just more hyperbole fromt WP dev/management.

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Update seems to have gone OK.

Firmware version is now 1750.0823.8858.12460

No change to the OS version

Not sure on the firmware numbering for the 800, my 710 was on 12121 for 7.5, and 12460 is my 7.8 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

wait, didn't they already say they're updating at least some models?

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