Windows Phone 7.8 rolling out to Nokia Lumia devices

Nokia has announced today that Windows Phone 7.8 is now being pushed out to all Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900 devices. The company also stated that 7.8 has already been shipping on the Lumia 510.

They stated that following extensive testing, the platform is now ready for end user consumption and that consumers will begin seeing update notifications over the coming weeks. 

The 7.8 update will bring a host of new features to the platform but the one item most users are likely waiting for is the update to the start screen. The 7.8 update will give users the option to change the sizes of live tiles like Windows Phone 8  and also give the option of rotating lock screen images using a third party source.

While 7.8 is not a perfect solution for current owners of Windows Phone 7 devices, it certainly helps to bridge the gap between Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7 since Windows Phone 7 devices will not be updated to Windows Phone 8.

Source: Nokia

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Yay - Disconnect-trick is tricky, but worked for me:
Denmark
Nokia Lumia 800 (probably unlocked but bought via TDC) "about" in Settings says:
Denmark SW variantID 514 v.01

Got the disconnect trick to work but now it seems to be stuck trying to download the update. Guess I'll keep trying and see what happens.

Upgraded my 710 last night, the new startscreen is very nice. Some other newbies too.
Very nice upgrade for us 7.5 users :-)

Has anyone noticed their volume (particularly when listening to music using headphones) had gone noticeably lower (Lumia 800)? It's like 30 has become what ~21 used to be... Pretty disappointed about that. That was one of the main things I use my phone for. Hopefully I can find some new ear buds that are louder... Kind of ironic with their warnings that loud sounds can damage your hearing...

pretty sure I followed the instructions above correctly - waited 3 seconds - disabled the network but nothing happens - clicked off phone - then back to phone then update and of course it can't connect to the server -

You're disconnecting too quick if it says you can't connect to server. The third time around I had to play with it a few times until I disconnected at the right time. Sometimes it would work quicker, sometimes I had to wait a tad bit longer than 3 seconds...

Also, don't disconnect the cable - open your Adapter Settings and disable from there

10thmandown said,
Just got 7.8 on my unlocked Trophy. Looks great so far.

NEVER use that evil disconnect "trick". You risk Zune not updating the phone radio/drivers and there's nothing you can do to get them installed but to reflash stock with third party tools (with the usual risk of bricking) and redo all updates from start.

ggosack said,
OK I must have missed something - what disconnect trick?

Start zune, connect your phone, disable data and wireless on the phone. Go to settings under zune, then your phone, click on update, and after 3 seconds stop your LAN/Wi-Fi connection on your desktop. Zune will tell you you have an update available. Turn the internet back on, and let it install.

No update here yet. Disconnecting simply tells me that it can't connect to the update server unless I'm doing it wrong. You say 3 seconds but if I wait even 2 with the cable plugged in it would already say no updates available... oh well...

Try disabling your adapter instead. That'll give you more acurate timings on how long you've waited. Also, keep in mind this will probably vary depending on internet speed.

The update is available for ALL windows phones. I wasnt getting the update but the disconnect trick worked for my HTC Mozart! Go try it! WP7.8 is awesome.

Out of curiosity, did it start pulling the 7.10.8779.10 update first, and then 7.8? I'm asking because i also tried the disconnect trick, and it's currently installing that.

Edit: had to do the disconnect trick. Now it's updating to 7.10.8783.12

Edited by KRazpopov, Jan 30 2013, 9:30pm :

Not on my Lumia 800 in Melbourne, Australia yet. I bought the phone unlocked (Australian stock) and it is at the correct older version according to the web page provided earlier 1750.0805.8773.12220

Where is my update :-(

kilimax said,
My wife's HTC Trophy is on Vodafone UK and currently updating to 7.8

I hope that means it's on its way to my Trophy on Verizon...

My wifes 610 on vodafone uk recieved two updates first a nokia update then the WP7.8 update. My 800 only recieved the nokia update, so far the no 7.8 also vodafone uk.

OK, well seeing as some people with HTC devices are also getting an update, i tried my luck with my unbranded Omnia 7. No update for me yet.

My HTC 7 Surround on Telus just got a update today, perhaps its 7.8. i'm waiting till the updates done, but i'm a little surprised to see an update for my device.

Dale said,
Windows Phone 7.8 is now available for the HTC 7 Surround on Telus!

that's weird! I got the same phone, same carryer and still nothing!

Cool. Can't wait to update my Samsung Focus S. Been wanting to try the Nokia transfer app to transfer my files to my Lumia 920.

airedwin said,
Cool. Can't wait to update my Samsung Focus S. Been wanting to try the Nokia transfer app to transfer my files to my Lumia 920.

Nokia Transfer App? Does this let you copy game saves and stuff to a new device? I haven't heard of it before...

....wow this is such bull****. this update could not have been launched at the same time as 8? its just the start screen and bing wallpapers....that took 4 extra months!?? those who bought second gen devices - we certainly got ****ed in the ass hard....my butt hurts. i mean where is kids corner? or background voip (other os's have had that for over 7 years now, wm had it, so did blackberry.)? i hope ms world burns to ashes, android here i come.

"this update could not have been launched at the same time as 8?"

WP8 is waaaaaaaaay more important to both MS and manufacturers. Other questions?

Obviously MSFT wants an incentive for ppl to upgrade. The start screen will for many, many people be more than enough to stick with their WP7.x phones for a while longer. It really gives you a different phone altogether..

jorel009 said,
....wow this is such bull****. this update could not have been launched at the same time as 8? its just the start screen and bing wallpapers....that took 4 extra months!?? those who bought second gen devices - we certainly got ****ed in the ass hard....my butt hurts. i mean where is kids corner? or background voip (other os's have had that for over 7 years now, wm had it, so did blackberry.)? i hope ms world burns to ashes, android here i come.

Wow, now that's a rant...

A shame business sence and development understanding eludes you...

sense...not sence. its a shame that spelling eludes you. wtf do i care about "business sense" for? i am the consumer, i am not selling the phones; i buy them. as for development....i am a software eng, i understand dev better than you most likely. if you are happy getting ****ed in the ass by ms...well then you are just into some kinky ****! but don't worry most people in this world are the same as you, they don't really care if they get screwed over by a company.

Well this now means for sure that any WP news out of MWC in a few weeks will be about 8. I'm ready for some news about 8.1 or 8.5.

GP007 said,
Well this now means for sure that any WP news out of MWC in a few weeks will be about 8. I'm ready for some news about 8.1 or 8.5.

That would be awesome. I'm still waiting for Verizon to get a phone that I want. LOL

My Zune says "Your phone is up to date - 7.10" on my Lumia 800 which sucks, it better work soon! Been waiting for this day, no matter how disappointing it may be for us.

Which region and carrier? Curious if my fiancee can update her Lumia 800 in the US on AT&T, or if I will have to force it.

pickypg said,
Which region and carrier? Curious if my fiancee can update her Lumia 800 in the US on AT&T, or if I will have to force it.

Brazil and the carrier is Claro.

This update has been available via Nokia Care Suite for probably a month or two now. I wonder why they decided to take so long in pushing it out via Zune.

KRazpopov said,
This update has been available via Nokia Care Suite for probably a month or two now. I wonder why they decided to take so long in pushing it out via Zune.

They probably waited for carriers, I'm pretty sure this covers all of those as well.

jorel009 said,
what is the version number?

I feel sorry for all the suckers that bought into a 7.8 WinPhone that have been left behind with 8.0

Can you say FRAGGGMENTATION

Darrah Ford said,

I feel sorry for all the suckers that bought into a 7.8 WinPhone that have been left behind with 8.0

Can you say FRAGGGMENTATION


Trolls... Gotta love them. I don't know what I would do if you people actually got lives and had better things to do... LOL

Darrah Ford said,
Can you say FRAGGGMENTATION

This isn't what most people mean when they talk about fragmentation. Fragmentation is used in the context of developers, where they have to programme their apps differently for different phones and there's no way to simply make one app and expect it to work on all phones. Apps for WP made using Silverlight will work on WP7 and WP8. Apps for WP made using the WinPRT APIs will only work on WP8, and there's nothing unusual about a new version major version of an OS having a new developer platform.