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Official Windows Phone Mango update leaks out

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Official Windows Phone Mango update leaks out
Let's face it, waiting for official releases is awful. We're constantly getting news, images and teasers on everything that's on the horizon, but the actual release date for this stuff is always farther away than we would like. We've been seeing info coming out for Windows Phone Mango for quite a while now, and just when we thought we might see the update pushed out early, it turns out September 1st is just a rumor, so we still don't know when the official update will roll out. Luckily for everyone, the dev community over at XDA loves to get their hands on things early and send it our way. 

So, if you just can't wait, the official Mango RTM build 7720 has leaked out and is ready for unauthorized updating. Now, we aren't advocating the unauthorized update, and anything you do to your device is your responsibility, but we know that there will be those of you out there who have been waiting for this. The instructions seem a bit involved, so don't expect an easy flash experience. The early reports are showing success in updates on all devices and networks, so if you want to give it a shot, the files and instruction links are below.

source: WPCentral

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posted on 12 Aug 2011, 19:36 3

1. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Sooooo tempting...but I'll have to wait for the official release. With my luck, I'll do it right and be the only one to brick my device.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 07:16

5. BigEaze22 (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 May 2011)


sorry, mouse moved to thumbs down on accident, but i'd say the same thin you do

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 20:09 1

2. Penny (Posts: 1143; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I'll second that. Tempting, but I can wait.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 22:08 2

3. mangoNOTHNAKS (unregistered)


Mango seems to mainly focus on social apps too me is not very important plus the layout is not my taste so mango no thanks.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 23:02 1

7. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


social apps is what is popular, so that is why you hear a lot of marketing and a lor of talk about it. MS marketing efforts have been poor and the iPhone's success is due to its popularity with the social crowd.

Dig deeper and you will see much much more substance inWP7 with our even without Mango if you allow yourself to be open.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 13:45

6. JesSsSs (unregistered)


Those "English" instructions are very tough to decode.....

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 09:06

8. aximtreo (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Oct 2010)


For those of you waiting, I can understand the hesitation. I went for the Beta 1 then the Beta 2 and now 7720. My Trophy is the envy of my friends with Android and IOS. My only fear is that since I went this direction, I may not be able to update to the valid Mango. I took the chance because the Trophy is a first WP7 phone and I plan to get the second generation phone in the fall; so less of a chance than some.

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