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Windows Phone 7.8 update resumes, won't cause live tile issues

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Windows Phone 7.8 update resumes, won't cause live tile issues
A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft paused the Windows Phone 7.8 update rollout due to a number of software glitches, the most serious of them being the misbehaving live tiles. Simply put, the tiles could not update properly, which was not only annoying, but also costing consumers precious megabytes.

At that time, only about 16% of the people who were supposed to get the new software had it already running on their devices. 

Windows Phone 7.8 update resumes, won't cause live tile issues
Well, now it's time for the remaining 84% to jump on board as the update is now available once again, free of live tile issues. Nokia Care was among the first few who brought the good news via Twitter. It stated that the Windows Phone 7.8 update has gone back live at 20:00 East European Time (UTC+2) - that's 2:00PM U.S. Eastern Time. 

So in case you still have a smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5, get that microUSB cable out and hook it up to a computer running Zune. Feel free to let us know down in the comments when the Windows Phone 7.8 software lands on your smartphone as well.

source: Nokia Care (Twitter) via Daily Mobile

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:08 1

1. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


so if i already have 7.8 for like a month now, will we also get an update on that previous 7.8?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:36 2

2. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


okay, i just updated the original 7.8 (7.10.8858.136) with this new one (7.10.8860.142)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:37 2

3. Goreknight9 (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Same here :P

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 17:31 1

4. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


I'm with AT&T and bought a Lumia 900 version 900.1 and have yet to receive Windows 7.8 update. I'm disappointed by their lack of urgency (not that I expected it). I do not want to get the update by the time I can upgrade.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:04 2

5. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


you can simply update the phone with the "force" method in about 30 minutes (worked for me):

1. start zune
2. turn off wi-fi and cellular data on the phone and connect it to your PC
3. click on update
4. after about 2-3 seconds disconnect your PC from the internet (either unplug the cable or disable the network card/wi-fi adapter)
5. zune finds prior update 7.10.8779.8
6. after update is installed, repeat the above process, zune will find prior update 7.10.8783.12
7. after update is installed, repeat again, zune will find the original 7.8 update 7.10.8858.136
8. i'm guessing after this update the newest (above mentioned 7.10.8860.142) will be automatically detected by zune (at least for me it did), no need to repeat the network disable trick.
9. be happy with your 7.8 phone. :)

ps.: you might need to try a few times in order for zune to catch the updates.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 14:16

9. macfire111 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


i have tried your method to update my at&t samsung focus 2 , but to no avail . I'm not sure what i have been doing wrong !

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 17:23

10. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


it requires a few tries, don't give up too early. i had to disconnect like 30 times before my zune catched the first update. after that it was like 3-5 tries at most for each update.
BUT it is also possible, that this method is not applicable anymore. and i don't know if the guys at xda know anything better.

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 12:07

12. Reecardo (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


I do not why I have update 7.10.8862.144 and work well any problem

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 18:46

6. Marcus_h (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I am trying with Window Phone 7 Connector on my Mac, but no joy : (

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 19:48

7. Credo (Posts: 693; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


just updated it, still working the same, cyan Lumia 900 user.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:35 1

8. NateAdam8 (Posts: 193; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 08:59

11. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


a new upadte is now available: 7.10.8862.144

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