Windows Phone 7.8 update (kind of) available for Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 510

Windows Phone 7.8 update (kind of) available for Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 510
Although the Windows Phone 7.8 update has not been released officially for the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 510, there's a way of getting the new software onto these two smartphones. Several preliminary builds are available through a software flashing tool called Navifirm for all of you who are feeling adventurous. 

However, before you reach for that microUSB cable, there's several things that we have to point out. First of all, this build of Windows Phone 7.8 is most likely not the finalized software that will be released officially, even though it's probably stable enough to be used on a daily basis. Also, flashing software manually is not a task for inexperienced users, so proceed only at your own risk.  

Nokia Lumia 510 updated to Windows Phone 7.8

Nokia Lumia 510 updated to Windows Phone 7.8

What Windows Phone 7.8 brings is a new home screen with live tiles available in 3 different sizes, just like in Windows Phone 8. A whole bunch of new interface theme colors have been thrown in, although the background can still be had in either white or black. Also, the lock screen wallpaper can be replaced with the one featured in the Bing application. 

Again, keep in mind that flashing this new software by yourself has its risks. Therefore, it is advisable to just wait until Windows Phone 7.8 gets released officially since the wait is probably coming to an end soon. 

source: winp.cn (translated) via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)
Lumia 510
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB
  • Battery 1300 mAh(8.4h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. Shubham412302

Posts: 564; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

what risk i have updated my brothers lumia 710 with leaked version months ago

2. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

cant find any or what the exact Revision # ?????

3. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

If it is similar to the Symbian days, firmware pushed onto the Navifirm servers are pretty much the final software. And if you have flashed an android phone before, flashing with Navifirm is a million times easier and risk of bricking is fairly low...although I'm not saying it is impossible and you will void your warranty.

4. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

flashed it working good till now ... moving on

5. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

@those who flashed: whats new besides the much-hyped features? bluetooth file transfer? I am interested in more subtle things such as message backup, send business card, a faster/better IE, some minor tweaks around the OS...

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