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How to: Force Mango

September 27, 2011 43 Comments

Many moons ago the NoDo update was being distributed but many were not getting the update notification on their phones. This obviously led people to resort to other methods to get their hands on the update. That’s exactly what is happening now.

Now that the Mango update is being distibuted, those not receiving it are left frustrated. Fortunately we have the solution on how you can get your hands on the Mango update right now. The method used is the same one as when NoDo was being distributed. Here’s what you have to do:


1. Start Zune
2. Turn off Data connection and Wifi on the Phone
3. Connect the Phone with the PC (USB)
4. Start the update search in Zune
5. About 3 seconds later, disconnect your PC from the internet (Turn WLAN off).
6. Zune finds Mango-Update. Press OK.
7. Connect to the internet again and install the update.


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  • S Stegh

    I don’t used this way to get the update.
    for me it allso works when I simply connected my phone to zune and it atomaticly found it.

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      Yeah but not everyone was as lucky to get it on the first day… Some have to force Zune to enable the update   🙂

      • Alex W

        Hey does it work with the LG C900k?

        • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

          From my experience – it works with any device. Just make sure that the Mango update is already rolling out for your carrier

        • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

          From my experience – it works with any device. Just make sure that the Mango update is already rolling out for your carrier

  • http://twitter.com/CameronSolu Cameron Solu

    My phone wasn’t finding the update by itself, so after a few tries with this method it worked! I had no idea this was a legitimate way for forcing WP7 software- thanks guys!

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      NP!!!   :)   Glad you are all set…

  • Me

    Am I the only one that just re-installed NODO with this process?

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      umm… you might be lol
      The trick here just forces whatever update your device has pending – are you sure you had NoDo before?

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      Also you might have had a few updates pending… try doing it again – might be a total of 3

  • stik

    What if my pc is a wired connection? How does the wlan affect that? Also, which update search in zune? The one under software, or phone?

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      make sure your zune software is updated.

      Just disconnect the wire instead of wifi -  When you are ready then update the phone

  • Holzmiento

    Think I also just got a NoDo update again. I got only one update and am still 7.0

  • Urmistake

    I think im updatting to nodo again . ffs don’t try this guys

    • WP7 Connect

      Make sure you guys have the latest Zune software…

  • WP7FTW

    Downloading the Mango part as we speak, I’m so excited… 😀

  • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

    For those of you that are having issues. Make sure that you have the latest Zune software

  • Anonymous

    I get the prompt to update after trying to force the mango update.  Then it downloads and tries to install. But then I get Error code 80180048 – I have tried 4 times.  Any ideas?  Any help would be appreciated: Zune software up to date.  Still sitting at 7390. *sigh*

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13
      • Anonymous

        Thanks – Yeah I actually ran that and it finished.  I was so happy. (even ran the walsh tool again and it said “congrats you do not need to use this too” message.  Tried to run the force update trick.  That worked too…but then I got that error code again at the end of the install.  And I am following all this stuff to the letter.  I will have to try again when I get home.  Thanks for trying to help.  I appreciate it!

        • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

          Really thats odd… I had a friend get the same error and thats how we fixed it.


          • Anonymous

            Samsung 1.3.  Still working on it

          • Anonymous

            Ahhhm. So I read and re-read the keyboard options. Yes I have English – that is checked….ohhhh *facepalm* – Languages “PRESENT” on your phone. I feel so foolish. once I check all the ones “PRESENT” on my phone….Updates are running like a champ now. Pass this on to others who maybe are making the same mistakes. Thanks!

          • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

            Great Job!!! Glad you were able to fix it… Are you running Mango now?

          • Anonymous

            Yes sir! I probably will not be to productive at work today running my phone through its paces. Thanks again for your help!

  • Icocitto

    someone with samsung focus v 1.4 could force it??

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      Nope sorry…. This only works for devices that are currently in the process of getting Mango.   V1.4 users will have to wait till the end of next month – sorry

  • http://www.facebook.com/xXBloodyTearsXx Aaron DeCosta

    does it work for htc surround?

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      Sure!!!  : )

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001847860476 Kibby Jimenez

      Yes it does i am updating mines right now, i have an HTC surround,
      I have a few tips.
      when clicking on UPDATE, once you click on update in zune IMMEDIATELY turn off wifi, if it never works then just restart the comp or shut off ,
      REMEMBER that once you do get the notification that there is an update, remember to turn your wifi ON before clicking yes or ok, (it happened to, yes i was disappointed at my self aha)
      good luck.

  • Trenton864

    Can you force it with Windows 7 connector on Mac?

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      I haven’t tried that personally but it is worth a shot… Good Luck!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PNCSSE6DYEUDNN2BIM5GMNHE3E Ashton

    Im having problems, it gets to the update but doesnt download Can you help ?

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      Sorry – I didn’t notice your comment earlier… Have you fixed the issue?

  • Alex W

    Does it work with the LG C900k

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      As long as the update is rolling out for your device/carrier – you should be fine  🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/stevecbaxter Steve Baxter

    Worked for me on my HTC 7 Mozart. Thanks very much, was getting very frustrated waiting for Orange to finally push it out to me!!

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      Glad we could help…

  • http://www.facebook.com/stevecbaxter Steve Baxter

    Worked for me on my HTC 7 Mozart. Thanks very much, was getting very frustrated waiting for Orange to finally push it out to me!!

  • Styve

    i can’t do it, it keeps telling me that i need to disconnect and reconnect my device. and i have to check my internet connection.
    error 80072EFF

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      sorry – just saw this…… were you able to get Mango?

  • Anonymous

    Hi, I did this with my HTC HD7, and now that I need to talk with the supplier about another issue, they say that my warranty is voided because I forced the update. To me, this is utter bull. What do others think?

  • Amresh

    Now automatic update is live by Microsoft, so no need to
    update your firmware forcibly   or choose any alternate method to update your
    Nokia Lumia 710. Just connect your mobile to Zune and use the normal method to
    update you phone. Have fun…  

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