Simple trick to force the Mango update


27, 2011

With the Windows Phone 7.5 update only being rolled out to 10% of users initially the impatient many many want an early piece of the action.

It seems the old “disconnect the internet“ trick  from the NoDo days also works for forcing Zune to deliver the Mango update to your phone.

The step by step instructions are:

  1. Connect your Windows Phone to a PC and launch the Zune software
  2. Click on Settings/Update. Allow the software to tell you whether an update is available. If so, skip this guide. If not continue to the next step.
  3. Click the check for update button again, and this time immediately disconnect your computer from the internet. Do this by pulling the Ethernet cable, disabling Wi-Fi, etc.
  4. Wait 30 seconds or so and you should receive a notification that an update is available.
  5. Now reconnect to the internet and continue with the update process through the Zune software.

Seems simple enough. Let us know if it works for you.


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