Install Windows Phone 7 Mango update now, if you dare…

Mobile phones, Tech Digest news, Windows Phone 7

MangoPhone.pngThe Mango Windows Phone 7 update has been doing the rounds for develoeprs back in July, so it’s surprising we’ve had to wait this long for the update to leak online.

But leak it has, and today you can put the final version of Mango on your phone ahead of its official release date.

The XDA Developers forum have put download links to Mango alongside detailed installation instructions online for those who are looking to give the DIY update a go. You’ll need a WP& handset running either an earlier Mango beta-build or a post-NoDo update. With those parameters met, anyone with a HTC HD7, HTC Mozart, Dell Venue Pro and LG Optimus 7 should be able to get update working.

However, keep in mind what Microsoft’s Eric Hautala, the general manager for customer experience engineering, said back in April:

“Wait. If you attempt one of these workarounds, we can’t say for sure what might happen to your phone because we haven’t fully tested these homebrew techniques.

“You might not be getting the important device-specific software we would typically deliver in the official update. Or your phone might get misconfigured and not receive future updates.”

As ever then, proceed at your own risk.

Via: XDA Developers

Gerald Lynch
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