Feeds

Updating to Windows Phone 7.5

The stone in the Mango

The essential guide to IT transformation

I Zunes

A Boot Camp reboot later and I had the phone plumbed into Zune. If this didn’t work then I’d be screwed. And it didn’t... and for a moment I thought I was. The update and instal process just seem to fly through various stages, and then nothing. The black and white logo that comes up on the phone appeared to be suggesting I plug it in. And seeing as it was plugged in already, I guess I had to unplug/replug it and ignore all those don’t unplug warnings. Twenty minutes of hesitation later, I pulled the plug.

Windows Phone Connector for Mac crash

The handset view: the bar on the top left indicates installation progress

A warning flashed up saying my phone might be OK or it might not. The latter apparently being due to the fact that no back-up had been completed. As the phone blinked at me, I waited in hope that the other possibility – that the phone would restore itself from its previous state – would come to pass. Indeed it did. I was still on version 7.0.7008.0 and Zune was telling me that it had tried to instal version 7.0.7392.0. So I gave it another go. It took longer to go through its various stages but worked this time. Still no Mango though.

With the HTC Trophy still tethered, Zune reported another update – so it seemed like this was going to be a cumulative process. However, version 7.0.7403.0, that was now on its way to being installed, didn’t suggest it was a major leap in dot releases. It occurred to me to unplug and give it a go on Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac, but the fear of the phone becoming a brick was still fresh in my mind, so I persevered with Zune. Also, this update suggested that there was more than one to be installed, and indeed this was so.

Zune for Windows Phone 7

At least Zune tells you what version you're installing

Another reboot and then version 7.10.7720 was coming into land, but it took its time. The numbering didn’t make sense (unless you look it up), why was Windows Phone 7.5 showing as 7.10? Still, it seemed likely that Mango was being squeezed into my HTC Trophy, especially as it took 45 minutes to get there – and I wasn’t wrong. Shame I couldn’t have managed it on the Mac software though – ah, those pesky uncaught exceptions... If the Windows Phone forums are anything to go by, I'm not the only one. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...
Just in case? Unverified 'supersize me' iPhone 6 pics in sneak leak peek
Is bigger necessarily better for the fruity firm's flagship phone?
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?