How to force your Windows Phone 7 NoDo update

Posted: April 1, 2011 in Phones

NoDo update for Windows Phone 7 is out. Microsoft manages all updates pushing from their side without any carrier or OEM interruption. a good step actually toward a satisfied customers unlike what you can find in Android Devices managed by carriers and OEMs. So you will receive a notification in your WP7 indicating an update available for you, then you have to connect your device to your computer, Lunch Zune Software, go to your phone tab, click settings and select update.

NoDo provides a set of real needed features all WP7 users which we used to have even in Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1 and 6.5 like copy and paste, multiple Wifi profiles … full NoDo features can be found here Microsft NoDo

Note that, NoDo is relied on an update released in February 2011, so make sure you have it.

For you people who cannot wait the NoDo notification to be received to your phone (nevertheless, you will receive it anyway) you can follow the steps below.

 
1) Disconnect you WP7 from Wifi and 3G/Data Connection.
2) Connect your WP7 to Zune, go to Phone Tab settings and check for update.
3) Once the search for update starts, wait for 3 to 5 seconds and disconnect your Laptop/Desktop from internet (Wifi and/or ethernet).
4) just wait as the zune will continue searching. don’t disconnect your phone, just wait.
5) The NoDo update will appear for you. here connect back your Laptop/Desktop to internet.
6) Click on Update.

Here you go, the approximate update time will depends on how much data size you have on your WP7 as the backup process is really slow.
I am not sure if this will work with branded devices, but i tried it with unlocked Samsung Omnia 7 and HTC HD7.
Try this and let me know if it works.

Cheers!

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