Why can't I get the 7.8 update on my Windows Phone?
2013-02-15 02:17:00 UTC
I have Nokia Lumia 710 and the 7.8 update was released on 31st January but now half a month has passed but I haven't got any update and stuck on 7.5. My friend has Nokia Lumia 610 and he has updated his phone. Someone tell me why haven't I got any update.
Six answers:
2013-02-18 04:22:28 UTC
It is because your phone isn't ready for the update. When it will be ready, a notification will come to your phone then you can update your phone. After the update, you can install some new apps like Bluetooth share.
2013-02-15 09:08:09 UTC
Probably your carrier is not ready to push the update.However you can always force the WP7.8 update to your phone. Below you can find 2 ways to force update on your Lumia , i did get the update by using the second method (LG Optimus 7)

1. WP7.5 to WP7.8 force update via zune

1. Turn off the cellular data and wi-fi on your windows phone.

2. Connect to the computer to launch Zune.

3. On Zune, after "synch complete", go to settings and click "update". Count by seconds and stop when it says "your phone is up to date" and remember it.

(note: immediately start counting upon clicking update)

4. a. Change to a different tab other than update in the settings. (i prefer clicking "wireless synch" since its the nearest to it)

b. Disconnect phone, then reconnect it. (may not be necessary)

5. after a while, click "update" again and count 1 second less than the total time counted when you did step 3.

(example: when you counted up to 10 seconds upon doing step 3, here on step 5 count only up to 9 seconds; its 1 less than 10)

6. immediately disconnect from the internet after doing step 5. (fastest way would be unplugging the internet cable at the back of your CPU)

7. You will now have a notification saying "an update is available for your phone". Reconnect your internet and then hit "update".

(note: do not change tabs like in step 4.a. when steps 5 to 7 are done successfully. Also, click the update button below the notification and not the one in the tab list.)

8. You will now be redirected to a dark page of zune (the update page), this time hit "update now".

There will be 3 updates so you will be doing all these steps 3 times.

-First update will be some fixes to app purchasing and marketplace.

-Second update will be some fixes to WP and support for phones without camera hardware button.

-Third update will be the main WP7.8 update itself.

2.Update do WP.7.8 with Seven-Eighter tool by WindowsPhone Hacker

This tool will install the official, RTM Windows Phone 7.8 update today, right now. It's easy. Just click Install 7.8, then select the desired language packages. Then wait

Basically, the tool acts as a wrapper for the UpdateWP file, and contains all the updates and their language packs. Using this tool has the same risk as using the manual cab method, so keep in mind that I'm not responsible for the chance something goes wrong, despite that being very low. It's also a tad experimental, but it seemed to work for a great deal of people while I was sleeping, so have at it ;)
2016-12-18 10:40:28 UTC
Windows Phone Sdk 7.8
2016-03-10 02:51:27 UTC
I guess that the Nokia don't say nothing about that.Windows phone not is androids,him don't receives updates everytime,you need to wait.So,the windows phone is great or not?Sorry for my English,I'm Brazilian rsrsrs.
2013-02-15 03:48:24 UTC
Windows Phone 7.8 SDK Update Released

Posted by Anand Narayanaswamy on Feb 07, 2013




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Microsoft recently released Windows Phone SDK Update for 7.8 that enables you to provide Windows Phone 8 experience in your Windows Phone 7.5 apps and adds two new emulator images for 256 MB and 512 MB devices to your existing Windows Phone SDK 7.1 or Windows Phone SDK 8.0 installation.

The update enables you to test drive how your Windows Phone 7.5 based apps live tiles will look and behave when they are run on a device running Windows Phone 7.8. It also include Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 update but you should be already running a Windows Phone SDK 7.1 to use it.

You will be able to view minimalistic UI and Windows Phone 7 device skin as soon as you run your app after the installation of this update. It enables you to make your app's tile smaller after pinning it to the start screen and also provides support for wide tiles and flip tile template. Moreover, secondary tiles can be enabled with support for Flip, Iconic and Cycle tile templates.

According to official sources, the recently released update is the last ever update for Windows Phone 7 handsets, which has been orphaned by the company’s platform shift to Windows Phone 8 which is built on a different kernel.

When asked about why Microsoft is abandoning WP 7 and shifting towards WP8, a Windows Phone spokesperson commented:

While it is true that Windows Phone 8 is a generational shift in technology requiring new hardware, we care deeply about our existing customers and want to keep their phones fresh.

We are therefore providing the most iconic feature of Windows Phone 8 - the new Start screen experience - to existing customers via a Windows Phone 7.8 update which will be rolled out to as many devices as possible in early 2013.

Existing customers will not lose any functionality and will continue to benefit from services such as SkyDrive, Xbox Live, Office Mobile, Bing and more than 125,000 applications currently available in the Windows Phone Store.

Our OEM partners continue to deliver innovation for existing Windows Phone devices - for example, Nokia offers Lumia customers some exclusive apps like PhotoBeamer, Cinemagraph and others. In addition developers can continue to create applications that will work on both Windows Phone 7.5/7.8 and Windows Phone 8 devices.

When Necroman asked about the possibility of an offline installer, Cliff Simpkins, Product Manager, Windows Phone Developer Experience replied:

Unfortunately, we don't have an ISO/offline installer for the update. I'll inquire and see if we can get one spun up, but I wouldn't count on it short term.

However, Michael Crump, Program Manager, Telerik has already created an offline installer for the Windows Phone 7.8 SDK and is available for free.

According to Tron 42, new emulator for 7.8 is not compatible with Windows 2008 R2 Server. However, LanceMcCarthy suggested to check Joe Healy's blog regarding issues related to Hyper-V and WP emulators.

Dinchy87 commented:

I tried this with appextra in my app but i get this error "Warning 1 The element 'Deployment' in namespace 'http:// schemas . microsoft . com /windowsphone/2009/deployment' has invalid child element 'AppExtra'. List of possible elements expected: 'App'."

Cliff commented:

Are you putting it in the right portion of the WMAppManifest.xml? You'll want to put it BEFORE the App element - most of the time when I've seen that error, I've put it at after the App element.

"I can not find the c++ support as you promise," says Michael Hansen

"As to C++, we added support for DirectX support and C++ via WinPRT components as part of the new kernel/platform in 8.0 - the 7.8 release still takes advantage of the old kernel," mentions Cliff in reply to Michael's comment.

Niels9001 posted:

I also have the error with the update installed on Windows 7 x64 with Visual Studio 2010. I can't run my app, as its an error.

Cliff replied:

I've verified (both personally and with the team) that the tooling in VS 2010 will indeed throw an error with the AppExtra element. The issue is happening because there were no changes to the VS2010 environment with this patch
2013-02-15 03:50:14 UTC
go in setting n about phone.

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