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Tips to Get Internal Mango Windows Phone 7 Update

Inspired by the Windows Phone 7 “NoDo” update tricks (1, 2) Chris Walsh and Long have come up a way to get something even better, an early in-development version of the Mango update.

The hack, albeit extremely simple in retrospect, involves overriding the update server which the phone checks to a Microsoft staging server (-int) used for testing. It just so happens the current one is hosting build 7510, an early build of the upcoming Mango release.

Hack to et WP7 Mango update

Without a further ado, the directions. Enjoy.

  1. Edit your HOSTS file under “%WinDir%\System32\Drivers\ETC\hosts
  2. Add an entry “updateservices.windowsphone-int.com updateservices.windowsphone.com
  3. Download USAIP and connect to any US-based VPN (ex. USAIP L2TP California)
  4. Use username “demo” and password “demo”
  5. Connect your Windows Phone 7 to the PC and start Zune
  6. Disable WiFi on the phone
  7. Open “phone” settings on the phone
  8. Manually search for an update within Zune
  9. After a few seconds (~15 seconds) disable data connection on the phone
  10. Enjoy the sweet juicy fruits of your labour


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