Upgrade To Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Beta On Any Device [Hack]

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The beta version for the Windows Phone 7 update is out now by the name of Mango. WP7 users and developers have shown a huge amount of interest in this new release. But for most people it’s going to be a bit of a disappointment when they come to know that to get Mango beta you need to have a developer unlocked phone, otherwise Microsoft isn’t letting you have a slice of their mango pie just yet. But that’s what the officials think. Some developers have very different ideas about who should get to use Mango beta, and according to them, it should be open to everyone. Just follow the guide below, and you will be able to get a fully-functional Mango beta on your unlocked Nodo device.

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XDA forum’s AlexDP has come up with a way around this obstacle. The procedure is simple enough but comes with a few hazards and risks. With full comprehension of the dangers involved, if you still want to try Mango on your phone follow the instructions stated below.

Disclaimer: Please make sure that you have ample rooting, hacking and flashing experience before you try this hack. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible if you end-up damaging your device.

Instructions:

  1. Download this file package. The package comes with Zune (for syncing and updating), a ROM flasher, the Mango update, and a “MangoB2-DevRetailUpdate.exe” file to check if your phone is developer unlocked. You can skip the Zune part of the download if you already have it.
  2. The EXE file needs to be fooled if you don’t have a developer-unlocked phone. Jailbreak is one option, which is possible through this method.
  3. If you are too late to use jailbreak (it stopped working after 7008), then this package is exactly what you need. First of all and most importantly, save the backup file the package makes as it is absolutely essential. Without it there won’t be any way to upgrade from Mango beta ever again.
  4. Now you are ready to run the file downloaded earlier. This will install the Mango beta on your phone.
  5. Reboot and you now have Mango beta on your developer locked phone.

The fix seems to be working fine on most phones although some users have complained that it could be too dangerous and has the potential to leave your device bricked. So if you are brave enough, and really craving for the Mango update, do follow this rather straightforward guide.

For details, visit the XDA forum thread.

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