[HOWTO] Update from NoDO to Mango since official Zune 4.8 Update

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Jay_uk1185

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Aug 28, 2011
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Hey Guys,

I have been a long time viewer of XDA and found it incredible useful for both Android and WP7 communities.

I have just updated my Samsung Omnia 7 to the 7720 (RTM) build of Mango after the official Zune 4.8 came out. This meant that it took lots of trial and error and basically mashing instructions from a few different tutorials to get the build running.

As I can't find much reference for people who are trying to do this post-4.8 i thought it would be helpful to post what worked for me. I will try my best to link to the original threads for the steps and downloads I used and I take zero credit for the hard work done by those who wrote these tools and scripts.

(MODS: As this is my first post I couldn't put this in the Dev/Hacking forum, if up to scratch and necessary could you move it there?)

So here we go:

You will need:
WP7 Handset running NoDo
MicroUSB Cable
Windows 7 or Vista PC
Patience
A couple of hours to spare

Please note that as per every other tutorial of this kind, you are doing this to your own phone... don't blame me if things go bad!

This method of updating will remove your Chevron Unlock - if your a homebrew fan then i would look for other tut's or wait for official update!

1: Download this "Mango for All 0.3" from here
2: Extract the folders in the zip file to C:/takeonetomango .
3: Download "7720.rar" from here (originally found in this thread)
4: Extract the contents of 7720.rar to C:/ (VERY IMPORTANT! - you should end up with C:/RCtoRTM, C:/Zune etc).
5: If you currently have Zune and the Windows Phone Support tool - UNINSTALL THEM.
6: Open C:/Zune and run "Startzunelocal.exe" to install the (now old) Zune 4.8 Beta.
7: Open C:/Zune/Update and install "UpdateWP.exe" from either the x86 or x64 folder depending on which windows you use. (This is something of an idiot test. If you don't know which you should choose - stop here. Put the down your phone, uninstall Zune and put the official zune back - you should wait for the official mango update as this can seriously damage your phone.)

Explanation: So far, all the tools used to provision the phone and force the updates rely on the version of Zune and the WP Support Tool to match. Since the Zune 4.8 was officially released, there isn't a matching Support tool, which will cause all these bat files to fail their checks. This is why we will be rolling back to the old 4.8 beta a couple of times, just to please those checks.

8: Now you should have Zune Beta and the supplied UpdateWP installed. Now navigate to C:/takesonetomango. Plug in your phone and quit zune (you may need to wait a few minutes for the windows device driver to install). DO NOT UPDATE ZUNE AT THIS POINT. QUIT ZUNE.
9: With your phone plugged in and zune no longer running, right click "Update.bat" and run as Administrator
10: Follow the steps that appear in the command prompt. This will now do a backup of your phone and move it to a safe place (this is because you will need to go back to NoDo to get the official Mango update).
11: Go and put the kettle on. This is now going to take a while depending on how much stuff you have on your phone.
12:When the backup is done, it will move this backup to a safe place. Press any key to start that and finish drinking your coffee.
13: Once the backup is moved the command prompt will now do the interesting stuff. Its going to "Provision your phone" to trick Zune into thinking your a developer. Follow the instructions and be VERY PATIENT.
14: Once its all done, it will launch Zune. Stop any Sync'ing and go straight to check the phone for updates.
15: It should now say an Update is available and welcome to the Mango ISV beta. Hit Update now. You must update to the latest Zune first - this is fine - go for it.
16: When zune has updated, plug the phone back in and check for updates again. Now it will install the Mango 7712 (beta 2) update. Your phone will restart a couple times, be patient and wait until it has done TWO updates to your phone. Another coffee would be good.

CONGRATULATIONS! You now have Mango on your phone. However its not the latest RTM that you have been hearing about. So lets go install that -

17: With your phone unplugged, uninstall Zune again. And make sure you uninstall the "Windows Phone Support Tool" if it shows up in the program removal list.
18: Now go back to C:/Zune and install that old version again.
19: Now install "UpdateWP.exe" from the correct folder in C:/Zune/Update
20: Plug in your phone. Wait for the device driver to install again.
21: If Zune launches, quit Zune.
22: Go to C:/RCtoRTM and run "ISVto7720.bat" as an Administrator
23: This will take quite a while. All those other files in there are actually the RTM update itself. This one doesn't come over Zune, we only went back to the old zune to satisfy the checks in ISVto7720.bat.
24: After you have drank a few more cups of coffee your phone will have rebooted and installed the RTM release.

At this point you will need to unplug your phone and start playing with it. My apps and files and all settings etc stayed in place so yours should too.

Whilst playing with the new features on there you will want to launch zune and get it to update itself to the official 4.8 again otherwise the phone won't sync with it.

It's important to keep the C:/takesonetomango folder as there is a handy file called "Restore.bat" which will use the backup created earlier to put NoDO back on your phone as Microsoft says you will not be able to get the official release unless NoDO is on your phone.

Hope you find this useful. If I have linked to something and not given credit to the original author please let me know and I will change the credit.

Enjoy :)

Tips:

1. If you have any problems with errors for "prov.cab" users have reported that sometimes rebooting can sort it, otherwise edit the update.bat file with the explicit path to prov.cab. Thanks to everyone in the thread who suggested this to help others!
 
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Help!

Hi.
Trying to follow these directions. At step 9, am getting this error:

"File prov.cab is not accessible. Please double check your file."

Any idea what I might have done wrong? Do I need to uninstall everything and start over again?
 

Mahennemaha

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Aug 29, 2011
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Im actually stuck at step 16 :(
Zune wants to restart the phone but nothing happens and the phone screen shows a picture that i should plug in the cable, but it is already:confused:
zune also consumes 30% of the cpu and that since an hour...

any ideas how to continue ?

/edit
just abort and retry ;)
now running 7720
 
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Just uninstalled everything and am going to start over from step 1.

No disrespect to all of you Mango lovers, but really wish the Pre 3 had made it to market right now. ... I'm sure I'll be more forgiving of some of the Mango shortcomings once I have successfully completed this process. :)
 

dctrdre

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For what it's worth, i followed the instructions and am now successfully running 7720 RTM Mango.

The only stumbling block i had was going from 7712 to 7720, "ISVto7720.bat" was closing seconds after opening, a quick PC restart later however it worked first time, plain sailing aside from that.

Really enjoying all the new features thus far and i'm sure there's more i've yet to encounter - thanks for the clear and easy to follow instructions to help me get there.
 

Jay_uk1185

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Great to hear at least some success with these instructions!

It is a bit hit and miss, to be honest and each machine seems to have its own little subtle differences in the order that it installs device drivers etc.

If you get the problem with Prov.cab double check you have extracted the folder to the right place, the bat files have explicit paths in them (it doesn't just look for prov.cab in the same folder, it looks specifically for C:/RCtoRTM/prov.cab for example).

Jay
 

jeremy.head

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I'm going to try this later on tonight.

I have de-branded my HD7 a few weeks back using the two roms.

RUU_Schubert_O2_UK_1.57.728.02_Radio_5.52.09.16_22.33a.50.10U_Signed_by_ansar

RUU_Schubert_HTC_Europe_1.69.401.01_Radio_5.54.09.21_22.33b.50.10_Signed_SCHUBER*T_RELEASE

I assume this still will work?
 
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lukasgri

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For what it's worth, i followed the instructions and am now successfully running 7720 RTM Mango.

The only stumbling block i had was going from 7712 to 7720, "ISVto7720.bat" was closing seconds after opening, a quick PC restart later however it worked first time, plain sailing aside from that.

Really enjoying all the new features thus far and i'm sure there's more i've yet to encounter - thanks for the clear and easy to follow instructions to help me get there.

Same problem here with a few error messages, but finalli working on LG E900.

Thanks Jay
 

jeremy.head

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Mar 27, 2011
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Just wanted to confirm that it has worked fine. Thanks Jay for putting the guide together.

Sent from my HD7 T9292 using XDA Windows Phone 7 App
 

chris719

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Aug 31, 2011
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Does anyone know if this procedure works for the Verizon Trophy (SparkW), and if not, is there any way to load Mango RTM without developer unlock?
 

AnnihilatorSC

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Apr 17, 2008
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General sanity check question: if one chose to update to Mango via this "unofficial" method, how can he be sure that his phone will be in a "supported" state afterwards? Or, to rephrase, what would be the purpose of updating now just to have to revert to the last backup in order to update officially once the update is released by the manufacturer?
 

henry084

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Dec 30, 2010
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General sanity check question: if one chose to update to Mango via this "unofficial" method, how can he be sure that his phone will be in a "supported" state afterwards? Or, to rephrase, what would be the purpose of updating now just to have to revert to the last backup in order to update officially once the update is released by the manufacturer?

As I know, the beta update in 7712 has all 22 Languages, while the RTM update posted here only has 6.

For those who just use one of those 5-6 default languages should have no problem, but the others who enabled other languages in 7661 or 7712 should have found the update is "unfinished" (I hope someone will notice), though the build is 7720.68 which is supposed to be real RTM.

If the update through Zune has all 22 languages available, it should be worth to update officially. As you know, there are always people who don't want to see the "Not for resale" logo in the boot screen while keeping the Mango features, me too.:)

When someone captures the RTM update files in all 22 languages before the update through Zune, then I will see no point to roll back the update and do once more officially.
 

downloaderintruder

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Jul 1, 2008
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As I know, the beta update in 7712 has all 22 Languages, while the RTM update posted here only has 6.

For those who just use one of those 5-6 default languages should have no problem, but the others who enabled other languages in 7661 or 7712 should have found the update is "unfinished" (I hope someone will notice), though the build is 7720.68 which is supposed to be real RTM.

If the update through Zune has all 22 languages available, it should be worth to update officially. As you know, there are always people who don't want to see the "Not for resale" logo in the boot screen while keeping the Mango features, me too.:)

When someone captures the RTM update files in all 22 languages before the update through Zune, then I will see no point to roll back the update and do once more officially.

Actually, my Trophy only has 5 languages available. I remember that the update will not show all 22 languages, but it will support all of them. Selected languages will only be available on your phone based on the phones firmware region.
 

docles2002

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Dec 8, 2006
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Just updated my hd7 and my wife's focus 1.3v to mango. This walkthrough is definitely great. For the focus i used senboston "ISVto7720" instead of the one in rctortm package. It is in the other THREAD post #508 mentioned in the first post here. With your indulgence, could you please enlighten me on how to use the restore.bat. Maybe another walkthrough for this is needed. Thanks again!.;);)
 

henry084

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Dec 30, 2010
147
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Actually, my Trophy only has 5 languages available. I remember that the update will not show all 22 languages, but it will support all of them. Selected languages will only be available on your phone based on the phones firmware region.
It does support multi-languages shown up since 7004 (cannot said to be support), just not be able to type.

What I mean is the interface languages, which suppose to be a full support, instead of partial support as you have mentioned.

In beta update 7712, language packs will be updated according to your registry settings in NoDo, instead of the ROMs we have. I am just curious if 7720.68 through Zune will update in the same way.
 

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    Hey Guys,

    I have been a long time viewer of XDA and found it incredible useful for both Android and WP7 communities.

    I have just updated my Samsung Omnia 7 to the 7720 (RTM) build of Mango after the official Zune 4.8 came out. This meant that it took lots of trial and error and basically mashing instructions from a few different tutorials to get the build running.

    As I can't find much reference for people who are trying to do this post-4.8 i thought it would be helpful to post what worked for me. I will try my best to link to the original threads for the steps and downloads I used and I take zero credit for the hard work done by those who wrote these tools and scripts.

    (MODS: As this is my first post I couldn't put this in the Dev/Hacking forum, if up to scratch and necessary could you move it there?)

    So here we go:

    You will need:
    WP7 Handset running NoDo
    MicroUSB Cable
    Windows 7 or Vista PC
    Patience
    A couple of hours to spare

    Please note that as per every other tutorial of this kind, you are doing this to your own phone... don't blame me if things go bad!

    This method of updating will remove your Chevron Unlock - if your a homebrew fan then i would look for other tut's or wait for official update!

    1: Download this "Mango for All 0.3" from here
    2: Extract the folders in the zip file to C:/takeonetomango .
    3: Download "7720.rar" from here (originally found in this thread)
    4: Extract the contents of 7720.rar to C:/ (VERY IMPORTANT! - you should end up with C:/RCtoRTM, C:/Zune etc).
    5: If you currently have Zune and the Windows Phone Support tool - UNINSTALL THEM.
    6: Open C:/Zune and run "Startzunelocal.exe" to install the (now old) Zune 4.8 Beta.
    7: Open C:/Zune/Update and install "UpdateWP.exe" from either the x86 or x64 folder depending on which windows you use. (This is something of an idiot test. If you don't know which you should choose - stop here. Put the down your phone, uninstall Zune and put the official zune back - you should wait for the official mango update as this can seriously damage your phone.)

    Explanation: So far, all the tools used to provision the phone and force the updates rely on the version of Zune and the WP Support Tool to match. Since the Zune 4.8 was officially released, there isn't a matching Support tool, which will cause all these bat files to fail their checks. This is why we will be rolling back to the old 4.8 beta a couple of times, just to please those checks.

    8: Now you should have Zune Beta and the supplied UpdateWP installed. Now navigate to C:/takesonetomango. Plug in your phone and quit zune (you may need to wait a few minutes for the windows device driver to install). DO NOT UPDATE ZUNE AT THIS POINT. QUIT ZUNE.
    9: With your phone plugged in and zune no longer running, right click "Update.bat" and run as Administrator
    10: Follow the steps that appear in the command prompt. This will now do a backup of your phone and move it to a safe place (this is because you will need to go back to NoDo to get the official Mango update).
    11: Go and put the kettle on. This is now going to take a while depending on how much stuff you have on your phone.
    12:When the backup is done, it will move this backup to a safe place. Press any key to start that and finish drinking your coffee.
    13: Once the backup is moved the command prompt will now do the interesting stuff. Its going to "Provision your phone" to trick Zune into thinking your a developer. Follow the instructions and be VERY PATIENT.
    14: Once its all done, it will launch Zune. Stop any Sync'ing and go straight to check the phone for updates.
    15: It should now say an Update is available and welcome to the Mango ISV beta. Hit Update now. You must update to the latest Zune first - this is fine - go for it.
    16: When zune has updated, plug the phone back in and check for updates again. Now it will install the Mango 7712 (beta 2) update. Your phone will restart a couple times, be patient and wait until it has done TWO updates to your phone. Another coffee would be good.

    CONGRATULATIONS! You now have Mango on your phone. However its not the latest RTM that you have been hearing about. So lets go install that -

    17: With your phone unplugged, uninstall Zune again. And make sure you uninstall the "Windows Phone Support Tool" if it shows up in the program removal list.
    18: Now go back to C:/Zune and install that old version again.
    19: Now install "UpdateWP.exe" from the correct folder in C:/Zune/Update
    20: Plug in your phone. Wait for the device driver to install again.
    21: If Zune launches, quit Zune.
    22: Go to C:/RCtoRTM and run "ISVto7720.bat" as an Administrator
    23: This will take quite a while. All those other files in there are actually the RTM update itself. This one doesn't come over Zune, we only went back to the old zune to satisfy the checks in ISVto7720.bat.
    24: After you have drank a few more cups of coffee your phone will have rebooted and installed the RTM release.

    At this point you will need to unplug your phone and start playing with it. My apps and files and all settings etc stayed in place so yours should too.

    Whilst playing with the new features on there you will want to launch zune and get it to update itself to the official 4.8 again otherwise the phone won't sync with it.

    It's important to keep the C:/takesonetomango folder as there is a handy file called "Restore.bat" which will use the backup created earlier to put NoDO back on your phone as Microsoft says you will not be able to get the official release unless NoDO is on your phone.

    Hope you find this useful. If I have linked to something and not given credit to the original author please let me know and I will change the credit.

    Enjoy :)

    Tips:

    1. If you have any problems with errors for "prov.cab" users have reported that sometimes rebooting can sort it, otherwise edit the update.bat file with the explicit path to prov.cab. Thanks to everyone in the thread who suggested this to help others!
    1
    I am trying to run Update.bat as administrator, but I am getting the error:
    Code:
    Error: File prov.cab is not accessible. Please double check your file.

    But it's sitting right there in the same folder... I don't understand that:
    Code:
    C:\Users\blah>dir \takesonetomango
     Volume in drive C has no label.
     Volume Serial Number is 382C-5969
    
     Directory of C:\takesonetomango
    
    09/03/2011  09:19 PM    <DIR>          .
    09/03/2011  09:19 PM    <DIR>          ..
    09/03/2011  09:19 PM            20,001 prov.cab
    09/03/2011  09:19 PM               893 readme.txt
    09/03/2011  09:19 PM               289 restore.bat
    09/03/2011  09:19 PM             1,236 Update.bat
                   4 File(s)         22,419 bytes
                   2 Dir(s)  26,015,674,368 bytes free

    Solved: I edited Update.bat to use an absolute path to prov.cab:
    Code:
    "C:\Program Files\Zune\UpdateWP.exe" /iu /enablebackup "c:\takesonetomango\prov.cab"