NoDo has started rolling out to a lucky few, but many are still waiting on their carrier (*coughAT&Tcough*) to push out the update. In the wake of these delays, a new workaround to force the update has popped up, which involves tweaking the phone to make it think it’s Hungarian. As always, your mileage may vary. It originally popped up here, but has been expanded here. The current instructions are:
1. Download USAIP.pbk from here, then open it and connect to EUROIP PPTP Hungary
(This connection is automatically closed after 7 minutes!)
and connect your phone to the PC
(If “Network Connections” doesn’t open, apply the registry entry from here and reboot your PC)
2. Disable WLAN (Wifi) in your phone, but be shure to have FLIGHT MODE off and that in “Settings” > “Phone update” both checkboxes are checked
3. Start Zune and keep it running all the time
4. Switch to cellular settings on the phone
5. Manually search for an update within Zune (“Settings” > “Phone” > “Update”)
Important step 6.:
After a few seconds (about 10-15 seconds for me) disable data transfer on the already opened settings tab on your phone
–> The update shows up!
(You can now terminate the connection and download the update using your “normal” internet connection)
If it doesn’t work (cognizable by the fact that you get a time out error) retry steps 5 and 6 and vary the time until you manually disable data transfer! (step 6)
Users report this tutorial works with WIFI! So if you aren’t successful try to use your phone’s WIFI connection instead of your cellular data connection (be sure to set cellular data off this time).
(Thanks goes to vi3txlifv, mikmik111 and kapanak)
A trick to get the right timing (thanks Hardmen):
Get a stopwatch and stop the time until you get the Zune update time out. Subtract 0.5 to 1 seconds and that’s the time you have to shut off the data connection.
Chris Walsh has a related tweak, but it involves registry hacking.
As always, you screw up your phone, it’s your own damned fault.