How To Force The Mango Update

Don’t feel like waiting for Microsoft to roll out the official Mango update on your phone? We’ve just heard word of a way of forcing the update to happen, courtesy of WPCentral. Now, as always, you do this at your own risk, but it sounds like a number of users around the world have attempted this, and that they’ve had a great amount of success. Here are the steps, as recommended by WPCentral:

  1. Connect your Windows Phone to a PC and launch the Zune software
  2. Click on Phone > Settings > Update. Allow the software to tell you whether an update is available. If so, skip this guide. If not continue to the next step.
  3. Time to force the update. Click another button (any of the options above or below the word Update). Then click the Update button again, and this time disconnect your computer from the internet after 1-2 seconds. Do this by pulling out the Ethernet cable, disabling Wi-Fi, etc. If it says your phone is already up to date, you didn’t disconnect quickly enough and need to try this step again.
  4. Wait 30 seconds or so and Zune should display a notification that an update is available. This is 7392, the first Mango pre-update.
  5. Now reconnect to the internet and continue with the update process through the Zune software.
  6. After 7392 is fully installed, you may receive a notification that another update is available. If so, install it now. If not, proceed to the next step.
  7. If the second update isn’t popping up on its own, repeat steps 3-5, causing the 7403 update to appear.
  8. Install 7403, brave reader. Speeding right along, isn’t it? ;)
  9. Mango time! At this point, Zune should automatically start installing the last update, 7720, aka Mango. If it doesn’t happen automatically, force it like we did in previous steps.
Let us know in the comments if you have any luck with this. Hopefully you can get your hands on the update a couple of days early.


  1. Donnie says

    Started it with the 7392 update following the instructions provided. Worked perfectly. Had to go out to eat now though. Can’t wait to get home and finish it up.

  2. newfiend says

    This process worked perfect for me. Running mango right now.. Its awesome love it so far it’s a bit tricky to time but it does work!

  3. jtzako says

    I tried this many times and it does one of two things for me:

    “Your Phone is up to date”


    “Cant check for updates right now.”

    I’ve tried disconnecting anywhere from immediately to about 3 seconds after clicking update. (any longer and it goes to the next ‘Your phone is up to date’ screen)

    • jdubdoubleu says

      Check for an update as you normally would and let it tell you if you have an update or not, if it says your phone is up to date, then recheck for an update again then You need to disconnect your internet or turn off your wi-fi from your computer once the 2 second mark hits. wait only 2 seconds then turn off or disconnect the internet. This worked for me after the 3rd try. it works, trust me.

  4. Wurm says

    My story (problem & solution):
    I have HP laptop @ my work. We have VDSL, but we use (internal) Proxy server for the internet. This method didn’t work when I pull out the Ethernet cable – I tried 15-times or more (everytime “Phone is already updated…”). After beer-brake I tried same method, pull out the Ethernet cable and find “free” Wi-Fi from our neighbour. Success in 1st attempt (disabling Wi-Fi after 2s of update search)! So it works!!!

    But I don’t know why didn’t work with “Ethernet cable”??
    -or there is problem we have too fast internet (and I was too slow with disconnect) or
    -there is some Firewall or Proxy problem on Zune

  5. mikentucky says

    Cannot move cursor fast enough across screen and then thru diconnect procedure.Argggggghhhhhh! Samsung focus.

  6. JP says

    Hi, I did this with my HTC HD7, and now that I need to talk with the supplier about another issue, they say that my warranty is voided because I forced the update. To me, this is utter bull. What do others think?

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