[sc:mobile-category ]Previously I updated my HD7 to WP 7.5 Build 8107 manually and now that Tango is out (Build 8773) it’s time to do it again!
You can go over to the XDA Forums and find the links to the update cabs here.
Something I missed in the first manual update was to figure out which languages my phone had installed on it. In reality it doesn’t matter much as I only use English, but for the sake of completeness this time I downloaded and installed the “version and languages” app that’s contained in the first post at the XDA forums thread. Of course if you don’t have an unlocked phone that’s not going to work 😉
It turns out Bell ships several languages with the HD7:
- 0407: Deutsch
- 0409: US English
- 040C: French
- 0410: Italian
- 0C0A: Spanish
So the first thing I did to my phone was to load the extra 4 languages from the original 8107 update that I performed. At this time I also did a device backup, just in case anything went wrong later on.
Note, if you try to send a language to the device that isn’t on the device it will fail the installation of all the cab’s you’ve sent. So make sure to send the right ones.
Getting to Tango actually requires two updates to be done, the 8112 update and then the 8773 update. I’m not sure what 8112 contains, but it seems like a small move up from 8107.
Using WP7 Cab Sender makes it easy enough to send the update and unlike the first time I decided to install the languages and the update at the same time. This seems to have worked fine and I repeated the process for 8773. Having taken the backup while installing the language files for 8107, I didn’t bother repeating it again during the 8112 ro 8773 updates to save time.
Like before, I did all these steps on my development phone before executing them on my primary phone.
So far everything is still working, tethering is still enabled so it all looks good.
Happy Canada Day everyone!