With the latest information from AT&T regarding the 8107 update (specifically that they don’t plan to offer it) and the news that the HTC Titan and Samsung Focus S will reportedly be discontinued soon, the forced OS update issue has been brought up. as an alternative.
Indeed, there is a relatively easy way to force any Windows Phone to 8107 in about 15 minutes (after you get all the files you need in place), and in fact, we just did it with our Samsung Focus S, mainly because we have shit-ton windows phones here and might take a chance.
We’re assuming you don’t have additional phones and therefore we can’t confirm this because:
- You can «upgrade» your phone, which means you’ll increase your chances of future updates ( if will they ever happen, hmm)
- It’s a little stressful
- You shouldn’t have done this amirite ?
Having said that, if you still want to go down this path, we can say that it works, and if you follow the instructions to the letter, you will have 8107 on your Windows Phone (you simply will not have any «tweaked» OEM firmware go with him).
Once again, we must emphasize that we do not support this method and we would rather AT&T just release an update. If you mess up your phone, it’s all on you.
So, against our best judgment (and Raphael’s wrath), we are going to publish our tutorial on the subject. Read on if you dare…
What will you need
[ Обратите внимание: в этом руководстве предполагается, что вы работаете с операционной системой сборки 7720 ] The first thing you need to do is download the necessary files, these are:
- WP7 Update Cab Sender
- 7740 update cab file
- 8107 update cab file
- Language packs (see below)
- Additionally: WPSupport X86 or x64 tool (for those with COM issues or errors)
You will also need a computer, the latest version of Zune Desktop, and a micro USB cable.
We use the official Microsoft tool to back up phone data and then send OS updates (as CAB files) directly to the device. Language packs are 100% required and vary from device type to device type.
We can’t stress this enough: setting up languages properly is key to this process — you’ll have problems if you have too many or too few language packs (see previous problems with this method). On our Focus S, we had to install all 22 language packs, which, yes, was a problem because we had to download them all individually. If you have more than 22 language packs on your phone, DO NOT do this update and stop here .
Update: on AT&T HTC TITAN only English (US) is installed, so this the only one required language pack. ATTENTION & Samsung Focus S needs everything 22.
For your convenience, you can download all the above files (except languages) in one ZIP. You can get this file here.
AT: How do you know which languages to use?
Check your language packs
On Windows Phone go to » Settings» -> «Region + language» and find » Language interface». There you should see all language packs installed on your phone. As we mentioned above, we have all 22 installed on our Focus S. You need to go and check .
And by verification, we mean write those languages down. Alternatively, you can use the included version and language from Heathcliff74.xap (you will need an unlocked developer phone to install) and it will list all language packs and codes. If you only have 5 languages on your device, then you should have these 5 language packs ready. If you have 22 language packs, use all 22.
Here are the individual languages you need to download in the same directory as the OS installation files from above:
English (US) Language Pack, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (simplified) , Czech, French , spanish, ), )
If you need all 22 in one frame just download this file. DO NOT install additional languages .
Download the ZIP file here (as described above in the first section) and unzip everything into a new folder. Add the required language packs. Your file folder should look like the image below (assuming 22 languages needed; AT&T Titan users only need 1 language pack here). Check and double check this.
For those with an AT&T HTC Titan or Sprint Arrive, your settings should look like this:
Ready to install
- Make sure your phone is at least 50% charged
- Connect your phone via USB to your computer and close Zune Desktop (yes, close it)
- On your computer, navigate to the location where you extracted the OS update: Cab Sender -> Tools -> x86 / x64 (choose one based on your system architecture)
- Run UpdateWP.exe (Note: you should see a DOS screen, flash and disappear)
- Go back to the main directory and run WP7 Update Cab Sender.bat.
- Select «B» (this will backup your device to Zune, then install updates)
- Pray to your chosen God or the Flying Spaghetti Monster
You should now see a screen similar to the one below with detailed device information and your phone’s current backup. It will then install OS 7740 and OS 8107 (you need to do both), along with the required language packs.