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Windows Phone – Update info to Windows Phone 7.8 – 7.10.8858.136

Today I took the journey to update my Nokia Lumia 800 to the new windows phone update version 7.10.8858.136. So what does this all mean?   Previously released Windows Phone hardware is incapable of being upgraded Windows Phone 8, due to changes in the kernel requirements and hardware specifications. However, Microsoft announced at the Windows Phone 8 announcement event that Windows Phone 7.x devices would receive a free upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8. This includes me. Nokia’s first flagship Windows Phone Lumia 800 has been updated to Windows Phone 7.8 updated now in several countries. The update includes some of the features present in Windows Phone 8, including the revised start screen.

Some other new features of v7.10.8858.136 include:

  • New start screen UI with customisable sizes of the tiles, as found in Windows Phone 8 – I have been hanging out for this!
  • New splash screen at start-up, the phone displays the new logo of Windows Phone 8 (see photo of this later in this blog post)
  • New logo for basic applications such as Games, Office, Windows Phone Store
  • 20 accent colours (one for the manufacturer or the operator), as Windows Phone 8
  • Improved lock screen similar to Windows Phone 8, presence of dynamic wallpaper (Bing)notifications and probably third-party applications

During the update my phone went through these versions as well:

  • 7.10.8779.8
  • 7.10.8783.12
  • Nokia Update for Windows Phone

Note: If you are about to apply this update, give yourself a free hour to complete successfully.

Below I will show you the progress my phone went through via screenshots. This update is run from the Marketplace within the Zune software. You will need you phone plugged into the computer with Zune installed.

1. MessageUpdate

2. Update In Progress

3. Update In Progress 6of10

4. Update In Progress 7of10

5. Update In Progress 8of10

6. Update In Progress 9 of10

7. Update In Progress - Check Additional

8. Update In Progress 6of10 - next update

9. Update In Progress 7of10 - next update

10. Update In Progress 8of10 - next update

11. Update In Progress 9 of10 - next update

12. Update In Progress - Check Additional 2nd

13. Update 3 - 2 of 10

14. Update In Progress 6of10 - Update3

15. Update In Progress 7of10 - 3rd update

16. Update In Progress 8of10 3rd update

17. Update In Progress 9 of10 - 3rd update

18. Update 4 - 2 of 10

19. Update In Progress 5of10 - update 4

20. Update In Progress 7of10 - 4th update

21. Update In Progress 9 of10 - 4th update

22. Finished


Upgrade complete!

Greg Olsen

Categories: Microsoft, Windows Phone
  1. Dhinesh Panneer
    February 6, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Thanks…. nice and useful…. πŸ™‚

  2. March 23, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    thanks!!! I was lost without your explanation step by step!!! Finally I get the 7.10.8858.136 actua with a lot of patience and thinking that it was not possible for my device…

  3. Pradeep
    April 16, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Thanks a lot for your inputs with screenshots. It really helped me to understand the upgrade process, which I have been waiting for so long to happen on my Lumia 800! πŸ™‚

  4. Halima
    April 23, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Really nice. Thank you so much, i was totally lost too but with your explanation i totally understand.

  5. michal
    April 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Great article. I connected my Lumia to sync some pics and it asked me for update. With this article I understood what’s going on here… Got the latest version 7.10.8862.144 and went thru all versions as described above. THX!

  6. Kharl
    May 19, 2013 at 3:42 am

    very useful.. thanks!

  7. Sooze
    May 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks for this. If it wasn’t for your screen shots and advice that it was going to take an hour I would have really got the peeved off and probably have unplugged it!!!!

  8. ramlee
    August 15, 2013 at 7:48 am

    if i update 7.10.8858.136 this it vl lost all apps and games etc which i using in my phone

    plz reply this

    for this updates
    7.10.8783.12 there is no lose of data and apps etc

    so update 7.10.8858.136 will change our mobile totally thats why i got doubt about it plz anyone reply for this waiting for update 7.10.8858.136

    thanks alot for those who reply

  9. shafqat
    February 14, 2014 at 1:28 am

    if i update the nokia lumia 800 in version ( 7.8 )
    my qustion iz how to instal old vesrion after the update ?
    plz rply

    • February 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      You will need to do a reset of your phone.
      Go to: Settings > About
      Use the button ‘reset your phone’.
      This will take it back to factory settings.
      Hope that helps?

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