How to force update Nokia Lumia 800 & 710 to latest software

Nokia has started rolling out Windows Phone 7.5 (Tango) update to Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 devices, which is now available for selected regions. Well, if the update is not live in your region, don’t worry folks over XDA-Developers forum have managed to get the Tango update cab files for Lumia 800 & Lumia 710 smartphones, which can be used to force update the Lumia devices.


Updating  Instructions:

You will need these software:

The Procedure:
  1. Make sure Zune is installed and working correctly with your phone. You must have it set so that it’s the primary sync relationship, if the sync relationship is set to guest mode the update will not work.
  2. Double click on the WP7 update tool, inside you’ll find two versions, x64 is for 64bit versions of windows, X86 is for 32bit versions of windows. To check which version you have click your windows start button, right click the  ”computer” button, select “properties” and you’ll find the information in there.  Now you know your version open the correct folder and you’ll find a file called “Setup-UpdateWP-Xxx.exe”, run this file and it will install itself. You’ll see it start to install then disappear, that is normal.
  3. Extract the contents of the file to an empty folder on your PC, you’ll see two folders and a batch file “Wp7 Update Cab Sender”.
  4. Copy the software update .cab file you downloaded to the same folder as the batch file, this is important. Do not extract the contents of the .cab file.
  5. Connect your phone to the PC, allow it to sync with Zune as normal, then close Zune leaving the phone connected.
  6. Run the “Wp7 Update Cab Sender” batch file and you’ll see a DOS style text window asking you to select a letter. To start the procedure press the letter “S”. Do not close the text window, as it shows you the progress of the procedure or any warnings. Do not disconnect your phone until it is up and running again.
  7. Sit back and watch as the progress is updated in that window, first the phone will reboot then it will display an updating screen. After a while a white bar will start to move across the screen showing the progress, when it’s finished the phone will reboot. From sending the cab file to the phone to the procedure completing it takes around 10 minutes. When the phone reboots it will tell you that the update completed successfully, now enjoy your freshly updated phone!

You should find that your phone updated without any loss of data at all and that it is still the correct regional version. I do not believe that this procedure voids the warranty, but I cannot guarantee that. No carrier branded is added or removed by using this update

Check out the XDA-Developers thread for more info :- XDA Forums 

The latest upcoming Tango software update will brings the following new features to Nokia Lumia 800 & Lumia 710 smartphone:

  • Internet Sharing (Wi-Fi Hotspot) L Share your mobile internet connection over Wi-Fi with up to five client devices or computers.*
  • Flip to silence: Silence incoming calls by flipping your phone face down.
  • New apps: After updating, your Nokia Lumia 800 or Nokia Lumia 710 will be ready to install exclusive new applications available in the Windows Phone Marketplace (Camera Extras, Counters, Contact share, and more).

Disclaimer: Following this procedure is entirely at your own risk, SymbianTweet will not be responsible for any damage.


  1. said1310

    XDA has a 20 or 30 files what file i have to download?

  2. Yuvraj Gupta

    it is showing update unsuccesful….

    do i have to download and keep all languages along the .cab files and batch???

  3. Raúl Camarón

    I had a problem with this update. I downloaded  this cab, for my Lumia 710, and its a RM-803 type. I was wrong with the last number :(. Now the phone reboots continuously… How can i brind back my mobile to life?. The update was succesfull but with a wrong firmware :(.

  4. lumpaywk

    if anyone is still having trouble following this there is a better way here its the same way really just the guy has downloaded all the files into a nice easy zip and is much clearer.

  5. aminul

    can someone help me please, my phone does not let me update by force and i am missing these features

  6. aminul

    for some reason my phone does not let me update, any ideas? thanks

  7. lumpaywk

    This should now be official so you should get it via Zune. If you have not updated yet I would raise a ticket with Nokia.