You can force through the upcoming Lumia 800 software update in a few steps, improves battery life


  • uranus

    This is ridiculous. Like selling a car and then telling the new owners they have to reprogram the fuel injector.
    I would not buy this garbage fail. There is no reason why new phones can’t come with super batteries like the razr maxx

    • Tharan

      Much like Android, huh? Where manufacturers leave it to developers to fix bugs and improve battery life. Also, neither Microsoft or Nokia are promoting this. This is merely a workaround which will get you the update faster.

    • Dan

      At least there is an option and support from the Manufacturer to improve their device. My craptastic HTC Amaze battery I am lucky to get half a day with regular use. Can get 1 day with little use at all. Guess what, theres no update coming out for it and support is basically dead in the water. The reason why I am moving to Nokia when their WP8 handsets launch.

  • sp

    any word on if this works for the 710 as well?

  • swizzlerz

    tricking or forcing a softwear update to your phone could voide your waranty if incorectly installed causeing your phone to brink…

    my advice wait till the update comes naturaly to your device you dont want to mess around with your phones os….

    • swizzlerz

      i mean BRICK… as in malfunction durring instalation.

  • 403TechGuy

    Did it to my factory unlocked Lumia 800 and it worked like a charm. Thanks! 🙂

    • Stef

      Hello 403TechGuy,
      I hope you are well !
      Tell me, after doing the update did you have improvement over you battery life, as John say.
      I will do mine tonight at home

  • Sam

    Easier than forcing an update to an Android phone.

  • dillinger23

    dude…. your instructions were fine except for one very very important thing. I realised too late that i should have pressed B so i had a backup!!

    The update has not worked for me. (UK T-Mobile Black)

    it shows as the correct firmware, but now i have a predicted 7 hours of power!!!!????? and NONE of the listed improvements to camera or anything, and i f i try to reflash to a previous firmware or even the same firmware to retry the process fails and tells me “error. installation failed on phone, no applicable packages”… it is now f***ed.

    I take full responsibility, but if ANYONE can help me get it back to the official UK firmware i would be eternally grateful….. HELP, PLEASE!!!!!!! :o/

    • tatten berger

      i have the same “packages” issue… dont know the answer how to fix it but at least i remember to push b at first try. hope you get your machine to work!

  • Chris

    On Telus and ran this with no issues from a virtual machine no less (I’m on an iMac so really not much choice). Worked like a charm!

    I would recommend using the “B” option though just encase it does screw up.

    Anyways, applications, photos, even my browser history are all there! I look forward to the much improved battery (it has been my only complaint about this phone so far!).