This Trick Might Get You The Windows Phone 7 NoDo Update Early

Don’t want to wait until sometime in April for the NoDo update to appear via your carrier? OCW has a suggestion for forcing the Zune desktop software to offer you the latest version even if it hasn’t been officially released.

You can read the full details of the hack at the link below, but essentially it involves disconnecting your PC’s network connection while Zune is looking for an update, which under some circumstances appears to make it automatically offer you an update to the latest version.

I’m heavily qualifying that statement because I had no luck whatsoever getting this trick to work with my own Optimus 7Q. Whether that’s because my particular version of Zune is too up-to-date, I didn’t time the disconnection stage right, or the trick doesn’t work outside the US is anybody’s guess. But if you are hanging out to get copy and paste on your WP7, it’s not particularly hard to give it a try. If you get it working, we’d love to hear about it in the comments.

The simplest way to force update Windows Phone 7 with ‘NoDo’ March 2011 firmware [OCW]

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