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Does Mango RTM introduce a shared calendar bug?

imageWe Love WP reports that the 7720 build of Windows Phone 7 Mango, released to manufacturers and already turning up on handsets for sale, appears to have a bug not present in the 7712 beta released to developers.

WlWP reports that it appears 7720 users are not able to edit items in shared calendars on Windows phone 7.  Changes are made on the handset, but not synchronized online, even when users have the required permissions.

They note that when the same issue is tested on build 7712 calendar entries are synchronized as expected.

Have any of our readers run into this problem? Let us know below.

HTC HD2 WP7.5 Mango RTM ROM nearly ready

HTC HD2 MANGO 7720 & CUSTOM UPDATE PROCESS from Xmicky on Vimeo.

WP7Mod is showing off a Mango ROM with build 7720 for the HTC HD2.  The software still only has some issues with the SD card but is nearly ready to go.

Are many of our readers still hanging onto their HTC HD2s and waiting for this hack? Let us know below.

Thanks Milad for the tip.

Hack Windows Phone 7.5 7720 RTM to your phone now (if you dare)

imageApparently the flashing tools Microsoft has been using to update Windows Phone 7.5 beta to the RTM version has leaked onto the internet, and can be downloaded now.

The archive comes with elaborate instructions in German, which is translated below.

My edit of the instruction file:
Caution: Do this at your own risk, no one is to blame if your update fails
Prerequisites:

-Phone with Nodo (7392), Mango 7661 (Beta) or Mango 7712 (Developer Beta)
-Micro-USB cable
-PC with at least 20 GB of free disk space on C:
-external hard drive or USB flash drive with up to 16 GB of free space
-1.5 – 2 hours

Instructions:
1. All contents must be extracted to a local disk, not a backup/external disk.
2. Install the zune beta client version 4.8.2134.0 (comes with the downloaded file)
3. If necessary, run the flashing tool "updatewp" from the folder "update tool" install right version for your system, 32 – or 64-bit
4. Connect Device via USB to the PC
5. Close Zune software, if it opens when connecting
5a. —-If your device is already using 7661 or 7712, go to Step 16
6. Open the "NoDoToRC" folder and run the file "ISV_Provisioning_Live.exe" with admin rights (right click on the file..)
7. The tool will now create a backup of the phone. This takes quite some time, depending on how much you have installed on your device.
8. The phone will reboot and are starting communication with a "special" update server. If necessary, enter PIN code if activated on your device
9. Please dont close the update tool until it say its finished.
10. In the directory "C: \ Users \ <user> \ AppData \ Local \ Microsoft \ Windows Mobile Update,"there should be the newly created backup folder with a cryptic name. Please feel free to copy the folder to a secure location (external hard disk, etc.) and keep safe!

Repeat to yourself many times: "Yes, I have copied my backup to a secure location"

11. Now start the Zune client (with your phone connected) and it will begin looking for updates.
12. Build 7403 will now be found found and installed.
13. After 7403 has finished updating, the update is moving seamless to 7712 – the public developer beta.
14. If everything is done properly: Congratulations, the phone is in now running build 7712
15. Close/exit Zune.

Now please pay attention:
16. Copy the "RCToRTM" folder to "c: \"
17. In the RCToRTM folder, locate the "ISVTo7720.bat" and run as admin /still right click on file…)
18. Several updates will be installed, and the phone might reboot a few times. If applicable, please enter the PIN code.
19. If everything went smoothly: Congratulations, the phone is now on RTM 7720
20. Show of your RTM to your friends..or w/e :-)

There is a reasonably good chance that flashing the RTM, which is only slightly different from the 7712 build out already, will leave your device in a state not updatable by the official release, but then, if you made a NoDo back-up, it should be possible to get back to the straight and narrow.

As usual the hack is at your own risk.  Be sure to read the associated XDA-Dev thread here and the updated, more legible instructions here.

Thanks Omar for the tip.

WP7.5 RTM 7720 leaked in China, running on the HTC HD7

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That did not take long. Via WPCentral we learn that the team DFT have managed to lay their hands on the Release to Manufacturers build of Windows Phone 7.5, and seem to have loaded it on the HTC HD7.

Windows Phone 7 Mango only went RTM officially 5 days ago and we know it has at least one extra feature not present in the developer beta 7712 released a few days earlier, access to hidden WIFI networks.

It is not yet know if the leaked build will be made more widely available, but 7712 will likely be fine to hold us over until the official update in 2-3 months time.