I updated 2 Arrives today. Both went perfectly.
Everything appears to be working fine. Compass is still broken. but it's expected now on the 1st gen phones.
Small Tiles are fantastic. The phone over all is much more responsive.
The new colors are great. Lots of nice additions, such as, can now add multiple attachments to messages.
I used Seven-Eighter to do it. I really tried the force method of update from Zune and kill inet, but this didn't work, so,,,,
If this messes up ability to get further updates I figure, you know, they didn't push any previous updates and I had to force Mango using the Zune Trick
so what the heck, might as well. Will be getting a WP8 around the end of the year anyway. I still like WP7.8 and WP8 along with Win8 and soon possibly Surface Pro.
But MS needs to bypass the carriers and push out these updates to everyone. The carriers don't care about Windows Phones yet, but they will.
Keep the following in mind.....
I ran this update on my Desktop running Windows 8 64bit
I updated both phones from Mango 7.5 (7720)
When you start, I do believe you need Zune 4.7, I downloaded 4.8 and installed on my laptop (Win8 64bit also) and the 78er app gave me issues about not finding a Zune file.
So i decided to try it on my desktop and it prompted to download some dev tools. I said yes, installed them and continued...
After the dev tools install,, quit and restart 78er.
Select English, it's the first one you find in the list, don't just highlight it, you have to make sure there is a check in the box.
I was only asked once. If you are asked more than once, make sure you do what I suggested each time. As has been suggested through out this thread
What I did, turned on Airplane Mode
Set the phone to never sleep or lock, and disabled the password
Set your PC to not sleep at all, just in case for whatever reason the PC tries to sleep, this could cause the updates to fail and possibly brick your phone
Play it safe and set it up to not sleep or anything.
MOST importantly, LEAVE THE PC ALONE, don't touch it, close whatever apps you may have running before you start the update
Don't surf, don't do anything else on the system, just leave it alone and just watch for any prompts as needed.
Let it complete, don't get impatient, it will tell you when it is done, can't miss that part.
don't worry about how long things might take, could be longer than others are saying
Let the app do it's thing, you will be glad you did.
If you did all of this, chances are you will have a smooth update. Enjoy.
Thanks to jaxbot for the app.