Can’t wait four weeks? Here’s how to get Windows Phone 7.5 Mango now!

Windows Phone 7.5, also known as Mango, was released today… but there’s just one catch: the update won’t be available to all phones right away. In fact, only 10% of phones will receive the update by the end of the week; Microsoft hopes to cover 98% in a month’s time.

But if you’re too antsy to wait, there’s a way to get Mango now! Thanks to the guys at WPCentral for being able to find this information.

First thing’s first: you need three updates to get to Mango, which are 7392, 7403, and 7720; also you should back everything up! Now that you understand that, here are the steps you need to take:

  1. Connect your Windows Phone to a PC and launch the Zune software
  2. Click on Phone > Settings > Update. Allow the software to tell you whether an update is available. If so, skip this guide. If not continue to the next step.
  3. Time to force the update. Click another button (any of the options above or below the word Update). Then click the Update button again, and this time disconnect your computer from the internet after 1-2 seconds. Do this by pulling out the Ethernet cable, disabling Wi-Fi, etc. If it says your phone is already up to date, you didn’t disconnect quickly enough and need to try this step again.
  4. Wait 30 seconds or so and Zune should display a notification that an update is available. This is 7392, the first Mango pre-update.
  5. Now reconnect to the internet and continue with the update process through the Zune software.
  6. After 7392 is fully installed, you may receive a notification that another update is available. If so, install it now. If not, proceed to the next step.
  7. If the second update isn’t popping up on its own, repeat steps 3-5, causing the 7403 update to appear.
  8. Install 7403, brave reader. Speeding right along, isn’t it?
  9. Mango time! At this point, Zune should automatically start installing the last update, 7720, aka Mango. If it doesn’t happen automatically, force it like we did in previous steps.

And there it is. After you’ve successfully gotten Mango, make sure to head on over to WPCentral and personally thank them!