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You cannot upgrade a Windows Phone 7.x device to Windows Phone 8. This can be confirmed by a post in the Nokia Forums. Windows Phone 8 is a generation shift from Windows Phone 7.5 and will not be available for current devices due to the hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8. That said, an update will be made available which will, amongst other ...


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This is not possible as Windows Phone 7 supported different processors.


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This question was really unexpected! Short answer: no. Windows Phone 7's last update is dated back to 14 March 2013. Also, the last few updates didn't included new hardware support but only some software improvement. Without hardware support there is no chance to get WP7 working on a Nokia Lumia 930. It's not only about processor or instruction set: screen ...


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The Lumia 610 was launched as a Windows Phone 7 device. Windows Phone 7 is based on the Windows CE architecture (CE stands for Compact Embedded- this was an operating system that Microsoft deployed to embedded systems such as mobile phones). Unfortunately, shortly after Windows Phone 7 was launched, Microsoft went down the route of unifying all of it's ...


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Type in your friend's name and after the last character of the name typed (and before hitting space), tap the name which gives you and option like this: Tapping the +[Somename] adds that word to the dictionary and will no longer be auto corrected.


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This means that if you are currently using WhatsApp on a Windows Phone 7, you will be able to continue to use WhatsApp on that phone during this period. However, as part of this process, after July 1st, 2016 it will not be possible to create a WhatsApp account on a Windows Phone 7 nor move a WhatsApp account to a Windows Phone 7. It means that only ...


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Just contacted support via their twitter account. Unfortunately they said a version for Linux is currently unavailable. Source: https://twitter.com/WinPhoneSupport/status/494647002945576961


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Click on your friend's name to select it, and you should see an option in the suggestion bar like +Dany. Click +Dany and it will add your friend's name to the dictionary.


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The file upload capabilities have been extended with IE11 on WP 8.1, now allowing you to upload photos, videos, documents, music, ringtones and downloaded files. http://ryanjoy.com/2014/04/file-upload-in-ie11-on-windows-phone-8-1/


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Your best bet is to export from your old Microsoft account and the import that data into the new account. To do this, start at the bottom of my answer here, and then go to the top and work your way down. If they are associated only with Facebook, simply go to Settings -> email and accounts -> Add -> Facebook If you have two Facebook accounts, I'...


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The last version of WP you can install on your Lumia 610 is Windows Phone 7.8. The exact version is 7.10.8862.144, released the 14th March 2013, as you can see in the WP 7.8 versions history table. Assuming the download doesn't take too long, the update should take 30-40 minutes.


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Windows Phone 7.x only allows apps to be installed via the store app itself; Whilst you can download the xap from the store, you can only use this to install on phones running Windows Phone 8.0 or later.


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Regardless of the type of app, you can't force an app written for WP8+ to run on Windows Phone 7 devices since those are using APIs that don't exist on these older devices.


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The easiest way to rid the volume controls of music playing is to play a video. It can be a video you recorded with your camera, or one you've synced to your Videos section. Start and end the video, and the music is no longer in your volume controls. It's a workaround, but it's much quicker than rebooting the phone.


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For Windows Phone 7.x devices, (according to Deezer Customer Support), you cannot login with Facebook, but must use a Deezer account; to quote their support: To get a new password go to the Deezer home page on a computer and before signing in to your account click log in and make use of the "forgotten password" option.


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Adduplex regularly provides statistics on the OS & device market share within the Windows Phone ecosystem. The latest report is from April 2014, with WP 7.x running on 19% of the phones.


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It may just be that the APN settings have got lost. If you know what they are for your network, you can go to settings > cellular (assuming US English) and edit the APN in there


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You might get back all of them if you connect your facebook acount and your Live.com (Windows Live) acount back. You may go to Settings, and then to |Acounts and then add an acount. Then you have to add the same live ID that you've been using while on WP7. Then you connect via the Acounts tab your Facebook. Restart the phone and your contacts should be on ...


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Windows Phone (both 7 and 8) uses Silverlight to decode different image formats and until the Apollo update for Windows Phone 8, WP did not support .gif file types unless developers used a third party library such as .NET Image Tools to decode animated gif types. So to answer your question, saving an animated .gif from Internet Explorer on to your phone ...


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Since I recently given my old WP7 device to family note, just a note: While adding Microsoft account and deleting the old one sounds like correct idea, I realised you are not able to delete a Microsoft account which was the device set up with at first boot The only way to do it, sadly, is factory reset


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This is intentional, to save battery, and cannot be configured to behave differently on Windows Phone 7.x. As soon as you turn the screen back on, it should attempt to reconnect to known WiFi connections, and carry on using that. It shouldn't affect any apps, as these also get suspended automatically, when the screen turns off, unless they request ...


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You need to make a .bsp file for it. The same as if you were installing windows ce 5.0 or 6.0. That way the OS knows how to deal with the hardware.. From there, you can build the image and (somehow) upload it to the phone. You have to have a copy of the build environment, or know someone who does. I went thru the same crap with my Lumia. (unsure of the ...


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You are using a Nokia Lumia 610 and WP7.x. As of the official Windows Phone 7 support page: Windows Phone 7 has reached end of support, so services and functionality for this version of Windows will be discontinued over time. ** Download apps and games FAQ, You may not have the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system (OS) on your ...


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You can use an app like: Keep Alive Wifi: http://windowsphonehacker.com/articles/experimental_keep_alive_for_wifi-08-10-12 I am not sure if you needed a rooted/unlocked phone for that, but I use(d) the app and it worked pretty good :)


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From the start screen, swipe left Scroll down to and tap Messaging. Touch and hold the number you want to block messages from. Tap block number... Tap ok.


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Windows Phone 7, which is what the Lumia 900 uses, does not have the ability to block calls. Some carriers do have call blocking at the network level, so you may want to check. This is particularly true for abusive callers, as opposed to unwanted commercial callers. Here is a link from AT&T discussing this. Windows Phone 8.1 includes call blocking, ...


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The solution is to remove the Microsoft Account on the Windows Phone 7 device, and switch it to a different account. Go to Settings -> Email + Accounts -> and 'Add an account'. Have them enter THEIR Microsoft Account, not yours. After that, select your Microsoft Account and remove it.


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About one month ago I simply uninstalled the app from my phone and downloaded it again from the store. I didn't get any app reset since then. I'm not marking this as an answer since it is not technically proving it as a solution, but one month without any issue smells good enough for me to post it here. Hope this helps others.


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It is not possible to backup a phone without booting it up. However, in this case any data that are on memory card is obviously safe and can be backup. If i remove the battery and leave it for few hours (e.g. 24 hours) and next day it will start fine and I can see my data as well. but after 2 -3 mins Within this time, you can connect your phone to PC via ...


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Another solution (maybe a workaround) is to exit the textbox by touching something outside of it, then entering the textbox again. Now it doesn't suggest anything and entering a space will not change the word.


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