Yesterday i was just surfing around the web to find out if there’s an update released for the first generation Windows Phones specifically for my HTC 7 Mozart, which enables tethering i.e Internet Sharing via Windows Phones.Caught up in discussion with some of my friends over Twitter and coincidentally as spotted earlier yesterday by pradeep from WMPU.
Tough he got the notification yesterday itself,as we know the notifications always tend to be some what tricky and takes some time to hit on one’s Windows Phones,so today i tried the oldest and the most successful trick to force the update on my HTC 7 Mozart.So all you HTC Windows Phone owners who are eager to get the Internet Sharing update on your device here’s what you need to do.
First of all,connect your phone to your PC and open the Zune PC software,hit the update button and see if you are getting any update notifications,if you are not getting any new HTC Windows Phone update notification do the following.(keep the phone connected and the Zune Software open)
1.Hit the update button on Zune,only this time around when the software is checking for update disconnect the internet connection after 5 seconds.
2.You will now see the HTC update notification for your Windows Phone.
3.Now reconnect your Internet Connection and hit the update button to proceed further with your update.
The update with the firmware 2250.21.51007.401 would eventually be installed on your phone after the usual 10 steps update process of Windows Phone update ,duration of the update depends upon your network speed and the amount of current data in your phone,since after downloading the update it also needs to back your phone up before installing the update on your phone. .
4.After completion of the update (with 10 steps) go to settings tile of your phone and scroll down to check the Internet Sharing option on your device,from there you can configure your sharing with other devices from your Windows Phone securely.
You can connect upto 5 devices to your Wifi Internet Sharing from your Windows Phone.The updates is slowly rolling out worldwide and in some parts of the world its carrier dependent,so all those having carrier branded HTC Windows Phone devices make sure that your carrier supports Tethering.Happy Sharing :D