GET STARTED DEVELOPING FOR WINDOWS 8 WINDOWS PHONE AZURE WITH APP BUILDER
Joey did a bad, bad thing. I violated the warranty on my Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone. But sometimes good comes with bad. From my take, the "bad thing" was voiding the warranty on this particular Dell Venue Pro. But so far I think its worth it. The good thing I did was take my 8gb Dell Venue Pro and make it a 32g Dell Venue Pro.
There is also a video version of this post available on youtube. Quite interesting to watch the old SD card getting pried out!
DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS YOU WANT TO VOID YOUR WARRANTY OR TAKE A CHANCE AT BRICKING YOUR PHONE. IN FACT, DON'T DO THIS AT ALL, JUST READ AN ENJOY...
FIRST STEP - Get a 32g Micro-SD Card - I had no clue what brand was best or certified, so I simply went for the biggest one clearly labeled class 6 a KomputerBay card costing about $60 .
SECOND STEP - Protect yourself - Your phone is going to get wiped. All your data will be lost. No ifs/ands/buts about it. Make sure you've gotten all your photos and such off the phone using the Dell Software.
THIRD STEP - Get phone ready - Open the back of your phone so you can take the battery out when you need to.
FOURTH STEP - Reset your phone - Go int Settings / About / Reset Your Phone. You'll get a confirmation message. Obviously click through it. When the Dell logo comes up after the reboot yank the battery out.
FIFTH STEP - Remove the existing card - Remove the black tape on the side covering the micro-SD card slot. Pry out the micro-SD card with a pocket knife or something. The old card in mine was a Class 4 Sandisk. Save this card, if you have problems simply put the 8gb card back in.
SIXTH STEP - Insert new micro-SD card
SEVENTH STEP - Restart the phone - Put the battery back in. Turn the power come on. The phone should reinit and you'll be good to go
You can check your memory in the in the Zune software or Settings / About dialog. Let me know how it goes for you.
Full credit, where full credit is due. I firstread about the upgrade process at Matthew Miller's blog on ZDNet and used his blueprint for my upgrade.
May be a silly question, but what's the 'Dell Software' you used to backup all the phone data?
No Dell. The 'data' I backed up was simple some photos I had on it that I drug off the device using the Zune software. Everything else got lost.
Is the Frankenphone still up and running?
frankenphone upgraded to 7712 last night. sweet.
did you get it to upgrade to Mango with the same card?
mango dev 7712 installed fine. seems a bit slow, but ah well, i got 29gig available. healy aka devfish...
Note this just updated to release mango via zune today. woohoo
Wow, i thought komputerbay was a crap brand... go figure. Oh btw, from what i've been reading, if an update makes Win Phone 7 act all wonky, do a factory reset and it should start behaving itself again.