Windows Phone Developers Get Mango Access

If you’re a Windows Phone developer then you’ll be happy to hear that Microsoft has just released a beta ROM for Mango that can be flashed to your phone. To take advantage of this, you must have a validated App Hub account. If you’re thinking of signing up, then you should know that it will cost $99 and there is a delay of something like a week while your account gets validated. You may find it happens a little quicker than that. But safe side is to give it a week or so.

Anyway, if you already have a validated App Hub account you should receive an email with details on how to go about downloading the ROM and flashing your device. Unfortunately, only 1 device can be flashed per account. It would make more sense to me, if this number was the same as the devices that can be application unlocked under the account – current set to 3. Also, the update is only available in 23 countries. I’m not sure how these countries have been chosen, but I would guess that it relates to the countries where Windows Phone has already launched and is about to launch.


I’ll be flashing my device over the next few days and you can be sure that I’ll have more than a few things to say about the process and Mango. If you have any questions, feel free to post them here and I’ll do my best to answer them once I have the update running on my phone.

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.