Windows Phone 7 Mango appears in the wild again ?

A build of the upcoming Windows Phone 7 Mango version is “apparently” in the wild again. The Google translation is a bit dodgy but it seems that the person was updating his handset via the Zune software and got the 7.0.7753.0 build instead of 7390 (Nodo). As you can see in the picture above the new search icon is present similar to what we saw in the DFT video a few days ago. This most probably a fake though so grab some salt..

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Do not use the Homebrew updater to update your Windows Phone 7 handset

You may have noticed that the ChevronWP7.updater was taken down 2 days ago and was later denounced by Microsoft as being an unsafe way to update Windows Phone 7. According to Microsoft:

You might not be getting the important device-specific software we would typically deliver in the official update. Or your phone might get misconfigured and not receive future updates.

This is apparently the reason why people who have used it to update their HTC handsets later got the firmware update as a separate package Update: Chris just informed me that users who didn’t use his tool have also received the HTC update prompt…but this is something I can’t confirm because all the reports I’ve seen about the HTC update come from people who previously used his tool.. C.Walshie just blogged about the issue after Microsoft asked him to take it down:

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