Windows Phone 8 UpdateYou can install Windows Phone Update 3 right now! There is no need to wait for carrier approval or device manufacturer optimizations. I blogged yesterday about the fact that something really exciting would be happening for Windows Phone updates, and it did! We are now able to get the latest Windows Phone update on the day of release.

Please not, however, that Microsoft says that installing the update early may void your warranty. To get started, follow the instructions below:

Instructions on Getting the Latest Windows Phone Update Now

Step 1: If you have a Windows Phone developer account or you have signed up for the Windows Phone App Studio, then please skip Step 2 and proceed to Step 3.

Step 2: Get a free Windows Phone App Studio account by visiting this website (http://apps.windowsstore.com/). Once there, click the “Get Started” button and log in with your Microsoft Account. (Create on if you don’t have one.)

Step 3: Download and install this app (http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/preview-for-developers/178ac8a1-6519-4a0b-960c-038393741e96) on your phone and sign in with your Microsoft Account inside the app (the same on with which you have signed up as a Windows Phone developer or on Windows Phone App Studio).

Step 4: Follow the instructions on the app to enroll your device to get early updates.

Step 5: Go the Settings, then “Phone Update” on your phone. Check for, download, and install the update.

Enjoy the latest and greatest update to your Windows Phone!

This post was originally published on McAkins Online.

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