1. Ron Kern's Avatar
    Shazzam and WizTiles have disappeared from the Microsoft Store, but I have them on my old phone. Is there a way to move the app from the old phone to the new phone without the store?
    07-01-2018 07:10 AM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    I'm not sure, but I'd try looking into 'sideloading apps - windows phone'. When I was still doing that, I mostly used apps developed by devs with the intention of sideloading. Sideloading will most likely not work for the apps you mentioned, but give it a shot.

    I think the store has a section under settings where the apps you owned/installed are listed. Did you check? (on the new phone)
    07-02-2018 07:20 PM
  3. nate0's Avatar
    Shazzam and WizTiles have disappeared from the Microsoft Store, but I have them on my old phone. Is there a way to move the app from the old phone to the new phone without the store?
    Wasn't Shazzam bundled in the firmware of the 950/XL? It is, I found the appx in a 950 XL firmware... you can try to sideload it by copying it to your phone and enabling developer mode to install it directly. Most of the appx files from old that you might want can be found in an XDA thread. Let me know if you need the link.

    WizTiles was probably an app not preloaded and so if it is no longer supported and not even found in your library that means the developer completely pulled it out and you are unlikely to be able to install it again.

    Apps like mTalk that are no longer supported we are able to restore them from our library or a complete backup after a hard reset only because they are still available in the store even if unsupported.
    fin11 likes this.
    07-18-2018 02:54 PM
  4. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Typically, if it isn't in the Store you can't download it and sideloading doesn't work either.
    07-24-2018 09:04 AM
  5. smartblu's Avatar
    Does any alternative/spare store exist ?
    10-10-2018 05:48 PM
  6. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Does any alternative/spare store exist ?
    Unfortunately not. And unlike WP8.1, where you could sideload apps using the APPX file, you can't do that on W10M either. Sadly then, that means that when it's gone (from the store), it's gone.
    10-23-2018 09:30 AM
  7. nate0's Avatar
    Unfortunately not. And unlike WP8.1, where you could sideload apps using the APPX file, you can't do that on W10M either. Sadly then, that means that when it's gone (from the store), it's gone.
    Side loading apps is a snap on W10M compared to WP8. What makes you think you cannot side load appx files on W10M?
    fin11 and aximtreo like this.
    11-22-2018 08:47 AM
  8. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Side loading apps is a snap on W10M compared to WP8. What makes you think you cannot side load appx files on W10M?
    I tried doing it once, but the APPX file was never recognised and W10M always said it couldn't be used.
    11-23-2018 09:20 AM
  9. nate0's Avatar
    I tried doing it once, but the APPX file was never recognised and W10M always said it couldn't be used.
    Ah Ok. Some just don't work for one reason or another, but it is possible to side load an appx.
    fin11 likes this.
    11-23-2018 09:57 AM
  10. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Ah Ok. Some just don't work for one reason or another, but it is possible to side load an appx.
    Back at the time, after MS removed Zendesk for Windows Phone from the Store, I wanted to try to sideload it. But it just didn't work.
    11-23-2018 07:05 PM

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