1. Diego Bautista's Avatar
    Hi.

    I'll try to be clear. Well, in the old web store of Windows Phone 8 before I could download manually any app or game, via the link: "Download and install manually"

    download-install-manually.png

    In the following video...



    you can see at time t=53 sec, appears at bottom of page the link http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/vimeo/their AppID/xap?apptype=regular

    After the user clicks on 'Download and install manually' a popup box appears. Now you can see inside the pop-up box that the downloading of the app is downloaded from http://cdn.marketplacecontent.windowsphone.com But in fact the complete address follows this format:

    http://cdn.marketplacecontent.windowsphone.com/public/their AppID?downloadname=name of the app.type of file(xap, appx or appxbundle)

    For example, this is the direction of the game Tentacles: Enter the Mind from the Microsoft CDN server.

    http://cdn.marketplacecontent.windowsphone.com/public/8915ee7c-c55d-4e8f-a0b6-f80497e6f26e?downloadname=tentacles-enter-the-mind.xap

    As you just seen, the old web store of Windows Phone 8 could download apps and games from the Microsoft CDN server. Even with the new store Windows 10 you can still download apps from Microsoft CDN. There are website that somehow can download apps and games from the Microsoft CDN server such as: appx4fun.com, windowscommunity.in and winphonehub.org to mention some.

    Based upon everything I said, anyone has any ideas of how to I can access the Microsoft CDN server to download apps without resorting to third-party stores? I would like to know how they do it.

    NOTE: All apps can be downloaded manually using this address: http://cdn.marketplacecontent.windowsphone.com/public/their AppID?downloadname=name of the app.type of file(xap, appx or appxbundle) but for it to work you need to know the ID of the app you want to download and the type of file. How can I find the ID of the app? Know the ID is a very important information!

    Well, that's all. I hope your help

    Regards
    06-18-2016 10:42 PM

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