06-29-2017 10:21 AM
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  1. Drael646464's Avatar
    I've tried this with a few apps. Discountinued apps, or non-store apps. appx, xap, or appxbundle, and none of them worked. They seemed to install (obviously with sideloading on) but they wouldn't run.

    Has anyone actually installed something this way and had it work on windows 10 mobile? Where is a good place to get such apps (like discontinued) that actually work?

    Am I doing something wrong?
    06-27-2017 03:09 AM
  2. dov1978's Avatar
    I've tried this with a few apps. Discountinued apps, or non-store apps. appx, xap, or appxbundle, and none of them worked. They seemed to install (obviously with sideloading on) but they wouldn't run.

    Has anyone actually installed something this way and had it work on windows 10 mobile? Where is a good place to get such apps (like discontinued) that actually work?

    Am I doing something wrong?
    I've not got a lot of experience of sideloading apps but most of the ones I have tried worked fine on my 950xl like the old Microsoft Facebook app and the old Lumia Camera app. Been trying like crazy to get the Lumia Refocus App to sideload too and that just always fails but likely because it's not compatible with W10m phones
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    06-27-2017 03:15 AM
  3. Drael646464's Avatar
    I've not got a lot of experience of sideloading apps but most of the ones I have tried worked fine on my 950xl like the old Microsoft Facebook app and the old Lumia Camera app. Been trying like crazy to get the Lumia Refocus App to sideload too and that just always fails but likely because it's not compatible with W10m phones
    Hmm, where did you get your old Lumia camera app or your facebook app?
    06-27-2017 03:54 AM
  4. Drael646464's Avatar
    Maybe you could PM me a place where working copies of those exist?
    06-27-2017 03:56 AM
  5. Drael646464's Avatar
    In fact I am not even sure how to install xap on window 10 mobile. Seems like those don't run from file explorer. And in device tools it says you can't deploy them
    06-27-2017 04:00 AM
  6. dov1978's Avatar
    Maybe you could PM me a place where working copies of those exist?
    Appx4fun.com seems to be the most popular site for apps. I usually just scour Google and end up on a Reddit forum to find the hard to get ones I'm looking for though.


    https://www.appx4fun.com/
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    06-27-2017 04:18 AM
  7. Starboy21's Avatar
    For xap u cud use 8.1 sdk and deploy with power tools while for appx n appxbundle file explorer installs them or u cud do it with wifi with help of device portal and as for some apps not working might be they r paid apps so device cud check with the store about the purchase n if u havnt bought them then the app may crash on start * thats wat i think *
    And for downloading appx n xaps u cud try appx4fun.com
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    06-27-2017 04:22 AM
  8. Drael646464's Avatar
    Okay, I've not found one of those that work yet, but that's still nice to share that link with me :)

    Thing I am confused about is how to install xap on windows 10 m? Can't open in file explorer, won't run. And can't use device portal as that also only uses appx. Windows 8.1 deployment tool doesn't work either.

    So how are you getting Lumia camera or Microsoft facebook to work?
    06-27-2017 05:09 AM
  9. Drael646464's Avatar
    For xap u cud use 8.1 sdk and deploy with power tools while for appx n appxbundle file explorer installs them or u cud do it with wifi with help of device portal and as for some apps not working might be they r paid apps so device cud check with the store about the purchase n if u havnt bought them then the app may crash on start * thats wat i think *
    And for downloading appx n xaps u cud try appx4fun.com
    I tried using some kinda third party deployment tool, but I'll play around with 8.1 deployment tool methods.

    Haven't really tried appx much. I might try a free app from appx4fun to see if that works though. Seeing ANY kind of sideloading work would be positive :P
    06-27-2017 05:20 AM
  10. Drael646464's Avatar
    Hang on, does xap only work on 8.1 phones that are updated to 10?

    Maybe that's my problem!
    06-27-2017 05:35 AM
  11. milkyway's Avatar
    You have to use the Deployment tools to sideload apps. Check the xda forums for getting a link to the software
    06-27-2017 05:59 AM
  12. Drael646464's Avatar
    Used deployment tools. Installed 8.1 SDK.
    Enabled development mode.

    Windows Phone Application Deployment returned "0x89731B01" error after some passed time when I tried to deploy to my 950.
    06-27-2017 06:31 AM
  13. Drael646464's Avatar
    Might try some rebooting and fiddling, but doesn't appear to be working...
    06-27-2017 06:32 AM
  14. Drael646464's Avatar
    Didn't work. Gave up. Didn't need it for anything, just wanted to play with some abadonware XD
    06-27-2017 08:25 AM
  15. Starboy21's Avatar
    Were u trying to deploy xaps from appx4fun if yes then store puts some kind of protection on it n u cannot deploy the xap with the sdk u will need a xap which doesnt hav this protection..hope this helps n keep trying...
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    06-27-2017 10:52 AM
  16. Starboy21's Avatar
    Appx4fun gives xaps coz in 8.1 u had a option to install xaps locally frm store but in wm 10 there is no such option if u look some more in appx4fun u wud find some appx which u can directly install to ur phone with file explorer..
    06-27-2017 11:25 AM
  17. Drael646464's Avatar
    Appx4fun gives xaps coz in 8.1 u had a option to install xaps locally frm store but in wm 10 there is no such option if u look some more in appx4fun u wud find some appx which u can directly install to ur phone with file explorer..
    I'm only really interested in xap, as those are the ones that are abandonware. There's the odd good app or game that you can't get any more. I don't think the deployment tool failing and giving an error is any kind of protection.

    When I look it up, developers say they needed to upgrade their visual studio to make it work. Lord, maybe I'd need visual studio. At this point, doesn't seem worth the bother.
    06-27-2017 09:59 PM
  18. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    I'm only really interested in xap, as those are the ones that are abandonware. There's the odd good app or game that you can't get any more. I don't think the deployment tool failing and giving an error is any kind of protection.

    When I look it up, developers say they needed to upgrade their visual studio to make it work. Lord, maybe I'd need visual studio. At this point, doesn't seem worth the bother.

    The deployment tool is failing because of the built in protection. The apps wont deploy because you don't own them. You have to find hacked XAP files with the protection disabled. APPX4FUN will not have anything for you unless you already own the apps.

    Just google (or Bing) to find the ones you are looking for.
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    06-28-2017 07:39 AM
  19. Drael646464's Avatar
    The deployment tool is failing because of the built in protection. The apps wont deploy because you don't own them. You have to find hacked XAP files with the protection disabled. APPX4FUN will not have anything for you unless you already own the apps.

    Just google (or Bing) to find the ones you are looking for.
    I'm not looking to install games or apps that are in the windows store, I'm looking to install discontinued ones. As such, they are impossible to own.

    Also it wouldn't matter whether they were hacked (which I have also tried), the deployment tool (not the app), is given an error that developers seem to have had under visual basic.

    I don't believe it has anything to do with "protection" myself. If you google the error code I mentioned, you'll find absolutely nothing about licensing, or the windows store.
    06-28-2017 08:09 AM
  20. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    I'm not looking to install games or apps that are in the windows store, I'm looking to install discontinued ones. As such, they are impossible to own.

    Also it wouldn't matter whether they were hacked (which I have also tried), the deployment tool (not the app), is given an error that developers seem to have had under visual basic.

    I don't believe it has anything to do with "protection" myself. If you google the error code I mentioned, you'll find absolutely nothing about licensing, or the windows store.



    I have installed many of them on my phone, I'm telling you what the problem is.

    The deployment tool wont deploy store apps that are not hacked to have the protection removed (even store apps that are no longer in the store). If you don't agree and want to keep spinning your wheels, please do lol.
    06-28-2017 09:52 AM
  21. Drael646464's Avatar
    I have installed many of them on my phone, I'm telling you what the problem is.

    The deployment tool wont deploy store apps that are not hacked to have the protection removed (even store apps that are no longer in the store). If you don't agree and want to keep spinning your wheels, please do lol.
    Well some of the apps I tried to install, the (two) websites I got them from, claimed to be cracked.

    Perhaps you could provide a singular example of a hacked xap, via a link, that works, so I can test your hypothesis about error code "0x89731B01"?

    That would be helpful. Cheers
    06-28-2017 10:00 AM
  22. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    Well some of the apps I tried to install, the (two) websites I got them from, claimed to be cracked.

    Perhaps you could provide a singular example of a hacked xap, via a link, that works, so I can test your hypothesis about error code "0x89731B01"?

    That would be helpful. Cheers

    I have all the ones I need installed on my PC already. But I will look back and see if I still have the links for them.

    And BTW, its not a "hypothesis" lol. I did many hours of research after turning up that error a long time ago. I needed to find out what the problem was and I can become a little OCD sometimes.
    06-28-2017 10:12 AM
  23. Drael646464's Avatar
    I have all the ones I need installed on my PC already. But I will look back and see if I still have the links for them.

    And BTW, its not a "hypothesis" lol. I did many hours of research after turning up that error a long time ago. I needed to find out what the problem was and I can become a little OCD sometimes.
    Well, excellent, perhaps you'll be able to direct me to a site :)

    Thanks
    06-28-2017 10:38 AM
  24. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    Well, excellent, perhaps you'll be able to direct me to a site :)

    Thanks

    Check out winphonehub.org for starters. I know there are others, but I will have to do some digging to find them. I know you can also torrent them (or could back in the day lol) if you are into that.
    06-28-2017 11:59 AM
  25. Drael646464's Avatar
    Check out winphonehub.org for starters. I know there are others, but I will have to do some digging to find them. I know you can also torrent them (or could back in the day lol) if you are into that.
    Ah, winphonehub was one of the ones I'd tried already and got the error. I'll give it another go.

    Thanks.
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    06-28-2017 08:44 PM
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