1. Hemanth sanam's Avatar
    Is it okay with installing a game or app using xapfiles?
    is there any problem doing that?
    If not how to install .xap on your windows phone...pls do tell.
    11-20-2013 07:35 PM
  2. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Before you can install an .xap you have to be a developer. You will need to be a developer to unlock your phone. You will then need to download and in stall on your PC the WP developers SDK and WP tools. You can find out about all if this and more at this website.

    https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us
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    11-20-2013 08:13 PM
  3. Hemanth sanam's Avatar
    i've unlocked my phone..and when i'm installing a xap file,after hitting deploy it says the file is invali.
    where can i get the valid .xap file
    11-21-2013 01:02 AM
  4. Hemanth sanam's Avatar
    Before you can install an .xap you have to be a developer. You will need to be a developer to unlock your phone. You will then need to download and in stall on your PC the WP developers SDK and WP tools. You can find out about all if this and more at this website.

    https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us
    11-21-2013 02:16 AM
  5. neonew's Avatar
    Not all .xap file could be installed on developer unlocked phone since the code signing is not allowing you to install .xap files whatever you want
    11-21-2013 02:42 AM
  6. Hemanth sanam's Avatar
    Ok thank u.
    I've installed many apps on my Lumia 920 but some of them are invalid...not a prblm.
    11-21-2013 05:33 AM
  7. neonew's Avatar
    That's it. Some .xap should be downloaded and installed directly from Marketplace. In other hand, some .xap will be okay to be installed right away from other place (not Marketplace). FYI, I found some application that had been modified so you can install the .xap that couldn't before. The bottom line is 920 doesn't have external memory that you expected to install from other places, right? It depends on the .xap anyway
    11-22-2013 09:34 PM
  8. DM Opel's Avatar
    how did you do to intall them ??
    i don't know how to install Xap apps on my 920
    10-24-2014 04:57 PM
  9. Topherious's Avatar
    how did you do to intall them ??
    i don't know how to install Xap apps on my 920
    Windows Phone 8.1 introduced a feature where you can now install XAP files from the store on the L920 and other phones without an SD card slot. The text on the option when completing the steps still references using an SD card so it looks like they have just expanded the feature for installing from SD to also work with the Phone storage so all Windows Phone 8.1 devices can use the same feature. Note: this only appears to work with apps from the Store so it probably wont work for side loading unofficial / cracked apps.

    1. On your PC, download the XAP for the app you want to install from the apps page on the WP Store.
    2. Connect your phone to your computer USB and copy the XAP from the PC to the root folder of the "Phone" storage on your device.
    3. Open the Store app on your device and tap the ellipsis (3 dots menu) and you should see an option to "Install local apps"
    4. You should then be able to tap the app you want to install and complete the steps.
    10-25-2014 08:16 PM
  10. gahbmwm5's Avatar
    Will give this a go with Windows Insider app...store states 'app isn't available for my device...AT&T Lumia 920 running DP Update 2 (latest version just released) with Cyan firmware..

    No go....thanks though as it was worth a try...

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    Last edited by gahbmwm5; 10-27-2014 at 12:45 PM. Reason: Added 'ss'
    10-27-2014 12:16 AM

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