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Jan
17
PermalinkInstalling Delisted Titles on Windows Phone 8
Hello all,
Recently I was informed about a method to install a delisted title on a Windows Phone 8 device by NBA Kirkland , who obtained the steps from someone else. This is of particular interest because some games, specifically Mass Effect: Infiltrator, were delisted and do not work for Windows 10 Mobile. It doesn't help that it's not possible to re-download for Windows 10 Mobile as well.

Please note that this entire process is performed on a PC. The only portion of these steps that requires a phone is to ensure it's connected to your PC via USB.

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1) Setup VisualStudio with the Windows Phone Tools.

You'll need a copy of Visual Studio with .net Framework and the Windows Phone Tools installed. Install Visual Studio 2015 Community. When prompted, select Custom instead of Typical for Installation, and ensure that Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.0/8.1 Tools is checked to install the Windows Phone Tools.

Visual Studio 2015 Community

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2) Register your device as a developer-unlocked device.

This is required to install applications that do not originate from the Microsoft Store:
Register Device as a Developer-Unlocked Device

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3) Find a valid XAP file for installation.

Thanks to NBA Kirkland, as an example, a valid XAP installation for Mass Effect: Infiltrator can be found here:
http://windowsphonefun.com/mass-effect-infiltrator-xap/

The link to download looks like this:
Download XAP: Direct DOWNLOAD

Some XAPs are encrypted, most notably Windows Phone 8 releases and later. If you change the extension from .XAP to .ZIP, and cannot open the file, or if you attempt to install and receive a "central directory" error, it cannot be installed via this method.

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4) Install the XAP file to your device.

Run the AppDeploy application from the Windows Phone SDK (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v8.1\Tools\AppDeploy\AppDeploy.exe)

Ensure that your phone is connected to your PC, and that "Device" is selected. Browse to the XAP location, and select Deploy. If you receive an error, such as "Could not find end of central directory", the file was not created as a proper archive and will not install.

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Now, the interesting side effects of this. This means that other applications, such as Star Wars: Battle for Hoth, that do not run properly on Windows 10 Mobile could be re-installed on a Windows Phone 8 device. There's also the ability to install OLDER versions of applications, such as Asphalt 7: Heat, and working around updates that have broken achievements.

Of note: The following broke due to updates, and would require this method in order to restore the functionality:

Ease of Use
Tetris Blitz - v1.5.X, v1.7.X (for Replay glitch)

PDU Achievements
Angry Birds Stella - Anything lower than 1.1.5.0
Asphalt 7: Heat - v1.0.0.7
Despicable Me: Minion Rush - Anything lower than 4.X
Lara Croft: Relic Run - v1.5.70 to anything below 1.8.88.0 (curses removed in 1.8.88.0)
Panzer Geekz - v1.0.0.0
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 January 17 at 02:15 | Last edited on 14 May 17 at 14:06
Dang3R Gaming Any idea if this method would work on WP10 too? Mainly wondering in the case that I could get Assassin's Creed Altair's Chronicles sorted in that case.
Posted by Dang3R Gaming on 17 Jan 17 at 02:34
Shadow Kisuragi Windows 10 Mobile has a separate deployment tool, but the idea would be the same.

...not to celebrate prematurely, but I have Asphalt 7: Heat v1.0.0.7 installed on my phone right now with what appears to be working achievements.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 Jan 17 at 02:47
frenchdawg :o
Posted by frenchdawg on 17 Jan 17 at 02:48
Crandy Does this require you to own the license for the game being installed or just have access to the .xap? I have a huge folder of .xap backups somewhere that I will track down. I don't think that i have any of those games, but I will double check to be sure.
Posted by Crandy on 17 Jan 17 at 02:52
Quickdontdie So does this mean I could possibly get Mirror's Edge (WP) still?
Posted by Quickdontdie on 17 Jan 17 at 02:53
Shadow Kisuragi Sadly, it may not even check your license since you're sideloading, so you may have all those games "free". Which wasn't my intention, but at this point most already own what they want. I don't "own" Asphalt 7, but it's possible my device does.

Despicable Me and Asphalt 7 are what sent me down this path. If we can find Despicable Me, you will make one person (JeffMomm) very happy, as he was literally hours from finishing it and syncing.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 Jan 17 at 02:55
Shadow Kisuragi Yes, it does if you can find a working copy of the XAP. It's the original reason why it was attempted for ME:Infiltrator.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 Jan 17 at 02:55
Quickdontdie Neat. It would be a shame to have to do it that way, but there is no fucking reason for these delistings anyway. If I can get it then I'll have reason to buy a WP finally.
Posted by Quickdontdie on 17 Jan 17 at 02:57
Shadow Kisuragi You're all welcome to post links to the XAPs. They're "backup" files, and your phone's software shouldn't validate the license if you don't own it. If it's NOT doing that though...well, that's on them.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 Jan 17 at 02:59
Ranga Dang Dang i dont think minion rush will work, i have an old version on my WP8. but it says when i load it up it needs an update. so i would assume any version that is used would be in the same boat.
Posted by Ranga Dang Dang on 17 Jan 17 at 03:04
Shadow Kisuragi Can you even get to where it ties in Facebook?
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 Jan 17 at 03:05
Ranga Dang Dang Nope, Maybe an earlier version might work. is there a way to get the .xap files off the phone? if there is i would just put a file with all my games up.
Posted by Ranga Dang Dang on 17 Jan 17 at 03:13
Shadow Kisuragi Unfortunately I think it has to be done from the Store.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 Jan 17 at 03:15
Ranga Dang Dang the minion version i have is 2.8.1.1.

so maybe a certain version will work but not that one.
Posted by Ranga Dang Dang on 17 Jan 17 at 03:17
Shadow Kisuragi Doubtful. I was hoping that it would allow me to play the original tutorial level and then tie my account.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 Jan 17 at 03:20
Ranga Dang Dang well maybe it might on a fresh install? but i dont have the .xap only the version on my phone. if we can find a way to get the .xap off of the phone then we could try.
Posted by Ranga Dang Dang on 17 Jan 17 at 03:31
Shadow Kisuragi https://yadi.sk/d/iQbDjtZxia3zN
Version 2.8.1.1 - oddly, some exact version as yours. Verified it will install, but there is apparently a limitation of 1 developer application installed per device at a time. Anyone want to take a shot?
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 Jan 17 at 03:34
Ranga Dang Dang Ok, i just tested it. used my GF old phone. i managed to deploy it. i encountered an error saying it failed and that its not valid. but i ignored it. loaded up the game. got that silly intro. so i was a little excited. then it starts updating after the into. about half way through the update it says there is a new update on the windows store. so i think we are back at square one for now. though this is a nifty feature you found.
Posted by Ranga Dang Dang on 17 Jan 17 at 04:44
Ranga Dang Dang https://www.appx4fun.com/

I saw an even earlier version of minion rush on this website i will test it out when i have time.
Posted by Ranga Dang Dang on 17 Jan 17 at 06:37
Chris8875 Maybe I could find the original Tentacles, which I mistakenly deleted and can't get back.
Posted by Chris8875 on 17 Jan 17 at 07:59
frenchdawg Crimson dragon would be interesting, weren't you able to farm gems before the update?

Also throne together, I feel like early updates ruined that game so might improve the completability.

I'm sure there are others I'm not thinking of right now, but Asphalt 7 is definitely a big win.

Now we just need to figure out how to get servers back up and running...
Posted by frenchdawg on 17 Jan 17 at 08:59
naoya0831 Angry Birds Stella and Lara Relic Runsmile
Posted by naoya0831 on 17 Jan 17 at 09:29
IG Frosch Looking for:

Tetris Blitz (WP)
The Sims 3 (WP)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction (WP)
Wordament Snap Attack (WP)

and also

Angry Birds Stella
Asphalt 7: Heat
Lara Relic Run
Posted by IG Frosch on 17 Jan 17 at 10:37
Jaigoro That's a great find. Have been longing to complete Asphalt 7 for a long time.
Posted by Jaigoro on 17 Jan 17 at 11:46
Dang3R Gaming If this is possible to do on WP10 (so if you have a link for converting that to a developer-unlocked device too that'd be amazing, as well as what other steps would even be needed), then I'd love to try and get my hands on:

Angry Birds Stella (forgot which version essentially broke one achievement)
Assassin's Creed Altair's Chronicles
Splinter Cell Conviction
Posted by Dang3R Gaming on 17 Jan 17 at 12:21
Lvx Is there any way to export installed apps to working XAP's?

Very interesting by the way. I'll search around the web for a while once I have some free time again.
Posted by Lvx on 17 Jan 17 at 13:09
Shadow Kisuragi Dylan, the link's there in the first step. Just looks like the automatic URL parsing broke.

Why Snap Attack Frosch?
Also, Six-Guns to the list for the WP8-specific glitch.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 Jan 17 at 13:42
IG Frosch Because "Achieve 2,500,000 points."

I mean it was from the first release 250'000 points?
Posted by IG Frosch on 17 Jan 17 at 14:13
smrnov I'm guessing Extraction won't work for this as it broke an achievement when moving from Windows Phone 7 to 8... someone deleted it from their Windows Phone 7 when they installed it on 8... oops.
Posted by smrnov on 17 Jan 17 at 14:56
Shadow Kisuragi ...this method supposedly works for installing to Windows Phone 7 as well, if that helps, but I've not tested it. But, yes, there's an issue with unlocking that Extraction achievement that was oddly exposed moving from WP7.

Frosch: Snap Attack's Addict was incorrectly described at 250k points, and was broken on initial release. When it was patched, the description was updated to 2.5M at the same time, so there's nothing to gain from an earlier release.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 Jan 17 at 15:00
Crandy Is it still possible to download xaps from game pages on the Windows Phone website, or was that removed when the site changed over to the current one?

I also had a look through my backup folder and unfortunately none of the above files were in there.
Posted by Crandy on 17 Jan 17 at 15:44
Shadow Kisuragi You can download from appx4 fun using the Microsoft cdn mirror. It downloads directly from Microsoft site.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 Jan 17 at 15:52
LordChabelo13 This is GREAT info, thanks for sharing!
Now, do I get my Lumia 920 fixed or do I get a cheap Win 8 phone with 1 GB internal memory
Posted by LordChabelo13 on 17 Jan 17 at 17:53
Quickdontdie I'm getting a Win8 phone soon, I hope Mirror's Edge works. If anyone finds something related to that lemme know.
Posted by Quickdontdie on 17 Jan 17 at 20:35
Senior Chupon Whoa I'll have to check what I have later.
Posted by Senior Chupon on 17 Jan 17 at 22:41
Senior Chupon What's the easiest way to check version of phone games?
Posted by Senior Chupon on 17 Jan 17 at 22:49
Shadow Kisuragi Personally I go into the Store and pull up the listing most times, but Credits is probably the best way in-game.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 17 Jan 17 at 22:49
Shadow Kisuragi Okay, so I have an update on this. It appears that the XAPs that do not install are due to PlayReady encryption. I "may" have a workaround for this, but it requires someone with the application installed on their phone. Unfortunately, I have Asphalt 7 I'm still working through so I won't be able to test this for a bit, but please let me know if someone's interested in trying it.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 19 Jan 17 at 18:59
Momiji If anyone can get DoDonPachi Maximum (WP) Achievements working, please let me know. literally the only wp game i care for
Posted by Momiji on 19 Jan 17 at 21:25
Shadow Kisuragi That one I know has an unencrypted copy around somewhere, Momiji. That XAP was passed around a lot in those days.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 19 Jan 17 at 21:38
Dang3R Gaming What ones do you know of so far that are encrypted out of curiosity?
Posted by Dang3R Gaming on 19 Jan 17 at 21:40
Shadow Kisuragi Just about everything that you can pull from the store is encrypted.

The only ones NOT encrypted were ones that people had before they flipped the switch in the Store in August 2012, or ones that are likely using the same method that I am to create an XAP without encryption which I've yet to verify connect to Xbox LIVE.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 19 Jan 17 at 21:47
Momiji Thanks. Any idea if it plays on wp10 or just a 7?
Posted by Momiji on 19 Jan 17 at 22:08
Shadow Kisuragi It plays on W10M. Frenchdawg completed it on his 950. I had issues with it on my L928 running pre-Anniversary with crashing when unlocking achievements.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 19 Jan 17 at 22:22
AP E JC Does someone have a xap for extraction? I might try it on my wp7 to get the last broken achievement.
Posted by AP E JC on 23 Jan 17 at 16:31
MasterHouze hey, somebody knows which version terraria had the purple slime spawn point?
Posted by MasterHouze on 23 Jan 17 at 16:32
Shadow Kisuragi MasterHouze, that was the next thing I wanted to look into.

1.2.4.3 is the current version without the Purple slime spawn (it appears). 1.2.4.1 was the update that crashed on boot. Anything before that should be good. If anyone has a version of this installed on their phones before 1.2.4.1, please let me know ASAP.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 23 Jan 17 at 17:40
Musquito I might try this on my old WP8 phone.

Anybody got the original Super Monkey Ball game where you could "dashboard" (yes, the one with the broken achievements). Can you update the game the normal way then so the broken achievements unlock?
Posted by Musquito on 25 Jan 17 at 11:56
JeffMomm Shadow, thanks for sharing all of this. And thanks for the shout out up above - I would be very happy indeed if this would work!

So, this is what you referred to in the other forum as the method for getting an older version installed. However, when it comes to Minion Rush, we're blocked by the fact the game won't run without the update. Am I understanding correctly? :-(
Posted by JeffMomm on 25 Jan 17 at 22:57
Shadow Kisuragi That's correct. Theoretically, if someone had the levels it could be restored that way, but I have no clue at this point.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 25 Jan 17 at 23:11
Skelix I believe on my phone I have a fully working terraria, id also love to get ab older version of throne together and crimson dragon put those on the list!
Posted by Skelix on 29 Jan 17 at 05:03
JeffMomm Throne Together - yes! There's another one I want to finish. I have been playing it on Win 8 and I have 3 starred everything up to like level 50 or so. I am stuck on a level and just can't solve it. Would be awesome to have the earlier version before it became more difficult.
Posted by JeffMomm on 29 Jan 17 at 14:45
Death and Glory I still have an older version of Crimson Dragon: Side Story on my older WP. The version where you can keep getting currency by repeatedly fighting the final boss. Not sure how to extract a XAP from it tho. I'll share it if I can.
Posted by Death and Glory on 30 Jan 17 at 15:40
Shadow Kisuragi Unfortunately, creating an XAP on Windows Phone 8 looks to be very difficult. A lot of the methods were patched out in later OS revisions. I'll let you know if I find anything out, but if anyone finds anything that they can get to work to access the WPSystem folder, and have files show up under the individual GUIDs, we can go from there.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 30 Jan 17 at 15:53
Death and Glory Well actually, the phone that still has Crimson Dragon on it is on WP7. I've tinkered with it alot years ago and was able to install XAPs and get games to run, but never had success with XBL connectivity. I tried getting Butterfly to connect to XBL but to no avail.
Posted by Death and Glory on 30 Jan 17 at 16:30
Shadow Kisuragi It doesn't help that WP7's XBL connectivity has been broken for years as well.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 30 Jan 17 at 17:05
Death and Glory Can't be completely broken. I've unlocked achievements on it about a year ago and they synced fine.
Posted by Death and Glory on 30 Jan 17 at 17:34
Shadow Kisuragi No, it's not completely broken. If you can connect, it's fine, but unfortunately it will disassociate your profile and you'll lose your save data and can't connect to LIVE at times. I gave up on it after it got worse in August.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 30 Jan 17 at 17:47
Dang3R Gaming What delists are wp7 only ones that would hard to play if you can even find xaps for them? Mainly wondering in the case of trying to get access to the 2 delists I'm keeping an eye out for
Posted by Dang3R Gaming on 30 Jan 17 at 18:46
Shadow Kisuragi Published this a bit ago. You might have to cross-reference with my Compatibility blog to see if it's an availability or compatibility problem, though, and it's fallen a little behind in terms of Win10 releases.

Shadow Kisuragi's blog post - Windows Phone OS Exclusives
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 30 Jan 17 at 19:38
Turbo Orange It is a shame that Press Play never ported the original Tentacles over to WP8.

I managed to get an .xap deployed to my 1020, but the achievement page comes up blank.
Posted by Turbo Orange on 30 Jan 17 at 21:19
Er PaBlEtOr This only works for games that you've already bought?
Posted by Er PaBlEtOr on 22 Feb 17 at 17:18
Shadow Kisuragi If the achievements are blank, it's something that was patched.

Yes, this is for games that were already bought, including both your own and anyone else's account that you may share. Remember that Windows 8/10/10M allows for different profiles to be signed into the Store, so if you have another account that you use/share for purchases (such as a family account) you can utilize that account's Library as well. If you run into an issue with the Library, I've added download links to directly link you to the item so you can redownload it.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 22 Feb 17 at 17:22
NBA Kirkland Thanks/credit to MightyMango for providing the original steps and links to get this started.
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 22 Feb 17 at 18:54
Shadow Kisuragi Wait, sorry, I responded back on the wrong blog here since I thought that was a response on my Compatibility blog.

It "should" only work for games that you've already bought, but it doesn't appear to do the License check like installing from local media does.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 22 Feb 17 at 19:08
KinectKid333 So what is the story with minion rush? Did anyone ever find a version that had the levels 'packaged' with it so you are not blocked by the update? Could you link it if there is one?
Posted by KinectKid333 on 23 Feb 17 at 06:37
Shadow Kisuragi No progress on Minion Rush since my last attempt. I did go back with Fiddler to analyze network traffic, to see if any calls were made by browser to access the Store, but it appears to be an application call. At this point, I'd have to know how the application is using the Microsoft API to query this (Xbox.Marketplace.Services) and then block that port/address. Getting too complex.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 23 Feb 17 at 12:27
MrZombieChicken I just stumbled on your log. Thanks for doing all this work Shadow.
I still have Mass Effect installed on my WP8, but the idea that I couldn't re download it, made me very nervous. So I take it that it still won't work on WP10, right?

It would be fantastic if a copy of Relic Run prior to the broken achievements patch was found. I stopped playing that one specifically because of the update.
Posted by MrZombieChicken on 16 Mar 17 at 15:16
Shadow Kisuragi That's correct. It crashes on Windows 10 Mobile, and unless the executable were patched it won't help any to play it there.

There are versions of Relic Run still floating around with the correct version.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 16 Mar 17 at 15:20
MrZombieChicken Will this version of Relic Run not work?
http://windowsphonefun.com/lara-croft-relic-run-1-5-70-0-xap...
Posted by MrZombieChicken on 16 Mar 17 at 15:38
MrZombieChicken I say that because you don't have it marked as [found]
Posted by MrZombieChicken on 16 Mar 17 at 15:39
Shadow Kisuragi Oh, I haven't personally tried. But, if you follow the steps and get an error on installation, I'm going with no.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 16 Mar 17 at 15:41
MrZombieChicken I'm kinda hesitant to fool around with my WP10 phone. I have 3 WP8 phones though, so I may try on one of them. With ME, since I already own the game I would imagine it's not necessary to register the device as unlocked.

Sorry for spamming all these posts here. I type before I get my thoughts together. wink
Posted by MrZombieChicken on 16 Mar 17 at 15:54
MrZombieChicken I could've sworn I had already signed up as a developer a while ago. I think I had to do it to download the developer app on my old phone. When I try to unlock this one using the WP developer program on the PC it says it cannot log into the win phone dev center. I have logged into the site with my credentials, so I know I have the correct ones. When I try to register (again) as a dev however, it asks for the $19 fee. I know I didn't have to pay it the first time, but I can't remember how we got around that. Anyone kind enough to give me some tips on how to do it? Thanks
Posted by MrZombieChicken on 21 Mar 17 at 18:04
Shadow Kisuragi I think you just need to download the Insider app on your phone, and change the setting. I didn't do anything on my PC.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 21 Mar 17 at 18:29
MrZombieChicken Thanks Shadow. I'll give it a try.
Posted by MrZombieChicken on 21 Mar 17 at 18:53
MrZombieChicken I give up! The Windows Insider app tries to force me to install WP 10 preview on my WP8.1 phone. I'm just not going to bother with it anymore. Sorry for all the questions and thanks for the help.
Posted by MrZombieChicken on 21 Mar 17 at 19:29
MrZombieChicken I give up! The Windows Insider app tries to force me to install WP 10 preview on my WP8.1 phone. I'm just not going to bother with it anymore. Sorry for all the questions and thanks for the help.
Posted by MrZombieChicken on 21 Mar 17 at 19:37
MrZombieChicken Nevermind I think I got it. That program finally worked. Thanks for everything. Hopefully someone out there still needs the curses in Relic Run. smile
Posted by MrZombieChicken on 21 Mar 17 at 19:38
MrZombieChicken I have to admit that I couldn't resist checking out a couple of titles that were delisted way before I got a WP. I would've bought them were they still available. I'll make up for it by buying other games from those publishers/devs. Again sorry for all the spam here Shadow. Let me know if you want me to help test anything.
Posted by MrZombieChicken on 21 Mar 17 at 21:22
Shadow Kisuragi All good man. Glad it helps.
If you have a build with the curses, let me know. Lots of people are asking about it.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 21 Mar 17 at 21:42
napoearth Does a build exist for Six Guns that isn't glitched on Win 8?
Posted by napoearth on 04 Apr 17 at 17:05
Shadow Kisuragi No. Unfortunately for Six-Guns on Windows 8, it's been broken since launch. The Windows Phone version is only completable due to a bug on low-memory devices.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 04 Apr 17 at 17:21
napoearth That's what I thought, I guess I misread your list it actually says WP8.
Posted by napoearth on 04 Apr 17 at 18:31
Larvi Thanks for the guide, Shadow, was able to get it to work for me. One thing that I ran into that probably won't be an issue for most is that VS 2015 Community does not install the WP SDK when it is installed on a Windows 7 platform, nor is it available as an optional install component. You have to install VS Studio on a Win8 or Win10 platform to get the SDK.
Posted by Larvi on 06 Apr 17 at 17:12
Shadow Kisuragi That's correct. I wasn't expecting someone to be running on Windows 7, but the SDK is minimum Windows 8.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 06 Apr 17 at 17:15
frenchdawg So question, I was wondering when you would figure out six guns. Any idea what the memory cutoffs/which devices might glitch?
Posted by frenchdawg on 09 Apr 17 at 03:07
Shadow Kisuragi Unfortunately no. I haven't investigated, but it seems like 512MB phones can reproduce it easily. I've heard it worked with a 1GB WP8 device, but nothing confirmed on W10M yet.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 09 Apr 17 at 04:53
frenchdawg Oh, well looks like no six guns glitch for me until I get a cheaper phone haha
Posted by frenchdawg on 19 Apr 17 at 09:03
mynameisbr By setting up my phone to do this, will it effect any games, save files or apps that are currently on my WP8? I'm working on Bejeweled Live for the 1 million gems collected and would hate to lose that progress if I tried to get Mass Effect installed sooner rather than later.
Posted by mynameisbr on 24 Apr 17 at 19:25
Shadow Kisuragi If you unlock your phone, it will not have any impact on any of that. It's essentially just a toggle. I'm working on Bejeweled as well.

The only thing that has an impact like that for me was upgrading the OS, which I would not advise if you're concerned about save data or apps since it's possible to get stuck in an install loop, requiring you to reflash your phone. Installing XAPs is essentially the same process as downloading them from the Store and installing via SD card, so there's little risk.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 24 Apr 17 at 19:40
mynameisbr My phone isn't a candidate for update, so I don't even think I could force an update to WP10 if I wanted to.
I wanted to play infiltrator and was waiting to see if it would go on sale, as I didn't have a windows phone when there were sales on games. Definitely didn't see a delist coming for a Mass Effect game.

Thanks for the reply!
Posted by mynameisbr on 24 Apr 17 at 19:43
Shadow Kisuragi Unless your phone can't physically update to Windows 10 Mobile (which I doubt since it sounds like you have a 1GB device), you can opt into the Windows Insider program and update that way. It's unsupported, but still possible. Just for future reference, as Mass Effect: Infiltrator will crash on Windows 10 Mobile if you try to run it there. roll
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 24 Apr 17 at 19:46
mynameisbr I tried getting on the insider program and my phone wasn't eligible. It's the Lumia 822, which is 1GB. It was originally part of the insider win10 preview, but they pulled support for it, so win10 is only available for it if you were part of the program up until they pulled the plug for this device. At least that's what my research has pulled up.
I'm not overly concerned though, as it's just a gaming device for me. Running android for my regular phone. If I ever want a win10 phone then I'll end up picking up a better device down the road.
Posted by mynameisbr on 24 Apr 17 at 20:02
mynameisbr I tried getting on the insider program and my phone wasn't eligible. It's the Lumia 822, which is 1GB. It was originally part of the insider win10 preview, but they pulled support for it, so win10 is only available for it if you were part of the program up until they pulled the plug for this device. At least that's what my research has pulled up.
I'm not overly concerned though, as it's just a gaming device for me. Running android for my regular phone. If I ever want a win10 phone then I'll end up picking up a better device down the road.
Posted by mynameisbr on 24 Apr 17 at 20:42
Senior Chupon Sorry if I missed something, but are there links to the found XAP files? I'd like to try getting Asphalt 7 finished off and perhaps Minion Rush.
Posted by Senior Chupon on 08 May 17 at 16:28
Mike Pitch If anyone could find a xap for the AC Altair Chronicles WP game that was delisted that would be super! Waited too long for it to go on sale and then when I decided to just bite the bullet found out it was delisted :(
Posted by Mike Pitch on 09 May 17 at 20:08
SKIN RIP Can someone please share the star wars both link, cant see the link but it says found here.

Cheers
Posted by SKIN RIP on 10 May 17 at 15:24
Shadow Kisuragi That was mainly for me, but it has been found on a Chinese file sharing site that I do not have the information for. The Hoth one was one that I created for myself, since I previously owned it.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 10 May 17 at 15:38
SKIN RIP Cheers Shadow I'll keep searching
Posted by SKIN RIP on 10 May 17 at 22:43
Shadow Kisuragi Death and Glory posted about finding a repository on his blog. You may want to contact him.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 10 May 17 at 22:50
SnipedByAGir1 OMG I'm like in love with you right now. When Mass Effect: Inflitrator wouldn't work on my Windows Phone 10 I was devistated. I went an even bought an old windows phone 8 so that I could play it on there and I'm not kidding the day I got my phone in the mail they had delisted the game. The fact that I can now finally finish off this game has me ecstatic!
Posted by SnipedByAGir1 on 16 May 17 at 17:16
Shadow Kisuragi Maybe it'll provide a much needed distraction for GTASC. toast
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 16 May 17 at 18:07
Itzz Sh0wt1m3 Thanks a lot for sharing this Shadow! Just installed my first delisted app.
I'd like to add to your step by step guide a step f you encounter issues registering your device as a developer. For me this message would appear: For Windows Phone 8 phones make sure that the Windows Phone IP Over USB Transport(IpOverUsbSvc) service is running.

What I had to do to get it to work:
Unplug your device, go to Device Manager, select View → Show hidden devices. You will see your device listed in Universal Serial Bus devices and Portable Devices. Just uninstall them, plug device in again, and done :)
Posted by Itzz Sh0wt1m3 on 17 May 17 at 12:36
Pi5ton Honda Error- Windows Phone IP over USB Transport (IpOverUsbSvc) is not running. Retry after starting Windows Phone IP over USB Transport (IpOverUsbSvc) from the services management console.

This is the error I'm getting and when I go into my 'services'. I don't see Windows Phone IP over USB Transport for me to activate. I also uninstalled my portable devices, connected back and made sure I had developers mode on. Anyone know what I'm missing here?

Thanks.
Posted by Pi5ton Honda on 30 May 17 at 05:50
JQ1017 Has anyone got a link to an XAP for Uno (Classic) for Windows 7? Managed to find and get Guitar Hero 5 working thank god.
Posted by JQ1017 on 26 Jun 17 at 08:13
EddieM1974 Got the same issue as Pi5ton Honda. All of a sudden my Windows Phone isn't recognized any more. And as a result I can't add games anymore. Anyone got a workaround?

Thanks beforehand!!
Posted by EddieM1974 on 10 Aug 17 at 13:55
Itzz Sh0wt1m3 Eddie, see my 3 posts above yours. In encountered the issue again, where I would try and launch an app which was already installed. I was told that my phone wasn't a developer device anymore. I redid what I posted above, relaunched the register device app, registered my phone again
Posted by Itzz Sh0wt1m3 on 13 Aug 17 at 17:14
EddieM1974 Ok, I found a workaround that worked for me. My main problem was getting the Windows Phone IP over USB Transport (IpOverUsbSvc) to work again. For me the following worked (all steps are done on your computer):

1. Go to This PC in Windows Explorer. Rightclick on your mouse.
2. Choose ' Manage'
3. On the left side choose ' Services and Applications'. A dropdown opens.
4. Choose 'Services' from the options the dropdown provides.
5. On the right side of the screen you now see all services registered. Scroll down to ' Windows Phone IP over USB Transport (IpOverUsbSvc).
6. Rightclick on it.
7. Choose ' Start' .

It is possible that after doing this you have to register your phone as Developer Device again (at least I had to). Just do that and you're good to go again. Hope this is of any help to those encountering the same issues as I did.

Cheers!
Posted by EddieM1974 on 16 Aug 17 at 09:15
Invvader910 No ban risk for doing this?
Posted by Invvader910 on 19 Sep 17 at 20:32
Shadow Kisuragi Not that I've ever heard, but use as your own risk.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 19 Sep 17 at 20:34
IG Frosch Does any one have the first release from The Great Wobo Escape?
Posted by IG Frosch on 14 Nov 17 at 20:24
Shadow Kisuragi Is this due to the crash for the second release? If so, there is a workaround for it.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 14 Nov 17 at 20:30
MMMDI I was actually looking for Wobo Escape too... it's because the "beat all levels under par time" is unobtainable in the latest version, but there was a glitch for it in the previous versions that made it obtainable.
Posted by MMMDI on 14 Dec 17 at 08:19
Dan Solo 88 Worked a treat, thank you!
Posted by Dan Solo 88 on 27 Dec 17 at 11:12
LordChabelo13 Can you factory restore a Win 10 phone (Lumia 640 XL) back to Win 8 and get all updates for Win 8 but not upgrade to Win 10?

Also, Mass Effect only runs on devices with 1 GB of memory, right? So the Lumia 521 would run the game?
Posted by LordChabelo13 on 09 May at 18:13
Shadow Kisuragi As long as it had a factory flash for Windows Phone 8, you can always flash to it. There's an official tool from Nokia that will do it for you, or you can alternatively try to use WPInternals which uses the same tool.

For Mass Effect, yes, it only runs on 1GB RAM. The Lumia 521 only has 512MB RAM, so it would not run it.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 09 May at 19:19
Duncos I just netted myself Guitar Hero 5 and Monopoly! So excited.
Posted by Duncos on 16 Jul at 19:09
Armstrong x360a Thanks Shadow!

Thinking about picking up an unlocked 640 XL with WP 8.1 installed this week in order to finish up ME:Infiltrator this way. Can I do this with a Surface Pro 3 as my “PC.” Otherwise I just have a Mac...

Also, are there XAPs out there for SC: Conviction and Dark Knight?

Thanks!
Posted by Armstrong x360a on 22 Jul at 20:56
segagamer So after finally finishing Final Fantasy 1 on my 920 (since there was no way to migrate saves I was bound to that phone for FF1...) I decided to finally start giving this a shot by downgrading my 920 from WP10 back to WP8.1 using Windows Device Recovery Tool.

However, now that I've done that, I can't seem to sign in to my Microsoft account. When I click the Sign In button (on WiFi and 4G) it just says "Can't Connect - We can't connect at the moment. Wait for a little while and try again.". I've tried setting the time from Automatic to Manual as was suggested in a few places but still no joy.

Anyone have any ideas? I would really like to get Mirror's Edge and The Sims 3 done.
Posted by segagamer on 04 Sep at 13:51
Shadow Kisuragi You don't need to use WP8.1 for this for Mirror's Edge and Sims 3, fwiw.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 04 Sep at 13:59
segagamer So after finally finishing Final Fantasy 1 on my 920 (since there was no way to migrate saves I was bound to that phone for FF1...) I decided to finally start giving this a shot by downgrading my 920 from WP10 back to WP8.1 using Windows Device Recovery Tool.

However, now that I've done that, I can't seem to sign in to my Microsoft account. When I click the Sign In button (on WiFi and 4G) it just says "Can't Connect - We can't connect at the moment. Wait for a little while and try again.". I've tried setting the time from Automatic to Manual as was suggested in a few places but still no joy.

Anyone have any ideas? I would really like to get Mirror's Edge and The Sims 3 done.
Posted by segagamer on 04 Sep at 15:11
segagamer So after finally finishing Final Fantasy 1 on my 920 (since there was no way to migrate saves I was bound to that phone for FF1...) I decided to finally start giving this a shot by downgrading my 920 from WP10 back to WP8.1 using Windows Device Recovery Tool.

However, now that I've done that, I can't seem to sign in to my Microsoft account. When I click the Sign In button (on WiFi and 4G) it just says "Can't Connect - We can't connect at the moment. Wait for a little while and try again.". I've tried setting the time from Automatic to Manual as was suggested in a few places but still no joy.

Anyone have any ideas? I would really like to get Mirror's Edge and The Sims 3 done.
Posted by segagamer on 04 Sep at 16:52
segagamer Okay, seems like you actually have to wait a while lol. At around 17:30 BST I was finally able to reach the sign in prompt and actually sign in. This was after once more flicking the switch for time from Automatic to Manual, then rebooting the phone and trying to sign in again.

Now that I've signed in I'm waiting for things to sync up properly a bit, because the store is giving me a lot of C101A006 errors. I'll try again tomorrow and hopefully be able to download some more stuff, but if not then I'll just get the APPX stuff for everything :)
Posted by segagamer on 04 Sep at 16:57
Shadow Kisuragi The time server not syncing has caused me a large number of headaches in the past. Rarely do I trust the Automatic setting working.
Posted by Shadow Kisuragi on 04 Sep at 17:05
Chris8875 Are there still repositories around for xap files? I had a couple but they have sadly gone by the wayside ....
Posted by Chris8875 on 17 Sep at 21:33
Itzz Sh0wt1m3 I have quite a few stored on dropbox. Check the link on my profile bio
Posted by Itzz Sh0wt1m3 on 17 Sep at 21:39