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Old 03-08-2011, 11:09 AM
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WP7 Software Question

Quick question for WP7 owners - how is software installed? Do they still use the cab format? Or is it a new package?

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It's not cab or any of what winmo used, it starts with .x ( I'll get it )... No ota downloads not from Zune or the marketplace yet.

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Re: WP7 Software Question

Got it, it's .xap. I just downloaded a program and renamed it .rar and all the files are in there. I guess it's similar to cab, where there's an .xml file that tells the phone where to put the program files.

Hopefully someone will come out with an editor that works like WinCE CAB Manager
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Re: WP7 Software Question

There are xap packagers but yeah like you said what we really need is a nice GUI one like winCE cab manager. Won't be long before we get something like that for side-loading apps, but first we need another unlock solution for WP7 devices after the NoDo update obviates chevron :S
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Re: WP7 Software Question

i keep reading that even if you can side load, ms can still wipe the phone (or zune)....any word on that?
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Re: WP7 Software Question

if you sideload apps, as soon as you sync with zune (if it is online) MS does something where you when you tap the app on your phone after that it says "not an approved app, uninstall" or something and won't let you use it.

this happened to me on TouchXplorer when I was doing some things.

But I don't think they can remote wipe if you don't sync thru Zune.

not 100% on that though.
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