Late last night, I wrote about unlocking my Windows Phone using ChevronWP7. I’m not a software developer and my primary reason was to install an app that’s not available in the Windows Phone Marketplace: Screen Capturer.
I’m pleased to be able to report that installing packaged apps (in .XAP format) on an unlocked phone is a very quick process involving just a few simple steps:
- Connect the Windows Phone to the PC using a suitable USB cable.
- Open the Application Deployment tool from the Windows Phone SDK.
- Select Windows Phone Device as the target and supply the filename of the .XAP package.
- Click Deploy.
The status should show Deploying XAP file… before, a few seconds later, it changes to XAP Deployment Complete and the app is available for use on the phone.