If you are a Windows Phone user, then you know that it’s not possible to install XAP file on your Windows Phone smartphone until and unless the app is from Windows Phone store. If you have any cracked or patched version of XAP or Windows Phone apps then you can’t install them on your device.
However, if you are a developer, then Microsoft allows you to developer unlock your Windows Phone. By developer unlocking your Windows Phone, you can install your developed apps in it. You can also install XAP files on developer unlocked window phone smartphone.
Now if you want to install your developed app or another cracked version of the app on your Windows Phone then follow this tutorial to know how to developer unlock Windows Phone device and how to install XAP files in it.
Install XAP on Windows Phone on Developer Unlocked Smartphone
Step 1: Developer Unlock Windows Phone
Before you start deploying or installing XAP on your device, you need to developer unlock your Windows Phone smartphone. I have covered a detailed tutorial on how to developer unlock Windows Phone. Click the link and read the tutorial to developer unlock your device. Once unlocked, follow these steps.
Note: To proceed you need to have Windows Phone Mini SDK installed on your PC. If you have followed the above tutorial for developer unlocking your device, then you should have it installed on your PC. If you don’t have Windows Phone Mini SDK installed, download from here.
Step 2: Connect your Windows Phone using data cable to your PC.
Step 3: Click on Start and search Application Deployment.
Step 4: From the search result, click on Application Deployment.
Step 5: In the next window, Select Target: Device.
Step 6: Click on Browse and select your XAP file that you want to install.
Step 7: Click on Deploy to initialize the process.
Step 8: Wait until you get Status as XAP Deployment Complete.
That is it! You have successfully installed the app on your Windows Phone smartphone. So, this was about how to install XAP file on developer unlocked Windows Phone smartphones. Do share your view and feedback in the comments below.