Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


App developers can't unlock Windows Phone 8.0 after May 13

  1. #1


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    App developers can't unlock Windows Phone 8.0 after May 13


    If you are a Windows Phone app developer and want to continue testing your apps on Windows Phone 8.0, you might want to take heed of an email Microsoft is sending to app developers today. After 7 p.m. Pacific time today, Windows Phone 8.0 devices won't be able to be unlocked for development purposes anymore.

    Here's the text of what Microsoft is sending to app developers:

    The Windows Phone 8.0 certificate that validates developer unlocks will expire today May 13, 7pm, Pacific Daylight time. We recommend that you re-unlock your Windows Phone 8.0 test devices prior to today 7pm, to continue testing for another 24 months.

    After today, no Windows Phone 8.0 device will be able to be developer unlocked, and you will have three options to continue testing Windows Phone 8.0 packages: Update the phone to Windows Phone 8.1 and unlock it for developer testing Submit apps as beta through the Windows Dev Center and test with Windows Phone 8.0 devices Test Windows Phone 8.0 apps via the Windows Phone emulator

    Any Windows Phone 8.0 device currently unlocked will continue to be unlocked and work as a test device until its certificate expires. To maximize the time available to test with this device, please lock then unlock the device before May 13, 2015 7pm PDT.

    Note that this change has no impact on apps available in the Windows Phone Store, has no impact on Windows Phone 8.1 devices, nor will it impact customers with Windows Phone 8.x devices.
    Read more: App developers won't be able to unlock Windows Phone 8.0 devices after today | Windows Central

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Thare are not so many good Windows Phone Apps for WP users, far from be enough.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

App developers can't unlock Windows Phone 8.0 after May 13
Related Threads
Source: Reporting enhancements for Windows Phone developers
How to Install Preview for Developers App for Windows Phone Pre-release Updates If you are registered with App Studio (anyone can) OR a registered Windows Phone developer, then you can receive pre-release OS updates on their dev phone, directly from Microsoft. You can use the Preview for...
Source... See also: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/51818-windows-phone-preview-developers-app-install.html
Source: Update to Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook