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I have created a Windows8 phone application by using C# technology under MS Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows8 phone.

I have also created a app package from "Store->Create App Package..." of VS2012 option.

Now, I wanted to install and test this app to my windows 8 phone (Nokia Lumia 520), but don't know the proper way, tried to google it but got information that it can be done only through windows developer account.

But I don't want to spend money this time, just wanted to test my application in my phone later will go for developer account or uploading.

Is there any way to install the app in phone which is compiled in Windows8 pc with VS2012 Express edition?

Using following resources for deployment:
1) Phone: Nokia Lumia 520 (can connect to PC through USB data cable)
2) PC:
OS: Windows8
Tool: Visual Studio 2012 Express
Compiled app package name: test_1.0.0.0_AnyCPU.appxupload

Please let me know if there is any way to install my windows8 app in phone without dev account, just for testing purpose.

Updated 7-Sep-13 23:30pm
me.ajaykumar 8-Sep-13 6:24am    
yes, through power shell, or shell extention,
lastly i did created an windows8 application and installed it on some other windows8 using power shell,and i think same can be done on Windoes phone.

1 solution

I have resolved it.

Just need to install Windows Phone8 SDK separately then create windows phone app using windows phone template.
It can be viewed and debug in both Emulator (Need to enable Hardware virtualization from BIOS setting for Emulator) and device.

For building and installing XAP file into phone device, First register your mobile using windows phone registration(available in Windows8 OS)and it will unlock your phone for development.

Then XAP file can be deployed directly to your USB connected windows phone.

Please let me know for any clarification.

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