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[Q] Unlock Detection for Windows Phone 8

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Question [Q] Unlock Detection for Windows Phone 8

Hello,

is there any strategies or pattern to code an unlock detection mechanism fro apps that targets Windows Phone 8? - in order to prevent the installation of the XAP itself, if the targeted device is interop-unlocked.

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You can't prevent installation. You could put a check at app initialization that causes the app to exit immediately, by checking something like the MaxUnsignedApp registry value, but reading the registry isn't officially supported so a Store app doing it would probably be blocked.

It's a pretty pointless thing to check for anyhow; anybody who wants to could decompile the app, figure out the check, and work around it (for example, by temporarily dropping interop-unlock when the app starts). Jailbreak detection is, and always has been, a lost cause and a waste of effort.
Win8/Windows RT projects:
List of desktop apps for hacked RT devices

WP8 projects:
Native Access WebServer and Libraries
WP8 Interop Unlocks
Storage Cleanup tool

WP7 projects:
XapHandler, Root Webserver, OEM Marketplace XAPs, Bookmarklets collection (Find On Page), Interop-unlock hacks.


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