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I need to install Metrotalk on my new phone and I need YOUR help

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24th June 2014, 04:07 AM   |  #1  
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I searched and searched and cannot find a clear answer to this, so I apologize in advance if I'm asking something redundant.

I recently purchased an Icon and my most used app on a daily basis was Metrotalk. I was part of the beta and purchased it as soon as it was available eagerly. The dev was awesome and updated the app in a way that set a high standard. Well, with the threat from Google of blocking access to Google Voice for 3rd party apps, the developer decided to unpublish the app just weeks prior to me finally upgrading to a WP8 device (which he added numerous exclusive features for).

Here's the deal though: the xap is still available for download from it's page on the store. Is there any way for me to get install this manually on my phone still? If so, can anyone direct me a thread here that tells me how to do it?

Thanks, folks. Here's to hope ...
24th June 2014, 08:06 AM   |  #2  
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Does your phone have an SD card slot? If so, download the .XAP from the web store and put it on the SD card, then (with card in the phone) open the Store hub. There should be an option to install the app from the SD card. I can't promise it'll work but it's worth trying.
24th June 2014, 09:02 AM   |  #3  
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Does your phone have an SD card slot? If so, download the .XAP from the web store and put it on the SD card, then (with card in the phone) open the Store hub. There should be an option to install the app from the SD card. I can't promise it'll work but it's worth trying.

Unfortunately it doesn't.

I've read about developer unlocking my phone, using a xap deployer and several other things but I'm hesitant to go that route without knowing for sure it would work. I'm not a developer and I'm not looking to sideload a bunch of apps or anything like that. I just want this one that I purchased back really, really bad. Yeah, it's that useful of an app for me.
24th June 2014, 06:51 PM   |  #4  
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When it's unpublished, there's no way to redownload it. You need an unencrypted xap for that (not from the store). Best way would be to ask the developer, and if he gives it to you you can just download the windows phone SDK, register the phone & deploy the app.
24th June 2014, 07:16 PM   |  #5  
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When it's unpublished, there's no way to redownload it. You need an unencrypted xap for that (not from the store). Best way would be to ask the developer, and if he gives it to you you can just download the windows phone SDK, register the phone & deploy the app.

That's what I was afraid of. Well, I will give that a try. He's been really awesome in the past, so hopefully he'll capitulate. Thanks!
24th June 2014, 09:41 PM   |  #6  
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That's what I was afraid of. Well, I will give that a try. He's been really awesome in the past, so hopefully he'll capitulate. Thanks!

Well, the worst that could happen is him saying no. You don't put your device security to risk, it's not illegal and should be ok ^^ if you don't want the whole SDK and don't need it, you can get the "lite sdks" from arnold link here: http://dhost.info/vink/avink/forums/...c.php?f=10&t=4 it has everything needed to deploy the app.
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Tried to contact the dev 3 different ways and no response. This sucks.
8th July 2014, 12:53 PM   |  #8  
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Tried to contact the dev 3 different ways and no response. This sucks.

I tried contacting him as well on wpcentral but he didn't respond either unfortunately.
10th July 2014, 06:59 PM   |  #9  
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I tried contacting him as well on wpcentral but he didn't respond either unfortunately.

If we can find someone with a Samsung ativ s with the app installed, we could get the unencrypted xap. Or I might be able to get my lumia 920 jtag-unlocked...
13th July 2014, 06:52 AM   |  #10  
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I tried contacting him as well on wpcentral but he didn't respond either unfortunately.

I tried there too, along with email and reddit.

What I don't understand is why the pressure to remove the app from the store when other apps (such as Free Talk) are still available on there? Was Metrotalk singled out because it was awesome???

These are rhetorical questions, as I know no one here can answer them and the developer only talks about Metromail now ...

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