App Policy FIle Collection/how to launch apps based on GUID
ssoo in Windows Phone 8, the APP GUIDS are stored in xml files that map to the real files (executables) located on the device. These files are located in "Windows\System32\Manifests" USing this info + the native Toast launcher, I can now run executables listed here. This includes executables such as "deviceUpdatePostUpdate" and various worker threads. Pretty much if it's preinstalled by Microsoft, it is here. I have been opening lots of random things on my 8x so far
For convenience, I have attached a zip of this directory. It is from the Lumia 925 Retail ATT Rom.
This is how the mapping works:
1. Open the xml file you want to work with. look for "ProductID" This is the app GUID.
2. Look for the "DefaultTask Name" property. This is what is called on launch.
IF any of you have tethering blocked, see if you can get to it directly by going to app://5B04B775-356B-4AA0-AAF8-6491FFEA5629/Default