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[XAP][27/02/2016][0.7] CustomWPSystem - patch XAPs easily within WPSystem folder

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Hi, following XDA user djamol tutorial, I've created an helper that allows in less click to patch system app to use OEM APIs
This app is based on This tutorial from this topic (ok... seems that there's no more tutorial there)
Remember that you need an SD card into your phone!

NOTE | I've updated this app to 0.7 and some of the functionalities are changed, so some of the tutorials created for 0.6 or less may be obsolete!

how does this work?
Detailed instructions are available within the app. Just swipe to go to the next section.

Changelog
Latest release
v 0.7 (27/02/2016)
- added MixRadio support
- new Interface and icon
- other bugfixes

Old releases
v0.6 (08/06/2015) [Still available]
- added extras and infos app support
- small UI fix and bugfix
- Update made with the collaboration of WojtasXda

v0.5 (31/12/2014) HAPPY NEW YEAR! [Still available]
- trying to fix ACCESS DENIED error
- fixed scrollviewer bug
- better english (please let me know if I can write better)
- Added Field Medic app for testing purpose

v0.4 (23/12/2014)
- better naming messagge errors
- changed try-catch positions
- definitive "about" structure (not content)

v 0.3 (22-23/12/2014)
- fixed another crash
- now xap apps subfolder gets copied too!

v 0.2 (22/12/2014)
- fixed a crash
- fixed app patching for Glance Background and Preview For Developers

v 0.1 (16/12/2014)
- first release


Text related to versions 0.6 and less
  1. NEW IMPORTANT! Give SD card permissions
    • Tap "SD Card permissions" button
    • Tap only "SD card"
    • Press the check button into the bottom appbar
    • "SD Card permissions" button will became green
    • It isn't necessary to set the "Unhide WPSystem" green.
  2. Choose the app target
    With this first version it's possible to choose five target apps, i will add other apps soon:
    • Live Lock Screen beta
    • Glance Background beta
    • Preview for developers
    • Field Medic
    • Extras and infos [NEW!]
  3. Download the app and move it to SD card (using storage sense)
  4. Pin the app into the start screen (obviusly you can't pin extras and infos before Update 2)
  5. Choose the custom XAP (the app uses the integrated file picker)
  6. Patch!

FAQ
Q: I'm getting ACCESS DENIED error
A: When you get this error, an error message will appear, make sure that "SD Card permissions" is GREEN and not RED

Q: the app crashed immediately after patch
A: ehm... I don't know, please advice me within this topic. Try to deploy again the app.

Q: Preview For Developers (or other apps) vanished from app list and I can't reinstall or unistall
A: Use Storage Sense to unistall the app

Q: Can I restore original apps?
A: Sure! Unistall and reinstall the target app

OTHER TROUBLESHOOTING
> Remove/unistall the app from the app list within your phone
> Be sure that in Storage Sense default location for app storage is INTERNAL MEMORY
> Deploy the app with "Windows Phone Application Deployment 8.1" (the 8.1 is relly important, the name may change, don't use 8.2, 8.0 or without numbers). Some Visual Studio versions have multiple deployers included, use the 8.1 version.

Glossary
  • Swapper: CustomWPSystem app
  • App target: The first/second party app to patch (Preview For Developers for example)
  • Homebrew XAP: the dev-made XAP that you can patch to target apps (CutomPFD for Example)


Thanks to everyone that is related with this project
Sorry for bad english and enjoy!
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17th December 2014, 06:22 AM |#2  
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Looks great thanks
does anybody have the latest "registry editor" form djmol ?
i want to try the "preview voor developers" with the latest "registry editor" from djmol
please share the link

many thanks in advance
michael


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Originally Posted by Pasquiindustry

Hi, following XDA user djamol tutorial, I've created an helper that allows in less click to patch system app to use OEM APIs
This app is based on This tutorial from this topic (ok... seems that there's no more tutorial there)

How does it functions?

  1. Choose the app target
    With this first version it's possible to choose only three target apps, i will add other apps soon:
    • Live Lock Screen beta
    • Glance Background beta
    • Preview for developers
  2. Download the app and move it to SD card (using storage sense)
  3. Choose the custom XAP (the app uses the integrated file picker)
  4. Patch!

The app will automatically patch the app
This is the first release ever, so there may be bugs. I've tried with a custom lockscreen and it worked.

Remember that you need an SD card into your phone!

Sorry for bad english and enjoy!

Changelog
v 0.1 (16/12/2014)
- first release

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17th December 2014, 02:11 PM |#3  
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I've the XAP but it seems doesn't work, I've tried to apply the program manually and with CustomWPSystem, but Preview For Developers doesn't open...
I could try to make a port...
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Looks great thanks
does anybody have the latest "registry editor" form djmol ?
i want to try the "preview voor developers" with the latest "registry editor" from djmol
please share the link

many thanks in advance
michael


here you go
http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/93645961/file.html
18th December 2014, 10:56 AM |#5  
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App closes instantly when I press apply, and selected app won't start anymore. Is it normal? (I mean that shouldn't it stay running?)

CustomWPSystem is installed to internal storage, Glance BG is on SD
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i am having problems too. i am on build 8.10.14203. when i launch the patched app, it's stuck on "...loading..".
can people that have it working please post their wp81 build numbers and firmware revision number?
18th December 2014, 05:36 PM |#7  
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Mhm... which apps are you trying to patch?
I've added a lot of try-catch during patching with detailed message error and the app stay opened after patching (it will show up a message too)

Check the SD card root for wpsystem folder, there is apps or asspx folder?
Maybe the app that are you trying to apply doesn't have a compatible manifest...

Try to apply them manually and check if that works...
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Mine is 14219, and I have tried to use the registry xap from the original tutorial, but when I tap apply, CustomWPSystem just closes, and phone goes back to start screen. Manual method didn't work either
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please let me know your wp8 build number.
i would appreciate a regeditor that is already adjusted to be compatible with preview for developers hijacking.
i tried the regeditor from djamol posted above with PFD.
but no luck. stuck on ..loading... when i try to launch it.

i don't know what else to try. can anyone with build 14203 or above confirm that the regeditor above is working with PFD?
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That XAP isn't working for me too. I've Tried manually but the app still stuck to loading screen.
However I'm on Build 14219.

I will try to make my own regeditor based on that XAP
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Hi all,

Did some cleaning of OT posts. Please keep this thread on topic

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