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Marketplace Browser and Downloader for Windows Phone 7 (with Source Code)
Posted: February 23, 2011

[Edit] Source Code has been released for this and can be found at


Zune is a wonderful application for finding and installing Windows Phone 7 applications on your phone. The other alternative is to use Market Place application in WP7 handset. If have an HTC HD2 which doesn't support WP7 officially, but thanks to XDA Developers and DarkForcesTeam, I am running WP7 on this handset with no issues.


Initially, when I upgraded, I couldn't connect to Windows Market Place and browse or install applications because of Windows Live Services Registration (which I later resolved). So, I wrote an app to resolve my problem. 


What this application does is, that it allows to browse for free apps on the marketplace, and download them to your hard disk which you can later use to deploy to your handset manually (developer unlocked phone or ChebronWP7 unlocked phone). The interface is pretty simple and serves the purpose. The only pending thing is automatically deploying the downloaded application to the device, which I will leave for a later date (anyone to help me out with this).


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This app doesnt work :(

Posted: Jun 17, 2013 @07:21 AM

Pls help me download Skype

Posted: Jul 16, 2012 @12:37 AM

Hi! Thanks for great spp! It was working fone but resently it stops downloading applications. Do you know what is the reason could be? Thanks!

Posted: Jan 20, 2012 @12:43 AM

I noticed this doesn't work for mango apps. To fix just download the source code and do a find and replace on "7.0" to "7.1" and "3.2" to "4.7". This updates the client from 7.0 to 7.1 and the zune version from 3.2 to 4.7.

Hope this helps someone.

Mayhem Software Software

Posted: Dec 10, 2011 @04:29 PM

Same here. I cannot install any app. downloaded with this tool although other works.

Posted: Aug 14, 2011 @10:26 AM

My phone is unlocked, but I am unable to install application on my Windows Phone7. Though I am connected to Zune but the TOM XAP installer says
'Please make sure your phone was unlocked'
'Please make sure you connected device to PC and Zune launched.'
'Try again?'

Posted: Mar 22, 2011 @08:17 AM

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