PSA: Windows Phone Store down? Throwing error 805a01f7.

The Windows Phone Store is dead. Long live the Windows Phone Store! It would seem the store is inaccessible to many, with app listings returning the error 805a01f7 when a user attempts to view more information or download an app / update. Many are also receiving a "We can't search right now, be sure Internet is available and SkyNet hasn't been activated."

We've received follow-up reports that the Store has in fact come back online and is once again accessible. This may be delayed in your market so fear not if the above errors are still showing. But what's the issue?

According to the Xbox LIVE Service Status, there are no immediate issues that have been published by Microsoft so we can only assume that this downtime with the Windows Phone Store is temporary and is due to maintenance. Be sure to head on over to our community forum and join in the discussion that has started.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.