Remove Side Load limit from unlocked Windows Phones [Homebrew]
An odd limit of unlocked Window Phones (even our sanctioned developed unlocked device) is the ability to side load more than 10 apps on the device--you simply can't do it. Reportedly, this was put into place to prevent developers from creating a ton of "cheap" apps.
One repercussion of this limit is it severely hampers the hombrew scene--after all if you're installing shortcuts to your WiFI, Bluetooth, Accent Changers, flashlights, a compass, etc. it doesn't take long to hit ten. Awhile back, Thomas Hounsell modified ChevronWP7 to disable this limit, but ChevronWP7 has it's own issues including being disabled in the future.
Now, (nico) over at XDA has created a program that goes on the device itself to remove this limit, making it a lot easier for developers to bypass the ten-app barrier. It works on Samsung, LG and HTC, though we're not sure abou Dell--so your mileage may vary. The good news is there is a rollback feature in case it doesn't work out. We know for our purpose on this site, bypassing this limit helps out tremendously.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
Happy days!!! Gives MS something to think about. Or perhaps MS should give away more free t-shirts ;)
how do you do a side load...and how does it work?