Samsung AllShare DLNA workaround patched?

Just a few days ago we published a how to that allows Samsung Windows Phone owners to use AllShare (opens in new tab), the OEM DLNA app, even though it may not "officially support" the handset (Focus and Omnia 7). It involves exiting the app just before an error appears on-screen and then resuming the app via multi-tasking control.

We've now received reports from readers that this workaround no longer works, thus meaning Samsung has released a patch to prevent use of the app on unsupported handsets. I've attempted to perform the steps in our how to after re-installing AllShare and it does indeed still work, but the time limit we have to press the home button seems shorter. As soon as the transition effect appears on screen when you open AllShare, this is when you must press the home button, before the splash screen.

Let us know if you're hitting a brick wall or can still get around the stupefied error message. Before I forget, here's AllShare for the PC (opens in new tab), should you have require the software. As an alternative, may we suggest onePlayer for your DLNA musings? It works exceptionally well for us and has a free trial.

Thnaks everyone who has tipped us on the issue!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is 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 over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • So, are they ever going to allow Samsung Focus users to utilize this App?
  • The workaround still works, but it's a lot harder to do. Basically, they made the delay between the splash screen and the error a lot shorter. I got the workaround to work about 2 out of 10 times I tried.
  • I can't get the work around to function anymore on my Focus
  • All they did was improve the startup times (Mango update?). It still works, but you have to be fast. Don't wait to see the splash screen. Tested 10 seconds ago.
  • I'm using a Focus (h/w 1.3) and I have tried numerous times to get it to work with no luck. Pretty well as soon as I hit the app the 'This device does not... blah blah' Noticing that those writing they get this app to work aren't reporting what handset they are using.
  • I got it to work twice after the update on a Samsung Focus (REV1.3).
  • Getting to the point now where there are too many of these apps :). How about a DLNA/network media app showdown? I know there's a Tversity client, My Media WP7 and probably others. onePlayer did look nice but may require other hardware eg DLNA TV or DLNA server.
  • It works for me every time (Focus on at&t) I press the home key immediately after pressing on the app
  • Still fine on my Omnia 7 with the home button :)
  • was patched on my focus... no longer works but used to
  • I patched and it still works.
  • Today's patch (2011-10-20) has removed the delay at start, so I've been unable to use this workaround.Please, Samsung, let us Focus customers use this app!