I have developed one simple game by using phonegap android BUT after build for windows, ios, android, blackberry etc, its working only for android devices, so I can install apk file for android devices BUT for windows .xap file is not detecting in the windows phone 8 device. I have downloaded .xap from after build in phonegap.
Anybody please advice me How to install .xap into wp8?
Any steps and procedure appreciated a lot.
Thanks in advance
To install xap:
- you have to register as windows phone developer here
- Now connect the phone to computer with a data cable. Go to this location
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Phone SDK 8.0and run Windows Phone Developer Registration shortcut. You need to provide your microsoft account details to unlock the phone for debugging.
- Now run the Application Deployment shortcut from the same location and you’ll be able to install the app to windows phone ( you can do this with visual studio also).
according to phoneGap also you need the windows phone sdk.
After unlock your phone run
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v8.0\Tools\XAP Deployment\XapDeploy.exe
select target device/emulator,
browse .xpa file ,
Note:Your device screen should not be locked and uninstall if already installed app have same name.
What about sideloading .xap files from SD-Card ?
Try this link, it may be helpful.
You need to unlock and install the XAP installer within the Windows Phone SDK
You can use also cmd line command like
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v8.0\Tools\XAP Deployment\XapDeployCmd.exe /installlaunch D:\PhoneApp1.xap /targetdevice:xd or rely on automated tools like cordova, but you’ll need Update 2 of Visual Studio 2012 to be able to access the
XapDeploy is already with the package of wp8 SDK,
Source: How to Deploy .xap using command prompt  http://cordova.apache.org/docs/en/4.0.0/guide_cli_index.md.html#The%20Command-Line%20Interface  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/ff402565%28v=vs.105%29.aspx