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MetroPack homebrew directory comes to WP7

on September 10, 2011 – 10:21 amNo Comment

The Windows Phone 7 homebrew scene is in its nascent stages. Jailbreaking is not easy and the benefits few. All this could soon change as developer ZeBond unveils his MetroPack application.

Styled after Cydia  , the repository based homebrew store for the iPhone , the application will let users easily deploy unofficial apps to developer unlocked devices. The planned feature set includes :

  • Ability to deploy XAP packages to the connected device.
  • Ability to check linked repositories for updates. [in development]
  • Categorize repositories for easy navigation.
  • Provide a repository directory, where users can check existing repositories without the need to search for those.
  • Package search (from the client). [in development]
  • Featured packages (for promotional purposes).
  • Decentralized package storage – each package can be stored in a separate location, and as long as it is linked in the repository (with the correct URL), it can be downloaded.
  • Perform OS version checks before installation to ensure compatibility. [in development]

Something to keep in mind is that the application will NOT unlock your device. You will need to have a developer unlocked handset to use this.

[Via – WMPowerUser]

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