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Bug in Windows Phone store allows you to download Lumia Exclusive apps

A Chinese Windows Phone news website WPDang found a bug in the Windows Phone Store, which gives access to the non-Nokia users to download Nokia specific apps like Creative Studio, Here Maps and Nokia Music etc.

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Though we don’t encourge you to use this hack as it also includes routing your internet traffic through a Chinese server, which fools the Windows Phone Store and it thinks you have a Lumia phone.

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But if you own a Windows Phone, which is not Lumia, and want to try special Nokia apps on your device, here’s how you can do it:

  • Make sure device has no Wi-Fi or mobile data connection
  • Close Store app – and kill the background apps.
  • Assign APN proxy for your primary WiFi connection: 117.135.139.179 and port 8888.
  • Connect via the WiFi proxy, open up Windows Phone Store, search for Lumia-exclusive apps by name. You now be able to find the Nokia-exclusive apps but do not download at this point, just click on app description.
  • Switch back to your WiFi settings, remove the proxy and return to the Windows Phone Store to download.

Via: WpUserFanboy

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