Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Jun 2011 18:26 UTC
Windows Way back in old and boring January of this year, Microsoft announced they would be working together with the Windows Phone 7 homebrew community, with the goal of creating a stable, supported way for homebrew developers and people interested in homebrew applications to enable side-loading on their WP7 devices. Well, they took their sweet time, but the ChevronWP7 team (Rafael Rivera, Chris Walsh, and Long Zheng) and Microsoft have just announced the results.
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RE[5]: Hmmm...
by tuma324 on Mon 20th Jun 2011 11:22 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Hmmm..."
tuma324
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2010-04-09

"So I'm a bit confused. Can someone clarify for me how Apple is the odd one out when it seems their option is less restrictive than Symbian? Is there something I'm misinterpreting?


By default, Symbian blocks applications without a certificate. However, you can disable this block - you'll get a warning you can dismiss. This way, you can distribute an application any way you like. The OP failed to mention this.

just to clarify: this is a switch in the UI - not a hack. It's implemented by Symbian developers. Go to Tools > App mgr > Options > Settings.
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Symbian is still a PITA even with that option of disabling SSL, I have a Nokia phone and every time I wanted to install an app I would get these SSL errors, tried to disable it, tried changing system date, tried everything, but the error still persisted, and it wasn't a app-specific error because I have tried with a few apps.

Not to mention most apps on Symbian suck big time. I made a mental note to never use or buy a Nokia or Symbian based phone ever again.

Android is my next phone.

Edited 2011-06-20 11:23 UTC

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