This is for those who are running on ZUNE 4.07.1404.0 (imp All information taken from thewindowsclub.com)
In order to enable and install applications for windows7 mobile phones in countaries where the market place is not available there are two methods:
First download and install the free Zune software from Microsoft
Having done that, click on the Start button or orb and in the search box type regedit and hit Enter. This will open the Registry Editor.
Navigate to the following key:
Here double-click on Marketplace – you will see the codes of the following countries:
You will see the same value data for Apps and SignInAvailable too.
Now one after the other, in each of these three – Marketplace, Apps, SignInAvailable, modify the value data, by adding India’s country code IN too.
It should now look like this:
NOW connect your Windows Phone to your Windows Computer.
Your Zune software will automatically start and you will be alerted with a following message:
FEATURES HAVE CHANGED
You will see the Marketplace tab too now, in your Zune software.
QUICKPLAY COLLECTION MARKETPLACE
Here not only can you download Free apps, you can also BUY the Paid apps, legally!
Select the App you want and click on the FREE button to install it. If its a Paid app, you can choose to Try it first or Buy it directly.
The first time you buy it, you will be required to fill in your name, address, country of residence, credit card number, etc. Give your details, including Country as India, and you should be able to complete your transaction. Once you have completed the transaction, the app will be installed directly on your Windows Phone. Next time onwards things become easy since you have entered your credit card and other details!
I did make a few purchases and was alerted on my mobile phone that my Credit Card had been charged. I also received a confirmatory mail from Microsoft, giving me a statement of my purchases.
There is one hitch. The next time you connect your Windows Phone, you may not see the Marketplace option. This means that you will have to modify the registry every time you connect it. I have therefore created this registry file which I first double-click on, to add its contents to my Windows registry, and then connect my Windows Phone to my Windows 7 computer.
I know its going to be a bit of a trouble for new WP7 users from India, but till such a time that Microsoft makes it possible for you to access the MarketPlace via your Windows Phone, you can use this method. You may also petition Microsoft to make it available worldwide soon.
UPDATE: This tip works on my Zune v 4.7.1404.0, but I have been given to understand that a just released new version, does not create the said registry keys and hence this tip may not work. If anyone wants to give feedback in this regard, please do so in the comments.
SECOND METHOD: WP7 MarketPlace Enabler
WP7 MarketPlace Enabler, goes a step further to make things more easy. It allows you to access the MarketPlace from anywhere in the world via your Zune software.
You will be able to download the free apps for free
For the Paid apps you will ofcourse be required to pay as usual, via your Credit Card. This should presumably also translate into more sales for the WP7 app developers.
Hopefully Windows Phone users from all over the world will now be able to enhance their Windows Phone functionality and use it too its fullest potential. A Windows Phone (or any phone for that matter) without apps does feel crippled, and this tool should help WP7 users realize the beauty of their new operating system from Microsoft.
To use this tool, first run the .exe file, from the drop-down menu select the country from where you want to access the MarketPlace and click Apply. It will add your country code to your Windows computers registry. Thats all!
Now connect your Windows Phone to your Windows PC.
Your Zune software will automatically start and you will be alerted with a following message: Features have changed. Click OK. You will see the Marketplace tab too now, in your Zune software.
Do note that, you may have to first run the Enabler, before, every time you connect your Windows Phone.
WP7 MarketPlace Enabler has been tried on and works with Zune software v 4.7.1404.0. It may or may not work with later versions.
WP7 MarketPlace Enabler v 1.0 has been developed by me for The Windows Club
ALL CREDITS TO The Windows Club
NONE TO ME