I brought a new Lumia that runs Windows Phone 8 and now I am trying to install apps by manually downloading them and then installing it through the SD card (Store > SD card). I have installed some of the apps like Viber this way.

But I am unable to install other kinds of apps like Adobe Reader, PDF Reader, German etc. The problem is that my phone doesn't recognize the XAP files of these apps. it just showing "identifying apps" and nothing else.

  • Have you tried download them again? – Vitor Canova Nov 8 '13 at 9:15
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    Were these XAPs downloaded from the Windows Store, or from somewhere else? – Rowland Shaw Nov 8 '13 at 12:10
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    @VitorCanova yes, i again downloaded apps from windows store and now its working. It seems at a particlar time windows store allow only a selected number of apps to be installed. Sometimes store>sd card will be invisible even if XAP files of apps are present in memory card – WPB Nov 8 '13 at 14:19
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    Installing apps on a Windows Phone external storage is impossible. – air-dex Dec 27 '13 at 2:35
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    @Eka It may be worth rewording that as an answer and flagging it as accepted, to help other people that experience the same problem as you. – Rowland Shaw Jun 18 '14 at 11:07

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