[XBOX]Setting Dev mode on XBox removed all my apps & games and there are no apps or games visible in the store. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I set developer mode on my XBox today and when it restarted all my installed apps and games were gone. And I also think that it didn't actually remove the games and apps - so they are using up space without being available. But the issue I care about right now is that the store now shows empty - there are no game or apps in the store - so i can't reinstall anything. The only thing I can see in the store are movies & TV.

    Edit : Also, although the network diagnostics shows that I'm online and all services are available, when i try to setup the TV (via USB) the XBox reports that I'm not online. Grrr.

    So setting up developer mode seems to be completely broken.
    • Edited by Gavin..Williams Thursday, November 24, 2016 1:53 AM
    • Edited by David_FF Friday, November 25, 2016 3:18 AM title tag
    Thursday, November 24, 2016 1:27 AM

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  • So how it works is the dev-mode is a weirdly restricted mode where you set up another account. The old accounts are still their, but you have to deactivate dev-mode to get back there. So you can't have your XBox in dev-mode all the time and develop whenever. You have to explicitly set the console to dev-mode for a development session and then deactivate dev-mode afterwards to return the console to your normal accounts.

    A jarring experience to be sure. Instead of just showing an empty store - why not tell us that the store is restricted in DevMode - and what's with TV/Movies still being available? Instead of failing to setup TV and saying that the console isn't online (which it is) - why not tell us that TV is disabled in DevMode. It's a bit of a dogs breakfast of an experience. A bit of work could be done here.
    Thursday, November 24, 2016 2:12 AM
  • Hi Gavin,

    I agree with you that there should be some user experience improvement when in dev mode on Xbox. I have reported this issue. Thanks for your feedback. 

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    Friday, November 25, 2016 10:39 AM