An issue has arisen with the last two Fast Track Windows 10 Mobile OS versions this week. You can’t deploy apps from Visual Studio to phones with those versions. Jump off Fast Track for now to Slow Track or “slower”. If you have one of these versions on your phone there isn’t a simple way to unwind. The problem as I see it is one of connectivity and sounds a bit like the issue we had last November with IoT-Core.
The release version of Windows 10 is the 1511 version. (15= 2015 and 11-November). The anniversary version of Windows 10 slated for release in the northern summer seems to be tagged as 1607 (2016 –July). Early adopters have been able to get early version of the OS on their devices, phones and desktop by installing the Windows Insider app and selecting one of three levels:
You install the app, and select a ring which determines how often you get updates. On the Fast Track we have been getting updates weekly of late. We have had two updates this week. With the different OS versions there are also some Windows 10 Platform SDK updates.
The problem is that with the updates this week for the phone, you can no longer deploy apps from Visual Studio 2015 (Release 2) to a phone (connected via USB).. With the first version this week you could still use the App Manager or NNN to deploy but with the latest version this process is also broken. This issue that has had significant airplay on the Microsoft UWP Apps Forum, including input from myself:
Cannot deploy UWP App to Win10M 14356 : DEP0001 : Unexpected Error: –2147014836
Also on StackOverFlow:dep0001-unexpected-error-2147014836-on-latest-insider-build
Known issue post is here.
From my analysis I was convinced it was a connectivity issue with 14352 as you could manually install; hence not an SDK issue. You can also install apps from The Store. But with 14361 on the phone. manual installation runs but the app isn’t installed and you only get a message saying there is no information.
It does sound a bit like the problem we had last November with not being able to deploy apps to Windows 10 IoT-Core from Visual Studio 2015 as the credentials requirement changed from None to Universal(Unencrypted Protocol).
If you are a Windows 10 Mobile App developer, don’t accept any more updates on the Fast Track, until this matter is resolved. “Downgrade” to Slow Track of Preview or even uninstall Windows Insider until this matter is resolved. If you have already upgraded to one of these you have to run WindowsDeviceRecoveryToolInstaller to revert your phone to 1511 OS version then come back on the Slow Track.
I have previously discussed here:
http://127.0.0.1 or http://localhost
https://<The IP address of the phone> or http://<The IP address of the phone> ??? Or
http://<The IP address of the phone> ???
App Manager on the Device Portal:
Hint: You only need to add dependencies if they aren’t already on the phone
With Windows 10 IoT-Core you can use PowerShell for Remote Deployment so I guess you probably can do that with the phone.But for one off installs I think the Device Portal – App Manager is simplest.
Note that each type of Windows 10 Device has a different port for the Portal (Ps can “Universal Windows” make them all the same at some stage?(Ref: Link 1 above)
As Windows 10 Mobile Fast Track Build 10.0.14367 you can now deploy UWP apps from Visual Studio 2015 R2 to the phone. :)