Wednesday, February 9, 2011

How to install apps from Ovi-store into your Satio Phone without hacking phone

If you are the poor Satio users like me who do not have access to Ovi-store and you want to use the latest firmware (or you have to) in order to have the full WXGA video, here's the steps you could follow to install Nokia apps while continue to get the latest update from Sony Ericsson.

1) Download and extract  SISContents

2) Install Firefox in your PC and install the Add-on "User Agent Switcher"

3) Setup a new user Agent which allows you to pre-tend to be a Nokia phone. You can use the string for Nokia 5800 as below

Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.4; U; Series60/5.0 Nokia5800d-1/10.0.008; Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413

4) Next, goto the Ovi-store to download all the apps you want.

5)Then Open the siscontents file extsis.exe the file you downloaded in first step..

6) then select the sis file which you have downloaded from ovi-store

7) Now You Delete All The Signatures Present in the sis File

 8) Now Select Sign Package And Follow The Following Steps

9) Now a new window will pop out to sign the sis file. You need to have a certificate and key file first for your phone. if you have not done it please read my previous post of Get You s60v5 certificate and key form OPDA. If you have the certificate and key files please continue.

10) Now After this close this window and save your new hacked sis file.

 some case, you cannot straightly do this as the file you download from OVI-store are .dm file!!!

Some of the Ovi Store apps downloaded to PC are in DM file format. So, how to install the DM files from Ovi Store on Nokia phone?

You need to open and edit the DM file with a file editor that can deal with binary file format (i.e. hex content not ASCII). My favorite is Notepad++ (powerful open-source editor for Windows), as shown in this “silent” screencast:

  1. Open the DM file with Notepad++
  2. Move the cursor from top-left position to the beginning of “z” character and hit DELETE key – that will delete top 4 lines up to the blank space in front of “z” character, as shown in the YouTube video (above).
  3. Save and close the edited file.
  4. Remove the .dm file extension from file name – if the 2nd last suffix is SIS, then the converted file is in SIS file format, otherwise it is SISX file format.
  5. Then, you can use the same method above to sign the application with your own certificate!!!


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