Just like the Android marketplace and the Windows Mobile marketplace, Nokia too has an apps store for users of Nokia devices – Nokia Ovi Store. The Ovi Store has a large number of Symbian applications and a significant number of them are free. But the annoying part is that you can’t download apps from the store to your computer or PC and later transfer to your cell phone. Users who do not have an active Internet connection, are hence unable to use the store. This article will show you how you can download apps from the Nokia Ovi Store using a common browser to your computer.
- Login to your Nokia Ovi Store account. If you don’t have one, then register an account.
- Select your mobile phone from the link at the top of the page.
- Choose the application you want to download. Right-click on the “Send to Friend” button and copy the linked address.
- Paste the URL in your browser’s address bar and replace send-to-friend at the end of the URL with download.
- Press Enter to download and save the file.
If the downloaded file has extensions *.jar, *.sis, or *.sisx, you can transfer the file to your mobile and start using the application. Themes have the extension *.nth and are also ready to install.
If the downloaded file has extensions *.jad, *.sis.dm, or *.sisx.dm, open the file using a text editor and follow the instructions below based on the extension of the file.
Java Application Descriptor (*.jad)
- Locate the text ‘MIDlet-Jar-URL:’ and copy the URL next to it.
- Paste this URL in your browser and you will get the JAR file.
Symbian Installation Files (*.sis.dm or *.sisx.dm)
- Delete the first 3 lines of the file including the empty 4th line (as indicated by the yellow highlight)
- Save the file but remove .dm from the file extension, so that it reads *.sis or *.sisx only
- Now copy that file to your phone, and run it to install the app.
Helped a lot, thanks! 😀
Anyways, instead of copying the location you could just add in the end of the url /download to download the file.
change it to http://store.ovi.com/content/16725/download
the tip works great.but the app is not installing onto my phone.it says file corrupted, after i deleted the first 3 lines and saved with .sis.
It helped to install apps quickly
thnxx very much it worked perfectly!
yeah,it says file corrupt after removing first 4 lines,including 4th last which is empty n save with only *.sis
To avoid file getting corrupt, do not use NotePad but use a binary save editor like Textplorer from Moosware.net
Correction, using Textplorer does not help.
There is also a last line which has to be removed, but I'm still getting file corrupt, alas.
This is a fantastic tip! It was very useful to me.
For some reason, notepad could not open the sis.dm files (notepad stops responding)
I use notepad++ for all such needs. It opens perfectly in notepad++ and I don't get my file corrupted.
does anyone know how to get rid of the inneractive ads in the apps. I saw Notepad++ here and thought maybe it was possible, does anyone know?
Send to Friend option isn't there anymore. Any wiorkaround?
Just add 'download' after the numbers in the URL.
Iam downloading PAD File … now what can i do?? plzz any1 tell me
which lines should I delete.
cuz its giving some error at installation.
"Application does not have permission to complete task, please contact application provider"
i am able to download it on my computer but when i transfer it in my mobile and try to open it …it says invalid file…help plz
HOW TO DELETE .SIS.DM AND REPLACE WITH .SIS FROM THE FILE EXTENTION
Use a text editor like Notepad++
thanx guys very appreciative
cant find send to friend option????
just save as and remove .dm? save as .txt?
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there is only "send to phone option"..!!!!I cant find send to friend option..??!!what should i do to download apps??
there is no send to friend option …
how to update antivirus software in our mobile by connecting it to our computer that is having internet connection……..???
for *.dm file, don't forget to delete last line like this:
if not, sis file will not working
i have downloaded jar file but at the time of installation it says JAD and JAR files do not match….
yar mere ma to send to friend ka option hi nahi ataa plz help yar…
i have tried all but still it is not working … Can anybody send me the installers of working files via email ….plz thanx (sahil.edge[at]gmail.com)
## If there is no mentioned option(send to friend), u can try these steps:
1. right click on desired apps icon
2. copy link location…
now do same steps as mntn above
how to download ovi store
how can i register my mobile apps with nokia ovi store..? plz help
how to download .dm file , i can't found it ?
you guys are osum..thanx a lot. woohooo 😀
In .Jar file..Plz Help
its no longer working….what do i do