Hack Symbian S60 Phones to Install Unsigned Applications

Hack Symbian S60 PhonesIf you own a Nokia Symbian S60 phone, you will most likely be aware of the fact that it is not possible to install applications on it unless they are signed using a valid certificate. Have you been trying to install applications on your S60 3rd or 5th edition phone but ending up getting a certificate error? At times, this can be really annoying, but here is a smart solution to this problem!

Here in this post, I will show you how to hack your Symbian S60 3rd or 5th edition smartphone, so as to modify the phone’s firmware and completely bypass the mandatory signing requirement. So, once you are done with this one time hack, you should be able to install any compatible application including unsigned and those with an expired certificate.

What is the Need for Signing Applications?

From the 3rd edition onwards, all the Symbian S60 applications need to be signed in order to ensure their integrity, so that it would not be possible for a third party to tamper with the application. Also, signing ensures that you always install applications from a trusted source.

However, there are many freeware and beta applications that come unsigned as the developers cannot afford to buy a symbian certificate. Hence, it can be a real nightmare for the users who need to install such applications on their phones. So, here is a step-by-step procedure to hack your phone and permanently disable this security feature:

  1. Download HelloOX2 V2.03 or the latest version from the HelloOX2 Ofiicial Website.

    HelloOX2 is an excellent tool to hack Symbian S60 3rd, 5th and Symbian^3 smartphones which makes it possible to install a root certificate by gaining full access to the phone’s system files. With this capability, you can install anything you want on your phones without the need to worry about the annoying certificate error!

  2. The signed version of HelloOX2 demands for a donation and hence, only the unsigned version is available for free download. So, if you have the unsigned version, you need to sign it before installing on your phone. In order to sign any application, you need to have the certificate and the key file which can be obtained as follows:

    • Go to the OPDA Website, get registered and login to your account.
    • Click on the “Apply Certificate” tab, enter the model number and the IMEI of your phone and then click on “Submit and Upload” button.
    • It will usually take up 24 hours for your certificate and key file to be generated and uploaded. To check the status of your certificate click on “My Certificate” tab. If the certificate is ready for the download, you will see something as follows:

    OPDA Certificate Status

    • Download the certificate and the key file on to your computer. Also download the SisSigner tool to sign your HelloOX2 application.
    • Open the SisSigner, load the HelloOX2.sis, certificate and the key file as shown below and click on “Sign”. Leave the “Key File Password” field blank.

    Hack S60 Phones

    • Your HelloOX2 application is now signed and ready for the installation.
  3. Install the signed HelloOX2 application on your phone and run it to start the hacking process, which is completely automatic. Within a minute your phone will be hacked. Once this is done, say goodbye to the annoying certificate error and install any application.

I hope you like this post. Express your opinion through comments. Enjoy!!!

60 Comments

  1. siva_phd9
    May 28, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    good information.it works perfectly.


  2. Harkunwar
    May 29, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    hey
    can you post how to add skype or android in samsung star II
    please help me i will be very thnkful to you


  3. Yusuf MM
    May 29, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Really nice ! , i like it,
    thanks so much Srikanth, :-)


  4. Roybylon
    May 29, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Nice write up
    it came at a perfect time that i have been having a hell lot of promblems on this
    thumbz up man


  5. Mohd Rohaizad
    May 29, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Thanks sir for the info, I still keep handphone s60 = Nokia 6680. With this information I can install unsigned application quickly with this ‘Hack’.


  6. Crypter
    May 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    this app is similer to the app jailbreak isn’t it ?


  7. shankar
    May 30, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Thanks for the post,
    i have applied for the certificate and before 24 hours it is ready
    but i have a query how to download the files the key and the certificate.reason is while i am downloading this within 24 hours it is saying that for free users you have to wait for 3-4 days may be more if not then pay.what should i do?
    is there any way to download it as soon as possible.
    plz help in this regard.
    thanks,
    shankar satpathy


    • Srikanth
      May 31, 2011 at 9:27 AM

      @ shankar

      Since you are a free user, you will have to wait 2-3 days to download the certificate. However, there is another way to immediately sign your application online using the generated certificate. For this, click on “Signed Softs” tab, select your certificate and upload the .sis application (in this case your “helloOx2.sis” application). The applocation will be signed immediately and will be available for the download. Just download the signed .sis file, install it on your phone and enjoy. After 3 days, you can also download the certificate and preserve it for later use.


    • Gladwin
      April 16, 2013 at 2:48 PM

      am unable 2 complete apply certificate… it shows imei error even tho i gav it corect imei number.. help me.. plzzz… :)


  8. ansh
    May 30, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    iz it really workz?? can it work on 5233


  9. Dayatch
    May 31, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    My guru, pls show us how to make symbian application work in a java S40 phone


  10. shankar
    June 2, 2011 at 5:36 AM

    Thank you
    For replying me,i was waiting for this.
    I have done what you have told me to do & waiting for the results.
    When i am done i will let you know about that.

    Well can you please post something related to remote exploit,trojan install like pro rat,sub 7 with a good binder and well encryption technique which will not be detected by any A/V.
    I am searching for all this.this will be great help.

    Thanku again,
    shankar satpathy


  11. SHANKAR
    June 4, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    Where is the .sis file?
    and what should be the version such that v 2.03 r v2.10?
    you have user the v 2.03c in your example.

    please help in this regard…
    plz reply to my previous and this post.

    thank you again,
    shankar satpathy


  12. Ankit
    June 5, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Really gr8!! Site full of hacks i just love it


  13. viraj
    June 6, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    no its not 2.03 version.
    the version which is available to download is a signer version so that we can directly sign it through certificate and key.
    open the 2.01 version and sign it.


    • Srikanth
      June 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM

      @ viraj

      I have made the HelloOX2 v2.03 available for download. Just check out the step-1 to find the download link.


  14. George P.A.
    June 18, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    Thanks Sir, HelloOX2 works perfectly


  15. Ravi
    June 21, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Hi Srikanth:
    when i m trying to follow this process for hack my phone then its taking too much time and showing unpacking file and no result is showing..only unpacking files is shown by phone..
    help me now what should i do?


    • Srikanth
      June 26, 2011 at 7:10 AM

      @ Ravi

      Seems like the version of HelloOX2 is not compatible with your phone. Same thing happened even on my N97 mini but worked well on N95 8 gb. All you’ve to do is download the latest version of HelloOX2 (just now released) from the official website and try to install it. It should work fine! :)


  16. akki0078
    July 4, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    hello srikanth..i have been lately searching for this hack..there are various others but i find this most easiest way..i got all you have to say above..but now my query is i have registered and applied for my certificate as a free user and now its been over 4days but still it shows its being produced..why is that so..and even after i get my certificate does this above HellOX version works with NOKIA N96..kindly help me on this thank you for all your great works..!!

    keep going mate..:)


    • Srikanth
      July 27, 2011 at 3:09 PM

      @ akki0078

      My certificate was generated within one day. Since every certificate has to be manually generated, it may take up longer time. Just wait and see if it works. Or else find some other chinese sites that generate certificates for free.


  17. Laksh
    July 22, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Sir How much time it takes to give certificate … ?
    I hv applied it before 1 week bt still i didnt get it …


  18. docmartens
    July 29, 2011 at 3:03 AM

    I applied for my cert over a week now and still says ‘being produced’, I have also gone to another site and same thing, how long does it take to generate a friggen certificate ffs.


  19. Rk
    July 30, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    Even, I had applied for the certificate 20 days ago on OPDA site,still it is showing as ‘being produced’.I had also applied for the cert on chinese webite http://cer.s603rd.cn/,still no cert :-(..Any suggestions to get it done faster??


  20. mark 5230
    August 2, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    looks likes starting june 24 2011 onwards is facing a problem getting their certificate .. lucky to those people who apply for cert. before the said date .. coz me too having a problem dealing with that certificate .. =]


  21. Ajeet Mishra
    August 24, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    @Shrikanth

    The OPDA website is showing the status of certificate as “BEING PRODUCED” for the last 10 days. :(
    However, the website continues to generate certificate for users who dontated. I could have donated something, but it requires a minimum donation of $20/- !!!

    Do you know any other website that can give certificates?


  22. Arabinda Banerjee
    September 24, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    hi Srikanth.
    ThankX FOR UR ADVICE.The “certificate error” is really very irritating.But now its working properly.
    THANKx


  23. Arabinda Banerjee
    September 25, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    hi srikanth
    im waiting for my cert &key from a long time. but i didn’t get any cert or key. please tell me what to do.
    please reply.


  24. Robin
    October 28, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Hey Srikanth. My certificate is still being produced….anyway, I just want to thank you for all the wonderful things that I have learned from this site. Keep up the good work! I hope I can be an ethical hacker like you someday.:D


  25. Ravi
    January 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Sir,
    Thanks for your kind help. But I still facing one problem. As I try to sign HelloOX2.v2.03 unsigned file through Sis Signer. A command Prompt open with message that ….
    “‘signtool.exe’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    Signing Unsuccessful.
    Press any key to continue . . .”

    Please help me. I have also downloaded SIS signer and hellooxe two or three times. But the result is same.


  26. Moon
    March 8, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    absolutely great


  27. Aakash
    June 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    How to hack certificate error in java s40 phone.


  28. aakash
    June 7, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    dude this bloody cert is taking a long time…ny new method?


  29. sabari
    June 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    My certificate is still being produced…


  30. thomas
    September 5, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    i had registered,my certificate was still being produced, bt cannot log in now on OPDA website, its showing : Can not connect to MySQL server
    Error:
    Errno:0
    whats the Problem ?


    • Srikanth
      September 5, 2012 at 9:21 AM

      @ thomas

      I think the OPDA site isn’t working well as it used to in the past :(


  31. thomas
    September 5, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    ahh .. its ok.. i will find another way…thank u anyways.:)


  32. Mafi
    October 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Any1 know where to download certificate and key?really need to Hack my phone satio u1.i think all satio u1 user fade up already with this type of “Smartphone”-waste my money!damn!!


  33. daksh
    November 5, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    thanks admin for this awesome trick i was really searching for this trick and finally i got it.


  34. dax
    November 22, 2012 at 2:20 AM

    I rili love that…..pray it works on my e65….more grace to you…(>_<)


  35. Webage13
    November 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    I want u to help me hack my l.g s540 android


  36. Donchalton
    December 23, 2012 at 4:11 AM

    I had hacked my phone by someone,i beged him to teach me.but he refused so how can i confirm this your procedures or can you past it form me on facebook @ifebu Augustine.i will be greatful.


  37. Donchalton
    December 23, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Pls can one send the helloOX2 to another unhacked phone to hack it?.pls help me.


  38. Sohail
    January 15, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Hellox2 instal nai ho raha?constrain by certificate ka error dey raha hu.


  39. Zid
    February 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Hi anyone can help to hack my fone?


  40. Kroky
    March 5, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Hi Shrikanth,

    Are you saying it’s not working on Nokia N97 mini? That would be a shame – I saw only N97 listed on the HelloOX2 Oficial Website… Btw – developer certificate is not enough to run the HelloOX2 application on my phone. Does OPDA generate a “more powerful” certificate?


  41. Creal
    April 7, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    Anybody know how to flash firmware on the satio u1?


  42. cedric
    April 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    is there a hack so that i can play sis files in my nokia c3? like pokemon emerald?


  43. Micah
    October 2, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    hello, is there also a hack for my symbian phone, thanks


  44. moshood
    October 2, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    my certificate iz not complete even after 2 days…and when it is complete how do i download it?


  45. nrupesh
    October 10, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    its been two days still i didnt certificate. we can i get


  46. nrupesh
    October 10, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    anyone ple suggest a chinese site for certificate


  47. roque john
    October 15, 2013 at 4:20 AM

    thanks for this information. I really appreciate this site.


  48. srikanth
    June 25, 2014 at 6:16 AM

    i want to my e65 heackin.so pleasse…


  49. Bhanu
    June 25, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Please send me certificate


  50. Arif bhat
    July 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Keep growing hackers


  51. Shivkumar
    July 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Why my nokia 5230tells ‘APPLICATION ACCESS NOT GUARANTED’ on inst. Software


  52. naim
    July 30, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    thnx a lot. it worked in my nokia 5530 express music.


  53. android platform
    August 7, 2014 at 5:07 PM

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  54. haris malik
    September 6, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    sir make a video of this process pllzzzz.i am from pakistan plzzzz sir make a videos of this process


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