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How To Download Ovi Store Apps To PC


Scenario : You own a Nokia Mobile Phone and want to download its apps for it but are unable to do so as the current GPRS rates are quite high. Also you would like to save the setup files as backup. So what do you do ??

Solution : Just like any other mobile manufacturer, Nokia has an app store for its multimedia phones. Yes, we are talking about Ovi Store from Nokia. Unfortunately, Nokia does not allow you to download Ovi Store apps to computer. However, as always, there is a trick to download Ovi Store apps to computer, which can be later transferred to your Nokia phone.

Prerequisites:

  • Mozilla Firefox.
  • Windows OS.
  • Nokia account.

Guide to download Nokia Ovi store application to PC:

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and go to Tools >> Add-ons.
  • Click on Get Add-ons tab and search for User Agent Switcher (We have covered this Earlier).
  • Install User Agent Switcher and restart Firefox.
  • Now open Firefox and go to Tools >> Default User Agent >> Edit User Agents.
  • Click on  Add and add the foll. Details :

Description : Nokia 5233

User Agent : Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.4; U; Series60/5.0 Nokia5233/10.0.067; Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413

  • Replace all 5233 in the above code with the model number of your phone ( I tested this on Nokia 5233), like N97 for Nokia N97, or E71 for Nokia E71, and so on.
  • Now go to Tools >> Default User Agent and select your phone’s model number as your Default User Agent.
  • Open http://store.ovi.mobi/.

Now, Firefox will work as the default browser of your phone, and you can download any Ovi Store file on your PC, and then transfer them to your phone via USB cable or Bluetooth.

Bingo! you can now download Ovi Store apps to your PC, and transfer them to your phone.

Note: Once you complete downloading Ovi Store applications, change user agent back to default user agent, by going to Tools >> Default User Agent >> Default User Agent, else Firefox will keep behaving like your mobile phone’s browser.

Do let me know in the comments if you require any help regarding this.

Update 1 : It might happen that you have downloaded a .jad file, read this post to know what to do.

Update 2 : You might also encounter a .sis.dm file, read this post to know what to do.

 

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  1. Denver
    March 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Nice Post….Really Useful…

  2. Maggi
    March 15, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Really useful and to the point….thanks

  3. sauharda
    April 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    where do you put it in your phone then?

    • April 17, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      You then copy the apps to your Phone directly through memory card or via PC Suite

  4. sauharda
    April 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    what part of it? like the videos or the nokia part, i dont know

    • April 17, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      I did not get what you are saying here !!!! Pls elaborate

  5. sauharda
    April 17, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    please help 😦

  6. Tim
    May 10, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Thank you…really useful tip!!

  7. July 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    wow this is too helpful! thanks!

  8. July 17, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Thanks a lot…thanks Obin…it is really helpful

    • July 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm

      U r welcome…..glad my tip worked for you…

  9. megan
    August 4, 2011 at 11:01 am

    can’t find ‘Click on Add and add the foll’ but i did click on edit user agent

  10. megan
    August 4, 2011 at 11:09 am

    it says choose an appication or save file which one do i choose?

    • August 4, 2011 at 9:58 pm

      I did not get what you are saying here !!!! Pls elaborate…where exactly do you see this ??

  11. uraj
    August 25, 2011 at 4:58 am

    i have done all the steps and i was able to download ovi apps but when i download some files are downloded as sis.dm extension so it cann’t run on my mobile. so, do you have some other trick for make sis.dm file to sisx..?

    • August 25, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      i am going to write a post on it soon but here is what you will need to do :

      First of all you will need Notepad++ for this method. Now, simply open the .sis.dm/.dm file with Notepad++. You will notice that first four lines are in readable text format, while the rest of the lines are unreadable, delete these “readable” lines (also the spaces), but not “z” which is present at the start of the 5th line. Now go to the bottom of the page and delete the last line, which will read something like this “–boundary-1—“.
      Save this file with .sis extension, send to your phone and go through the installation process.

  12. chad
    September 17, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Hi there, are you able to help out with the installation process and what i need to do on my mobile, my mobile is a nokia c7-00. i fellowed your code up above. all i have on my mobile for model is c7-00. i got the ovi store going threw firefox, but the app that i am trying to download will only send to my mobile option only, can not download to my pc, it send’s the sms to my mobile and yet, i sign in and i just keeps sticking on the download page, have tried everything for about 2 wks now. Was hopeing that this would of worked, any help will be greatly appreciated.

    • September 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      hey chad,after creating a new user agent in Firefox i.e. after you added the code, did you select your phone’s model number as your Default User Agent ?? cos it looks like you have not and that’s why you are getting the send to mobile option….select the option again and it should work
      Tell me if it does not still work out for you or not ….

  13. chad
    September 18, 2011 at 3:04 am

    yes i did that, so you know to, when i first got the phone, worked great, brought a app, and it downloaded aok. from mobile, even then i still hand the only option, send sms to mobile. some apps let you download to comp but some other one’s will only let you sms to mobile. the one i was chasing was the marine app navionics which i paid for. first started workin ok, then the app kept on trying to a update, would do it. deleted app, tried to reinstall, etc etc etc. have done a hard reset, soft reset, reloaded all qt files, reloaded ovi. as far as i can get with the mobile is log in and search, won’t show my stuff, and will not download, then i came across this, even if i can’t get it going, reckon pretty dang neet way of doin it. under neath is the code i put in

    Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.4; U; Series60/5.0 Nokia C7/10.0.067; Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413

    got ovi up and going on firefox, i did nokia c7 as the default user agent. signed in to ovi and still no luck just the sms for the link to download, even tried to put the link from the sms in the browser on the comp to see if that would work, still no luck,

    i have read a lot of forums in the last couple of weeks. congrats, this is actually the first one to write on. I am seeing that ovi program has a lot of big probs.

    hey, thankyou for your time of reading this to, muchly appreciated. if i can offer any more info of the things that i have done. if you have ovi, try to see if you get the only option for the marine app.

    thanks again.

    • September 18, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      the code that you put in might not be right, try using this : Mozilla/5.0 (Symbian/3; Series60/5.2 NokiaC7-00/011.003; Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/525 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 BrowserNG/7.2.6.6 3gpp-gba
      I think this should do it…. Reply back if this still does not work.

  14. chad
    September 18, 2011 at 3:20 am

    my hotmail address is “removed your E-mail to protect you from spam” if you give me a time or on msn msgner add just let me know if is from this and if can help me threw it, tried to take it to shop they wanted to send it away to get reflashed, read forums were reflashing still does not work. so yea, majourly stumped. great job it has been trying to work it out, got the brain on over load. lol.
    just wanted to say thanks again for reading and trying to help me out with this prob, if i can do it threw the comp, would be narly, cheers again

  15. chad
    September 18, 2011 at 3:24 am

    also, i havn’t used this Notepad++ on your post above, i have not done any of that either.

    • September 18, 2011 at 2:25 pm

      Notepad++ is just a editor it does not make any difference…

  16. chad
    September 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    unfortantly that did not work. only the option to sms to mobile, send the link to my mobile. and still link gets stuck on loading. with ovi store, no download to pc appears, on sms to mobile.

    • September 18, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      ok….do one more thing for me, go here : http://my-addr.com/ua using your Nokia C7-00, on that page under Common info look at the value in HTTP USER AGENT header and copy it word to word to the user agent created in firefox and use that….that is the best tip i can give currently….
      also what do you mean when you say, link gets stuck on loading ??

  17. October 5, 2011 at 12:01 am

    We’re sorry
    Nokia Store is currently not available for your device.
    Please check back as new Nokia devices are being added frequently.
    You can also visit http://store.ovi.com on your PC for help and information about compatible devices.
    this is the message that comes when i enter into store.ovi.mobi.i have did all the above steps properly.but its not working still…..please email me at ………please help me…..thanks in advance………and my mobile is Nokia X2-01

    • October 5, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      First do this : use the below string as your user agent string : NokiaX2-01/5.0 (07.10) Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 Mozilla/5.0 AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/420+
      If that does not work, then do this, go here : http://my-addr.com/ua using your Nokia X2-01’s internal browser, on that page under Common info look at the value in HTTP USER AGENT header and copy it word to word to the user agent created in firefox and use that
      Also check out this site : deviceatlas.com/devices/Nokia/X2-01/entry/2015355

  18. ARYAN
    December 10, 2011 at 9:28 am

    NICE TRICK BRO…….I GOT OVI STORE FOR MY N8 AS SAME AS IN MOBILE..THNKS BRO…NICE SITE TOO

    • December 11, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      Hey Aryan, Glad it helped you. 🙂

  19. sayarraj
    January 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    plz send me…. detail for ADD my mobile is N82
    thanks in adv.
    plz replay

    • January 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      hey sayarraj….use one of the below strings….whichever works for you….
      Mozilla/5.0(SymbianOS/9.2; U; Series60/3.1 NokiaN82/10.0.035; Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1;) AppleWebKit/413(KHTML, like Gecko)Safari/413

      Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.2; U; Series60/3.1 NokiaN82/10.0.046; Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413

      Tell me if you need more help….

  20. cabloomi
    February 22, 2012 at 10:55 am

    you dont have to do that firefox thing all you have to do is replace every thing after the ? with
    /download example ( http://store.ovi.com/content/232340?clickSource=browse&categoryId=1&contentArea=games&pos=88 )you would change it to
    ( http://store.ovi.com/content/232340/download )

    • February 22, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      That is true in certain cases only….for most of the apps, this method does not work….hence the user agent..

  21. delight
    March 24, 2012 at 2:35 am

    i mistakenly deleted ovi store from my nokia c7-00, i need to get it back. Plesssssssssssxxxx hheellllpppppp meeee. Its important. Thank u.

    • March 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      I will suggest that you should download the Nokia OVI installer file from the internet and after that, uninstall Nokia OVI store which is already installed in your mobile phone and after that, install the file which you have downloaded in your mobile phone. I think that it will solve your problem.

  22. daniarad
    April 11, 2012 at 12:53 am

    my phone is x7-00 i need a code to the user agent plz

    • April 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

      I’m assuming nokia x7-00, so here you go : Mozilla/5.0 (Symbian/3; Series60/5.2 NokiaX7-00/021.013; Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) NokiaBrowser/7.3.1.28 Mobile Safari/533.4 3gpp-gba

      tell me if you need help….

      • daniarad
        April 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm

        i was wondering how can i get my Symbian Anna OS back i upgraded it to belle and i dnt like it , skype dnt work in it !! plz i need help

  23. tariq ali
    July 20, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    un belivable

  24. asasa
    August 4, 2012 at 11:54 am

    iam try this and work but if iam download file size 1mb but if me download the size of the file be low size like 1mb to 400 kb the game be eero not full download ok

  25. Nancy
    December 14, 2012 at 3:55 am

    It’s not my first time to pay a quick visit this website, i am visiting this site dailly and get fastidious information from here every day.

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