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How To Download Ovi Store Apps To PC -2 : The .jad connection

Scenario Contd.. : 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 Contd.. : Now, If you have read my Previous Post, You already know how to download apps from the Ovi Store.

But now we are faced with a new Problem : If you download files using the method i previously described, then sometimes it will happen that you will have downloaded a file with the Extension .jad. It is a very small file( about 2-6 kb) and you don’t know what to do…

Don’t Worry!!! Here’s a way through.

First Some technical Stuff, .jad stands for Java Application Descriptor. The technical description is as follows : The JAD file, as the name implies, describes a MIDlet suite. The description includes the name of the MIDlet suite, the location and size of the JAR file, and the configuration and profile requirements. What it is basically a file which contains the data required to download the JAR files.

Lets Study by Example : 

I tried to download this App : Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Demo using the User agent Switcher method. After which i got a .jad file of 6 kb size. I did not know what to do with it. So i tried to open  Notepad (Useful Tip : Whenever you encounter a file that you cannot open, try to open it in Notepad or any Text Editor. It just might Work.)

It sure did for me!!! on opening the file, i found that it was readable in English and had the following structure : 

The .jad file(Truncated) 
MIDlet-Name: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Demo
MIDlet-Description: Lead the Brotherhood of Assassins.
MIDlet-Vendor: Gameloft SA
MIDlet-1: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Demo, /icon.png, GloftASBR
Nokia-MIDlet-Category: Application
SMS-Default-Language: EN
MIDlet-Jar-URL: https://d.ovi.com/p/g/store/4177922/ASBR_SMS_5233_EN_135_226006.jar?q=ANpl0-zjBxwgTo9WdX4cA11nFmtNs9ra&c=ovi_store&eid=c48d2eca-caa2-4287-bffc-711c911cd84a&productid=610099&sid=OviStore

From the above code, i found the Url of the location where the .jar file resides. Its the URL right after the attribute ” MIDlet – Jar – URL “. It usually has a https: location. Just copy the URL from the file and paste it in your browser.

In the above e.g., the URL is  https://d.ovi.com/p/g/store/4177922/ASBR_SMS_5233_EN_135_226006.jar?q=ANpl0-zjBxwgTo9WdX4cA11nFmtNs9ra&c=ovi_store&eid=c48d2eca-caa2-4287-bffc-711c911cd84a&productid=610099&sid=OviStore.

So all i had to do was copy the URL and paste it in my Browser and Voila!!!

And the good part is that you do not need User agent Switcher to download this .jar file, you can simply paste the URL in your browser and press Enter to get the file. 

Amazing trick!!! Huh ??? Anyways, Enjoy the various Games you download and do let me know if you encounter any problems.

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

  1. July 14, 2011 at 9:06 pm


  2. ishb
    August 22, 2011 at 12:40 am

    thanks a ton!!! but tell me what to do with sis.dm files????

    • August 22, 2011 at 11:37 am

      i was going to 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.

  3. HeliCat
    May 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    thank you …………………….

  4. March 23, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    N9 apps

  5. Muhammad Naeem
    July 5, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Assalam o Alaikum,,,,,,,,,

    Dear can u tell me the user agent for Nokia C2-03

  1. June 20, 2011 at 9:49 pm
  2. August 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm

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