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 ??
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.