Hack: Download Any File Via The Default S60 Browser

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My biggest gripe with the default S60 browser has been the (dis)ability to download files what the phone does not recognise itself. So inspite of WiFi and 3G speeds we cannot download a lot of stuff. A lot of times I get emails with .rar archived attachments and inspite of having a kickass smartphone while even lets me edit documents I cannot even get that attachment to my mobile. Silly!

But fear no more, Biggzy has just written an amazing guide (which he briefly mentions in the comments of the previous download manager post) which allows us to download any file with any extension via the default browser. I am reproducing it here. Brilliant work pal. There is just one caveat though you need to have the latest Core Player installed for this to work, if you do not have it I’d recommend getting it.

I recall when I had the N81, at first the phone couldn’t even download .zip attachments, however after I installed the default Zip application the Browser started downloading zip archives, so it is not difficult to implement or anything, S60 Browser team you listening?

The complete guide with step by step screenshots is right here after the break. If you prefer a video tutorial, look this page up.

Before we get started you need a file explorer (x-plore works great) and the latest CorePlayer v1.2.0.

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1. Open coreplayer and goto tools in the options then open preferences.

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2. On the prefenences page select the LEFT softkey called SELECT PAGE then scroll down and select FILE ASSOCIATINS.

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3. In file assotiations tick the AIF box, then select ok and exit coreplayer.

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4. Now open your selected file browser (i use x-plore) and goto this path C:\Data\ and locate the file called coreplayer.ext .

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5. Now select optins and edit the coreplayer.ext file, at the top you will see <handler ext=”aif” mime=”.

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6. Now we need to edit the ext=”aif” and change it to ext=”rar” then save and exit the file browser.

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7. Open the default browser and locate a .rar file to download.

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8. Next click on the .rar file to begin download, the download details will open and you will see the download details. On the download details popup it says Hide on the right hand side, you need to select this before the download has finished.

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9. Once the file has downloaded a popup opens asking to Open the file or save it for Later, select later.

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10. Now in the browser options select Downloads, the downloaded files will then show with the .rar file showing as complete.

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11. Select options and then you have 3 choices, select save and then select your save location.

12. The file will save to the path you choose, then to open it you need to launch an app that supports that file (x-plore opens .rar files).

NOTE: The .rar extension was used as a quide, this will work with ANY file, you just need to follow this quide and use another extesion instead of .rar.

If you do not select the Hide option as shown at point 8 the file will still download but upon download coreplayer will open and try to read the file and fail (just exit coreplayer). If this happens you need to download again as shown above or use your file browser and goto C:\System\dmgr and look in the folders to find the file to move it or open it.

Update: Fix For Downloading Small Files

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If you do the coreplayer trick and find it hard to download small files do this, after editing the coreplayer.ext file download y-tasks from Drjukka.com, you need the y-task main app and the file types plugin and the mainserver part (needs signing though), install all 3 parts then open y-tasks in the menu then file types, next scroll down and find application/vnc.coreplayer, set it to open with zip manager, exit Y-tasks, now when you download a .rar file you do not have to select hide like before. Upon download zip manager opens and a pop up asks you if you want to open or copy, select copy and save the rar file, if you select open zip manager gives an error and closes, once copied open the rar file from x-plore, easy as 1, 2, 3 hope this helps!

Once again top work Biggzy, we’ll finally forget the file not supported error!

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71 thoughts on “Hack: Download Any File Via The Default S60 Browser”

  1. Anyone who cannot see the coreplayer .ext should delete the coreplayer and install it again. Just a few days ago I was doing some internal cleaning via Y-browser. It puzzled me seeing this in C when all my apps are saved to memory card. I deleted it, thinking it some quirk. Anyway, I got it back.

  2. hey is ter any way that i cud download the .rar file directly to my memory card rather than to c:Systemdmgr ..so that i can download any file exceeding a size of 100 mb(available on my phone memory)..

  3. hey is ter any way that i cud download the .rar file directly to my memory card rather than to c:\System\dmgr ..so that i can download any file exceeding a size of 100 mb(available on my phone memory)..

  4. Hello there,
    I’m kinda new on here,

    This seems useful but I once discovered another way to make S60 browser support .rar files without coreplayer. I just experimented once on my phone using some of drjukkas tools but since the fw update to V35 I’d forgotten how to do this with drjukkas tools. Can one of you guys either find a way for me to do this without the need for coreplayer or help me discover another method?

    Also can you verify that this is possible with the drjukka tools as I’m struggling to remember how I did it long ago?

    thank you

  5. Hello there,
    I’m kinda new on here,

    This seems useful but I once discovered another way to make S60 browser support .rar files without coreplayer. I just experimented once on my phone using some of drjukkas tools but since the fw update to V35 I’d forgotten how to do this with drjukkas tools. Can one of you guys either find a way for me to do this without the need for coreplayer or help me discover another method?

    Also can you verify that this is possible with the drjukka tools as I’m struggling to remember how I did it long ago?

    thank you

  6. Hello from Greece.
    Recently i instaled the core player v1.20 to my N96 but it reads media information from C drive which is just 40Mb and not from E drive which is 16Gb and i have all my media files saved there.
    Can anyone tell me how can i change this?

  7. Hello from Greece.
    Recently i instaled the core player v1.20 to my N96 but it reads media information from C drive which is just 40Mb and not from E drive which is 16Gb and i have all my media files saved there.
    Can anyone tell me how can i change this?

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  9. I was always facing problem to open a .rar file . Window was showing an error “window cannot open this file ” .Now my problem hasbeen solved .Thank’s for this tip

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