How To Get A Certificate To Sign Unsigned S60 Apps

There are a lot of ‘unsigned’ applications floating around the web, partly because part time developers either do not have the time or money to get their applications signed via the Symbian Signed program. While quite a bit of such applications can be signed via the Open Signed website, some cannot be and quite frankly there are times when we are simply lazy.

For all such reasons it is best to have a developer certificate with which you can sign the files on the phone itself and install without having to bother with any other method. The following tutorial will show you how to get a certificate (generally within three hours) and is much easier than the OPDA method.

HOW TO GET A CERTIFICATE FOR YOUR S60 DEVICE

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  • Fill in the required details, use can even use a fake address. Just keep the username and password in mind.

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  • Follow the directions in the screenshot.

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  • Now enter your IMEI number.

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  • The website will display a confirmation.

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  • Now the wait begins. When I tried, I got my certificate in about 3 hours time. If you are not already logged in, login to see if your certificate is ready.

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  • If you see a screen like the following, it means your certificate is ready for download.

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  • Thats it, now simply unzip the file and get signing. There is no need of a Sign Key pass code.

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The best part was that I could do all of this lying in bed, right from my N97’s browser. The bottomline being that I got a developer certificate in less that 3 hours without needing a computer. The next step is to sign the application from the phone itself, guide coming soon. So make sure you subscribe via RSS or Twitter.

Thanks Simran!

PS: I or the The Symbian Blog will not be responsible for any damage or liability that results from the use of the above tutorial. Please do so at your own risk.

[UPDATE – The Guide On How To Sign Unsigned Files On A S60 3rd/5th Edition Device Itself is here].

236 thoughts on “How To Get A Certificate To Sign Unsigned S60 Apps”

  1. hey man can anyone help me i followed the instructions , but i’m having problems with the log in link :s i can’t find it if anyone could help me by just sending the link to my e-mail it would be great i have downloaded the application too but i don’t know how to work with it :S here is my e-mail kr.tahiri@hotmail.com i thank you all for your job =D

  2. I got through within 30 minutes, but the zip file doesn’t contain the same content, there’s some other file in there. Anyone know why?

  3. hey PLZ! read the comments this page DONT give you the certificate anymore but it allows you to sign an app, u just need to register an download sign tool and READ the other comments to know how to use it. It worked perfectly for me. just follow the instrucions of the picture in the link and thats all

    Look…

    Naypalm said:

    @Strommare

    That error message is normal. It’s basically a “your sis file is signed” message. Look around where you specified your destination (see #4 in picture link below) and you will find your signed sis file.

    Also, check and make sure that you followed the steps explained in the image below:

    http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9130/signtool2exe.png

    Good luck

    TNKS Naypalm

  4. Hi Guys,

    I tried the exact process and when i downloaded the zip file (signtool.zip)in last step it contains only a signtool.exe file and a link to the website, no .cer and .key files in the zip.

    please help.

  5. Thanks guys used the software it worked like magic…. special thanks to vaibhav and nowitworks..nice work guys and translation…

  6. i completed the process but there is not cert and key files it download only two diffrent version of signtool that all

    what is the problem

  7. take forever to get signed from the website

    3am to 9am to 11am to 1pm.

    the website is bullshit most likely.

  8. I was traying download SignTool and SignTool2 4th times, but archives was corrupted everytime 🙁

    Pls confirm anybody, that this page isnt fake now.

    I have n97 (greece edition).

  9. yes they have changed their page.. but you can always use a translator.. my certificate is ready but i can’t find the download link, maybe they are not giving you the certificate anymore, maybe they are keeping it and they want you to go to their website to bind your certificate to a file..

  10. nw the imobile page has changed abit…
    the changes now is the certificate cant be downloaded…
    nid 2 download an app namely “Imobile helper” from the imobile page to sign yr apps online.
    i had juz successfully signed my apps..haha
    after working it 4 a whole day…

  11. I’ve registered my IMEI but i’ve lost the place from where i could download the key and certificate,since the site is in chinese it is too hard for me to find.Plz help me to fix this problem

  12. Lots of people had tried n have different views no it’s time for me to do so let’s check what result i will get?whether i have to wait for 10 min or 3 hours or 1 day?

  13. 证书状态
    您的串号(###############)已提交,证书将于2010年05月19日9:30 后生效!请耐心等待。

    Certificate Status
    Your serial number (###############) has been submitted, the certificate will be at half past nine on May 19, 2010 take effect! Please be patient.

    Meaning for me they promised it’s going to take ~15-16hours.. *jumping up and down*

    Thank you for this great guide o/

  14. 2010年05月29日9:30

    i submited at about 9:30 evening on 28.05.2010 so it’s about 12 hours wait for me ^^

  15. chapaa said:

    hey PLZ! read the comments this page DONT give you the certificate anymore but it allows you to sign an app, u just need to register an download sign tool and READ the other comments to know how to use it. It worked perfectly for me. just follow the instrucions of the picture in the link and thats all

    Look…

    Naypalm said:

    That error message is normal. It’s basically a “your sis file is signed” message. Look around where you specified your destination (see #4 in picture link below) and you will find your signed sis file.

    Also, check and make sure that you followed the steps explained in the image below:

    http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9130/signtool2exe.png

    unfortunately the application has been updated… the layout is different but by comparing the characters on the buttons, i managed to follow all the steps except step 4 ( chose destionation), for which the button is missing. After step 5, i get a message (dunno what is says). I click ok, then look in the folder where both the file and the apllication were placed, and i don’t see any aditional files. then i tought it just added the certificate to that file, so i tried to isntall it, but i get the same error from my phone as if i didn’t have any certificate. So… can someone please update the instructions ?

  16. raktik said:

    I was succesful on this page: http://cer.opda.cn/en/
    Both – sign applic. and cert. key and sign is going on my N97 fine! 😉

    Waiting for certificate now… will let u guis know if it works for me when it’s done

  17. When you’re about to install, it says ‘Continuing installation may cause serious problems to your phone device…’ has anyone (who has already installed this) come across any problems so far? I’ve only just gotten my phone I’m not really wanting to kill it just yet. 😛

    Sorry, just a precaution, I tend to be a jinx on any technical hardware I own.

  18. hey i did everything, my certificate has been approved too… now, when i download, some exe fles download and not the certificate files, can u help me? i can give u my password also..thanks

    Regards
    Saadat

  19. Dont be lazy! Read the comments before asking plz 😉
    The site isign.imobile.com.cn do NOT issue certificates anymore, what you get
    is an application that u can use to sign ur files. Problem is that its
    only in chinese and that they change the GUI from time to time 🙂

  20. man i think that is time to update this thing. the chinese page is different now days and i can’t get my fucking certificate!

  21. hey bro i did it same as u do to get cer n key.

    well i get 2nd last pic method. and some things to download. but that is not my cer or else its some thing signtool and signtool2 and imobilehelper ??? and extract them there is no cer. all three have some computer program.signtool2 have some signsis file.is that cer. so where is key then? i did how u show to do that. need help plz.

  22. I have managed to sign it and sent it to my phone (n86). The installation was done as well. However, when I took a photo the sound still came on. ):
    Help.

    p.s. Sharad, hopefully you can see this msg as you mentioned that you are using n86 as well and it works perfectly for you.

  23. the chinese website wont load .iv already already send my imei code to the website .when i exit and come back it just shows a blank page .what should i do ?? im new to this and don realy understand much .il appreciate any help thx.

  24. No point of doing it in website. You hav to register then submit the code and wait for people (admins/members) to make the .cer file then you login at that date and download.

  25. Hi Guys, i am waiting all day now there is no .Cer/.key in my account in the the website it just says that your IMEI 35XXX XXXX XXXXX is forced and valid till 8 oct 2010 from where should i download the files i am waiting for your answers

  26. Certificate Status
    Your IMEI 35XXXXX XXXX XXXX corresponding certificate in force!Valid until October 8, 2013

    Note i am using the Google chrome browser which has a capability of converting the chinese into english

    What should i do now?????????
    Can someone reply????????

  27. Hello!
    Can someone please help me?
    I am trying to hack my N97…
    I went to the site and register there (that was easy) but now i dont know what to do… Everything is in chinese and the Screenshots are not up to date, so i cant find these buttons…
    Can someone please be so gentle and help me?

  28. Hi,
    i followed the same procedure.and i got a message in chinese as shown below,
    What does it mean?

    Your IMEI XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX corresponding certificate in force! Valid until November 21, 2013

  29. What does this mean?
    I got this message after i tried above in my pc
    公告: 为确保证书申请服务的持续性和稳定性,从即日起,新证书申请成功后需使用“手机之家在线签名工具”进行签名操作;以往申请和绑定证书的用户,仍可下载证书文件,既可以使用“手机之家在线签名工具”进行签名,也可以使用“手机之家离线签名工具”进行签名。
    证书状态

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