How To Sign Unsigned Files On A S60 3rd/5th Edition Device Itself

Following on from the previous tutorial which showed you how to get a developer certificate (to sign unsigned applications) quickly, is this guide which shows you how to sign it on the phone itself without the need of a computer.

This should especially be useful for people like me who own a Mac, for which there is no signing application, or for those who appreciate the convenience. I will be using a N97 to demonstrate the application, but the process remains exactly the same for any other 3rd Edition or 5th Edition device.

HOW TO SIGN UNSIGNED APPS ON YOUR S60 3rd/5th EDITION DEVICE LIKE E71 OR N97


REQUIRMENTS:

  • A S60 3rd Edition or 5th Edition device.
  • A freeware called ‘Free Signer’ which you can download here.

INITIAL SETUP:

  • Install the application on the phone memory or the memory card/inbuilt storage.
  • Open ‘Free Signer‘, select options and then Settings.

How To: Sign Unsigned Files On A S60 3rd/5th Edition Device

  • Come to the fourth option, ‘Sign Cert’ and click on it, then navigate to where you have placed the .cer file on your phone and select it.

How To: Sign Unsigned Files On A S60 3rd/5th Edition Device

  • Do the same for the .key file. You should now see a screen like the following one.

How To: Sign Unsigned Files On A S60 3rd/5th Edition Device

  • Next simply hit ‘Back’. You are now ready to sign unsigned applications on the phone itself. Please note that you will need to do the above only once.

SIGNING APPLICATIONS:

  • In order to sign a unsigned file present on the phone, click on ‘Add Task’ and navigate to where the application is located. Once you reach the file, hit ‘Options’ and select ‘Add’.

How To: Sign Unsigned Files On A S60 3rd/5th Edition Device

  • You will then be presented with the following screen, simply select ‘Sign Sis’ from the options.

How To: Sign Unsigned Files On A S60 3rd/5th Edition Device

  • The file will show up, waiting to be signed. To sign it, simply hit ‘Options’ and then ‘Go!’.

How To: Sign Unsigned Files On A S60 3rd/5th Edition Device

  • That’s it, your unsigned application will now be signed without you needing to use a computer. You will be able to find the signed file in the same location as the original application. A ‘_signed.sisx’ extension would have been added so that you can easily identify the file you can now install.

To sign another application you will only need to follow the steps under ‘Signing Applications’ and not have to do the ‘Initial Setup’ again.

85 thoughts on “How To Sign Unsigned Files On A S60 3rd/5th Edition Device Itself”

  1. I Can’t install the FreeSigner,it givs expired Cert

    what’s the problem and what i can do

  2. First of all THANK YOU for this wonderful post and thanks to all the ppl who have contributed to this post. God bless you! :)

    ** For guys who were able to download the signtool2.exe you just need to follow below points:

    1. run the app and give ur user name and click ok (this is the same user name which you used for the LOGIN of chinese website).

    2. select the folder where you want the new patched file to be placed.

    3. select the file which you want to patch and click ok.

    4. a mesage will appear – and the new file will be save in the folder.

    5. Just copy that file to ur cell and run the app – YOU dont need to use freesigner at all…

    6. thers is a video for this tool which is not cerated by me but i found out on some site and will be helpful here…
    video link: (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QHHNMF03)

    It is an swf file and will open with SWF player (http://www.unhsolutions.net/SWF-Opener/index.html)

    Thanks :)

  3. Why I follow the steps……. then still unable to install the signed file? It say: “Unable to instal due to certificate constrain”……. ??? why? mine is an unhacked X6

  4. Technical threads like these are the reason there are 5000 symbian apps – and 120.000 iphone apps. The “Signature” and “certificate” concept’s lack of usability is the main reason for the fail of Symbian.

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  6. hi … some 1 help me for iphone keyboard on my N5800 XM … its getting certificate error .. etc…. :-P i like that app … some 1 help em to install it…

  7. Good.
    But Instead Of doing that stuff in Chinese Website,
    You Could get the certificate and key from http://cer.opda.cn/en/
    I Got my certificate and Key Right After Submitting The Details.
    The Website is in English And Very Easy To Use.
    Good Luck.

  8. Hello,

    i bought Nokia n900. first there was a battery prob. now its solved.

    But please please please kindly tell me how to run (sis),(exe),(sisx) etc files on Nokia n900.

    because i need to install it on my mobile… please please it very important. Is there any one who can guide me….please.

    Thanks

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  10. helloo frndz finally its a story of success..im so overwelmed 2 sign a unsignd file which was my dream..its nt enough 2 thank u simran..
    Only thing tht i need 2 tel u frnd,
    1.apply for cer. and .key from dis address http://cer.opda.cn/en/index.php?module=certificate&action=my& and
    2.then go 2 its help secsn.thr r clearly told with screen shot how to get these.NO PROBLEM of chinese language nd unziping.its a soothing experience.
    3.download using uc web 4m ur s60v5/v3 mobl.
    4.download signed freesigner 4m mobile9.com
    5.follow the free signer related steps as mentiond here.
    All d best!

  11. It wl work for al s60v5 nd v3 phs.n8 s a s60v5.just go 2 d site man i mentioned,register, apply 4 certificate, submit ur imei, wait 24hours,again go 2 that site nd login nd click on my cirtificate.ur .cer and .key wil b presentd thr.just download them. Note here,my phs default browsr cudnt download those.i downloaded them thru UC WEB. Then download nd instal “signed free signer” 4m mobile9.com Then follow as per the above article.plz gv feedback here if possbl.

  12. Av done everything and it work but anytime i try to sign heloOx dis’s wat i always get “Erroros found in operation. Logs are write to C:\Date\FreeSigner\FreeSigner.log” dis’s wat i always get pls help me.Thanks

  13. hey guys from where can i get .cer and .key file I’ve been trying this
    for past month on different website like opda, s60cer, imobile, etc
    but on all these sites request was shown just pending and its been more than 10 days since i have applied for cer and key file on these sites

    plz help i’ve got nokia 5800 and i really wanna run some unsigned apps on it after signing them

  14. i need to know what file the mute app goes into to then acess it on the nokia e-500 to then mute the video an camera rec fuction tones. you can get back to me at: ghostr@shaw.ca victoria bc canada

  15. I got this to work to put the Mute phone app onto a Nokia E5.
    Steps below after about a week and lots of dead ends!
    Done late Jan 2012
    1. Download the Mute sis file from

    http://thehandheldblog.com/2009/07/13/how-to-disable-camera-sound-on-your-nokia/
    2. Join the new OKI store development site that is meant to make everything easier.
    http://info.publish.nokia.com/
    https://publish.ovi.com/register/country_and_account_type
    Here you pay a 1 euro fee with credit card to join.
    Then you send them an email as per the instructions.
    then they send you a bunch of files including
    a filed named NOKIA_2012-01-18.crt
    (I later had to copy and rename this file to NOKIA.cer to get to work)
    and file
    NOMIA_2012-01-18.key
    and a sis file
    TONYCITIZENCERT19JAN2012.sis
    and an acrobat how to install file.
    3. Then I went to this web site

    http://thehandheldblog.com/2009/07/04/how-to-sign-unsigned-files-on-a-s60-3rd5th-edition-device-itself/

    And then to this site to get the feesigner SIS file.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?hsjilw90ply

    This is an old file so once you get this SIS file on your phone it doesnt work for current date yet.

    3. Then tried to load the Installer SIS file
    TONYCITIZENCERT19JAN2012.sis

    Didnt work, said installer already exists / developer thing already exists.
    I turned the phone off and on a bunch of times between steps.

    So I then went into applications, found the R&D developer application and removed or deleted or uninstalled it.
    Then clicked again in the SIS file

    TONYCITIZENCERT19JAN2012.sis

    And this time it said installation complete.

    Turn phone off and on.

    4. Then opened the Freeinstaller file SIS
    BUT to do this I then had to change the PHONE time back to 1.1.2009
    (PS Steps 3 and 4 I actually did the other way around)

    Then I click on the SISX file
    that I had dowwnloaded from the web site called
    FreeSigner v.1.00 by junnikokuki.sisx

    And with the old DATE then this application loads OK and says installation complete.

    Then turn phone off and on and change date back to todays date.

    5. Then go into the Freesigner application to SETTINGS and then link the FREE SIGN settings to the two files.
    Had to rename one file

    a filed named NOKIA_2012-01-18.crt
    (I later had to copy and rename this file to NOKIA.cer to get to work)
    put this as the CER file, once renamed the file

    and file
    NOMIA_2012-01-18.key
    as the KEY FILE

    Then within freeisigner select the mute camera sis file using ADD
    mute-camera_signed.sis
    and then the GO! process in the application

    and it then gives a positive message and creates a new file with an X on the end
    mute-camera_signed.sisx

    And then when I double click on this SISX file it says INSTALLATION complete!
    Then turn phone off and on again and prepare for a few more steps, but
    try the camera and there is no sound!!!!

    Now I can take pictures out the window of the train of the boats without annoying
    all my fellow train travellers!

    Unbelieveable number of steps to get something done!
    T

  16. Hi thanx for the great post i signed the application to mute my camera sound for E52 but after successfully signed when i tried to install the application an error occurred ‘ certificated not yet be valid .expire or phone date is not set’ i tried many times by changing the phone time and date but all invain so please how can i get rid of it .

    help me out

    regards

  17. Hi thanx for the great post i signed the application to mute my camera sound for E52 but after successfully signed when i tried to install the application an error occurred ‘ certificated not yet be valid .expire or phone date is not set’ i tried many times by changing the phone time and date but all invain so please how can i get rid of it .

    help me out

    regards

    and thanks in advance

  18. Can i use developer certificate and key for the signing?

    I got developercertificate.cer & developercertificate.key

    Is it okay to use these 2 for singing??

    Thanks!!!

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