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 dont know about 5, but there is no need for such things in 3, if you know what i mean..maybe its blackhat, but hey, this signing sucks..and yeah, just use secman for the job

  2. unable to install the free signer application on my mobile.. says “expired cert” tried changing the date still not of any help…

  3. Great post!

    Get cert from Chinese web site using imei
    freesigner to sign unsigned app on the phone itself

    thanks you so much,

    I have a question, by using your technics, will the cert expire sometime in the future?

    I heard about the helloox , what is that????

  4. To sign another application what are the steps to follow, i need to sign unsign 2 life its getting so erro. (steps under ‘Signing Applications) means

  5. To sign another application what are the steps to follow, i need to sign unsign second file. (steps under ‘Signing Applications) means

  6. I’ve got myself the developer cert and followed your instruction to install it on my N82 (firmware 31.0.016)but the options of the Freesigner is different from yours.
    Self sign cert:
    self sign key:
    Self sign key pass:
    Sign cert:

    There are 2 problems:
    (1)How come I have ‘SELF sign cert’ and you don’t
    (2) I have 4 options to match:
    cert.cer, key.key (in C) and imobile.key, imobile.cer (in E)
    I couldn’t find the right match because when I try to sign x-plore there is an error message:
    E:\Installs|X-plore_S60.sis
    Open certificate /key file error.

    Pls help!

  7. Thx man… it worked on my non hacked nokia 5800…. wanted to install gameloft asphalt buh it was unsigned.. so was looking for many days how to do things.. got my opda cer today only.. and ur tutorial helped a lot …
    thx and its confirmed its workin thx again 🙂

  8. Hello man

    I have installed the signer application and now have my key and cert.
    I configured the signer but when i try to sign app it doesn’t work

    This is the log output:
    E:\Others\Aplicationname.sis
    Open sis/sisx file error

    Can you please help me?

    Thanks in advance

  9. @ rollo,

    I believe you mistook “Self-Sign Cert” and “Self-Sign Key” for ‘Sign-Cert’ and ‘Sign-Key’. Try scrolling down a bit more and then add the appropriate files to each ‘Sign-Cert’ and ‘Sign-Key’.

  10. You can sign on a Mac http://www.martin.st/symbian/ I believe the author of this website uses a Mac. I use a Linux kernel based OS, but I’m sure you can compile signsis. You can run wine signsis.exe in MacOS even if you have issues compiling the native binary.

    I find using a computer to search for stuff and sign via the computer tools much easier than faffing with an app on the phone itself.

  11. God bles u 4 ur contrbtn to humanity, but plz i ve registrd wit OPDA, how can i see my signinig number & certifict number? thanks

  12. 1–i have done all this steps of the free signer but after i begin installation it says certificate error.
    2–i have downloaded this chinese website thing and after unzipping i have a programme called signtool.exe
    can some one tell me the steps again please???

  13. hello!!

    I’ve got my certificate in the chinese website. There are 2 rar files to download. I’ve donwload both, and none of them as the .cer and .key file. The 2 rar as 2 files .exe and a url..

    Any ideas? What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!

  14. Hey. I need some help! The problem is, that I cant install the Hello0×2. I simply CANT! I am trying to get a signed Hello0×2 for over a 5 hours now! I am VERY VERY VEEEEERY fcking angry becouse ITS JUST NOT WORKING OMFG !!!!!

  15. I got file wich is already sis. but its unsigned.
    I followed the steps but its says error in operation.
    Its eyecall prog but its unsigned.
    Can any1 help plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?

    Thanks in advance

  16. same problem even i am going with bro the certificate i got from chinese site contains only .exe and url any plans how to go along with this
    And ya thanks for all those language transition

  17. I got a cert and key from the ehandy site and tried signing the adobe pdfreader but it still says 15 days trial period:(
    Need help plzzz!!!

  18. Hello TS,
    I cannot install file with .sisx extension on my Nokia 5800.
    I did follow all the steps above and when the new file created, it comes with .sisx.

    Please help

  19. Hi, I have followed the instructions given up until you have add the file that you want to sign. I don’t have the file on my phone and I don’t know how to put on my phone. How do I get an unsigned file onto my phone in order to sign it? thanks.

  20. reply
    heshan said:

    I got a cert and key from the ehandy site and tried signing the adobe pdfreader but it still says 15 days trial period:(
    Need help plzzz!!!

    its yor software’s license ok..!

  21. AJ Lawson said:

    Hi, I have followed the instructions given up until you have add the file that you want to sign. I don’t have the file on my phone and I don’t know how to put on my phone. How do I get an unsigned file onto my phone in order to sign it? thanks.

    which file you are asking about..?
    and which phone you hve

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  23. I have installed the program on my N97 and it works with key and cert that I got from OPDA, I followed the steps and then I got the signed program on my phone but the signed program has still the problem and I have the message ‘certificate error’ like the unsigned program. I also tried to copy the signed program on my computer and install it from pc but the problem is the same. please tell what is the problem?

  24. Thanks everyone. I managed to get my cert through chinese website with online thing. So it works!And installed the freesigner on my n97. However, when I try to sign, say, Kaspersky, I get a message saying
    “Errors found in operation. Logs are write to C:\Data\FreeSigner\FreeSigner.log ” I get the same msg when I try to sign other unsigned programs. How can I solve this problem?
    Thanks in advance

  25. Hi

    I follow all the instructions to obtain cert and key in the chinese website. And after waiting 1 day, I obtained two files. But there’s no cert and key inside. Only .exe. Two applications “signtool.exe” for the PC.

    Any sugestions? Thanks

    Best regards

  26. http://isign.imobile.com.cn/ – this site no longer gives the .cert or .key files instead what it gives now is a free signing tool using the computer. In short, it only gives a .exe format. And yeah it works but I need the .cert and the .key so I can sign applications using my phone through the FreeSigner. Can you help me?

  27. you wested my 20 min, this application can not download in my mobile,please remove your app from web save people time

  28. uhm ive downloaded the freesigner but cant install it it says that certificate already expired.. what should i do?

  29. AWESOME GUIDE!!! 😀 Thanx very very much for this wonderful guide on how to sign SIS on phone! 😀 I couldn’t do it before, but now, I’m rocking, ALL thanx to you!! 😀 THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH! 😀

  30. Ok I just hacked my N97 using unsigned HelloOX2.

    For those that wondering what to do with the 2 .exe files from imobile, basically you don’t need it, you can get your software signed online using imobile, I signed my HelloOX2 online this way.
    1. After you got confirmation that your Imei has been “signed”.
    2. Click on the next BLUE tap (which is the 3rd one), you will see a BLUE button icon with a pencil, click on that icon.
    3. Browse the file that you wished to sign, in this case HelloOX2.
    4. then click the GREEN button, wait a bit for the file to be generated.
    5. Click on the RED hyperlink Chinese charaters to download the signed version (not the 2 green buttons).
    Once you got the HelloOX2.sisx, transfer it to your mobile and installed it, there is no need to sign anythings again

  31. hi guys i am stuck up with free sign application..it says certificate expired when i tried to install it in my device…any help….i have already requested for the cert file and wil b getting it soon but pliz help me with the free sign application

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

    what’s the problem and what i can do

  33. 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 🙂

  34. 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

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