[How to] Hack Symbian Belle/Belle Refresh Phones – Nokia N8, C7, E7, E6, C6-01, X7, 500

Update – The hacking method described in this post also works perfectly well in all older Symbian^3/Anna phones updated with Nokia Belle Refresh firmware

With the official release of Belle update for all Symbian^3 (and Anna) phones yesterday, most of you will get your phones updated sooner or later (many have done it already). Now the bad news is that the update will un-hack a hacked phone and all old installed (unsigned) apps will be gone. So sad, but one has to lose something to get something better, as the old saying goes! However, do not worry, just follow the simple steps given below to hack any Nokia Belle/Refresh/FP1 phone (N8, C7, E7, E6, C6-01, X7, Nokia 500, 700, 701, 603) within minutes –

Download Norton AV app from here and install in phone, ignore the warnings and continue with installation

Launch Norton app via Menu and go to “Options/Anti Virus/Quarantine list

There will be three files in Quarantine, restore all of these, one by one via “Options/Restore” (confirm the action)

When successfully restored, exit Norton app and uninstall it, also go to File Manager and see if there is a folder named “Shared” in C:/ (Phone memory), if it is present, delete the entire folder. Also uninstall anything named “Norton…..” and “Symantec….” via Application Manager (Settings/Installations/Already Installed). Restart the phone

Now download Symbian_installserver_Hack_digipassion from here and install in phone memory (C: drive) – ignore “Application not trusted” and “Not Compatible with phone” warnings and continue with installation

Now launch the newly installed ROM Patcher+ from menu, select and apply the installserver RP+ v1.7 patch via options (which will enable installation of unsigned apps without any cert error). You can also enable the “open4all” patch to access system folders via X-plore

Done! Now you can fully enjoy your Nokia Belle phone!

You can also use the Trend Micro app (refer to this post) in place of Norton app in the above method (rest of the process will remain the same). All such methods have essentially the same mechanism of action – that is to place 3 .ldd files in a specific location – C:/sys/bin to be precise. Rest of the process is handled by ROM Patcher.

I have successfully tested Norton method to hack my Nokia N8 and C7 (updated to Belle). And by the way these methods are not Anna or Belle specific only, you can also hack any older Symbian S60v3 and S60v5 phone using above methods.

Update – You may refer to this post for Belle FP1 hack and this post for Belle FP2 hack.

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9 Responses to [How to] Hack Symbian Belle/Belle Refresh Phones – Nokia N8, C7, E7, E6, C6-01, X7, 500

  1. sheeny November 15, 2012 at 11:23 PM #

    thank you sir! But i am really curious to know that if there is any harm to my device after hacking? Most of my friends said that it can violate the warranty of my phone. Is is true? Pls clarify .

    • Shoaib Siddiqui November 18, 2012 at 1:13 AM #

      Rest assured, no harm at all dear! and it will not void your warranty too.

  2. Rahul August 23, 2013 at 11:41 PM #

    Hi Shoaib, I did with norton step but i cant install Symbian_installserver_Hack_by_digipassion, It gives error ‘Expired Certificate’
    I tried many things like online certificate check off and put device date many years back but it didnt help.

    Thanks!

    • Shoaib Siddiqui August 29, 2013 at 9:19 PM #

      Thanks for your feedback buddy!
      I have updated the file and it should work fine now….let me know if you still have any problem

  3. Rahul August 31, 2013 at 3:23 PM #

    well, i did self sign(sisx) via freesigner to same file(Symbian_installserver_Hack_by_digipassion) and it worked.

    sorry, i didnt tried your updated one coz i will have to format phone again to check it.
    Anyway thanks for this post, since many people are still using symbian phones.

  4. annah November 4, 2013 at 1:18 AM #

    my name is annah i am using nokia c7 when i open my credit card attachment it says unable to open password protected they say i need adober reader v5 wil it help or do i need to buy new phone i cant afford to buy other phone i need help pleas opera yu are my hope amakoene@gmail.com

    • Shoaib Siddiqui November 5, 2013 at 8:48 PM #

      Dear Annah
      Unfortunately you can’t open password protected PDF documents in Nokia C7. You must open such attachments in computer or in Android phones (using Adobe Reader app).

  5. Ajeet March 27, 2014 at 5:49 PM #

    Thanks Dear Adminitrator your all support works

  6. mxf09 June 17, 2014 at 2:57 AM #

    You are amazing man. I thank you so much 🙂 now I can capture best pictures.

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