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How To Download Application From The Ovi Web To PC

I’m a Nokia phone user and I’m quite interesting in some of the Nokia applications posted on the Nokia Ovi Web but unfortunately Nokia does not allow me to download the application from the Nokia Ovi web to PC. The only way is to use mobile to download straight and install.

I prefer to use PC to browse and check for the application rather than using the mobile small screen size, that’s one of the reasons and the other one is, I don’t like to be charged for the network connectivity by the Telco. Finally, I found a trick and manage to download those applications to my machine and perform offline installation. May be some have known this “feature” if you don’t know and would like to use this way to download the application first only then transfer to the mobile, here are the steps and you will find it’s quite handy.

Steps:
1. Login to Nokia Ovi web and search for the application that you would like to install.

2. Then click on the “Send-To-Friend” button, and wait for the page refresh.

Select Nokia Application To Download From The Ovi Web
Select Nokia Application To Download From The Ovi Web

3. After the page has been refreshed, then go to the address bar and change the URL “send-to-friend” to “download”.

The Page Has Been Refreshed After Click On The Send To Friend Button
The Page Has Been Refreshed After Click On The Send To Friend Button

Changing The URL To Download Page
Changing The URL To Download Page

4. After changing the web URL, then hit the “enter” key and wait for the page to refresh.

5. Then you will be prompted to select the location to save the application.

The Download Page Has Been Refreshed And Popup Window Is Shown To Save The File
The Download Page Has Been Refreshed And Popup Window Is Shown To Save The File


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  1. nooneknow2009 13-04-11 07:10

    You will notice that the file downloaded is ended with (sis.dm). You won’t be able to install successfully to the mobile because that is unknown file extension to Nokia. Please download a tool (notepad++) and open the (.sis.dm) file you have downloaded with the tool.

    1. Open with notepad++ and delete the readable text line1 to 4 included the space. Let it begin with the [z].
    2. Then scroll to the bottom and delete the readable text line [–boundary-1–].
    3. Then select “Save As” to save the file by removing the [dm], if the file ends with (sis.dm) save it as (.sis).

    I’ve tested it with Nokia N82.