30 October 2007

Symbian 9 Platform Security and capabilities hacked - copy any files and DRM content

Reading this post we can learn about the big security vulnerability of our Nokia and Sony Ericsson Symbian 9 smartphones. We need to do following steps:

  • Take an update firmware package (currently supported only by Nokia for S60 smartphones).
  • Edit some part of it, where all those capabilities are listed that a user can grant to a 3rd party application upon installation.
  • Update these capabilities.
  • Flash this modified firmware.
I think we all now can watch DRM content for free on S60 devices like N95 or N73. This will be the big surprise for all content providers. Also we can browse all files in our smartphones including Private folders!

15 October 2007

New GPS freeware navigation - Google Maps for Symbian 9

Google Maps is now available for Symbian 9. Unfortunately it's available only for Symbian S60 version. But still this is another great free native GPS navigation application for Nokia S60 phones. It supports both external BT and integrated N95 6110 GPS receivers. You can download it with mobile browser from google.com/gmm/.

03 October 2007

Free themes and games for Nokia - 5 ways to download

Everybody wants to get some free stuff for mobile phone. The most popular content for mobile phones are ringtones. But there are other high demanded content for mobiles including Nokia Symbian S60 devices. This is themes and games. Platform Nokia Symbian S60 allows to developers to make very rich and high-quality themes for S60 devices. Many of PC and game console games can be ported to Nokia Symbian S60 mobile phones. This gives us thousands of themes and hundreds of game titles for S60 devices. How we can download all of them freely?

The first way is to check dedicated forums and look what they can give to us. The most well-known forums dedicated to Nokia S60 software and freeware are imserba.com, noeman.org, symbian-freak.com, gsmarena.com, allaboutsymbian.com etc.

The second way is to check mobile portals like Imserba, My-Symbian.com. This portals has huge collections of free themes and games for a lot of mobile phone models including Nokia S60 devices. Go there and start downloading.

The third way is to check some blogs which collects freeware and downloaded content for mobile phones. Most of them hosted on blogspot servers. The examples of such blogs are Symbian-Freeware and my blog.

The fourth way is to subscribe on one of Yahoo! Groups dedicated to Symbian software. Examples of such groups are SymbianSeries60 and MOBILEMEDIA_SIS.

And the fifth way is just google for these content and you can find all other sites not mentioned in this post! For example there is a lot of free applications, games and themes on content store sites like Handango.