Symbian phone file browser ActiveFile lets you into the folders that Symbian's built-in file manager tries to hide, can send protected files over bluetooth, and comes with extras like a screenshot function, task manager, battery and memory monitors, phone restarter, and an option to send fake SMSs to your own phone inbox.
The "asks for password that doesn't exist" bug appears to be fixed. The new messaging explorer (looks like Symbian's native messaging application framed into ActiveFile) requires more work: it won't show complete messages and doesn't find my custom message folders.
You need to hack your phone or "sign" ActiveFile with a developer certificate for full functionality. There are also signed and "open signed" versions, but the developer version can do a lot more. To unleash the full potential of ActiveFile, set your copy of Symbian free.
• ActiveFile signed (extremely limited capabilities), open signed online (limited capabilities), and unsigned (full capabilities)
Thursday, 18 September 2008