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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Access Symbian system folders from your computer

symbianism, Symbian Underground, MapDrives, access to Symbian system folders
This trick appeared last month in the modding section of the Symbian Freak forum, but because that's a members only area which is not indexed by search engines like Google I'll repeat it here.

If you connect your Symbian phone to your computer with PC Suite you can only see childproof folders like images, sounds, documents, etc.

But there is a way to get into system folders like resource, private, and sys too.

What you need:
- A hacked phone with "caps" switched off.
- MapDrives on your phone.
- PC Suite on your computer.

Step 1: Make sure Symbian on your phone is hacked and "caps" are switched off.

Step 2: Use MapDrives to assign virtual drive letters to your Symbian system folders.

Step 3: Connect your phone to your computer in PC Suite mode.

Step 4: Open "My Computer," and open Nokia Phone Browser. Do NOT open the drive with the phone symbol, and do NOT open your phone's drive from the PC Suite menu. Only use the Nokia Phone Browser from "My Computer."

Step 5: Your mapped system folders will show up as drives in the Nokia File Browser, and you'll have full access to all the files in them.

• The original post on Symbian Freak that explains this trick (signup/login required)
Nokia PC Suite
Hack Symbian: The methods, the tools, the tricks

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