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Thursday, 27 November 2008

Which Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson Symbian phones can be hacked or flashed?

Set Symbian S60 free
Update: new hacks for Nokia and SonyEricsson phones with S60v3, S60v5, and Symbian^3. No certificates needed!

Contrary to popular belief, hacking your Symbian phone is not just a sport for software pirates. Setting your copy of Symbian free allows you to install unsigned programs, customise menus and icons, clean up your active standby screen, switch off that annoying camera shutter sound, make backups of all sorts of things without having to use the piece of Windows-only bloatware called Ovi Suite (just as bad as the old PC Suite), and much more.

But Nokia doesn't like freedom. They especially hate your freedom to control your own phone. That's why they made firmware updates that kill the Symbian hacks to take control of your phone away from you.


Some Symbian phones can be fully hacked with the HelloOX and HelloCarbide methods (which means that you can switch off the capability restrictions completely for all programs), others can be partially hacked with the HelloOX method, but switching off capability restrictions requires additional hacks (such as ROMPatcher patches). Your hacking options depend on your phone model and firmware version.

this list was updated on September 19, 2010, for newer phones check out the new antivirus hacks

Update: new hacks for Nokia and SonyEricsson phones with S60v3, S60v5, and Symbian^3. No certificates needed!

3250 (full up to ?, not sure about newer versions)
5230 (partial up to 12.0.089, not sure about newer versions)
5233 (partial up to 12.1.089, not sure about newer versions)
5320 XpressMusic (full up to 3.08, partial up to 4.13, not sure about newer versions)
5500 Sport (full up to 4.60, not sure about newer versions)
5530 XpressMusic (partial up to 20.0.080)
5630 XpressMusic (very limited hack up to 012.020, details on the Symbian Freak forum (login/signup required), not sure about newer versions)
5700 XpressMusic (full up to 5.11, not sure about newer versions)
5730 XpressMusic (partial up to 101.48.128, not sure about newer versions)
5800 XpressMusic Tube (partial up to 31.0.101, not sure about newer versions)
5800 XpressMusic Tube (North America) (partial up to 20.2.014, not sure about 21.2.025 or newer versions)
6110 Navigator (full up to 5.11, not sure about 6.01 or newer versions)
6110 Navigator (China) (full up to 5.12, not sure about newer versions)
6120 Classic (full up to 5.11. partial up to 6.01, not sure about 6.51 or newer versions)
6121 Classic (full up to 5.11. partial up to 6.01, not sure about newer versions)
6210 Navigator (full up to 3.08, not sure about newer versions)
6220 Classic (full up to 3.06, partial up to 5.15, not sure about newer versions)
6290 (full up to 3.03, not sure about newer versions)
6650 fold (partial up to 3.25, not sure about 3.31 or newer versions)
6710 Navigator (partial up to 021.013, not sure about newer versions)
6720 Classic (partial up to 12.008, not sure about newer versions)
6730 Classic (partial up to 022.001, not sure about newer versions)
6760 Slide (partial up to ?, not sure about newer versions)
6790 Surge (partial up to ?, not sure about newer versions)
E50 (full up to 7.36.0.0, not sure about newer versions)
E51 (full up to 220.34.37, partial up to 300.34.56, no hack yet for 400.34.011 or newer versions)
E51-2 (without camera) (full up to 201.34.38, not sure about newer versions)
E52 (partial (limited) hack up to 021.13, more info here)
E55 (partial (limited?) hack up to 021.13)
E60 (full up to 3.0633.09.04, not sure about newer versions)
E61 (full up to 3.0, not sure about newer versions)
E61i (full up to 3.0633.69.00, not sure about newer versions)
E62 (full up to 3.0633.09.13 and 3.0633.31.19, not sure about newer versions)
E63 (partial up to 500.21.009, not sure about newer versions)
E65 (full up to 3.0633.69.00, not sure about 4.0633.74.00 or newer)
E66 (partial up to 500.21.009, not sure about newer versions)
E70 (full up to 2.0618.07.10, not sure about newer versions)
E71 (partial up to 500.21.009, not sure about newer versions)
E75 (partial up to 110.48.125, not sure about newer versions)
E90 Communicator (full up to 210.34.75, partial up to 300.34.84, very limited for 400.34.93 (no ROMPatcher, no Leftup rootcert)
N71 (Japan) (full up to 3.0630.7.06.1, not sure about newer versions)
N71 (China) (full up to 4.0642.1.05, not sure about newer versions)
N73 (full up to 4.0812.4.3.1, not sure about newer versions)
N73 (China) (full up to 10.0.0, not sure about newer versions)
N73-1 (full up to 4.0839, not sure about newer versions)
N73-5 (full up to 4.0814.4.1.1, not sure about newer versions)
N76 (full up to 31.0.014, not sure about newer versions)
N77 (full up to 3.0827.22.0.1, not sure about newer versions)
N78 (full up to 12.046, partial up to 30.011, not sure about 30.014 or newer versions)
N79 (partial up to 20.175, not sure about 30.011 or newer versions)
N80 (full up to 5.0725.0.1, not sure about newer versions)
N81-1 (full up to 11.0.045, not sure about newer versions)
N81-3 (full up to 11.0.045, partial up to version 21.0.010, not sure about newer versions)
N81 (China) (full up to 20.1.016, not sure about newer versions)
N81 8Gb (full up to 20.0.056, partial up to version 21.0.010, not sure about newer versions)
N82 (full up to 20.0.062, partial up to version 31.0.016, not sure about newer versions)
N82 (China) (full up to 20.1.062, partial up to 30.1.019, not sure about newer versions)
N85 (partial up to 30.019, not sure about newer versions)
N86 8MP (partial up to 11.043, not sure about newer versions)
N91 (full up to 2.20.008, not sure about newer versions)
N91 8Gb (full up to 3.10.023, not sure about newer versions)
N92 (partial up to ?, not sure about newer versions)
N93 (China) (full up to 20.1.058, not sure about newer versions)
N93-1 (full up to 10.0.025 or 20.1.058, not sure about newer versions)
N93i (China) (full up to 30.1.013, not sure about newer versions)
N93i-1 (full up to 30.0.013, not sure about newer versions)
N95 (full up to 30.0.015, partial up to 31.0.017, not sure about newer versions)
N95-3 (full up to 20.2.011, not sure about newer versions)
N95 8Gb (full up to 30.0.018, partial up to 31.2.007, not sure about newer versions)
N95 8GB (N95-4 North America) (full up to ?, partial up to 31.2.008, very partial for 32.2.001, not sure about newer versions)
N96 (partial up to 30.0.33, not sure about newer versions)
N96-3 (partial up to ?, not sure about newer versions)
N97 (partial up to 12.0.026, not sure about 20.0.005 or newer versions)
X6 (partial up to 11.0.077, not sure about newer versions)
Samsung G810 (details here, login or signup required)
Samsung i550, i550w, i560 (full up to xxHH1, not sure about newer versions)
Samsung i8510 INNOV8 (partial up to ?)
Samsung i8910 Omnia HD (partial up to xxIE2, not sure about xxIE4 or newer versions)
Sony Ericsson Satio U1/U1i (partial up to R1CA037, if you have the unhackable firmware version R2AK006 you can downgrade to the hackable R1CA037, not sure about newer versions)

ROMPatcher patches and other tricks designed for Nokia phones will not necessarily work on Samsung phones. Anything beyond the ability to install unsigned programs is a bonus on a hacked Samsung.

UPDATE: You can now patch installserver.exe on new firmware too, so you can install programs on new phones with new firmware without having to sign them first.

• Step by step guides to hack Symbian, install unsigned programs, make backups without PC Suite, customise menus and icons, switch off the camera shutter sound, and more on symbianhack.site666.info
• The modding section of the Symbian Freak forum (login or registration required)
A list of Nokia phones and their firmware versions


Is your Symbian phone too new for HelloOX?

The old hacks (HelloOX, HelloCarbide etc.) don't work on the latest Symbian phones (Nokia C7, Nokia N8, etc.), and developer certificates to sign those hacks (required to install them) are almost impossible to get since Nokia played dirty.

The good news: you can hack new Symbian phones with S60v3, S60v5, and Symbian^3 with a brand new antivirus hack (preferred method) or by flashing the firmware.

JustHackIt! from CODeRUS

Hacking Symbian^3 by modding the firmware (warning: flashing your firmware may break your phone and void your warranty):

Firmware modding section of the Daily Mobile forum
Firmware modding section of the symbian-freak forum (login/signup required)
Software to mod your firmware: NaviFirm+ and NokiaCooker at Symbian Toys
CODeRUS mods for Symbian^3


Things change. If there's something wrong in this list (I may have overlooked a new firmware version or two), please post a comment or click the "contact" link on the bottom of this page.


This post was stolen without referring to the source by the copycats of Mobile Geeks, dotsis, Noeman GSM, zimbio, DreamStrikes, pda4x, BoffillBernardes, The Phone Club, and many others.

Copies on other sites are made by others and are usually out of date. The list on this page is the most recent version with the latest info.

I never copy this list to other sites because I don't want to update multiple versions everytime something changes. The URL for the original, most up to date list is:
http://symbianism.blogspot.com/2008/11/which-nokia-symbian-phones-can-be.html


Update: new hacks for Nokia and SonyEricsson phones with S60v3, S60v5, and Symbian^3. No certificates needed!


22 comments:

Innos said...

I tried it with a Samsung i550 and Firmware I550XXHH1: Works!

Anonymous said...

I want to update the firmware of my E71 to v200.21.118. I know this firmware is not hackable anymore. At this moment I still have 100.07.76 installed which can be hacked. I did so and replaced an adjusted version of installserver.exe in c:\sys\bin, so that I'm able to sign programs using MobileSigner v1.03.

Because I heard that after upgrading to 200.21.118 you have to install all programs again and that it situation is comparable to a hard reset, this also means that most probably installserver.exe in c:\sys\bin is gone or repaired, so that I cannot sign programs anymore. I'd like to know if this is the case. Who can confirm.

I'm asking this because I still can with my 6120c after upgrading to an unhackable version (v6.01) but all prgrams were still there and installserver.exe was not overwritten and still usable in combination with MobileSigner v1.03 to sign applications. So this upgrade was not as hard as the E71 one, which offers a good protection applying a hard reset-effect.

taobakoinay said...

this worked on my Nokia E63 fw 100.21.110 14-11-2008 rm-437

DarK_AlximiK said...

E90 Applying patches for ever

symbian underground said...

Which patch did you try? The generic feature pack 1 patch for installserver.exe?

The installserver patch and the ROMPatcher program were made by the people at the Symbian Freak forum, so they're the obvious place to look for help if their code doesn't work on your phone.

http://www.symbian-freak.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=6

DarK_AlximiK said...

the one from E:/patches
the open4all.rmp
it doesnt give any results in new firmware of E90, I don't know why I had it updated. I even tried some other rmp, but no results

Marcus said...

I have 6220 Classic. I've installed and tried HelloCarbide several times. I'm supposed to copy installserver.exe into C:/sys/bin but C:/sys does not contain bin folder.

// Kung Karlsson

Marcus said...

I have 6220 Classic. I've installed and tried HelloCarbide several times. I'm supposed to copy installserver.exe into C:/sys/bin but C:/sys does not contain bin folder.

symbian underground said...

OPDA had a problem with their certificates a week or two ago, so if your OPDA DevCert doesn't work, try to get a new one.

If you can't get a working DevCert from OPDA, try one of the other options on http://symbianism.blogspot.com/2009/01/signing-sis-symbian-installer-files.html .

The DevCerts from iMobile seem to work OK right now.


@ the previous poster with the non-working OPDA cert: I deleted your comment by accident, and I can't get it back. Sorry.

Consumer said...

I would like know the differences between partial and full hack. I searched in forums, blogs and sites. But I can't find any answer for this question. I have a N95 8Gb RM-421. Its firmware is 20.2.005. And in the list above have: “N95 8Gb (full up to 30.0.018, partial up to 31.2.007...” I didn't find any firmware 30.0.018 (full). I thing that for RM-421 just exist 31.2.007 above (none mention to 30.0.018 anywhere). I would like upgrade. But I don't know what I will lose when change it to 31.2.007 (partial). You said for full hack: “which means that you can switch off the capability restrictions completely for all programs”. My question is about what are the limitations of “HelloOX method”. Who want the full control of Nokia phones would keep firmware under 31.2.007? It is what mean in practice the difference between full and partial hack? If you can't answer me, I thank you if you say where I can find some help. Congratulation! You are doing a great blog. (And sorry for writing mistakes. English aren't my native language)

paizul said...

666 bro, check out sf. hot news at modding sections, also saw it at mc

Gee said...

E71 V.300 is fully hackable. I succesfully hacked mine.

symbian underground said...

Consumer said... "I would like know the differences between partial and full hack."
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"Full hack" means that your phone's capability checking is switched off completely. This means that when yo switch off "caps" with a program like ROMPatcher every application on your phone has full read and write access to all system folders.

"Partial hack" means that you can install anything you like, but the capabilities of your programs are limited by their certificate. You can't switch off "caps," although you can browse system folders with the Open4All patch.

If you want to change system files or give all your apps full system access you'll need the full hack.

If you just want to install unsigned programs, the partial hack will do the job.

Alexis Andrew said...

6220c 5.15 is fully hackable by helloOX 2.0... I have a copy of this new helloOX.. It can hack also n86, n97, 5800 fully...

Ose said...

hey alexis..how about a link to the hellox that you have cos i have been trying to sign mine to be able to install it but its a jungle out there!!leave a post with the link man,.....you'd be doing a whole lot of people a favour!

Jenkem said...

Anyone know about the E71x? The terribly locked down and AT&T branded E71?

Scorcher said...

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Check it at http://thisnthat.ej.am/2010/01/02/list-of-hackable-and-non-hackable-phones/ and remove my site's name from the thieves.

hosein said...

I have Nokia N95 8GB v30.0.018 and it can be hacked with all of hacking applications.

Jemiro said...

i have E63 with FW 400 :D i'll up to 410 :D

aRc zoNe said...

very cool.

madhu sudhan said...

my mobile is nokia 6700 slide i am unable to hack my phone i have tried these methods
using hello carbide and explore and installserver
in this method i am not getting options
after selecting menu1 in hello carbide ,the hellocarbide is atomatically exiting
(in this plrocess actually one should oopen hello carbide and select options and then click on menu1 and select "yes" option
but i am not getting yes option
method 2:usin

cert hack installer and certupdater
when i am in installing certhackinstaller,mobile is showing an error message "unable to install protected application from
an untusted supplier
please help me

android underground said...

Maybe HelloCarbide is too old for your phone? Try JustHackIt from http://symbian-coderus.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-hack-for-all-symbian.html . If that doesn't work, have a look at the hacking/modding section of the symbian freak forum.