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Sunday, 4 January 2009

ActiveFile site offline, program mirrored on Mobile Castle

UPDATE: The ActiveFile site is back online.

ActiveFile is an excellent file manager for Symbian. It can do much more than Nokia's own file browser.

ActiveFile lets you see the system folders that Nokia's own file manager tries to hide fom you. ActiveFile can send protected files over bluetooth, and has a screenshot function, task manager, battery and memory monitors, phone restarter, and lets you send fake SMSs to your own phone inbox. It also has an SMS backup and restore feature, but I couldn't get that to work on any of my phones.

The bad news: its website has been unavailable for a while, showing "404 not found" errors.

The good news: ActiveFile is also available on Mobile Castle.

ActiveFile does a lot of things that X-plore (another great file manager) won't do. The same applies the other way 'round: ActiveFile and X-plore complement each other, so make sure to install both programs on your phone.

You need to hack your phone or "sign" ActiveFile with a developer certificate for full functionality. There's also an "open signed" version, 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)
ActiveFile v1.40.186 on Mobile Castle

UPDATE: The ActiveFile site is back online.

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