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Saturday, 31 January 2009

HelloOX: new very simple Symbian hack that works on (almost) every Nokia

HelloOx Symbian hack, Nokia
There's a new, improved version of HelloOX. Click here for the new version.

A few days ago Symbian was hacked (again) with the Y-Drive/Modo method. That was a big breakthrough after four long months of hack-resistant phones and firmware versions.

Unfortunately the Y Drive/Modo method is very complicated and takes many difficult steps. And it doesn't work on Feature Pack 2 phones with new firmware.

But bugb at the Symbian Freak forum came to the rescue. He posted the new HelloOX hacking method, which is so simple that almost everyone can make it work on their phones.

HelloOX? Yes, Hello Ox. This is the Year of the Ox on the chinese calendar.

HelloOX is made of two .sis files which you need to sign with a "17 capability" certificate such as the certificates that you can get from OPDA. Sign 'em, install 'em, run 'em, done.

If your phone has older firmware you may still use the old HelloCarbide method. That takes more steps and is therefore a little more difficult, but you don't need to sign HelloCarbide with a certificate so it can still be useful for some people.

HelloOX is a great new development. It won't switch of capability checking on phones with the latest firmware, so don't expect all your ROMPatcher to work. But HelloOX allows you to use the Leftup root certificate, which means that you can install anything you like without having to beg Symbian Signed for the keys to your own phone. HelloOX was successfully used on phones with phones like the Nokia N85 and N96, which couldn't be hacked before.

HelloOX 1.01 on Symbian Freak (login/signup required)
HelloOX 1.01 copied to Mobile Castle (no need to log in,no need to sign up)
HelloOx for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (at Symbian Freak, login/signup required)
List of phones firmware versions that can be hacked fully or partially
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There's a new, improved version of HelloOX. Click here for the new version.

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