How to Download Nokia Ovi Store Applications to Computer via Firefox

Nokia, just like Android has a magnificent number of application in their application store named  Nokia Ovi Store. The application database is superb and one will find one or the other application to suit his needs. One thing annoying with the app store in that you can not download the apps on your PC and later transfer it to your phone. People who are not connected through GPRS or 3G find it real pain to install the apps. Now here is a way you can download the apps directly to your system and transfer them to your mobile at a later stage.

Note :: I have used Firefox and Windows OS  for the trick and to be frank I don’t know how to do it on other browser and Operating Systems so please install Firefox before you proceed on a Windows running  system

Guide to download Nokia Ovi store application to PC:

  • Download a small Firefox add-on User Agent Switcher and restart  your browser for the changes to take effect.
  • Now Open any suitable editor and copy the code given below.

<useragentswitcher><useragent description="Internet Explorer 7 (Windows Vista)" useragent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)" appcodename="" appname="Microsoft Internet Explorer" appversion="4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)" platform="Win32" vendor="" vendorsub=""/><useragent description="Netscape 4.8 (Windows Vista)" useragent="Mozilla/4.8 [en] (Windows NT 6.0; U)" appcodename="" appname="Netscape" appversion="4.8 [en] (Windows NT 6.0; U)" platform="Win32" vendor="" vendorsub=""/><useragent description="Opera 9.25 (Windows Vista)" useragent="Opera/9.25 (Windows NT 6.0; U; en)" appcodename="" appname="Opera" appversion="9.25 (Windows NT 6.0; U; en)" platform="Win32" vendor="" vendorsub=""/><useragent description="Nokia 5800" useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.4; U;Series60/5.0 Nokia5800/10.0.006;Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413" appcodename="" appname="" appversion="" platform="" vendor="" vendorsub=""/><useragent description="N95" useragent="Mozilla/5.0(SymbianOS/9.2; U;Series60/3.1 NokiaN95/1.39.044; Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1;)AppleWebKit/413(KHTML,like Gecko)Safari/413" appcodename="" appname="" appversion="" platform="" vendor="" vendorsub=""/><useragent description="5310" useragent="Nokia5310XpressMusic/1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1" appcodename="" appname="" appversion="" platform="" vendor="" vendorsub=""/><useragent description="E71" useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.2; U; Series60/3.1 NokiaE71-3/1.00.000; Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1;)AppleWebKit/413(KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413" appcodename="" appname="" appversion="" platform="" vendor="" vendorsub=""/><useragent description="N97" useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.4; U; Series60/5.0 NokiaN97/10.0.001; Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1) AppleWebKit/525 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/525" appcodename="" appname="" appversion="" platform="" vendor="" vendorsub=""/></useragentswitcher>

  • Save this file with .xml extension (please make sure you don’t save it in .txt or .doc format.)
  • Now go to tools –> Default user agent –> Edit User Agents option in Firefox and click on Import option.


  • Browser for the above .xml file you just created and import it.
  • Again navigate to Tools –> Default User Agent and select your phone’s model number, or the model which resemble the OS of your phone the most.
  • Now open the Ovi Store homepage and download all the application directly to your system.

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If you are wondering what we did in the above steps, don’t stress out. In simple words we are just fooling the Nokia Ovi Store website that we are browsing their website from our default Nokia Browser and not Firefox granting us privilege to download the apps.

Note : Don’t forget to change the user agent back to the default value by navigating to Tools –> Default User Agent –> Default User after you are done with downloading your favorite app or your Firefox will behave like your default mobile phone’s browser.


About the Author

Ashish Mundhra from Siliguri (India) loves exploring the gamut of new developments in the technology field. Once versed with the knowledge, he loves sharing his experiences and experiments with the world.

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  1. saifafriend says:

    There is no configuration for FP2 devices……..

    but i created one for Nokia N79 which is a FP2 device.

    here is tutorial…….

    in mozilla firefox, go to tools > Default User Agent > Edit User Agents…
    a window popup, click new , a drop down menu will appear
    select new user agent……a “new User Agent” window will appear
    remove all entries……and fill as below

    description: N79
    User Agent: Mozilla/5.0(SymbianOS/9.3; U;Series60/3.2 NokiaN79/32.001; Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1;)AppleWebKit/413(KHTML,like Gecko)Safari/413

    ok….all done
    now you have setting for FP2 device too…..

  2. GIRISH says:


  3. Razor says:

    Working Method : …..Full tutorial with video…..worked for ME …… 🙂

  4. j says:

    i have done everything and selected the desired user agent for nokia 5233 but still ovi store says your device is not compatible.

    • saifafriend says:

      use above trick by me but in description use any one user agent for 5233

      *Description: Nokia5233/12.1.083 (SymbianOS/9.4; U; Series60/5.0; Mozilla/5.0; Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML,like Gecko) Safari/413

      *Description: Nokia5233/12.1.089 (SymbianOS/9.4; U; Series60/5.0; Mozilla/5.0; Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML,like Gecko) Safari/413

  5. Sugi says:

    Thanks very much dude..
    its working…

  6. geoffrey george roy says:

    hi. can anyone help me with nokia C5?please

  7. rahul says:

    im using windows xp and nokia c6 …..this procedure is not working for me…can u help me out?

  8. vip says:

    is there any such trick for nokia 2730?
    plz help

  9. abhishek says:

    cool, will use this to make backup of my favorite apps

  10. Well If this trick is not working for your specific modle all you can do is use any of the phone agents that is similar to your phone for eg: E63 users can use the N73user agent. Nokia 5310 user agent can be used by all the devices in its class. For any more problem do let me know.

    • Abadi says:

      Some downloaded applications are not compatible with my mobile model (N97 mini). So, please help.

    • shravan says:

      hey ashish i’m nokia c7 ….. can you help me? i was able to each everything you wrote but when it to choose a model there wasnt any anything for nokia c7………………. plzz help it costs me a hell out of pain(money){using WAP services} to download a app frm the device

    • ama says:

      Can you make .xml for C6-01? It’s Symbian^3

  11. Abadi says:

    My mobile is Nokia N97mini. Is that command OK with it? If there is something to be added to that xml file, please let me know! Thanks so much in advance.

  12. deepak says:

    not at all working for nokia n81

  13. vimal says:

    superb sir…
    u r great
    its working 100%
    and i get the all applications and games from ovi
    thank u

  14. jurassic1987 says:

    I need code for NOKIA 6650 fold

  15. beginner says:

    is there any additional plugin needed????
    i’m unable to do so…. though followed the above instructions…..

    i got the following…..(with Additional Plugins req……. could not find the plugin automatically)….

    “Welcome to the Ovi Store.

    Shop smart! Install the Ovi Store application optimized for your device.
    How to install the Ovi Store:

    1. Click the link to Download
    2. Select ‘ok’ to download the file to your cell phone
    3. Select ‘yes’ to the prompt to “Install Ovi Store”

    If you are having trouble, please see our help section.”

    unable to open ovi store……

  16. tushar says:

    suitable editor? give me examples. & please tell me where to save .xml file. please help me

  17. tushar says:

    the files are downloads in jad format,please help me

  18. tushar says:

    please tell me user agent for nokia 5130 xm

  19. abhishek says:

    give me these settings for nokia n8

    • N8 user agent string says:

      Mozilla/5.0 (Symbian/3; Series60/5.2 NokiaN8-00/022.014; Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) NokiaBrowser/ Mobile Safari/533.4 3gpp-gba

  20. aditya says:

    Excellent its working…but it is giving files Will they work on mobile directly ?

    • Regarding the file here is what you can do
      1. Open the file in notepad++
      2. Delete the first two and last readable line of the file. Every thing else will look emblematic.
      3. Save the file as .sis and Install. For any more queries feel free to comment.

  21. Nervosa says:

    Getting a splash screen
    “Download the Ovi Store Application for faster browsing of apps, games, videos and more!”

    Is there a work around for this?

  22. Waqas says:

    It doesn’t work, it says
    Ovi Store is currently not available for your device.

  23. Ismail says:

    I downloaded application but when i transfered it to mobile phone it wants gprs connection.what i can do??

  24. Sreenath says:


    Thanks for the great article. Could you tell me which option to choose for nokia c5 which runs a symbian v9.3 os?


  25. SATINDER says:


  26. avinash says:

    Thanks for sharing.;….it was much needed for me…!!!!!!

    good job..

  27. ajay says:

    want aplications for nokia 5233 so how to change

  28. Akshay says:

    Worked For Me. Thanks a lot

  29. Manish says:

    s there any additional plugin needed????
    i’m unable to do so…. though followed the above instructions…..

    i got the following…..(with Additional Plugins req……. could not find the plugin automatically)….

    “Welcome to the Ovi Store.

    Shop smart! Install the Ovi Store application optimized for your device.
    How to install the Ovi Store:

    1. Click the link to Download
    2. Select ‘ok’ to download the file to your cell phone
    3. Select ‘yes’ to the prompt to “Install Ovi Store”

    wat to do now????

  30. anon says:

    doesn’t work on firefox 4!!!

  31. damanldh says:

    I have succesfully downloaded the apps from ovi store but not able to transfer to mobile it says the file already exists but there is no file existing. my mobile is NOKIA 5800

  32. Uday says:

    Here is a simplest method. go to ovi homepage. select app to be downloaded . click on send to friend in address bar. replace send-to-friend by download and click enter to download directly. It will be in or .jad format you can convert it by a suitable converter on searching in google.

  33. sana says:

    my device is not in the list of the phones……wht should i do now?????
    i have nokia 5233
    please help.

  34. shravan says:

    i have nokia c7 what should i do to download app? 🙁 it runs on Symbian^3 OS

  35. arvind says:

    I have nokia x6 which one should I choose from the modals in given code? plz help

  36. raj kanchan says:

    go to ovi store thru your pc and click on send to friend button
    after you click the link in the address bar will show at end “send to friend”
    just replace that text with “download”
    its working well with me
    try it !

  37. when i download the file then i got the file extension name is “” .
    but this file not useful for nokia it is a wrong procedure.

    • raj kanchan says:

      DIPTENDU try some other file and recheck cause its working for all !
      hope to solve ur issue

      • Amaresh says:

        open “” file in XVI32 editor ( can download free) and on right hand side delete all content till first “z” then save it as .sis file and then double click it will install the application

  38. Alex Adams says:

    Its working.. Thanks…….

  39. I need the code of nokia 5130 :S.

  40. Nahid says:

    The files downloaded in .jad format not in. jar and the size of the files is too low only 7 to 10 kb. It doesn’t work in mobile. What can i do now. Help me.

  41. Svenn says:

    keep getting error code 300 coming up after I download an application. Trying to download onto a Nokia C5-00. have tried to use N95 & E71 as defaults.

  42. Thanks, I’ll try this trick later…

  43. sazzan3 says:

    some body help me with noki 5233

  44. vishwas says:

    Excellent instructions to the blogger and also thanks for the helpful comments. Nokia should make it easy for users to download applications on any platform, rather than being required to use such tricks. Thanks again.

  45. Dooo says:

    Hi you dont need to change user agent just modify URL like this:

    this is URL of your app, after you have selected your app

    just add /download like this:

    It will instantly start to download .sis file 🙂

  46. Dooo says:

    Oh I forgot, you need to bee registered and logged in to do that. Works like charm !

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