Hack Nokia S60v5 and S60v3 Phones when HelloOX is not Working

Symbian phones are well known for their versatility for application support. Apart from just having vast application availability, there are also many modifications available to the software environment which lets you improve your phone performance and add additional features to it. But you will no be able to perform all these operations just with a newly bought Symbian. Nokia restricts users from having full access to its files which is required to implement some mods and install various applications. Hence the phone is needed to be Hacked.

Well, there are many applications that can be installed by signing them with your personal key and certificate, but some applications may simply not work by this method. Till date the simplest method known to hack symbian phones was HelloOX, which is a small application that can automatically hack your phone in few easy steps.

In recent times it is seen that many S60V5 and V3 phones became unhackable by HelloOX due to upgrade in firmware version. Users can easily find this out as HelloOx gets stuck in “Installing Root Certificates” stage. This was the situation with me having Nokia 5235. So here I will share another method to hack your phones which is actually flashing it. It sounds bit tough but believe me it is not so.

First of all I would like to thanks Dailymobile forum members Oreo27 and Xlife18 for helping me out through the whole process. Now lets take a look at the things that you need to do before flashing your Nokia Phone.

  • Your Phone model, software version and RM i.e RM- 588 in my case (*#0000#).
  • Go to Dailymobile forum register there(free registration required for posting comments) and click Here to visit the thread.

  • Search for your model and firmware version there on the first page, if you do not find it just leave a request and the thread main page will be updated within a day or sooner.
  • As you get your model and version listed in the thread, download the file(uda) and save it for later reference. If you have nokia 5235 go for same version files of Nokia 5230 and so till the RM version is same.
  • Visit the site Btusers and download the firmware version for your device selecting it by the RM version. This is an important step, select the version for your country else after flashing you may not find the appropriate language to work with. You may also find firmwares with same product ID for your region but one with 7 files and other with 8 files. You may download any one with them as they only differ in color variants. Files will be named as listed below( version will be according to your model).

RM588_0599208_12.6.092_001.vpl (4.87 kB)

RM-588_12.6.092_prd.core.C00 (89.08 MB)

RM-588_12.6.092_prd.rofs2.V22 (31.10 MB)

RM-588_12.6.092_C01_prd.rofs3.fpsx (6.16 MB)

RM588_12.6.092_006_000_U001.uda.fpsx (5.33 MB)

RM588_0599208_12.6.092_001.dcp (14.89 kB)

RM588_0599208_12.6.092_001.spr (2.37 kB)

RM588_0599208_12.6.092_001_signature.bin (1.86 kB)

  • After you have downloaded all these files 50% of work is done. Now you have to download Jaf, Pkey emulator and latest INI files. These download links can be found in the forum main post. I had tried to use phoenix also but Jaf is much easier to use and worked fine for me.
  • One thing you must note that Jaf works properly in Windows Xp, I have tried to work with it on Windows 7 but it did not work even in compatibility mode. So advance users can use Virtual Work station to install Xp or just use a friends computer with Xp on it if you are not much comfortable with Virtual Workstation. For people doing it on virtual windows, please do not minimize the virtual window and run Jaf because in doing so jaf will give error while starting. So press ALT+CTRL+ENTER to go to fullscreen then restart xp and start Jaf again.
  • As you are done with installation of Jaf, install Nokia Pc suit in xp if you have not got it and connect your phone once so that the drivers get installed.
  • Now replace the file “RM588_12.6.092_006_000_U001.uda.fpsx” with the file that was provided for your model in the forum. Just rename the file to the name given in the original firmware package and put all the files creating a folder RM-588, this will again differ according to your model RM.
  • Create folders as given c:\program files\Nokia\Phoenix\products\RM-588. This RM-588 is the one you created in the previous step.

  • Now run Jaf as instructed in the forum through the Pkey emulator, ignore any warning messages.

  • Run Jaf in BB5 as it is used for flashing S60V3 and V5 phones.
  • Tick on Manual Flash, Dead USB, remove tick from CRT 308 (else you will get IMEI back up error), then tick on use INI.

  • Ticking on use INI will bring up a window from where you can select RM for your phone.

  • After you have finished previous step click on Flash button on rght hand side, you will get a warning. At this point switch off your phone and connect it to the computer via usb cable then press ok.

  • When the application says “searching for phone” press the power button of phone for half second. Well for nokia 5235 I have noted that the pressing time is bit more. If after pressing the power button nothing happens try altering the time of pressing, I had succeeded in this step after many tries.
  • Once the Phone is found it will be automatically flashed.

As the phone is flashed and you get Done message from Jaf, open the cable and take out phone battery, then restart again. Your phone will start like the first time.

Now You need to copy these two patches to E:\Patches(i.e create Patches foder in root of memory card) and then go to Menu-> Apps-> Installed apps->RomPatcher+. When you open rompatcher+ you will find two patches i.e Install Server RP+ and Open4All RP+, double tap on them and they will be enabled and turn to green. Install Server RP+ patch is for installing unsigned applications and Open4All RP+ patch is to access phone system folders i.e c:\sys\bin. You can also download Rompatcher2.3+ and install it. Then from options add the patches to auto, this will enable you to automatically patch phone on every restart, if it do not work you can do it manually after every restart. After this your phone is totally hacked.

Note: I have tested this on Nokia 5235 and I have done the exact same things as above. If you find any trouble or difficulty in performing these steps please ask here or in the forum thread. Taking any steps without understanding may leave your phone dead forever. Go through all the comments in the forum thread to get clear understanding of problems and their solutions that other people had.

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  1. Digifuntush says:

    Damn Excellent Guide.. will reblog it for sure.

  2. Mehul says:

    dont u have it for Nokia 5800 XM??

    • Sourojit says:

      @Mehul
      Yes, it is applicable to all S60V5 and V3 handsets. Just go through the post, I have mentioned every thing. And particularly for 5800XM, yes you can hack it as well using this technique. Check out the given forum link for the version of firmware you are using.

      • romeo1231 says:

        Hi guys. I’m getting an error when starting
        the JAF Pkey Emulator.
        Checking Windows version …
        Windows version: Microsoft Windows XP
        Professional
        Searching for JAF install location …
        Saved winscard.dll to: C:\Program Files
        \ODEON\JAF\winscard.dll
        Saved original.dll to: C:\Program Files\ODEON
        \JAF\original.dll
        Starting JCOP emulator …
        Saved JCOP.EXE to: C:\Program Files\ODEON
        \JAF\JCOP.EXE
        JCOP emulator started succesfull on port
        8050
        Powering JCOP simulator …
        ERROR: JCSIMU_send_receive timeout
        ERROR: JCSIMU_reset_card send_receive
        failed
        ERROR: Cannot get ATR from JCOP simulator!
        Please can anybody tell me the solution for this problem i need it urgently.

      • himalay says:

        sir i have hacsk my nokia 5235 version 40.6.003 but when i open rompatcher it say:sys/bin/patcher*.LDD not found what should i do .sir plz reply me i m waiting for ur response

  3. VASU says:

    THANKS

  4. kk_nokia says:

    hi,
    after selecting use ini, i selected rm-588 and press ok, the following log came,
    Searching for default location of ini…
    Checking path: \Products\RM-588\
    Searching for JAF saved location of ini…
    Checking path: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-588\
    No ini files found…
    FILES SET FOR FLASHING:
    MCU Flash file: NONE
    PPM Flash file: NONE
    CNT Flash file: NONE
    APE Variant file: NONE

    i did copied the downloaded files to C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\products\RM-588, but its unable to recognize the files, some one please help

    thanks

    • Sourojit says:

      @KK_nokia
      HI,
      Did you copy the latest INI file as given in the forum, Just download the INI file given in the forum link and replace it in JAF folder, so that it supports your phone.

      • kk_nokia says:

        Sourojit,
        Thanks for replying so fast. This is the forum link to download INI file right ?
        http://forum.dailymobile.se/index.php?PHPSESSID=8iskun6dif40tpv1cml3k244s0&/topic,24602.0.html
        So in that link, under 3B. JAF, its mentioned Download the latest JAF .ini and place it in the JAF installation folder, but where is the link to ini file? i cant find , it would be helpful if u provide the specific link
        thanx..

        • Sourojit says:

          @KK_nokia
          Here it is http://forum.dailymobile.se/index.php/topic,23054.0.html
          See it works or not. I forgot the exact INI that I used coz I did it few weeks back. If downloading INI from this thread do not work then I will upload the INI I used..
          What is your Phone model?

          • kk_nokia says:

            that file is not working, nokia 5230 is specified in that ini file, in the emulator when i clicked use ini, rm-588 option is coming but after that when i click OK, Searching for JAF saved location of ini…
            Checking path: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-588\
            No ini files found…
            is coming,why is it not able to recognize the files? what exactly is the problem?

            thanx

          • kk_nokia says:

            my phone model is 5230

          • Sourojit says:

            @KK_nokia

            I tried to do that again, with tick only on manual flash and dead flash with CRT 308 unticked.This is what I get….

            Searching for JAF saved location of ini…
            Checking path: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-588\
            Scanning ini files…
            Searching for default location of ini…
            Checking path: \Products\RM-588\
            Checking path: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-588\
            FILES SET FOR FLASHING:
            MCU Flash file: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-588\RM-588_12.6.092_prd.core.C00
            PPM Flash file: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-588\RM-588_12.6.092_prd.rofs2.V22
            CNT Flash file: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-588\RM-588_12.6.092_C01_prd.rofs3.fpsx
            APE Variant file: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-588\RM588_12.6.092_006_000_U001.uda.fpsx
            Languages in ppm: English,Singapore,Indonisia,Malasia

            I uploaded my INI file at http://www.ziddu.com/download/10765672/jaf_nok4models.rar.html
            Put this in C:\Program Files\ODEON\JAF , It should work becoz i am using same settings and same steps as mentioned here. Have you replaced the .uda file ?

            If you have all steps correctly and still getting error, register in the forum and ask this question in the thread. People there are very helpful and will give you a probable solution.

  5. kk_nokia says:

    @Sourojit
    —————
    I followed as per the tutoria.l This is what i did:-
    i downloaded all the required files from btusers, replaced RM-588_20.0.005_001_000_U001.uda.fpsx with the hacked one, then copied the whole folder RM-588 under E:\backup\ppgms\nokiagames\newhacking, installed JAF.1.98.62, replaced ini file, then i ran PKEY emulator v5, now i selected as mentioned, ticked use INI, now it is able to recognize RM-588 NOKIA 5230 CABLE 5800, but when i clicked ok, No ini files found…
    FILES SET FOR FLASHING:
    MCU Flash file: NONE
    PPM Flash file: NONE
    CNT Flash file: NONE
    ————————-
    the above message is coming. please help. I am not sure whats the problem
    —————————————-

    I also posted this message in dailymobile forum, hope some one will give solution, in case u find any thing plz tell… I pretty much wasted the whole day on this :(, still not able to hack..thanks for the replies and guide

    • Sourojit says:

      @KK_nokia
      why did you copy it here “RM-588 under E:\backup\ppgms\nokiagames\newhacking”. did you copy it in “c:\program files\nokia\phoenix\products\RM-588”.
      Only difference I used PKEY emulater v4, hope this does not make any difference, you can try once with v4.

      Hey Dont say you wasted a day, but at end you will learn something. I didnt sleep for 3 days after this, as I had to do flashing 5235 with 5230 firmware and was having hell lot of problems but thankfully forum members rescued me…

      • kk_nokia says:

        i did copied to C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\products\RM-588, i will try with emulator v4 later, i didnt mean its a waste of time, i am just saying that i might be doing some thing wrong regarding the procedure, your article is of gr8 help..

        • Sourojit says:

          @KK_nokia
          Ok, If your next try fails, try reinstalling JAF, coz your JAF is failing to recognize the files. Or you can add me to your gtalk so that I can assist you during the process. I can understand how bad and impatient you must be feeling. I will try my best to help. Gtalk ID- sourojit258@gmail.com , inform me once after you add me.

    • swapnil says:

      for ini file error
      if u have them correct
      try my method

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnwmjCSraUI

      watch this video and select your files from the firmware
      and hit the flash without checking USE INI box but uncheck CRT box
      hit flash
      rest is easy pizy…
      best luck

  6. Rajesh says:

    Sourojit good to see your blog , pl guide us about ethical hacking from scratch , how can one hack a system on the lan we do not know the IP of the computer and if we know the IP of the computer let us start from here

    Thanks !

    • Sourojit says:

      @Rajesh
      Well hacking a phone and hacking a computer both are totally different topics. Hacking your own phone gives you freedom to bypass some restrictions and that does not harm others. But hacking a computer stands itself in a broad category to talk about. You can search these things in google to get more information.

  7. swapnil says:

    hii surojit
    great post
    but when i tried to use the above method using phoenix for my nokia 5235
    it displayed digital signature missing error
    while detecting the product code in
    flashing>firmware update
    is it a problem because i have got and downloaded 7 file out of 8 u hv suggested above?

    thx

    • Sourojit says:

      @Swapnil
      I also got the exact same error as yours while using Phoenix. That is why I recommended using JAF. And you have to download either of the firmware with 7 or one with 8 files(not downloading 7 files out of 8). I have downloaded the one with 7 files. Please use JAF it takes a minute to flash and upgrade with hacked firmware.

      update: You can download the latest firmware for nokia 5230 i.e 21.0.004, and get the hacked uda from forum. This works well on 5235 and also has smooth performance. I did it last night and it works fine.

  8. DJ-KEL says:

    plz can some1 download this firmware form “http://www.bandung-flasher.com” and upload it to mediafire.com Download link “http://www.bandung-flasher.com/attachments/nokia-5230-rm-588/23375d1278530244-nokia-firmware-5230-rm-588_europe_20-0-005_v6-17-rm-588_europe_20.0.005_v6.17.exe” problem downloading becoz of low internet plz…

  9. faraz says:

    hello sir thanx for your wonderful tutorial but im having a problem when it says press power buttom now i press power on but then it says phone not found plzz help

  10. diwa says:

    hi. i want to hack nokia 5530 RM_504 firmware v31.0.005. so please help me.

  11. Mounir says:

    Hello,

    Is it possible to hack and play N-Gage games on the Nokia C6 (RM 612 and Software
    V 10.0.021)? I hope somebody can help me. Thanks.

    Mounir

  12. I have bought a Nokia 5235 recently with Firmware version 12.6.092 and RM 588. I want to hack.Which version should I opt for.I tried it with the latest firmware for 5230 by following ur footsteps using Jaf.everything goes well till the part when it says Searching for phone. I press the power button and switch on the phone then it says “:phone not found.I went thru this for innumerable times and am getting really frustrated. what is wrong with my phone.

    firmware:12.6.092
    custom version: 1.6.092.426.01
    Product code: 0598716

    • Sourojit says:

      @dr pranjal das

      Have you installed PC SUITE first? I had faced this problem initially with my 5235. So connect your phone to PC Suite first for all phone drivers to be installed on system.

  13. Abhoy says:

    Dude really a gr8 job… i hav finally hacked my Nokia 5235…. n also a frens 5233… at first i was afraid but at last decided to take a chance and at the end i was successful. thnks really dude… u r awesome… i feel hello ox is a shit application which only stucks in installing Root certificates.. Anyone who wants to hack his/her mobile phone use the above method it will definately work…. n after that install unsigned applications nirvana…

    I used :

    Phoenix.2010
    Navifirm to download firmware
    Rom patcher lite 2.3. ….. remember to copy Patcher.ldd and the other file into the c:\ drive by making FOLDER “sys\bin” n inside bin u paste both the files.. and the other patches into the patches folder in E: drive
    BYee enjoy ur hacked mobile…

  14. swapnil says:

    hiiii Sourojit

    i have the nokia 5235

    i had went trough the whole procedure of JAF
    but when i checked the USE INI check box
    it displayed “cant find the ini file error” and a window screen of select your model with no models in it
    even when i had tried the link suggested by you for replacing JAF INI file

    may be if you can give me the link to download latest INI file or any suggestion would be very help full.

  15. Raman says:

    What is the requirement for flashing nokia 5230 . Pls guide me pal . I want ur help

  16. Naveen says:

    How to unhack the phone???

  17. Izakki!!! says:

    i cant found my phones rm (nokia 5230) when i click use ini. What i have to do Please Help Me

  18. Izakki!!! says:

    Now i found it but it says can´t detect flashing server.

  19. Muhammad Nouman says:

    hi…sir i do all that which is written on this page….but i am not succeded..my cell is 5530 with RM-504…i download all 7 files make a folder in c…but the jaf software didn’t recognize anything…could you help me and provide me a good jaf software..plzzz

  20. Manindra murmu says:

    Hello sir thank u very much for ur flashing tutorial n I have dne all mentioned above my firmwire is 21.0.04 and I want to downgrade to v12.0.89 as it was hackable.i m getting error as Searching for phne…..found
    Error reading phne init data. Plse help me.pls

  21. arya says:

    hi suurojit

    is there any different method because my friend did this and his phone is bricked & dead is there any safer way to hack.

    My phone:-Nokia 5230
    Firmware Version:- 21.0.004
    Custom Version:-21.0.004.C01.01
    Type:- RM-588

    plz help

  22. Antesh says:

    Ho can i hack my mobile 5235nokia.iwas already try it by opda,signersis.but i can’t success.i’m to much hang ,plz,dude help me.my nokia has RM 588, n version is 12.6.092 but language is 21

  23. Facundo Nuñez says:

    Hello, I’ve got a Nokia 5235 and I’ve done everything but after the first boot I go into applications menu and the RoomPtcher is missing, as it never was installed and I’ve replaced the .uda file. Please help! Sory my bad english.

  24. Indranil says:

    Do we need a box for using jaf or can it be directly done by usb.Can u give me the link to download jaf

  25. alaric says:

    how can i hack v21.6.005 (rm-588

  26. troubled says:

    Hi Sourojit, your explanation seems very detailed and user friendly even if a bit scary for noobies.
    I’ll try it, thanks for the hard job.

  27. troubled says:

    I’m on Three Australia and they don’t upgrade the firmware since 300.21.012 – E71 Product Code: 0578048 RM-407.

    I’m really really disappointed by Nokia they adopted an anti competitive tactic move like the one we see on the DVDs (regions), they limited language option also they do not give any support regarding it.
    You know Australia is maybe the biggest multicultural country in the world but what Nokia did in the 20 century? They restricted languages options not to say the short usb cable is just an insult to consumers!

    I read somewhere that it could be possible to change product code to another country RM 346 the Hong Kong or Singaporean one since they have English and Chinese languages but then there could be incompatibilities between firmware and hardware, what is your point?

  28. himalay says:

    sir were can i get jaf flashing software

  29. tanmay says:

    is it possible to hack v21.6.005 RM-588… I wanna hack my nokia 5235… n try some new homescreens

  30. Imtiaz says:

    So i have a SE vivaz (U5).. what do i do?.. It doesn show any RM….???

  31. sisir says:

    can i use this process for nokia c6-00 RM-612??

  32. ankkit says:

    how to restore firmware of c6 (undo hack)

  33. soryn94 says:

    hey. People. PPPPLLLLEEEAAASSSEEEE!!! Help me with registration on recommanded website. They said “An Error Has Occurred!
    You did not answer the verification questions correctly. “. I tried all methodes of hacking. But any of them didn’t help me. I’d like to try this methode. It’s my last way. PPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEE !!! ;(

  34. Mukesh Khanna says:

    I have Nokia C6-01.
    IMEI No-353759047723261.
    Firmware-022.014 dated 05.07.2011 with latest update dt-20.08.2011.
    I am unable to hack the phone with Helloox 2.11, as the phone does not go beyond ‘Moving installer..’ even after 15 minutes.
    Secondly if using above method “Cert_Hack_Installer.sis” even after sighning the file it gives error saying “Certificate constraint”
    Please help.
    Regards

  35. seijiD says:

    try this hacking,its 100% working on all s60v5 phones and its very simple
    gallery.mobile9.com/f/2119652/?ref=2932

  36. sha says:

    Hi,
    I recently purchased nokia 5325, in that if I checked the decvice details using *#0000# the following details it is showing
    Software version : 50.9.002
    software version date : 24-5-2011
    custom version : 50.9.002.562.01
    custom version date : 19-7=2011
    Language set : 25
    model :5238 ———————————-is it correct
    Type : RM-558

    In this my model number is nokia 5235 where as here it is showing 5238.
    do I need to update my device software.

    Thanks,
    sha.

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