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.

saifafriend - October 10, 2010

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…..

    Rohit Langde - October 10, 2010

    Thanks for the contribution and sharing your trick 🙂

    ipsj - July 26, 2011

    Just use this code and change the mobile modle

    mwisal - September 14, 2011

    after downloading i have problem with installing i got error code 300

GIRISH - October 10, 2010


Razor - October 10, 2010

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

j - October 11, 2010

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

    saifafriend - October 12, 2010

    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

      saifafriend - October 12, 2010

      OOPS !!! sorry

      use above in user agent not in description……….


        j - October 14, 2010

        sorry but it still doesn’t work

          saifafriend - October 15, 2010

          do you use the given user agent in user agent field , if not working just change your IP address……

        devang - December 3, 2010

        did as u told , ovi store homepage says ” Ovi store not avilable for your device”(nokia 5233) …………..plz help

      Sunny - October 23, 2010

      can u guide me 4 nokia C6-00

        gokul - February 22, 2011

        Try using the Nokia N97… Almost all of its Applications are compatible. Mine is a C6-00 too and most are working. 🙂

Sugi - October 15, 2010

Thanks very much dude..
its working…

    Vijay - October 27, 2010

    pl edit the above xml file for use with nokia 5233 .

      v@R@D - February 25, 2011

      hi vijay
      i am iitan branch cs for nokia 5235,5233,5230 use 5800..

geoffrey george roy - October 30, 2010

hi. can anyone help me with nokia C5?please

rahul - November 6, 2010

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

vip - November 7, 2010

is there any such trick for nokia 2730?
plz help

abhishek - November 11, 2010

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

Ashish Mundhra - November 12, 2010

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 - November 16, 2010

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

    shravan - February 17, 2011

    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 - August 26, 2011

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

Abadi - November 15, 2010

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.

deepak - November 16, 2010

not at all working for nokia n81

vimal - November 22, 2010

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

jurassic1987 - November 24, 2010

I need code for NOKIA 6650 fold

beginner - December 4, 2010

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……

tushar - December 4, 2010

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

    Ashish Mundhra - January 11, 2011

    Notepad++ will be the best !!
    You can save the XML file any where

      sara - December 15, 2012

      how to make it work on sympian belle?????????????????? plz\ plz/

tushar - December 4, 2010

the files are downloads in jad format,please help me

tushar - December 4, 2010

please tell me user agent for nokia 5130 xm

abhishek - December 9, 2010

give me these settings for nokia n8

    N8 user agent string - August 26, 2011

    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

aditya - December 10, 2010

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

    Ashish Mundhra - January 11, 2011

    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.

Nervosa - December 28, 2010

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?

Waqas - January 3, 2011

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

Ismail - January 3, 2011

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

Sreenath - January 11, 2011


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


SATINDER - January 22, 2011


avinash - January 26, 2011

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

good job..

ajay - January 27, 2011

want aplications for nokia 5233 so how to change

Akshay - January 30, 2011

Worked For Me. Thanks a lot

Manish - January 31, 2011

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????

anon - February 7, 2011

doesn’t work on firefox 4!!!

damanldh - February 12, 2011

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

Uday - February 13, 2011

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.

sana - February 16, 2011

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

shravan - February 17, 2011

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

arvind - February 17, 2011

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

raj kanchan - February 25, 2011

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 !

    suresh - March 29, 2011

    hey yo r rocking dude…. its working perfectly… No need of any additional plug-in

DIPTENDU BARMAN - March 11, 2011

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 - March 30, 2011

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

      Amaresh - May 1, 2011

      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

Alex Adams - March 18, 2011

Its working.. Thanks…….

FinalTriumph123 - May 10, 2011

I need the code of nokia 5130 :S.

    rajesh - June 10, 2011

    create xml using the following n import:

Nahid - May 28, 2011

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.

Svenn - June 21, 2011

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.

Indra Saputra Ahmadi - July 1, 2011

Thanks, I’ll try this trick later…

sazzan3 - July 19, 2011

some body help me with noki 5233

vishwas - July 21, 2011

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.

Dooo - August 8, 2011

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 🙂

Dooo - August 8, 2011

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

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