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How to Download OVI apps on computer?

Mobile Visionary
Posts: 2,300

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

 ? Isn't that a good option and a secure backup ?

 

Simple i find this problem . One Nokia phones come with a backup feature in PC Suite .

Simple two  copy nby usn mass storage  Cities folder from memory card to your computer .Replace on memory card if original corrupted .

 

   jje

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Mobile Sensei
chanchan05
Posts: 8,090

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

@ovikovi - Yes indeed you are new to smartphones, which is why I am telling you that getting apps from non-Nokia related sources has been the norm for like 6 years running now, So I would consider that yes, Ovi Store sucks, but it was never the first opition for downloading apps in the first place. Most of the best applications for your phone are not available on Ovi Store.

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wimdeblauwe
Posts: 6

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

>> Most of the best applications for your phone are not available on Ovi Store.

 

really interesting! Any links you can point too? I just got my 5230, so I'm new to all this.

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Mobile Visionary
Posts: 2,300

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

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really interesting! Any links you can point too? I just got my 5230, so I'm new to all this.

 

 

Google > Nokia 5230 apps

http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&source=hp&q=Nokia+5230+apps+&btnG=Google+Search&meta=&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&...

 

Will bring you up loads of sites with a lot of free apps and not free really apps .

The forums on the sites are usually the ones with worthwhile knowledge of these apps .

 

Lots of stuff to adapt your phone  themes wallpaper apps and more .

I am currently running Android home screen on 5800 XM   .

 

Here is the last one i looked at when Ovi Store was broken .

 

 

http://www.symbian-freeware.com/index.php?order=date&page=9

 

   jje

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Mobile Sensei
chanchan05
Posts: 8,090

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

Yep. Examples of great apps I found which are not ovi store are:

 

PowerMp3 (select which folder you want to play)

Evernote for s60v5

Casio FX-602P

Nokia Sports Tracker (hey its not available on the store for my country)

Free iSMS (1.03 is free, 1.08 is not. This is threaded SMS)

JB Taskman

KillMe

Memcheck

Xpressalarm (sort of a burglar alarm. If some one removes your phone from the table with the alarm set, it rings an alarm, like a car)

WiFi Radar

X-Plore

 

Got this all from DailyMobile.

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ovikovi
Posts: 247

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

chanchan05

 So we agree the Ovi store needs improvement.

 

Thanks for your list of useful apps!

Time to kill some time checking them out.

 

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aqaz
Posts: 2

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

i have a e71 and i use chrome with user-agent:


F:\\chrome\chrome.exe -user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (symbianOS/9.2; U; Series60/3.1 NokiaE71-1/400.21.013; Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML,like Gecko) Safari/413"


 

it's work for google and other site,i can download google maps,search..from m.google.com,

but ovistore alway think i am use nokia n97 mini,and give me s60 v5 version,i don't  know what's wrong.

 

sorry for my bad english.

 

 

 

 

 

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Counsellor
xDesertDragonx
Posts: 69

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

Hello aqaz,

 

It sounds like you set your username's default phone to the nokia n97 mini.  I would suggest going to https://store.ovi.com/ 

 

In my web browser there is a link in the top right hand corner that says:

"Your mobile: Nokia N85 (Change)"

If that says something other than e71, you should click the change link and choose the correct phone.

 

I hope this helps,

xDesertDragonx

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aqaz
Posts: 2

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

thanks ,

i checked ,"Your mobile: Nokia E71 (Change)"

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shafraz
Posts: 1

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

plz help me i have nokia 5800 how to downlod pc to phone
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MinusZero
Posts: 5

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

I totally agree that apps should be able to be downloaded to your PC. I have all the apps if have downloaded on my PC so i can remove and install as i see fit, or as space allows. Its silly that there is no option for PC download. I also worry that giving my mobile number will lead to sms spam.

Previous Nokias owned. Nokia 5110, 3100, 6101, 6300 and currently 5800.
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ddexter
Posts: 46

Re: obile)Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

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ovikovi wrote:

My first experience with the OVI store: a few days ago.

Result? Shocked that the only option was to download to phone.

 

It's as if Nokia think we all have cheap data plans and internet on phones is as common as water.

 

On top of that they ignore decades worth of PC networks. The personal computer is the centre of the digital universe, Nokia. Not some esoteric device nobody has or finds useful. There should absolutely be an option to download to PC. It's so obvious!

 

The only reasons I can think for Nokia to insist on phone-only downloads is:

 

1) tracking you more effectively by identifying your phone and other personal data

2) reducing support costs on their staff  (no more "how do I put this on my phone?" questions from those downloading to computer first)

 

It is truly bizarre the computer was ignored and not placed at the centre of their digital universe, but somehow this doesn't surprise me coming from Nokia.

 

If there is an easy way of extracting the setup file from already-installed applications, giving more details to those users stuck with this extremely restrictive problem would be very helpful.


Completely agree with you!  :smileymad:

 

 

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Inappropriate language removed.

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ant_in_wales
Posts: 4

Re: obile)Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

It is astonishing how a major player like Nokia has not only been left behind by other phone manufacturers, but seems to be trying to make things worse.

We were always able to download apps to PC and then install them. There is no logical reason to stop this - I have been trying to download the Sport Tracker software for two days without success. I have never received the text with the download info.

If I could have downloaded the app, it would have taken 5 minutes.

I am sticking with my Nokia phone as long as I can but it is the last one I ever buy (have had Nokia for 12 years).

It is as if the Nokia is trying to sabotage its own customer base.

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Registered Member
HARDIKKA
Posts: 1

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

IT IS REALLY SHOCKING TO NOTE NOKIA DOES NOT PROVIDE  DOWNLOAD TO PC AND THEN TO MOBILE - THIS IS A HIGHLY REQUIRED FEATURE AS  YOU CANNOT USE  COSTLY DATA PLANS OF MOBILE OPERATOR.

 

THAT'S WHY iPHONE IS THE MOST SUPERIOR  DEVICE

 

IF  ANYBODY KNOWS THIS FOR NOKIA, PLEASE HELP OUT.

 

REGARDS


nalayakdesi wrote:

How to download Ovi apps to computer and then transfer it to my phone?

I dont have data plan and I dont get wifi at my work. I need to download apps on my phone?

Please help me.


 

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Registered Member
prashu92
Posts: 1

Re: obile)Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

hope its sorted out fast

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ckmedia
Posts: 4

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

El Loco: did'nt you read the man's dilemma? You obviously did'nt, otherwise you would'nt ask the question as to why he wants to download onto his computer.


andrey_gres wrote:

Some applications you could find over here http://www.businesssoftware.nokia.com/


 

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ckmedia
Posts: 4

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

El Loco... you sure got the right name, buddy. And to Nokia... most of my friends (including me) have a firm belief that you guys are (and have been for years) on drugs. The obvious oversights in design, both in your phone and web software is painfully unforgivable. Another example: they sent me to this site to look for a possible solution to my problem (same as the first post.), but the interesting thing is that I see no replies posted here by NOKIA STAFF.

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ckmedia
Posts: 4

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

I disagree. I found a free app, installed it then my phone refused, with a message that it was not a trusted site (which is why I went looking on OVI Store.

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New Member
Posts: 3

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

I have purchased a couple of games from ovi store (assassins creed and dungeon hunter) tried to install them using wifi. And it doesn't work... Would be much better to download to PC then transfer over to phone. Now I'm £6 down and no games to show for it.. Waste of time!!



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Mobile Overlord
aspergerguy
Posts: 10,000

Re: How to Download OVI apps on computer?

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@nosliwenuj

 

Unfortunately no clues as to what device you are using here, but have no issues using WiFi access point for Ovi Store downloads even if billed to phone. A new feature is added on the OVI Store if you select "SEND TO MOBILE" you get an option for the SMS to be sent or Download through PC; you may select the latter but note that phone needs to be connected and OVI Suite running in background for this feature to work and doesn't function for all applications yet.

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