How to Sign Unsigned Symbian S60 Applications? [Nokia SmartPhones]
By on August 22nd, 2008

Many Nokia S60 applications are in beta stages and not signed. Installing a unsigned application on a S60 device is next to impossible. did make the process of self signing application easier, but recently they have changed their requirements for signing applications, asking users to provide them with a publisher ID which is quite difficult to get your hands on.

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There is a software though that will make signing unsigned applications a piece of cake.

GenialSiS is a desktop tool that will allow you to easily self-sign unsigned applications that are supported by using Open Sign. All you require is the phone IMIE number and the unsigned application, here is a step by step tutorial for signing unsigned Symbian S60 app with GenialSiS.

GenialSiS runs out of the box, so you do not need to install it, download the file at the end of the post and unzip it to a folder.

Step 1: Find your Phone IMEI number To do that type in *#06# in your phone and press Dial key, write down the number you see someplace, we will be using it in next steps.

Step 2: Fill in Information into GenialSiS – Open GenialSiS and go to the open signed tab, add a email address (this will be where confirmation emails are sent) and your IMEI number, once you have done that, click on the Open button and browse and include the unsigned application.


The application allows to sign more than one application at a time, but we suggest you sign only one application at a time.

Step 3: Sign the Application After you have selected the unsigned application, and entered the email and IMEI, click on the Sign button. After you have clicked the button, GenialSiS will load the Open Signed page within the application and enter the details for you, you will have to confirm the captcha image before the application is submitted for signing to Symbian Signed.


Step 4: Confirmation of Submissions Once you have entered the captcha code, wait for a few seconds, if everything goes ok, you should see a confirmation message from Symbian Signed, telling you about a email that was sent to you to confirm the signing process.


Note: You may see errors instead of a confirmation, if the application you tried to sign has errors or is not supported by Symbian Signed.

Step 5: Click on the Confirmation link in the Email Login to the email you had provided while signing and check for a email sent by Symbian Signed, open up the email and click on the confirmation link, you should see a message that the application will be processed shortly.

Step 6: Wait for the second email from Symbian Signed Once the application has been signed, Symbian signed will send you another email, open that email and click on the link provided to download the signed application.

Step 7: Install and Enjoy Now that you have a signed application the S60 device will not complain about certificate errors and allow you to install the application.

We were able to self-sign and install the following application on our Nokia N95 smartphone using this trick: LandscapePro, RockNScroll, ShakeMe, FlipSilent, ShakeLock, Autolock, Calsync, rotateMe and FreeCallSprite.

Download GenialSiS Symbian S60 Application Signer

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  • Narayanan Hariharan

    hey.. thanks for this wonderful article! am gonna blog this :) stumbled!

    • extremejohn

      The Above Mentioned Procedure Is Really Long……I’ll Specify An Easier Method …

      First Of all u’ll need a Developers Certificate And Key……You can Get This For Free….its valid for 3 years…!!!….Follow the instructions!!!
      Instrucions :
      1. Go To
      2. Register
      3. Login
      4. Select “My certificate”
      5. fill in with ur imei number ( to get ur imei number press ” *#06# ” on ur phone.
      6. fill in all the necessary details in the form
      7. wait for a few hours and check back ( it takes below 12 hrs )
      8. login…u’ll receive the key and developers certificate ( its valid for 3 years)
      9. Now Download and install a program such as freesigner on ur phone and use it to sign the application
      10. Download free signer from the above link…….follow instructions specified in the link….

      It Works 100%

      • Zow

        Its more than 2 months since I applied for the certificate at but still havent received the certificate, currently it says “Being produced”

  • Amit Gupta

    Installing a unsigned application on a S60 device is next to impossible

    Is this a problem in S60 3rd edition & later? Because the applications that I used to install on my Nokia N70 ME used to be unsigned just about always since free app developers hardly bother to get their apps signed. All that Symbian used to do was throw a warning that the app being installed is not signed & just used to ask if I’d like to continue. And I just used to click “Yes” & it got installed without any problems. So I wouldn’t say that its any tough to do it, rather its just one confirmation dialog away. Dunno how the scene is in S60 3rd edition & later versions of Symbian. :)

    • Keith Dsouza

      @Amit yes this is for Symbian S60 3rd edition

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  • Raj

    THanks For this Gr8 Post.

    Nice Info

  • mike

    Does no longer work

  • Dannykitch

    I’ve download GenialSiS Symbian S60 Application Signer to my PC but I don’t know where to “Fill in Information into GenialSiS” ???

    Can anyone help?

  • Devang

    great great post !…
    works perfectly.
    Now m able to sign any unsigned application using this method without hacking my e71 phone.
    Thanks again man.

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  • sirhk

    i can’t say that it is perfect for now,cause I’ve just downloaded this one, but oh BOY! lol they have just moved their site ROFL! so the singing of certificates in GenialSiS is not yet resumed hehe! IL just wait til April 5 midnight! here is the announcement!

    DOWNTIME Friday 3rd April from 4pm GMT until midnight Sunday 5th April

    Symbian Signed is moving!

    The Symbian Signed web site will be unavailable from 4pm GMT 3rd April until midnight on the 5th April as we migrate things t o the Symbian Foundation. We apologise for this downtime and hope we can reward you with changes to make your life easier during 2009.

    If you want to know more about the Symbian Foundation and plans go to

    From the Symbian Signed team

  • sirhk

    when im trying to singed an unsigned application this message pops up!

    FAILURE: Submitted .sis file uses a UID that is not allocated to the account holder matching this email address (0x2000cd6d)

    • ray

      same pop up ive experienced in this signing process

  • jason

    I downloaded from that link but for some reason when i open it the characters are all weird. I tried to open the english but I cant. PLEASE HELP!!!

    • dan

      same man :(

  • Otto Martikainen

    sirhk: It won’t allow signing (pirating) softwares that aren’t free.


    HI used this method once for signing 1 particular application and it worked perfectly..Have tried ti use again to sign iSMS and it lets me enter all information but when I enter the security code right at the end each time it comes up with an error say security code Invalid ????
    Have tried reinstalling the software etc etc but still no joy and IM desperate to get iSMS working on my phone which is a Nolia E71.

  • nelson_309

    hi guys just letting you know that you can get all your apps signed if you go to they will sign all files for you

  • gizmofreak

    Is it safe to give away IMEI number? Can't it be misused?

    Is there any other way we can install unsigned applications on Nokia 5800xm, without the need to give away our IMEI number?

  • qwerty

    this service is discontinued

  • dan

    doenst work :(((((

  • Unknown

    You fag, this software does not install on my N95-8GB. Please provide a full explanation on to install this software on s603rd edition FP1 devices. Good day moron

    • lol

      show some respect, noob Unknown.

  • Birgitt

    how about signing apps without additional software? like via opd…

    • Demetrios C.

      Special thanks for your help Birgitt.

  • Nayan patel

    Hi friend
    i am nayan patel please help me for sign my finger lock for my 5233

  • James

    AVG says GenialSiS.exe is a virus.


    • Sanjeev

      Same Virus issues here too

  • Fahad
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