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Its time for a little hacking…

The topic of unsigned applications was introduced in my previous post and I need to elaborate a little further. There is another way to install unsigned applications that doesn’t involve hacking the N8’s firmware. The process involves signing the application with a developer certificate. Developers obtain … Continue reading

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Can the N8 install unsigned applications?

The short answer is yes, but not easily. Symbian OS devices can be hacked to remove the platform security, thus allowing users to install unsigned applications. The hack involves the modification of system files and access to previously locked areas of the … Continue reading

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Why are applications digitally signed?

After customizing your smartphone with various applications and widgets downloaded from Nokia’s OVI Store and Beta Labs, your smartphone should now simplify many daily tasks. However, in order to unlock the N8’s full potential, you may want to install applications … Continue reading

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