Prepare-Install-Play N-Gage 2 for ALL S60v3 (including N93, N93i, N95-2, N95-3, etc.)
These screenshots came from N71 phone.
I have extracted the N-Gage Patch that came with the BiNPDA version, and separated them so you could install them separately. Take note that only the 3 patches (FIFa08, System Rush Evolution, and Pro Series Golf) are the patches for Pre-FP1 and FP-1 phones, which can also be used on FP-2 phones. The others are just compatibility fix for FP-2 phones.
The Pro Series Golf patch only works on N-Gage application 1.01 Build 1281 and maybe to 1296 too.. But NOT on the newest repack...
I have also included LCG X-plore on the archive so no more question on what file explorer to use. Ok?
Unofficial N-Gage 2.0
Frequently Asked Questions
N-Gage 1.10 Build 1318
(Released August 26, 2008)
> Do I really need to hack my phone to install this? (Thanks to FCA0000)
Yes. This is the very first necessary thing to do. If you don't do this and you have a non-official compatible phone, then you won't be able to install and play it. My repacks are NOT in any way signed, or just simple to say, they are UNSIGNED. I don't and won't give time to sign it, just because the tutorial already gives you the ability to install any UNSIGNED application. You yourself can find your own way to sign it.
> Why do I get "Certificate Error" and I'm not able to install?
Read the answer above.
> How can I back up my game progress, save data? (Thanks to rolan95d)
Always make a back-up of all the files and folder in ("C:\private\20007b39"). Then place it back again, overwrite, to bring it back. this is good when updating the N-Gage application or changing phones.
OR you could try to back-up these folders separately ("C:\private\20007b39"): (Thanks to gordgelin)
2000afb9 - System Rush: Evolution
2000afbb - Space Impact Kappa Base
2000afbc - Hooked On: Creatures of the Deep
2000afbd - Snakes Subsonic
2000afbe - Mile High Pinball
2000afda - EA SPORTS™ FIFA 08
2000afdb - Tetris®
2000afe3 - Asphalt 3: Street Rules™
2000afe5 - Block Breaker Deluxe
2000b4b3 - Brain Challenge™
2000afd9 - World Series of Poker® Pro Challenge
2000afde - Sims 2 Pets
2000AFE4 - Brothers in Arms
2000AFBA - Pro Series Golf
2000B4B2 - Midnight Pool
2000AFC0 - Bounce
2000AFC4 - Reset Generation
2000AFC3 - Jadestone Dirk Dagger And The Fallen idol
> Does this fix the 50 friends bug? (as of N-Gage 1.01 Build 1296) (Thanks to Devitrianto)
Yup, as reported by Devitrianto.
> Will this fix 10,000 points bug? (as of N-Gage 1.01 Build 1296)
Yes, it will. As the developers told it, this is just a temporary fix.
> Is there a full screen fix for my phone? (176x208 / 320x240 / 352x416)
As of now, there is no fix for this. I don't know if someone will ever find one. Let's just wait and hope for the best.
> I cant log in to n-gage arena anymore, it says "invalid player name or password"? (Thanks to Devitrianto)
This is due to that your IMEI and some informations on your phone are also embedded on your account. Back-up all the files and folder in "C:\private\20007b39". Then place it back again. I don't think this will work when changing phones, because of the IMEIs conflict. You will need to "un-hook" your phone account to your IMEI, by asking for the administrator on the official N-Gage forum.
> How can I play in landscape mode on my phone? (Thanks to Enej, but I modified it a little)
I suggest you not to do this, because this is sometimes the culprit of having an "KERN-EXEC 3" and or "USER-EXEC 3" error. But if you really insist, I suggest you change this file before you play or open your N-Gage application FOR THE FIRST TIME. Use n73_20001079.txt for Pre-FP1 phones. But if your phone is FP-1, try using n81_20001079.txt. If it still doesn't work, use either 6110_5700XM_6120c_20001079.txt or n82_20001079.txt. Then, try to delete this file: ("C:\Private\10202be9\persists\20001079.cre").
> I can't play the game that I want, it says "KERN-EXEC 3" or "USER-EXEC 3" error?
This is sometimes due to improper 20001079.txt placed on your phone or there is nothing placed yet. If your phone is Pre-FP1, use either the 20001079.txt for 3250, E70, N73, N93 / N93i, I prefer the one for N73. If your phone is FP1, use either the one for 6290, N76, N81, N95 / N95i / N95 PR2, I prefer the one for N81. If this doesn't work, it is sometimes caused by the different hardwares and softwares of the phone. Some phones can't play all the games (non N-Series and E-Series phones). Try asking on where you downloaded the game and see if they have a fix for this.
> Why am I having "System Error"? (Thanks to haikara20)
Sometimes these are due to misnamed access points. Always check for it and access points should not have " ' " (apostrophe). Just to be sure, do not place any special characters on it.
> Why does it say "Out of memory"?
I suggest that you restart your phone before (not necessarily after) playing any N-Gage games. A fresh restart means -> fresher, cleaner memory RAM of the phone -> cleaner memory RAM, means faster phone response (loading). And N-Gage 2.0 takes a lot of RAM to start. This should also fix the error "Not enough memory". And make sure that there's no much applications eating your memory on the background.
> Can I update my profile and play on the arena?
You can set your N-Gage profile, update online, and play on N-Gage Arena. But I suggest not going to, keep in-mind that every software/application that is cracked is illegal, and some people are having problems with it.
> Can I have both cracked and legit games? (Thanks to BiNPDA)
Yes, you can.
> Why can't I install a game that I want, it says "File Corrupted"?
If you've followed my tutorial, you won't have this kind of problem. Just make sure that you've followed everything CORRECTLY! And if you followed it, and this error appears, this is sometimes due to corrupted game file that you've downloaded, make sure you've downloaded it correctly, properly and is found working.
> Do I need to do the chapters again to install games?
No. You just have to repeat chapter 3 when installing games for the N-Gage 2.0.
> Do I have to install N-Gage_Patch.sisx every time that I'll install a game?
No. You only have to install this once and this will work for all BiNPDA cracked N-Gage games.
> The extract N-gage file to PC button doesn't work?
The extract to pc button does not notify you if the file is already extracted, it is extracted at the same directory where you've opened the .exe game installer.
> Can I uninstall HelloCarbide after I'm done with it?
Yes, you can if you think you won't need HelloCarbide anymore. But I suggest not to, cause we are going to need it in backing up files.
> Will this work on other S60v3 phones? (Samsung, etc.)
No. As far as I've known, this is only for Nokia phones.
> Will this work on S60v2 phones?
Definitely, NO. The one important file here that let's N-Gage application run is the Symbian OS PIPS, that is only available for S60v3 phones. Saying that, it won't be able to run on S60v2 even if you repack it. Let's just hope someone could hack it. And the other thing is the RAM that N-Gage application eats, 10~20Mb RAM. As far as I know, the largest S60v2 RAM has is only 15~20MB of RAM, and that is N70. Still it won't work.
> How do I reformat my phone?
See below the thread.[/COLOR]
-= Tutorial on Updating N-Gage Application =-
-= Without losing your save game datas and N-Gage Points =-[/B]
Step 1 - Backing-up your game progress, save data
Secure and copy all the files and folders in ("C:\private\20007b39"). Check Chapter 1 - Step 2 on how to get to the private parts of the phone.
Step 2 - Un-install previous N-Gage application and Games
First un-install all your N-Gage Games then your previous N-Gage application. You could try to restart your phone before going to the next step, or just go with it.
Step 3 - Install the latest N-Gage application and Games
Follow the tutorial and install the latest N-Gage application that you can find, preferably my repack. Then install the games that you previously had. Don't forget the patches.
Step 4 - Recovering your datas
Place back our backed-up files and folders in ("C:\private\20007b39"), then overwrite. Enjoy!
For further questions, read first the FAQs. If not answered there, then ask questions on the thread.
Here in my step-by-step tutorial, not only it will let you install N-Gage 2.0 on your phone, but it will let you install almost all UNSIGNED/EXPIRED-CERTIFICATE applications!!! That's right! you read it right, UNSIGNED APPLICATIONS!!! But you can also use my old tutorial found on the archive, that doesn't have the ability to install UNSIGNED applications.
(I've renamed some of the files or mostly of the files for it to be easily recognized, again)
Phone firmware must NOT be updated to the latest version!!!
Tested and working on:
Nokia 5700 XpressMusic
Nokia 6110 Navigator
Nokia 6120 Classic
Nokia E66 (use n76_20001079.txt)
Nokia E90 (use n95_20001079.txt and delete this file: "C:\Private\10202be9\persists\20001079.cre")
Nokia N73 Music Edition
-= Applications / Files needed on the phone =-[/COLOR]
1. InstallServer_for_Pre-FP1.zip for phone models:
Nokia N73 / N73 Music Edition
Nokia N91 8GB
Nokia N93 / N93i
InstallServer_for_FP1.zip for phone models:
Nokia 5700 XpressMusic
Nokia 6110 Navigator
Nokia 6121 classic
Nokia 6120 classic
Nokia 6124 classic
Nokia E90 Communicator
Nokia N81 / N81 8GB
Nokia N95 / N95 8GB / N95-3 NAM
Corresponding InstallServer for these phone models:
Nokia 3250 (firmware v4.14 and v4.60) (if this won't work, use InstallServer_for_Pre-FP1.zip)
Nokia 5500 (if this won't work, use InstallServer_for_Pre-FP1.zip)
Nokia E50 (if this won't work, use InstallServer_for_Pre-FP1.zip)
Nokia E51 (if this won't work, use InstallServer_for_FP1.zip)
Nokia E61 / E61i (if this won't work, use InstallServer_for_Pre-FP1.zip)
InstallServer.exe is a file that helps you install almost ANY APPLICATION that you can get. A very important file for you and me. Secure the one that you need and extract it.
2. N-Gage 1.10 Build 1318.sisx
This is the N-Gage 2.0 Application released on August 26, 2008 officially for Nokia 5320 XpressMusic and N96, that I have repacked. You must have atleast free ~6Mb on your phone memory even if you install this on your memory card.
As I've found out on my own experiments, this file can be found or cannot be found on your phone (regarding which phone model you have). This file houses every (I think) screen resolutions handling your phone has, giving you the ability to play on landscape or not. In my opinion, it is not best to overwrite this file if you already have it. Put it this way, you have your own default phone settings (your phone own resolutions) then replacing it with other phones default phone settings (could be different resolutions and settings). Not a good idea isn't it?
BiNPDA patch file. This file replaces the "trial bar" to a "progress bar" on the N-Gage application, works ONLY for BiNPDA cracked games.
5. [COLOR="Red"]LCG X-plore[/COLOR]
I have included this file explorer and it's keygen on the archive so you don't have to ask on what file explorer to use. Got it?[/COLOR]
An on-phone hack made by FCA00000. This gives you the ability to disable the Platinum Security of your phone, much the same as BiNPDA's Security Manager v1.0. The difference is BiNPDA's Security Manager is acquired through MetroTRK or AppTRK, which the new firmwares are not compatible with, leaving them not able to install N-Gage 2.0. BUT, HelloCarbide is a .sisx installer that can be installed through the phone, manually, giving those who has new firmwares the power to be hacked. YES!!!
As of my experience, the only way to bring back to default is by restarting the phone. This file must not be used lightly unless you know what you are doing. Use on any other purposes besides the one being said on my tutorial AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Special Tutorial for the REAL N-Gage 2.0 compatible phones
For N-Gage 2.0 compatible phones (N81, N81-8gb, N82, N95, N95-8gb, 5320 XpressMusic) (firmware must be updated to the latest version), download the latest version on the official website for your phone, then follow these steps:
1. Install the official N-Gage 2.0 Launcher on your phone.
2. Follow all steps in Chapter 1.
3. Follow Chapter 2 - Step 2 ONLY.
4. Follow all steps in Chapter 3.[/COLOR]
*CHAPTER 1* = *Preparing for instalment*[/B]
Step 1 - "Installing HelloCarbide.sis"
Install HelloCarbide either on your phone or memory card. After it's done, you'll noticed that you have a new application called HelloCarbide (without an icon). Don't open yet.
Step 2 - "Applying the proper InstallServer.exe"
I assume that you already have installed LCG X-plore, if not, install it first. Now open lLCG X-plore (must enable "Show Hidden files and Show system files/folders"), DO NOT EXIT but switch (press and hold the menu button) to your standby mode then open HelloCarbide. You'll notice that it has no welcome screen or what-not, just press Options -> Menu1 -> Yes. If done correctly it will close itself. Now you have all the capabilities on your phone, much as BiNPDA's Security Manager. Now switch back to LCG X-plore. (You must not open any other application other than LCG X-plore). Copy the proper InstallServer.exe on ("C:/sys/bin") (if there is no "bin" folder, then make one). Exit from LCG X-plore. Do not do anything else, just restart your phone. Move on to installing N-Gage 2.0.
*CHAPTER 2* = *Installing the N-Gage launcher to your phone*
Step 1 - "Installing the N-Gage application"
Install the N-Gage application to your phone or memory card. Continue installing the application by always approving on the warnings, and the missing OS pipes.
Step 2 - "Installing the N-Gage Patch"
Just install it.
Step 3 - "Copy 20001079.txt to private parts of the phone a.k.a. HACKING the phone"
You can skip this step if your phone is either 3250, 6290, E70, N73, N76, N81, N93 / N93i, N95 / N95i / N95 PR2.. Now check the FAQ above about playing games in landscape mode. Secure the xx_20001079.txt that you are going to use and rename it to 20001079.txt. (I would suggest that use only the ones for your corresponding phone.) First open LCG X-plore (must enable "Show Hidden files and Show system files/folders"), DO NOT EXIT but switch (press and hold the menu button) to your standby mode then open HelloCarbide. Press Options -> Menu1 -> Yes. If done correctly it will close itself. Now switch back to LCG X-plore. (You must not open any other application other than LCG X-plore). Copy the 20001079.txt that you are going to use to ("C:/private/10202be9/"). Overwrite if needed. Exit from LCG X-plore. Do not do anything else, just restart your phone.
*CHAPTER 3* = *Installing the N-Gage 2.0 games*
(There are quite some difference from BiNPDA's necessary game instalment, to my way of BiNPDA games instalment. Either way, you could follow whichever you want. If you want to follow mine, read on.)
Step 1 - "BiNPDA games"
You should have downloaded or got the BiNPDA games by now. And you should come up with the game installer. If not, I think you should ask somebody about it from where to get it here and what to do about it.
Step 2 - "Game transfer" <- the difference
You must now got the game installers (xxxxx.exe files), and BINPDA told you to install it via MetroTRK connection. But I found a better, faster way (I guess, for me, because my computer doesn't have any USB 2.0 Port. And installing via MetroTRK took me 20mins+ just transferring the .n-gage files. Yeah, it's pretty outdated, I mean, REALLY outdated) So on to the procedure, don't connect your phone to your pc just yet. Open the game installer that you've found (make sure it's BINPDA cracked). Install it just as you would have connected your phone to the pc. Click the check boxes: got n-gage application, and no need to install BiNPDA SecMan application. Now you're in the MetroTRK automatic com port detection, just click next. then it will say that MetroTRK could not connect to phone, and then you'll see that there's an option saying that you could extract the file to the pc. What the hell?! So just extract it to the pc, the file will be on the directory where you've opened the game installer. Now all you need to do is transfer the .n-gage files to your memory card in "E:/n-gage/" (if there's no "n-gage" folder, then make it). Now you got games? Yes, but not yet installed. Move on.
Step 3 - "Installing the .n-gage files"
You can now install games without any hassle of activating anything. As I have told you, you can now install almost all or any UNSIGNED applications/games on your phone!! Open N-Gage launcher. It could take about 5-10secs for loading. But hey, now you've opened it, wait for the “Preparing installation” warning to finish, but you still got no games. Press right on your keypad, you should see all your "to-be playable" games but only they are a little bit blurred. No worries, just click one up and it will ask you where to install. And after it is done feel free to play on or restart your phone, either way, you can now play.
And we are done!!! First of all, congratulation! Now you have installed your N-Gage 2.0 Launcher and games. But have you noticed? You can now install almost any or all UNSIGNED applications that you can find!!! Who's your daddy huh?
-= Doing a hard format =-[/B]
1. Back up all your important data (i.e. Images, Sounds, Videos, etc.) [COLOR="Red"]MANUALLY[/COLOR]. Not by PC-Suite or something.
2. Format the phone and the memory card SEPARATELY.
3. Format the phone using this: (I call this, an S60v1/v2/v3 phone's Self-Healing)
*#7370# - Input on standby mode.
Turn off the phone. Then PRESS and HOLD the Green Button + Number 3 + Symbol "*" (asterisk/star) SIMULTANEOUSLY. Turn on the phone. Keep holding until the phone asked you to input which country you reside.
4. Format the Memory Card via Card Reader on the PC having the FAT disk attribute.
5. After formatting the phone, and the memory card. Put back the memory card again on the phone. Then format the Memory Card again using your phone. (Just to be safe)
6. Bring back all your files on your phone or/and memory card.
A very important information : (regardless of N-Gage 2.0)
As you have read right, I made or wanted you to format the phone and the memory card separately and back up your phone manually is because, here's the thing, IF AND ONLY IF your phone has a virus on it, making a back up via PC-Suite also backs up the virus file (I think). Saying that, when you want to return your back up from PC-Suite, it will also return the virus. AND, as I have experienced, these nasty viruses sometimes (or all the time) copies a clone of itself from the phone to the memory card. So, if you already has a virus, then format your phone, you actually don't know that the virus is also there on your memory card. After format the virus copies itself from the memory card to the phone. Making your phone format a waste. See what I mean?
Now you are worrying if the virus is in the memory card, then your PC is in danger? The answer is NO. A PC and a Mobile Phone has different Operating Systems. Saying that, a virus for the phone has no result on the PC, and vice-versa (unless someone made a single virus file for both OS. I'm not giving ideas you F***ing virus makers). The only way you could be infected is if your memory card already has a virus for the PC. Then you are DEAD (not literally). It is always and very best that you have a file explorer on your phone that can see hidden files on the phone and memory card (I use LCG X-plore) so that you can see if a PC-already-affected-virus copies something on your phone or memory card. This way you can always have the first move on protecting both your phone and your PC from a virus.
Please give feedback if you followed my tutorial and worked or not worked for your phone model! Please give credit and respect as I have given all of those who made this possible!