How to download an app from OVI store irrespective of its compatibility with a specified model?

Dr.Sunil Vaswani October 14, 2012
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For an app to be downloaded from OVI store a model is to be specified

  1. druv vb
    October 24, 2012 at 10:50 am

    You can. Thats what I do for my Nokia N8 and N9. You will need a Nokia Account though. At a certain point, Nokia Store will say that the app is not compatible for your phone, but you will still be able to download the file. Nokia allows it, and big thumbs up to them.

    Register on http://store.ovi.com

    Go to an app you want, example http://store.ovi.com/content/264872

    Then just add " /download " at the end of the URL link, so that it becomes

    -> http://store.ovi.com/content/264872/download ,then press Enter or Go.

    The file will be downloaded to your computer. You just have to transfer them to your phone, by cable through Nokia Suite or Mass Storage or Bluetooth or Wifi.
    Thats it.
    But paid apps have to be bought first, then you can download it to your computer.

    Always buy an app or product if you really want it.
    Don't steal like pirates do.

  2. druv vb
    October 24, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Well, you can. Thats what I do to get apps for my Nokia N8 and N9. It doesn't matter which phone model you have, it will tell you that certain apps are not compatible with your phone, but you can download it. You will need a Nokia Account though. Its not complicated, just register, and you can change your phone model anytime.

    Go to http://store.ovi.com/ and Sign In.
    Search for an app, example:
    -> http://store.ovi.com/content/264872

    Then on the address bar of your internet browser, just add "/download" so that it looks like this

    -> http://store.ovi.com/content/264872/download
    and Enter / Go. The app will be downloaded to your computer.
    You just have to transfer it to your phone. If the apps are free, you will get your files. For paid items, you will have to buy it. Nokia Store will keep a copy of the file in your history and you can download it like I said above.

    Always buy an app if you really want it. Don't steal by using pirated rip-offs.

  3. Drew Butler
    October 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    It's more or less a question of if the developer makes the file available for download from their site. Good Luck

  4. Drew Butler
    October 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I have downloaded several apps that wouldn't show for my device in the Play Store by going to the developers homepage. I am unsure if this is the case with ovi but its worth a try :)