This post was last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 11:10 am
Has it ever happened to you that you wanted to remove/uninstall a java app from your Symbian phone and you are unable to do so via the regular app manager? Well, it happens at times and I am happy to inform you that you don’t need to flash your phone because of this. All you need to do is to read on in order to be able to manually uninstall java apps that can’t be removed on Nokia phones via app manager.
This post is designed for Nokia Symbian phone users only. In addition, it is strictly on how you can manually uninstall any “.jar” (also known as java) applications. After reading this piece, you will be able to delete those stubborn apps that you have installed on your Symbian phone but are not functioning properly and are refusing to be removed.
The reason why you encounter this problem in the majority of the cases is that you have downloaded a badly compiled java application or an application that is developed specifically for another type of phone but which you forcefully install on your phone.
Now, let us assume you are in this mess already the next question is how can I remove this nagging java application without formatting my phone?
Sometimes, these java applications on your Nokia s60 Symbian become so corrupt to the extent that you won’t be able to remove them from your phone via your application manager.
In fact, the application may not even be visible in the application manager.
The following guides will take you through the process of removing such applications manually
Procedures to Uninstall Java Apps that Can’t be Removed on Nokia Symbian
- First off, make sure you search and download xplore for your phone.
- 2ndly, make sure your Symbian phone is already hacked.
Now When you cannot uninstall an application(most of the time Java games) using the Application Manager function of the phone, then do this;
- Install Xplore.SIS for Symbian if you don’t already have it.
- Launch it and goto the path/ folder of the Application you installed. I’m assuming you have installed it to the MMC that is memory card so the path would be something like, E:\system\apps and you will see lots of folders in there that are only labeled by numbers(for Java games/apps) or the name of the application. Go through them one after the other. Open the text file in that folder to exactly know the name of the application in that particular folder if you don’t see any icons or any familiar name.
- Then if it’s the correct folder, “move-out” of the folder, click on Options>File>Delete.
- Then go to the Manager to uninstall it if it’s still on the list.
- Reboot your phone and you are good to go.