How to Install Apps with Expired Certificate on Nokia Devices

Expired Certificate Error
Expired Certificate Error

Encountering installation errors such as “Unsigned Application” or “Expired Certificate” isn’t something new for Nokia Users. While the Unsigned Application error can be patched by using third-party private keys with singing applications, there’s a relatively easier path to tackle Expired Certificate error.

All certificates have limited time period until which they are valid. After they expire, it’s just like the application has no certificate at all. So now when you know how things go around, we can use our human logic to solve the situation. It’s simple: we’re just going to “shift back” in time, to time during which the certificate was valid and hence install it.

  1. Go to your Time and Date Settings.

    Date & Time Settings
    Date & Time Settings
  2. Look for the Date Option.

    Date Option
    Date Option
  3. We’re going to apply the Trial-and-Error method. What you have to do is reduce the time period by an year, try to install the app again. If it doesn’t work, reduce one more year and repeat the same until you are able to install it. As in my case, I know the application that I’m  trying to install dates back to 2006, hence I will try an year that’s closer to it.

    Changing Year
    Changing Year

If this method doesn’t work for you, comment and I’ll be happy to assist you. If it did work, then congrats! What we just did is fooled the OS into believing  that it’s in the time period when the certificate is perfectly valid and hence, there arises no problem in installing it. Next, if you don’t want to miss important appointments, adjust the date back to real one.

147 Replies to “How to Install Apps with Expired Certificate on Nokia Devices”

    1. Sir i m installing any apps but nt installing showing me certificate error i had change the time also but not working plz help me sir

    2. If the above does not solve the problem goto Application Manager > Options > Settings and set “Online Certificate check” = Off and Software Installation = All.

  1. Thanks bro.. I tried installing and expired certificate smart movie player. For my nokia n95. Changed the date worked for me…:)

    1. I am getting certificat error contact supplier nokia n95 change date and time but not working plz send me

  2. i have tried to do as u have instructed but it gives another message that,certificate error contact the suplier” what shuld i do now?

  3. I have nokia 5800. One of my application was working fine. Since I have upgraded my firmware from v52 to v60, I am facing this problem. I tried your suggestion of changing the date to even 3 years but it did not work. Any other solution? Thanks

  4. I have downloaded unsinged autospeaker for my nokia e71.
    But when i try to install, I get the message as ” Certificate error”

    Please throw light on this please

    sangpo
    from

    Bhutan

  5. I still changing the date till 2001 to install thd expired certificate software but it doesnt work with nokia 500 .help me bro

  6. Sir

    I tried to install smart movie with changing the time of my mobile year.even then i couln’t install it.can u give me a remedy for that?

    Regars

    Gladwin

  7. sir good evening i am mubeen sir mere mobile mai yeah problem ho ra k sir download kare tou experienced certificed puch ra sir mera mobile ka model hai sir nokia 6120 classic ok nimbuzz aur skype yeah pahle aata ta sir software abhi nai aara sire doos ra bhi nai aara sir software new version hai sir ok sir aap reply karo sir

  8. when i download some other applications on ma phone nokia e71. I got some problems with certificate erro, i cant install software the way i like whyyyyy. Pls help me

  9. sir my mobile name nokia e63-1 my mobile propulam is a not ya all aplication not use eroor for the(credificte settings inccroct my error sir) pls help me sir

  10. Sir I am Using Nokia E63_1.. Core player not to install them more player i download but certificate error Show.. Can you help me Plzz..

    1. If the above does not solve the problem goto Application Manager > Options > Settings and set “Online Certificate check” = Off and Software Installation = All. and change date and year worng.

  11. i tried both the ways of time setting and application manager….but i can’t find the link to install youtube through airtel internet…..can u please give the link….please.

  12. I want to install PES HD 2011 on my Nokia 500 belle. I tried everyyear till 2010 with july as the month…. But its still showing certificate expired. What to do??

  13. I can’t connect facebook app,opera mini with internet but the uc browser can connect.my hand set is nokia c5-002 plz help me immediateley

  14. sir my mobile name nokia
    e63 my mobile
    problam my all
    aplication is not use eroor
    for & not delete of application
    the(certificate settings incorrect my error sir) and all syatems (misic player) pls
    help
    me sir

  15. Slimshaneyd@gmail.com i have a eror mesage no certificate and when i click on my internet it dont open or on the store and when i download anything on the phone itz fine but when i move it to the memorycard it shows file not suported i hate it and i buy every day 100 mb data for my music i have a nokia 210 and i feel like burn the fone plzzz help me

  16. I have a eror mesage no certificate and when i click on my internet it dont open or on the store and when i download anything on the phone itz fine but when i move it to the memorycard it shows file not suported i hate it and i buy every day 100 mb data for my music i have a nokia 210 and i feel like burn the fone plzzz help me

  17. I’m try to install facebook app in my nokia 6120c phone.but it can’t install & displayed certificate error..what I do this error ?

  18. Hi sir. i am using Nokia 500 n8 . Hike is not installing in my phone even though i changed dates. Pleare help me.

  19. finally done it in my nokian73 type *#0000# showing version and date and set date in ur phone which is showing on display .and try it

  20. I have changed date and now its saying-Hike can’t be installed,because it doesn’t have permission to the operation it requires.
    Now what should i do??? Pls help me

  21. Nokia corporation every time discontinue such mopile phone such mine E63 nokia must reinstate these mopiles performance and regard all outdate and update mopile if nothing nokia must refund all useless mopiles we prefer samsung we move nokia away

  22. I have a nokia 5230 i am trying to instal facebook but expired certificate .
    I have followed your ideas but not installed due to expired certificate.
    What can i do?

  23. I would like to ask why my fb account i mean the app is suddenly! Appear the facebook lite and there’s no facebook on my phone now!???

  24. Thank you sir,

    it’s working…… but some applications still have the problem. Seeking for new solutions.

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