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  Reply # 415543 10-Dec-2010 14:31 Send private message

Technofreak: Yes there is.  Go to this link and follow the instructions.

http://symbianworld.org/7581-tutorials-download-free-apps-from-ovi-store-directly-to-your-computer/

Basically you add the word "download" at the end to the character string in the address bar of your browser once you have selected the app you want.



I can download them... But get this message


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  Reply # 415552 10-Dec-2010 14:38 Send private message

In fact I cant even get onto Ovi Store directly from my N8.

I get a green bar at the top with ovi and a note saying "Welcome to the Ovi Store" But it is a blank page... The URL of this page is http://store.ovi.mobi/default/index/clientsplash

And if I click on the link for the apps that comes through from Ovi Store online via my PC... my N8 also browses to this page... How can I get any content from the ovi store?

... Might be a question for Nik or Brent

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  Reply # 415556 10-Dec-2010 14:39 Send private message

Did you follow the instructions exactly?  My comments were a brief summary of what to do.  I used these instructions last week to download the latest version of Opera Mobile to my computer.  You should end up with a .sis file.




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  Reply # 415559 10-Dec-2010 14:41 Send private message

I presume you have registered with Ovi Store on your N8 and or set up the N8 as your device?




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  Reply # 415565 10-Dec-2010 14:46 Send private message

Hmmm I've just re read the info about downloading the files to your PC.  There was a disclaimer saying the the download to PC method only worked with free apps. :(




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  Reply # 415568 10-Dec-2010 14:52 Send private message

Starplay: Is there any way to download apps from the Ovi Store to my N8 through my PC.

When looking at apps the only option is to be sent a link via SMS and I dont want to use too much airtime as I already have spent quite a it on data today already.

Thanks


Once you have the sms link I think you can still download via WiFi rather than via the mobile internet.  Prob depends on how you have your phone set up to access data and what your default acces point for data is.




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  Reply # 415571 10-Dec-2010 15:00 Send private message

Technofreak: I presume you have registered with Ovi Store on your N8 and or set up the N8 as your device?


I presumed so... But I havent actually done anything to register THIS phone to the account... But set up an Ovi account as normal an can login and downloaded NZ maps and updated the maps client.

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  Reply # 415573 10-Dec-2010 15:01 Send private message

Technofreak:
Once you have the sms link I think you can still download via WiFi rather than via the mobile internet.  Prob depends on how you have your phone set up to access data and what your default acces point for data is.


Thats what im trying to do... Have Wlan set as my default access point and can access internet for apps etc and browse web... Just cant get onto the actual ovi store...

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  Reply # 415577 10-Dec-2010 15:04 Send private message

Technofreak: Did you follow the instructions exactly?  My comments were a brief summary of what to do.  I used these instructions last week to download the latest version of Opera Mobile to my computer.  You should end up with a .sis file.


Yeah... I tried it with the Nokia Panorama thing...which gives a DM file... But then tried with the Battery meter... and got a .sis file

... I guess different apps are in diffeent file types and its just your luck if its a .sis one... makes sence... just a shame that I cant have any that arnt .sis at the moment

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  Reply # 415579 10-Dec-2010 15:05 Send private message

Technofreak: Hmmm I've just re read the info about downloading the files to your PC.  There was a disclaimer saying the the download to PC method only worked with free apps. :(


The panorama is a free app... but it is just a DM file.... Im sure Nik or Brent will be able to help me out... I know that Nik has downloaded it as he was talking about it in the thread earlier on... Do you know of anymore ways to get into the Ovi store from your phone?

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  Reply # 415591 10-Dec-2010 15:18 Send private message

Starplay: Do you know of anymore ways to get into the Ovi store from your phone?


Have you tried the Ovi store button (looks like a shopping bag with the word "store" underneath it) in the Applications menu.  This takes you straight to the Ovi store.




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  Reply # 415595 10-Dec-2010 15:20 Send private message

Technofreak:
Have you tried the Ovi store button (looks like a shopping bag with the word "store" underneath it) in the Applications menu.  This takes you straight to the Ovi store.


Yip... But this also takes me to http://store.ovi.mobi/default/index/clientsplash of which just ahs the green ovi band and the welcome to ovi store message... but thats it.

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  Reply # 415617 10-Dec-2010 15:53 Send private message



I did some Googling and found this on this site http://discussions.europe.nokia.com/t5/Nseries-and-S60-Smartphones/N8-Ovi-store-does-not-load-correctly/m-p/838169

I'm not sure this is what you need to do as he/she may not be talking about your exact issue but might be worth a try.

i had the same problem before, thank god i got mine working. 


try to see if it works for you. 

first unstall ovi from your mobile device(there were two ovi softwares on my device, one of them are not able to unistall, ignore that one) then uninstall your pc version ovi suit even you have the newest version. 

after unstall and restart both your pc and mobile.  then install Pc version ovi suit and restart pc again and connect it to your device, at this point, the PC Ovi suit will be able to find your N8 and the Mobile device should promt you to install Ovi to your Mobile.

Now mine is working smooth and downloading many softwares already.  will try them out soon to see what to keep.






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  Reply # 415625 10-Dec-2010 16:09 Send private message

Technofreak:

I did some Googling and found this on this site http://discussions.europe.nokia.com/t5/Nseries-and-S60-Smartphones/N8-Ovi-store-does-not-load-correctly/m-p/838169

I'm not sure this is what you need to do as he/she may not be talking about your exact issue but might be worth a try.

i had the same problem before, thank god i got mine working. 


try to see if it works for you. 

first unstall ovi from your mobile device(there were two ovi softwares on my device, one of them are not able to unistall, ignore that one) then uninstall your pc version ovi suit even you have the newest version. 

after unstall and restart both your pc and mobile.  then install Pc version ovi suit and restart pc again and connect it to your device, at this point, the PC Ovi suit will be able to find your N8 and the Mobile device should promt you to install Ovi to your Mobile.

Now mine is working smooth and downloading many softwares already.  will try them out soon to see what to keep.




Hmm... This is the exact problem I am having... Wondering if I should just take it back and get a new one??? I cant make video calls either... I get a message saying that the number is disconnected?...

... How do I remove Ovi off my phone?

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  Reply # 415629 10-Dec-2010 16:28 Send private message

I think the video calling thing is actually a network issue thing as im trying off vodafone and the others are on 2degrees and Telecom... so maybe ill have to try and find someone on Vodafone to try it to... I remember reading somewhere that video calling is not supported between networks.

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