In order to replace the operating system from a mobile device you need to flash its memory with a new version. Although the operation is rather risky and might render the prone useless, you can find plenty of custom firmwares on the Internet.
Remove the desired components comprised in the firmware file
However, these files often include components that you do not want on your phone and you need to remove before installing the new OS. This program allows you to browse the files included in the firmware file just like browsing through a computer folder.
Why opt for portable applications
Since this is a portable program, it is important to mention that it doesn't leave any traces in the Windows registry. You may copy it on any USB flash drive or other devices and take it with you whenever you need to remove data from firmware files.
Supported file formats
The program can load the firmware from VPSX and VPL files in order to make changes to the files from UDA, CORE, ROFS and ROFx. A partition manager is also included if you need to change the space allocated to each of the partitions.
You can extend the program usage by installing plug-ins which can be launched from the program interface. The package includes the NaviFirm Plus app which can be used for downloading custom firmware files for your device.
Repack the files
After removing the unwanted items and adding the desired files you have the option to repack the files by choosing the data from FAT or ROFS. Unfortunately, this tool can only edit the ROM and cannot deploy the new firmware on your device.
An overall efficient application
Whether you need to add or remove files from a Symbian firmware, the NokiaCooker application allows you to make the changes and repack the file in order to use it on your device.
Reviewed by Sorin Cirneala, last updated on July 21st, 2014
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- New: NokiaCooker will automatically download and install new updates
- Fixed: "Can't detect partition data" was shown, when opening some core fw files (eg. N95, N96)
- Improved: NaviFirm+ v2.0
- Improved: you can disable the backup creation by setting the "MakeBackup" value to "False" in the .config file
Application descriptionNokiaCooker is an eay to use application that allows you to open firmware files, view their content and modify it.It i...