Expired Certificate Error

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.

77 thoughts on “How to Install Apps with Expired Certificate on Nokia Devices

    1. Amaan sayyed says:

      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. muhammad farid says:

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

  1. deepak says:

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

  2. gerry says:

    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. Abu says:

    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. sangpo says:

    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



  5. Imran says:

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

  6. Gladwin says:


    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?



  7. mubeen says:

    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. says:

    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. sundar says:

    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. A.Raheem says:

    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. says:

      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. sreeja says:

    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.

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