Install Android 2.1 UI on Nokia S60v5 mobile

Android NokiaAndroid 5800

I was searching for a solution to run android on my Nokia 5230. I found some YouTube videos with tag Android and Nokia. After a long search I found some solution to tweak the user interface of Nokia with an Android. Here are the steps to change Nokia UI to an Android UI on Symbian 60V5. Remember this will change only the User interface. You can always uninstall.

1. Download GDesk.rar from following link


2. Extract  and rename the folder as   “+GDesk”

3. Copy “+GDesk” folder to your phone memory

4. Go to +GDesk\Gdesk v0.33g Install SIS And install all applications, files listed below


Normally Phone will not allow you to install GDeskTaskManS60.0.33g.sis. It will give following error

Certificate is expired

You have to sign the application and install it
How can you sign an application? Generate a certificate using this site and sign it.
Or try a self signing application  using application called FreeSigner

5. Now run GDesk from your installed applications.

6. Tap your screen, then click on Design >>  Load Design
select Android 2.1.gdd from your phone

Location : Memory card\+GDesk\Android 2.1.gdd

7. Now go to options and tick following option for better result

Replace Main
Full Screen
Hide title caption
Disable menu tap

It is compactable with Nokia 5230, 5800, 5235 and 5233

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  1. Hi albin..

    Thanks for the application..
    Its working great..
    But i have one issue..Where i can get the telephone dialer i didn’t found it.

    Thanks ….

  2. dude while installing taskman its showing “ËXPIRED CECRTIFICATE”…. downloaded freesigner from the link and tried , its showing “not compatible with your phone”…any body pls help….my phone is nokia 5230

  3. Hi,
    it’s cool ,but how to get settings again in g desk?

  4. Hey bro …its absolutly complatible with nokia 5230..

    I have installed it and its working great..No issues..
    Just do one thinkg; Go to “Freesigner”
    Select that application from appropriate location and apply(click go) this certificate…
    Then exit..and then u will see 2 same applications in the main  folder click on the application which has an extention or last word called “signed”…then u can install the taskman application successfully…

    If any issue …Let me know

  5. how can i get my simbian back after did that job…………

  6. do you have any idea to run android apps on nokia 5233? because i have found nokia 5233 apps requiring android on to install like .apk………

  7. an error is cmin while copying d gdd file in my nokia 5230..plz help guys

  8. @kiran
    Just Uninstall above application using application manager. It will load your default GUI


  10. i cud not install the last app (taskman)…
    pleez help me???
    i even culdnt singn it using freesigner!!!
    help me !:-(

  11. i have downloaded GDesk on my mobile but it shows “file not suppported” 
    plzz frnds tell mee a solution for this
    coz i wanna install android app on my nokia 5233 

  12. if u have Gdesk injoy the iphone menu on your sym mobile!

  13. superb………………….:)

  14. nice very nice…………
    but android is android
    symbian is out of date

  15. sir am using 5800. i proceed as u said .But gdesktaskman. shows expiry certificate. i extracted free signer application in to gdesk folder in phone memory and after i tried to rectify the error.But the problem is not rectified…would you plz help me..

  16. sir,
    in my nokia 5233 . when i extract gdesk.rar than it show android 2.1.gdd not enough memory but other all files extract successfully..
    phone memory is free upto 57 mb and memory card is free upto 450mb

  17. i’m using nokia 5235 it is showing that it is not compatible for your mobile in 3rd file and free signer apps what i should do now?

  18. does this process make the warranty void …??


  20. can we run this software on 5230 s60

  21. my mobile is nokia 5800. gdesktaskmans60.0.33g.sis file is ex

  22. really gr8 job man lukz purrrrrrrrfect….

  23. its awesome…i got in my 5233

  24. i cant find the +GDesk\Android 2.1.gdd…help pls

  25. Its easy to extract with the help of a computer. if you have any advance file browser like Explore, you can do it in your mobile itself

  26. I have tried it …
    It’s very good but..
    Can you say how to get dialer on it…
    I am using it in Nokia C5-03..
    please tell me..

  27. thanx alot of ton
    i like this article

  28. sir,
    i m try to install android for nokia 5530, after getting message “certificate expired” i followed linked site but unable to get. what to do ?

  29. Thnx Bro iTs AWEsome ND fully WRkng On NOKia 5230

  30. hey guys those who want to solve certificate problem go to the foolowing link to download the freesigner app for ur mobile and u can sign the GDESK app from ur mobile itself………..i tried it on nokia 5230 its fully working………………………First download the free sighner app thn open it in ur mobile then tap on add task and then select the file u want to sign then it vl ask for 3 options
    1. sign sis
    2.self sign sis
    3. remove sign
    select 2nd option tat is self sign sis and ur app is signed and ready to use jst install nd enjoy


  32. Nice post al.. But i think people want to install the Android OS on Symbian phones instead..

  33. BTW,

    to uninstall the app, restart the phone and go to Settings > Application Manager > Installed Apps > select all files whose names start with GDesk, select file and click “options” then click “Uninstall”..

  34. Personally i prefer SPB mobile shell..

    Although it doesn’t make your Symbian look like Android but does have the HTC touch to it, plus its a more stable and also has a a major touch of perfection to it..

    If possible do give it a try..

  35. vishal ryan preysler

    nice its a top app

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