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I have got a bunch of applications and packages as .sis files which I would like to install on my Nokia S60 device. How do I do this from a Mac? Nokia does not have a "PC Suite" program for Mac OS X, and I cannot find out how to open a .sis file once transfered to the device using USB.

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Just transfer the SIS files over with USB, Bluetooth, Device Browser of Nokia Multimedia Transfer or whatever.

You can use the built-in file manager (under Office) to browse for the SIS file and open it, or you can use a third party file browser like Y-Browser.

Virtual machine solutions with PC Suite work too but are probably an overkill for this purpose.

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I've heard good things about The Missing Sync for general, but I have not used it myself. It doesn't appear to support application installation because of code signing requirements, but I may be wrong. You would probably be best off installing Windows inside something like VirtualBox or VMware Fusion to use the Windows desktop software for installing applications, and then using The Missing Sync for your day-to-day stuff.

Device Requirements

The Missing Sync for Nokia (built on the powerful Missing Sync for Symbian sync engine) is compatible with most Nokia mobile phones, devices and handsets running Symbian S60 (3rd Rev or later) and Sony Ericsson and Motorola mobile phones running Symbian UIQ 3.0 or later.

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I used the Windows Mobile version and it works very well. – BinaryMisfit Sep 3 '09 at 8:20
Is there a free trial available? I don't feel like buy an application that does not do what I want it to... – Josh Hunt Sep 3 '09 at 8:31
It doesn't look like a free trail is available, unfortunately. – Lara Dougan Sep 4 '09 at 15:52

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