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    Sym 9.X Non-Verbose SIS Installs

    Does anyone know of a way to do silent SIS installs on Symbian 9.X devices? Is there a platform specific or vendor specific method of doing so? Currently, not only will Symbian 9.X devices ask the user if they want to install an SIS file (for example one downloaded from a web page) even if it is properly signed, the user is also provided verbose status messages on progress and completion. I am surprised there is no way to do an unattended install on Symbian 9.X platforms.
    Last edited by cf; 2007-10-11 at 21:45.

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    Re: Sym 9.X Non-Verbose SIS Installs

    Quote Originally Posted by cf View Post
    Does anyone know of a way to do silent SIS installs on Symbian 9.X devices? Is there a platform specific or vendor specific method of doing so? Currently, not only will Symbian 9.X devices ask the user if they want to install an SIS file (for example one downloaded from a web page) even if it is properly signed, the user is also provided verbose status messages on progress and completion. I am surprised there is no way to do an unattended install on Symbian 9.X platforms.
    Hi, Welcome to the Forum!

    AFAIK I don't think there is a way to make silent installs. In fact the verbose makes it more secure, that no application gets installed without making sure (quite a few times really) that its an intended installation.

    I may stand corrected if somebody else could suggest a 'silent' way of installation :)

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    Re: Sym 9.X Non-Verbose SIS Installs

    Silent installation would be an open invitation to malicious apps (malware, trojan horses, spyware, etc.).

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    Re: Sym 9.X Non-Verbose SIS Installs

    You cannot do it generically for the obvious reasons mentioned earlier

    you can do it either by OMA-DM or to use your own application to do the silent install.

    There is a documented API from Nokia but it requires Trusted-UI capability.
    http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.ph...r_Launcher_API

    The UIQ version is a Symbian partner API.

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