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Created: aaumala (25 Jun 2007)
Last edited: hamishwillee (27 Jul 2012)

AKA Waivers.

Any exceptions to Symbian Signed - or - Symbian Signed for Nokia test criteria must be individually requested for each failed test case. (In other words for each test case that you know will fail in the testing phase)


How to waive

These exceptions are requested by writing a waiver and submitting that to the test house with your application. The waivers will in each case be evaluated by a Nokia entity.


Any waiver that is passed means that the test house will ignore a perceived error (regarding that test case) while testing your application. Any waivers that are not accepted must be corrected i.e. the “feature” that fails to meet the test criteria must be fixed before the application can pass the tests and be signed by the test house.


Examples of possible waivers

  • An antivirus application might waive an "error" situation (according to the test criteria) in which the application cannot be closed via the task list.
  • A device management application might waive for allowing automatic launch at device start-up (antivirus app might want to waive this too).
  • The privacy statement test case can be waived by applications that are pre-installed on the device or on memory card – assuming that this has been approved by the product program.
  • Help, and about menus (or - more likely, the absense of these components) can be waived by operator applications, given that the operator provides an online help and end-user support.
  • Billable events (and not informing the user about them) may be waived if this event does not incur extra cost to the customer. For an example, if it is based on a termed subscription. The end-user must also be well informed on the billing process and total costs (in the help, about, online help, etc).


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