Released: Delight 1.7 Symbian OS update for the Nokia 808 (and N8 and E7)

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The SIStore team, the most active developer team in the Symbian world, has just released  - as a Christmas present to the world(!) - a whole new Delight Custom FirmWare (CFW) OS release for these three popular Nokia smartphones from the 2010-2012 era. All the details are below, though note that I personally haven't installed this, so the usual caveats apply in terms of risk. Mind you, if your six to eight year old smartphone's in need of updates and a complete refresh then look no further!



Nokia 808s
(Photo by Osenok)

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Max, from the SIStore team, says:

We have released a solid Delight CFW update for Nokia 808, N8, and E7 (e.g. for 808, there are English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Polish and Serbian; more languages by request). 

It took me some time to repair many possible errors caused by Nokia’s offline servers… That’s why new Delights moved to a new free hosting: (i.e. certain Delight components will not work without direct links to the hosting, where back-end is located).

Delight 1.7 includes:

  • Greatly reduced number of non-working garbage modules.
  • More cool and beautiful widgets in Delight style.
  • Python + Python 2.0 +  Qt IAP are embedded! Now you can launch any and I mean any 3rd party app designed for touch UI!
  • Beautiful colourful top-bar above both native and even QtQuick apps and in power saving mode too! This is a unique mod created entirely by me (custom colours over QtQuick apps never existed before).
  • Nokia Maps bear semi-transparent elements for a better usability + repaired Maps Loader! Do you want to download, for example, Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany? Maps Loader will be working by requests, as I cannot place 50 GB on free hosting…!
  • Updated VoIP audio service to v2.3.1 (very rare and final update from Nokia) for Fring-like apps. Though Fring is dead, some other apps like MobileVOIP might still work.
  • Included MemSpy and ScreenGrabber. These free rarities by Nokia were really saved from hell! There is no more powerful task manager for Symbian than MemSpy; and ScreenGrabber allows taking both screenshots and recording screen continuously in GIF animation.
  • Amazing latest X-plore mod.
  • Repaired downloads through Nokia Mobile Dictionary.
  • Edited Converter app resources so that words don’t superimpose any longer.
  • Music Delight widget skin now bears almost non-tangible half-transparent base. This is useful for white album covers.
  • Internet connection popup for those who use limited mobile data plan and they will immediately see a notification if mobile data connection was initiated (very useful for full-screen apps and games)
  • Updated SSL certificates!
  • No more Limited WLAN Connectivity bug!
  • Repaired Connectivity Analyzer (Get Host By Name module after the death of Nokia servers).
  • Camera mod which doesn’t break PureView zooming (by Osenok and Timoxa)!  This mod is just awesome!
  • Added stubs for all rom apps. Now, for example, Internet Radio is shown that it’s properly installed in AppList and can be launched from store.
  • Mobile data tracker widget in Delight style just rules! I showed a demo to the female Delight users, and they felt ecstasy seeing this!
  • Sound Improvement v3.5 by ExtraX7. Anna equaliser and loudness mod are now working from C drive with ROMPatcher+ patch.
  • Small profiles widget with custom graphics. Credits go to ICE GAME.
  • Top bar colours above native and QtQuick applications. Note: white colour will persist over Qt applications with custom QML files, for instance SIStore!
  • Java permissions mod, exclusively fully adapted for FP2.
  • Offline queries are fully or partially disabled for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and FmTx. Thanks to CODeRUS for the first patch.
  • USB OTG pop-ups patch (another thanks to ExtraX7).
  • Colour gamma of mobile data tracker widget in Delight style.
  • Ability to change user agent of the built-in Web Browser via Delight App.

...and much more, see the tech stuff in the main download link

A few screenshots to whet your appetite:


On the left, the 'Limited Connectivity' test server issue that has plagued Symbian for the last few years is now a thing of the past; (right) a newly skinned X-Plore file manager, in action!

There are downloads for the Nokia 808, mainly, though also images tested and working for the E7 and N8, with the C7 in 'beta'.

Comments welcome if you're geeky enough and have time to work through this new Delight release over Christmas!