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Remove pre-installed Demo Games from Nokia Asha 311

Nokia Asha 311 takes the top spot in Nokia’s current family of Asha devices. Equipped with features such as 3G, WiFi and a 1ghz processor, this is a decent feature phone with a feel of smartphone for the people who want to stay away from the real smartphone world.

One problem about the Asha 311 is its pre-installed applications and games, most of which are demo versions. Nokia has locked them up with the firmware and there’s no way provided to remove them. They just keep filling the Home Screen and phone memory uselessly. Here’s a guide to help you in removing those irritating demo games from your phone.

Update: Download link fixed as SugarSync deleted all data from our free account.

Remove protected demo games from Asha 311

The only way to remove these demo games from the phone is by installing the same game again and then deleting it. Now the question is where to get these demo games to reinstall them again. I’ve managed to break into one of Nokia Asha 311 ROM and extract these games out of it. Follow the steps below as every step will be covered here:

  1. Use your computer to download the zip of demo games from here.
  2. Extract them to a new folder and then connect your phone and transfer this folder to your phone, either to the phone memory or the memory card.
  3. Pick up your phone, tap on files and browse to this folder that you just copied to the phone.
  4. When here, open the folder of  the games which you want to remove and tap on them to install them onto your phone. Close them once they opens and move to the next game.
  5. After you’ve installed the duplicates of all the games you wanna remove, just return back to the Home Screen, scroll to the bottom and start removing these games you just installed. [To remove, you need to long tap the game’s icon and then click on the red cross (x) sign on its top right] Asha 311 Menu
  6. You’ll notice that when you remove the game, it will still be visible there. What happens is that during your first attempt to remove, it will remove the pre-installed protected version and in the next attempt it will remove the duplicate which you installed.
  7. Repeat this for all the games which you wanna uninstall.
  8. Restart you phone and look at the Home Screen now.

Did this guide work for you? Or you’re facing any problem? In any case, please leave in your comments below.

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Narender Singh

A student of Business who loves IT. Has a soft corner for Nokia, but tries his best to not bring the bias to this blog.
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  • help me to remove pre-installed themes, wallpapers and some other stuff from Nokia asha 210 dual SIM. I tried MobileEdit, it doesn’t worked. Thanks in advance.

  • Hi, would this work for the Nokia 301 too? I’ve actually got the 301.1 if that makes a diff. Many thanks! Actually I’ve already tried downloading Whatapp, deleting it, but the initial ROM version still stays!!

  • Hey I wish to remove facebook and other preinstalled internet apps as well from my nokia asha 311. PLease suggest how to remove them as well.

    Thanks & Regards,

  • I can’t send emotions n text at a time and u can’t keep emotions as my status plz provide me some proper solution.

  • I managed to get rid of the shortcuts!
    I used your program MobiMB and checked the entire directory of the phone. In the directory A:\Hiddenfolder\Hiddenlinks I found the shortcuts to the games on the homescreen. I removed them all, disconnected the phone, restarted it by turning it off and on again and the shortcuts where gone. It seemed that the phone just works normally. I will find out the coming weeks. I do have a nice smartphone (NGM Explorer) but like this Asha very much. I only wished the memory of 10MB had been bigger.
    Much appreciated for you help.

    Last but not least I try to get rid of eBuddy and Chat. I tried to delet eBuddy in “A:\Menuapps\Ebuddy” but you can’t delete the jad and jar files. And I don’t now how Chat is called in these apps.
    Maybe you know a workaround for that?

    • That’s nice to know that you finally sorted it out. The Ashas are nice phones, just wish they had some better hardware and a proper OS which could do some basic multitasking.
      Coming to ebuddy, its just that some apps cannot be deleted and you can’t do anything about them. However one thing you can do is to sideload that ebuddy app and then do as you did earlier. Its mostly a hit and trial work and if you’re lucky, you’d be able to knock out the ebuddy app. About the mail, its better to leave it as it is. It is hard coded in the OS and even if you delete its jar and jad files, there will be its shortcut on the homescreen which can never be removed. Maybe you can just push it down to the end of homescreen so that it doesn’t disturb much.

  • An additon:
    The shortcuts I try to get rid of are grey and these are: Highroller, Memorize, Golf Tour, Maze, Music Guide, Puzzle and Solitaire. According to it’s icon they are located on the SD-card. But when I removed this card and switched the phone on again the shortcuts still where there.
    I tried your workaround with predefined games (which I downloaded). I installed Maze, Puzzle and Memorize. After installing I had 2 shortcuts for each game. A grey one and a coloured one. I did uninstalling with the grey shortcut but the coloured shortcut disappeared. The grey one still was there. Then I switched the phone off and on again. The shortcuts still where there. So it didn’t work. I mentioned this before but now you have a description how I dit it. I’m quite good with computers so this shouldn’t be to difficult for me but it still didn’t work. And I don’t want messing around with my phone because it could end with a expensive brick.

    • Mhmm.. Firstly this was only tested on the 311 and I’m not sure for the 305. Actually when you side-loaded the newer games, none of them should be greyed out.
      Anyways, doesn’t it show that same remove icon on these grey items? No? When you tap on them, doesn’t it asks you to remove this shortcut because its useless? If its still a No, maybe there won’t be much we can do there. The system sometimes gets messed up. You can try mobiMB and remove these games entirely from their phone memory directory as well as where you loaded them on the SD and let’s see how iut behaves then. Nothing helps? You gotta need to flash it again and then remove those games using MobiMB. That should work up finally.

  • With a restart I expect you mean switch the phone of and on again? This doesn’t work. I even tried a factory reset. The “problem” persists. The shortcuts are : Highroller, Memorize, Golf Tour, Mase, Music Guide, Puzzle and Solitaire. I did your workaround for Memorize, Mase and Puzzle according to these shortcuts. It didn’t work.
    I also have to make a rectification. I do have an Asha 305 (dual sim) and not 308, apologize for that. Does that make any difference?

  • I have a Nokia Asha 308 with pre-installed games. With MobiMB I removed them. But now I have some shortcuts on the homescreen which can’t be removed. Even the workaround on this website doesn’t help. I know, they don’t use much space on the phone but I just want them to be removed. Is this possible in any way?
    Who can help me with this. Much appreciated.

    • If you’ve removed the eventual apps, those shortcuts will be removed upon a restart.. Restart should work for most apps except from some hard coded ones like Mail and Xpress Browser and even you shouldn’t remove these main apps.

  • Hi! To delete copyrighted files in nokia you just need to create duplicates of them. For instance if you want to delete the Nokia Tune.aac you just need to copy a file from SD card to other folder in SD Card and rename it using BlueFTP or UC Browser’s file manager as “Nokia tune.aac and copy another file to that folder in sd card now mark both files and and move them to the folder which contains Nokia tune.aac now you will be notified “1 file not moved file name already exist” now press back and go the ringtone folder in phone memory and highlight the nokia tune.aac file press option delete thats it. To delete apps and games first of all you need to create a backup file, goto settings>sync & backup>create backup>mark appsandgames press done. Now open BlueFTP App goto memory card>backup files folder there you’ll see backup000.nbf rename it as ‘backup000.nbf.zip’ now open it and goto predefjava>predefappsandgames there you’ll see folders named Such as ‘ovistore_ovistore_private’ this is the actual file name of nokia store app now write down all the folder names which has ‘_private’ suffixed to their names, now close the backup file. Copy 2 image files to sd card and rename 1 file as ovistore_ovistore without ‘.jpg’ and close BlueFTP App and goto menu>apps>sd card and rename the ovistore_ovistore file by adding ‘.jar’ extension and mark both files and move to my apps folder you ‘ll be notified as 1 file name already exist, now goto my apps and highlight nokia app store app press options and delete.

  • > “… extract these games out of it.”

    Could you tell us how did you extract these games out of the ROM? This would be really helpful! I’m trying to do the same thing for Nokia Asha 206, thanks.

    p.s. this phone is *really* low on phone memory and filled with useless apps and game demos.. :/

    • Sadly that won’t work. Out of Asha phones, only 311 was the one whose ROM was able to be extracted by Nokia Cooker. For 206, you can’t do anything other than somehow messing with the phone to delete those apps. Really a hit and run case there. Reset, restore, delete, just do all that you can.

  • Hello, and thank you for your instruction for deleting for pre installed game but unfortunately it worked for once for the rest i could delete them … any other method to delete it?

  • Hi bro, I have a question about Nokia – 5233 . This phone not support bengali Language . If any way to support bengali language in this phone please suggested Me .

  • Today When i connect headset in nokia 311 , the phone do not support the headset but in before night i listen song with headset . Now what can i do.

  • How to install nokia music and nokia store on my nokia asha 311 which was deleted? My phone is update with latest software

  • Is there plant vs zombie 2 for nokia asha 311 ? Angry bird season original etc . Can you please give me link for downloading latest games for nokia asha 311 .. Like mobile9 …..

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