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 ofย  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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265 Responses to Remove pre-installed Demo Games from Nokia Asha 311

  1. Knocker August 22, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    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 …..

  2. Annu August 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

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

    • singhnsk August 26, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

      You can try re-installing the firmware. If that doesn’t help, let me know and I’ll arrange for some direct links.

      • Annu August 27, 2013 at 11:57 am #

        please give me direct link

  3. Knocker August 26, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    Please help me , When I make a call I can’t even make loudspeaker , the device gets locked .

    • singhnsk August 26, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

      Should be an issue with the Proximity Sensor. Are you sure that the area is fully clean?

      • Knocker August 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

        Yes they are clean . Is there any settings that makes phone do so ?
        I can swipe anything during calling process , but after call gets received it gets locked.

        • singhnsk August 27, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

          There’s no setting about it and it just seems that your Proximity Sensor is not working as expected. Try visiting a Nokia Care Center.

  4. Knocker August 29, 2013 at 8:24 am #

    Thanks for your guide , I will visit nokia care and soon reply about it cause .

  5. Mohan September 7, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    Is this also run in asha 305

    • singhnsk September 7, 2013 at 8:24 am #

      It might if games are similar..

  6. pankhudi September 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    This method did not work for me.

    • singhnsk September 17, 2013 at 8:19 am #

      Works fine brother.. Look at the comments ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. basanta September 17, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    i am download for zip but not instail this file in my phone, so told me next step for removing nokia asha 311 demo game ?

    • singhnsk September 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

      You need a PC to extract the zip. Then install to your phone.

  8. Surit September 24, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    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.

  9. Prashant September 28, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    Does this feature available in asha 305

  10. Surit October 13, 2013 at 6:54 am #

    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 .

  11. Knocker October 16, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Which video format is best for nokia asha 311 ? To watch in mobile .

    • singhnsk October 16, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

      MP4 360p? Tried that ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. topx October 30, 2013 at 6:28 am #

    please asha 501 too…. (vietnam ver..)

  13. johnssohn November 2, 2013 at 6:45 am #

    What version of MobiMB software to be used to connect asha 311 ?

    • Narender November 2, 2013 at 9:38 am #

      The one we have works fine.

      • muaadz March 17, 2015 at 4:59 pm #

        Its awesome.:-D

    • gionje April 24, 2014 at 3:39 am #

      You can’t remove pre-installed games with MobiMB. The folder is the only way. MobiMB only works for pre-installed music, ringtones and videos. After you remove the music and videos you have 120mb instead of 80. If you remove the demo’s aswell with this folder you’ll have about 130mb.

      • Narender Singh April 24, 2014 at 10:03 am #

        MobiMB can remove some of the games. I have manually tried that. This tutorial was presented much before MobiMB was made available for the 311.

  14. Mickey November 10, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    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?

    • Narender November 14, 2013 at 10:40 am #

      Try MobiMB software.

      • rishabh shukla December 27, 2015 at 10:01 am #

        mobiMb software is not showing list in nokia asha 311

        • Narender Singh December 27, 2015 at 10:31 am #

          It does indeed, as you can see from my screenshots. Please make sure that you have the drivers installed and Nokia Suite is also not running in the background.

          • rishabh shukla December 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

            yeah..!!! nokia suite is not running in background.. & about which drivers u r talkin about?

            • Narender Singh December 27, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

              Nokia USB devices, ofc buddy.

  15. Franco November 21, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    Excellent guide. Does this work for lesser nokia asha? i.e Asha 306?

  16. sumt December 6, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    > “… 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.. :/

    • Narender December 6, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

      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.

      • sumt December 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

        Thanks for your reply! I’m sad to hear this. It’s really dumb design from Nokia not to let user to remove these useless apps and demo games. ๐Ÿ™

      • AG February 23, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

        System Digger v1.0.0

  17. seyyedi December 9, 2013 at 12:43 am #

    heyy..its for asha501??i can run for asha 501?

    • Narender December 9, 2013 at 11:01 am #

      No buddy. Its for the Asha 311 only.

  18. freakzzz December 26, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Plz hlp me with the same problem (deleting pre installed games in asha 310) dude..hope u will luk into it..

  19. Srksaleem January 14, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

    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.

    • Narender January 14, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

      Thanks for the comment ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ann April 13, 2015 at 11:36 am #

      wat is Blue FTP??

      • Narender Singh April 13, 2015 at 11:55 am #

        It’s an App. Google will help you know more about it ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. EppoEppo January 26, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    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.

    • Narender January 26, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

      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.

  21. EppoEppo January 26, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    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?

  22. EppoEppo January 26, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    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.

    • Narender January 26, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

      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.

  23. EppoEppo January 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    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?

    • Narender January 28, 2014 at 12:20 am #

      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.

  24. ajinkya March 2, 2014 at 6:26 am #

    can tell me how to this for nokia asha 308

  25. Dellepianni April 26, 2014 at 1:45 am #

    please, can you upload again the zip of games?

    • Narender Singh April 26, 2014 at 8:09 am #

      Give me a day or two. I will do that ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. yakin April 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    How to remove pre installed applications from Nokia Asha 206 ?

    • Narender Singh April 30, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

      We have no such way for the 206. Sorry ๐Ÿ™

  27. Dave May 2, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    Hi, when I tried to download the zip file it gives me the “Camera Sounds.NBF”, why is that?

    • Narender Singh May 3, 2014 at 10:58 am #

      I’ll fix the links within the next few minutes. You can check back when free ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Sachin July 5, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    My nokia asha311 phone does not support whatsapp properly there were some problem with it

  29. Sachin July 5, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

    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.

    • Narender Singh July 5, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

      This is not possible on the Nokia S40 phones.

  30. Lokesh July 21, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    Hi.. I want to remove pre-instal apps in Nokia asha 230, Please help me

  31. Lucia August 31, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    Hi, I tried this but it only worked for the angrybirds game. The rest of the apps remained on my phone.
    Any idea of why?

  32. Viplav September 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

    hi i have a nokia asha 305. i want to delete its preinstalled apps can u pls tell me a way to do it.
    mobisoftware not working

    • Narender Singh September 15, 2014 at 1:43 am #

      Try this

  33. sakthi October 26, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    This zip file was not successfully downloaded .please suggest me another link please

  34. anil November 5, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    i am not able to delete my pre installed apps by using mobiMB also i am getting that device driver is not supporting

  35. SsS_MoN November 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    thankx man…..it worked for meee….

  36. bharat November 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    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,

    • Narender Singh November 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

      Try this

    • ganesh July 25, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

      hey bharat ,, how u deletd the apps in asha 311?//

  37. Sam May 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm #

    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!!

    • Narender Singh May 2, 2015 at 7:52 am #

      Nops. It won’t work for the 301, but try THIS.

  38. greenworld July 20, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

    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.

  39. ganesh July 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    hello … i dnt have free memory in phone memory …………. how to delete preinstalled apps?

    • ganesh July 25, 2015 at 7:25 pm #

      mine asha 311

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