10 easy steps to get Python running on your phone.

November 25, 2007

I recently installed Python on my Nokia 6120 classic, and you can easily do the same by following those 10 steps:

Python on a Nokia 6120 classic

  1. Head over to sourceforge and get the latest python distribution file. If your phone is recent (2007), you should get the PythonForS60_1_4_1_3rdEd.SIS file
  2. Grab the PythonScriptShell_1_4_1_3rdEd.SIS file as well.
  3. Upload both .SIS files to your phone (via Bluetooth or USB Cable)
  4. Locate the PythonForS60_1_4_1_3rdEd.SIS on your phone and then open it. You’ll be prompted to install it.
  5. Choose where you’d like the application to be installed (phone or memory card) and you should be good to go.
  6. To make sure Python is correctly installed on your phone go to Menu > settings > Data Mgr > App. Mgr. You should see “Python for S60 -> installed”
  7. Now that python is installed, you need to install the shell, to do so, open the PythonScriptShell_1_4_1_3rdEd.SIS file that you’ve already uploaded and then open it.
  8. Same thing here, you’ll be prompted to install the application. It’s recommended to install both Python, and Python shell on the phone memory.
  9. The shell will be installed in Menu > Applications > My own > Python.
  10. Your phone has now officially become your brand new dev platform :-)

Take a look at the Installing PyS30 guide from Nokia for more info.

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