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gnuBoy v.0.5.3 for S60 5th edition

The gnuboy is a gameboy / gameboy color emulator, and now it’s ported for S60 5th edition. This was mainly made for the people who asked for gb / gbc support for gpsp. It was much easier to make by compiling a new emulator for S60 ;-)

What’s new on 0.5.3

  • Fixed the issues with D-pad
  • support for *.gbc files, so you don’t have to rename these files into .gb anymore.

gnuboy menu

know issues:

  • No audio
  • battery saves are not working, use save states instead
  • SE and Samsung phones are not supported, sorry
  • it’s quite unfinished, waiting for my N8 ;-)


Same process as with other emus:

1. First Install Qt 4.6.3 binaries into your phone

2. Download the gnuboy.sis
3. gnuboyrequires the SWEvent capability. The SwEvent is required for key mapping: Now you can map call/end call etc. buttons for the gnuboy usage. Therefore the following step is required to install the SW.

Go to SymbianSigned and sign the gnuboy.sis for your own phone IMEI
using free Open Signed Online option this operation should be free of any charge.
Read carefully the instructions on the SymbianSigned site.
You must give them

  • Your Phone IMEI (you can obtain it digiting *#06# on your phone)
  • Your EMAIL Address
  • gnuboy SIS Package

And then the symbiansigned should email you the signed gnuboy your phone. This package will be installable ONLY on your phone. This procedure works for all Symbian S60V5 Phones. I had also to change to date on the phone into yesterday to get it working..

The alternative method is to hack your phone! You can find pretty good instructions from MameXM download site. (scroll to the bottom of page: Signing & Installing).


Download the gnuboy: gnuboy (23257 downloads)

Sources are available on Github:


  1. Fredrik says:

    Any chance to see this for the N9 too?

    Also, it would be lovely if there was a Mega Drive emulator (with MegaCD support) for the N9 as well, I belive picodrive is a fairly portable emulator as anotherguest released it for Symbian in the past.

  2. camlin says:

    gr8 emulator summeli…..really appreciate ur work…can u make battery saves work for s60v5 ? KEEP UP THE MARVELOUS WORK !!

  3. Daniel says:

    Hi summeli,
    great work with all of your emulators!
    any chance to see a symbian belle fix for gnuBoy?
    (the screen stays white when loading a rom…)
    best regards

  4. Rajesh says:

    Can you make it for symbian anna or belle?

  5. NOKIA N8 says:

    it doesn’t work on my N8..:(((

  6. n8 lover says:

    hi i was thrilled when i saw this website, but unluckily it doesn’t work on symbian belle i guess…is there any chance you’ll make it compatible? thanks so much and i look forward to your future work!

  7. Daky says:

    Waiting for in-game sound! Keep up the good work boys! Great job!

  8. kaustubh says:

    i want to sign the emulator so that i can install it on my 5233. but the link you have mentioned above i.e symbian signed is not opening. a message comes ‘access denied’ please help… also opda has stoped to give certificates

  9. vaibhav says:

    can you pls add a function in gnuboy to enter cheats like gameshark or action replay?

  10. rutwick says:

    Can you pls try to fix the problem of saving the game? I know that I can u use the sav state and load state, but due to it in some games like pokemon the time gets disturbed. So pls fix the problem immediately

  11. Harry says:

    Pls solve the problem of battery saving. Pls do it immediately

  12. dENWARk says:

    Hi Summeli! Can you make this work on s^3, anna, and belle?


  13. Mickey says:

    Hi, Summeli. ;)
    Can we hope for any new version of this emulator or you quit working on it?

  14. Tam says:

    Summeli we know that you won´t work on S60V5 anymore.
    But can you make a small Update for this Emulator with Sound?

  15. Voodoo says:

    Please do a port for Symbian Belle ;)

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  17. francisco de jesus says:

    hello sir summeli is not going to see more versions for s60v5 gnuboy that something happened so that there will be no more updates is currently working on very well and I’m a fan of his work

  18. Mpam says:

    Hi summeli I have installed that on my N8 but when I try to play I get only a white page, can you please port this for nokia belle? I play a lot with the gpsp on my N8 but I want to play and the gameboy color games too.

  19. merzo says:

    we are waiting for next version (with sound and battery saves). thanks.

  20. kaustubh says:

    please solve the battery save problem

  21. shishir says:

    please solve the battery save problem and sound problem

  22. crn says:

    hello, i have a problem, i used to play games on gnuboy with my 5800, but now after, v60 software update i can’t launch it… when i press icon it does nothing… i have installed qt and qt mobility, but still nothing… what should i do?

  23. Matteo A. says:

    Hello Summeli,
    I’ve got a Nokia 5530 Xpress Music, but I can’t play.
    When I open the application, I press “File” —> “Load ROM”, I select which game I want to play, but when I press “Continue”, I see the buttons of the console, and after I return to the page where I open “gnuboy”.

    I fellowed all your instructions, but this is my problem. Can you help me, please?

  24. greetings from finland ! says:

    doesnt work on belle? So sad :( but keep things going you guys are doing great work !

  25. Beta says:

    problems with pkmn yellow and crystal

  26. Chris says:

    Is possible to use gameshark codes with gnuboy for s60 5th?

  27. AlexR says:

    Hello Sumeli on my cel with nokia belle a rom loading screen goes blank, if I’m wrong to write is because I speak Spanish you are awesome thanks for gpsp and antsnes

  28. Juan says:

    Men, i just downloaded it, tried a few games and they work pretty well (Nokia X6)

    I fuckin love you man!

  29. chips says:

    R.I.P gnuBoy 2008-2010.

  30. haylie dennings says:

    i got it all running. thank you so much babe. you are a star. but im having a problem with the roms. i cant get them to open. plz help me.

  31. Anomuumi says:

    Can you please make this support audio? When you have time? Olisit kiltti :)

  32. RetroSimon says:

    Installation Zertificate failed on Belle (N8) – plz fix it !!! :-(

  33. nokia 5250 says:

    i dont think there will be new version. The last gnuboy is from 2010 so no need to ask for new versions

  34. Baofu92 says:

    i know that you dont support gnuboy anymore, but please in your free time add audio and battery save.. we’re a lot asking this! and thanks for your work!

  35. BenMR says:

    Wow!!! Por fiiiin!! busqué mucho un emulador que funcionara a buenos fps (supongo que es 60) y al fin lo encontre!!!
    Thanks for your job!! =D

  36. Teste says:

    Batery save please

  37. BenMR says:

    (and Add sound… ) :P

  38. bruno.pureview says:

    Summeli, is this ever going to reach symbian belle? I’d like to use gb/gbc games and not only gba.

  39. Nem R Angel says:

    hi bro some day will be born the S.E. version im hope still could happen n_n

  40. fabio says:

    Symbian Signed is down… how install now?

  41. Fahluya says:

    is there any tool to get battery game from save state? if can i will appreciate

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