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Developer(s) pent0 (formerly bentokun)
Latest version N/A
Active Yes
Platform(s) Windows
Emulates Symbian
Website bentokun.xyz/
Support ($) PayPal
Programmed in C++ (17)
Source code GitHub

EKA2L1 is an open-source, high-level Symbian OS emulator.


The original author of EKA2L1, formerly nicknamed 'bentokun', had briefly worked on the Vita3K emulator before starting his new N-Gage emulator around 2017 or 2018. He presented progress reports on his Patreon account and the emulation thread at Reddit in 2018. He had changed his online nick to 'pent0' perhaps in late 2018 or January 2019.

pent0 had cancelled his Patreon account on February 2019 with the reason being that he wanted to focus on more reverse-engineering of the Symbian operating system (Series 60 platform on Symbian OS v6.1) that was baked into the N-Gage device, and to reorganise the central repository of EKA2L1 at GitHub. Additionally, the publicly available source code (presumably for the Symbian OS that was also on legacy Nokia phones and other brands' phones) was different from the binary code from the N-Gage itself. He continued with newer progress reports at his blog (link currently down).


The emulator emulates Symbian OS's EKA1 and EKA2 behavior, and reimplements most of its critical app servers (They are like the services that Windows OSes run in the background for basic essentials, communication needs and other elements such as a file system and graphical display rendering,).

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