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Developer(s) pent0
Latest version GitHub
Play Store
Active Yes
Platform(s) Windows
Emulates Symbian and N-Gage
Website 12z1.com
Support ($) PayPal
PayPal (nikita36078)
Programmed in C++ (17)
License GNU GPLv3
Source code GitHub

EKA2L1 (EPOC Kernel Architecture 2 Level 1) is free and an open-source, high-level, Symbian and N-Gage emulator, written in C++17 and support Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android.


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 on the r/emulation 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 reorganize 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 new site.

- You can watch the progress on his active Discord server.


Android Windows macOS Linux Automatic CI builds
Android Play Store


The emulator emulates Symbian OS's EKA1 and EKA2 behavior, and re-implements most of its critical app servers, which 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). The emulator is still in very early development and as such most games and apps either crash outright or display little to no output, but a handful of games do work such as Bounce Touch or Snakes 3D with little to no issues.

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