hike messenger

Hike is an instant messaging and social media app that launched in 2012 and claims to have over 35 million users. It lets you message your friends and share images, music, videos and graphical stickers. It also lets you send free SMS to friends who aren’t hike users. The free SMS function current only works for sending to phones in India, where hike is based.

This version of hike officially supports the following Nokia S40 phones: Asha 201, Asha 205, Asha 206, Asha 210, Asha 300, Asha 301, Asha 302, Asha 303,  C3-00, C3-01, X2-01 and X3-02. It may work on other Nokia S40 phones and some Sony Ericsson phones.  It’s unlikely to work on other brands because it uses Nokia proprietary Java packages that aren’t available except on Nokia and Sony Ericsson phones. The jad link at the bottom of the page is a signed version that should work on all the supported phones. If you get a error on an unsupported phone try using this unsigned jad. You can also try downloading the app directly from hike.

If Hike installs but fails to run with an “application access set to not allowed” error:

  • Go to Menu > Apps > Apps and games > select Hike with the arrow keys > press options > Application sett. > Applicat. access and set “Network access” to “Always allowed”, “Ask first time” or “Ask every time”.
  • Repeat the process for Connectivity under Communication and “Read user data” and “Edit user data” under Data access.

If you do manage to get hike working on an unsupported phone please leave a comment telling me which phone it works on and whether you used the signed or unsigned version so I can update the post.

Type: Freeware
Vendor: Hike, BSB
Data Connection Required: Yes
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.1
Screen Size: All
Touch support: Yes

Reported working on: Nokia Asha 303, Nokia C1-01, Nokia C2-00, Nokia C2-03, Nokia x2-02  (2 reports), Torque x2 08

Reported NOT working on: Huawei G6600, LG 306g, Nokia 114, Nokia 500, Nokia 501, Nokia 2690, Nokia 2700 classic, Nokia Asha 202, Nokia Asha 230, Nokia Asha 500, Nokia Asha 501, Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 503, Nokia 6260 slide, Nokia 7210, Nokia C1-01, Nokia C2-00, Nokia C2-01, Nokia C3-00, Nokia C2-02, Nokia C5-03, Nokia E5-00, Nokia E63, Nokia N73, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X2-02 (5 reports), Nokia e71x, Samsung Duos SCH-W169, Samsung Rex 80, Samsung Wave 5380. Samsung GT C 3330, Samsung Wave Y GT-S5380K, Samsung Wave GT-S8500

The app “hike” (1247 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename:”hike”.

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for Java ME phones only.

To download and install click here: DOWNLOAD (jad)

Alternate downloads: jarzip