Nefanasa Yahoo

Update: This app doesn’t seem to work any more.  It just hangs displaying “Request Key” when you try to connect.

If you use Yahoo IM, you have to try this great find from BoostApps reader, Tal. It’s the first IM client I’ve seen that really works well on my i776. It’s quick, all the keys mapped correctly and everything fits the screen. Too bad it’s Yahoo IM only.

Nefanasa Yahoo beeps when you get a new message, but unfortunately only when the app is in the foreground with the flip open. If it would notify when the flip was closed it would be perfect.

This is version 2.1.0.  The latest 2.4.12 version doesn’t work due to a required certificate that is missing on IDEN phones. The instructions on the Nefanasa site say that if you are using 2.1.0 you need to change the server to cn.scs.msg.yahoo.com but that doesn’t actually seem to be necessary as that is the default server.

One quirk about installing this app is that the download appears to contain two apps called “Nefansa Yahoo”.  The first one installs and works but the second one gets an error. You can safely delete the broken one by highlighting it, pressing Menu and choosing “Remove”.

Type: Freeware
Vendor: Nefanasa – Project Page, Help
Data Connection Required: Yes
Supported iDEN phones: All Falcon Series (i776, i465, i9, i290, etc.)

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for basic phones that support Java ME such as Nokia S40 phones. They do not work on Android, Apple, Firefox or Windows phones.

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  1. hi anthony your one person only in commander

  2. This application in my nokia 3600 slide shows login problem it disply the erro like, error https login and so on.I am really fed of this problem so i request you for the solution of this problem and as a try to download the security certificate der from http://www.nefanasa.com it says the page cant be opened.Please send the solution of this problem to my e-mail address given below.

    • As I mentioned in my post, Nefanssa doesn’t work on my phone anymore either. Plus I don’t know anything about the Nokia 3600 so I can’t really give you any advice. Try a different messenger app.

  3. ok so loaded app onto i465 put in yahoo id and pass then it gets stuck looking for request key forever and doesn’t log in. any ideas?

    • It worked for me but I have an i776. Try turning your phone off then on. If it still doesn’t work it’s probably incompatible.

    • It is compatible with the i465. I have it loaded on my i465 & I use it almost everyday. Works great. No errors or anything like that happening.

    • which version 2.1 or 2.4? thanks. always says ‘request key’ …

    • also what does it say under app setting for yahoo server and yahoo port is it 5050?

    • on the nefanasa website says 2.1 doesn’t work anymore, and the other versions require a certificate to authenticate. any ideas?

    • how do I get audio on my games? there is no sound?

    • I don’t think this app even works any more. If it’s still working for you it should beep when you get a new IM. If if it doesn’t be sure “Java Spkr” is turned up all the way in your Profile.

  4. Luvlyguy, No one can help you if you don’t give the details of the error,

    Posting your email on a public site like this will only get you an inbox full of spam. Check the “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail ” box on the comment form instead.

  5. Plz am using nokia 6288 and i downloaded nefanasa (i dont know the version) frm getjar, but it is showing me error wheneva i want 2 sign in. Plz what can i do. Send it 2 my mail plz. [email removed]

  6. When you are in an entry field, press the menu key TWICE to switch between alpha, word, symbols and numbers.

  7. I have a Boost i856 i can’t fine a way to sign in with my Pass code . I am trying to used alpha not word i don’t know how to used Symbols this make it very hard to sign inn how can help

  8. Installed flawlessly on my Motorola i465 Clutch. Sends and receives Yahoo IMs instantly, which is really impressive, and all the keys are mapped correctly (using the Motorola keyboard layout in Settings, but default Symbian seemed to work also.)

    At first, there were no sound alerts when I received a new IM (even though enabled in the Settings) but after cycling the power on the phone, heard a loud sound alert every time. When Yahoo Messenger friend sends a Buzz, the phone vibrates. Only drawback I find so far is that when the app is suspended, will not hear/see any alerts, so almost pointless to keep it running in the background unless you’re actively chatting. Still, pretty nice app!

    • installed on my i465 but when I sign in it gets stuck looking for ‘request key’ then keeps going and doesn’t log me in? any ideas?

  9. Thanks Dennis, this works fine on my i465

    • does this really work on your i465? I dl’ed it and the program gets stuck after I sign in saying ‘requesting key … then it just keeps doing that?

    • It worked when I tested it a couple of months ago. I don’t use Yahoo IM so I didn’t keep it on my phone.

    • OK I just tries Nefanasa again and it now hangs on Request Key for me too. I tried the newer version and they failed with an Encryption Error. So I guess Nefansa is now broken. I’ll update the post to warn people that it doesn’t work anymore.

    • yeah what’s a good alternate prog/app for yahoo messenger?

    • See: http://boostapps.com/tag/im/ Try eBuddy, Nimbuzz, MQIM or Mig33, they all support Yahoo

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