A prov file is a proxy configuration file written in xml format which is an extension of Nokia s40 phones proxy settings. It contains the IP address, proxy port number, the access point name, username and password of the network operator.
Some internet java applications never seem to connect on certain Nokia S40 phones and this is where prov file/proxy file comes in. It enables such application to connect to the access point.
When a prov file is sent to a Nokia s40 phone, it doesn’t get saved in the file manager like other files such as media and application, rather, it appears as a configuration settings the way our local network providers settings would do if we request provisioninal settings. For example, when an MTN Nigeria subscriber sends SETTINGS to 3888, MTN will automatically send a prov file to the phone making it appear like a configuration settings.
When a prov is sent to an s40 phone, this is where it has effect menu>>settings>>config settings>>default config settings and prefered access point settings
For it to have this effect, you don’t sent it with a usb cable or through mms, you send it via a wireless connection e.g, infrared or bluetooth.
When the prov file has been sent, locate where it’ll have the effect as was directed above, activate the new settings, go back once and locate Activate default in all app. Select it and head to prefered access point settings where you’ll choose the appropriate access point for your default settings. (though some settings’ll automatically choose it’s access point, depending on the compilation)
There are different ways to create a procv file. You can create it online at our mobile site
You can as well create it offline on your computer by using an application called Proxy File Generator