New MXit Version 5 Download on PC

UPDATE: Click here – — !!! New Run MXit V5 on PC !!! — for instructions!

The easiest way is to go to on your computer and proceed to download. It should tell you “Load v5.0 for Nokia-6270″
When you click Normal at the end of all the questions it will give a .jad file to save.
Save this .jad file to your computer, then
open that .jad file in MPowerPlayer!
This always works!

You will have to do this everytime you want to run MXit Ver. 5 on your computer

If you don’t want to download MXit everytime you want to Run MXit v5 then follow these instructions:
Yes, the .jar file linked to in the .jad expires after a while. So you need to save it on your computer because it expires on the server.

Here’s howto:

  1. Open the .jad file in Notepad,
  2. then download the file specified in it next to “MIDlet-Jar-URL: ”
    (Copy paste that URL into your internet browser; for example:
  3. Then, change the “MIDlet-Jar-URL: ” line in notepad to just have the XXXXXX.jar part in it. (for example “MIDlet-Jar-URL: 4195495727f67.jar”.
  4. Then have the .jar you downloaded and the .jad in the same directory, and open the .jad file in MPowerPlayer.

There we go :)

OR, If you are desperate to use any MXit, you can still use the old MXit V3.0 .jar!
Download this MXit jar (or this MXit jar) to your computer and open it with MPowerPlayer!
MXit V3 – MPowerPlayer Quick Start Link
MXit V3 – MPowerPlayer Quick Start Link – Slower.

You can change your number on MXit 5 via MPowerPlayer by doing the following:

* Download MXit from from your PC. (You will save a .jad file to your computer)

* Open the .jad file with Notepad.

* Change this line:
MIDlet-1: MXit,/icon.png,MXit
to something like:
MIDlet-1: MXitDEF,/icon.png,MXit
which makes MPowerPlayer think it is a new program and won’t remember your login number.

* Save the .jad file.

Open the .jad in MPowerPlayer (File->Open).

You will have to do this change everytime you want to use that number you associated with MXitDEF. Beause the .jar link in the .jad expires after a while.


Once again, DEF is on the forefront of MXit on PC :)
Bringing you the newest information first!

OK, MXit version 5 has just been released! (September 2006)

And it’s hectic!

Changelog OR What’s new in v5

The main new features in version5 are:

  • File sharing
  • Picture Messaging
  • Change status
  • List of smileys
  • Conversation Saving

MXit Version 5.x for PC

The official MXit for PC client isn’t available yet.
So, in the meantime, to take advantage of all the cool features you have to use an emulator for MXit on your computer.

OK, things have changed slightly since the last version of MXit when it comes to running it on MPowerPlayer.

1) Download these two files:

Save them in the same place on your computer.

2) Open the .jad file in MPowerPlayer

Click here to start MPowerPlayer!

And off you go, MXit 5 for computer!


  1. marike Said,

    September 25, 2006 @ 5:23 pm

    How do i open the jad file in mpowerplayer for mxit v5? Please help

    def says:
    In MPowerPlayer, click File -> Open, then browse to the .jad file you just downloaded and Open!

  2. Richard Said,

    September 26, 2006 @ 9:50 am

    It seems that the site for Mpowerplayer has been closed is there any other emulators i can use?

    def says:
    MPowerPlayer is still alive and kicking!
    Another emulator is Midp2Exe!
    Not as user friendly though!

  3. DJ KALEEX Said,

    September 27, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

    hey mxit team pls configure the settings for a nokia 6600, because my phone wont let mxit get downloaded pls tell me what the problem is

    def says:


    Well, I can’t tell exactly what is wrong with your MXit download (what is the error message or behaviour?), but just make sure you have tried the following:

    1) Ensure you have downloaded the correct MXit version
    from the following MXit website
    We do not provide support for any other versions.

    2) Get correct GPRS settings:
    MTN : Dial *123*13#
    Vodacom : Dial *111# (Option 4 or 5)
    CellC : Send an SMS containing SMARTDATA to 084 155 9911 (Costs R2.00)

    When prompted to make the settings the default, select Yes

    From your phone, go to

    and download MXit for free!

    Good luck!


  4. Your Group of Web AddiCT(s); Said,

    September 29, 2006 @ 11:21 am

    MXit on PC (Version 5.0)…

    DefZA should be thanked for this:
    the easiest way to run MXit on your pc is to go to on your computer and proceed to download MXit version 5. It should tell you “Load v5.0 for Nokia-6270″
    When you click Normal at the end of all …

  5. Bryce Said,

    October 4, 2006 @ 9:15 am

    def said,”The official MXit for PC client isn’t available yet…”

    Bryce asks,”when will this official client be ready”

    def replies:
    Good question! As time permits.
    2007 perhaps!

  6. DeathStrike Said,

    October 4, 2006 @ 11:25 am

    Is there any other program simliar to mpowerplayer that i cud use?

    def says:
    There’s an app called midp2exe Emulator!
    Pretty neat!

  7. Divan Said,

    October 4, 2006 @ 5:31 pm

    Hey, can you guys please update the links of v5.0.2 to point to the new v5.0.3. It contains bug fixes

    def says:
    Yes! The MXit wap site always has the latest version by default. The new MXit v5.0.3 is there!
    OR are you referring to something else?

  8. dextertangocci Said,

    October 4, 2006 @ 9:59 pm

    Mxit works on my Apple Mac!!!!!!!!!!!

    How cool is that?!?!?!??!

  9. zaheer Said,

    October 9, 2006 @ 1:16 am

    hey.i got version 5 on my pc bt al my contacts are

    def says:
    Hay, Your MXit contacts won’t just dissapear :) I promise!
    It’s probably that you are logging in to MXit with a DIFFERENT number! Your contacts are stored on the MXit server, and you have to login with the same number to get the same contacts back!

    In MXit, go to Menu->Settings->Profile to see the number you are logged in with. It should be the same as the one you added your contacts to.

  10. devil Said,

    October 10, 2006 @ 4:39 pm

    i have mxit in omy phone and that works fine, but when i put it on my pc it says “registration failed check gprs settings” , but when i try it on another pc at work it works properly. what can be the problem ??

    def says:
    MM… it might mean that your pc is blocking port 9119 or access to Try running this command:
    telnet 9119 and see if it doesn’t give an error…

    Type this into Start->Run (In Windows)

  11. Norman Rasmussen Said,

    October 11, 2006 @ 11:35 pm

    In the jad file you will see a line starting with ‘c: ‘. This is an unique code generated by the MXit wap site. The first time you log in with the unique code your MXit id (i.e. your cell phone number) is stored with the unique code on MXit’s servers. After that only that MXit id can be used with that unique code. That’s why if you want to use another number you have to download another jad file.

    BTW: you can download the jar file mentiond in the jad file and keep it locally (and change the reference in the jad file). That way you don’t have to re-download it each time you want to use MXit.

    BTWBTW: my mxit jabber transport is undergoing alpha testing, and looks to be working fine. So the chances of being able to use MXit from any jabber account in the near future are good.

  12. DeathStrike Said,

    October 13, 2006 @ 8:48 am

    def says:
    There’s an app called midp2exe Emulator!
    Pretty neat!
    I got that app. cud u pls let me know how to use it to run mxit?

    def says:
    When you open a .jar or .jad file in Internet Explorer, it should ask you to open with midp2exe, or press the midp2exe button in the Internet Explorer toolbar (on top) when the url of the .jad or .jar is showing in the Address bar.

  13. zaheer Said,

    October 14, 2006 @ 12:04 am

    mate.i my contacts r gone.even if i load mx5 on my fone.dr r nly contacts dat invytd me old contacts.i checked my number

    def says:
    Well, then the number you were using before probably wasn’t right. So your old contacts are on some number you registered with that you don’t know now. Did you ever receive an invitation on your old login? Probably not! Because the people who added you, added your real number, which is why you are getting the invites on your new number.

  14. zaheer Said,

    October 14, 2006 @ 5:23 pm

    yeah i did get invyts on da APPARENT other numbr.i go a contract card so i dnt tink dat i wud mix up my numbers

  15. Jamiroquai Said,

    October 18, 2006 @ 10:40 pm

    I have a 6230i, but no version of mxit seems to work on it. Any ideas how to resolve?

    def ZA says:
    Download the Nokia->6230i Version from! It should work! Else read the Help->Phone Specific Help on GL

  16. †JaSoN† Said,

    October 21, 2006 @ 9:51 pm

    i hav a motorola v547 and none of the mxit skinz will work on it
    defZA says:
    Hi, Try MXit V5.0.3, and see if it’s still a problem? Let us know!

    You can check what version you have in MXit by going to Menu->About (MXit ver: …)
    Go to on your phone to check if there is a newer version.

  17. Hotlips Said,

    October 22, 2006 @ 9:13 pm

    I have a Motorola V400…why cant i log into mxit…i did download mxit according to my phone….

    Post your message here:
    (Motorola -> V400)
    Please provide more details! Like the ERROR you are getting!

  18. Andre Said,

    November 4, 2006 @ 10:10 am

    hey thanks for the neat mxit program….i moved overseas yet i can chat to all my buds just like i did back home…..

    now to my problem… when i try loading the mxit v5 onto the mplayer it says load error there was a problem opening the application data for:

    please could u help me out… thanks andre

    def says:
    Hay, You can’t use the same .jad everytime, because that URL (address) you showed above expires after a while! So just re-download another .jad file from the mxit wap site!

  19. Pieter Said,

    November 6, 2006 @ 7:28 pm

    Here is what I did to get Mxit on Pc without it downloading the app each time I want to use it.

    You will need the Opera browser.

    -Go to and download a mxit of your choice*.
    *I recommend downloading mxit for Sony Ericsson P910i because you can click on the screen in mpowerplayer since the P910i have a touch screen.

    -When asked choose the normal version.

    A small .jad file should download now.

    Open Notepad

    Drag the .jad file into Notepad.

    You will now see a line of text with the path to the MXit .jar file. In my case this was:

    Copy the URL and past it in a browser app. This should download the file. Now just open the .jar file with mpowerplayer.

    This will get you the newest version of Mxit currently availible.

  20. Andree Said,

    November 8, 2006 @ 8:22 pm

    can you send pics with the pc version ? if so HOW???

    Nope, not possible, only if you have an emulator that supports filesystem access! MPowerPlayer doesn’t yet!

  21. Quintin Said,

    November 9, 2006 @ 3:50 pm

    Hi , something is wrong when i try to use v.5 , the first 2 times i open it, it works, bat then it gves me an load error saying: ‘ Could not load file’ and then a long email adress!

    Yes, the .jar file linked to in the .jad expires after a while. So you need to save it on your computer because it expires on the server.

    What you can do is:
    1) Open the .jad file in Notepad,
    2) then download the file specified in it next to “MIDlet-Jar-URL: ”
    (Copy paste that URL into your internet browser; for example:
    3) Then, change the “MIDlet-Jar-URL: ” line in notepad to just have the XXXXXX.jar part in it. (for example “MIDlet-Jar-URL: 4195495727f67.jar”.
    4) Then have the .jar you downloaded and the .jad in the same directory, and open the .jad file in MPowerPlayer.

    There we go :)

  22. John Mars Said,

    November 9, 2006 @ 9:49 pm

    I have tried to get Mxit to work on PC. (version 3 and 5) I get mxit to run on mpowerplayer but registration fails and I get the following error:

    Login failed. The most likely cause is an incorrect PIN. To retrieve a lost PIN, SMS the word PIN to 34006 (cost R2)

    Can someone please help! Thanx

    def ZA says:
    The most likely cause is an incorrect PIN
    Yes, the pin is wrong, or it has been changed on your cellphone! So now the PC one is still using the old pin.

    Send an SMS from the phone that is the number you are trying to login with if you forgot your PIN.
    If you can’t enter a new pin in MPowerPlayer, you will have to use a different .jad file.
    Read here how to change your login in MPowerPlayer.

  23. sasha Said,

    November 12, 2006 @ 2:32 pm


    Download the Sony Ericson P910i(or newer) mxit because you can use your mouse in mpowerplayer!

  24. Andree Said,

    November 13, 2006 @ 2:50 pm

    do u know of an emulator that supports filesystem access???

  25. its a secret Said,

    November 17, 2006 @ 10:20 pm

    Hi def,i jis wanna kno if there is anyway of getin ur old contacts back onto ur mxit!I mean i deleted a friend a long tme ago but nw i don hav his numba ne mre,is there anyway of geting him back as a contact agen,or geting his numba 4rm ur mxit,without me havin to go ask him 4 his numba?HELPPPPPPPPPP
    I desprately need to kno!!!!!
    def says:
    Nope, you can’t get your contact back after you delete them. There is no “Recyle Bin” 😉

  26. Lloyd Said,

    November 21, 2006 @ 12:18 pm

    If you guys are still stuck on using mxit o your computer – I have created a step by step video tutorial here :

    Hope that helps!

  27. Ruben Said,

    December 17, 2006 @ 9:20 am

    Hey Def

    Thnx dude’s for this! Ive got my Mxit V5 working,
    I have edited the file! and dont have to download it anymore!

    Thanx for all your help!

  28. Dean Said,

    January 14, 2007 @ 11:55 pm

    I cant get Mpowerplayer to work on my PC anymore.i installed netbeans last night and now Mpowerplayer doesnt shows the icon in the task bar on my screen but the application window never opens.Any ideas as to how i can fix this and keep netbeans?


    Hay Dean,
    Try downloading the .zip package for MPowerPlayer from
    Extract the zip file.
    Create a something.bat file with the following line in it: java -jar player.jar
    in the directory you extracted.

    Then open the .bat file to start Mpowerplayer.

    See if that fixes the problem?

  29. Dean Said,

    January 15, 2007 @ 12:54 pm

    I fixed it last night.I downloaded the Developers version off the Mpowerplayer runs now.thanks anyway for the response.i will try that if it ever messes me around again.Sorry about the two comments about the same thing.i got an error message the first time i sent it.


  30. neil Said,

    January 16, 2007 @ 12:46 pm

    mxit is good

  31. Jlo Said,

    January 17, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

    My mxit version 3 password changed, now i cant access mxit on my laptop…
    Read my how to access mxit on your laptop after changing password!

  32. Karabo Said,

    January 21, 2007 @ 5:24 pm

    how do i change my number on v.0.5? because i have been trying but it doesnt seem to work?! heeeelp…
    defza says:
    I’ve written more instructions on how to change your number on MXit V5!

  33. francie Said,

    January 22, 2007 @ 11:26 pm

    i want mxit v5 on my pc help my please eny wone
    Check out on how to get MXit V5 on your pc.

  34. Badgirl Said,

    January 23, 2007 @ 1:25 pm

    I would like to know if it is possible to retrieve someone elses password on your phone? :)
    No. Not very likely.

  35. rach Said,

    January 26, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

    hi! i changed the pin on mxit on mpower player and now it wont let me log on! so wen ive tried al your steps of downloading it again and opening on to mpower, it says application failed! i dont no wat im doing wrong pls help! rachel.
    defza says:
    No, problem, read more here how to get your MXit on MPowerPlayer to work after changing your MXit pin!

  36. Phu22y Said,

    January 30, 2007 @ 11:01 pm

    I loaded up my old number in Mxit, and then changed the pin. I made it long, and now i think its TOO long, cuz i cant get into mxit on my phone due to a pin error.
    The real pain is that my phone was stolen a while ago, so i cant just sms “pin”, and i cant give valid numbers for a simswop.

    Any ideas?
    def says:
    Hy, you can’t make a pin that is too long, cause it won’t fit!
    Without the simcard that is the number that you registered with, you won’t be able to retrieve the MXit PIN for that number.

    I reckon that you try your long PIN on the latest version of MXit.

  37. Marcell Said,

    February 8, 2007 @ 5:27 pm

    it dont work
    Read here for instructions: MXit on for PC

  38. andrew Said,

    February 8, 2007 @ 8:22 pm


    You can change your number on mxit on your pc!

  39. Gregory Said,

    February 22, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

    Hi I have tried to emulate mxit version 5 with both ways as u have written on your website. It doesn;t work. Your special version of mxit v5 comes up with the error message saying “This version of mxit has been tampered with. Please delete it and download the latest version from” The other method which required me to edit the jad file comes up with the error ” The was a problem opening the application date….jar”
    Read the new instructions for emulating MXit Version 5 here!
    I’m moving all my MXit stuff to

  40. Sterretjie Said,

    March 4, 2007 @ 5:52 pm

    thanx for mxit

  41. Stefan Said,

    March 11, 2007 @ 11:57 am

    How do I know if someone reject my invite?


    When you chat to them it will say ” Message could not be delivered “.

  42. Kay Said,

    May 3, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

    I have Samsung E530 and I simply cannot download mxit version5 I tried forum help even more but nothing seems to help can you please help me.
    That’s strange, what happens? Can you visit from your Samsung E530? If not, can you visit other pages like on your phone?

    Once you are on the site, proceed to download MXit to your phone.

    -> Read more here:

  43. teckneo Said,

    May 6, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

    1 have forgot my pin and my fone has been stolen how do i find out wat my pin is please help me i cant live without mxit it is killing me cause i cant chat to my friends
    The ONLY way is for you to get back the number that you registered on MXit with. You can go to your network and ask for a “simswop” to get your old number back.
    Then you send a SMS to the MXit number for your PIN.

  44. terror Said,

    May 7, 2007 @ 7:40 pm

    During the questions tjhey say somthing about terms and regulations I tried reading them but don’t really understand what the mean…Is it safe to click acceptß

    Yes! Of course it’s safe to click accept. There’s no scam or tricks.

  45. Mayurie Said,

    May 30, 2007 @ 10:34 pm

    i seriously need you help!!
    I live in England and I need to know how to add contacts who are from South Africa using mxit on mpowerplayer.
    Do i need to put in 0027 or +27 or just put in the number without country code??
    thanx alot!


    Well, to add someone on MXit to your contacts you need to know their login number. So it’s usually in the form e.g. 2782xxxxxxx, else try 082xxxxxx for example for South Africans.
    Even if they use MXit on the computer on MPowerPlayer, you need to know what they logged in with. They can tell you their MXit login number by going to Options->Profile in MXit, wherever they are using MXit.

    Check out for more info.

  46. Paul Maglosy Said,

    June 1, 2007 @ 11:20 am

    Do you need airtime to run mxit V5.0 on your computer and do you need some gprs programme?
    Using mxit on your computer does not need airtime or anything special. No GPRS program needed. GPRS kinda means like ADSL or DIAL-UP on the computer.

    You just need to have a computer that can connect to the internet. (And it mustn’t be blocked e.g. at work)

    Check out

  47. sharon baise Said,

    June 3, 2007 @ 11:07 am

    mxit doesnt load anymore in the mpowerplayer. java downloaded a new version of mpowerplayer and when i click on the mxit, it says that a problem occured. please help!!!
    Indeed, they tried to change to MXit V5 on the MPowerPlayer catalogue, which does not work.

    Read here how to get it working on your computer again ->

  48. MXit on PC (Version 5.0) | Your Group of Web AddiCT(s); Said,

    September 17, 2007 @ 9:11 am

    […] on PC (Version 5.0) Categories: Internet on your Phone (and MXit) skip to comments DefZA should be thanked for this: the easiest way to run MXit on your pc is to go to […]

  49. Shreez Said,

    September 21, 2007 @ 2:07 pm

    Hey DEF & Mxit team,

    You guys are simply awesome. You trully are Mxit gurus!
    Keep up the amazing work.


  50. Shreez Said,

    September 21, 2007 @ 2:09 pm

    Hey Def and team,

    I just wanted to say that you guys are simply awesome. You trully are Mxit gurus.

    Keep up the amazing work.


  51. lckeey Said,

    October 19, 2007 @ 2:12 pm

    you keep friends closee everytime thank you.

  52. jonathan Said,

    October 22, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

    pls tel me how to download mxit on my mac

    The Mac instructions are pretty much exactly the same, because Mac has Java which is the same on all PCs!

  53. Stacey-Lee aka MissBehave1-WP Said,

    November 15, 2007 @ 3:53 pm

    Mxit is great! and nobody can blame Mxit if their relationships go wrong
    because the fault then lies by you. Were you so boring that your spouse
    had to go on Mxit? or was your love-life not great now they get better over Mxit? Redirect yourself. Trust me, i know what im talking about!

  54. Guergu2 Said,

    November 28, 2007 @ 1:19 am

    Defza is the best for Mxit problems. Keep up the good work

  55. baby girl Said,

    December 13, 2007 @ 3:25 pm

    mxit is a fun way of meeting different types of ppl its intriguing making friends…

  56. SeNioR Said,

    December 20, 2007 @ 2:53 pm

    MXit is great plz invite me galz 084——

  57. desiree Said,

    January 7, 2008 @ 2:20 pm

    keeping contact with old friendz!

  58. CamBz! Said,

    February 1, 2008 @ 7:02 pm

    Hey! Im from South Africa but living in Canada.. and i forgot my mxit password and wanna log on! and my Vodacom simcard doesnt work here :(

    How do i get my password ??!! :(

    PLEASE HELP! lol :) x
    Hay! Did you delete MXit? Because then your save password on the phone is gone and you gotta remember it! If you didn’t it should still open up if it’s on your phone! Try to get your vodacom simcard activated there with International Roaming from Vodacom! Email them or check out – then when it’s active you could try send your password forgot SMS! Or you have to send your SIM card to someone in SA and ask them to request your pin via SMS!

  59. kat Said,

    February 8, 2008 @ 10:16 am

    i keep on trying 2 download mxit 4m the pc but it never really works despite ur advice,please b more specific
    Try the new MXit PC –

  60. Chris Said,

    February 10, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

    WOW this is cool

  61. the real shady Said,

    March 5, 2008 @ 7:24 pm

    can any one tell me why i cannot enter the website i
    Oh, you must type or or or

  62. ecko zn... Said,

    March 7, 2008 @ 6:27 pm

    ecko zn wna use pc mxit wit url

  63. Billy Brown Said,

    April 19, 2008 @ 4:11 pm

    All you can do is just download MXIT PC at


    April 25, 2008 @ 11:40 am


    Visit on your phone!

  65. mellissa Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 12:49 pm

    can i get mxit on the iphone???
    Not yet 😉

  66. Genocide Said,

    January 12, 2009 @ 7:11 am


    Ive been using mpowerplayer for about a year now.. i run latest migs and mxits fine.. but only one VERY annoying problem.. i cant see smileys!!!! none at all.. i tried downloading mxits and migs for many phones.. but smileys dont seem to work.. H.E.L.P
    Hi, the latest version shows the Smiley’s now :)

  67. NoKtUrNaL Said,

    June 4, 2009 @ 2:28 pm

    just enjoy mxit if you have it

  68. kerry Said,

    September 21, 2009 @ 7:46 am

    i remember the 1st tym i went on mxit it was extremely kool. i met sum1 on mxit for the 1st tym, 4 years ago n neva looked back. now i am marrying the guy n i am so excited thank u mxit for bringin us together!!!

  69. clement Said,

    November 19, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    realy enjoyed using mixit coz its servers its fast …

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