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Restoring backed up data on p990i


My name's Constantine and I am facing a lot of problems with my P990i. Previously I had problems with installing applications on my phone and one of the experts advised me to upgrade the PC suite and also run the Sonyericsson update service(Which has helped me to a great extent and I am able to download apps now, I really thank Raysagem for the help). While I was running the update service it asked me to back the phone data as everything will be erased from the phone and it would be set to factory defaults. I backed up the data and its was successful and I also have the restore point in the backup manager in the PC suite, but when I try to restore the data it just doesn't happen. The wizard says that the restore was successful and it also reboots my phone during the process but phone stays off with a message on it which says "Restore in progress" and it goes on till eternity. I switched on my phone after the above said steps were done and nothing was restored on my phone. I have lost a lot of information and I am in a very bad situation. I request someone to please advise me on this and I'll ever remain grateful to him/her.

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  • jhanice Jun 25, 2008

    my p990i can open the menu, if i try to open,only the logo of sonyericsson well show, sometimes my phone well open, no signal, then i go to setting and then hang's up, i cant use my phone 4 3months already, i try to see on internet how to solve my p990i, but nothing's

    pleease help me

  • FORTIBES Feb 24, 2009

    I have the same problem that you have i can not resolve it! :(
    Pls if someone has any idea how to do it send me email on this adress


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SOURCE: "Installation aborted " error message.

Try updating the software of your phone via Sony Ericsson PC Suite.
For Sony Ericsson PC Suite.
For Update Service.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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SOURCE: p990i touch screen problem

I encountered the same problem but was able to fix it. Just don't know if it's just temporary. Go to tools, control panel, other, set up wizard, tap yes, tap the second button before cancel, keep on clicking to the right direction until the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 appears. Tap the center of each number until blinking stops, save settings. For the first few steps you may use the jog dial found on the left side of the phone if the touch screen does not follow your tappings.

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SOURCE: What is the master reset code for Sony Ericsson P990i

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SOURCE: not install opera 9.5 on SE p990i

hi the way to install opera 9.5 onto your mobile is to download the program from and than send it to your phone via bluetooth when you do this go to messengers and open it and it should start to automaticaly install the program accept the install, and than it will save to your phone and you should be able to use the program, hope this helps a bit with your enquiry, from ben

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SOURCE: How can i reset my phone into its original setting?

You can download the User Guide here

And Quick Guide here

If your Problem was solved, Kindly do Rate!


Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Cannot restore backup files (.bm3) on my SE w960i

Hi Guys,

I use SE W960i adn usually face these problem and I have over a period of time learnt these:
1) Try deleting any of the old version of backup that you may have from the backup manager (if you still need the old one then import them to your PC)
2) another usually reason may be that you are trying to restore a lot of stuff at once so may be try restore only setting, multimedia, contacts, at first and the rest later.

These things worked for me, hope it does for you also,

Cheers Aravind -

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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