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Anonymous
November 12, 2004 9:00:06 PM

Archived from groups: opera.general,opera.tech,alt.cellular.ericsson (More info?)

I just installed Opera on my new Sony Ericsson P910i. After 12 hours of
normal functioning it stopped working. It appears on the list of
applications, but when you click on it, it won't start. I tried
uninstalling (so that I could reinstall) but I can't do this either. It
looks like the application uninstalls, but it remains listed on the phone's
application homepage. Reinstalling over the top makes no difference at
all - the application is still listed, and will not start.

I've tried uninstalling it via the phone's application home page, as well as
via Storage Manager. I've even tried a Master Reset. Nothing will remove
it from my phone, and nothing will get it to work. Does this sound familiar
to anyone? Anyone have any idea how to get rid of it, or preferably to get
it working?
Anonymous
November 12, 2004 11:00:39 PM

Archived from groups: opera.general,opera.tech,alt.cellular.ericsson (More info?)

On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 18:00:06 -0000, Ben C <spam@spam.com> wrote:

> I just installed Opera on my new Sony Ericsson P910i. After 12 hours of
> normal functioning it stopped working. It appears on the list of
> applications, but when you click on it, it won't start. I tried
> uninstalling (so that I could reinstall) but I can't do this either. It
> looks like the application uninstalls, but it remains listed on the
> phone's
> application homepage. Reinstalling over the top makes no difference at
> all - the application is still listed, and will not start.
>
> I've tried uninstalling it via the phone's application home page, as
> well as
> via Storage Manager. I've even tried a Master Reset. Nothing will
> remove
> it from my phone, and nothing will get it to work. Does this sound
> familiar
> to anyone? Anyone have any idea how to get rid of it, or preferably to
> get
> it working?
>
>

Not familiar with Opera for smart phones as such, but this sounds vaguely
similar ... is it possible for a program to run in the background? There
are some situations where Opera on a desktop will fail to shutdown, and of
course can't be restarted because it is still running even though you
can't see it.

Of course, Opera can't be running after a reset, but if you tried to start
it before trying to delete it then it might. Reset the phone and try to
delete it without trying to run it first.

--
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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 2:09:33 PM

Archived from groups: opera.general,opera.tech,alt.cellular.ericsson (More info?)

"Steven V. Gunhouse" <svgunhouse@ameritech.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 18:00:06 -0000, Ben C <spam@spam.com> wrote:
>
>> I just installed Opera on my new Sony Ericsson P910i. After 12 hours of
>> normal functioning it stopped working. It appears on the list of
>> applications, but when you click on it, it won't start. I tried
>> uninstalling (so that I could reinstall) but I can't do this either. It
>> looks like the application uninstalls, but it remains listed on the
>> phone's
>> application homepage. Reinstalling over the top makes no difference at
>> all - the application is still listed, and will not start.
>>
>> I've tried uninstalling it via the phone's application home page, as
>> well as
>> via Storage Manager. I've even tried a Master Reset. Nothing will
>> remove
>> it from my phone, and nothing will get it to work. Does this sound
>> familiar
>> to anyone? Anyone have any idea how to get rid of it, or preferably to
>> get
>> it working?
>>
>>
>
> Not familiar with Opera for smart phones as such, but this sounds vaguely
> similar ... is it possible for a program to run in the background? There
> are some situations where Opera on a desktop will fail to shutdown, and of
> course can't be restarted because it is still running even though you
> can't see it.
>
> Of course, Opera can't be running after a reset, but if you tried to start
> it before trying to delete it then it might. Reset the phone and try to
> delete it without trying to run it first.
>
> --
Thanks for the tip. After tearing my hair out for two hours, I have worked
this out now. For anyone else confounded by this (Google shows I'm not the
only one), the problem was caused by:

1 - On my old handset (P800) I installed Opera to run direct from my Memory
Stick.
2 - After installing Opera on my new handset (P910), I inserted the memory
stick from my old handset
3 - Opera runs fine
4 - On rebooting the phone, another version of the application is found on
the memory stick. This confuses the handset and breaks Opera.
5 - Uninstall just removes Opera from the C-drive, but the application
remains on the memory stick and therefore remains in the list of
applications, even though it will not work without a few key files on the
C-drive
6 - Master reset wipes the C-drive, but as the application has been
installed on the memory stick, Opera remains listed and non-functioning
7 - To fix this, either format the memory stick, or put it back in the old
handset, uninstall Opera, then put it back in the new handset. Reinstalling
Opera on the new handset works fine now.

Phew!
!