To all the P990i users with the generic world F/W on their phone: the best way to update your phone so that it works properly is to do these steps:
1: do a master reset of the phone
2: format the internal hard disk...you do this by going into the service menue..to access service menue on the jog dial on the side of the phone follow these steps
(jog up*jog down jog down* jog down*) note: a jog is 1click of the jog weel...
3:update your phone with F/W
do the update using these steps and your phone will work as it should...hope this helps...USA NYC
I am regularly a user of Sony Ericsson products; I had P910i used for 2 years without any problem i have faced, it is fantastic phone supporting all software’s. Now I purchase P990i, which is very hopeless, phone ever I had used. It has lot of problem. They say this is business phone, BUT I SAY IT IS CHILDREN`s PHONE. They are cheating us in the name of business,
Yeah screwed up phone yet so costly, its price doesnt pay for its utilities. Not only this model, I was told quite alot other Sony Ericsson phones are too, giving problems. To proof that, well...Sony Ericsson customer care centres are really busy lately.
where can i download the R9 firmware? and can someone help me? i cant take a picture on may P990i.. TNX..
Hi Suthagar and Oli,
even my phone uses world Generic FW.. and as u mentioned i've done master reset and ran the update again.. so far so good.. no reboots yet.. thanks a lot :)
i've just upgraded to the r9 firmware, and no problems so far. i've noticed however that when charging the phone, it takes a lot longer than before. anyone else have the same experience?
Shezzi, no problem, just download this application
from sony ericson website and install it. Follow the instructions that appear in this program and connect your P990 to your computer and update your firmware, if you have any doubt, just ask! Hope it helps
yo Krlos thank you so much, but do you know from where can i download the R9 firmware? is it available on the Sony Ericsson web site itself, or do i have to go to some other site?
since i upgraded to the R9 firmware, my phone never hanged so far... its faster to open applications such as messaging and calendar.
raj..I suggest you master reset and format the internal hard drive then do the update again...this solved all the problems I had and now my phone works as it should ...my phone is unbranded using world generic F/W
Please can someone assist, I am looking at either the P990i or the HP iPAQ rw6815. From the reviews i've read it looks like the P990i has a number of problems also I am interested in the windows platform, mainly to use skype on my mobile.
i need WIFI, WLAN, n a phone where i can use it front cam as a web cam. i know both N93 & P990 support thohe things, im confused in which sud i choose. please input n reason from u guys. Thx.
Raj = There is no solution for this problem and other problem concern with P990i..
Amit = Don't waste your money on buying this stupid and useless phone...Better get your self O2 phone or a Nokia Communicator...Trust me on this...As I have now regrated why I did not listen to my brother in-law when purchasing this srew up phone....
The phone is a total jerked up version.. bought 2 phones and returned them to the dealer within 2 days ..it has dipped the ratings for SE company. hangs like it does not want to work at all. A ttl waste of money time and effort- do not buy the phone till they sort our the problem for hanging- i think the technicians have made a major MESS UP!
Got my P990 a month ago for U$550. It frequently hanged on me even between calls. After I upgraded to R9 firmware it never hanged, has bigger memory and has become a lot faster. Sony Ericsson finally did something right to this great phone.
Hi all.. i had SE K750i and now got New SE990i and the phone is really cool and love it. I have updated the software from R7 to R9. i feel that the phones audio quality is poor especially external speaker. Strangely my phone keeps rebooting atleast 3-4 times in a day. this happens when i try to play games / open some applications like messages etc. can any one suggest what could be the reason and any solution?
I am going to buy P990i! I am new with PDA's, so need a frank opinion. Please do tell me should I go for it or not.
Plsss can anyone help,tried installind the update service but it keeps on telling me incompatible macromedia version, i tried all of them any ideas ?, as for the phone some functionality like speaker on when flip open like in the P900 issadly missing ,personal ringtones dont work on mine but otherwise itsavery nice phone , i stillgot my 900 for just in case i get p...off
I got my p990 on monday locked to vodafone, and have been experiencing similar problems, to most people on this review site with it locking up and switching off, however I really like the phone and the functions, vodafone are kindly unlocking mine for free, so that I can get the R9 firmware on, but is it going to change anything or is it going to keep locking, I am still within my 14 days to return the phone, plus vodafone has said that they will honour a return, even after the 14 days if the firmware doesnt resolve the problems. I upgraded from my sharp 903sh which I loved, and will go back to if this firmware fails
The P990i is a realy screw up phone / model...Never buy this model as it is a waste to your investment....Even you upgrade to R9EA firware your phone will still have the same stupid problem...I can tell you I'm fadup with this stupid phone as it has only cost me lost of money and time wastege plus headache and heart pain only!!!!!!!!!