Deleting Stuck installer files  

Posted by Tarek in ,

After every phone reformat, or firmware upgrade, most likely there are stuck installer files on the memory card. So as soon as the phone is switched on, The Installer is automatically launched and keeps attempting to reinstall/remove those files but fails.. every time. It says "Failed, Try installing them from the application manager". You go to the application manager, try to remove them but fail too.

Now here is what you have do in order to get rid of those annoying files:

  1. Connect you phone in mass storage mode (AKA Data Transfer), or use a memory card reader.
  2. Go to \private\10202dce on the phone's folder, from you PC
  3. You'll find the installer files (.sis) just delete them and you're done.

Next time, don't reformat your memory card ;)

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I'll have to try this at home, but if it works THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!


July 10, 2007 3:33 PM

Thanks. Been looking for this one, no more memory card formatting.

July 10, 2007 9:24 PM

Damn, man! This is definitely the hint of the month! Not only that those failing installs really annoy if you regularly restart your phone but the process until it finally fails takes a reaaaaaally long time. Now that i got those files removed the E61 boots up like on high-octane again! Cannot thank you enough..

I don´t see a chance to leave a trackback here, so i´m just letting you know that i´m going to post a german translation of your hint alongside some screenshots etc. on

best regards,

July 11, 2007 11:45 PM
Ulli Dirks  

Thanx for this:))

November 27, 2008 11:25 PM

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