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HTC Battery widget stuck on installing (+more questions)

AdrianC14

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Dec 29, 2009
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I'm on the official 2.1 software. I went into HTC widgets and it said there was an update for the HTC Battery widget. So I let it download, then install, but it's been stuck on "installing" ever since. I can't click "cancel download" because it is grayed out. Help please.

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Sounds like you may have to yank the battery. Have you done the factory reset since your update?

I'm not sure what yanking the battery would accomplish. Everything else works fine and the phone has already been rebooted.

No, haven't done a factory reset and have no intentions of doing so. I just made the upgrade to Android 2.1 yesterday and that wiped everything and took me back to a clean slate. Spent hours between yesterday and today reinstalling and reconfiguring apps. I'm not going to do that again over a single buggy app.
 
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I'm having the same problem with installing an HTC widget. Mine has been stuck in "installing" mode for more than 12 hours and I can't cancel it.

I'm not sure what yanking the battery would accomplish. Everything else works fine and the phone has already been rebooted.

No, haven't done a factory reset and have no intentions of doing so. I just made the upgrade to Android 2.1 yesterday and that wiped everything and took me back to a clean slate. Spent hours between yesterday and today reinstalling and reconfiguring apps. I'm not going to do that again over a single buggy app.

I misunderstood. From your post I thought your phone was "stuck", and thought a battery pull would help. The factory reset was a suggestion based upon some positive feedback from Frisco's sticky post about a reset helping many post update errors/issues. There is market software for backing up your applications if you wish. Just my thoughts. Good luck.


http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/80233-factory-data-reset-option.html
 
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I misunderstood. From your post I thought your phone was "stuck", and thought a battery pull would help. The factory reset was a suggestion based upon some positive feedback from Frisco's sticky post about a reset helping many post update errors/issues. There is market software for backing up your applications if you wish. Just my thoughts. Good luck.


http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/80233-factory-data-reset-option.html

No problem. I appreciate the attempt to help. It's just an HTC widget that's not even important to me, so it's not really worth the hassle of doing a factory reset for me. Mostly it's just an annoyance. I will take a look at the app backup, though. That would've been useful for me yesterday!

Thanks!
 
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I think your overall satisfaction with the phone would be increased if you perform the factory reset (if you haven't done so after your update). There is a good thread on backing up. Additionally, there are other good free battery apps, like "Battery Left" which is pretty nice. You can configure the colors on the widgets, etc.


http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/41385-how-backup-your-htc-eris.html


http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/80233-factory-data-reset-option.html

From another post, it looks like some are having success with this, and not hard resetting the phone. I don't know if it applies here, but worth a shot if you dont want to wipe the phone:

settings > applications > manage applications > HTC Sense > clear data
 
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I think your overall satisfaction with the phone would be increased if you perform the factory reset (if you haven't done so after your update). There is a good thread on backing up. Additionally, there are other good free battery apps, like "Battery Left" which is pretty nice. You can configure the colors on the widgets, etc.


http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/41385-how-backup-your-htc-eris.html


http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/80233-factory-data-reset-option.html

From another post, it looks like some are having success with this, and not hard resetting the phone. I don't know if it applies here, but worth a shot if you dont want to wipe the phone:

settings > applications > manage applications > HTC Sense > clear data
what exactly does that clear? e.g will my sense interface be wiped out?
 
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what exactly does that clear? e.g will my sense interface be wiped out?

Yes sir, I believe so. But for some, it is a better option than a factory reset which would wipe out everything.

Wait, the Sense interface would still be there, but some widgets, and some personalizations/preferences would be lost and need to be adjusted/configured again.
 
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I am having the same problem on my Sprint HTC Hero. It seems like it got stuck when i tried reboot my phone while the battery widget was intalling. I did the same thing with the dice widget and turned my phone off on purpose while it was installing and now that its back on, the dice widget is stuck on installing as well. i guess ill just have to have to hard reset my phone.
 
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I am having the same problem on my Sprint HTC Hero. It seems like it got stuck when i tried reboot my phone while the battery widget was intalling. I did the same thing with the dice widget and turned my phone off on purpose while it was installing and now that its back on, the dice widget is stuck on installing as well. i guess ill just have to have to hard reset my phone.

I don't think it has anything to do with turning the phone off. These installs just seem to randomly freeze on their own.
 
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I don't think it has anything to do with turning the phone off. These installs just seem to randomly freeze on their own.

I don't really know what the problem is then. I went to Manage apps and cleared the data for HTC sense, but it didn't work for me. I'm resetting my phone right now. I wish the battery widget wasn't a big deal for me, but I got so used to that, that now I feel like a HAVE to have it lol
 
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