So I believe I’ve found the root cause of all of these problems with my K790a. The internal memory is corrupt. It all makes sense now, first the corrupt text message, the random disappearance of all my messages, and then messed up wallpaper. More recently, pictures I’ve taken with the camera have become corrupt and I now get an error that says, “Errors occur in the menu.ml file. This may render the menu unusable.” It is indeed unusable, there are many menus that are no longer accessible; they just don’t show up. I was going to attempt a Master Reset, but I can no longer access any of the menus under Settings.
To top it all off, I lost what text messages I had accumulated from the previous surprise deletion. Oh brother.
I’m going to see if there are any firmware updates available for the device. If that doesn’t solve the problem, Sony Ericsson will be getting a call from me within the week. What started off as a problem with the navigation stick really seems to have snowballed quickly. Anyone else having problems with their K790/K800 or is it just my poor luck?
Update: I see that there are quite a few people who are reaching this page from search engines, presumably with the same problems with the K790/K800 as I’ve been having. Key searches have been errors with the menu.ml file and corrupted files in the phone. I’d like you point you over to this post, where I’ve detailed the fact that I was able to resolve the problem (at least for now) by flashing it with the latest firmware from Sony Ericsson. Hopefully this helps people who were as frustrated as I was.
I already wrote about the issues I’ve been having with the Sony Ericsson K790’s navigation stick, but if you haven’t read that, here’s the post. Since then, I cleaned out the little well for the navigation stick and it seemed to ameliorate the problem, at least for a little while. The problem is now back, but with a vengeance. In other words, it’s even worse. Now there’s not even anything that I can see that could be causing the problem.
Then weird lines started appearing on the home screen – at first I thought there was something wrong with the LCD, but it turns out the wallpaper was messing up. I refreshed the theme and everything’s fine, but it still leaves me wondering why that happened in the first place.
To top it all off, my text messaging box became full a couple days ago. Whether it was pure coincidence or a result of the full text messages folder, I got a corrupted text message. The next time I checked my messages, I (to my utter amazement) had an empty inbox and sent folder. I did not delete any of my text messages. Sony Ericsson must have thought it a good idea to automatically clean out the message folders when they become full. It’s either that, or my phone has more issues than I originally thought.
Well, it seems like there have been quite a few problems with the Live Commenting and LiveSearch used in the Hemmed theme. As a result, I’ve decided to release a new revision of the theme with those features removed. I know I helped a couple people with manually removing it from the theme, but I think this’ll save both you and myself quite a bit of time. So for all of you who have been having problems with the AJAX/browser incompatibilities, try this new version out.
Update: It seems like some people are just seeing this post when they come to this site for the Hemmed theme and miss some of the more important info that should be ingested along with the theme. As a result, I’ll point you in the direction of the original post that contains all of the details that you should know before using this theme. Go have a gander here. Thanks.