Why Xperia X10i did factory default setting after firmware upgrade?

By vineet.sheoran ·

I was prompted for a firmware upgrade on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i which I dutifully okayed. The upgrade went fine however as a result of it I lost EVERYTHING (Contacts; Calendar; Downloaded apps/widgets; Notes; Messages (SMS and MMS included); APN settings. The only thing I did NOT loose were photos and videos (not sure why they would be excluded).

The upgrade effectively did a factory default setting on the phone.

The only things that I can sync from Xperia X10i via Gmail/Facebook/Sony_Eicsson_PC_Companion is contacts and calendar. While sync'ng contacts and calendar is great and quite easy to do how do I sync/backup (and then restore) apps, notes, messages, media files, etc? What tools/system does the community use to sync and perodically backup data from the phone?

Android version - 2.3.3
Build version - 3.0.1.G.0.75 (before upgrade it was 2.x)

Any words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated.


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It happens in Sony Ericsson phones

by Mehul Bhai In reply to Why Xperia X10i did facto ...

But it always gives warning of taking a backup first and then upgrade because it says in the warning that the phone settings will be set to default and will erase all data. Your photos and videos were not erased probably because they were on the additional microSD card and the upgrade doesnot erase from that. I also have a Sony Ericsson phone and this happens even on Firmware update too.

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by vineet.sheoran In reply to It happens in Sony Ericss ...

Thanks for the info however it kind of beats the purpose of having a smart phone if you loose all the data every time there is an upgrade. I use (or at least used to use) the phone to store/save important notes so I could access them anytime but if I risk loosing the data due to an upgrade then the smart phone looses most of its appeal and useability.

Anyways what app/tools do you use to do a backup of your data or is there a way to save everything on the microSD card instead of phone memory? What about everdroid?

Do you know of any phones on the market which do not cause a factory default settings after upgrade?

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