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Archived:Canceling an asynchronous silent uninstallation takes a long time

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Devices(s): Nokia N78, Nokia 6210
Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition, FP2
S60 3rd Edition FP2
Created: User:Technical writer 1 (04 Sep 2008)
Last edited: hamishwillee (07 Sep 2012)


RSWInstSilentLauncher is the client-side handle used to access SW Installer UI services. It can be used to silently install/uninstall the SISX without user intervention. The silent install and uninstall methods have both synchronous and asynchronous versions.

The SW Installer Launcher API is part of the SDK API Plug-in package for S60 3rd Edition, FP2.


If the uninstallation of an application is started using the asynchronous version of SwiUI::RSWInstLauncher::SilentUninstall, it can be canceled by calling the method SwiUI::RSWInstLauncher::CancelAsyncRequest(TInt aReqToCancel).

The cancellation process of an asynchronous silent uninstall operation takes a long time (more than 10 seconds) and any attempt to start another operation during this time causes the S60 Installer to hang.


No solution exists.

This page was last modified on 7 September 2012, at 06:49.
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