So I've been having this problem recently where I get these extremely strange text messages being sent to my phone. They have no sender associated with them, and just look like a bunch of gibberish. Here is a screenshot:
So it turns out that I cannot post images or links, but hopefully one of you can look at this:
Currently, I am getting the same message multiple times every 5 minutes. At first I just sort of ignored it, and one day I decided I would just go ahead and delete all the messages. As soon as I deleted them, they just kept on coming back at 5 minute intervals.
I am on Sprint on the Nexus S 4G (Probably obvious from the subforum).
My phone has also been doing other weird things lately. Sometimes when I lay it flat on a surface, it will just reboot itself constantly. I'm not sure if this is related to the text messages or not.
Also, the messages only show up in the "Messaging" app which I don't really use. They don't show up in Google Voice at all.
Edit: Just did a factory reset, the messages are still coming in.
Last edited by eg2333; July 1st, 2012 at 06:31 PM.
I am having the same issue with my phone. I called Sprint and it is a known issue with the phone and they can repair for $35
If it's a known issue why are they offering to repair it for $35? Thar's a rip-off to me. I've gotten it on both of my nexus 4g's today and I can live without "repairing" them since its not a huge deal.
Been getting the same problem here too. I get one about once a week, and I believe I've been getting them since the ICS update. I didn't know where it was comming from so I copied the text and replied it back. Haven't gotten one since.
The strange text are weather updates given out from google. The current google published update for our phones makes their weather alert texts become very jumbled and in some kind of coding. Sprint tried a whole bunch of their updates for my phone, but didn't work until the next google OTA update
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