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  1. blampars

    blampars Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Nov 4, 2009
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    just tried to delete a messages thread in the stock sms app that was 480 messages long. It was one thread of about 15 that were saved in my phone from people I communicate with on a regular basis. The phone froze up for about a minute, then message force closed. Opening up the messages app again reveals ALL of my threads have been wiped clean. not happy about that.

    anyone else experience this?

  2. aznsmith

    aznsmith Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2009
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    this sounds similar to my case.

    i'm trying to delete a thread of about 1600 messages and it refuses to delete them. the stock messages application will give me the option to "force close or wait". if I keep pressing "wait", the application will suddenly crash after awhile leaving all the messages intact. if I choose force close, all the messages will be gone but i can't send messages; so, i'll restart the phone and all the messages will return.

    i've experimented with clearing user data and cache out of various programs related the sms but had no luck. there might still be a solution to quickly clearing the sqlite table.

    i also tried using the app "sms quick delete" to delete the entire thread but it gets stuck at 0% on the progress bar, then it will display just a rotating circle after awhile.

    Here's the solution to deleting large threads...while using the "sms quick delete" app, enter the thread so you're looking at each individual message, then press "select all" and Delete. This will begin to SLOWLY delete each message but should speed up after an adaquate number of messages have been cleared.
  3. meangreengdub

    meangreengdub Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2009
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    Ya the stock app is still buggy. It may not drain the battery anymore but it still sucks unfortunately.
  4. jaguar5690

    jaguar5690 Member

    Dec 8, 2009
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    Thank you so much!!!
    I've tried everything with no luck. This was the only thing that worked.
    I've had this issue for so long and it has been causing other problems as well such as missing texts and picture mails. Hopefully either an update or 2.1 fixes this.
  5. Thetaman

    Thetaman Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2009
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    aznsmith, thanks for the info and suggested app. This helped me get rid of a thread that was over 1800 messages long.

    It took a while and the status bar wasn't always working correctly, but I did get all of the messages deleted.

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