Text Message Memory FullSupport


  1. ThisIsGoofy

    ThisIsGoofy Active Member

    I know there are other messages about this elsewhere but I still can't figure out why I am still getting this message, along with "phone storage space is getting low". I have cleared caches, tried to uninstall apps but most "uninstall" buttons are greyed-out. Android Assistance shows I have plenty of room left. I have Googled and Youtube-ed for the answer with no luck. I am not very technologically advanced so plain English answers would be appreciated. If you know of a link in here that has the answer please direct me to it. AND on top of this annoyance, now I seem to be getting pop-up crap when I'm in Tools/Startup Manager/System when I try to select items to kill on startup. they don't get killed and I'm getting little advertisements along the bottom. Right now I see one for a Dunkin' Donuts app for crying out loud. Thank you.

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  2. hiwatt

    hiwatt Well-Known Member

    Well, how many texts do you have in your phone? I get a warning when I am near 1000 (total). Don't forget that picture messages take up more memory. Delete old messages, or set you messaging app to do it for you. I usually delete individual texts at around 200 each.
  3. ThisIsGoofy

    ThisIsGoofy Active Member

    I delete messages and threads almost immediately and always definitely by the end of each day. They aren't still stored in the depths of the phone somewhere, are they? I did have trouble three days ago trying to open 2 photos someone sent me. They would not open, I deleted the message, but about 4 or 5 times since then the same message has reappeared with the two photos attached which still I can't open. It says "this message expires Sept 5" so I hope to not see it show up anymore after Wednesday.

    Also, there are apps I would like to get rid of. For instance: airG Chat, Places, Latitude, Poynt, Play StoreNew and Weather to name a few. Anyone know where I can get a list of what was put on by LG that is not "uninstallable"? I'm not sure what is safe to get rid of.
  4. francisco1

    francisco1 Member

    As for apps that are safe to remove you can delete poynt, air g chat, places, and latitude. If you are rooted then there is an app called nobloat free that can remove them. I if you aren't rooted and can't seem to find a solution it may be easiest to do a factory reset.
  5. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide


    First and foremost, you have what sounds like AirPush on your phone. This is what's causing the advertisements. http://androidforums.com/android-ap...s-unwanted-shortcuts-browsers-redirected.html

    Unless an app is causing a serious issue, you never want to kill them. Read this article in it's entirety.

    As for the space issue, I recommend rooting the phone and checking out MacFett's app2sd tutorial. http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-all-things-root/364833-link2sd-you-tutorial.html

    To get rid of all of the bloatware that VM put on there, root the phone and use TitaniumBackup's bloat remover. Or you can root and install a custom rom. Those have no bloatware.
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  6. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide


    Just an FYI... LG did not put most of those on your phone. I'm pretty sure the only apps LG put on there are the default system apps and the Google apps. Virgin Mobile USA put the rest on there. Essentially any apps that you cannot uninstall, your going to need to root the phone to get rid of them.

    If you mean to remove Google Play, you cannot do that unless you are rooted. Google Play is the only means you have to download apps directly from the Play Store. It is also your only means to keep your current apps updated. Let's say a security issue is found in one of your apps and the developer releases a patch, you have no way to patch the security hole without Google Play.

    There's a list of apps that are safe to remove here in the All Things Root section: http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-all-things-root/307617-list-bloatware-lg-optimus-v.html
  7. ThisIsGoofy

    ThisIsGoofy Active Member

    OK, I guess I will give rooting a try. I'm scared! :p
  8. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Use gingerbreak.apk it is quick easy and painless. You'll find more info about it in the thread, Rooting Without A Computer in the all things root section.

    Read up on the subject fully until you are confident. And once you root never use factory reset from the privacy menu.
  9. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus Contributor

    The Gingerbreak.apk will never mess up your phone, but it can be a pain in the neck to get installed.

    Another option is EManU3LXX rooting method that uses your computer. Way easier and installs a custom recovery as well. All in all I think it is the best way to root, and install a custom recovery (the hardest part of the whole process if you have to do it manually).

    It can be found here: http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-all-things-root/531810-rooting.html

    If one download link in his thread doesn't, work try another.
  10. Spyder Pig

    Spyder Pig New Member

    I had the same problem and i just figured out why.
    Your text message memory is full on your sim card.
    Go to Messages>Options>Settings>Manage SIM card messages....then delete all the messages there.
  11. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Not quite, the Optimus V is a CDMA device with no SIM card.
  12. mtinervin

    mtinervin Member

    I used superoneclick to root my OV phone, was very easy and very quick. I even used it to root my lepan tc970 tablet and my brothers Samsung Precedent from strait talk. Works every time, I highly recommend it. .
  13. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus Contributor

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    It is now official.
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  14. jungleexplorer

    jungleexplorer Well-Known Member

    Same problem here. Has anyone found a solution?
  15. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus Contributor

    Are you rooted or not? Do you have the stock ROM or a custom ROM?
  16. jungleexplorer

    jungleexplorer Well-Known Member

    Problem fixed. Apparently, android requires that you have a minimum of 25MB of internal storage to receive text messages. The Sharp FX Plus only has 69MB of free internal storage from the factory because of all the bloatware that comes preinstalled. Even though I had run the Master Cleaner app to clean up the junk, there still remained a bunch of junk in the individual caches of some apps like Maps and Gmail. I went through and cleaned out all of the caches individually in Apps Manager and that cleared up about 20MB of space and messaging started working again.

    I tried rooting this phone with Super One Click, but it messed up the phone bad. Even after unrooting, multiple factory resets and a master hard reset, the wifi still does not work. I posted the problem on this forum and even the best and the brightest people on here could not get the wifi to work again.
  17. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus Contributor

    Leave me a pm with the link to your phone model,carier,etc.
    Also the SuperOneClick version you used.
    As this is the LG Optimus V forum, discussion of any other phone is not appropriate. I can try to help you through pm's through.
    The more info and details you give me, the better.
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  18. jungleexplorer

    jungleexplorer Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know about the device specific rules of this forum, but the text message memory full error is not a device specific error as you can find people with dozens of different models experiencing it. There are device specific problems, rom specific problems and and Android specific problem. I look for advice on all threads regardless of device when I need help.

    Thanks for the offer to help through PMs. I would take you up on this but I am giving the phone to a friend that is leaving for Canada tomorrow, so I won't be taking you up on this. The offer is appreciated very much.
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  19. craig732

    craig732 New Member

    I have a definitive answer and solution for this problem. I had this same problem on my phone (Moto E, 2 gig memory). The problem was an app that cached a whopping 1.8 gigs in just one day. The app in particular was Frostwire, but I was able to recreate the problem with other apps. I saw that the app was using too much memory and deleted the app. Here is what went wrong: I deleted the app BEFORE I cleared the app's cache. After deleting the app, the 1.8 gigs of cached data was still on my phone after reboot. You would think that deleting the app and rebooting would clear that app's cache, but it does not. I had to search through the phone's memory to find the Frostwire cache and empty the cache after deleting the app. So if you are having this problem, identify which app is caching large amounts of data, CLEAR THE CACHE, then delete the app.
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