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    mslam02 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a thread of now, 2800 texts - every text to that person since i got the phone back in november. Now the Eris is very laggy, and deleting the other threads of texts helped, but everytime i try to delete this thread of 2800 (and counting) texts the program crashes and i have to force close it.

    I am using the OEM eris messages program.

    Any help would be great, thank you.
     

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    soulfetcher13 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the machine. Try sms backup and restore from the market. And for heavens sake, give your thumbs a break.
     
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    mslam02 Member This Topic's Starter

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    this took almost 2 hours, but it worked... Thanks!
     
  5. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    Just a bit of food for thought, mslam; if you're deleting all those texts, it means you don't want them and probably didn't want them for very long after you read them. Preventative solution to the problem you posted about: delete your texts much, much sooner than when they count up to in the hundreds, let alone the thousands.
     
  6. karib

    karib Well-Known Member

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    an app in the market called "delete old messages" will delete anything past a certain date/age that you select. Put the icon on one of your homescreens and use it once a week or so. Makes the sms maintenance very easy.
     
  7. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    Whoa, very cool.

    Looking for it right away. Anything to help with the cleanup chores is welcome on my phone.
     
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    mslam02 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, I will do that now. My original thoughts were parallel with that of the guy from this thread > http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/40569-android-sucks-deleting-messages.html

    In the idea that, i would think if it has the ability to hold that many, it should be able to delete that many...

    but oh well, preventative maintenance it is...
     
  9. goofdad

    goofdad Well-Known Member

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    +1

    Just installed this. This is a WIN in my book. When deleting messages before the app would just appear to hang while deleting. Delete old messages gives you a progress bar, an indicator, and a "Stop" button in case you need your phone while it's in progress.

    Great App!

    Delete old messages v1.2 Application for Android | Tools
     
  10. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Well-Known Member

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    If you use the "Stop" button during deletion, does it still delete the messages it already processed during that time? Or does it completely cancel the entire deletion?

    Just curious, thanks. Sounds like a great app.
     
  11. goofdad

    goofdad Well-Known Member

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    Just tested ... it deleted them ... :D
     
  12. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Well-Known Member

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    Dude, I've been pushing this app for almost 2 months!
    Every time an "Eris sucks at deleting texts" thread comes up i always tell people about the *Delete Old Messages* app
     
  13. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    Yeah, but I've had you on "ignore" for several weeks. I can't see your posts.

    I'm replying to that one via psychic powers. :D :D :D
     

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