1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Support Cryptic code in text messages?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by recreated, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. recreated

    recreated Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Apr 1, 2010
    14
    1
    16
    The following code is coming in instead of regular text in my received text messsages. It's randomly coming in at various lengths of text from various people. here's a sample:

     

    Advertisement

  2. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member
    643

    Aug 31, 2010
    4,244
    2,158
    643
    Monkey
    In a Dumpster!
    Hey there dude / dudette! :)

    Hmm that's very strange,

    Hmm what phone / device are you using?

    Have you tried to go back to the stock / factory rom maybe?

    Keep well

    Regards

    Stinky :)
     
  3. recreated

    recreated Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Apr 1, 2010
    14
    1
    16
    samsung moment.

    i didn't try to reflash back to the stock ROM, i can't stand the stock OS. i'm hoping i don't need to do anything like that as i'd have to back up a lot onto my SD card beforehand. I'm just curious if anyone's had a similar problem or if anyone knows what may be causing this issue?
     
  4. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member
    643

    Aug 31, 2010
    4,244
    2,158
    643
    Monkey
    In a Dumpster!
    Hmm, I used to learn Svenskar (Swedish) and some of those symbols look very familiar...

    To answer your question it seems others have a similar problem to ur exact situation .... very strange:

    Can someone tell me what this is? Where I can go to decode it? - Yahoo! Answers

    Looks like that is Swedish / Scandinavian characters hmm try look here maybe:

     
  5. recreated

    recreated Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Apr 1, 2010
    14
    1
    16
    yeah, i've seen a couple people with this issue. i have no interest in trying to decipher the code, i figure it's meaningless anyway and that there's an issue with my phone's ability to translate or accept incoming text messages. :/
     
  6. Cbar91

    Cbar91 New Member
    6

    May 12, 2010
    1
    1
    6
    Hey there, just letting you know that this is happening to my samsung moment also, stock 2.1.
     
    Stinky Stinky likes this.
  7. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member
    643

    Aug 31, 2010
    4,244
    2,158
    643
    Monkey
    In a Dumpster!
    Hmm....a silly thought but, now that i think about it... you might be running a GSM network version rom and if you are in the USA you might need to run CDMA maybe?

    Hmm i will check up on this to see if there a solution maybe hmm strange :(
     
  8. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member
    643

    Aug 31, 2010
    4,244
    2,158
    643
    Monkey
    In a Dumpster!
    Whoa!!

    Did you say stock Samsung Moment ROM?

    Hmm this sounds very bad damn :(

    Might be something wrong with 2.1 software on the moment maybe? :thinking:

    Wow...not good
     
  9. lank

    lank New Member
    6

    Jun 4, 2010
    2
    1
    6
    I'm having that problem too with my Samsung Moment.

    Sometimes when people send me a text I get that jibberish. Then I'll tell them to resend it and it comes back fine.
     
    Stinky Stinky likes this.
  10. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member
    643

    Aug 31, 2010
    4,244
    2,158
    643
    Monkey
    In a Dumpster!
    Hmm okay everyone try using a different messaging client... wow...

    Wow these companies just dish out updates and don't give a f*ck about testing them properly! Pathetic! :mad:

    Here maybe i dunno if it will work though:

    Handcent sms HomePage --sms plus software for android

    Wow this is not cool :(
     
  11. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member
    643

    Aug 31, 2010
    4,244
    2,158
    643
    Monkey
    In a Dumpster!
  12. recreated

    recreated Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Apr 1, 2010
    14
    1
    16
    this seems to be trending despite whether the phone's are stock or rooted. there also doesn't seem to be any real correlation between texting clients and these cryptic texts.


    my phone has been rooted with the same ROM for a while now and this is the first time this has happened. i've asked people to resend their texts and sometimes i'll receive an intelligible reply, other times i'll be texted with the same unreadable response.
     
  13. recreated

    recreated Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Apr 1, 2010
    14
    1
    16
    those would be useful links if i was interested in allowing this issue to persist.

    i appreciate your help but, i'd really like to get to the root of this problem. i have never had to use an extra application to decrypt anything on my phone and i have zero desire to start, especially when i have no idea what prompted this issue to begin in the first place.
     
  14. recreated

    recreated Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Apr 1, 2010
    14
    1
    16
    Stinky Stinky likes this.
  15. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member
    643

    Aug 31, 2010
    4,244
    2,158
    643
    Monkey
    In a Dumpster!
    Hmm very strange!

    Hmm have you got another phone and / or sim card from a different service provider to see whether it could be the Network or the phone and it's software?

    Hmm check if it just the phone or the network (service provider) that is causing this bizarre situation here..... wow this is really strange! :thinking:

    Very strange! :(

    I am sorry but i don't know how else to help you :(
     
  16. recreated

    recreated Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Apr 1, 2010
    14
    1
    16
    i don't have another phone that i could swap sims with at this moment. maybe somebody else could try the aforementioned.
     
  17. Stinky Stinky

    Stinky Stinky Well-Known Member
    643

    Aug 31, 2010
    4,244
    2,158
    643
    Monkey
    In a Dumpster!
    Hmm what network are you on and which country?

    Wow this seems to be pretty big! Loads of people seem to be having this problem :(

    Luckily i am in South Africa hahahah lol and i am on virgin mobile i got no worries hehe :D

    Hmm but jokes aside this sounds bad :(
     
  18. bigapl

    bigapl New Member
    5

    Jun 6, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    Same issue gere with handcent and stock messaging apps..
     
  19. daniely-25

    daniely-25 New Member
    5

    Dec 1, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    i have this same problem today and i think it has something to do with just the android moment cause thats what i have and everyone who has this problem has the same cell phone as me... any ideas?:(
     
  20. daniely-25

    daniely-25 New Member
    5

    Dec 1, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    i have the same problem and it just started today to.
     
  21. sitlet

    213

    Apr 11, 2010
    5,867
    633
    213
    call your carrier. I was getting similar messages before, called verizon, and found out they were coded messages meant to be used by the Backup Assistant program. the messages were basically telling the software to update. The backup assistant thought I still had my old phone, and since I have an android now, there is no need for backup assistant, but the messages kept coming.
     
  22. daniely-25

    daniely-25 New Member
    5

    Dec 1, 2010
    3
    0
    5


    what do i have to update?
     
  23. xdinoxrawr

    xdinoxrawr New Member
    5

    Dec 1, 2010
    1
    0
    5
    This has been happening to me as well. I have a Samsung Moment. It's really irritating, and I just want it to stop.
     
  24. Jinski13

    Jinski13 Member
    16

    Dec 1, 2010
    10
    1
    16
    Student and Admin Assist
    Houston, TX
  25. recreated

    recreated Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Apr 1, 2010
    14
    1
    16

    did he offer any information as to when the issue might be resolved?
     

Share This Page

Loading...