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Support Deleted Text in Handcent Then Has 12/31/69 Date in Messages App

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by the_animal99, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. the_animal99

    the_animal99 Active Member
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    Using Handcent for texts, but went into the Messages app and saw a bunch of "ghost" messages with a date of 12/31/69 (tap on the messages and they don't load). It turns out that when I receive a text it displays the correct date and time in both Handcent and Messages, but when I delete in in Handcent it goes into this "ghost" state in Messages. Has anybody else run into this?
     

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  2. v8dreaming

    v8dreaming Well-Known Member
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    I've ran into this using chomp more than once. I have no clue where they come from.
     
  3. jayochs

    jayochs Well-Known Member
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    yeah i just noticed this on mine too, ugh. idk what the fix could be bc they won't delete
     
  4. iowabowtech

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    I've had it happen using both the stock messaging app alone and while using SMS Popup. I've always been able to get rid of it though. Either long press and delete or using the "clear" button on the notifications page. Can't remember now which.
     
  5. the_animal99

    the_animal99 Active Member
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    I've been able to delete these "ghost" messages in the stock Messages app by clicking on Menu/Delete and then putting an X next to the ones I want to get rid of. Just annoying that you have to delete them in Handcent and then again in Messages.
     
  6. callmeox

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    It's a negative timestamp glitch based on the Unix epoch (the number of seconds since 1/1/1970).

    It sounds like one of the messaging apps is doing an incomplete delete of the messages.
     

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