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Deleting Large Message threads

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by duel007, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. duel007

    duel007 Newbie
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    I'm having trouble deleting a message thread that is over 1500 messages.. Using the stock Message Delete just results in a force close after a few minutes, and using the app called SMS Quick Delete results in nothing at all, even after running for almost half an hour.

    Is there an easier way to do this? Is it possible to connect to my computer via usb and browse to manually delete the messages?



    Ps: Using Droid Eris on Verizon.

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  2. duel007

    duel007 Newbie
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  3. thetomlin2

    thetomlin2 Guest

  4. Extodus

    Extodus Guest

    Same problem here. I'm using an app called "Delete all messages" by JADs Limited. It takes a while but I think it's going to work.
  5. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    I've seen a couple different phones (smart and dumb) that lock up when deleting large #s of messages. try deleting them around 400. it takes a minute, but no force closes so far for me.
  6. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Android Expert

    Damn 1500 is a lot of text messages in one thread. I usually just do a delete all every week or so, or if one starts to get big which for me is about 150 haha
  7. kateOHSNAP

    kateOHSNAP Lurker

    Mine wont even let me delete threads of 2 anymore. is there any way to fix that?
  8. Just allow it some time to delete. I used to have the same problem and found that just giving it about 30 seconds to process your request usually does the trick.
  9. Extodus

    Extodus Guest

    Delete old messages by JADS limited on the Market is an awesome app.

    When I first got my phone I unknowingly let my threads get huge and had the same problems deleting them. But I used this app, let it run overnight, to get them down to a manageable size. Now I just run the "Delete messages older than 1 day" option every night or every other night and it works fast to keep all my messages around like 100 per person. I text a lot.
    smileyb likes this.
  10. smileyb

    smileyb Newbie

    Nice. I had that problem too and just left my phone for a few hours. The messages did finally delete but this seems like a very useful app.

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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