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Tips How to delete SMS from HTC HERO

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by christar, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. christar

    christar New Member
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    Many ppl complaints about their Hero freeze when u try to delete large threads of messages. My Hero also died and i had to turn it off. But then i found the solution:

    1-Download SMS quick delete
    2- Turn off the screen lock function, (so that ure screen always is on)
    3- Open Sms Quick delete, find the thread u wanna delete, open it and select all and delete!
    4- Do NOT lock ure screen, just let the app do its work.
    5- If the countdown thingy goes away, dont worry, cus the program is still working. If someone calls u during delete just open the program again and see that the msg u r deleting is still going, it will! U dont have to open thread to see that, just watch the sms number!

    Its a very slow process but for me it was the only way.
    It deletes 10 msg a min! So 1 hr is 600 sms! But when u get down to around 600 msg left the prosess speeds up, but if u have like 4000 msg in a thread its around 10 sms a min!

    Important: NEVER lock ure screen, then the prosess will pause!

    Sorry my english but hope u understand and will find this usefull!
     

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  2. dmcnair81

    dmcnair81 New Member
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    There's actually a program out there called Delete Old Messages that is really good. Gives you options such as Delete all messages received over 1 day ago, Delete all messages except the 100 most recent, Delete all messages except the last 10 from each person. Each of these settings can be modified as well. It takes me about 10 minutes to delete 600 messages with this app!
     
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  3. fallon

    fallon New Member
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    I already knew of the "unlock your screen & hit delete then goto bed" method, but what if you want a more practical solution. WHY has this not been resolved. I can delete a 1.5 gig movie off my sd card in 5 seconds, but I can't delete a 1000 text message thread in under 5 hours? This is just ridiculous, when is this going to be addressed with a better solution? Why can't I just mount my god damn phone and delete this crap...
     
  4. Xyro

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    The messages aren't saved on the sdcard, so that wouldn't work.

    Delete old messages is good though.
     
  5. sugarfly

    sugarfly New Member
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    Ok, I just downloaded the app "Delete Old Messages" (free version) and it says it will delete all messages over 2 months old, which for me is 7,357. I will update with how long it takes. Oh, and I did not unlock my screen, so we shall see....
     
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