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  1. Imsods

    Imsods Newbie
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    Im having this big issue with my handcent freezing when i open the app, it also freezes when i recieve messages. Ive deleted apps to see if that was the issue but nothing helped, any suggestions would be appreciated..

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  2. sigmaxaa

    sigmaxaa Newbie

    Same thing but mine has been laggy when I'm receiving messages that are part of a group SMS...the conversation was only with 3 people but it has happened in the past and seems to continue being a problem.

    I cleared the application cache so not sure what's going on.
  3. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    how many texts do you guys have ....after a while storage of texts makes handcent sluggish for some reason.

    if you haven't already delete some texts. i by habit delete all unimportant texts once a week.

    if that does not work uninstall handcent and reinstall it
  4. sigmaxaa

    sigmaxaa Newbie

    I have Handcent set to start deleting when a text thread gets to 50 and, once a conversation is over, I delete the entire thread.

    Best way to uninstall, and get all the necessary files, would be to use Titanium?
  5. vaccdroid

    vaccdroid Well-Known Member

    Where is the option to have Handcent delete text after a certain amount. I looked all over and for some reason I cant find it.
  6. sigmaxaa

    sigmaxaa Newbie

    I set it in the settings within the Messages application. Open the Messages app, click Menu/Settings and the 2nd option is to set the text message limit. I set mine to 50 here and Handcent must take its "cue" from this setting because my Handcent conversations get limited to 50 now.

    Hope this helps.
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  7. vaccdroid

    vaccdroid Well-Known Member

    Thats in the Stock message app. I tried that and it froze handcent every time for me . Dont know why. I thought there might be an option in Handcent.
  8. ScorpDX

    ScorpDX Android Expert

    I hit the magic number of texts last week (11,000ish) and handcent started freezing up bad when opening the app or receiving a text. Finally tried about three different sms deleting apps.

    KWAutoSMS Delete - Free - Android app on AppBrain
    is the only one that would work. It takes a LONG time to finish but it took care of the problem. I do mean a LONG time. I watched the progress bar for several hours and it barely moved. Finally about 18hours or so and it was done. Some of the comments reported as much as 2 days for it to get through all the messages. I keep it on now to delete anything older than 2 weeks.
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  9. t1jordan

    t1jordan Android Enthusiast

    Use stock msg, theres nothing wrong with it.
  10. sigmaxaa

    sigmaxaa Newbie

    I think I've been through all the settings in Handcent at least 10 times and couldn't find where I could limit the thread count. I couldn't get the count limitations to work until I set them inside the stock Messages app.

    HTCRALEIGHFAN Well-Known Member

    bump for later!!! need to fix my handcent thread since i emailed them 2 weeks ago and no1 responded to me!
  12. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    Check market for updates.

    Uninstall handcent...reinstall from market
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  13. I have been having a lot of issues with all my messages lately. I use Handcent primarily, and use the stock when Handcent was failing. I would mainly have problems when trying to delete threads. Some of which were 1000+. It would freeze both apps, and my phone. I would have to pull the battery every time. The apps would also generate a "not responding" message when I tried to open the app or delete threads. I was really concerned that my phone had a software problem.

    I saw ScorpDX's suggestion above, downloaded the app, ran it, and deleted all about 150 messages. It did take quite a while to do so, but it cleaned it all up. I then uninstalled Handcent and reinstalled. I also took sigmaxaa's tip, and limited my message count to 150 in the stock app, which in turn limited Handcent, as well.

    I performed all of this yesterday morning and have yet to have another issue. I immediately wanted to blame the Evo, but it really came down to user error. And honestly, Handcent has been running smoother and faster than ever. I hope this helps and thank you to the above posters.
  14. toddpedersen

    toddpedersen Well-Known Member

    They NEVER respond!

  15. mkampy

    mkampy Android Enthusiast

    Interesting, I had this same problem with Handcent, kept waiting for updates, and when it did, no change.

    I went in and deleted the big "conversations", but it still didnt run any smoother. I also limited them to 50.

    It never would run very well, so I deleted & switched to Chomp. I have been relatively happy with it since, so I kept it. I decided the only feature I could not live without was the pop up window, the other customization wound up being ignored.

    At least I now know it wasnt really Handcent at all now
  16. vaccdroid

    vaccdroid Well-Known Member

    Got messages down to 100 now and hancent runs great now and my Evo doesnt slow up. I thoguht it was the EVO or handcent. Thanks to all in this thread.
  17. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Android Enthusiast

    Man I must be lucky. I delete threads when they hit 1000 or so. No slowdowns at all.

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