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  1. cdikland

    cdikland Newbie
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    When I send a sms text message to my Galaxy S3 phone the Tasker profile I have set up to intercept it fails from time to time depending on the text I send. For example, Receive Text ='testing' or 'test' (no quotes) works just fine and the linked task executes. However, Receive Text ='disableJD' or 'disablejd' or 'lostmyphone' or 'lost-my-phone' (no quotes) do not. When I include an * at the start and end of any of the previous texts all is well (i.e. '*lostmyphone*')

    The thing is that JuiceDefender has no problem intercepting any of these texts without the * so why is Tasker giving me such grief. I can live with using * but I have lost confidence that this will always work. Is there something I am missing here??

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  2. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    In what way does it not work?
    Did you inspect the contents of %SMSRB after receipt of such message ?
    Does it not contain what you sent?
    Or did it come through correctly but subsequent operations didn't work?

    It may be a Tasker problem but more likely digging into the details further will reveal why it's not working.
  3. cdikland

    cdikland Newbie
    Thread Starter

    The same text message was sent to both JuiceDefender (to disable it) as well as e-robot. Only Tasker behaved differently until I used wild cards. The subsequent operations are a task I have been using for some time now which was previously triggered by the AutoRemote plugin but would fail when the phone went to sleep and JuiceDefender shutoff Mobile data.
  4. electricpete

    electricpete Android Expert

    I'm not trying to be a wise guy, but...


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