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SMS duplicates after vodafone bloatware update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by adam1985, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. adam1985

    adam1985 Member
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    Hi everyone just wondered if anyone else who was unfortunate enough to install the latest vf 'update' noticed that all of their sms messages had been duplicated! which as you can image is a pain in the parts if like me you have alot of messages.

    I have managed to sort out a work around for this. I used 'sms backup and restore' SMS Backup & Restore - Android app on AppBrain to create an xml of all my sms messages I then wrote a quick vb.net program which checks the xml file for any messages with duplicate timestamps and message contents and removes the duplicate.

    Then you can just restore the edited xml file.

    I realise some people might be dubious about using an exe file which someone posts on a forum but i have attached it anyway if anyone wants to use it. I could post the code if anyone wants.

    Anyway just thought that it might help some of those unfortunate souls like myself who foolishly 'updated' their desire


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  2. adam1985

    adam1985 Member
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    Dont know if anyone has realised but if you use the sms backup and restore app then when you choose to restore there is the option to check for and remove duplicates so it seems my program is not needed :p
  3. apprentice

    apprentice Newbie

    Maybe... but I just found this thread and your app was a real time saver. Using the built in duplicate checker takes forever. With your program it was instant. So .. thanks!!!
  4. adam1985

    adam1985 Member
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    glad that you found it helpful :D
  5. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    vodafone updates?
  6. ludwiglaisne

    ludwiglaisne Lurker

    Hi, your script is wonderful !!!
    Thank you very much !
  7. ludwiglaisne

    ludwiglaisne Lurker

    But could you improve it: to remove as well by similar sentenses; I had a lot of duplicate that still here because duplicate with a GMT +1 instead GMT...
    So I still have a lot of duplicate sms, with same texts but not same time (difference 1h between these duplicate sms)
  8. saminbama

    saminbama Newbie

    the script didn't work, "unhandled exeption..."
  9. Black Adder

    Black Adder Lurker

    Does'nt work : "La r

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