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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by agargs88, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. agargs88

    agargs88 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Not sure what is going on with my phone, but suddenly now when I send a text to someone it appears in my conversation with them with the correct time that I sent it. However, when I get response, it appears above mine in the conversation, sometimes several messages above. The time that it says I received their message is also timestamped anywhere between 20 minutes and 2 hours prior to the one I sent.

    For example:

    A: Hi (4:03pm)
    B: What's up? (4:05pm)
    A: Not much, you? (4:07pm)

    The next message appears above my reply, so like:

    A: Hi (4:03pm)
    B: What's up? (4:05pm)
    B: Nothing really (2:06pm)
    A: Not much, you? (4:07pm)


    What is going on!? Any ideas?
     



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  2. PH8AL

    PH8AL Android Enthusiast

    That is odd.

    Only thing I can say off the top of my head is try a battery pull with the text editor open.Snatch the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec put the battery back in and power it up.
     
  3. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome

    I had a customer complain about the same thing here.

    They just bought a phone from me.
    It left my store with 2.3.4, Came back with 2.3.6 on it.
    So I'm guessing it did an FOTA.

    I think this update messed up the SMS sequence somehow. I am going to be really pissed off at Samsung if they come back and return this phone all because of this absurd nonsense. X_X
     
  4. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    My wife's phone has been doing that all week as well. I figured it was just some kind of network issue but her's is on 2.3.6 and mine is on 2.3.4 still so yeah sounds like an issue with the update.
     
  5. ChickenMonkee

    ChickenMonkee Well-Known Member

    Has anyone noticed or complained about phone screen flashing on and off randomly? My phone has had the screen going in and out while in standby for the last hour or so. I also noticed that today I had about 20 or more Emergency broadcast check texts sent to my phone. I am wondering if they are working on something to replace the icq or whatever its called spy file they had to remove in this update. Just a thought cause this stuff is just weird thats happening all of a sudden.
     
  6. Merc1032

    Merc1032 Newbie

    The time stamps on my texts have been all messed up too. My brother has the same phone and same issue.

    He called Boost CS and they told him it was because they were updating towers in the area... Not sure if I buy that but I can confirm that the glitch does exist.
     
  7. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    Boost reps don't have a clue most of the time. My wife's phone is updated to 2.3.6 and mine is still on 2.3.4. We can both be sitting next to each other on the couch and text back and forth (it's easier to talk that way sometimes when you have kids LOL) and her phone receives messages out of order, mine does not. We do this A LOT and never had this problem before she updated her phone.
     
  8. I can confirm the weird emergency broadcast text. I happened be lookin at my phone, when it showed up in my push notification bar. Then it majically disappeared, no message left in my messages either. I had heard the gov had asked for an inside line to our phones, but this creeps me out a bit.
    Also, my texts have a different issue since update, I get a error code for a few of my contacts now about having to use (10 digit #) whether they have area code or not... boost & samsung are clueless & reckemend a factory reset? I asked the tech wizards, how that fixs an os update??? Such genius they have anwsering the phones.
     
  9. cwgraf71

    cwgraf71 Well-Known Member

    I too got the Emergency broadcast check texts sent to my phone and I am on Sprint. I don't remember if I deleted the message or Avast asked to allow or block this unknown text (I just activated this feature) or it disappeared by itself because it did not get added to the daily SMS backup. I don't have any of the updates and the OTA feature has been blocked. Have not received anything since. I have had a feeling about the removal of the carrier IQ and if they would try to gain information. Kinda like the WiFi tether/foxFi sending a text to the boost users.
     
  10. xaphiddy

    xaphiddy Newbie

    I get those emergency texts all of the time too...and my text messages will say they're hours or days later.
     
  11. MrCuteButton

    MrCuteButton Newbie

    My phone was doing the same mis-timed text messaging thing a couple months ago too. I had a waterlogged phone weeks earlier and thought it was suffering from some delayed after effects as a result.

    I put up with it for a day or so and then downloaded the GoSMS app and that fixed it right away. Also as a result, the times started showing correctly in the standard messaging app as well. I can use the standard app without problem, but still use GoSMS for now.

    I didn't see anyone post a resolution, so if you're still having problems try that. If it fixed itself for everyone else, I guess it was just a temporary Boost problem.
     

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