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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by awesomefabulous, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. awesomefabulous

    Thread Starter

    Has anyone experienced an issue on the Droid where the stock messaging service will randomly delete all of your threads? It has happened to me twice so far and it really bugs me... I like to keep the people I text most on my list and I like to be able to see past messages. If you have experiences this, is there another (maybe better) texting app that I could use to avoid this? I like how it lists my most recent messages and how it lists the threads so I really enjoy the stock SMS, but I really don't want to lose old messages randomly.

    I also like that I can increase the cap to 5000 messages. Egregious!

    Also, I am still getting some freeze up and restarts (maybe once a day max... or once every few days) and Pandora seems to crash if I let it play for extended periods of time. It will stop functioning but appear in the status bar and I need to kill it and re-start it to get rid of the icon. Anyone experiencing these things?

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  2. MisterEff

    MisterEff Android Enthusiast

    You are not the only one experiencing that problem. There was another thread here, just do a search for it, that I think had the problem resolved.
  3. nicallen63

    nicallen63 Well-Known Member

    Mine actually did that yesterday, right as i got a text message i got a pop up saying "messages" had to force close, and it erased all of my threads.
  4. Legacystar

    Legacystar Android Enthusiast

    Yes I started the first thread on this. Its happened to me 3 times not even a force close issue, messages just gone
  5. bluewolf815

    bluewolf815 Lurker

    I've had this issue with my verizon Eris, it did it for the first time a few hours ago. I'm curious if it has anything to do with reaching a maximum number of texts and the phone running out of memory for them. Although I would expect more from google.

    I'm planning on asking consulting verizon on the issue and probably switching to chompsms to avoid this problem in the future.
  6. Scottyent

    Scottyent Member

    ugh I hope something is done about it. For now, I use wavesecure and back up my SMS every so often to make sure i have another option. But its good to know its happening on multiple phones and not just droid. Sigh, i hope someone figures this out soon.
  7. bluewolf815

    bluewolf815 Lurker

    After doing some searching and trying a few apps i found SMS Backup. It backs up all your texts (incoming and outgoing) as email conversations to your gmail account. It's real time, I've tested it and it usually shows up in my gmail about 15 seconds after my phone goes off.
  8. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Android Enthusiast

    Weird this just happened to me for the first time since release date. I was in a conversation and the phone went to sleep and I woke it up, unlocked and bam. They were all gone except for a text I just received. Oh well I don't mind.
  9. thenapolitan

    thenapolitan Newbie

    same thing happened to me as you mazz....ugh!
  10. reburns

    reburns Newbie

    Same thing also happened to me as mazz and thenapolitan. I learned Texts are stored in RAM, so gone is gone. I figured it's time to let go of those old text conversations and move ahead, but also know to get more backup systems in place.
  11. thenapolitan

    thenapolitan Newbie

    is there an app that will backup the messages to the SD card? I'd like that...

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