1. jamesedward318's Avatar
    This has been happening to me since I had the Motorola Droid, Droid Incredible and now the EVO. Handcent does this dumb *** force close and deletes all my messages. Has anyone else experienced this and what have you done about it? I know quite a few people this has happened to and it's becoming more and more a pain in the ***. What should I do?
    06-30-2010 11:35 AM
  2. Holsum's Avatar
    This has been happening to me since I had the Motorola Droid, Droid Incredible and now the EVO. Handcent does this dumb *** force close and deletes all my messages. Has anyone else experienced this and what have you done about it? I know quite a few people this has happened to and it's becoming more and more a pain in the ***. What should I do?
    What are you doing when it force closes? i havent had this happen to me yet.
    06-30-2010 11:39 AM
  3. jamesedward318's Avatar
    What are you doing when it force closes? i havent had this happen to me yet.
    usually sending a message or reading one or another one comes thru. it doesn't happen often but often enough
    06-30-2010 11:43 AM
  4. kadield's Avatar
    if you're not happy with the app, then stop using it and use the default one....
    06-30-2010 11:43 AM
  5. Super Noob's Avatar
    If that is happening to you and a few others, why not use ChompSMS? I've tried both and stick with ChompSMS, but I do like the message pop-up that Handcent has.
    06-30-2010 11:43 AM
  6. Perezan's Avatar
    Just use the default one, it sends and receives text messages just like handcent. That is what is supposed to do right?
    06-30-2010 11:47 AM
  7. rodeiguez102's Avatar
    He obviously knows he can use the default app (not much help there). But to add my 2cents, I have had the Evo since launch day, and installed Handcent a couple days later. Since then I have never had a force close. My only suggestion could be reinstall.
    06-30-2010 11:52 AM
  8. Holsum's Avatar
    usually sending a message or reading one or another one comes thru. it doesn't happen often but often enough
    There was an update a couple does ago check and see if there is one for you on the market.
    06-30-2010 11:53 AM
  9. jamesedward318's Avatar
    I want to thank a few of you for the none smart *** comments.
    06-30-2010 12:01 PM
  10. jamesedward318's Avatar
    There was an update a couple does ago check and see if there is one for you on the market.
    I installed the update and still does it.
    06-30-2010 12:02 PM
  11. scott_0's Avatar
    sometimes uninstalling the app and reinstalling it helps any issues. only issues Ive had with Handcent is when I try to select a different notification ring tone it wont change but other than that I love it
    06-30-2010 12:04 PM
  12. jamesedward318's Avatar
    He obviously knows he can use the default app (not much help there). But to add my 2cents, I have had the Evo since launch day, and installed Handcent a couple days later. Since then I have never had a force close. My only suggestion could be reinstall.
    thanks bro will do
    06-30-2010 12:05 PM
  13. Insp_Gadget's Avatar
    I installed the update and still does it.
    Sounds like you might have a conflict with something else running on your phone. I've never experienced the problem you're reporting and I've been running the app non-stop.

    Check to see what else you are running that might use SMS. Maybe you've got two products that are stepping on each other.

    I know that isn't much help, but I've found that these kinds of issues are usually the result of poor coding by 3rd-party apps in conflict for resources.

    P.S. You aren't using any kind of task killer are you?
    06-30-2010 12:08 PM
  14. jamesedward318's Avatar
    Sounds like you might have a conflict with something else running on your phone. I've never experienced the problem you're reporting and I've been running the app non-stop.

    Check to see what else you are running that might use SMS. Maybe you've got two products that are stepping on each other.

    I know that isn't much help, but I've found that these kinds of issues are usually the result of poor coding by 3rd-party apps in conflict for resources.

    P.S. You aren't using any kind of task killer are you?
    No sir
    06-30-2010 04:55 PM
  15. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Handcent is an app. Moving to the apps forum.
    06-30-2010 05:53 PM
  16. buckifvr's Avatar
    Sounds like you might have a conflict with something else running on your phone. I've never experienced the problem you're reporting and I've been running the app non-stop.
    I agree with Insp_Gadget, there must be some app on your phone that is in conflict with Handcent.

    You could try uninstalling all your apps. Then install Handcent first. Make sure it works. Then install one app and check Handcent again. Do this one app at a time and perhaps you will find the app that is causing the conflict. Its a lot tedious process, but it might solve your problem, and you can share your findings with us.
    06-30-2010 09:27 PM
  17. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Have you disabled the stock SMS app? Go into the settings for it and make sure all the notifications are turned off, and that Auto-retrieve is unchecked. Don't know if that's the problem, but it's worth a try.
    06-30-2010 09:33 PM
  18. evo be me's Avatar
    well if its happening to your droid, incredible, and now evo ... hmmm .. do you have another third party sms app? are you txting portrait or landscape style? are you using your return button as a new line or to send? i've been using the handcent for awhile, i haven't experience this.
    06-30-2010 09:43 PM
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