1. T-R__E__X__'s Avatar
    i have a t-mobile mytouch 3g slide. well, i've started texting my girlfriend day and night; in fact i have racked up over 6000 messages just on her. it would be more but i had deleted about 1000 due to terrible lag.

    i want to know what is the fastest way to delete all of the messages. i've downloaded a few apps that were rated 4-5 stars and tried them out. "sms cleaner" deletes about 100 messages in an about an hour or two but then crashes. i really need help and anything will be much appreciated

    oh yes, i keep losing reception every 5-10 minutes...could this be because of the lag?
    11-03-2010 06:02 AM
  2. takeshi's Avatar
    oh yes, i keep losing reception every 5-10 minutes...could this be because of the lag?
    Highly doubtful.
    11-03-2010 07:12 AM
  3. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    I have no idea, but first thing I would do is download a real text message app like Handcent which will allow you to delete an entire conversation rather than have to delete individual messages (I am assuming that's what you have to do on yours based on your post)
    11-03-2010 07:36 AM
  4. project.in.process's Avatar
    if you have the stock messaging app, just go to the main messaging screen where you will see the list of conversations you are having/have had with your friends. longpress a conversation, "delete"--then answer yes to the prompt about deleting locked text messages. it may take a few seconds/minutes---but it works. i did mine (933 texts cleared in about 2 minutes) and had to reboot the phone to get it to function again.

    i understand this isn't the fastest, per say, but its without the necessity of downloading Another app to perform the same function.
    11-03-2010 10:48 AM
  5. gtricecakes's Avatar
    You can also limit the number of txts saved to your storage via the settings in messages. I put mine at 500 because of the lag. If you need to keep certain messages, you can lock it (I think).
    11-03-2010 01:53 PM
  6. Gekko's Avatar
    why save all of that evidence? i delete everything immediately. you never know.

    would clear cache work? factory reset?
    11-03-2010 02:41 PM
  7. mmcnamara43's Avatar
    im with you Gekko...LOL
    11-03-2010 04:21 PM
  8. Gekko's Avatar
    "Never write when you can talk. Never talk when you can nod. And never put anything in an e-mail." - Eliot Spitzer – 2005

    BUSINESS 2.0: My golden rule - Nov. 28, 2005
    11-03-2010 04:31 PM
  9. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    If the phone is rooted --

    Code:
    abd shell
    su
    rm -r /data/data/com.android.providers/telephony/databases/mmssms.db
    exit
    adb reboot
    will instantly wipe the entire sms database
    11-03-2010 05:02 PM
  10. milominderbinde's Avatar
    These are a few of the tips from the Getting Started with Android - Tips and Tricks, Messaging Tips and Tricks section:

    Keep Your Messages Cleaned Out To Keep Your Phone Running Well
    If you have many messages on your phone, your Messages app can run slowly as it constantly digs through them all. Too many messages and your whole phone may become slow. You can set the Messages app to automatically delete old messages in a thread. Tap Menu > Settings > Delete Old Message ON and set your Text Message Limit to 100 messages or whatever you like. Some set this to 0 so that there are no old messages to be found.

    Manually Delete Messages
    - To delete one message, long press then tap delete
    - To lock a message so that it is not deleted, press for 1 second > Lock
    - To delete all messages in a conversation, tap Menu > Delete > OK
    11-03-2010 05:12 PM
  11. T-R__E__X__'s Avatar
    If the phone is rooted --

    Code:
    abd shell
    su
    rm -r /data/data/com.android.providers/telephony/databases/mmssms.db
    exit
    adb reboot
    will instantly wipe the entire sms database
    how do i "root" my phone? i assume it's some kind of custom firmware for andrioid?
    11-03-2010 08:09 PM
  12. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    how do i "root" my phone? i assume it's some kind of custom firmware for andrioid?
    Depends on what model you have. Look in the device specific forum and read up on it a bit here
    http://androidcentral.com/root
    http://www.androidcentral.com/rooting-it-me-some-qa


    Don't root just for this though. As suggested, you can delete the entire thread by long pressing on the thread entry in the messaging app main window. Might take a few hours though
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    11-03-2010 08:34 PM
  13. T-R__E__X__'s Avatar
    Depends on what model you have. Look in the device specific forum and read up on it a bit here
    http://androidcentral.com/root
    http://www.androidcentral.com/rooting-it-me-some-qa


    Don't root just for this though. As suggested, you can delete the entire thread by long pressing on the thread entry in the messaging app main window. Might take a few hours though
    thank you sir. i'm kind of familiar with custom firmware since i used to do iphones and psp's.

    i'm kinda new to the android family lol. i did the "deleting the entire thread" but my phone freezes up and it makes no progress. that's why i wanted to do this process. thanks anyway
    11-03-2010 10:31 PM
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