1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have an M8 from VZW, about a year old. It currently runs 5.0.1

    Starting a couple of days ago, SMS messaging is failing, for both send and receive. I've been using Handcent SMS, and if I try to start that, the screen goes blank for a second than returns to whatever kicked it off. I tried installing ChompSMS, and while that will run, it won't send messages. Nor am I able to receive SMS with either app. Both are up to date.

    For HandCent, I've tried (1) Force Stop, (2) clearing cache, (3) Disable/Enable. I've also tried power cycling the phone, and a soft reset.

    My suspicion is that there is something wrong with the underlying SMSManager service, rather than the apps.

    Any ideas? I'd like to avoid a factory reset if possible.

    thanks!

    pt
    04-26-2015 08:09 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! How about the stock Messaging app?
    04-26-2015 09:31 PM
  3. cryptoengineer's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! How about the stock Messaging app?
    Curious, that seems to work. I'd never used it, since HandCent got installed when I set up my M8 (I'd previously
    used a Galaxy Nexus).

    I'll have to look into this further - I liked HandCent's UI.

    pt
    04-27-2015 05:55 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Did you also try Clear Data in Handcent's App Info page?
    04-27-2015 06:37 PM
  5. cryptoengineer's Avatar
    Did you also try Clear Data in Handcent's App Info page?
    No - I was worried that I'd delete my old messages, which is undesirable.

    pt
    04-27-2015 10:29 PM

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