View Poll Results: Have you experienced the "SMS Bug"?
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Maybe -- something weird has happened (explain in the comments, please)
It doesn't exist, user error FTW
[POLL] Have you seen the "SMS Bug"?
- 01-02-2011, 08:35 PM #3
- 01-02-2011, 08:38 PM #4
- 01-02-2011, 08:40 PM #5Retired Moderator
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- Ice Cream Sandwich
Yeah it happens on my stock evo, and on any rom I use.
I hit the top text and itll bring me too the bottom, or ill send one and itll go to a completely different person.
One time i told my boss to stop jacking off on accident, i meant to send it to a friend that was running late. Yeah, that went over REAL well especially when i cant reproduce the bug to show him.
And i really dont like Chomp or handcent. I want my damn stock messaging app.
- 01-02-2011, 08:42 PM #6
- 01-02-2011, 08:48 PM #7
I am not sure if people have thought of this already but is there a particular carrier this happens on more than others? I am not intimate with SMS implementations but maybe it is really carrier side? Is there some type of confirmation response to the device when you successfully send an SMS and it has a return number then Android files it under a specific thread? Just a random thought.
- 01-02-2011, 08:55 PM #8
- 01-02-2011, 08:56 PM #9
From what I've been able to piece apart from all the talk about this, I think the test should be as this...
User A should start to compose a SMS to User B. User C composes and sends a SMS to User A, and it is received by User A before he sends his composed message to User B. User A then sends his message, and see who receives it even though it was intended for User B. (it's a lot simpler than it reads lol)
My theory is that an SMS that is being composed is having it's recipient changed when an incoming SMS interrupts it.
After picking apart all the reports on various sites, that's how I see it happening. Personally, I think it's an issue of having more than one sms messenger on your device, or a SMS widget, and they're conflicting with each other.
Anybody able to replicate the bug should list the following items...
- Which SMS client it affects
- List all SMS clients installed on the device
- List any/all widgets installed that are even remotely related to SMS
- Device used
- OS version
- UI (sense, motoblur etc)
- Any activity on the device within the previous 20 minutes (a bit long, but hey, who knows)
The key is finding a common denominator.
 Another thought just occurred to me. Verify whether there are any unsent Drafts (text messages composed, but not sent for whatever reason).
- 01-02-2011, 09:23 PM #10
- 01-02-2011, 09:25 PM #11
- 01-02-2011, 09:28 PM #12
I have only experienced it 1 time on my Epic. A friend of mine texted me and when I replied, it went to my wife who was sitting right next to me. When I looked on my phone it said it was sent to my friend, but he didn't get it.
Epic is completely stock.
- 01-02-2011, 09:40 PM #13
- 22 Posts
I dont think ive experienced it fully on my captivate. Ive had a different name at the top of the screen but hit sent anyways. after i send then i go back to home and click on the messages icon and look to see who it sent to. it always sends to right person but sometimes it says someone different. hasn't happened for like 3 days now. Stock phone with no sideloading.
- 01-02-2011, 10:29 PM #14
- 01-02-2011, 10:35 PM #15
I voted "Maybe..." because I don't know if this counts: I've run into an issue where if I have multiple threads going, I will click on someone's but it opens someone else's. I always double check the name of the thread I'm in now, just to be sure. But it doesn't always happen.
I've never experienced sending a text to someone but it being received by someone else, though. At least not as far as I know.
- 01-02-2011, 10:47 PM #16
I voted maybe. I have sent text messages in the past to one person to have someone else receive it. This has happened three times I can think of but I always assumed it was user error, me not paying attention to what I was doing. I will however pay much closer attention in the future.
- 01-02-2011, 10:48 PM #17
- 01-02-2011, 11:59 PM #18
Not on my phone
I've never seen this happen on my phone (rooted EVO using stock HTC Messaging app). The only time I've seen this was on my wife's samsung feature phone. She tried to reply to a text from her friend and it ended up in my inbox. I wonder if it's a carrier problem.
- 01-03-2011, 12:14 AM #19
If Google is reading this I have a quick solution for you: scrap the stock client (it sucks anyway) buy Handcent and rename it messaging then bundle it on the stock roms. Problem fixed.
- 01-03-2011, 12:56 AM #20
- 6 Posts
It has happened some four-five times on my Galaxy S (International version).
I have, however, found a workaround for this, which I am sure most of you also have: See who you are texting. If it's the wrong contact, kill the Messaging app using ATK or some such app. Reload Messaging app and you will send the text to the right contact now. It's annoying to do this every time it happens, but it works for me. And has made me a lot more careful when it comes to texting.
Has anyone also noticed wrong missed call notifications? I have had at least two missed call notifications from people who never called me. So I am guessing someone else called me and I got the wrong contact in my call log. Hasn't happened in a long while again.
There are many issues with Android's native SMS app. Twice over the period of seven months since I have shifted to Android, my SMS inbox has been wiped clean with no trace of old texts. It happened once when I was using Handcent. I thought it may be Handcent's error and uninstalled it. But it happened again on the stock SMS app. Anyone else facing this issue? Would really like your help on how to retrieve the SMSes.
- 01-03-2011, 02:38 AM #21
- 01-03-2011, 02:59 AM #22
My personal belief is that if indeed there is a bug it isn't responsible for all of the things that people report, many of them are user error amplified by the placebo effect (people think there is bug, therefor when they mess up they assume it is a bug).
I've never had it but at the same time I haven't used the stock clients siince the moto droid. I long ago switched to hand-cent on all of my phones inducing the DInc (Sense) and Facinate (Galazy S).
- 01-03-2011, 03:18 AM #23
- 01-03-2011, 06:17 AM #24
- 01-03-2011, 07:14 AM #25
OK what happens for me very specific...
I will select a thread in SMS to respond to, and sometimes the phone (I have an HTC EVO running baked snack 1.8 with the stock SMS app) will select a DIFFERENT thread, and if I do not notice, then I will have typed out a message and it goes to the wrong recipient.
If, however, I DO notice which thread is brought up (about 1 in 10 misses, and it's not just fat fingers, it's a thread from MUCH lower down in the list, not next to the one I intended to select) and I bring up the correct one, it sends to the intended recipient correctly.
Hope this helps.
YES - this exactly.