1. palitsyn's Avatar
    I have had four really annoying emergency alerts this evening. Random characters/symbols, so I can't event tell what they are about. Everything under Mobile Broadcasts settings has been unchecked for at least three weeks. I am on a stock 4.2.1 rom, rooted. Anyway to turn them off completely?
    12-25-2012 05:22 PM
  2. Ian B's Avatar
    Check settings in stock messenger app to turn off if you have not already. Only the one from the president can not be turned off.

    Ian B
    12-25-2012 06:17 PM
  3. palitsyn's Avatar
    Are you talking about the sms messaging app? If so, then I have already mentioned in my post, that I disabled alerts in there.
    12-25-2012 07:35 PM
  4. willdogs's Avatar
    Settings > Wireless & Networks > More > Cell Broadcasts
    Uncheck what you dont want.
    12-26-2012 08:46 AM
  5. palitsyn's Avatar
    Everything is unchecked in there already.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    12-27-2012 03:04 AM
  6. GopherDroid's Avatar
    Do emergency alerts play a sound even when the phone is set to silent or vibrate?
    12-27-2012 04:21 AM
  7. palitsyn's Avatar
    Do emergency alerts play a sound even when the phone is set to silent or vibrate?
    Not sure, since my phone was not on silent, but it sounded like an alarm. To be honest, I haven't had any since 25th and haven't had any until then for at least 3 weeks. The alerts I got on the 25th didn't make any sense i.e. "1@%@*!&()*KJ*@(&!^" but I had 3 or 4 in a matter of an hour.
    12-27-2012 06:14 AM
  8. Arun Joseph K's Avatar
    I got my nexus 4 yesterday and I was really bugged with the mobile Broadcast and tried different settings to kill it but never worked.

    It is really simple just swap/change the SIM card with the mobile provider and now I don't get the Broadcast messages....
    02-06-2013 09:41 PM
  9. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Associated Press article on this very subject: Logan Banner - Shriek Texts on missing kids startle cell users

    The final paragraph is of note:
    Amber Alerts, in most cases, make no difference whatsoever, Griffin said. Even when you look at ones where Amber Alerts make a difference, it doesnt happen fast, within that crucial three-hour difference that the alerts are supposed to target. But he said hes hoping this system will prove him wrong.
    02-06-2013 11:54 PM

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