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    Default Annoying emergency alerts

    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?
    HTC One 32GB (silver), Nexus 4 16GB, iPhone 4s 16GB, Nexus 7 16GB
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    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
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    Are you talking about the sms messaging app? If so, then I have already mentioned in my post, that I disabled alerts in there.
    HTC One 32GB (silver), Nexus 4 16GB, iPhone 4s 16GB, Nexus 7 16GB
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    Settings > Wireless & Networks > More > Cell Broadcasts
    Uncheck what you dont want.
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    Everything is unchecked in there already.

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    HTC One 32GB (silver), Nexus 4 16GB, iPhone 4s 16GB, Nexus 7 16GB
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    Do emergency alerts play a sound even when the phone is set to silent or vibrate?
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    Default Re: Annoying emergency alerts

    Quote Originally Posted by GopherDroid View Post
    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.
    HTC One 32GB (silver), Nexus 4 16GB, iPhone 4s 16GB, Nexus 7 16GB
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    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....
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    Associated Press article on this very subject:

    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 doesn’t happen fast, within that crucial three-hour difference” that the alerts are supposed to target. But he said he’s hoping this system will prove him wrong.

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