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    Default My phone sends random texts to ppl when I reboot?

    So, every time I turn my phone back on it randomly resends a text message to an unsuspecting victim. Not even the most resent message. Just a random one. It sent my boss a message saying I would be at work at 3 which was a message originally sent a few days prior. Then lastnight it sent my buddy a message asking if he was drunk which was completely out of context at the time.


    I imagine this is due to some app that i've loaded and i should go through and delete them and restart my phone each time and when it finally doesn't send a message then i've found the culprit. Kind of a pain in the ***. I'm hoping someone else has already had this problem and found the fix for it. Otherwise i'll just send every contact in my phonebook a message stating that any random message received from me should be ignored? uggg
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    Sorry I can't help but that's a unfortunate situation... That could possibly get me in a lot of trouble.

    You could list your apps and if others aren't having issues with some of the same apps you could take it off your list. Just a suggestion.

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    :-) Thanks
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    Okay, i think i may have fixed the problem. So, here's what i did incase this happens to anyone else.

    Goto Settings>Applications>Manage Applications. Select the "All" tab. Scroll down and select "Messages." Select "Clear Cache"

    I then rebooted and so far, so good <fingers crossed>
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    There was a well publicized bug about this a few months ago; maybe it hasn't been fixed. I don't text much so it has never happened to me, but you are definitely not alone in this.

    According to this article it was fixed, but this is dated after the Shift was release and of course we have never had an update, so...



    Actually maybe the Shift was released a bit after this, I can't recall now. I go through phones pretty fast.
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    lol thanks. I'll check it out.
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    Now, this dumb smartphone is getting all my texts out of order. I swear I got a dud. Anyone wanna trade for 2 cups and a string?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RunOfLuck View Post
    Now, this dumb smartphone is getting all my texts out of order. I swear I got a dud. Anyone wanna trade for 2 cups and a string?
    Have you tried doing a factory reset?
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    Mine was doing that for 3 days and then stopped....not sure what the issue is but I don't think its the phone. A friend that has the evo had the same problem.

    Sent from my evo shift!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crump84 View Post
    Have you tried doing a factory reset?
    Not recently. I may give it a go over the next few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marriedmommy View Post
    Mine was doing that for 3 days and then stopped....not sure what the issue is but I don't think its the phone. A friend that has the evo had the same problem.
    Agh, who knows w/ these damn things.
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    You are not alone. I've been having the same problems. Doubt it's related to any software installed; unless, of course, you have the same software I have on my Shift, which is unlikely.
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    Hate this p.o.s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RunOfLuck View Post
    Hate this p.o.s.
    Do you have insurance? Have you talked to Sprint?
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    My OG Evo did this when I had a lot of text messages stored in the phone. Clearing out old messages and keeping the messaging app under control helped me a lot. Once the GB update is released, it will include a fix for the text message bug. Google didn't fix the issue until 2.3.3 I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crump84 View Post
    Do you have insurance? Have you talked to Sprint?

    Quote Originally Posted by StealthTH View Post
    My OG Evo did this when I had a lot of text messages stored in the phone. Clearing out old messages and keeping the messaging app under control helped me a lot. Once the GB update is released, it will include a fix for the text message bug. Google didn't fix the issue until 2.3.3 I think.
    I haven't been back to Sprint about this issue yet. What I was doing to correct it for a while there was going to Applications>Messenger and then clear the cache from there. That would work for a few days.

    Yesterday I did a Factory Reset and then realized that my SD Card was toast. That kept me from accessing any of the files on it of course (pics, apps, etc.) So, I pulled the SD Card out of my ol' trusty BB 8530 and voila! I'm back in action (for now). I always wondered why I only had 60mb of memory left with so few apps. Hopefully this will resolve my random texting issue too.

    Think we'll really get GB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RunOfLuck View Post
    Think we'll really get GB?
    There's has already been a GB leak for the Shift, so yes I'm pretty positive that the Shift will get Gingerbread. Probably sooner than later.

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    oh man.......

    my evo just did this. and who did it decide to text? my ex bf that i also happened to drunk dial this past weekend.

    "Are you having fun in Hong Kong??"

    he's been back for almost 2 weeks.....

    fml
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    Oh wow. Since my original post I've upgraded phones. To another EVO of course. Guess I'm just a glutton for punishment. ;-)

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