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  1. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Am I the only one that has this problem? It was mentioned in another post before, but it drives me up the wall and the other thread about scrolling kinda died.

    Here is the scenario, you go to the Messages app and look at a message thread. For one thing scrolling seems a little more sluggish than usual, but the big problem is that if you scroll up to read some older messages, after a few seconds, the phone will scroll right back to the bottom to the most recent message. It doesn't seem to matter where you just let it scroll or even keep your finger on the screen. If you just flick to scroll, as soon as it stops scrolling, it goes back to the bottom by itself. If you keep your finger on it, it still goes down to the bottom. All other scrolling like scrolling through contacts, the market or the internet are fine.

    Does anyone to quality control on this stuff? I was hoping for a less glitches from Android, especially after seeing tons of reviews and noone mentioning anything about this. After a while or a reboot, the problem goes away, but it always comes back.

    One more thing ticks me off, the notificaiton light. It stops blinking after a while even if you haven't looke at your messages or texts yet. The second thing is the notification light not working when the phone is plugged in. I mean really?

    Grrrrr!
    Cam312 likes this.
    06-10-2010 11:13 PM
  2. rodeiguez102's Avatar
    Well I wassnt a fan of the default sms app from the get go (didn't really experience bugs, I just didn't like the ui). Been using handcent sms from the android market (free) & have not experienced any problems yet. Not really a solution, but definitely an alternative.
    06-10-2010 11:19 PM
  3. triathlet3's Avatar
    ya man, I had the same issue. If you havnt already hard reset your device, then download Handcent SMS from the market, solved my problems.
    06-10-2010 11:35 PM
  4. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion guys. What does a hard reset do? Does that actually fix it?
    06-10-2010 11:56 PM
  5. LipGloss712's Avatar
    sometimes hard resetting fixes glitches. and hooray for handcent sms is now available for us evo owners.
    06-11-2010 01:36 AM
  6. MrDSL's Avatar
    Same problem here and it irritated the hell out of me. Basically you can't read any old msgs.. don't bother with a reset cause I hve tried different roms and its always the same. I hate having to switch to another txt app.

    Sent from my EVO via Tapatalk!
    06-11-2010 06:24 AM
  7. dannydos's Avatar
    i have handcent and i was using chompsms before. i say try those out.
    06-11-2010 06:27 AM
  8. MDteX's Avatar
    I've tried and I could not replicate the OP issue. I scrolled back to old messages and just let it sit there waiting to see it auto-scroll back to the bottom. Never did. It's weird how different some phones act.

    I perfer the stock over Handcent. Handcent is a waste of screen real estate. You get far less data in the screen than the stock messenger shows. It is cutesy if you like that.
    06-11-2010 06:58 AM
  9. jetmanva's Avatar
    Im having this same issue....no fix yet?
    06-11-2010 08:32 AM
  10. cpolism's Avatar
    I too am having this issue. I also have the issue when scrolling through someones contact information. When I click on a contact, and they have a lot of info like email addresses, home and work physical addresses and stuff like that I get chopped off of scrolling. The second I scroll down to click their address, it scrolls back up to the top before I can even click the address. Anyone else having a problem with this?
    06-11-2010 08:39 AM
  11. GGotti's Avatar
    I also tried to replicate the OP issue and that does not happen for me.
    06-11-2010 08:51 AM
  12. pwnst_r's Avatar
    Odd question for some, but as a Linux user now for over 5 years, is there someplace to submit a bug for some of these issues? Calling sprint support would be a frustrating affair I'm sure.
    06-11-2010 08:55 AM
  13. jedisrus's Avatar
    Does NOT happen for me. I wonder why that would be?
    06-11-2010 08:56 AM
  14. jetmanva's Avatar
    Well I uninstalled the task killer i had installed and the problem stopped....do i really need the task killer?
    06-11-2010 11:48 AM
  15. Yourdogsdead's Avatar
    Well I uninstalled the task killer i had installed and the problem stopped....do i really need the task killer?
    Go on without it and see if you can live without it. It's a mixed subject among Android users.
    06-11-2010 11:49 AM
  16. sum_n00b's Avatar
    I was having this exact same problem. Here's what I did that finally fixed it for me, so far.

    (I know this sounds a bit goofy and it's hard to explain but it did work.)

    Holding the phone in both hands (portrait mode, not landscape, not sure if that would have mattered), I used both of my thumbs and did what I guess you could call a double scroll, right and left thumbs scrolling like crazy one after the other, scrolling so as to make the older texts visible, and after a few seconds I stopped and noticed it was back to normal. Like I said, this is hard to explain and sounds weird but it worked like a charm and the problem hasn't come back. Hope this works for you guys too.
    06-11-2010 05:23 PM
  17. MannyZ28's Avatar
    I was having this exact same problem. Here's what I did that finally fixed it for me, so far.

    (I know this sounds a bit goofy and it's hard to explain but it did work.)

    Holding the phone in both hands (portrait mode, not landscape, not sure if that would have mattered), I used both of my thumbs and did what I guess you could call a double scroll, right and left thumbs scrolling like crazy one after the other, scrolling so as to make the older texts visible, and after a few seconds I stopped and noticed it was back to normal. Like I said, this is hard to explain and sounds weird but it worked like a charm and the problem hasn't come back. Hope this works for you guys too.
    Interesting method, I am going to have to try that. It is really weird, it can go from working fine to screwing up within seconds. Usually when it does mess up, the scrolling seems more choppy than before, it's as if some invisible hand tries to make me scroll the opposite way. And yes, in long contacts it does have issues too.

    Oh, the niggely little things. I definitely do not want to exchange my Evo for that, it's perfect otherwise. I don't have the other issues people are experiencing like long battery charge time or dead pixels or excessive screen leakage. I was just hoping I wouldn't have to play that game anymore that I had to play with the Pre, where you're hoping to get a good one with the least amount of issues.


    One last thing I noticed. I took a pic of my mug and added it to my own contact so I don't get to see that boring face place holder in texting conversations. Whenever the scrolling messes up, it seems to have a hard time putting my picture there instead of the place holder. Very very weird.
    06-12-2010 03:41 AM
  18. josh3212's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem and it's driving me nuts as well. Just downloaded Handcent, thanks for the suggestion, but I'd rather have the actual messaging app that came with the phone working properly. I also have a similar issue with contacts - where there's a decent amount of info I can't even scroll down to 'edit' any of them as the screen pops back up before I can click the edit button.
    06-12-2010 08:24 PM
  19. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Here is hoping that when we get froyo, those issues will be resolved. Still wondering why it does it for some people but not for others.
    06-12-2010 09:16 PM
  20. anon(21601)'s Avatar
    I don't have an issue scrolling through old text messages, but I do have the scrolling issue when looking or editing a contact. I will scroll to the bottom and it will scroll back up within a few seconds.
    06-12-2010 10:15 PM
  21. devren's Avatar
    Well I uninstalled the task killer i had installed and the problem stopped....do i really need the task killer?
    I just removed task killer myself and it seemed to fix the problem. Handcent seemed ok but I would rather just use the stock messaging program. Maybe task killer will find the problem soon.
    06-13-2010 03:54 AM
  22. MannyZ28's Avatar
    I never instllalled any task killer app
    06-13-2010 05:27 AM
  23. gabbott's Avatar
    This must be an HTC issue with the HTC messaging app. I had a moment running vanilla android for a couple months and never experienced the issue although on my EVO after reading this tried to duplicate and I cannot. Might be something worth reporting to HTC.
    06-13-2010 09:04 AM
  24. MannyZ28's Avatar
    This must be an HTC issue with the HTC messaging app. I had a moment running vanilla android for a couple months and never experienced the issue although on my EVO after reading this tried to duplicate and I cannot. Might be something worth reporting to HTC.
    Well what makes it so weird is that it is intermittent. There is no rhyme or reason behind it's behavior. One time when it was screwing up again, I rebooted the phone and after that, it still did it. A few minutes later, witout doing anything, it was fine again.

    Must be software.
    06-13-2010 12:02 PM
  25. jermzz's Avatar
    Just joined up to post this. Ive been having the same problem with my EVO. And it's really annoying as Ive been having text battles with this chick and I cannot go back to back up my own statments. HAHA.

    Anyway, I noticed that this problem only happens when the 3G indicator is going crazy. The up and down arrow are both lit up. This seems to be when I have problems scrolling. I tried every possible thing to fix it, landscape mode, deleting apps, rebooting, etc etc.

    Here's how I fixed it:

    First off, I wanted to know WHY my 3g indicator was going nuts when I wasn't really doing anything. Those of us (including me) who just switched over to sprint to get an EVO have only had our sprint service for a whopping 10 days. I just yesterday setup my online accound so I can start to pay my bill online. When I viewed my data useage I was ASTOUNDED that ONLY from the billing cycle start (the 8th, making that only 6 days) I had already used 2.2GIGABYTES worth of data. Now that's ridiculous. That puts me on target 8+ gigs a month, which in most moble services is unheard of. I'm an avid phone user, heavy use and even for me, that's out of this world.

    So I started thinking what could be wrong. Only thing I could think of is the contacts / facebook syncing constantly as I have over 70 people (out of 250 contacts) linked via google and Facebook. The ones facebook didnt find automatically, I manually did, cause let's be honest, it's a kick *** feature. So I went through all my contacts and unlinked them both on google, AND on Facebook. I then restarted my phone and voila. NO MORE CRAZY 3G, no more scrolling problems.

    Can't say this will work for everyone, but it sure did for me when nothing else would. I also can't wait to see in a few days how my data useage has changed... I'm willing to bet it goes down like a drunk teenage girl on prom night.
    06-14-2010 08:13 PM
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