Annoying emergency alerts

palitsyn

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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?
 

Ian B

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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.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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: 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 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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