'Unfortunately messaging has stopped'

Larry Thomas

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I get this error about 2-3 times per day while text messaging. It happens randomly when I'm attempting to access my messages or while selecting to type out a new message to someone and then I have to hit 'ok' and go back and start over again (which will then work fine). Getting annoying. Any known fix for this? I'm using the stock messaging app that came with the phone and haven't added anything else to the phone.
 

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I was unable to capture a screenshot on the phone itself using quickmemo but I took a picture instead. This error appears to happen the most when I tap on a message (with the phone in the upright position) and then quickly turn the phone around so that the screen orientation and keyboard move to the widesceen position for easier typing to reply.
 

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thebizz

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I would try to clear data for the messaging app first of that doesn't work use the backup utility and do a factory reset. About how many messages do you have

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I would try to clear data for the messaging app first of that doesn't work use the backup utility and do a factory reset. About how many messages do you have
 

Larry Thomas

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Well I did a factory reset and it appears like the error message has gone away (at least so far). I'll put it through some more heavy use and report back in a day or two.
 

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Did you accept the ota or are you still running the release software. And it looks like all you can do is use a third party app. I sounds like somehow you got a bug on stock software which shouldn't happen. I would contact LG and have them look into it.
 

Larry Thomas

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I have the OTA latest update. Got it the first day I had the phone.

The Handcent sms works great. No error messages after heavy use yesterday and today. I think this proves that something is wrong with the stock messaging app and not the phone itself. No idea how to contact LG about it and I suspect I would just be wasting my time anyway.
 

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It's funny you mentioned this. I kept getting this error over and over again as well and yesterday it got bad. It completely crashed my phone and is now semi-bricked. I went to AT&T and they couldn't help. They said LG wouldn't help either because the glass backing on my phone is cracked.
 

Larry Thomas

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Now today all of a sudden I get the same error while on facebook. 'Unfortunately, Facebook has stopped'. First time that has happened. Ugh. Is this going to be a problem phone? Hopefully Jelly Bean comes soon and will fix this.
 

Jazmine Carter

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I thought I was the only one getting errors like this mine is really bad I would go to my messages & there would not be anything there & then the error would pop up & say unfortunately messaging has stopped & in order for me to send a text I would have to restart my phone it happens when I'm on instagram, twitter or Facebook its really annoying having to restart your phone 2-3 times a day
 

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Hold the home button down and hit clear all then task manager and hit stop all.

reboot.

I did this for google play and no more issues but only google play was giving me grief and it was after I received the new update yesterday for google play.
 

Oh Joseph

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Yes!!!!!! I use to get the same message every now & then. Just went to play store and downloaded Chomp Sms which started to send messages to the wrong contact so end up uninstall and back install as advice by developer but did not work.Then downloaded Go sms pro(used before) which thus far have been working in accordance.
 

Larry Thomas

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Still have the same issue even after Jelly Bean. Tried other messaging apps and had the same issue or worse issues. Went back to the stock messaging app which works well but I still have to deal with force closes every day.