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    Android warning - all messages deleted

    A warning for those people here with Android phones (mine is HTC Desire) Today I had the misfortune of opening my messages to find they had all gone.

    I did research and it seems that this has been a problem with android since 2009 and nothing has been done about it.

    Queue all the apple lovers (who were late for work a few times in the last year) saying "well you should have bought an iphone shouldnt you?"

    Back up your messages if you can.

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    Original Poster

    Oh - and its not the phone settings - its unticked (delete messages when full is not set).

    huh?

    never heard of this, there have been various updates and firmwares since 2009.

    also your post is vague AND how is it a warning when we cant do nothing about it?

    well pretty much as the title says, i did the 4.2.1 update this morning. i have 2 iphone 4's, one for work, one for personal use. i did both one after the other, no problems. but afterwards, i find that on my personal iphone, all my text messages are gone. completely.

    taken from

    forums.macrumors.com/arc…tml

    garbage456

    well pretty much as the title says, i did the 4.2.1 update this morning. … well pretty much as the title says, i did the 4.2.1 update this morning. i have 2 iphone 4's, one for work, one for personal use. i did both one after the other, no problems. but afterwards, i find that on my personal iphone, all my text messages are gone. completely.taken fromhttp://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-1053185.html


    Iphones use Android OS now? and they are on 4.2.1!! OMG :O!

    To OP - ive used my Xperia 10 for nearly a year now and never had this problem.
    Edited by: "SteJosh" 2nd Apr 2011

    SteJosh

    Iphones use Android OS now? and they are on 4.2.1!! OMG :O!



    read the OP and it might make sense i will highlight the line for you too

    Queue all the apple lovers (who were late for work a few times in the last year) saying "well you should have bought an iphone shouldnt you?"

    Original Poster

    SteJosh

    Iphones use Android OS now? and they are on 4.2.1!! OMG :O!To OP - ive … Iphones use Android OS now? and they are on 4.2.1!! OMG :O!To OP - ive used my Xperia 10 for nearly a year now and never had this problem.




    Coming up to a year on my HTC desire and this is the first time it has happened...

    one page:

    unitedtechguys.com/201…es/

    Another page:

    code.google.com/p/a…669

    Another page:

    forum.androidcentral.com/mot…tml

    and another:

    ukbouldering.com/boa…8.0

    and another

    forum.androidcentral.com/mot…tml

    the list goes on. How is this still going on?

    Banned

    If text messages are so important then back them up to a PC. That's what I'd do if it mattered to me.

    Or get an iPhone

    Who cares? There only text messages!

    cba to look at links, does it effect Handcent users too?

    Had my HTC Desire since August and not had any problems

    Original Poster

    globalkilla

    Had my HTC Desire since August and not had any problems




    Like I said - mine coming up to a year. I think its only if you are lazy like me and dont delete messages. The phone decides to do it for you.

    Luckily I have O2 bluebook (which is ending) so all backed up but thought Id make people aware...

    Oh - and Id rather lose messages than be late for work

    Banned

    I've got text messages archived going back to 1999, save the government doing it for me.

    ive got a desire z and my messages av deleted twice in 3 months!

    Banned

    I use this:
    appbrain.com/app…ync

    it's the ****. never had the issue you've mentioned though.

    Never had this on my hero but a good app (sorry but late now i know) is smsbackupandrestore form the android market for free.
    I reset my phone the other day, and ok, it took 2 hours to restore some 3500 sms' but it is a very good piece of kit

    Original Poster

    boydent999

    Never had this on my hero but a good app (sorry but late now i know) is … Never had this on my hero but a good app (sorry but late now i know) is smsbackupandrestore form the android market for free. I reset my phone the other day, and ok, it took 2 hours to restore some 3500 sms' but it is a very good piece of kit




    Will give it a go - thanks

    boydent999

    Never had this on my hero but a good app (sorry but late now i know) is … Never had this on my hero but a good app (sorry but late now i know) is smsbackupandrestore form the android market for free. I reset my phone the other day, and ok, it took 2 hours to restore some 3500 sms' but it is a very good piece of kit



    Surely you don't need all 3500 SMS?

    How many SMS do people save? And what do you need them for? Surely most of them are just inane ramblings, "how are you" "running late, see you in a bit" etc. etc.

    Android?

    U mad?



    Banned

    peodude

    Surely you don't need all 3500 SMS?How many SMS do people save? And what … Surely you don't need all 3500 SMS?How many SMS do people save? And what do you need them for? Surely most of them are just inane ramblings, "how are you" "running late, see you in a bit" etc. etc.



    Proposals of love, sex text, begging texts of "take me back you were the best I ever had"....they all help to boost ones ego

    Original Poster

    peodude

    Surely you don't need all 3500 SMS?How many SMS do people save? And what … Surely you don't need all 3500 SMS?How many SMS do people save? And what do you need them for? Surely most of them are just inane ramblings, "how are you" "running late, see you in a bit" etc. etc.



    Things that I never get round to writing down like addresses and other details. Note to self - get more organised!

    millenium bug
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