I woke up this morning and my messages were all deleted no more 1969 and i can delete them now thank god.....
Was there ever a documented solution to this? I am experiencing the same problem.
my SMS database is corrupt and won't seem to restore properly from my old phone to my droid. It restores, but i can't send new messages or delete threads.
When I delete a text thread it goes to the bottom of my inbox and says "no subject"but still have the persons name in the designated area and when i try to delete it again it just stays there. They all date 12/31/1969. This is frustrating had anyone come up with a solution?
I'm having the same problem with my texts. Out of the blue today they decided they were not going to delete and the date says Dec 31, 1969. I went to Verizon and they told me the only thing I could do is go back to factory settings. Well let me tell you I've had my fill of these Motorola phones!!! I bought the RAZR Maxx back in April. Everything was fantastic about it until ICS came out, then there went the battery!!! The main reason for shelling out the EXTRA 50 bucks!! The "fix" was coming in August then September. Well it's the last day of October and STILL no fix. Then today this nice little texting issue decides to pop up. If anybody has any explanations or fixes on this texting problem I'd sure appreciate it. Before this phone I had the "great" Droid X that the keyboard froze up on constantly. I keep being told that these are "glitches"
Mine started acting up as well on Tuesday night. I would delete an SMS and it would create an empty message at the bottom of the screen with the date 12-31-69. I talked to Verizon last night and I made the tech person research it on the net as VERIZON claims to have never heard of it before. He was amazed at how mnay others had the same issue. I got the WE CAN SEND YOU A REPLACEMNT PHONE OR YOU WILL HAVE TO FACTORY RESET THE PHONE speech. I have also had issues with email doing this and have had to use K9 in as a work around for the problem.
I'm having the same problem with no apparent solution in site...all my deleted texts remain in my active list and I cant delete them no matter what I try...
I have a RAZR Maxx as well...
I started having this problem just a couple days ago, not sure what started it but I ended up with four threads dated 1969 that I couldn't delete. I read through various forums which suggested a number of fixes but nothing worked.
I did mange to fix it myself though, or at least it's fixed for now. I did this about an hour ago and have rx/tx about 50 SMS since then with no return of the bug.
Download SMS Backup & Restore and back up your messages if you want to keep any of them, this fix will wipe EVERYTHING from the messaging app.
From the Messaging app thread list, press Menu and select Delete Threads. It will ask you to confirm that you want to delete all threads. Say "yes" obviously and bye bye stuck threads from 1969. Of course, bye bye to all the other threads too but that's why you made a backup. From SMS B&R, restore your messages and you should get everything back, minus the 1969 threads.
Your mileage may vary on this one so try it at your own risk. Don't complain to me when you delete that thread with the hottie from the bar the other night. You know, the one with all the pictures she sent you?