So, I updated my Droid 2 to Gingerbread a few days ago and this is really pissing me off. On 2.2, on the stock messaging app, there was a little checkbox for "delete old messages", that I could uncheck and have it keep all my messages. I have some REALLY long threads, the one between my girlfriend and I is well over 14,000 texts.
Now please don't give me that "your phone can't handle that many" crap, it worked perfectly on 2.2. I don't use the stock messaging app, it sucks. I use Handcent SMS, and have NEVER had any issues having all those messages. Until I went to 2.3. Now I don't see the option to not delete old messages, and the maximum value I can set it to is 1000... so every night it seems my texts start randomly disappearing, even though I don't use the stock messaging app.
There has got to be some way to get that stock app to leave my texts alone so that I can continue using 2.3 and not have my texts be erased. So far this is the only real problem that I've come across - other than not being able to remove that stupid useless 3G Mobile Hotspot app that I'd be billed for, but that's trivial since I never use it.