Can't get text messaging apps to open after update

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    Ever since the update, I haven't been able to open any text messaging apps I have. Has anyone else come across this problem?
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    Same issue here. The circular loading icon is there and animated but nothing ever comes up
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    Go into apps
    Hit the menu key & select manage apps
    Scroll to the text app giving you problems & clear the cache & data.
    It should work after that.
    The camera app on my wife's phone would not open & this is what fixed it.

    Some of the data seems to be getting corrupted in the update process for some apps & people.
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    i tried that this morning but the clear cache and data was greyed out. what worked for me was disabling the stock text messaging app (from that same menu), and then re-enabling it. after i did this, all my texts loaded
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    I wish I would have known this beforehand. I ended up doing a factory reset.
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    I can't get my Handcent to open since the update. I've tried the above suggestions, but it still won't move past a black screen. I eventually get a message asking me if I would like to wait or end...
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    try restarting the phone a few times, my phone was sluggish as hell this morning after i installed ICS. facebook, home screen, texts - everything kept freezing and it said "would you like to wait or close"? i also didn't have data until i restarted once.

    after restarting a few times, try to disable / re-enable the stock text messaging app from the app settings menu
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    From the views on the handcent page on the Google Play Store, handcent doesn't seem to work well if at all on the Bionic with ICS.
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    Had no text problems. Use standard text app an Go SMS Pro

    Sent from my ICS DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk2
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    if its any consolation, absolutely nothing has worked for me. i REALLY dont wanna do a factory reset. this is my first time in this forum and my first issue with the bionic. i am not a fan of ICS so far. can anyone help me get my text apps to work? any text app?!

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    So, i have tried disabling/reenabling, and forcing stop in different combinations multiple times. didnt wanna clear the data all the way... yet. i disabled the text app and rebooted the phone. Now, the app doesnt even exist! how can i get just the standard text app back without a factory reset? please help.

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    i think you have to scroll all the way down to the end of the list (once you disable the app gets moved to the end)
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    I suggest you do a system memory cache clean (power, volume up&down button all together thing). If it doesn't work, try re-installing those applications after uninstalling them.
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    I had the same problem (both with the stock and Handset). I opened the messaging app and let the phone sit idle for about 15 minutes and then both apps opened. If you are a heavy texter it could take much longer.
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    Im in this sinking boat as well. Can't get texts to open at all, doesn't even say Im receiving them. Disabled, enabled, cleared system and app cache.. slowly losing me marbles
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    Those of us that started with a clean slate(factory reset), have mostly had no issues and it seems to be the best solution for most unfortunately if clearing cache has no effect.

    I have been using ICS for several months and so has my wife without any issues whatsoever. I'm convinced that FDR is a necessary evil, especially after the RAZR ICS rollout fiasco that a few of my friends suffered through.

    Just my opinion, its a PITA but will change the outlook of those having major issues with ICS.

    Sent from my Supasonic Bionic!
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    same thing happened to me.

    had to do a reset.

    everything is fine now..though the battery is a little lame.
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    Is this the offical ics or a leaked version
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    Tried this (and everything else in this thread) and still will not load my texts or allow me to send or receive new texts. just sits there and has the spiny loading circle forever.
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