Not receiving MMS? Check Autostarts...

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  1. Inkarnit

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    So I was having a problem where people sent me pics in text and I never received them. I could send them just fine.

    I searched threads all over the place and couldn't get any kind of answer that made sense. Some people mentioned problems with Juice Defender, but I had never downloaded that. Others suggested wiping the cache, but that didn't work. I was at a loss and refused to take it to Verizon for them to factory reset, which would have worked as well...

    Upon further investigation, I realized that I had configured the app Autostarts not to open the stock Text Messaging app for anything. Ever. I use Handcent, so why would I want both to be operating? Apparently the stock Text Messaging app is indeed necessary, as Autostarts definitely warns you prior to disabling any system applications. Text Messaging is a system application that is necessary if you want to receive MMS. Go re-enable every instance you see of Text Messaging and you will have MMS goodness again. (To be fair, it may not be necessary to re-enable EVERY instance of Text Messaging... I'm just not sure which one is necessary to make MMS work)
     
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    autostarts is SOO much more trouble than its worth.

    use titanium backup to freeze what you dont want. and it doesnt cause problems like this. i froze stock apps and when i need to update from VZW i can just defrost them and take the update.

    and the fact that autostarts seems to have to be constantly running to prevent stuff from opening. waste of battery IMO
     
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    Hmm. I wasn't even aware that I could freeze stuff with Titanium Backup but upon looking I see that's because I have the free version. I'm too cheap to pay $6 for it. And Autostarts doesn't appear to be using battery...

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    TBU is definitely worth the money to me. do batch backups/restores too
     
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