Phone says text message memory full

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    I'm running 2.2 non-rooted. I deleted all my text messages but it still says it's full
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    Did you try a reboot? See if the message goes away. Also are you using the stock app or handcent or something else?
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    Yes rebooted no change, Using stock app
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    I'm having the same problem! Someone please help!

    On my phone I noticed that it had vibrated a few times and the alert for a message sounded, and when I checked it it said memory full or whatever, so I deleted all threads, although for some reason one random thread (that wasn't locked) would not delete. A few messages came through after I deleted them but then it said it was full again. I tried clearing them all, clearing the cache, restarting the phone, and just clearing up more memory, but it's still not helping and it's been two days. :(

    Also I keep getting the message alerts and it's driving me crazy.
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    Memory Full

    I'm having the same problem as KittyMisfit. I'm getting both memory full messages - one that takes me to my apps and the other saying my texts are full. I had deleted all my texts yesterday, but the text error just started happening today. It keeps rejecting any incoming texts. Please help!! MotoDroid
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    Same issue...

    How is it that I have nearly 13 gigs on a memory card
    And stupid little kilobyte texts Max out on board phone memory, so I can't receive new messages!?!?!
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    Factory reset will clear the issue.

    Sent from my Droid
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    I have to WHAT??

    A factory reset? Are you kidding me?? That's complete bull, and you say it like it's no problem at all. There are apps and songs that I had to pay for on my phone, AND I have stuff for school saved on it. So for you guys to tell us that we have to start our phones over from day 1 is unacceptable. Unless you guys plan on giving me FULL and free online backup or a refund on everything I've bought (with partial online backup) you had better come up with a reasonable solution.
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    You do know that a factory reset doesn't touch the memory card right? And your purchased apps ARE backed up in the market.

    Calm down

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    I feel your pain young padawan...

    I really do feel your pain, however your anger is mis-directed. A factory reset will "fix" this problem, and many others. You don't have to fear loosing your paid programs since (assuming you bought them through the Android Market) Google knows what you have bought and allows you to re-download them without re-paying for them. I've done this many times. As for your songs etc, you do need to back those up. You should still have USB capability, and I'm assuming that you do have a USB enabled comptuer and can handle dragging and dropping some files after hooking up.

    *sigh* "You guys" ... umm... I hope you realize that droidforums.net isn't a paid service, they had nothing to do with you buying your phone and service. These "guys" (some are women) are here because they love the platform and actually enjoy helping people with real problems (with hardware) that are at least semi-polite, please keep that in mind when conversing with the very helpful people that take time out of their day to address your issues.

    Ok, now that THAT is off my chest, I'll continue... I've had this message myself. I'm running BuglessBeast v0.4 and have had a ton of apps. Your text messages are stored on the little bitsy piece of internal memory, not that nice whopping 16g SDcard. Unless you're running froyo or some ingenious hack, the SMS's share that ram with your applications. I moved a TON of applications off to the SDCard. (You can do that with Froyo). I wiped out all my non-important messages too. After a reboot I was as good as new! I would suggest saving any pictures or videos (or whatever) attachments off to your SDCard as soon as you get them, and delete those messages. They take up space that you are running low on.

    As always, your milage may vary, not available in all areas, and other stupid legal speak... I hope this may help both your android problem and your attitude problem :)
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    I have hard reset at least 5 time this week. Its not going away. Both errors. Briefly goes away and come back. I'm ready to pull my hair out. How do I move stuff to the SDcard? I'm about ready to go back to the iphone... please help!!!
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    I am also fighting this problem. I haven't tried the factory reset option yet. Timing wise, I noticed the problem started occurring for me after the latest Android update and after the installation of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 (coincidence?). I have tried uninstalling applications/widgits in search of the root cause. I noticed that when I removed a widgit for displaying local weather this seem to resolve the problem. After a few days I installed a different app/widgit for the local weather , but the problem re-occured. I once again removed this widgit it and have had no problems for several days. I noticed (and installed) a new update to Flash that came in this morning. I have been monitoring my memory space under Settings>SD Card & phone storage. Hope sharing my experience helps find the root cause of this problem.
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    No, he's a lemming, and expects the online community to solve whatever issue he has without any possibility of destroying his data, or his limite knowledge of how the market works.

    What he DOESN'T realise is that WE have no obligation to him to do anything of the sort for a backup, or restoration of his own data.

    We are not his carrier, and they don't either.

    What is reasonable is that you take responsibiity for your own device. Period. Then perhaos the community will try to assist you, and if that means in the opinion of those of us who have seen the issues before such as CK - following that advice.

    Of course, if you don't want to do that, you can always go take it to your store and have them figure it out, if they can.

    (Yeah, that's totally harsh and to the point. You come on our BB and then tell us we have to give you some other reasonable solution? You definately are not going far with that online attitude.)
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    this was drivin me crazy. Im a little less crazy now that i know its not just my phone

    ROTFLMFAO @ Crispie...its not even a "noob" comment, its a "i don't know how my phone works" comment. Funniest thing ive read in weeks
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    Re: Message "Txt Message memory Full, incoming message rejected

    Hello to all,
    I read this thread after having just got off the phone with a tech rep from Verizon. It is too bad that the first place he went to was wipe the phone,but when he could feel the dread :icon_eek: through the phone as I have many a App, he decided to share another idea with me.
    According to him, an app or apps are causing this phenomena,and it apparently begun after the 2.2 update for Droid :motdroidhoriz:. He said he and other in the Tech Dept have discovered it and experimented with it,but he had no idea which app it could be.
    So he suggested I remove them all, then after I said Uh, kidding right:icon_eek: ? I said,how bout I go online and see if anyone else is having this problem and find out if they know which app or apps could be the culprit(s)? Then I can remove the bad app or apps,not wipe all the apps or wipe the phone,drastic measures as I see it!dancedroid
    Good idea he said! Sheesh..:icon_evil:
    So I said thank you very much you have been very helpful, and I hope your friend finds out what is causing his problem and rung off.
    I just read in another thread here that a weather app might be to blame..I am going to investigate further..Happy hunting to all,I'll check back/report back findings.:greendroid:
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    I started getting this error off and on last night after I took my SD card out. Don't know if that had something to do with it.

    Sent from my ADR6300 using DroidForums App
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    Eureka!...well for now

    Back again,
    I just took out TV GUIDE app instead of WEATHER channel one,silly me, and lo and behold I got inundated with txt messages like crazy that were on hold!!
    Now what to do,as I use that app everyday!? Crud! It was the one with the least crud and most user friendly..ah well,maybe I will re-install in a few days, experiment,etc..I like living dangerously..I walk a weird and funny path sometimes...
    Hope it helps someone
    WTP
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    You forget that the factory reset means you have to rebuild your mail configuration (as well as restore any data associated to applications - should you have a good back up). So I can understand the reaction.

    I had the same problem. Tried everything ... dumping cache, deleting files, removing applicaitons. No change.

    I figured my only option was do do a full reset of the phone. Fortunately I had my data backed up (using MyBackup by Rerware), but still spent a good hour getting the phone set up again.

    I haven't seen the problem yet .. but it's only been a day since the reset.

    My problem also arose ONLY after the 2.2 upgrade.
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    I started having this problem a couple nights ago. After trying multiple troubleshooting techniques (power cycle, removing battery for 30 seconds, deleting pictures/videos, moving apps, deleting my weather app) I'm at a complete loss. It's starting to get pretty frustrating so if there's any info I can provide to help people get this figured out, let me know.

    After deleting my Weather Channel app I went from 16mb to 28mb on my phone storage. This still seems pretty low compared to some of you guys.
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    Memory problems

    Noob here,

    I have an original Moto Droid 1 (I heard that they don't even make these anymore) and have been having memory problems lately. It started a couple of weeks ago - I've taken the battery out and many times via advice but no good. I've deleted all of my threads in text and still comes up text memory full. I've deleted Lookout (Verizon rep said that should help). Anyway it was messed up for about a week, then one morning everything was fine, I started downloading some free apps (games) and now I have the same problem again. Text memory full (but it's empty) and low memory warnings.

    I'm not able to delete / uninstall any apps though. I go to settings,apps, manage apps, select any of them, start uninstall and it just get's caught in a loop over and over, it's been 4 hours trying to delete a 1.19 MB file.

    I'm temted to do the factory reset, but afraid I'll lose my phone contacts. Are they stored on the short term memory ? Is there a program out there to enable more of your apps to be saved to the SD card as I used app2sd, but it only would catch a small amount (about 15%). I've got over 12GB storage on SD card, and only 20.84MB on the internal memory - I'm thinking that this is the main problem - internal memory.

    Any idea's, help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you....
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