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Wrong contact being displayed in stock messaging app

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by Matth3w, Mar 1, 2010.

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    I did a search for wrong messaging contact and even just wrong contact and didn't get any worthwhile results, so here goes...

    I use only the stock messaging app. A lot of times the app works fine. Then sometimes when you go into the app in the root thread messaging view, it might list the same contact twice. When I go to the mislabeled contact and go into the thread, the name at the top is CORRECT, but the names for each of their text messages is the INCORRECT name. After awhile it fixes itself.

    What's the dealio?

    I don't want to download a different messaging app. I like the stock one, I like that I am not wasting space or memory using a third party app that I don't use one iota of the features.
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    Damn, am I the only one with this issue (it only happens sometimes)?
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    Seriously, no one?
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    Here's a 'bummer bump' just for you.

    I hope you figure it out.
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    This is why I initially started using Handcent. Then it started doing it as well, I posted a thread that went nowhere too. Hope you have better luck.
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    Is it possible that you have too many messages? Not sure specifically how this would cause a problem, but the PS3/leap year fiasco is proof that you cant take anything for granted in engineering.
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    I have the same problem which sucks if you have it Math3w cause I usually read your posts to fix my phone..now if you dont know whats going on we are sh** out of luck.
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    lol- tru dat!:icon_ banana:
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    I hate that I have to use an unnecessary (for me) app...running in the background...because the stock app screws up.
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    I experience the same issue. Usually just backing out of the app and going back in clears it up. Hasn't happened frequently enough to piss me off too bad yet.
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    The problem is, sometimes when I travel for long periods my wife and I might exhange some...well...nice texts. And id hate to inadvertently text something like that to my aunt if you get the picture.
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    Which is why I constantly double and triple check certain messages. Annoying as hell. Email may be a better solution for certain nice things.
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    Yeah but sometimes you just need it real time. ;)
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    True. I'll give ya that.:icon_ devil:
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    You gotta love where this thread is going lol...I did some googling. I didnt find much but I figured Id post it anyway. I have seen posts with both rooted and unrooted phones having this issue. So looks like its not an issue with custome rom or anything like that. Several people (no real reliable sources yet though, but here is one example, post 5) say its just a bug with 2.0.1 and hopefully 2.1 will fix it.
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    Mine just started doing this too. Seems like it happened with the last Handcent update. All my texts were also delete when it happened.
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    I just had a friend send me a fresh text, someone that I don't text usually. It cleared the problem right up. His name was originally one of the wrong names, if that means anything.
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    My phone has this issue too. It displays the wrong name, but after waiting a few seconds, it automatically changes back to the correct name. I once thought I accidently sent a message to my boss and freaked out, but it changed back to who it was intended for. Does anyone know if this will be fixed soon?
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    mine does it, too. or even though it's someone I text regularly, just their # shows up instead of their name... but it really could cause an issue, I'm glad I don't bad mouth anyone I text regularly LOL
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