Can't send or receive texts... top of screen says "Text messages (-1)"

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by karenprosen, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. karenprosen macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2009
    This problem has never happened to me before and I've also never heard of it and can't find any information about it anywhere.

    I have an unlocked jailbroken iphone that's never given me any serious problems for about a year.

    When I click the text icon, the top of the screen reads:

    Text messages (-1)

    Where all my listed text messages used to be it is now blank.

    When I try to send a text after typing in the contact name or number it immediately says:

    Error sending message

    I tried restarting the iphone. I can send and receive phone calls perfectly.

    Anyone ever had this problem or have any advice?
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    It sounds as if the SMS database has got corrupted.

    Do you have a back-up that you could restore to, from a date before the problem first occurred?
  3. karenprosen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2009
  4. snobny macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2009
    You need to connect to itunes and do a backup restore from a known good backup that you last did.. You may have to re-jailbreak your phone though?

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