iPhone iPhone 5 stating SMS Inbox Full - No Longer Receiving SMS

kevintech

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 5, 2010
317
2
On friday evening, I got the message from my iPhone 5 on iOS 6.1.2
Your SMS mailbox is full. New messages cannot be received until you delete some messages
Ever since that message, I do NOT receive SMS messages but I can send them out just fine. (iMessage works normally as well)

I went ahead and deleted threads and even used a cleaner app to clean 3 GB worth of attachments. Nothing has changed. I know this is specific to my phone because I am receive text messages when I transfer my SIM card to other iPhones.

My phone is jailbroken with biteSMS and LockInfo. Are there any other steps I can take so that my iPhone receives and displays SMS messages so I don't have to go and restore it?
 

kevintech

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 5, 2010
317
2
Yes I've tried most things that people do.

----------

Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and if there's something I can do to have incoming SMS messages come in again. I've even had AT&T reset everything on their end, I've reset my network settings, rebooted, deleted text message threads and SMS messages still don't come up. I can send them fine though.

Help! :(
 

kevintech

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 5, 2010
317
2
Basically, is there anyway to making iOS believe I have sufficient memory for SMS messages now?
 

kevintech

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 5, 2010
317
2
Damn, yeah it was my fault for letting it fill up. I now have 3GB free, though. Does anyone know what iOS does with incoming SMS messages when the inbox is "full"?

There HAS to be a way around this and getting my phone to know that there is space for SMS messages now - especially when its jailbroken.
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,650
6,403
At the iPhone hacks section.
Are you trying to keep it JB on 6.1.2 and not upgrade to ios 7?
I had the same prob before and no matter what I tried it still wouldn't let me and was buggy as hell after running out of space. Even though I deleted tons of stuff after too.
Wonder if you can try semirestore or ilexrat to remove everything and start clean on still JB ios 6.1.2?
 

kevintech

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 5, 2010
317
2
Are you trying to keep it JB on 6.1.2 and not upgrade to ios 7?
I had the same prob before and no matter what I tried it still wouldn't let me and was buggy as hell after running out of space. Even though I deleted tons of stuff too.
Wonder if you can try semirestore or ilexrat to remove everything and start clean on still JB ios 6.1.2?
Yes, LockInfo works really well on iOS 6, so I am trying to avoid upgrading as much as I can. You think there's a way to restore my phone and keep iOS 6? I didn't think I could do that.
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,650
6,403
At the iPhone hacks section.
Yes, you can use ilexrat or semirestore. They both do the same.
I used semirestore last month when I was having a lot of issues with my ipad cause I didn't want to update it and lose the JB.
It basically wipes it all clean and leaves it on the current ios JB still.
You will have to install your JB hacks again and sync back all your itunes stuff but at least you don't have to update to the latest ios.
 

kevintech

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 5, 2010
317
2
Thanks applejuiced! Do you think the process is pretty simple? Did you run into any problems ?
 

kevintech

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 5, 2010
317
2
It's so frustrating that my phone thinks there is enough space for iMessages but not SMS messages.

Im surprised that no one has come around to fixing this without a restore.
 

darricksailo

macrumors 601
Dec 18, 2012
4,354
113
It's so frustrating that my phone thinks there is enough space for iMessages but not SMS messages.

Im surprised that no one has come around to fixing this without a restore.
I never even knew there was a limit to SMS messages. How many text messages did you have when the error started showing up? or how big was the sms database file?
 
Last edited:

kevintech

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 5, 2010
317
2
Well I guess a lot because I never deleted text messages. But I deleted a good amount now but it still hasn't fixed the problem. I'm hoping in a few dad it'll resolve it self.
 

HankHowdy

macrumors 68040
Dec 2, 2012
3,489
383
Victorville CA
Well I guess a lot because I never deleted text messages. But I deleted a good amount now but it still hasn't fixed the problem. I'm hoping in a few dad it'll resolve it self.

Use ilexrat. It's very easy and it will wipe the phone clean. You will also keep your jailbreak.
 

darricksailo

macrumors 601
Dec 18, 2012
4,354
113
Well I guess a lot because I never deleted text messages. But I deleted a good amount now but it still hasn't fixed the problem. I'm hoping in a few dad it'll resolve it self.
hmm, that worries me slightly. my SMS database file is 48.5 MB and using the tweak "SMS Stats 2", it shows I have a total of 37,498 SMS
 

darricksailo

macrumors 601
Dec 18, 2012
4,354
113
Is that available on Cydia?
yes, that tweak is availiable from cydia. it gives you stats like how much messages you have

although i would recommend giving semi-restore a try and see if that helps. i highly doubt it'll fix itself automatically if even a reboot doesn't fix it
 

kevintech

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 5, 2010
317
2
Yeah I think I will have to. Does semi restore let you backup and restore from backup without losing jailbreak?
 

darricksailo

macrumors 601
Dec 18, 2012
4,354
113
Yeah I think I will have to. Does semi restore let you backup and restore from backup without losing jailbreak?
semi-restore just wipes everything and brings your device as close to stock as possible

it does not make you lose your jailbreak

make the backup using iTunes before using semi-restore. It does not allow you to restore from backup, you will have to use iTunes for that
 

kevintech

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 5, 2010
317
2
I'm really wondering if there's a way to "trick" my phone into displaying SMS messages. For example, making it think it has more memory available somehow by rewriting something with root access.

Anyone have any ideas?