SMS Mailbox Full (iOS 4.0, Jailbroken), can't receive messages, help!

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  1. SilentEcho13 macrumors member

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    I have a 32gb iPhone 4 running iOS 4.0, recently jailbroken. I initially had the missing FaceTime and mms but installed the fix from cydia.

    Today I synced my phone and I keep getting the "SMS mailbox full" prompt asking me to delete messages.

    I went on and deleted atleast 1000 messages but I still get the error. A respring, reset, and a power cycle don't seem to fix the problem.

    I'm able to send messages and people receive them, but I can't receive any responses.

    I have sent nowhere near 75000 messages either.

    Is there anything I can do to fix this issue?

    Thank you!
     
  2. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    I don't get it. There is no such thing as a "full" sms mailbox on an iPhone. Not sure what that's talking about
     
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  4. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    WTF? Is the phone completely full with content?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Try SSHing into the iPhone and renaming /var/mobile/Library/SMS folder to SMSOLD. Then reboot your iPhone and see if the problem is still there.
     
  6. SilentEcho13 thread starter macrumors member

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    I still have 4gb of space left, so space isn't an issue.

    I tried the SMSOLD trick, didn't get a notice but ofcourse all my old messages didn't load up.

    I did notice that in the SMS folder, there's an odd file named "sms.db.sg1bak" which doesn't come up in the new one.
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    But did the SMSOLD trick fix the problem? Sometimes losing things is a good thing.
     
  8. SilentEcho13 thread starter macrumors member

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    Seems to have fixed it, I just have alot of messages on the phone that I refer back to and all that I can't afford to lose :/
     
  9. Turkeywrap macrumors regular

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    Just gt rid of all your old messeges, what the hell do you need them for anyway lol.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    Then the database is either corrupt (unfixable) or it is set to read only and needs to be set to read/write for the user mobile.
     
  11. SilentEcho13 thread starter macrumors member

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    just alot of stuff in there that I can't afford to lose at the moment
     
  12. SilentEcho13 thread starter macrumors member

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    The sms.db file is currently set to:
    User: Read/Write
    Group:Read
    World: Read

    The third option, "Execute" is not checked for anything.

    Permissions are 644 at the moment
     
  13. Shreknow91 macrumors newbie

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    Screen cap the important stuff then delete it...
     
  14. Intell macrumors P6

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    If you are up to some heavy tinkering try this: Note it only works if your iPhone backup is not encrypted. Download a iPhone Backup Extractor for your operating system. Run the program, select the latest backup done before the problems occurred (maybe before you where jailbroken), extract everything/the system files to a folder on your computer's desktop, once extraction is complete navigate to the /Library/SMS folder and copy it's contents to your iPhone's SMS folder. Make sure you save a backup of your iPhone SMS folder first. Reboot your iPhone. If all done correctly you should have a working Text app.
     
  15. SilentEcho13 thread starter macrumors member

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    The only problem with that is that I seem to only have a backup from 2008 which won't do me too good at the moment. The current backup from today was after the issue started happening.

    After I jailbroke I never had a problem, not sure what's causing it now :/
     
  16. SilentEcho13 thread starter macrumors member

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    So now after the SMSOLD trick, I have two databases.

    I read on another site that it's possible to merge the two databases together into a working one using sqlite, anyone have insight on that?
     
  17. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly man, a picture says a thousand words. In this case, you should take a picture of words.

    You can do a lot more with a picture then a simple text message.
     
  18. SilentEcho13 thread starter macrumors member

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    Here's my problem...lol

    After opening up my sms.db, it seems that I have 92,316 messages (or rows?) inside the database.

    I go back to old, old messaged very often, and finding and taking a screenshot of each would just take forever :/
     
  19. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    Dude holy**** no wonder why it's saying that.

    It's better then getting none at all.

    And honestly, I really don't know what would be THAT important. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's texts from your ex girlfriend.

    Only reason I can think of. Even business isn't THAT important.
     
  20. SilentEcho13 thread starter macrumors member

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    lol i had no idea i had that many, i don't even know where they came from.

    on my 3gs, when I used irealsms, it actually only counted to something like 10,000 or so.

    I'm not sure where this 92k came from within the past few months, but I know I couldn't have possibly gone that far.
     
  21. Snowman3459 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it even possible to send 92,000 text messages in 2 months? Without actually trying?

    That almost sounds like it added texts since you've had your phone.
     
  22. SilentEcho13 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I thought, I couldn't have possibly sent so many texts in 2 months

    I scanned through the database and nothing seems out of place, but there are random blanks
     
  23. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    iOS has a limit of 75,000 SMS.

    If you had an iPhone since launch and you restored from a backup onto a newer phone, then a heavy user could easily hit that!

    Until iOS 1.1.3 the limit was 1000.
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    WTF?
    Why would anyone keep 10,000 text messages?
    I assume that will slow down your messages app and maybe the iphone too.
    Thats nuts.
     
  25. SilentEcho13 thread starter macrumors member

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    When I used irealsms a few weeks ago, the total came to about 12000 including sent and received. Since then, there's no way I hit 92,000 and I'm sure about that.

    I've restored from all my old iPhones, but never texted that much lol

    Keeping my messages never slowed down the SMS app or the phone, never noticed a bit of lag or anything.
     

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