SMS not saving on jailbroken phone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mikehockenballs, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. mikehockenballs macrumors member

    mikehockenballs

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    #1
    I am having a problem with the SMS program which will not save any text messages in the list. It will send and receive them fine, but after leaving the program and then going back into the program any messages that were there are gone?

    I have set the phone to not show a preview of the message but it still does for some reason?
    Previous to my restoring issues I had installed another SMS program called SMSTools via cydia and it still would not retain any sent or received messages in the list.

    Are there any boffins here that can give me a successful solution to this problem as this is the only thing that is wrong with my phone now?

    Cheers!
     
  2. mikehockenballs thread starter macrumors member

    mikehockenballs

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    #2
    WOW 50 views and not one comment on what is causing this issue!

    Perhaps it could be an internal memory problem or something? But I have added other software and it retains them. I know that the memory is not all taken by software etc...

    Could it be that the phone is just broken?

    I will check back tomorrow to see if anyone has added any possible solutions.

    Cheers!
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    #3
    Sounds like your SMS app has some bugs in it; try uninstalling and then reinstall. (These apps aren't perfect, I've removed maybe half of my JB apps b/c of the bugs). It won't really matter to remove the app b/c it's not saving the SMS messages anyway. Give it a shot and let us know how it's going. I've got the benm MMS/Tethering hack and still up and running on FW 3.0.1.......
     
  4. mikehockenballs thread starter macrumors member

    mikehockenballs

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    #4
    Thanks for your reply!

    But can you tell me how I unninstall the iphone's own SMS software?
    Isn't it in the ipsw file?

    I have installed other 3rd party SMS software like 'SMSTools and biteSMS' via cydia, I can send and recieve text messages with both of these and the iphone SMS software, its just that the messages are not retained on the phone after about 30 seconds they vanish when using any and all of them.

    As far as I now there is only one version of the 3.0 ipsw out there for 1st gen iphones, which is 7A341, perhaps the SMS files in this ipsw are corrupted?

    Anyone else got any ideas?

    Cheers!
     
  5. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

    instaxgirl

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    #5
    Just dropping in to say I'm on a 1st gen and my sms is fine.

    I think you'll have to do a complete reinstall (of the phone's OS. There's no way to unintall and reinstall the sms app AFAIK). Also, I've used those jailbreak programmes before and never had my sms disappear.
     
  6. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    #6
    I suspect the SMS database file has got corrupted. You could try backing that up then deleting it from the phone, see if it will then retain new messages.

    On my 2G the path is /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS
     
  7. bjarkovic macrumors newbie

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    #7
    This is really weird. I'm getting the same problem on an officially unlocked phone. Anybody solve this yet?
     
  8. briartrtpd macrumors newbie

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    #8
    I'm having the same issue on a 2g jailbroken phone.
    It was also done with the 3.0 ipsw

    Anybody have any ideas

    thanks
     
  9. foob macrumors 6502

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    It sounds like a permissions problem, which someone also mentioned in the other thread. Before doing a lengthy backup and restore, try opening MobileTerminal (download from Cydia if necessary) and typing:

    su
    (enter the root password which is alpine unless you have changed it)
    chmod -R 777 /var/mobile/Library/SMS/
     

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