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I am using LG P500 Optimus one, recently upgraded to Gingerbread. Sometimes when i read any messages and delete the same, Messaging service crashes with a Force Close error, how to rectify this problem.

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You are talking about text messages (SMS), right? – Flow Oct 6 '11 at 11:00
yes, text message – selladurai Oct 6 '11 at 11:21
Have you tried something other than the default SMS application - like Handcent? – Chance Oct 6 '11 at 19:37

I am not sure if you as end-user could really fix the underlying problem. That's why it's always a good idea to send those bug reports that are (sometimes) shown after a force close occurs.

But what you could try is to delete the application data, but this will eventually result in losing all your messages. Go to the Preferences -> Manage Applications -> Choose the Application -> Delete application data

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No, I am using the default messaging application in the mobile, also I have tried the messaging gadget In the application, everytime I delete a message in that I see only the progress bar rotating Message doesn’t appear. While deleting the message directly from message center I get this error. “Sorry! The application Messaging (process has stopped unexpectedly. Please Try again.” (Force close) – selladurai Oct 12 '11 at 11:27

Turn off the confirm before delete option. Worked on my Sony Z1.

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