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How to import an existing mmssms.db to an Android Virtual Device?

I've downgraded from Cyanogenmod 13 (Android 6.0.1) to Android stock 5.1.1, and kept my previous mmssms.db file, but it is incompatible with older Android versions. I would like to import this ...
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3rd party SMS app message sending fails

I've a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime(SM-G530H) working with Android 4.4.4, I tried installing 3rd party messaging app, made it the default messaging app, but the message sending fails always. I've tested ...
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Messages not Sent Error

My phone (Moto X) keeps telling me I have 2 messages not sent. However when I tap on the notification it take me to the message app but there are no drafts saved. How do I get rid of this? A hard ...
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Android up-gradation to 5.1 causes lots of issues with Moto G(1st Gen)

Yesterday I upgraded OS to 5.1 lolipop from 5.0.1, Since then I started to face many issues with my phone (Moto G-1st gen.) SMS not receiving Contact list seems empty (completely non-functional (...
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Blank Text Message from random number - is it a virus?

So I just got a blank text message from some number that I don't know. My worry is that this is some sort of intrusion attempt. My understanding is whenever I receive a text message, or a message ...
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Text bubble randomly changing color on Galaxy S6's stock Messaging app on Android 6.0

I have a Galaxy S6 through Sprint and just upgraded to Android 6.0. Since the OS upgrade, my text messages have been seemingly randomly changing color. The text is always the same color, but the ...
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How to revoke “SMS Services that cost you money” permission?

I have an Android 6, Samsung S6 smartphone and today I bought a tram ticket via SMS. Before sending, a warning popped up asking if I wanted to grant the Messages app the permission "SMS Services that ...
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Google Voice SMS not available via bluetooth

I use Google Voice for all my calls & SMS (I don't even know my phone's actual number from memory). This week, I bought a new Mazda, with Bluetooth support. It works great for music and calls, ...
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MMS messages end up in a new conversation with my own phone number as a recipient

I recently got a Nexus 6P. One very strange and annoying behaviour is that whenever I receive an MMS from someone I have a conversation with the MMS message will be stored in a separate thread with ...
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How can I import new SMS into my phone without wiping the current SMS?

Situation: Old phone broke, got a new phone. Used new phone for a week and accumulated a fair amount of SMS (on a fresh new phone) Decided to finally restore from previous phone backup that was a ...
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SMS to work email on Samsung Galaxy Edge [duplicate]

Just go my Galaxy S7 Edge. Everything is great BUT all my text messages go to my Exchange account (work account). I tried to go to account setting but they minimized it, so there is no option besides ...
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How can I add non numeric sms senders to my contacts (for custom alerts)

I get on call alerts via text messages from a non-numeric number, is there any way to add this as contact so I can set an individual alert tone for it? Copying and pasting wont' work due to numeric ...
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Recover pending text messages deleted before sent

Last night I got a number from a girl, I tried to send her a message, but it hung on "message sending". I decided to delete the message without saving the number to my phone, and the whole thread ...
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Configuring Standard SMS App under Fire OS 4.5.5.1, receiving SMS works, sending not

On a new Kindle HDX 8.9 (3rd generation) no SMS app was installed. I now have installed and tested a number of Kindle/Google/Android SMS apps, but have the same problem with all of them: I have to set ...
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Disable call back link on text message previews?

Android 5.1.1 on a Samsung Note 4. Text message notifications show the text message and then "CALL" and "REPLY" links. Sometimes I accidentally hit the "CALL" button and find myself calling someone ...
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What is the 'Chat' function on my Smart Prime 6

I just got my new phone (Vodafone Smart Prime 6) and have a function called 'Chat' when in Message settings. The messages sent on this chat function are shown in green (compared to the blue ones when ...
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Why is there no direct message widget on my Galaxy S6 stock?

On a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 in Europe with Android 5.1.1 and Nova Launcher there are widgets for adding a shortcut into a contact and to call a contact's phone number, but the one for text ...
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Disable multi-language typing with swype/swiftkey on Galaxy 6 edge?

I have had a Nexus 5 in the past year and switching between 3 languages for typing was never a problem. Now I got a Samsung Galaxy 6 edge and it is super annoying, because with 4 languages active it ...
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How to hide text message preview?

Just got a new phone, Droid Turbo 2. Used the stock messaging app. Whenever I get a text with the phone unlocked, the whole text displays in a drop down box that pops up at the top of the phone. I ...
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Restore SMS messages from a rooted phone with a broken screen to an unrooted phone

I'm trying to restore my SMS text messages from my rooted Nexus 5 with a broken screen (no display or touch capabilities) to my functioning but unrooted Nexus 5X. I can turn the rooted phone to ...
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How do I save/lock specific comment bubbles within a text message thread?

Is it possible to make the downloaded SMS application, "Google Messenger" save just part of a thread in a text conversation on my Moto E Android phone? Example: I'm chatting back and forth with a ...
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“attachment” in message preview on messages list

When i go to text messages (on my new huawei 4x), the layout is as follows: 8:45 John Doe [attachment] Hello, how is it going ... 8:00 Jane Doe Hello, how is it going with the ... As you ...
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Google Now confused about my texts

I know that the last SMS I received was spam from the local pizza takeout; before that was a message from Joe. If I ask "Ok Google; read my last text" it replies that "You have one last text message; ...
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How to send binary SMS?

Is there any standard way to send a custom binary SMS supported by Android OS (4.2.2) or through free but third-party support? I mean - could I somewhere enter, for example: 0x23 0xAB 0x12 0x56 0xFF ...
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Is this phone compromised? Sending invisible SMS

Is there a way to take control of an android phone and to send SMS from it without the owner noticing? Let me explain : My niece (12yo) have been accused of sending insulting text message to several ...
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How can I filter for SMS stored on my SIM card?

I would like to filter or search my SMS only for those that are stored on my SIM card, thus excluding those that are stored on my telephone. The device I am using is a Fairphone first generation ...
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Fix a specific text message at the top?

I have Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T. Can I 'pin' a specific text message(s) at the top of the SMS list? I can 'lock' the message but it does not help.
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Upgraded to Marshmallow, now I can't merge my conversations in Hangouts

I have a 2014 VZW Moto X that I recently unlocked the bootloader on. So I upgraded to CM 13. Previously, when I was on Lolipop I used Hangouts as my default texting app. The majority of people I was ...
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How do I permanently save a text message while still being able to see new messages coming in?

I have an Alcatel One Touch Evolve. I received a text message that I need to permanently save. I locked it and also saved it to my SIM card. However now when new text messages come in I can't see ...
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Why do I get “IMS Service Has Stopped” Message after update

I've got an Galaxy S5 neo with Android version 5.1.1. and a recent Android software update has brought with it an annoying popup message that reappears 3 seconds after being dismissed. It reads: ...
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Is it possible to have two Android phones with a single phone number?

Specifically, I am currently using a Samsung S6, but would like a second S6 that would share the texting across both devices. If one phone texted someone it would appear on the other phone as if that ...
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samsung galaxy a3: block all notifications except email and sms

Device: Samsung Duos (SM_A300H) Android version 5.0.2 I want something very basic: that my samsung galaxy a3 works like a phone and makes sound only for call, sms and alarm. No more FB nor email nor ...
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Sending SIP text messages

I have a Galaxy S3 mini (running 4.4.2). I configured my SIP account in the corresponding part of the settings, I told Android to accept incoming calls over SIP, it is properly registered. I then ...
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Why does my phone split long text messages into multiple messages?

I have a galaxy s6 on verizon. My friend has an iPhone 5 on sprint. When I send him long text messages, they appear as one message on my screen. On his screen they're broken up into multiple ...
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Stuck in Sending Mode (Galaxy S4)

Everytime I send a sms message, to any of my contacts, it gets stuck sending, with the little circle going round and round. I don't know if it's my network or my phone. This has started happening only ...
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Empty texts are being sent periodically to specific contact?

When I check my text messages, I am always a bit confused this week. A specific contact in my phone is being sent blank messages over and over again, and I cannot figure out why. What is even more ...
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US: sending international SMS, Hangouts

Maybe that is less an android and more an operator policy question, but posting here because it may very well be a bug in Hangouts, the most embarrassing app google ever published. I have a tmobile ...
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Message not received on Car Infotainment

We are facing an issue with respect to MAP profile with the Google Nexus device When we connect the Google Nexus device with the Car's infotainment (Panasonic 12DA) through bluetooth we are unable ...
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Send contact information via Hangouts on Samsung Galaxy S5

I have a difficulty when trying to send contact information on Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. Setup: I have Google Hangouts as default SMS app. Android: 4.4.2 (KitKat) Steps: Go to Contacts, long tap ...
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Google Hangouts chat not sending notifications

I am using Hangouts for both google chat and for text messaging. When I get a chat message my phone doesn't notify me, but when I get a text message I do get a notification. I have missed many ...
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“No application can perform this action” when trying to view a text message image

I’m using an LG Tribute phone (Virgin Mobile) with Android. I’ve noticed recently when someone sends me a text message with an image in it, and I click the image, I get a warning that reads Note No ...
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What does “Can't send message on card 1, error 21” mean?

I'm trying to send an SMS with Messenger on my new Nexus 5X running Lollipop, but sending always fails with Can't send message on card 1, error 21. Receiving SMS and making phone calls works fine. ...
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How to restore SMS from adb backup file without root

Similar question to this one: I have an ANDROID BACKUP file containing SMS history, produced from phone A using adb. That phone is gone, and this file is the only record I have of that history. I ...
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forward sms to new number on the same phone

I have an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4.4. I am switching phone service providers from T-Mobile to Ting wireless. is there a way that phone calls and (more importantly) text messages ...
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Why can't my contacts see photos I send via SMS?

Trying to download SMS programs, tried a few, so to have better customizable color options as the new Samsung Galaxy sucks for that. Everything I have tried, whatsapp, GO SMS Pro, Viber, Hangouts, ...
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Default message auto delete texts

On a S5 how can I have messages from one contact not automatically delete? I can set all contacts to automatically delete, but I want one to be an exception.
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Is it possible to locate deleted messages (sms) on a zte maven?

recently cleaned excess crap from friends ZTE812 MAVEN only to discover they wanted to keep the text messages. I haven't factory reset, only surface delete. Is it possible to recover those messages, ...
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“Message Not Sent” notifications for days

I replied to an SMS but my message couldn't be delivered. I presume because the originating number wasn't a mobile number but the fixed line on the sender. Now I'm getting that notification in the ...
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Listen to text messages

Can somebody help with how can I listen to text messages on my phone? One of my friend using this same feature now I want to know how it works. Is there any way I can listen to my texts?
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Find speech-to-text created SMS history through search

One day I stumbled upon a history of all my speech-to-text created texts when I talked into my phone through a text message my phone recorded the messages that I was saying and I could replay them all ...