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The sms database is stored in /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/mmssms.db which is what you want to do. Best thing to do, is this, do not plug in USB cable yet: Reboot into ClockWorkmod Recovery. Go into Mounts and Storage Select mount /data Plug in the USB From the windows command shell or terminal, adb shell Since you are in ...


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You can't do so with your samsung official messaging application, all of what you can get is a pop notification that you are now in the MMS zone (Converting to multimedia message...). I would recommend Handcent SMS application, available at the market, and has an option for not converting texts (SMS) into MMS


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It could be done technically. AFAIK all communication between MMS enabled components is done via standard TCP/IP. But in a regular provider setup the MMS store and forward server(s) (MMSC) are only reachable via the providers network. That's why you can not send and receive MMS via WiFi. It's also the reason why you can not make a call and send/receive an ...


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From a Google search for "mms creation mode" I found this (among others) which says: • MMS creation mode — Select Restricted to have your device prevent you from including content in multimedia messages that may not be supported by the network or the receiving device. To receive warnings about including such content, select Guided. To create a ...


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This was fixed in Froyo. Anything over 3*160 (480 characters) will convert to an MMS prior to Froyo. You do have a couple options. Use a 3rd Party Messaging App, like Handcent, for example. See if you are able to install this "Hack" Root your phone and flash a Froyo Rom Wait for a Froyo update from Samsung Edit: Some additional information Anything ...


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I doubt that something like an SMS/MMS Virus exists or is "in the wild". If this MMS was really originating from your phone, than this could only be caused by an malicious App. Now, there are two ways how any App can send/receive SMS/MMS: By having the appropriate permissions You can easily find out which App has requested, and since you installed it, ...


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My understanding is that its operator defined per all the discussion I have seen around this, and does seem to be correct when I consider that on TMobile in the UK I can send a picture file around 258KB - with 640*480 dimension JPEG without any issue - which is plenty big enough for phones. I have checked to see if its working on a standard algorithm by ...


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I would suggest this is one of 3 things: a bug in CM6. I used Handcent regularly in CM7 and didn't see this behaviour. Possibly related to having Handcent / some other MMS app installed. All apps have registered to be told when a message arrived, and all apps are capturing it and inserting it into the telephony MMS/SMS database. This seems unlikely, ...


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This might have something to do with a feature of MMS called Content adaptation. Your operator's MMSC (Multimedia Messaging Service Center) determines if the data sent is in a format supported by your handset, and if not, transcodes it into another format. This can cause some problems between different devices and operators. For example, my Android receives ...


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Use Handcent and change the default settings: Settings -> Send message settings Auto-convert to MMS - Uncheck this Split 160 - Set this to one of the Split options (I recommend Split by word & add counter but you may prefer a different one - I don't fully understand the differences between them all).


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I can only comment on GoSMS which, while being a great app, has a few obvious issues. Texting via GoChat is, at best, unreliable. With both parties connected to hi-speed broadband, texts take their own sweet time to deliver. These texts shouldn't expire but they do. Given a certain amount of time, texts stay undelivered. If you have root access and are ...


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Try this: On the messaging app, (without opening any thread), tap on the menu key and go to Settings. Scroll down to Multimedia message (MMS) Settings section and turn off "Auto-retrieve" Next time you view the message, the message will display a download button. Make sure your mobile data is on, and tap on the button. The image will be retrieved and ...


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Rather than using Handcent, which is quite bulky, slow and doesn't really add any new features to the stock SMS application provided by Android, I recommend BigSMS. It's a free application that provides you with a simple, yet powerful interface that allows you to send unlimited length SMS. It doesn't claim to be big or clever, it is simply a solution to this ...


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Your network probably uses a separate MMS APN for multimedia messaging, and these are restricted to the operator's own network, so the messages can't be received via WiFi. Also, the messages are directed to your phone number so this could be compared to using SIP/VoIP through your regular phone number. If there is an active WiFi connection, it is ignored ...


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Try Map It! It wont let you send anything from the Maps App, but the Map It! app uses google maps and lets you draw routes and put push pins into the map, then take a screenshot of it and send it via email or mms. It's useful if you want to send a picture of a particular place on a map or some kind of mock up to a map, but it's no good if you're trying ...


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You will need your operator's APN details (hint: ask the operator's customer service or search on Google), which you can enter through Settings > Tap "Wireless & network settings" > Tap "Mobile networks" > Tap "Access Point Names" > Press "Menu Button" > Tap "New APN" (eclair/2.1). Alternatively, many operators can send a special service ...


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Yes MMS can send png files. Even if they change the extension, it shouldn't matter as long as the mime type is in tact. and even if that is different, the image has a specific "header" that should be read by the MMS app. AFAIK, android does not change the extension, or the mime type. (at least the stock MMS app, and the Galaxy S app) But that doesn't mean ...


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If your Android is not root, you can try another pc program called Backuptans Android SMS + MMS Transfer. Connected your phone to computer via usb or wifi and then click the backup button to save messages on computer. And yes, MMS restoring from computer to Android is supported. Tested with my Galaxy S3. PS: It also can work for an Android phone with ...


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I updated my ROM to a CM variant (SlimBean to be specific) and found this in the settings This worked for me. Thanks bassmadrigal for the comment. From that I came to know of CM. My friend usually takes care of my ROM, but now I see that CyanogenMod is an awesome fork of Android Custom ROM. Can I go ahead and accept my own answer therefore? :)


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I was facing the same problem for long time on my Galaxy S3, at last i figure it out by default android SMS allow you to send same message to multiple people without converting it to MMS. But when you Select the option Group Messaging under the multimedia message (MMS) setting it now set group messaging only for MMS try un-checking the option hope this ...


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Settings >> Wireless & Networks >> Mobile Networks >> Access Point Names That should list the APNs applicable/configured for your network; Once you select the APN entry (click on the name) you should be able to see/configure MMS. Update: Here is another question on MMS configuration : How can I configure my phone for MMS?


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None of the options above worked for me and I searched EVERYWHERE! Eventually, frustration made me look through my previous MMS texts sent and I found 3 or 4 that hadn't been sent with a little yellow warning icon on the corner. One was to a family group with 14 recipients!! I went through and deleted those messages/MMS with warning icons and then resent ...


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Short Answer: The maximum size for MMS is rather carrier-dependent, and usually is set to 300kB. For your second question, you might want to check Manually edit your max MMS size limit. Another interesting source might be What is the maximum MMS file size that I can send from my MMS phone? More details: As for changing the limit, there are several ...


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Regular android messaging apps tend to disallow files other than image/video. I use Tmail by Phonelight available from Google Play Store: Tmail breaks the restrictions of all the Messaging apps. It is the only app that allows the user to attach any kind of file to an MMS message. You are now not limited to image, audio or video file. Tmail has expanded ...


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It hasn't. The status would change if the message went through. Now you'll have to check you MMS settings from Messaging ->menu-> Settings -> Multimedia message settings and your MMS APN from Settings -> Wireless -> Mobile networks -> Access point names (or Settings -> More.. -> Mobile networks -> Access point names in newer ...


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When in the message window, "long press" the image (hold your finger down on the image for a second or two) and a menu should pop up giving you the option to download or save the attachment. When you go to your gallery you'll usually see attachments you've downloaded in a folder called "Downloads" or "Messaging."


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When I just saw my T-Mobile bill for Feb it became evident that since upgrading the OS from version 4.1.2 to 4.3 when I send a ‘Group’ text message it creates individual MMS messages, one for each recipient. These are picked up by T-Mobile and charged for at 25p each even though they are text only and I have an unlimited texts allowance. In addition, if ...


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This has happened to me at least once before. Very annoying. In my case I had to check every thread, and scroll up to look for failed mms messages in the thread(red !). Once one fails, apparently nothing else except regular txt will go through until the offender is deleted for some reason. I think I narrowed it down to a message I sent from my garage. With ...


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Messages longer than 3 texts in length get sent as mms (picture messages) rather than sms (texts), thereby costing more than texts, or being outside your contract (if you have pre-paid texts). If you leave this setting on 'Free', this conversion to an mms will happen with no warning. If you leave this setting on 'Warning', you get a brief flash of a ...


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Although no one writes about this, the downsize of installing one of those apps is the fact of consuming more resources than the built in app. Cons: More disk space used More RAM used But the increase is so irrelevant that it doesn't even count as a downsize by most reviewers.



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