I recently purchased a Samsung S7 Edge. As I like to play around with my phones a lot, one of the first things I did was root it. Not thinking properly, after enabling 'OEM Unlock' and rooting my phone, I decided to turn off 'OEM Unlock' (I figured this would be correct as on my old Nexus 7 I unlocked the bootloader, rooted & flashed it with a custom ROM and re-locked it no issues) but I didn't google anything to confirm this wouldn't cause issues. After rebooting, I realised my mistake: My phone would refuse to restart due to the FRP lock. Because of this, I flashed a new stock ROM from Sammmobile to fix this - from what I can tell this is a trusted website as everything linked back to there. This is where issues have started to occur: since flashing the stock ROM back, now when I unlock my phone for the first time a series of applications report they have crashed, notably:
As well as occasionally:
Google Play Games
The issue I am now facing is that when I open the stock 'Messages' application, it crashes. Attempting to open it through settings to access the application settings, it crashes. I have since downloaded Google's 'Messenger' application and tried to use it, still no luck. I used Facebook's 'Messenger' application with integrated SMS, this just caused the recent messages screen to show 'An error occurred, please try again', however upon disabling SMS option I can see all my facebook messages.
I cannot receive (or view - not sure. No notification was shown when an SMS was expected) text messages.
Third party applications cannot view text messages in place of the default application.
Message Service system application crashes when device starts
The following fixes have been tried:
- Clearing 'Messages' data and cache
- Clearing 'Message Service' cache
- Restarting the device (obviously)
Is anyone able to suggest other fixes to help solve my issue?
Thanks in advance