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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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press the shift key and see the change in the icon for the smiley. It changes to the enter key.


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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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As per Broam's suggestion above, I'm posting my comment as an answer. Hopefully some people finds it useful. If you add a Subject to the message you're making, it gets converted to MMS format. Even if the Subject is empty, at least, that's what I know


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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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They go to your Download folder by default, typically at /sdcard/Download. Note that this may not necessarily be a physical SD card (e.g. on devices that don't have an SD slot it's emulated). From a practical standpoint, if you need to access them on your device, just open the Gallery or Photos app. The picture will appear in either of those as long as you ...


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I especially wonder why adb backup doesn't cover this. It is not that adb backup doesn't want to cover the app com.android.providers.telephony. This app is not much different from any other system app based on its AndroidManifest.xml. The problem is with the flag its developer has declared in the manifest which as a default mechanism for some reason adb ...


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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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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. More details: As for changing the limit, there are several consideration to be taken. Sure one can alter any limits, but usually there's a good reason for their presence. ...


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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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I just solved this issue on my phone, mms only works through 3g or 4g. It doesnt work over wifi so turn your wifi off, turn your mobile data on and it will work! Or at least it did with mine anyway. That's had me stumped for a veeery long time haha I hope ive helped someone with this :-)


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If you keep using the Google Voice app for texting, it doesn't matter if you activate SMS via Hangouts. However, any texts you send out of Hangouts will go through your Verizon number, incurring carrier charges. If you are running CyanogenMod 11 ROM, you may want to look into Voice+. It's a custom app that allows you to pipe all "regular" SMS through ...


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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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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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I updated my ROM to a CM variant (SlimBean to be specific) and found this in the settings This worked for me. Thanks to bassmadrigal's comment.


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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 ...


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SMS Backup + reports to work on Android 1.5 and above and it backs up MMS. It pushes everything to your GMail account under a defined label. I've been using it for a while and it's very good.


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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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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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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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Nicolas, possible solutions very much depend on how far you will go (and partly, how far your carrier goes along). There is no 100% cure, but a few items you might consider: Say Goodbye to Hangouts. If you can live without that app, make another one the default SMS/MMS handler and don't use Hangouts – at least not until Google fixed that "autoplay". I'd ...


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SMS backup and restore has Option to select which text conversations to backup or restore Though it is manual and not by date . This should be fine in your case as you don't have too many On the next screen you can select the messages manually and create a backup Thanks to a acejavelin who pointed out that restoration can be done for a specific date ...


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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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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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It differs with your connection quality, in normal situations Wi-Fi is faster. Wi-Fi mostly not usable for MMS, so you need to use e-mail.


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On my android 4.4.2 tablet running the app "messaging 4.40.150" do a long hold on the message body not the photo. It opens a dialogue which allows saving the attachment. It was easy after that.


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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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Got it, went snooping into Handcent messaging settings and turned off pop up and notifications.


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Android doesn't have native support for vCards and it's annoying. Fortunately, since they come through as SMS/MMS messages they aren't only in Hangouts, any SMS/MMS-handling app you install can read the messages so long as you haven't deleted them. You can install bizcardmanager (it's $1.50 but there's a free version too) and it will show a list of vCards ...


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You can install a 3rd party SMS app called Handcent Next SMS which provides the option to disable emoticons on all (incoming/outgoing) sms. Install the app → Settings (inside app) → Custom style → Conversation settings → Disable smileys Click to enlarge Alternatively if you're on rooted android, you can recompile your ...


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