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See here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4809874/how-to-access-the-sms-storage-on-android The gist is that SMS/MMS are residing in databases on the phone and the answer to the question contains the link to this tutorial. The location of the database might vary from phone to phone, but you can look it up with this command via adb (you need to be root ...


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The list of apps in your screenshot includes "Rayman Jungle Run". This doesn't have any reason to send SMS messages, and the genuine game listed on Google Play doesn't require that permission. It seems likely that you've been taken in by a fake or trojan that pretends to be the game you wanted, but in fact sends SMS to premium numbers behind your back, to ...


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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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Google blocks apps from (mis)using Call Log and/or SMS permissions if they are not the core functionalities of the apps, with some exceptions and alternatives. SMS (termux-sms-list and termux-sms-send) and Call Log (termux-call-log) are not the main purpose of Termux:API app, thus the developer had to remove the permissions to prevent the app from being ...


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If you lock a message, when you delete a conversation with a locked message, every message other than the locked message will be erased from that conversation.


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Yes, its possible, from your desktop PC, go to Play Store, and install AndroidLost remotely to your handset. At this point, a caveat emptor is needed: Provided you have 3G Data switched on, it will remotely install on to the handset and also There is sufficient battery power Read the starting page by visiting the main AndroidLost. Send the text "...


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This is a known problem with ICS (up to 4.0.3, I think) : http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!topic/mobile/ZVK3xcu2NrA If you follow this link you'll also see a solution to the problem (I'd recommend backing up your contacts first, just in case): Assuming your phone is synced with Google Contacts Disable contacts syncing. From the ...


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Verification by OTP uses a different API which doesn't need read SMS permission. You can read more here Perform SMS Verification on a Server Hence, the app isn't reading your SMS but using a separate channel to read specially formatted text messages I learnt of this when an Xposed module to block permissions did not work as I expected (similar case) and ...


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This is more like a manual job, but can be done. With Titanium Backup PRO/Donate version, you have this feature (compare versions here): Backup/restore SMS, MMS, call log, bookmarks and Wi-Fi networks in the portable XML format! You can combine both SMS backups into a single XML file format and restore it to your phone all in one. Afterwards, perform a ...


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Here's a helpful piece of info also. This is the absolute path to SMS and MMS DB on most android devices: /data/data/com.android.providers/telephony/databases/mmssms.db


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I think you might be misunderstanding how GV handles messages. Receiving Messages: When someone sends an SMS to your GV number it is received by Google and placed in your GV inbox - the setting you mention doesn't change that functionality, so either way you choose to have the app configured your GV SMS messages will still be available in the GV app (and, ...


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According to Google, this functionality is no longer available unless you enable group MMS. Unfortunately, MMSs are much more expensive for me and aren't displayed correctly on some older feature phones. Once again, Google doesn't care about non-Google communication protocols, possibly in an attempt to force people onto Google products or out of sheer ...


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Note that, as of Kitkat (Android 4.4, released Sept 2013), the default path changed from: /data/data/com.android.providers/telephony/databases/mmssms.db to /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/mmssms.db Update: As mentioned in the comments, the latter path already exists in JB.


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You should be able to call the messaging intent with am start -a android.intent.action.VIEW "sms:numberhere" -e "sms_body" "hello" Using the intent command as described here: http://learnandroid.blogspot.com/2008/01/run-android-application-from-command.html https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4967448/send-sms-in-android


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This is a general Android question that applies to all devices. Messages (SMS) are queued if there's no signal. See screenshot (device is in airplane mode).


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I am such an idiot. A picture is worth a thousand words: When I bought my device, about a year ago, I turned on the feature "SIM change alert - Send SMS when SIM card is changed". I completely forgot about it later, and it only came back to me today. Of course the recipients I defined were my own number and my wife's. The lead I followed was @roxan's ...


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For a system independent solution, you might want to take a look at e.g. AirDroid: AirDroid runs as an app on your Android device. When you start this app, it offers you to start its service. Having done so, it displays an URL to connect to with a web browser, plus a password to authenticate. Doing so on your PC, you can manage your Android device from ...


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Go over to your Messaging app, press the options button/menu button (depends on the device). A short list will pop-up including options like Search, Drat Messages, Delete, etc. One of these options should say 'Configuration Messages' or something similar. This is where the CP messages you receive are stored. I'm not sure as to what purpose they serve (they ...


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Most likely the destination phone number is formatted wrong, which can happen particularly when importing contacts via third-party tool. In this particular case, I used My Contacts Backup for iOS to export my contacts to VCF, then imported from Gmail. In the process, some numbers were wrongly formatted as +61 0 4xx when they should be just +61 4xx, causing ...


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You can enable vibrate for SMS from Messaging -> Menu key -> Settings -> Notification settings -> Vibrate. Not sure about Email since I use K-9 (in case you use it too it's in the app, Long-press the account -> Account settings -> Notifications -> Vibrate).


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I had the same problem and think I found the place to correct it: 1) Open the e-mail client program on the Samsung 2) Go to "menu | account settings" 3) Disable SMS-sync Hope it works!


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Looks like it moved to data/User_DE/0/com.android.providers.telephony/databases with Nougat. At least, this is where it can be found on my Nexus 6. Hope this helps.


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Android Anti-Theft Security and AndroidLost both provide these functions, along with many other security apps available for Android. There is also an app called SMS Alarm Pager which sounds like exactly what you need, but I cannot tell as the description is in another language :/


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Tasker can automate things like that -- and a lot more. It takes a while to acquaint oneself with it, and 5 bucks to buy (there's a 7day trial available as well) -- but it's well worth the effort.


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I found the problematical app. This is related to Huawei's app. After searching/tracing the number, I found that the number the SMS was sent to was Huawei Server number. It will work like this: When you put SIM card for the first time, it will auto send an SMS to that number for registering the start of warranty period. But in my case, I am facing network ...


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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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This is not a direct solution, but a workaround. You could forward the message (but not send it); this is a feature the stock Messaging app supports. When you forward a message, it puts that message into edit mode, as if you were sending a new message. From here, you can select the text that you want to copy.


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Save the shortcode number as +728464. Hangouts all think that +7 is the prefix, so it won't prepend the +1.


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I solved this by erasing all contacts on the SIM. Here's how: Contacts app -> Menu -> View. Uncheck all but SIM, press OK. Menu -> Delete. Menu -> Select All. Press Delete. After a while all SIM contacts are gone. Now re-enable showing the Phone and/or Google contacts and you're good to go! (My phone uses Swedish so maybe the menu items/buttons above have ...


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Go into your contacts. Open the contact you want to personalize the message tone. Click "edit". Then scroll down to the bottom and click on "ADD ANOTHER FIELD". Tap to put a check mark beside "Message tone" then tap "OK". Then tap on "Message tone" and your options should come up e.g. Media storage, Zedge, etc. Tap which option you want to choose the ...


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