I cant delete the message thread.. maybe because there are too many messages in the thread... but everytime i try 2 delete it. it jus freeze and ask me 2 wait or foreclose.... very confusin... ((need help))
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Re: Cant delete the thread on the g1
Ya....its a known issue that should be resolved when cupcake software is released.....
you WILL encounter this force close error message everytime to attepmt to delete messages if you have over 100 messages in the inbox....
just select menu > delete threads and select the force close error when it pops up. you should be okay.....just keep doing that till cupcake is out. if that doesnt help, youll need to have the phone reset. try going to MENU > SETTINGS > SD CARD AND PHONE STORAGE > RESET PHONE > ERASE EVERYTHING.
**as long as you remember you gmail username and password, all of your contacts and calander apps will be restored on the handheld. if you do not remember them, you will loose EVERYTHING if you complete this reset.**
I have had the same issue with my G1. Great Phone but does lack in very important technical areas such as battery life and sms deletion.
To solve the deletion problem with the G1. Very simple. The G1 is basically a minature computer. Has an OS system that runs Processes. In order to delete a long SMS thread it needs priority on the deletion process. If you have a time out for your screen it causes that deletion process to time out.
Solution: Turn your time out screen under settings, display to never time out. Just then start deleting the larger threads one by one.
I had the same problem as all of you, I like that i can keep multiple messages without having to delete them, then I ran across the deleting problem. Every time I tried to delete a large thread I was impatient and wanted the process to be quick, so i would press another button and i noticed that this would cause the crash. So I had to factory reset my phone the first time, because I am an impatient person and I don't like waiting. I noticed that the phone will erase large threads if u give it time, a thread of about 250msgs took around 2 minutes to delete, a thread of 600msgs took around 4-5 minutes. That's a lot of waiting. I also changed the display timeout settings to never timeout, only when i want to delete messages. So go ahead try it, Change your display timeout settings to NEVER TIMEOUT Go to thread, delete the tread, and do not press any other key on ur phone within reasonable amount of time, hopefully this works for u like it worked for me!!
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go to your message click and hold on tol the name/number and its going to say delete thread and it would delete all the text that you and that person talked about or if you dont want to delete the whole thing go to message click on the name/nuber and look for the message you would like to delete and click and on hold the message and you are going to see options and you are going to see delete message and it would not be there anymore.
The same thing happened to me, I had a thread of texts that exceeded 1000+, I tried to delete and it would always force close. It just so happens that you have to completely reset your phone, that means putting it into the state that it was in when it came out of the box.
You can do this by.. Step 1: Taking out the battery Step 2: Hold the home key, end key and menu key all at once untill you see a new symbol on the screen. Step 3: Press alt + w
Congrats, you just nuked everything off your phone.
(And yes this is the only way, I consulted two T-Mobile stores.)
This problem had been bugging me for over a month now so I decided to just try and wait it out. First I deleted all the threads individually that the phone would allow me to so that just left me with 3 big threads, one that had 1300 messages and 2 that had about 650 each. I went into each thread and hit delete and when the "force close or wait" message popped up I hit "wait". Then it came up again about 5 minutes later so I hit "wait" again. I kept hitting "wait" each time and the thread eventually deleted. The ones with 650 took about 10 minutes of waiting to finally get deleted, the one with 1300 took about 20 mins but eventually they were all gone and now my phone is running much more smoothly. So just wait it out. Its annoying but worth it in the end.
try to delete all threads at once by going to menu then delete threads.....after the force close error messages, you should be okay. i know it wont allow you to delete thema t once...so try all at the same time.
just heads up, this is a known issue and should be resolved once the cupcake software reslease is out....until then, keep your inbox UNDER 100 text messages and it will help prevent this from happening until that update comes out.
worse case scenario. if you do have to reset the phone, all your contacts and calender info will automatically be synced with phone given you remember the username and password for your google account. good luck! :)
Try downloading Txtract from the G1 Market. It's listed under "tools". Use this application to save the text messages you've been hoarding to your SD card, then delete the text messages from your phone. Your G1 will work like new again!