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Won't delete text messages!

I just got my Blackberry pearl about two weeks ago. Yesterday I recieved my first text message, but now it won't let me delete it. I have had no problems deleting e-mails, but for some reason it won't let this text message go. And to add to my confusion, The mailbox says it is deleted, and so does the SMS inbox. It only shows up on my home screen (where I have my inbox) any thoughts?

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  • pinkmommi Apr 16, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. I have had two text messages for about a month that will not delete. I have read the manual and went to the Blackeberry website but to no avail. Any suggestions from anyone?

  • fanty Apr 16, 2008

    Thanks! I did take out the battery and put it back and it worked. I wish there was a less scary way of doing it, but I guess it works for now

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    I'm a believer, taking out the battery works!! Woo hoo!!

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    it only flippin well worked - thanks guys, was doin my head in

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    It does work, but believe me IT COMES BACK


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Dont take out the battery, Dont do anything anyone else may tell you. Plug it into your computer and create a backup of your blackberry, Then WIPE IT (dont worry about contacts or anything you wont lose anything). Now simple as creating the back up, RESTORE YOUR PHONE!!! :) Wow texts are gone -clap-. (ps. I have had this problem with every blackberry and this is the only permenant and ever working solution)

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OK, after reading that some people fix their issues by taking out the battery and then putting it back it, I tried it and it worked! I am sure it will happen again and there has to be another way to clear them, but this works for now.

Hope you have the same results!

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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