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Old 02-18-2010, 05:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a very interesting problem, and I'm wondering if anyone has encountered anything so bizarre, and if there's a fix for it...

I recieved some text messages. Nothing unusual there. However, for some very unknown reason, the phone (7100g I think?) had reset the internal calendar for July. In the year 1,7xx,xxx... and the phone won't let me read a text from the future!
Resetting the clock is easy; the problem is these text messages are lurking in the memory with an incorrect timestamp and while it'll tell me there are unread messages, it won't show them in the messages menu...

So, does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance to anyone with ideas
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried a battery pull?
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What happens if you set your clock to a time in the future after the time stamp on the messages?Presumably the phone will now see the texts as being in the past and let you read them.

The only other option might be to talk niicely to MidnightDraven and ask her if you can borrow her time travelling bunnies,I'm sure they can sort it out.
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lol. I need a new quote from Lost S6, but there hasn't been anything that funny yet. :P
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battery pull hasn't done anything, and I'm afraid it won't let me set the date that far in the future - it'll only allow dates with 4 digit years, I'd need 7 to match the date...

some of those time travelling bunnies would be nice, or a certain car with a flux capacitor and fusion module... but I think they only made one of those...
so, any more ideas? or time-travelling bunnies?
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In the meantime 'til you figure something out, a backup would be wise (if you have not done it yet).



By the way, I'm curious. You say the texts do not appear in your messages folder? You are going by the counter only? If that's the case, do you perhaps just have a counter reset issue at this point?
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I just had a thought,(it was lonely),you can open Blackberry backup files with notepad so if you make a backup then navigate to the backup file on your computer,right click it,select "open with" then notepad you can open the file and read all the text messages in the backup file.
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I just had a thought,(it was lonely),you can open Blackberry backup files with notepad so if you make a backup then navigate to the backup file on your computer,right click it,select "open with" then notepad you can open the file and read all the text messages in the backup file.
While you're correct in saying that you can open backup files in Notepad, because you can. However, you cannot read them from notepad. It will just look like gibberish.

I agree with Ira. Make a backup of your data. Then try clearing your SMS database. (In DM: Backup/Restore > Advanced > Highlight SMS > Click Clear). Then try restoring just the SMS database.
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I've just opened one of my old backup files and the text messages are readable.You just have to look for them anongst the lines of code but they are there.
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