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Software Upgrade Required to Fix DROID X Text Message Issue

There is a known text messaging issue with the Droid X running official Android 2.2 that Motorola is apparently aware of and already working on.  According to their forums manager, their dev team has realized that an actual software upgrade is the only way to fix the problem.

Most right now are reporting that the issue has to do with text messages appearing out of order, but from my early experience with the leaked 2.2 and after talking with one of our readers, the problem is actually in the date and time settings of the phone.  Messages aren’t appearing out of order, but are showing with a 4 hour time difference to when you actually received the message.

What’s funny about this issue, is I ran into so long ago and was unable to find a fix.  At the time, I had a pretty good idea that the OS was to blame, but figured it was a big enough problem that it would have been ironed out in the official version.  Apparently I was wrong and should have made a bigger deal out of it.

It should be noted that the problem is found in the native text app, Chomp and Handcent so there is really no work around at this time.

Anyone experiencing this issue?

Source:  Motorola Forums
Via:  Phandroid

  • Bamafan360

    im having problems with my side keyboard when ever i type the letters dnt show up can anyone help?

  • Bamafan360

    when ever i type on my side keybord the letters wont show up and the screen goes back to all my text messages i have a droid 2 can anyone help?

  • Anonymous

    I was having this problem with my Droid X and went to my Verizon store….The person I talked to told me they were aware of this problem and that the best thing to do was to get rid of my Driod and use my upgrade to buy a Iphone-4 at $219….I just stood there with my mouth open….I told him I had only had this phone for 14 months and that this was an unacceptable resolution…he said he was sorry but that was all that could be done…I am glad I did not fall for it and went home and researched what could be done as a partial fix….I think I should report him or something…I wonder how many people followed his advice or will follow it still.

  • Gracekw1

    I am having similar issues in that when I am typing a text, the phone lags behind what I am actally typing and even going so far as to go to two previous messages while I am texting.  Since I have had my Droid I have had to do a factory reset 4 times.  This is so irritating that I am thinking about going to the IPhone.  This needs to be fixed.  I didn’t start having issues until the last system update.

  • Jushoward

    Keyboard drops when I hit the space bar.. this is getting really annoying.. Girl friend was due for new phone.. she’s getting a iphone now.. this took 10 mins to write.. please get this fixed..

  • http://twitter.com/viklahan Vikrant

    Phone: Droid X
    Software: Android 2.3 Ginger Bread
    App: Default/Native text messaging app.

    I am experiencing a weird issue with the native text messaging app on Droid X. And I have been experiencing in the last few days. As I start typing on the virtual keyboard, after a few words the text disappears and if I revert back to the entire message then it appears whereas appears totally garbled. I am not sure what is doing that and its pretty annoying. The only thing I did was traveled across time zones but then that should not mess up anything. Any suggestions, I tried to use handcent and it also does the same. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

  • Jushoward

    When I hit the spacebar my keyboard goes down?????

  • dommmers

    This is what’s happening to mine. It went crazy and then I tried turning it off but after getting frustrated, I took out the battery. then it wouldn’t turn on for awhile and now it says it’s december 31 1969 at 5:27 night when actuality it’s 10:19 may forth 2011. how do I get it to go back?
    Plus the messages I received after turning back on can’t be seen at all.

  • Nativegirl40

    Yes I have been experiencing this issue. It’s irritating because this is how i communicate with my son at college so when he needs something i don’t really know when he sent the message.

  • Nativegirl40

    Not this issue exactly, I just notice that if i have my phone off for a day or so, I live in a rural area, and I get back into the service area, the time stamp on the text message is not the time and date that text message originally arrived it has the time that I turned the phone on. Is this related to the same issue?

  • Nativegirl40

    Not this issue exactly, I just notice that if i have my phone off for a day or so, I live in a rural area, and I get back into the service area, the time stamp on the text message is not the time and date that text message originally arrived it has the time that I turned the phone on. Is this related to the same issue?

  • http://www.lead411.com/Mike_Eardley_1490406.html Mike Eardley

    This is UNACCEPTABLE and either SPRINT or HTC should figure out what is going on with time stamps and there phone and software.Thanks

  • david

    I HATE that the comma button has been moved. It used to be on the same button as the period, and you would double tap to get a comma. This new location is more cumberaome by anyones standards.

  • DJ

    Has anyone had the problem of sending a text and when the other person receives it, it is all in numbers?

  • Artisticsoul79

    yep, I have the same issue… I reside in Texas and when my girlfriend is in California, her text messages are all the way down the bottom instead of on top like it should be…

  • http://www.lead411.com/Joe_Dirbas_1271635.html Joe Dirbas

    There is many phones on account and Droid X is the only one that does it. So since it appears to be a Driod X issue, are other droid types experiencing the same issue?

  • travel2vc

    shucks. I was told that “there is an app for that”. Granted, I am a newby to the Droid X, but I smell a rat already. I used to have the Blackberry and decided to get the Droid to have the wonderful pictures and web browsing capabilities. Now Im finding that my Blackberry was so much more stable/reliable.
    OK so there is a problem… is there an app to fix the out of order text messages???
    Also, Verizon tells me that I can only “save an email draft” when using my gmail account. Excuuuuse me? Seriously this is rediculous.

  • henry

    I take the photo with the droid camera and then hit “share” and upload to FB, BIGGER pic that way! my problem is , Yeah but when I do that it uploads to lil sammys profile and whwn I log back into my own the share prompt doesn't give me the facebook option.

  • jojo

    sometimes when i send a text from my droid x the person will either receive a blank txt or wont receive it at all idk if its because its too long or what…

    has this happenned to any one else? is this part of the problem theyre working on fixing?

  • http://www.mediabistro.com/Mykalai-Kontilai-profile.html Mykalai Kontilai

    I have the texting issue too. Also, when I'm entering a text, it won't let me go back and edit it like I used to unless I switch to landscape.

  • TupperwareMagic

    Does anyone else hate the speaker and sound on the DroidX? I don't understand why they couldn't have left if like the Droid 1. That one was PERFECT, now the DroidX speaker is not even half the size of the Original droid. Man that phone just blasted my MP3's. My friends couldn't believe it was a Cell phone I was using to play my music.

  • TupperwareMagic

    I hate that the comma and period are no longer on the same button.

  • jenn

    Yes i am. Been going on since i got phone in august. Called cs. They deactivated phone or something but still happens randomly like last time was five minutes ago. People also say text with garble ccomes through about five times and shuts down their phone. Very frustrating!

  • Cindy

    Some of the recipients of my texts messages are reporting that they're garbled…. bunch of question marks and other symbols. Is anyone else experiencing this?

  • fcastro

    Running Froyo 2.2 on stock sprint HTC EVO.

    I am getting MMS (Pictures) from another Sprint user who has a Touch Pro 2 running Windows 6.5 and everytime I get an MMS message from him its back stamped 4 hours. So if he sends it at 8pm it gets time stamped at 4pm on my phone. When he sends me an SMS (text message) its is CORRECTLY time stamped at 8pm. This causes my threaded messaging to put his MMS all the way up in the thread. This is UNACCEPTABLE and either SPRINT or HTC should figure out what is going on with time stamps and there phone and software.