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Re: N900 doesn't save SMS or ingoing/outgoing phon...

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Mike_in_UK
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N900 doesn't save SMS or ingoing/outgoing phone numbers

I'm running Maemo5 20.2010.36-2.203.1 on my N900.   A few weeks ago I had some trouble booting the thing, and since then it has stopped saving incoming and outgoing SMS text messages, and stopped saving incoming or outgoing phone numbers.   Both SMS and the phone work OK.  I thought I might have some OS corruption and would need to reflash it, and on investigation I find its no longer supported by Nokia.   I've followed the discussion threads on reflashing, but before I leap into that I thought I would ask here to see if there could be a simpler way to fix my problem.   Any help gratefully received as reflashing seems quite complicated. 

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Mobile Guru
matthew_maude
Posts: 1,952

Re: N900 doesn't save SMS or ingoing/outgoing phone numbers

flahing is actually very easy but there have been similar issues like this before and cpitchford has a fix for it... (it will remove all your old sms and i'm not sure if it will help with your contacts issue but its worth a try)

Open an x terminal and run

cd .rtcom-eventlogger
mkdir keep
mv *db* keep

Then restart your phone

©2012 DJ Matt

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Mobile Sensei
ceroberts75
Posts: 5,028

Re: N900 doesn't save SMS or ingoing/outgoing phone numbers

use this code to fix it and keep your data:

 

sudo gainroot
cd .rtcom-eventlogger
sqlite3 el-v1.db .dump > el-v1.db.sql
sqlite3 el-v1.new < el-v1.db.sql
cp el-v1.db.new el-v1.db
chown user el-v1.db
chgrp users el-v1.db

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Mike_in_UK
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Re: N900 doesn't save SMS or ingoing/outgoing phone numbers

Many thanks ... I actually followed ceroberts75's recommendation and that worked, but I appreciate your response.
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Mike_in_UK
Posts: 3

Re: N900 doesn't save SMS or ingoing/outgoing phone numbers

Thanks ceroberts75 that seems to have fixed the problem and saved me a lot of time.   Flashing might be easy for you Linus gurus but I'm just a phone and Windows user!

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Mobile Sensei
ceroberts75
Posts: 5,028

Re: N900 doesn't save SMS or ingoing/outgoing phone numbers

glad it helped and thanks for the kudos and solution!

:smileywink:

cheers.
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phatvn
Posts: 3

Re: N900 doesn't save SMS or ingoing/outgoing phone numbers

ceroberts75 i don't sane u speak...watch i do erro hepl me....tk's very much...

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Mobile Overlord
aspergerguy
Posts: 10,000

Re: N900 doesn't save SMS or ingoing/outgoing phone numbers

@phatvn

 

Just wonder whether it is a typographic error and command should be:-

 

cp el-v1.new el-v1.db   

 

If you check content of /home/user/rtcom-eventlogger with such as Filebox there is no el-v1.db.new to copy!

 

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Happy to have helped forum with a Support Ratio = 42.5

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Mobile Sensei
ceroberts75
Posts: 5,028

Re: N900 doesn't save SMS or ingoing/outgoing phone numbers

try to omit the .db from that.

it has been a while since i have used my n900...since november of last year, even though i still support a handfull of them, mine was the only one that was really cusomized.

even my notes say cp el-v1.db.new el-v1.db


it wouldnt hurt to try:

cp el-v1.new el-v1.db



try it and report back.

seems as it is, it worked for others above.
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phatvn
Posts: 3

Re: N900 doesn't save SMS or ingoing/outgoing phone numbers

tks ceroberts75 so much... last day im do fix erros access. but i dont u new how. at i dont : No such file of dectory. i restart my phone and access! tks so much. i have a problem a mondth but threath in VietNam  cant hepl me. i will give information of u share for forum N900 for how to use fix this problem!

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New Member
phatvn
Posts: 3

Re: N900 doesn't save SMS or ingoing/outgoing phone numbers

ceroberts75 friend please hepl me problem ... i cant send and recvice sms... tks very much..

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Mobile Sensei
ceroberts75
Posts: 5,028

Re: N900 doesn't save SMS or ingoing/outgoing phone numbers

we have.  the answer is above.

 

i am not sure what else to help you with except you can always flash your device with the flasher, or at least reformat your device from the menu system.

 

other than that, the answer is above.

 

 

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