[Bug] Some SMS / text messages not received or mixed

asked 2019-08-23 14:14:01 +0300

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For a while, I've been getting this weird issue that a person would send me a text message but I would not receive it. Lately, although I cannot tell exactly at which point, this bug has gotten an "upgrade" - the text of the message would be mixed or completely replaced with the text of an older message (would upload screenshots, but I don't have enough karma).

Interestingly, I've noticed this happening only with only one contact, but that could be because that person is the one I'm most frequently texting with.

Is there anything I can do to troubleshoot this? I saw tracker being mentioned in the comments here (which appears to be a different issue than mine), and I remember having problems with text messages and tracker with N9.

FWIW I have Xperia X running Sailfish

Thanks, Sunc

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There are several existing threads about related problems, try searching for "mixed sms", maybe you will find the solution there.

Kim ( 2019-08-23 14:27:59 +0300 )edit

Thanks for the hint! I did search before posting this thread, but couldn't find anything that would fit the issue that I'm having.

Now when searching for "mixed sms" I found this thread, which seems to be partly the same thing I'm experiencing. My guess is that some messages are not being received and / or modem is hanging onto old message fragments in /var/lib/ofono/${SIM}/sms_assembly, and are wrongly incorporated in newer messages if the reference number is the same.

This would explain why some messages are mixed up, but not why others are not received (or displayed?) at all.

Sunc ( 2019-08-23 15:26:49 +0300 )edit