3GS Stock Text Message App is blank - need advice

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#1
My daughter inherited my wife's 3GS. It has been solid for a long while. Now the stock message app isn't working well. When you tap the app the screen goes white. No messages. Sometimes it shows the dividing lines but no messages. If we wait, the app stops and we go back to the home screen. This happens about 75% of the time. I'm stumped. Have seen or heard of this?

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iOS 5.1.1
iCloud enabled
Never Jail-broke
5gig free memory



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#3
Tried the hard reset. Have not tried the restore. It's odd to me because it's a stock app. I suppose we could try the restore. Wouldn't that put the problem back on?


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No a restore would out it back to stick brand new. You may have picked something up along the way. So a restore from a backup may it may it have the issue. do a backup and start trying lol
 

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#10
Ok still having the problem but before I restore let me ask a couple of questions about that: if I restore her 3Gs does it put her apps back in the same folders? If it is an app causing the problem, would it put the problem back on.

Now here is another theory: my daughter has been texting emoticons to my niece by the 100's. (Pre-teens right) The cut and paste several hundred and send back and forth. We noticed that the iPhone text messages only has the issue with certain people. Since these are little pics would I be correct that the threads could be huge in size? The phone takes forever to load the thread. My text load quick.

One other thing is we're on AT&T and the trouble text come from Verizon. One iPhone and one droid.

I'm leaning towards the size of the tread issue. What do you think?


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