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Hey guys,

For a couple of weeks now I can't seem to get rid off the wrong count of my unread messages. Although all conversations are read, I still have a red "1" at my messages app.

When this happened my phone froze for a bit and even though they were calling me at the time, the screen was black. After forcing reset (power + home button) the device started ok. But the moment it started, I saw a new text as a badge alert (it was from my carrier telling me I had a missed call) and it vanished really quick. Since then, the one unread message is still there. I tried rebooting but nothing.

Did anyone experience anything similar?

I have an iPhone 5S with 8.1.2 and it's jailbroken.

Edit: I have the following tweaks -- CCControls, DetailedBatteryUsage, iCaughtU, iFile, LocationFaker8, Mesalation, Rubik, Slide2Kill8 Lite, StatusModifier, VirtualHome8, Wifi Passwords. I have the default sources.

asked 12 Feb '15, 06:10

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edited 12 Feb '15, 06:26

What tweaks do you have installed and what sources have you added to Cydia?

(12 Feb '15, 06:13) iAdam1n ♦ iAdam1n's gravatar image

I have heard "icaughtyou" has caused quite a few problems for people. I am not saying this is the culprit but if it was me I'd uninstall it and see if that fixes it.

(12 Feb '15, 10:34) Shonc502 Shonc502's gravatar image

It might be much easier... I had that, used to drive me crazy. Until i realized that somewhere back about 700-800 messages ago i did miss one ( was buried in some thread with multiple parties). Could be it as well... Just a guess.

(12 Feb '15, 11:39) slavakulikoff slavakulikoff's gravatar image

Please put your device into safe mode and check if the problem consists. Tell us your result.

(12 Feb '15, 12:57) Fpsscreenshot Fpsscreenshot's gravatar image

Well, as almost everything it tech, it was fixed without knowing exactly how. But here's what I did, just in case this works for someone: Some time ago and on my old iPhone, I had ProtectMyPrivacy (PMP) installed along with biteSMS. At one point I was sent some SMS but the PMP did not allow neither biteSMS nor the default Messages app access to my contacts. This resulted to having blank SMS from "Unknown" sender. While scrolling through old conversations I saw this one and deleted it. Now, I'm not sure if this was the problem or just by deleting a conversation the sms.db was re-indexed and had the counter updated. In any case, it's worth trying to delete a conversation you don't need and see if it works.

PS: I had new SMS sent to me, but the deleting seemed to do the trick. Either that or reading already read conversations. Can't be sure :)


answered 13 Feb '15, 01:27

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So, wasn't it what i initially suggested? ))

(13 Feb '15, 18:05) slavakulikoff slavakulikoff's gravatar image
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