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Billsfan
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-04-2011
My Device: Bold 9700

Error and SMS icon gone

I turned on my phone today and it gave me the error message "Uncaught exception: Index 3 >=3" and my SMS/MMS icon was gone. I tried a battery pull and it still does the same thing. I went through options to set email and message as seperate, and when i try to choose create SMS through my contacts it won't do anything as if my phone no longer supports text messaging. Anyone else run across this problem or have some tips on how to fix it. Thank you

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sdgardne
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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Error and SMS icon gone

 

Hi there!

 

There's pretty much no diagnosing those -- they are the equivalent of the random errors in Windows for which tracing the root cause is fruitless. Basically, these are the last out in the programming code -- some event occurred for which there is no handler in the code. The fix is a code update that handles the event...but, again, knowing what the event is is pretty much impossible. So, there are a few things to try:

 

Sometimes, the code simply becomes corrupt and needs to be refreshed -- just like a reboot:

  • Anytime random strange behavior or sluggishness creeps in, the first thing to do is a battery pop reboot. With power ON, remove the back cover and pull out the battery. Wait about a minute then replace the battery and cover. Power up and wait patiently through the long reboot -- ~5 minutes. See if things have returned to good operation. Like all computing devices, BB's suffer from memory leaks and such...with a hard reboot being the best cure.

 

There might be an updated code set from the carrier -- check them via this portal:

 

The toughest possible cause is a badly behaving app. To find it, there are a couple of options. One is to see if you can read the log file:

Go to the home screen. Hold down the alt key and type 'lglg'. (You will not see anything while you type).This will bring up the log file. Scroll down (probably many pages) untill you see a line that says 'uncaught execption'. Click on this line. The name of the app will be in the info. Alternative methods for bringing up the logs are in this KB:

 

  • KB05349How to enable, access, and extract the event logs on a BlackBerry smartphone

 


The other method is to remove apps one at a time, waiting a while in between (I usually recommend a week), until the problem ceases...thereby discovering the offending app. Still another method is to reload the BB OS cleanly, leaving some time between adding other apps onto the BB so as to be able to determine exactly which one is the cause.

 

Good luck and let us know!

 


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