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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-19-2010
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Telus

The new way to view sms messages... how do I make it back to the old?

Hey guys,

I just upgraded to the curve 8530, and it is a great phone. However, my sms text messages are acting like blackberry messenger putting all my mesages from one contact into one conversation. Is there a way to view my sms messages the old way? I like my text messages being shown in full, separately, like the old curve and other blackberries.

This is really annoying me, and any help would be great!

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: The new way to view sms messages... how do I make it back to the old?

Greetings, and welcome to the BlackBerry.com Support Forums.
It is always helpful to receive help, to include your device Operating System version, found on your BlackBerry at Options > About, third line down, looks like "v4.x.x.xxx"

 

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Registered: ‎02-19-2010
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
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Re: The new way to view sms messages... how do I make it back to the old?

Hey, it is the blackberry 8530, version v5.0.0.386 (Platform 4.2.0.160)

I dont know what else you need, but let me know! I've searched through settings and options for so long trying to find out how to make them look "normal"

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Re: The new way to view sms messages... how do I make it back to the old?

On OS 5.0, the SMS threads do appear in a "threaded" or conversational view.

 

There is no way to turn that off or undo that.

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Re: The new way to view sms messages... how do I make it back to the old?

can i downgrade from OS5.0 somehow?

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Re: The new way to view sms messages... how do I make it back to the old?

No, the 8530 was released with OS 5.0, there is nothing lower.

 

You'll get used to it. People begged for years for threaded SMS, now it's here.

 

Sorry.

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Registered: ‎03-02-2010
My Device: Blackberry BB8530
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: The new way to view sms messages... how do I make it back to the old?

The threaded SMS messages are hard to read and dysfunctional.  I am not willing to tolerate it.  Is there any software I can download to fix it?   This is for the birds.

Sincerely yours, Ed Warren

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Registered: ‎03-11-2010
My Device: 9700
My Carrier: Optus

Re: The new way to view sms messages... how do I make it back to the old?

I agree Ed.

 

We have rolled out 9700's to our exec team and nearly all have asked that this feature be changed back. We use SMS to send out alerts and when there are muliptle messages from the same sender with no repsonses it does not work well.

 

Surely this is not uncommon?

 

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Registered: ‎09-24-2010
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Re: The new way to view sms messages... how do I make it back to the old?

I agree, surely RIM would of introduced an option within the new 5.0 system to revert back to the old style of SMS.

 

This consesus is shared amonst my colleagues at the office, almost all prefer the older sms system.

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Registered: ‎09-28-2010
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: The new way to view sms messages... how do I make it back to the old?

Any chance RIM will update this soon? I don't like the threaded SMS system, and it appears others feel the same way.