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Registered: ‎08-01-2013
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Bell Mobility

Text Messaging has Stopped Working Post OS Update

So quick rundown on what my Z10 is currently running for OS:

Software Release: 10.1.0.4181
OS Version: 10.0.1.4633
Build ID: 556195

About 30 minutes ago, my Z10's text messaging system stopped. Dead. Completely frozen. I'm not receiving texts, I can't send texts, I can't compose texts, I can't delete texts, I can't go into any text conversation without it being having my boyfriend's contact name and display picture (and the aforementioned issues). Please help! I've done battery pulls, and restarts. Nothing seems to be working...
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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: PRIV (6.0.1/AAF518), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Text Messaging has Stopped Working Post OS Update

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

With a strong carrier network signal (e.g., not merely WiFi), I suggest the following steps, in order, even if they seem redundant to what you have already tried (step 1 should result in a message coming to your BB...please wait for that before proceeding to the next step):

1) Register HRT

  • KB00510 How to register a BlackBerry smartphone with the wireless network

2) Reboot

  • Pre-BB10 Devices ONLY. 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.
  • BB10 Devices. Hold the top button down until the counter reaches zero. Wait for the device to be fully shut down (e.g., nothing at all displayed on the screen, no LED lights, etc.). Hold the top button until the red LED is lit. Wait through the full boot-up process. IF this fails, you can attempt the battery-pull method above, but it is normally NOT recommended unless nothing else works.
  • 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.

Hopefully that will get things going again for you! If not, then you should contact your mobile service provider for formal support.

Good luck!



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