Multipart SMS Mixing/ Orphaned Texts / Android Issue 17769
Posting in the hope someone else might be able to offer some more recent information or experience regarding this bug.
A friend is receiving multipart SMS messages from me with "parts" of the SMS replaced with older parts (since deleted). This has been addressed in Android Issue 17769 (forbidden from posting external links).
It seems there are orphaned messages getting stuck and not cleared. There's a suggested app available to find and delete these, called Orphaned Texts in the Play store.
However this doesn't seem to work with the Nexus 5 and 4.4 KitKat. It finds the messages, but seems to fail at actually removing them.
Does anyone know of a possible alternative to this approach?