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SOLVED! S9 Messages app after Oreo update - getting duplicate texts

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By dharvey4651, Retired Senior Moderator on 2nd April 2018, 06:24 PM
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Ok so I have a weird problem to report. After installing the latest Oreo update over-the-air from T-Mobile last night, I installed the Galaxy S9 messages app from apkmirror.com.

The messages that functions normally like you would expect it to but any time I get a text message from my wife who has a Galaxy S9, I get the text message twice. This issue can only be reproduced by receiving a text message from My Wife and nobody else.

I have been searching for a solution to this problem and I have already wiped the apps data and cache multiple times but nothing has fixed the problem.

Has anybody who has installed the S9 messages app from apkmirror.com run into the same problem and if so, how have you fixed it?

Update! I have officially figured out what is causing the duplicate text messages after updating to the latest messages app.

In the newest releases, like the ones that came on the S9 and S9+, samsung integrated the message service app into the messages app. This, for some, is causing duplicate text messages when receiving messages from people who are on the same service provider who's devices also have advanced messaging with chat features.

To fix the problem of duplicate texts, you will need to purchase and install package disabler pro ($2.50 - don't be cheap...) from the play store and disable message service app and reboot.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...pdp.singleplay

That's all there is to it enjoy no longer getting duplicate text messages just as I am.

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2nd April 2018, 07:01 PM |#2  
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I have uninstalled the updated version of messages for now until I can figure out what's going on... the duplicate messages were starting to give me a headache...
2nd April 2018, 10:18 PM |#3  
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I have uninstalled the updated version of messages for now until I can figure out what's going on... the duplicate messages were starting to give me a headache...

It was random when I got the duplicate messages but I uninstalled it because you can't schedule messages in the new messaging app either.

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It was random when I got the duplicate messages but I uninstalled it because you can't schedule messages in the new messaging app either.

I've always had random duplicate messages ever since I had my galaxy s7. But they were just that, random.

What I was experiencing with this messages app was anything but random. It was constant with any of my T-Mobile using friends and family.

What made it irritating was that my wife texts me pretty much constantly all day and every message she sent would get delivered twice.
3rd April 2018, 05:20 AM |#5  
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It was random when I got the duplicate messages but I uninstalled it because you can't schedule messages in the new messaging app either.

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Actually you can.....press the plus symbol on left and navigate to correct screen..
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Actually you can.....press the plus symbol on left and navigate to correct screen..
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Ah ok thanks

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What are the advantages of having the s9 message app over the note 8 messaging app? Cause I see a lot of people installing the s9 message app on their note 8.

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What are the advantages of having the s9 message app over the note 8 messaging app? Cause I see a lot of people installing the s9 message app on their note 8.

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Nothing major just I can schedule a text and send a location within the app to where I am. Say i am somewhere and i want send the location to a friend it's easy and no need to open maps. Again nothing major. Also u can do gif search within the input unlike the key board that Samsung forgot to do.
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Nothing major just I can schedule a text and send a location within the app to where I am. Say i am somewhere and i want send the location to a friend it's easy and no need to open maps. Again nothing major. Also u can do gif search within the input unlike the key board that Samsung forgot to do.

Hey thanks for the reply. I was thinking about installing it but it doesn't seem like it's worth the trouble. I'll stick to the proprietary note 8 app. Thanks again man.

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Hey thanks for the reply. I was thinking about installing it but it doesn't seem like it's worth the trouble. I'll stick to the proprietary note 8 app. Thanks again man.


Honestly your better off getting a different keyboard off play store. Gboard is good if not better. I know there are alot of keyboards that can do much more.
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try going to settings/apps/show system apps/message service clear data and clear cache.... we need updated message service apk, the last update was in Feb 2018
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