Release Notes

2.1

2.1.5 – Apr 13, 2021

  • Allow for additional types of missing attachments

2.1.4 – Dec 3, 2020

  • Allow Samsung Advanced attachments of unspecified types
  • Mark sender unkown for some failed or cancelled Samsung messages

2.1.3 – Sep 24, 2020

  • Collect some missing attachments on Alcatel and LG phones

2.1.2 – June 22, 2020

  • Improve diagnostics for some errors

2.1.1 – May 20, 2020

  • Handle error stopping collection on some Samsung messages

2.1.0 – May 16, 2020

  • Better error information when phone is low on space
  • Always renders in Roboto font regardless of system default
  • Most recent collections appear at the top of the collection list
  • Start date filter picker default matches end of previous collection
  • Labeled “Legal Text Collector” instead of “Text Collector” on home screen
  • Updated icon for Android 8 and later
  • Shows only last segment of attachment names that look like full paths
  • Messages labeled “unknown type” now labeled “unknown status”
  • Some “unknown status” messages no longer guessed as outgoing
  • More message statuses recognized on LG phones
  • New descriptive text on date filter screen and About screen
  • Handle Google Play billing crash

2.0

2.0.12 – Feb 13, 2020

  • Fix Gmail truncating error reports

2.0.11 – Feb 11, 2020

  • Allow for Samsung Smart Switch transfer omitting thread participants

2.0.10 – Jan 29, 2020

  • Handle an error stopping collections on some BlackBerry phones

2.0.9 – Jan 21, 2020

  • Handle Google Play Billing crashes

2.0.8 – Jan 10, 2020

  • Collections allow MMS messages with multiple senders
  • Fix showing out-of-date owner name on Samsung phones

2.0.7 – Sep 3, 2019

  • Handle new permission restrictions in Android 10

2.0.6 – Jun 9, 2019

  • Handle permission errors on Verizon Google Pixel phones
  • Allow sharing when Google Play billing fails

2.0.5 – Mar 7, 2019

  • Improve Samsung attachment not found error handling

2.0.4 – Feb 17, 2019

  • Handle Samsung message download in progress

2.0.3 – Feb 10, 2019

  • Add option to include unthreaded messages

2.0.2 – Jan 25, 2019

  • Stronger warning about Verizon Messages+ compatibility

2.0.1 – Jan 15, 2019

  • Fix collection abend on Xiaomi phones

2.0.0 – Jan 11, 2019

  • An option to export individual conversations
  • Timestamps in shared filenames give exported collections unique sortable names
  • Attachments export in a single top-level folder
  • Deleted messages on Samsung restored from iPhone can be hidden
  • Duplicate messages from Samsung Advanced no longer appear
  • Deleted messages no longer appear on HTC phones
  • Some unrecognized LG Advanced Messaging status codes no longer abort collections
  • Fix collections aborting when finding Alcatel Advanced Messaging
  • Exclude some Alcatel Advanced bookkeeping messages

1.4

1.4.0 – Oct 4, 2018

  • Support Alcatel Chat messaging on T-Mobile and MetroPCS

1.3

1.3.3 – Aug 5, 2018

  • Allow additional address field for some Samsung Advanced messages

1.3.2 – July 9, 2018

  • Handle another Samsung Advanced messaging status code

1.3.1 – June 2, 2018

  • Handle new Samsung Advanced messaging status codes

1.3.0 – May 8, 2018

  • Filter out duplicate entries in phone contacts
  • Detect Verizon Messages+ and display a warning
  • Forgive some types of Google Play purchase errors
  • Save storage space when collections fail
  • Links to instructions remain always visible
  • Popup warning that purchase is required upon starting a new collection
  • “Allow clipping” option on by default

1.2

1.2.4 – Apr 19, 2018

  • Do not show duplicate addresses on the same message

1.2.3 – Apr 6, 2018

  • Handle messages to yourself over Advanced Messaging on LG phones

1.2.2 – Apr 2, 2018

  • Fix crash on some LG phones running Android 6.0

1.2.1 – Apr 2, 2018

  • Fix collection abend on Metro PCS Alcatel phones

1.2.0 – Mar 31, 2018

  • Experimental support for Advanced Messaging on LG phones
  • Correct handling of partially downloaded AT&T Advanced messages on Samsung phones
  • Improved error reporting

1.1

1.1.14 – Dec 2, 2017

  • International phone formats update

1.1.13 – Oct 28, 2017

  • Show high-precision timestamps for selected customers

1.1.12 – Oct 17, 2017

  • Handle messages that use both insert-address-token and sender address

1.1.11 – Oct 7, 2017

  • Fix crash on Shenzhen Hongkaijiawei phones
  • Improve international phone number formatting

1.1.10 – Sept 23, 2017

  • Fix collection failure on Xiaomi phones

1.1.9 – Sept 16, 2017

  • Option to restart interrupted collections

1.1.8 – Sept 2, 2017

  • Render some types of image corruption as an error message instead of crashing or failing the zip

1.1.7 – Aug 26, 2017

  • Fix collection failure due to missing EXIF tags on some Kyocera phones
  • Fix zip failure for images that can’t be decoded in reduced fidelity
  • Use locale-sensitive sort order for documents
  • Fix collection failure on phones that do not report number their own number, such as some Indian phones

1.1.6 – Aug 14, 2017

  • Reduce memory consumption and zip size to prevent some zip failures
  • Option to make all images external attachments

1.1.5 – Aug 9, 2017

  • Fix collection failures for some AT&T Advanced messages with inconsistent addressee fields

1.1.4 – Aug 7, 2017

  • Fix collection failures when the same corrupted image appears in multiple conversations
  • Fix crash in viewer when attempting to view a collection not quite completed

1.1.3 – Aug 2, 2017

  • Handle attachments missing mimetype

1.1.2 – July 29, 2017

  • Change owner phone number resolution order for some dual-SIM configurations

1.1.1 – July 27, 2017

  • Fix help email link on About screen

1.1.0 – July 26, 2017

  • Clarify and expand explanations of how Text Collector works in various parts of the user interface
  • Show conversation name in the title of the preview screen
  • Sort message threads alphabetically instead of chronologically
  • Fix context menu placement on Android 7

1.0

1.0.6 – July 20, 2017

  • Fix a crash when going to background during purchase
  • Accept unknown types of AT&T Advanced Messages by default

1.0.5 – July 19, 2017

  • Request a missing permission needed on some HTC phones
  • Accept another AT&T Advanced Messaging status for attachments failed to download

1.0.4 – July 17, 2017

  • Ensure zip is complete before purchase to prevent Android PDF generator segfaults from causing errors after purchase
  • Trap an error requesting addresses from message thread

1.0.3 – July 13, 2017

  • Fix incoming AT&T Advanced messages with pictures and attachments appeared to be outgoing
  • Handle AT&T Advanced messages that failed to upload or download pictures and attachments
  • Workaround AT&T Advanced bug that hides certain draft messages

1.0.2 – July 12, 2017

  • Handle duplicated message text in some Verizon Messages with attachments

1.0.1 – July 11, 2017

  • Handle occasional out of memory errors more gracefully when generating PDF
  • Work around a Google Play billing bug where purchases sometimes do not return any response code

1.0.0 – June 12, 2017

The first release, Legal Text Collector 1.0 supported these features:

  • SMS, MMS and Samsung Advanced text message to PDF conversion
  • Images and other types of attachments
  • Date filtering