iPhone camera roll thumbnails corrupt, shows black boxes [FIX]

Thumbnails in your iPhone camera roll become corrupt after an update and some just showing black squares? There’s a fix for that, read on for more.


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After updating my girlfriend’s iPhone 3Gto iOS4.1 she noticed that the camera roll had a bug and was showing a large black box in place of some thumbnails. You could still tap on the blank black area and it would load the correct photo full screen, so the photos are still there, it just seems the thumbnails have become corrupted.Screen shot of the camera roll bug

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iPhone showing phantom voicemails from 01/01/1970

My iPhone 3G has recently been showing three voicemails from “Unknown” all dated 01/01/1970 and I’m unable to remove them.

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My iPhone 3G has started showing random “phantom” voicemails from “Unknown” dated 1st January 1970. There are three empty voicemails, 0 seconds long and they cannot be deleted.

Actually that’s a lie, they can be deleted and they go into the deleted messages folder, you can also clear the deleted messages, but as soon as you go back to the main voicemail screen they re-appear instantly.

Powering off and on doesn’t resolve the issue, I’ve not tried a force reset yet or last resort full restore.

A quick search of the web reveals many others have been having this problem over the last year, but as of yet I’ve not seen any explanations or resolutions.
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