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Android 5.0 Lollipop breaks text messaging on some carriers, report Nexus 4, 5 and 6 users

Android 5.0 Lollipop breaks text messaging on some carriers, report Nexus 4, 5 and 6 users
The Android 5.0 Lollipop update recently started rolling out to the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 devices all around the globe, but some owners are complaining via the Android Issue Tracker on a pretty unpleasant bug, preventing them to send text messages. 

The issue seems limited to particular carriers, so it might have something to do with the specific equipment or software they are using for relaying text messages back and forth. For now, it affects a pretty diverse group of carriers, spanning from Vodafone Netherlands, through Mobistar Belgium, to India, and virtual operators connected to those networks as well.

The affected owners usually receive an error code 38, and yet there is no issue with actually receiving text messages. A Dutch tech blog has sent an inquiry to Google about the bug, and has received an answer that they are aware, and the text message sending cut is also present on Nexus 6. This goes to show that the carriers' interaction with Android 5.0 Lollipop is to blame, though we have no doubt that the brainiacs at Mountain View will find a workaround in no time.

source: Tweakers via Myce

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posted on 19 Nov 2014, 02:46 1

2. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


FAIL...

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 04:02 4

12. aditya.k (Posts: 493; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Just like you!

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 05:24 1

17. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Never failed. Did you see my abs and sexy hot body. I'm doing great in the gym, LoL.

Lmao, iDroid.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 08:34 5

28. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2708; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


You forgot to train one important muscle though, it's called the brain ;)

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 09:35 1

30. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


Brain is not a muscle ! Dumb

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 09:43 2

31. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2708; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Duhhh it's an organ. But it's common knowledge they call it a muscle as an analogy...

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 19:46 1

38. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11391; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


look at his username

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 09:27

44. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2708; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Ahhh there he is, the one with a comicbook figure as a name. Still not comical though

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 23:05

41. Fazz1977 (Posts: 153; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


and iPhone lovers are all c**ts... end of story.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 03:01 7

5. vincelongman (Posts: 4111; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Wow this year has been the worst for buggy Android and iOS updates
Google and Apple need to step up their QC and testing

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 03:30

11. AndroidLollipop (unregistered)


makes sense

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 03:15

6. yogeshkumar19 (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 Nov 2014)


great read

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 03:21 5

8. haikallp (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


iFans need to stop criticizing. If I remember correctly, thousands or people could not use their cellular network and touch I'd when iOS 8 was released. At least its smart for Google to release updates in stages.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 05:27 3

18. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Never had bad issue about cellular network in my iPhone 6. Only the Wi-Fi I've notice that slow to connect. And when they released the new update 8.1 everything run smooth and fast.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 23:05

42. Fazz1977 (Posts: 153; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


and iPhone lovers are all c**ts... end of story.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 13:45

36. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


You got trolled son.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 03:29

10. Bondurant (Posts: 417; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


This is the beauty of android and nexus lines, first to receive the bugs and after being tested and experimented by devoted Nexus users, the others than get the final clean version.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 05:28

19. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


In God's will.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 04:22 1

13. mike2959 (Posts: 510; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


I love Android but this is nothing new, when KK was launched it broke MMS for lot's of people. The thing that kills me is Android always blames the carriers. I'm not a Apple fan but I've never hear them blaming the carrier's.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 07:10

23. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2708; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Just had a call with Vodafone since not only messages don't work, you will get billed for international messages as well. They will rectify the bill and after I hung up, I received a text message. Blah blah.. satisfied with the solution? If not, send a message to Vodafone.
Lol

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 05:52 1

21. shahrooz (Posts: 707; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


Morale of the story: Never be an early adopter.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 13:43

35. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Yup. Always wait at least 1 month to install software, and 6 months to buy a device. Mistakes are too common in both hardware and software.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 15:00

37. JayFiveAlive (Posts: 67; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Less likely to have hardware problems and more likely to have software problems, so shouldn't it be 1 month for a device and 6 months for software? :P

hahaha

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 07:32 1

24. imkyle (Posts: 1071; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


My auto brightness is funny since the update last night. It never gets bright anymore.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 07:38

25. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2708; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Auto brightness is now called Adaptive brigtness, have you turned this on (under Display settings)? Also auto brightness could go from 0% to 100%. But adaptive brightness is set around a base line. So if you set brightness to 50%, it will go from 40 to 70 (http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/06/26/android-l​-feature-spotlight-auto-brightness-is-gone-adaptiv​e-brightness-takes-its-place/)

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 11:13

33. imkyle (Posts: 1071; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Thank you.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 08:11 1

26. ishyank (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


I own nexus 5, after updating to lollipop suffering from camera bug and chrome is crashing several time.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 08:15

27. tokuzumi (Posts: 937; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


I use Google Voice through Hangouts to get my texts. Haven't had any issues.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 13:41

34. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Probably background logging by carriers interfering with Lollipop encryption.

Only Google gets to know when and where you take sh*ts from now on. Then they sell that info for profit.

posted on 19 Nov 2014, 22:07

39. roscuthiii (Posts: 2190; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


What goes around comes around. Google dropped the ball here. I'm sticking with the Kat until the bugs are hammered out. Besides, not really into Material Design anyhow.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 11:45

45. samimpl825 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


All the articles and comment made me scared about upgrading. But, content notification prompting me to upgrade to lollipop annoyed me, so I took a chance and upgraded. I glad I did. No problems what so ever. I am on T-mobile Nexus 5 in USA. Very smooth and I really like the new notification and improvements. Like having a new improved phone. Awesome! Issues are from minority of users in my opinion. The installation was also smooth process. Perhaps the issues are with users outside of US

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