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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31 Comments

2. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

FAIL...

12. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Just like you!

17. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

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

28. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

30. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

Brain is not a muscle ! Dumb

31. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

look at his username

44. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

41. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

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

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 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

11. AndroidLollipop unregistered

makes sense

6. yogeshkumar19

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 12, 2014

great read

8. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

18. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 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.

42. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

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

36. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

You got trolled son.

10. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

19. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

In God's will.

13. mike2959

Posts: 693; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

21. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Morale of the story: Never be an early adopter.

35. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

37. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 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

24. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

25. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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/)

33. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Thank you.

26. ishyank

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

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

27. tokuzumi

Posts: 1844; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

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

34. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

39. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

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