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  1. Alexis Pappas's Avatar
    So after the software update over a month ago, I was unable to send or receive pictures in messaging. I can upload to Facebook, instagram, ad email pics, but when I try to message a pic I get a grey box where the picture would be in my message Convo, that looks like a landscape picture with a crack through it, Like a broken picture.
    This happened 6 weeks ago, I spent a few hours on the phone with tech support, we tried everything. Ended up having to do a factory reset and the problem resolved for like a few weeks then came back. I really don't want to do a reset again, if I'm going to have to keep doing it over a n d over again. This is ridiculous!
    Anyone else have this issue? Any idea what it might be? I really like this phone but this is frustrating.

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    06-02-2014 11:15 PM
  2. Kelly Burby's Avatar
    So after the software update over a month ago, I was unable to send or receive pictures in messaging. I can upload to Facebook, instagram, ad email pics, but when I try to message a pic I get a grey box where the picture would be in my message Convo, that looks like a landscape picture with a crack through it, Like a broken picture.
    This happened 6 weeks ago, I spent a few hours on the phone with tech support, we tried everything. Ended up having to do a factory reset and the problem resolved for like a few weeks then came back. I really don't want to do a reset again, if I'm going to have to keep doing it over a n d over again. This is ridiculous!
    Anyone else have this issue? Any idea what it might be? I really like this phone but this is frustrating.

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    I think the software update might have some bugs and because of it keeps hammering back on to you again and again, I would say try flashing the firmware again over to your device and I am sure this will help you out otherwise you have to wait for the next bug fix update my the LG.
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    06-03-2014 12:17 AM
  3. scottysize's Avatar
    I haven't seen or heard of this problem. I wonder if you've installed some type of app that is breaking it? I'd say perform another FDR, then don't install any apps for a few weeks.
    06-05-2014 07:17 AM
  4. mugenlude19's Avatar
    Is your mobile data enabled?

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    06-08-2014 09:28 PM
  5. Michael Kee's Avatar
    I have the same problem. The official Verizon kit kat update was available. A month after installing, phone stopped receiving and send mms messages. Took phone lg g2 to a Verizon store and they couldn't solve the problem. They just told me a Verizon technician was aware of the problem and a Verizon technician will be contacting me. No call yet. I did my own hard reset and the problem was solved for only 5 days. The mms service is still not working after a month. Going to be contacting Verizon soon.
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    06-18-2014 08:01 PM
  6. Michael Kee's Avatar
    Have you resolved the mms problem?
    06-18-2014 08:03 PM
  7. latebird69's Avatar
    I have the same issue. Would love to hear any resolutions if you find out. It sucks that i can't view text photos.
    06-20-2014 03:43 PM
  8. Alexis Pappas's Avatar
    Michael- Nope! I'm in nursing school and in class all day every day, so my priority has not been to take my phone in. Its good to hear it's not just my phone, and I know it's not any app, I havent downloaded that much, and yeah, about 5 days after my reset and the update got reinstalled, the problem happened again. And the battery life turned to ****. I guess let me know if you hear anything!

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    06-25-2014 12:32 PM
  9. Alexis Pappas's Avatar
    Kelly-I have no idea how to do what you just said haha

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    06-25-2014 12:33 PM
  10. Alexis Pappas's Avatar
    Mugenude19- Yup I have it on. That's definitely not the problem.

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    06-25-2014 12:33 PM
  11. Alexis Pappas's Avatar
    Scottysize-
    Well since others have had the same problem, I don't think it's just an app. Others have seen this happen right after the update too.

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    06-25-2014 12:34 PM
  12. Kelly Burby's Avatar
    Kelly-I have no idea how to do what you just said haha

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    Alexi - Well that's is just too much funny !! Anyway Let me make it short and simple so you can understand : what I said was you can expect the bug fix update arriving soon over your device because you are not the only one having .... similar problem is experienced by other users too....
    06-26-2014 01:02 AM
  13. max042083's Avatar
    I had this problem for a day or 2...then it went away on its own. Weird.

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    07-01-2014 08:31 PM
  14. scottysize's Avatar
    Scottysize-
    Well since others have had the same problem, I don't think it's just an app. Others have seen this happen right after the update too.

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    Sorry. Missed your reply. Yes, weird things happen after a major update such as this. One of those can be bad battery life. Did you perform an FDR? If so, then I'd say that you need to contact VZW and complain. If not, then you need to perform an FDR. FDRs should always be performed after a major update, such as going to KK as we just did.

    Good Luck!
    07-02-2014 08:07 AM
  15. scottysize's Avatar
    I had this problem for a day or 2...then it went away on its own. Weird.

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    It's always taken phones a few days to settle down after a major update. I've seen and heard this many times. Glad it's working better for you.
    07-02-2014 08:09 AM
  16. simon_lefisch's Avatar
    So after the software update over a month ago, I was unable to send or receive pictures in messaging. I can upload to Facebook, instagram, ad email pics, but when I try to message a pic I get a grey box where the picture would be in my message Convo, that looks like a landscape picture with a crack through it, Like a broken picture.
    This happened 6 weeks ago, I spent a few hours on the phone with tech support, we tried everything. Ended up having to do a factory reset and the problem resolved for like a few weeks then came back. I really don't want to do a reset again, if I'm going to have to keep doing it over a n d over again. This is ridiculous!
    Anyone else have this issue? Any idea what it might be? I really like this phone but this is frustrating.

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    Have you checked your APN settings? May need to reset them. Also, does this happen when using an alt messaging app?
    07-02-2014 09:55 AM
  17. Rachael Mullaney's Avatar
    This is a known issue with the LG G2 phone. After doing tons of research on it and talking to many different reps at Verizon I've decided I'm taking my phone back. Thankfully I'm still in the return window, having just gotten it a little over a week ago. I'm really sad about it but don't want to wait around until September when the supposed "fix" will come through for it. I've been researching the Droid Maxx and I'm pretty sure I'm going with that one. Don't waste your time with any of the supposed "fixes" you may read about online anywhere...none of them seem to work.
    07-04-2014 08:10 AM
  18. simon_lefisch's Avatar
    This is a known issue with the LG G2 phone. After doing tons of research on it and talking to many different reps at Verizon I've decided I'm taking my phone back. Thankfully I'm still in the return window, having just gotten it a little over a week ago. I'm really sad about it but don't want to wait around until September when the supposed "fix" will come through for it. I've been researching the Droid Maxx and I'm pretty sure I'm going with that one. Don't waste your time with any of the supposed "fixes" you may read about online anywhere...none of them seem to work.
    I have the same phone and can send/receive pics just fine. This is the first I've heard of this issue being known on the G2 while on stock. Custom ROMs are a different story. Only trying to help as I've helped other peeps with the same method. Don't be fooled by my profile. I may only have a dozen or so posts in this forum, but I have over a thousand on XDA.

    If you're well within the return date, you could just have them give you a brand new and see if it does the same on a new phone, as if might be a prob with the current phone you have. I had an issue with GPS not locking at all. I went thru 3 different replacements before receiving one that worked. Now everything is great. Again, just a suggestion.
    07-04-2014 05:39 PM
  19. acejavelin's Avatar
    This is a known issue with the LG G2 phone. After doing tons of research on it and talking to many different reps at Verizon I've decided I'm taking my phone back. Thankfully I'm still in the return window, having just gotten it a little over a week ago. I'm really sad about it but don't want to wait around until September when the supposed "fix" will come through for it. I've been researching the Droid Maxx and I'm pretty sure I'm going with that one. Don't waste your time with any of the supposed "fixes" you may read about online anywhere...none of them seem to work.
    This is not a known issue, that is ridiculous and a cop out answer. We have 3 G2's in my family, another 5 or 6 at my work, and those are just the ones I have personal experience with and NONE of the have issues with sending or receiving SMS or MMS messages. The G2 is one else of the most popular phones on Verizon for the last 9 months and it is an excellent device in all regards. If there is a "known issue" with the G2 it is issues with the GPS which seems to effect less than 1% of handsets.

    I agree if you had this issue it is a problem that you probably won't fix with software, it is most a Verizon, have a bad SIM card, or just got an unfortunate bad handset.

    I hope your happy with your DROID Maxx, Motorola makes an excellent device, but I will be honest, it is no comparison to the G2 is terms of quality or battery life.



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    07-04-2014 07:14 PM
  20. MolecularGraph's Avatar
    I agree my g2 blows my dad's maxx or of the water. Same over for my coworkers s4

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    07-05-2014 11:42 AM
  21. Rachael Mullaney's Avatar
    This is not a known issue, that is ridiculous and a cop out answer. We have 3 G2's in my family, another 5 or 6 at my work, and those are just the ones I have personal experience with and NONE of the have issues with sending or receiving SMS or MMS messages. The G2 is one else of the most popular phones on Verizon for the last 9 months and it is an excellent device in all regards. If there is a "known issue" with the G2 it is issues with the GPS which seems to effect less than 1% of handsets.

    I agree if you had this issue it is a problem that you probably won't fix with software, it is most a Verizon, have a bad SIM card, or just got an unfortunate bad handset.

    I hope your happy with your DROID Maxx, Motorola makes an excellent device, but I will be honest, it is no comparison to the G2 is terms of quality or battery life.



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    I say it's a "known" issue because apparently it's a Kit Kat issue and there's no "fix" for it until Sept/October. I also say "known" b/c if you do a quick google search or a search on Verizon's forums you'll see hundreds of posts about people having issues with this. As for your dozen G2's..have they all been updated with the Kit Kat version 4.4.2...if so, then you're lucky you're not having issues. Knock on wood it stays that way for you.

    I will say I went into a verizon store ready to swap out for the Droid Maxx (which by the way has a better battery than the G2...3500 vs. 3000) but the guy there said he owns the G2 and convinced me to do a factory reset and to start out with using Hangouts. This app came preloaded on the phone but wasn't the regular messenger app. He said he'd always used that one and maybe that's why he never had any issues. So, I'm giving that a go and crossing my fingers. I've heard others say that it's only a temporary fix.

    Maybe it is just a bad phone....I've also noticed a bit of lagging when trying to take pictures (especially in low light) too. I may swap it out if it starts acting up again with MMS.
    07-05-2014 12:12 PM
  22. ffejjj's Avatar
    I say it's a "known" issue because apparently it's a Kit Kat issue and there's no "fix" for it until Sept/October. I also say "known" b/c if you do a quick google search or a search on Verizon's forums you'll see hundreds of posts about people having issues with this. As for your dozen G2's..have they all been updated with the Kit Kat version 4.4.2...if so, then you're lucky you're not having issues. Knock on wood it stays that way for you.

    I will say I went into a verizon store ready to swap out for the Droid Maxx (which by the way has a better battery than the G2...3500 vs. 3000) but the guy there said he owns the G2 and convinced me to do a factory reset and to start out with using Hangouts. This app came preloaded on the phone but wasn't the regular messenger app. He said he'd always used that one and maybe that's why he never had any issues. So, I'm giving that a go and crossing my fingers. I've heard others say that it's only a temporary fix.

    Maybe it is just a bad phone....I've also noticed a bit of lagging when trying to take pictures (especially in low light) too. I may swap it out if it starts acting up again with MMS.
    Mah is not the only factor on how well your battery performs, it's also how the phone is optimized to use the battery.

    For me Handouts would not be a viable replacement for messaging because it's dependant on a data connection

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    07-05-2014 12:48 PM
  23. acejavelin's Avatar
    It's not a known issue... I use the stock messaging app and everything works fine.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 using Tapatalk
    07-05-2014 03:30 PM
  24. simon_lefisch's Avatar
    I say it's a "known" issue because apparently it's a Kit Kat issue and there's no "fix" for it until Sept/October. I also say "known" b/c if you do a quick google search or a search on Verizon's forums you'll see hundreds of posts about people having issues with this. As for your dozen G2's..have they all been updated with the Kit Kat version 4.4.2...if so, then you're lucky you're not having issues. Knock on wood it stays that way for you.

    I will say I went into a verizon store ready to swap out for the Droid Maxx (which by the way has a better battery than the G2...3500 vs. 3000) but the guy there said he owns the G2 and convinced me to do a factory reset and to start out with using Hangouts. This app came preloaded on the phone but wasn't the regular messenger app. He said he'd always used that one and maybe that's why he never had any issues. So, I'm giving that a go and crossing my fingers. I've heard others say that it's only a temporary fix.

    Maybe it is just a bad phone....I've also noticed a bit of lagging when trying to take pictures (especially in low light) too. I may swap it out if it starts acting up again with MMS.
    Have you tried this?

    http://apn-settings.com/verizon-4g-l...uration-steps/

    Also have you tried another messaging app like handscent or 8sms? Have you tried another sim card? Or as I mentioned before, swap out the phone for a new one. If it still continues on the new G2, change phones if you like. If not, then it was obviously a bad phone.

    And for what its worth, most of the Verizon reps don't know sh*t about phones. They follow a script. They have no clue what to do beyond that script. I've gone in and schooled some of there supposed "tech support" people, and everything I know if from reading forums and messing up/restoring my own phone.
    07-05-2014 04:38 PM
  25. MolecularGraph's Avatar
    Hangouts doesn't use data to text. Unless you're sending pictures. Same as the native SMS app.

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    07-05-2014 04:55 PM
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