1. Mark Goertzen's Avatar
    Hi. My gf has the S4 Kitkat on Bell Canada and said she said she deleted about 3 apps but doesn't know what apps. She thinks 1 may have had something to do with messaging.

    I already checked and the Message Center number is the same as my phone.

    I tried safe mode, no dice.

    Any suggestions before I back everything up and do factory reset?

    11-10-2015 12:54 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Check the APN against Bell Canada's. (Assuming Bell Mobility is Bell Canada, see this page.)
    11-10-2015 02:48 AM
  3. Mark Goertzen's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Her APN is the same as my phone (which works). APN is same as in your link except these are not set (on both phones)

    Proxy: not set
    Port: not set
    MMS Proxy: not set
    MMS Port: not set
    11-10-2015 09:12 PM
  4. Mark Goertzen's Avatar
    The S4 is still on KitKat Android cuz it's rooted and never got around to unrooting it so that Android OS update will work.

    My Q is, if I do this, will an OS update fix/replace anything that may have been deleted that is critical for SMS? Or must I do factory reset?

    11-10-2015 11:49 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you deleted something, a factory reset will not fix it. All a factory reset does is remove anything you've added. It doesn't add things you've removed.

    If you reflash the stock ROM (see SamMobile Firmwares - we have a tutorial at [Samsung] How to flash Stock ROM via ODIN), that should both get SMS working again, and allow the phone to update. (Flashing isn't difficult, it's boring, except for that scary 5 or 10 minutes it takes for the first restart when you wonder if you broke your phone. Then it restarts and you realize that next time you should have the TV on to have something to do.)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-11-2015 12:25 AM

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