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T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Receiving Update to Fix SMS/MMS Failure Issue

T-Mobile’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is receiving a new update starting today, to address an issue that was causing SMS/MMS messages to fail. The new update brings the phone to build G900TUVU1ANE5.

The exact wording for the update is “Intermittently incoming SMS/MMS failure.” If you were experiencing texting issues on your GS5 through T-Mobile, you will want to grab this update as soon as possible.

To check for the update, head into Settings>General>About>Software update.

Via:  T-Mobile
  • kmy1970

    The update did not fix this problem. I have only had this phone a little over 2 weeks and I am on my second one. Even today I have had to restart my phone several times just to make my texts come through. This needs to be fixed and quickly.

  • EG

    Downloaded the update and still experiencing the same issue

  • max

    I just got this phone yesterday and am not getting most text messages. I tried updating the software but it says it is up to date? Its a great phone except for the most basic functions of a cell phone. Whats the deal with this?

  • redzonda

    I am with AT&T and have had the new Galaxy S5 for about a month now…it seems to be having the same type of problem. Sometimes MMS messages work and sometimes they don’t…if fails both in receiving and in sending them. A circular animated downloading image goes round and round (“Sending…”) but it ultimately fails and says “Network Error”. This problem is inconsistent, but definitely appears to be an issue. The MMS problem is my first and only issue with this phone so far, but it’s incredibly annoying…I have phones that are 6+ years old that can send MMS without issue…Why can’t my new Galaxy super phone do the same? Frustrated.

  • Ian Dunn

    My verizon galaxy s4 has a message failure bug too after the kit Kat update. The messaging app is terrible all together.

    • Aooga

      Hangouts? Hello SMS? Why use the stock messaging app if you don’t like it?

  • ThunderJayHawk35

    I tried to go cheap after leaving Verizon last week and got one of those “free” phones(alcatel one touch fierce..lol) I have the Nexus 5 now and so far so good. I still feel a little buyer’s remorse, but maybe it’ll go away after i get my first bill lol

  • eibook

    T-Mobile’s LG G2 has horrible texting issues as well.

    Maybe they can fix that too.

    • anon

      Hmmm I have no issues. Are you in good coverage?

      • Zing

        Good coverage and T-Mobile does not go together.

      • eibook

        Yes, great coverage. MMS and group messages won’t download 50% of the time. Rebooting doesn’t always fix it either.
        I guess I should have said SMS works fine but MMS is horrendous!

  • Aooga

    I hope the fix for the touch screen not being responsive and the lag when you wake up the phone will be fixed soon. Otherwise it’s the G3 for me.

    • Richard Yarrell

      The touch screen is responsive the way it should be. Be sure you don’t have a defective device before you get rid of the S5 and buy the G3.

      At the end of the day people get units that are flawed and when you do then do something about it.

      • Aooga

        Well I don’t have it yet. But with all the reports on XDA about the touchscreen, I don’t think it’s isolated. At least Costco has a good return policy 🙂

        • The Narrator

          Don’t wanna make resident Samsung lover Richard mad by leaving them.

    • JoshGroff

      I’ve pretty much decided I’m returning mine for the G3 anyway, the feature set is a little disappointing on the S5, especially coming from the Moto X.

      • Aooga

        Feature set is disappointing? Thats a first. If anything it has too many.

        • JoshGroff

          It has roughly the same feature set as the S4, I’m looking for something that I haven’t tried, and it doesn’t really deliver on that front. That’s just my opinion though.

          • Aooga

            Ah. In that case you’re right. It’s been the same since the S3 save for the HR monitor (useless) and fingerprint scanner (also useless since it apparently doesn’t work well).