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27 Jan
SMS Fail Fix

Posted by Andrea A. in Communication | Jan. 27, 2013 | 35 Comments

Apk file size: 12.0 KB

If you experienced failure to reply to SMS, you probably need this application to avoid having to delete the received SMS messages in order to successfully reply.

NOTE: since the recent Android 4.4 releases (for example CyanogenMod 11) you may have to go in Settings -> Privacy -> Privacy Guard (or equivalent App Ops feature) and push for a few seconds on the SMSFailFix slot in order set "Write SMS DB" to "Allowed" (as shown in the third screenshot). This app will not be effective if "Write SMS DB" is set to "Denied" (i.e. the default setting in CyanogenMod 11). After allowing "Write SMS DB" you may want to start the app just once, like if it was the first time you run it after installing it. The procedure described in this paragraph to allow "Write SMS DB" takes only a few seconds and it works fine on CyanogenMod 11. Android versions older than 4.4 don't require this procedure.

Android doesn't always use the correct Service Center number configured in your phone to deliver your SMS. Android can use erratic information included in the received SMS to override the Service Center number configured in your phone. That tends to systematically fail with certain carriers, especially when replying to foreign numbers or while travelling abroad.

This app should be launched once after installing it and then you can forget about it and everything will just work fine.

On the first launch it informs you if it had to adjust any SMS that could have been preventing you to reply to SMS. After the first launch you should already be able to successfully reply to SMS.

After the first launch the app runs automatically only during message reception and you don't need to manually launch it anymore.

The only way to disable it is to uninstall it.

All this app does is to clear the problematic information stored in the SMS database that could lead to an override of the Service Center number. It guarantees you that only the Service Center number configured in your phone will be used to send SMS. This sounds safer regardless if you ever had SMS delivery failures or not.

The problematic specification (that this app disables) is described in the Android source as "rule from TS 23.040 D.6".

This app is open source and released under the GPL version 2.

Whats new

    v1.1: Retry a few times if the SMS database is locked by another app.

Andrea A. part of our Communication and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update Jan. 27, 2013. Google play rating is 72.0661. Current verison is 1.1. Actual size 12.0 KB.

Download sms-fail-fix.apk 12.0 KB


nanchiang cen

COOL app for solving "SMS FAIL" great, it solved my problem on my lenovo p770,

Aashish Kaushik

MAGIC Omg ! That saved life.. my first rating for awesome app *THUMBSUP*

frank straube

Great For some contacts i had to delete received sms to be able to answer. But after installing this program everything is fine. Works great, thanks. For my GS2 with ICS 4.0.3

Irwin Lopez

Great app Recently my sms stoped sending, this app fixed everything. Great app

Brian Bigham

Fixed my failed SMS problem My texts used to fail when sending. I could still receive texts but they were getting sent through the wrong paths. I guess this can happen when using a phone built for one carrier and a service from another. Anyways, problem solved. Tech support didn't even know. Thanks, Andrea.

Sandipan Bepari

Jus awesome Earlier I hd to delete the received msg to reply to it... this app completely resolved the issue... great app(y)

Ford Seidel

Works My SMS refused to send, but now the problem is gone.

Brandon Adams

Worked Not looking to get involved in knowing what was wrong, but I do know this fixed it. Thanks

Bikaramaditaya Montgomery

Great This is very nice and working app.. i just want to request developer .. i have a blog and want to write review there if his permission.

David george

best ever, I want to rate it 10 stars The best ever

Abu Zakariah

Worked for me most of the time Used to have failed sms all the time. Minimised it to about 98 percent.

A Google User

Didn't work for me on HTC sensation Still can't reply to some people. Sorry

Jonathon Ho

no change did not fix my failed messages.

danish zaman

HELP PLz help me it is not working i have sky im710

amber roberts

Thank you Got my message center # back immediately :)

A Google User

Won't work for me it sucks

Todd Raymond

Didn't work Didn't fix issue on my S2

Nitin jodawat

Genuinely solved my problem which i couldn't do

A Google User

Didn't worked Didn't worked for me

A Google User

Wtf Use to work

Matt Kwan

Fixed everything

A Google User

Instant fix! Thank you SO much. I found the link to this app in a discussion thread that I believe you replied to, detailing this fix. I had a problem develop today wherein my phone would not send SMS to certain numbers. After installing the problem has disappeared. I cannot begin to imagine the days/weeks of frustration you have saved me. Thank you! Here, have an internets, take a cookie too.

A Google User

Doesnt do amything it just words and words but nothing happens

Eero Martinez

It really works I have a Verizon boot locked Note2, can't set the message centre for sms. For some reason Verizon removed it or won't allow me to access it. Kept getting message fail... installed this app, no more problems! Thanks!

daniya mairaj actually did it... i was not able to send sms.. i did everything which i could do... and i was not expecting it to work.. but actually works..

James White

It really works! Fixed S4 failed message issue! Wow!

Martha Rivera

Note 4 Does not work it's a lie

Adam M. Snow

Unable to install It wont let me install it from the play store

Ruth Barker

Does as it says

leshun Davis

You The MVP Spent hours on Google trying to find a solution searched Google your app came up gave it a try and it worked stress is relieved. Thank you!

Steve South

Did not work for 5.0.1 Samsung Galaxy S Recently ported over phone from Verizon to T-Mobile, and could not send regular SMS. This app did not solve the problem. Need some means of changing the SMSC value (hidden menu not there)

Nawaz Pasha


Edilson Bulan

Not working It can't fix misbehave messages


Worthless! Didn't do a damn thing.

Rita Ison

Does nothing

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