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Which package is responsible for sending SMS messages?

Hello :slight_smile:

I’ve uninstalled most of the google apps/packages on my FP4, but I found out that I ran into a problem: I can’t send SMS anymore. No matter what app I use (I’ve tried QKSMS and Simple SMS, but I don’t think that another app will solve the underlying problem), every message gets stuck in the “sending…” state. I’ve tried to duckduckgo it, but I haven’t found a solution so far.

So, does anyone perhaps know how the package that is used by Android to send out SMS messages is called, so I can reinstall it?

Thanks in advance!

I though I saw this query a few days ago. now can’t find it.

but the most obvious is

"com.google.android.apps.messaging"

I’ve already tried that, but as the package name already says, it’s only the app :confused:

Just shooting in the dark really

"com.android.mms"

Since this package doesn’t have Google in it’s name, I didn’t uninstall it. Interestingly, it’s still not installed on my phone…

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Its for the FP3 but probably you will find a hint

Can you still receive SMS?

Just for testing purposes you could try com.google.android.gms and com.google.android.gsf.
On the Fairphone 3 those were initially thought to be needed at least for receiving SMS somehow, but this was found to not necessarily being the case later (see here).
Perhaps worth revisiting just to be sure.

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Yes I can.

That didn’t help unfortunately

Edit:
It has to be one (or more) of these apps since they are all the ones I uninstalled:

com.qualcomm.qti.qms.service.telemetry
com.google.android.youtube
com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
com.google.android.onetimeinitializer
com.google.android.cellbroadcastreceiver.overlay.common
com.google.android.apps.messaging
com.google.android.configupdater
com.tct.endusertest
com.android.vending
com.google.android.setupwizard.overlay
com.google.android.marvin.talkback
com.google.android.deskclock
com.google.android.gm
com.google.android.apps.tachyon
com.google.android.overlay.gmsconfig.common
com.google.android.setupwizard
com.google.android.euicc
com.google.android.overlay.modules.ext.services
com.google.android.apps.wellbeing
de.telekom.tsc
com.google.android.overlay.gmsconfig.photos
com.google.android.dialer
com.google.android.overlay.gmsconfig.comms
com.google.android.apps.docs
com.google.android.apps.maps
com.orange.update
com.google.android.overlay.gmsconfig.searchlauncherqs
com.google.android.overlay.modules.documentsui
com.google.android.contacts
com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts
com.google.android.calculator
com.android.chrome
com.google.android.gms
com.google.android.gsf
com.google.android.ims
com.google.android.tag
com.google.android.tts
com.google.android.gmsintegration
com.google.android.partnersetup
com.google.android.videos
com.google.android.overlay.gmsconfig.gsa
com.qualcomm.qti.devicestatisticsservice
com.google.android.feedback
com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
com.google.android.apps.photos
com.google.android.calendar
com.google.android.documentsui
com.google.mainline.telemetry
com.google.android.projection.gearhead
com.google.android.overlay.modules.modulemetadata.forframework
com.google.android.keep
com.google.android.apps.setupwizard.searchselector
com.google.android.gms.location.history
com.google.android.apps.youtube.music
com.orange.aura.oobe
com.google.android.inputmethod.latin
com.google.android.apps.restore
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I had a similar problem but can’t quite remember*. I didn’t want to use the google msg app but had to have it enabled to use another app*. I also had to have google play enabled to get a message on WhatsApp

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Some hints on what some of these packages are or do can be found here … Google Apps keep reinstalling/ reactivating - #34 by AnotherElk

Have you check through the topic by @JBNCK

Moin
IMHO kann man jeden Messenger für den “Standard-SMS-Versand” verwenden.
Wenn ich z.B. jemanden über Signal oder Threema anschreiben möchte, der aber den Meessenger nicht benutzt, werde ich gefragt ob die App als SMS Standard verwendet werden soll. :wink:

PS: Was der Bauer nicht kennt, . . . löscht er nicht :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

That’s not what I was asking about. I have of course tried multiple SMS apps, but if I tap on “send” it just doesn’t actually send the message.

Btw I would say the complete opposite: If you don’t know what an app or a service does in the background and what it does with your data, you should absolutely avoid it.

Naja, das würde ich dann noch mal überdenken. :wink:
Aber ich denke du kennst dich da besser aus als ich, … viel Glück.

I prefer not being able to send SMS for a month over sending my data to Google for a month. If you don’t, then that’s your choice.

Tut mir leid das ich nach Alternativer geschaut habe.
Und Signal, Threema und Google bekomme ich nicht unter einen Hut, … ich bin dann mal wieder weg :wave:

Here’s link to how to develop an sms app.

Maybe you have lost permissions

Create SMS(Messaging) APP using Android Studio | by Logith Kumar B | Medium to send?

By the way, since I don’t see it mentioned yet … Did you try to turn off the phone (real shutdown, no reboot), wait a few seconds, and then turn it on again?

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Oh no, do you think I’m that dumb? :sweat_smile:

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Are you sure it could send SMS before you deleted anything?

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