Motorola Moto G (2015) StageFright MMS messaging issue has been quite a rumor among the users of Android smart phone. It happens not only by the users of Motorola Moto G but also each and every Android smart phone user of any brands.
The MMS messaging issue or known as the “StageFright” is actually quite disturbing because it can literally hack your smart phone. So, below is the further information about the MMS messaging issue and what Motorola has done to the issue.
Read the following information about Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen (2015) StageFright MMS messaging issue so that your Moto G remains safe and secure.
1. What is StageFright MMS Messaging Issue?
Approximately in June of 2015, Google had confirmed that they had issue with the Android OS. The issue revolved around the trouble of handling MMS that contained video. The Android OS can give the users a media playback engine. The engine can be used to automatically unpack the video content of the MMS and playback the video. The engine is what so called the StageFright.
Unfortunately, due for some problems, the StageFright has some issues and it can make the video MMS gets unpacked even before the owner of the device notices it. It can surely harm the privacy of the owner of the device and it can make it easier for hacker to insert viruses to the device. That is why the issue of this StageFright is potentially problematic.
2. Motorola’s Solution
To prevent the problems of information leaking and hacking from happening, Motorola has been issued a security patch that can be used to prevent the StageFright problem. In the newest software update from Motorola and also in several new devices of Motorola, the security patch has been included. The products that are available for the security patch are including Moto E, Moto G, Moto Maxx/Turbo, Droid Turbo, and Moto X.
3. How to Get the Security Patch?
The security patch has been ready since the early of August 2015. Right now it is already included in the newest software update system update. Make sure you are updating the system on your device so that you get the latest update and automatically get the security patch. To check whether or not your device is using the latest system update, you can go to “settings” and then press “about phone”. After that, press the “system updates”.
4. What to Do If There is No Security Patch
If your Motorola smart phone is not included in the types of smart phones available for security patch, you can protect your device from StrageFright manually. For the messaging, you can go to “settings” in the messaging and then see “auto-retrieve MMS”. There will be check mark there and all you have to do is uncheck it.
If you use Whatsapp Messenger, you can go to “settings” in the application and then go to “chat settings” then to “media auto-download”. You have to disable all auto download for the video. Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen (2015) StageFright MMS messaging issue can be resolved with it.