enable RCS on Android Messages via OnePlus 6

  1. rlzmaxx
    Donut Oct 26, 2019

    rlzmaxx , via OnePlus 6 , Oct 26, 2019 :
    Taken from Reddit.

    Tested in Spain with a OnePlus 6


    1.) Open Activity Launcher

    2.) Tap 'Recent Activities,' and in the menu choose 'All Activities.'

    3.) Look for 'Android Messages.'

    4.) Tap it, then scroll until you find 'Set RCS Flags' (com.google.android.apps.messaging.ui.appsettings.rcs.overrides.OverrideFlagsActivity).

    5.) After pressing it select 'ACS Url' and in the menu select 'http://rcs-acs-prod-us.sandbox.google.com/.'

    6.) Follow setup in Android Messages. Will take around three minutes. If it doesn't work, continue reading.

    7.) Clear the data of 'Carrier Services' and force stop 'Android Messages.'

    8.) Repeat steps 1-4.

    9.) Select OTP Pattern, and in the menu click, 'Your\sMessenger\sverification\scode\sis\sG-(\d{6}).'

    Thanks to the folks at the /r/UniversalProfile subreddit (specifically u/sh0ch, u/LinkofHyrule and u/NashRadical) for figuring out the steps required.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2019

  2. dossnc
    Cupcake Oct 26, 2019

    dossnc , Oct 26, 2019 :
    Quick question:Where is 'Carrier Services'?

    Duh. Google's Carrier Services haha. Got it working, thanks!
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2019

  3. EthanStarr
    Froyo Oct 27, 2019

  4. rlzmaxx
    Donut Oct 27, 2019

    rlzmaxx , via OnePlus 6 , Oct 27, 2019 :

  5. Horsault
    Marshmallow Moderator Oct 27, 2019

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  6. 666Syco , via OnePlus 6T Midnight Black , Oct 27, 2019 :
    sorry didn't mean to step on toes. I didn't see this thread so I had made one but the community moderator was so kind in deleting the one I opened. [e]1f44d[/e] working on my OnePlus 6T on Verizon and my (OG) Google Pixel XL, and Pixel 2 XL.

  7. ironass
    Lollipop Oct 28, 2019

  8. Horsault
    Marshmallow Moderator Oct 28, 2019

    Horsault , Oct 28, 2019 :
    He just applied the forum rules you acknowledged and agreed to follow when you joined the forums. It's easy but useless to complain and play the victim while having broken the rules, just because someone else applied them.

    So you opened 2 redundant threads, one was just closed, the other one merged, and still you were issued no warning for those 2 violations.
    You should rather be thankful to the mods for their kindness.

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  9. Trq_Hsn
    Eclair Oct 28, 2019

  10. Trq_Hsn
    Eclair Oct 28, 2019

  11. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Community Expert Oct 28, 2019

    dsmonteiro , Oct 28, 2019 :
    RCS support is carrier-specific. Any device should be able to support RCS, provided you install Android Messages.

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  12. ironass
    Lollipop Oct 28, 2019

  13. ernestmam12
    Gingerbread Oct 29, 2019

  14. Impersonal
    Jelly Bean Oct 29, 2019

    Impersonal , Oct 29, 2019 :
    If it's says connected than yes, just find someone in your contacts, that also has it...
    It's nice to have, basically Google Messenger, slowly becoming Watsapp...

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  15. ernestmam12
    Gingerbread Oct 29, 2019

    ernestmam12 , via OnePlus 5T , Oct 29, 2019 :
    Yeah I just tried it with my mobile data turned off and wifi on. and it sent and delivered the message.

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  16. Botherambo
    Gingerbread Oct 29, 2019

    Botherambo , Oct 29, 2019 :
    In most circumstances, you need to have the latest beta version of Messages installed, otherwise you will not get it to work.

    Works in Australia with Telstra (except no one I know seems to have RCS, so I can't actually test the functionality!)

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  17. G_Matt_Hay_pRTl
    Gingerbread Oct 29, 2019

    G_Matt_Hay_pRTl , via OnePlus 3 , Oct 29, 2019 :
    Just a warning, I am on TMobile in the US. The new Messages beta fragged my ability to receive SMS messages. I could still send SMS as well as send and receive MMS without issue. I thought maybe activating RCS would fix issue, but it didn't at all. Google may have fixed with today's beta release, but only way I found to fix SMS receipt was to wipe the phone and just not install the Google Messages beta app....(I tried everything before doing so)....Just a warning since you usually don't know you are missing receipt of SMS for a while...

  18. 4saken1
    Cupcake Oct 29, 2019

    4saken1 , Oct 29, 2019 :
    Works on Metro PCS with Beta version of Messenger. Using international 8gb/256gb version 6t

  19. ironass
    Lollipop Oct 29, 2019

    ironass , Oct 29, 2019 :
    It may not be down to the Google Messages RCS as several T-Mobile (USA) users on different forums have been reporting SMS issues. See... https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/sms-not-being-received.1129960/#post-20972090

  20. G_Matt_Hay_pRTl
    Gingerbread Oct 29, 2019

    G_Matt_Hay_pRTl , via OnePlus 3 , Oct 29, 2019 :
    Nah, isn't T-Mobile, I tested with a cloned SIM on my line in a Nexus 4 without the Messages beta as a control. It functioned properly until I installed Messages beta and then exhibited same behavior. Even with RCS fully implemented on both devices SMS behavior persisted. Replicated issue twice same way. Now it could be how Tmo is interacting with the Messages beta code, but Messages beta is definitely part of issue, of this I am certain.