Stagefright Detector told me to disable MMS auto-retrieval on my LG G4


So yesterday I bought my brand new Android. It's an LG G4. Coincidentally, I got an email from Lookout suggesting that I install Stagefright on my phone. So I did.

Stagefright informs me that my phone is vulnerable, and that it recommends disabling autor-retrieval of multimedia message (MMS).

I figured out that my default messaging is Message+, (Message Plus). Unfortunately, Stagefright did not supply instructions for how to disable auto-retrieval for Message Plus.

And I didn't find the instructions online either.

Eventually, like a monkey with a typewriter, I figured it out:


  1. Click on message+
  2. Click on settings (upper left)
  3. Scroll down and click on advanced-->settings
  4. Scroll down and click on advanced settings-->advanced
  5. Scroll all the way to the bottom
  6. In teal letters (at least they're teal on my phone) you will see "Multimedia message (MMS) settings"
  7. Directly below the teal message, you will see auto-retrieve. 
  8. Untick the auto-retrieve box