Sharing image via MMS fails after update

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): 100%
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product):
HARDWARE (XA2, X10, X10 II, …): Xperia X Compact (official Sailfish X port patched for F5321)
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): Yes


Despite of working cellular Internet and correct MMS settings, sharing image via MMS fails with message:
“There was a problem with sending this message”



  1. open Gallery pick any picture,
  2. tap share button and select MMS
  3. put recipient phone number or pick recipient from contacts
  4. tap send button


MMS with attached picture is sent to the recipient


There’s error message quoted in bug description


I’m using official Sailfish X for Xperia X port patched with g7s tool.
Both my home and sdcard are encrypted. It didn’t matter if shared picture picture is located in the phone memory or sdcard.
Here is a snippet from system logs when an attempt to share image was taken.

According to responses in thread:
same bug was experienced by at least three other users, on different phones (Xperia XA2, XA2 Plus and Xperia 10 II Dual sim).
Up to SFOS 4.2 image sharing was working fine.

I confirm the bug with XA2 Plus dual sim.

Hmm could this one be related?

Are you able to receive MMS or is it broken both ways?

Receiving MMSes is fine, it’s sending just broken.

I can receive MMS but can’t save picture in it into the gallery cf. Impossible to save MMS attached picture

Confirmed, saving pictures recieved via MMS fails here too.


That’s an important piece of information, thanks!

Thanks a lot. At least now saving images works, sending still fails.
Those lines from system logs suggests there’s a problem with copying files when message is composed

[C] unknown:0 - Cannot copy message part file "/tmp/sailfish-share_0aBHrp/234833504_698102787813271_5747347366182043989_n(1).jpg" to "/home/nemo/.local/share/commhistory/data/82738/234833504_698102787813271_5747347366182043989_n_1_.jpg"
[C] unknown:0 - Failed copying message part to storage; message dropped: 82738 "/tmp/sailfish-share_0aBHrp/234833504_698102787813271_5747347366182043989_n(1).jpg"

Internal bug filed. We need to investigate why sending the MMS fails in some cases.
Thanks for reporting.

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I have the same problem, receiving MMS works fine, sending doesn’t.
Strangely I can share a contact by MMS, just can’t send a photo or file
SailfishOS 4.3, Xperia XA2 build