This is a discussion on Incoming SMS Pics Won't Download within the Nexus One forums, part of the Google Phones category; Originally Posted by missnexus Originally Posted by N1David Is there a link for the google? If so, I will chime in on the complaint thread. ...
Hey guys i have been having the same problem for almost a year now, and i finaly figured it out!
I've been having the same problem (press download, nothing happens) and was looking around for a solution. Just figured it out myself after reading a few things. I usually use wi-fi to connect to the internet so I don't have my data turned on since I don't have a good data plan (too $$!)
I decided to try turning it on. (If you're not sure what I'm talking about - in the top pull-down menu on my phone it's the second icon from the right - a little pink phone icon with two curves on the upper right corner to signify sending/receiving signal. When it's off, there's an X on it.)
When I turned it on and pressed the download button in one of my MMS messages - voila! Images and videos downloaded and viewable. You can also save them to your SD card. So unfortunately I'll be paying for the KBs to download (I think?) but at least I know how to get the images now.
Hope this works for you! - but beware, if you have any pending unsent messages they will resend, and your phone may have a seizure for a couple of seconds.