ya, you are right.. there is problem in sms app (mms.apk)
i have found this before ur post.. so what i did.. i removed it for testing...
Now, lets talk about Go SMS pro, actually I have not used this application until now, but I have found that if u want to use the contact images may be this steps could help u..
To get Contact images.. I have done this setting..( Self tested with other phone to make sure..
Go SMS Pro > Settings > Appearance Settings > Conv. List Customization >....
Display Contact Pictures? > Yes.
by this U can have the display images what u have set in your contacts...
may be all this can help you, I can be wrong.. because i have not used this "Go SMS Pro" hehe.. for that sorry... if this sol. not work...
otherwise... u owe me a smile..