Finally, Legacy and the MMSC setting was the trick to gifs showing up sent to me instead of showing as just a picture. Now if only voicemail would show up in notifications up top instead of getting a VZW random nonsense text letting me know i have a voicemail. I tell ya, VZW are a bunch of dicks, pulling this kind of **** for running an unlocked phone on their network and all these hoops we have to jump through to get **** to work and still some of it not working right...(voicemail for example). Thanks again. Running US998 20b stock flashed TWRP version. Magisk 16.0 and Adaway installed.
Glad it helped. Now if we can find a dev that is uses verizon to build a stock debloated VS996 rom! When I first converted my LS998, I flashed VS99620a kdz as an experiment and it worked perfectly. The "my verizon" app could see that I was rooted and BL unlocked. I kept getting a software update notification that i couldn't put off or turn off. I was afraid that big red was going to bork my phone with a forced update. I quickly went back to a US998 kdz.