I was using the stock messenger, which I also dislike. (I much prefer Gingerbread's messenger that I had on my D3.) Someone here suggested I use Go SMS Pro , which is better. I set Go SMS Pro as my default texting app. However, when I get a text, I sometimes get the icon notification from the stock messenger as well. How to disable it?
The only other quirk I noticed is that with the stock messenger, when I send a group text, by default, it sends it as MMS where the recipients can see everyone else in the group. (It also lets you send as SMS, where the others are BCC'd.) But with Go SMS Pro, it seems to send group texts as SMS unless I include a picture, then it's MMS.