Android Messaging App, its all I want.General


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  1. dt808

    dt808 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is this too much to ask for? I love everything about the incredible, but I just want the native android messaging app. With the green messaging icon and the simple theme it has, I love it.. just like the messaging app on the motorola droid and nexus one.

    I've tried a few different messaging apps, but I simply want the original android messaging app. I hate this htc messaging app.

    If you know how to do this please let me know, I would really appreciate it. Its my only complaint..
     

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  2. jayhammy

    jayhammy Active Member

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    have you tried google talk?
     
  3. dt808

    dt808 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, I have. But I'm not going to have all my friends switch over to google talk so I can text them.

    Google talk is great though, but yes.. thats basically what I want.. but for sms/mmsing..

    Thanks for the suggestion though!
     
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    allen2oo3 Well-Known Member

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    sms unread count in marketplace for the green icon
     
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    Haelous Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried Handcent set to Android conversation style?

    I also prefer the original app over the HTC app, but Handcent set to Android is my favorite.
     
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    Trooper Well-Known Member

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    What does that do? I already have the unread count with the stock Messaging from my Inc. Does it just add the green icon?
     
  7. dt808

    dt808 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Haha, I already have sms unread count so that I could use the green messaging icon, but I still love the native android 2.1 messaging app.

    Thanks for all the great suggestions and yes, I currently am using handcent set to android. Its alright, but not ideal.. might have to live with I guess.
     
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    jakeh0 Well-Known Member

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    is there a way to have handcent show the number of unread messages on the icon?
     
  9. dt808

    dt808 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My handcent has always shown the number of unread messages on the icon. I just disabled the notifications for the stock messaging app and enabled it on handcent and everything works fine.
     
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    Anyone know the setting to get the number of unread messages on the actual handcent icon. I didn't think you could. My handcent is set up to look like the stock android. It's very nice. Although I turned off the auto pop-up.... None of my friends are more important than whatever I need to do or am doing on my phone lol
     
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    rileyra Well-Known Member

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    ya mine shows them on the icon, of course i get the quick message popup everytime so all my new messages get answered anyways
     
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    I wonder if it's possible to extract the APK from another rooted phone and install it on the Inc.......

    Anyone know? Isn't this how we have gotten the 3D Gallery APK?
     
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    You need to set the handcent widget on your homescreen, but i assume that this will kill having any sort of alternate app icon.

    If I am incorrect, someone please tell me, because I like having the count, but hate the handcent icon
     
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    pman219 Well-Known Member

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    Can someone do a screen shot of the stock messaging app ?
    I have no clue what it looks like
     
  15. JulieJHawk

    JulieJHawk Active Member

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    yes, i think this is correct. for the icon on your homescreen, add the widget, not the program.
     
  16. dt808

    dt808 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    If you want the stock android 2.1 messaging icon look with the unread message count, download this and place this on your homescreen and set handcent as your default sms program. Then use the green messaging icon to launch.


    I still want the original android messaging app though! haha.. damnit
     
  17. Shamrock13

    Shamrock13 Well-Known Member

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    See, I have no idea what it looks like on stock Android to message someone. All I really know is Sense, and I haven't seen anywhere on YouTube what it looks like. All I know is that people love Sense's keyboard over the stock one.
     
  18. dt808

    dt808 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just youtube a video of the motorola droid or googles nexus one and watch a video with someone texting. You'll see the icon and the entire layout of the messaging app, looks a lot nicer to me than htc's messaging app. Here, skip to 2:10

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qy6aGFSLFo
    [​IMG]
     
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