Handcent and Messaging


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  1. sxelsharif

    sxelsharif Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys,

    I just recently got my HTC hero and I have a question about the messaging app. First of all, I am currently using Handcent mainly because if you use the stock app, texts always show up on the lock screen even if you are using the pattern lock. That is annoying, and I don't understand what the point of the pattern lock is if you can just see my texts without having to even unlock my phone...anyway, so I am using handcent and it's fine. I've made sure to remove notifications on the stock app so that I don't get double notifications, but my question is: is there a way to delete the stock app? I mean is the phone going to slow down since it is getting texts from 2 apps, does that make sense? Even though the notifications are disabled for the stock app, the texts still go there and they are also going to handcent...So basically i would like to know if:

    1. i can delete the stock app (i have rooted my phone so...)
    2. does it matter that the phone is pulling texts to two different apps
    3. is there a way to make my texts not go to my lock screen, if so i would just not use handcent

    Finally, on handcent, i will oftentimes get a text twice from people. does anyone have this problem?

    Ok tahnks!
     

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  2. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ VIP Member VIP Member

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    Don't delete the stock messaging app, if you still want to be able to send and receive messages. Handcent relys on that to actually receive them, Handcent just displays them for you.

    Sorry, I can't answer the question about stopping the mesages from appearing on the lock screen. I use handcent, and I have mine set to popup on the lockscreen, I like this. Different strokes.
     
  3. Sixxx

    Sixxx Well-Known Member

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    Usually if you're getting 2 messages it's due to the other person's phone/network, not yours...
     
  4. russhour

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    I have recently rooted and now using rooted stock 2.1. I downloaded handcent and...1. Copy and pasted Mms.apk from system>app to my sd along with the corresponding odex in case I needed a back up 2. deleted Mms.apk from the root 3. sent and received txt and pic txt. Deleting Mms.apk will take away the messaging app in the app drawer as well as make handcent your default messaging app. I did not delete any other corresponding root apk (media uploader and 1 other...) I am txting fine.

    Able to delete Mms.apk and odex without affecting txting and mms capabilities. I'll let you know if that changed


    Warning: Even though I copy and pasted the apk, when I went to install it again for thoroughness, I was unable to. txting with handcent works fine, but I have a feeling I will have to run the ruu 2.1...5 to get it back.
     
  5. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if you've tried this but have you un-checked "enable popup" in the application settings? Make sure you're in the Handcent app, you won't find it in the stock app.
     
  6. zx12richard

    zx12richard Well-Known Member

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    Disabled popups in handcent did it now girlfriends yesterday
     
  7. Hemlox

    Hemlox Well-Known Member

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    Go to the privacy setting, check it, if privacy is checked it will not show the message.
     
  8. Fbomb!

    Fbomb! Well-Known Member

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    I think what he means about getting a text twice is he gets 2 notifications...? If that is what you mean, then go into your apps and select "messages" (not handcent) then hit menu>settings and uncheck autoretrieve and received notification
     
  9. astrobill

    astrobill Well-Known Member

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    Careful...doesn't Handcent ride on top of the native app as a wrapper? Will turning off autoretrieve mess him up?

    Does he have multiple third-party SMS/MMS apps? For example, I was once getting dual notifications once when I forgot to disable or uninstall the stand-alone pop-up messaging app I installed to go with Chomp when I was testing Chomp vs. Handcent. I decided on the latter, but forgot to turn off the other pop-up notifier I had paired with Chomp...
     
  10. Joehunni

    Joehunni Well-Known Member

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    turning off auto-retrieve in the stock app shouldn't have adverse effects regardless, mms would come through handcent as it should. All 3rd party apps do use Messages to do most of the sending/receiving work though.
     
  11. rgitch

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    I have the same issue with my Acclaim. It's driving me crazy that I sitll have to open my preloaded messaging on top of Handcent. I've tried everything. The people I talk to have the same carrier, I've made it default, don't have a "message" app. and don't know how else to deal with it.
     
  12. rgitch

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    I found the answer- you'll always get your preloaded messages. Just ignore them and turn notifications off.
     

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