Support How do I make handcent my default texting program?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chillout2010, May 30, 2011.

  1. Chillout2010

    Chillout2010 Well-Known Member
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    I have just started using handcent and its a nice alternative to the gingerbread messaging app. However when I get a text it shows up in both apps that I have a message and I have to manually enter each app to get rid of the notification. Is there any way for me to make handcent default?
     

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  2. CoronaB

    CoronaB Member
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    Try unchecking all your notifications on the stock "message" app. i did that when i went with handcent program. i didnt have the gingerbread one. but its worth a shot
     
  3. boilator

    boilator Active Member
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    You'll always get a message in both apps but you need to turn off the notifications within the stock app (as the user posted before me). Remove it from your home screen and add hand cent to the home screen.

    Lator
     
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  4. Ibrick

    Ibrick Well-Known Member
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    Uncheck auto retrieve in the stock mms app.
     
  5. balmoral

    balmoral Member
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    I was wondering that too, thakns
     
  6. SecondShot

    SecondShot Well-Known Member
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    So here is the procedure: 1) open stock Messages app>menu>settings>Notifications>unselect all notifications<Settings>Multimedia messages>unselect auto retrieve<<<

    Then drag stock messages app widget to trashcan. Replace with Handcent, and go to handcent settings>Custom Style and make it rock...change colors etc.

    SS
     
  7. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Well-Known Member
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    Thanx! gonna try this now
     
  8. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Well-Known Member
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    It worked. thanks!
     
  9. Bobbyg714

    Bobbyg714 Active Member
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    If i use handcent will SMS backup still work? Does anyone use this with Handcent?
     
  10. IRuninCircles

    IRuninCircles Well-Known Member
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    Not sure of the experience others have had with Handcent, but me, my husband and my babysitter were using it and we all three had to go with GoSMS instead because we were all having issues with texts not being received.
     
  11. Turdbogls

    Turdbogls Well-Known Member
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    yes, it still works. i dont have "auto retrieve" unchecked in the stock messaging app, but i use SMS backup/restore and handcent with no issues.

    no problems for me and my wife. all my friends are using it as well and all are working great.
     

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