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  1. FemDroid

    FemDroid Member

    how do i turn off the stock text message app?

  2. what_stanger?

    what_stanger? Member

    you mean turn off its notifications?

    go into the stock messaging application and then press
    menu>settings>received notification and uncheck it.
  3. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member


    You can't actually "shut off" the stock messaging app, because all other messaging apps use the stock messaging app to pull messages through. Which means, even rooted, you can't actually uninstall the stock messaging app and still get messages
  4. jbx2

    jbx2 Member

    Before installing 2.1 I was able to use Chomp SMS without the HTC message app responding to messages. Somehow I was able to disable the stock app. Now I'm still using Chomp but the stock app also activates whenever I get a message. I can't figure out how to fix this issue either, but prior to 2.1 it could be made transparent.
  5. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member

    you've still got to go into the messaging app and change the notification settings.

    The phone will always use the stock messaging app to pull texts through, it's just a matter of making sure it doesn't notify you that a text has come through, and making sure that the third-party app of your choice does notify you of a new text
  6. the CP

    the CP Well-Known Member

    Using Chomp on 2.1 unrooted, I only get the Chomp notifications. I did so by simply following the steps listed by stranger in post #2.

    The only reason I get two notifications now is because I'm using SMS Popup to set different notifications for specific contacts. My girlfriend or best friends have their own, so I know I should get there a bit faster if I hear it, lol. If that's the case, my phone usually pulls in the Chomp notification first, then a few seconds later gives me the user-defined notification via SMS Popup.

    Still haven't figured out how to setup different notifications without doing it this way, so if anybody can answer I'd appreciate it (not trying to thread jack).
  7. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    The Stock messaging app, cannot be disabled on a stock Hero, you can disable it's notification features but that is it.
  8. jbx2

    jbx2 Member

    Thanks to all, yep it was right there in the stock app. Turned off notification and I'm good to go, thanks again
  9. lesmont

    lesmont Member

    how do you turn off built-in messaging app
  10. lesmont

    lesmont Member

    ok how do you do that
  11. Lobo89

    Lobo89 Well-Known Member

    In the app, go to menu/settings and deselect Notifications.

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