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  1. J S Machine

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    I think my text app changed from the darker color to white with the update to 4.4.2. Is there any way to get this back to a darker color? My phone is not rooted.

    I have read that Nova launcher may do it. Not sure though.
     

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    Two popular texting apps allow you to do it ...

    chompSMS – best messaging capability (the one I use)
    Textra SMS – messaging (I think)

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    If I install something like chomp sms, will I need to uninstall the factory installed text app? Seems like I tried one of these one time before and I was getting some texts on my factory app and then some on the new third party app.
     
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    When you start the app it will ask you if you want to set it as your default. It will not require you to uninstall the pre-installed app.

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