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go sms vs handcent pop ups over lock screen

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ClubSteeler, May 16, 2011.

  1. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Do these both have SMS pop ups that can be read on the LOCK SCREEN without unlocking?

    Can you reply without unlocking?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. markeph

    markeph Lurker

    You can with handcent. I've not used go but I'm sure that such a well respected app should also have this function.

    ......waits patiently to stand corrected ........
  3. LNMoton

    LNMoton Well-Known Member

    Yes GoSMS you can reply on the popup screen. I used both services before. I am currently using gosms.
  4. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I installed Go SMS Pro and set it up to allow notification pop ups and to turn on the phone and unlock the phone on notifications.

    however, just like SMS pop up, i can not see the notification pop up without first manually unlocking the phone.

    I can not disable the lock code due to restrictions with me work email.
  5. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Handcent also failed. My lock screen is iron clad. And I definitely checked the setting to allow popups over the lock screen.
  6. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I give up. My lock screen is inpenetrable (sp?)...

    Handcent is slow on my phone. I am keeping Go SMS Pro for now. Hopefully there is a future update with app2sd, or I may just go back to stock messenger with sms pop up.
  7. djqwikcut

    djqwikcut Member

    GOSMS doesnt work on my lock screen (widgetlocker) where HANDCENT does.... go figure
  8. dequardo

    dequardo Android Enthusiast

    Oddly enough mine is just the opposite. Go SMS works for popups but Hnadcent doesn't?!
  9. xoxojackie

    xoxojackie Newbie

    GO's pop-up works over my Widgetlocker lock screen without any problems.
  10. dequardo

    dequardo Android Enthusiast

    Odd. Well I uninstalled GoSMS and Handcent entirely. Had to do the latter via 'Applications' as doing it from the market didn't work. I suspect either a bad build or a bad install and/or some issue with Go SMS. In any case I reloaded Handcent and everything works again-with the exception of the LED flash while on the charger-which GB seemed to break.
    So, am I back to functioning the same as everyone else now?
  11. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I believe, the main reason I can not get any pop ups or widgets to appear over my lock screen is:

    My phone synched to my work's email exchange. My work IT group forces my Android OS to lock the screen using a minimum length, numerical, pass code to unlock... ONLY.... and I can not bypass this (I have tried). When I try to change it, the option is grayed out and it says, "Enforced by a remote Network Administrator".

    So I have to unlock my phone before I can see anything other than the notification bar. At least I can the SMS app to put a notification on the notification bar so that I can see when I have an email / Text.

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