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Handcent and Where's my Droid--any issues?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by andadroid, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. andadroid

    andadroid Well-Known Member
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    Hi,

    I want to install a non-native sms app (handcent) as well as Where's My Droid, however both programs have access to communication and contacts, which always worries me, esp on a free program.
    Does anyone know if there are any known datamining problems with these apps? Any other malicious code, etc? Just want to check before I download.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. 28064212

    28064212 Well-Known Member
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    In fairness, I think you're pretty screwed if you want an SMS program that doesn't have access to communication and contacts, they are pretty vital to a messaging program. Handcent is a pretty popular program, so I'm fairly sure it would have come up if they were data-mining
     
  3. Salad

    Salad Active Member
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    Can't Speak for Where's My Droid, but Handcent is such a hugely popular app that if there were issues with it someone would have called them out by now.
     
  4. I just installed Handcent and like it very much.

    I cannot get the stock messenger to stop receiving and keeping messages, though.

    How is that done? Should I just go into the manage applications area and "force stop?"
     
  5. hexon

    hexon Well-Known Member
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    Go into the stock messaging app, go into menu, and disable notifications
     
  6. Done. Thanks!
     

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