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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Karuk, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Karuk

    Karuk Android Enthusiast
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    I want to disable the htc text(message) app and use handcent as my primary. Seems you can not uninstall htc message app and I can not find a way to disable it.

    And assistance is appreciated.

    Gotta say the incredible is pretty awesome.

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  2. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    There is a thread that will walk you through making Handcent your default app. Basically you want to go to contacts and from there go to send a text msg. It should prompt you with which app to use. It will also say "make this the default". Then when you open the old app tell it to not notify you. Search for that old thread if you need better directions :)
  3. russell5

    russell5 Well-Known Member

    Do you want to just turn off getting notified from the built in app?
    That setting is in the app
  4. axel_2078

    axel_2078 Android Enthusiast

    Out of curiousity, why would you want to turn off the built in text messaging app (HTC)?
  5. 150_cav

    150_cav Android Enthusiast

    on the Eris the HTC message app is almost unusable after you have a thread of over 1000 messages and handcent seems to load a ton faster

    I was hoping HTC would fix this but I guess not

    the HTC app will always run in the background, handcent takes the data from the message app and somehow makes it faster to load, but deleting on the Eris still sucks, I hope the incredible fixes that problem. but all you can do is turn off the notifications from the HTC app

    unless you root it :)

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  6. DaveS024

    DaveS024 Newbie

    I accidentally selected the htc messaging app as default when i popped up, with that and handcent.....any idea how to get that message up again now?
  7. Mjcanton

    Mjcanton Well-Known Member

    it Would be stupid to uninstall the htc app when you can set handcent as your default..
  8. NKT

    NKT Android Expert

    You have to clear your messaging default.
  9. macdaddybuff

    macdaddybuff Android Enthusiast

    I like chomp sms best.
  10. all you have to do is disable the notification on the stock app. dont uninstall it

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