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  1. smithicks4

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    Got the sony ericsson x8 last week, and tryin to install handcent as don't like the qwerty keyboard. cant download it fine, but how do i set it as the default settin for receiving messages and how do i get the basic way of texting going. thanks
     

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    Hi,
    Welcome to the forum, to set Handcent as default go to stock sms>setting>untick notifications. There are thread for others setting just search for it.
     
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    i dont have stock sms anywhere, where would that be
     
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    The reference to anything 'stock' basically just means the one that came on the phone. So look for the icon with the envelope that says Messaging underneath it. Then when you have tapped to open that its Menu>SEttings>and untick notifications (and delivery reports if you don't want them as these are sometimes auto ticked)

    Hope it helps.
     
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    dont have that icon at all, but can do it through the settings.
    with the handcent then how do you get the alphanumeric keypad cant seem to turn off the qwerty one
     
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    Ok I think I am talking at cross purposes here. Are you trying to get a T9 keyboard or to use a different messaging app?

    On the keyboard front try this thread...

    http://androidforums.com/sony-ericsson-xperia-x8/219591-htc_ime-keyboard-x8.html

    One of the options in there is a traditional alpha/numeric keypad.

    Handcent SMS is a great sms application. As to why you can't find the stock sms... it's not set as one of your four corners is it? It wouldn't appear in your app drawer then.
     
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    ya want to get a T9 keyboard. dont like using the qwerty one. find its too small. ya its set in one of the corners alright. would youn recommend the htc one or the handcent
     
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    HTC for keyboard

    Handcent for SMS

    Two different things entirely. Have them both! They are the two apps that I would not want to be without on either my X8 or my X10.
     
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    ok. sorry for all the questions but just not sure about it all.

    how do they all work then
     
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    Thats the thing with Android phones, you just gotta download them and have a fiddle. The guide on installing the keyboard is pretty self explanatory. Handcent just download from the market.

    With both, well with any app, its just a matter of once you have it opened/installed press menu and look through all the different options that are available.
     
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    You're very patient Rose :)
     
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    i commend rosered for helping smith...
     
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