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Installed Handecent, How do I turn off Pre-Installed Messaging

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by dblue75, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. dblue75

    dblue75 Lurker
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    As above...I installed Handcent on my S4 as prev had it on my S3 and managed to turn off the pre-installed messaging that was on the phone.

    Fast forward to my purchase of the S4 and I cannot turn off the pre-installed messaging !!! AAAAAAAaaaaaargh......everytime I receive a text, I now receive 2 !!! 1 to Handcent and one the the pre-installed.

    Have tried disabling it, making handecent default msg app...to no avail

    Can someone please help :thinking::thinking::thinking:
     

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I think if you disable the pre installed one youll stop receiving txts. Just turn off notifications on it :thumbup:
     
  3. dblue75

    dblue75 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Tried that...it works for a text or so, then the pre-installed msg system kicks back in...Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I dont know about handcent but Go Sms has an advanced setting "stock messenger uninstalled". If you check the box, you can safely disable the stock app (or freeze, uninstall it if youre rooted)
     
  5. dblue75

    dblue75 Lurker
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    Cheers, Think I will install that then...Will miss the Handcent timer delay in sending msgs though....we have all been there and sent a msg to the wrong person lol
     
  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Lol id have killed for that feature back in my player days.. that sinking feelin when you text the wrong girl and it sends before you can rip the battery out lol :D
     
  7. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female


    I don't recommend anything by the Go Team. Too much bloatware that slows down the phone. On top of that, tons of themes for Go contain nasty adware.

    It's a shame too. I remember 2 or 3 years ago their apps were sleek and very trim. No ads.

    I recommend contacting the Handcent developers and discussing your problem. Perhaps they've ran into it before with other S4 users, and they may have a solution for you.
     
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  8. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yeah agreed. I hate the Go crap. This is the only one of their apps i still use. I have notifications disabled in app manager so it cant spam me and i use Light Flow for notifications.
    Just cant find an SMS app with so much customisation :thumbdown:
     
  9. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    I've been using the default Message app for about a year now. I use to use Handcent, but dang it's also bloated all to hell.

    The only thing I want that the default does not have is separate notifications per contact. That's the only thing I really need.
     
  10. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I have pretty bad eyes and i dont wear glasses in public so big bright font on black background is a must for me.
    I dont text as much as i used to so the lag doesnt bother me much
     
  11. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female


    I have bad eyes, too. I can see my computer monitor just fine without my glasses, but further than that or closer than that and I'm as blind as a bat without my glasses.

    I'm using Slim Bean with their gapps package and the default Message app has a black background with white and blue text. I can also change the font size in the Message options, which is a good thing for me. I think AOKP does that also.
     
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  12. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Cool thanx petrah. Im on a slimbean based rom with their gapps and the "dark UI" setting and must admit ive never even opened the stock app so ill give it a try now :):beer:
     
  13. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Well thats Go Sms finally uninstalled. I feel clean now :D
    Thanx again Petrah.

    Thats two recent lessons ive learned. 1 always give a rom's kernel a chance before flashing your favourite one.
    2 check out the stock core apps :beer:

    Do u know how i can get sms popups? I have HALO but im not as impressed with it as i could be

    EDIT found popup option but cant change font size for it. Anyone know an add on type app for pop ups with font changer? :beer:
     
  14. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    On the S4, the notification for the stock SMS is under settings in the Messaging app. Just scroll down and uncheck the Notifications. At least that setting was there in the S4 that I played with in my carrier's store as I was paying bills, LOL. Or if its not, go into applications in settings and turn off notifications there.

    And I have switched to Handcent from Go SMS. The only reason I don't want to use another SMS app is that those are the only two apps I've seen that allow you to split a group message to individual threads for each recipient.
     
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  15. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Deleted lol. I forgot im not the OP :)
     
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