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  1. nexusor

    nexusor New Member
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    Any way to change the appearance of the stock message app on the Droid Maxx, I am new to the phone and have much to learn coming from an iPhone?
    Thanks in advance :)
     

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  2. Outatime

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    There really isn't. If you're looking for a very solid, customizable text interface, try Handcent. Tons of options.

    P.S. Welcome!
     
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  3. nexusor

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    Thanks Outatime. That is what I was looking for!
     
  4. Outatime

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    Don't forget to go to your Active Notifications > Manage notification types and add Handcent so you'll see see them. That is provided you don't use Handcent's popup.
     
  5. Rumma

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    Try GoSMS Pro from the Play store
     
  6. mistermojorizi

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    i use 8sms...it doesn't replace the stock app, but it's an addon that makes the stock app into the app that's included with clockwordmod roms. so it includes a dark theme and popup notifications. there's a couple settings you'll need to adjust to make it your default messaging app (cause the stock app interface is still installed).
     
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    Had not heard of this app. Just installed it, it is still an external app that has to be used in place of the stock app correct? I've disabled the stock app notifications.
     
  8. mistermojorizi

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    yep, but it still uses the stock app in some way...tells you not to disable it...i just found it a couple weeks ago, love it so much.
     
  9. redddog

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    Hey, does the active notifications still bring you to the old text app?
     
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    It does what you tell it to. If you go to Settings > Active Notifications > Manage Notification Types, you can disable the stock messaging app and enable the replacement messinging app.

    So, the answer is, if you don't disable the stock text app, yes it will. However, if you disable the stock messaging app in the settings, no it won't show the notifications.
     
  11. redddog

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    last one for me....

    Whenever I send a text, I get an undelivered report (red triangle, exclaimation point) even though the text was sent. Anyway to change that?

    Outside of that, this app changes the single most annoying feature of stock for me. HATED that white theme.
     
  12. redddog

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    Anyone getting that? The red triangle with the exclaimation point?
     
  13. Outatime

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    I'm not getting that on Handcent. I'm not sure what would cause that.
     
  14. redddog

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    Yeah, I'm getting it on 8sms. It's fine, I guess. Everything sends and recieves fine it's just a bit distracting.
     
  15. Outatime

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    Did you try to turn off delivery reports if it's on?
     
  16. mistermojorizi

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    i'm using 8sms, and getting normal active notifications. i forget how i set it up though...but i remember having to play with it.

    the red triangle is a generic notification. i've had other sms apps produce that and it was annoying
     
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    When (and if) Hangouts ever actually integrates SMS/MMS it will end my use the stock messaging app. I can't wait for that to happen. It will be the thing of DREAMS if and when they integrate Google Voice. I think that may be why they haven't updated their Voice app or developed it any more deeply because they are getting ready to kill it and incorporate it into Hangouts.
     

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