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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jpzsports, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. jpzsports

    jpzsports Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I installed GSB 1.5 and it's great but I'm looking for a program to show my new SMS message over the lockscreen. I tried handcent and SMS popup but they didn't show it til I unlocked the phone. Am I missing something?
     

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  2. metlcat

    metlcat Android Enthusiast

    Try Go sms (free on the market). There is a function to turn on the screen and to unlock the phone when you receive a new message.
     
  3. jpzsports

    jpzsports Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I tried GO SMS also, but had the same issue as handcent and Sms popup.

    They don't seem to popup over the lockscreen. Is it related to CM7?

    Ideally, I'd like:

    When I receive a text:
    1. phone vibrates and trackball blinks
    2. screen stays off til I hit the power button
    3. see the message
    4. unlock and reply
     
  4. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    I suppose that you could try WidgetLocker and put a messaging widget on the lock screen.
     
  5. jpzsports

    jpzsports Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I've tried Handcent, SMS Popup, and Go SMS, and set it to enable popup over the lockscreen but none of them work! They only popup after I unlock.

    Am I missing something? Does it have to do with the CM7 lockscreen or rotary unlock style?

    Is there any solution other than using Widgetlocker?

    Thanks!

    EDIT: ok - I got it to work with SMS Popup but only when I set it to turn the screen on when a text comes. When I disable that, it requires me to unlock the screen first to see the popup. Is there any way to see the popup before unlocking but without the screen going on?
     
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