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Where can i get the stock messaging app

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bikevision, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. bikevision

    bikevision Member
    Thread Starter

    K so i completly deleted the stock messaging app, ive been using Handcent, but now im having issues with Handcent sending mms so i looked it up and im not the only one. but it seems that people are still able to use the stock app to send mms. before i got handcent i was using the stock app and it was working fine.

    where can i get the stock app from? i am rooted and do not have the stock app backed up.


  2. istolvampire

    istolvampire Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    As far as I know it is part of the Google app package. Sorry I don't have a link to apk right at the moment.

    Might be able to just extract one from any existing rom.
  3. bikevision

    bikevision Member
    Thread Starter

    reloaded UD8 and im back in buisness. also had to reload watermark theme too. but im back in business now.
  4. Krisis

    Krisis Member

    Jun 4, 2010
    If you deleted the stock messaging app, you can do like I did to fix it. Note that you would be rooted to have done this in the first place and hopefully would know something about terminal emulator and making your system rewritable, etc.

    1. Extract the Mms.apk file from the rom zip package (in system/data usually).
    2. Place the Mms.apk file on the root directory of your sd card.
    3. Using terminal emulator,
    a. su (for root permission)
    b. sysrw (or mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system)
    c. busybox cp /sdcard/Mms.apk /system/app/Mms.apk
    d. busybox chmod 644 /system/app/Mms.apk (to change permissions like the rest of the programs in /system/app)
    e. busybox rm /data/app/com.android.messaging-1.apk (to remove the mms installation from data if it is there...file may be named differently or may not be present)
    f. sysro (or mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system)
    g. sync
    h. exit
    4. reboot.

    This should install the mms program into the correct spot in your system for it to function with the right permissions. You can then go into messaging and turn off all notifications, hide the messaging icon if your launcher allows it, and send and receive MMS messages using Handcent without having to reinstall the entire ROM.

    I do not claim to be the best at messing with ROMs or using terminal emulator, but I had deleted mms and decided to investigate how to fix it. I fixed it for my phone using the above method after some research. I do not use File Explorer and realize that there are several ways to accomplish the same thing. I hope this helps someone else.
  5. bikevision

    bikevision Member
    Thread Starter

    well i made it alot harder than i had too. UD8 comes with the stock messaging app. all i had to do was go to:

    1. settings
    2. Ultimate Droid
    3. Built-In Applications
    4. Install Native Instant Messaging App

    UD8 made it so easy and i made it so hard for myself. hopefully this helps someone else.

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