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[APP][4.1+] 8sms: Android 4.4 KitKat / CyanogenMod 10.2 stock messaging with extras

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9th August 2013, 05:36 AM   |  #1  
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EDIT: Download 8sms from Google Play or download from the website.

EDIT: 8sms now based on Android 4.4 KitKat / Cyanogenmod 10.2. See post #394.
EDIT: App renamed from 88sms to 8sms. See post #246.

Hi,

This is my first android app and my first app announcement on XDA so apologies in advance if I've broken any rules.

I've ported the stock messaging app and then added some enhancements and changes so it can (hopefully) work on any Jelly Bean phone. This app is downstream from the latest Android 4.3 and CyanogenMod 10.2 (not-yet-released as of writing).

(ICS compatibility is a possible future feature.)

Please have a look if interested and feel free to try it out.

The Play Store link is:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tyeightsms.mms

Excerpts from the app description follows ...



Notable features
  • Notification pop-ups
  • Quick reply
  • Gesture based templates
  • Emoji support
  • Optional dark theme
Install this app if you want to use features from the latest Android messaging app without having to wait for a full phone software update.

Usage

Whilst 88sms is a replacement for the messaging app that came with your phone, it is actually an add-on application only.

Please do not disable or remove the messaging app that came with your phone as that is still required to receive sms and mms messages.

88sms works best if you turn off notifications for the messaging app that came with your phone. Then you won't get two sets of notifications.

Phone compatibility

This app may not work (yet) on the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. If you install this app on one of these devices, please let us know if it works.

If you install this app on your phone and it does not work, please let us know. Please be sure to specify your phone model and software version number, and the version of 88sms you have installed.

Permissions

This app requires a wide range of permissions because it is a port of a system app. System apps use a lot of permissions. Full network access is required in order to send (or download) mms using your phone's cellular data (mms) connection.

Thank you.
Last edited by bengtan; 8th November 2013 at 03:39 AM. Reason: 8sms now based on Android 4.4 KitKat / Cyanogenmod 10.2. See post #394.
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9th August 2013, 06:42 AM   |  #2  
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Works great. Left my rating on the play store.

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didn't work on LG LTE2
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Works great. Left my rating on the play store.

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it doesn't work on my LG LTE2,stock rom
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Do you mind if I pm you to find out more and try to fix it?
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it doesn't work on my LG LTE2,stock rom

@thophan: Hi, thanks for trying out the app. Do you mind if I pm you to find out more and try to fix it? (Although I might not get any free time until a week later.)
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@thophan: Hi, thanks for trying out the app. Do you mind if I pm you to find out more and try to fix it? (Although I might not get any free time until a week later.)

Sure, really appreciate it. after install, i open it, but one dialog box appear (it said: sorry...._ i can't remember) then escape the program. i tried several time, same thing. so i uninstall your software.
9th August 2013, 11:16 AM   |  #6  
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Works great on note 1
9th August 2013, 07:35 PM   |  #7  
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mms isn't working it just keeps trying to send and never sends. The stock messaging app works fine. I am using a Note 2 on att with a rooted stock rom
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Yea group messaging doesn't work since the MMS problem. It just stays sending and won't go through.

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9th August 2013, 10:42 PM   |  #9  
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On Sprint GS4.... MMS doesn't send on this app :/ but when I go to my stock messaging app it sends and I receive it from both apps, just a little workaround to an otherwise amazing app. Love the look and feel like AOSP! Some custom theming options would be great!
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Great app, I already love it...
A nice feature that I would like to see is the ability to set the number of line for tying SMS... Because 3 lines is not enough for long SMS typer like me ^^


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