[APP][4.1+] 8sms: Android 4.4 KitKat / CyanogenMod 10.2 stock messaging with extras
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.
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:
Excerpts from the app description follows ...
- 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.
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.
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.
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.