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By maconsultant, Senior Member on 17th October 2013, 11:16 AM
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Has anyone been able to get the native SMS app from a 4.3 build working on the 2013 Nexus 7 LTE.? It receives SMS just fine and seems to have a SMS receiver app because i can view any SMS that is sent to its mobile number, but there is no interface to type a response. I tried to transplant the mms.apk from a Nexus 4 4.3 build as i did with my 2012 Nexus 7 3G but after changing the permissions and rebooting the cell radio kept crashing so there is something more involved other than just transplanting the APK and changing the permissions for the 2013 Nexus 7 LTE. Any ideas..? Thanks for your time, it's greatly appreciated.
 
 
17th October 2013, 03:46 PM |#2  
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I'm using a third party app (GoSMS Pro), it works great!
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17th October 2013, 04:31 PM |#3  
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I'm using a third party app (GoSMS Pro), it works great!
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Thanks, but I was trying to stay as stock as possible.. Appreciate the response though..

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17th October 2013, 04:39 PM |#4  
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Try this one. Is an original MMS.apk from a Nexus 4.3 factory image which works fine for me. Tried also some *modified* apk, but they did not work.
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17th October 2013, 04:48 PM |#5  
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Try this one. Is an original MMS.apk from a Nexus 4.3 factory image which works fine for me. Tried also some *modified* apk, but they did not work.

Trying it as we speak..
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17th October 2013, 05:11 PM |#7  
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Try this one. Is an original MMS.apk from a Nexus 4.3 factory image which works fine for me. Tried also some *modified* apk, but they did not work.

That worked but the old notification window is still present when new SMS messages come in. So the mms.apk gets the SMS but the old display olny notification also pops up.

--UPDATE---

Problem solved i disabled the simple Message Viewer i found in application manager, i guess i can delete that apk or file..

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18th October 2013, 04:37 AM |#8  
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That worked but the old notification window is still present when new SMS messages come in. So the mms.apk gets the SMS but the old display olny notification also pops up.

--UPDATE---

Problem solved i disabled the simple Message Viewer i found in application manager, i guess i can delete that apk or file..

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i have download it and try to install but its said, cannot open. do i have to root first?
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18th October 2013, 11:35 AM |#9  
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Yes you need to be rooted,.

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28th October 2013, 03:05 PM |#10  
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Just download go SMS pro without even rooting and you can enjoy the SMS function. I can even whatsapp

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28th October 2013, 08:55 PM |#11  
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Try this one. Is an original MMS.apk from a Nexus 4.3 factory image which works fine for me. Tried also some *modified* apk, but they did not work.

Tried this, the apk would not install. Does it need to be copied to a specific location on the tablet?

Update: Never mind, copied it to /system/app, set permissions and I'm golden.
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