Help, AT&T messages vs stock/3rd party

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silrosriv

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So I found out about a week ago that I missed an mms new years day. The only reason I even found out is because I opened the AT&T messages up and started viewing all "unread" messages. (In quotes because they had already been read on other apps.)
So then I opened the stock s5 messages app and noticed that that along with Chomp had not received that mms.
I don't know if I've missed any others.
AT&T messages is by far not the best texting app out there, but if that app is the only one that I can confidently count on to get all of my messages then what other choice do I have. (P.S. I don't like it because it doesn't do sms popups.)
 

cmerlyn

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So I found out about a week ago that I missed an mms new years day. The only reason I even found out is because I opened the AT&T messages up and started viewing all "unread" messages. (In quotes because they had already been read on other apps.)
So then I opened the stock s5 messages app and noticed that that along with Chomp had not received that mms.
I don't know if I've missed any others.
AT&T messages is by far not the best texting app out there, but if that app is the only one that I can confidently count on to get all of my messages then what other choice do I have. (P.S. I don't like it because it doesn't do sms popups.)
I've been using Go SMS Pro for a while, seems to get all my messages. Plus, it is free.
 

DannyShane

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It's Not the Greatest Messaging App, But Here's Why I Like AT&T Messaging App

You can always turn off At&t Messenger (bad one ) and use default messenger or this one : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.messaging&hl=en

I used to have a Galaxy S3 that was AT&T, and I flashed ROMs almost every other day. Lot's of times I would forget to use SMS Backup, or Titanium Backup, or Helium/Carbon. Since I was flashing all the time, I was constantly Wiping my info, and once the phone was up and running I would just Download AT&T Messaging App, and I would not have lost ANY of my messages, and also didn't have to backup any messages prior.

I say all of this because I now have an AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A and 1.) It really frustrates me that there aren't that many ROMs for it yet. but also because 2.) After I rooted my GS5 as well as installed SafeStrap Recovery, I also have every message on my phone, even ones from my GS3, due to the AT&T Messaging App, I think it works fairly well, plus you've got all your Voicemails there as well, and the majority of them are readable thanks to the AT&T Visual Voicemail feature, just my opinion....Now if only I can find some Lollipop ROMs for this thing, then I'll be cooking with grease!
 

Rakuu

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I used to have a Galaxy S3 that was AT&T, and I flashed ROMs almost every other day. Lot's of times I would forget to use SMS Backup, or Titanium Backup, or Helium/Carbon. Since I was flashing all the time, I was constantly Wiping my info, and once the phone was up and running I would just Download AT&T Messaging App, and I would not have lost ANY of my messages, and also didn't have to backup any messages prior.

I say all of this because I now have an AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A and 1.) It really frustrates me that there aren't that many ROMs for it yet. but also because 2.) After I rooted my GS5 as well as installed SafeStrap Recovery, I also have every message on my phone, even ones from my GS3, due to the AT&T Messaging App, I think it works fairly well, plus you've got all your Voicemails there as well, and the majority of them are readable thanks to the AT&T Visual Voicemail feature, just my opinion....Now if only I can find some Lollipop ROMs for this thing, then I'll be cooking with grease!
Hate to break it to you but you won't find a lollipop rom for this model, all roms have to be touchwiz based. Such is life with a locked bootloader.

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DannyShane

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Aaahhhhh!!!!!

Hate to break it to you but you won't find a lollipop rom for this model, all roms have to be touchwiz based. Such is life with a locked bootloader.

Sent from my SM-G900A using Tapatalk

NOOOOOOOO!!!!! Are they ever going to work on unlocking the Bootloader? My Old Motorola Xoom Tablet Had a Locked Bootloader and I was able to unlock it with ADB/Fastboot and put Cyanogen Mod 10.1 and it originally started with Android Honeycomb 3.0. So I would think there would be a way? And also I was wondering, if I have SafeStrap installed, and an OTA upgrade from AT&T comes through should I download it?
 

Rakuu

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NOOOOOOOO!!!!! Are they ever going to work on unlocking the Bootloader? My Old Motorola Xoom Tablet Had a Locked Bootloader and I was able to unlock it with ADB/Fastboot and put Cyanogen Mod 10.1 and it originally started with Android Honeycomb 3.0. So I would think there would be a way? And also I was wondering, if I have SafeStrap installed, and an OTA upgrade from AT&T comes through should I download it?
Only way as of now is get the keys somehow or bruteforce, neither of which are possible. No, don't take the ota, when one comes someone will make a wayto update to it and poat about it in general most likely, but there hasnt been an ota in a while. Check the ATT s5 android development forum, theres quite a few nice roms there.

Sent from my SM-G900A using Tapatalk
 

s8freak

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NOOOOOOOO!!!!! Are they ever going to work on unlocking the Bootloader? My Old Motorola Xoom Tablet Had a Locked Bootloader and I was able to unlock it with ADB/Fastboot and put Cyanogen Mod 10.1 and it originally started with Android Honeycomb 3.0. So I would think there would be a way? And also I was wondering, if I have SafeStrap installed, and an OTA upgrade from AT&T comes through should I download it?

If you take any updates it will break root.
No this bootloader won't be unlocked or it would've been by now and expect any new ATT devices to locked tight as well.
There are quite a few G900F Roms and G900T to. In the G900A thread there's four.
I personally ran VisionX and ViSiX Roms for G900A and I ran Pyrana and ClinchL Roms from the G900F threads.
You can flash those Roms just not any custom kernels or AOSP Roms.
 

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    I used to have a Galaxy S3 that was AT&T, and I flashed ROMs almost every other day. Lot's of times I would forget to use SMS Backup, or Titanium Backup, or Helium/Carbon. Since I was flashing all the time, I was constantly Wiping my info, and once the phone was up and running I would just Download AT&T Messaging App, and I would not have lost ANY of my messages, and also didn't have to backup any messages prior.

    I say all of this because I now have an AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A and 1.) It really frustrates me that there aren't that many ROMs for it yet. but also because 2.) After I rooted my GS5 as well as installed SafeStrap Recovery, I also have every message on my phone, even ones from my GS3, due to the AT&T Messaging App, I think it works fairly well, plus you've got all your Voicemails there as well, and the majority of them are readable thanks to the AT&T Visual Voicemail feature, just my opinion....Now if only I can find some Lollipop ROMs for this thing, then I'll be cooking with grease!
    Hate to break it to you but you won't find a lollipop rom for this model, all roms have to be touchwiz based. Such is life with a locked bootloader.

    Sent from my SM-G900A using Tapatalk
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