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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey its Stan View Post
    I still can't find the text option when I click on a contact from my homepage. There are some quick icons there including phone, email, location, but no text like there used to be with GB. And the contact display box is about half the size of the screen so in order to see all of that particular contacts information you have to scroll within the box even though there is plenty of real estate left on my screen.
    If you are using the "contact" widget, when you tap from the home screen, then tap on the smiley-face box, it does bring up the email addresses, but if you choose one, then you have a choice of email or text.

    If you want to use the "direct message" widget, when you tap from the home screen it will bring up text messaging. (On mine, it shows a choice of Skype or Text msg since I have Skype installed.)

    Maybe this helps a little. Good journey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
    i do also recommend installing safestrap. a whole other topic entirely, but the greatest concept ever put into action for those of us that like to "tweak" our phones
    I've always used bootstrap, is safe strap better for any reason? I used it once when flashing koa aokp and when I went to restore my backup I was stuck in a bootloop. I assumed it was because I was still in safe mode, because as soon as I turned system safe mode off it worked again.

    I'll have to do some more reading on safe strap next time I go to flash some roms because it is way different

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegalAmerican View Post
    Wow........I feel so smart now. I have had no problem finding my way around ICS. You just made my day! I had no idea it was so difficult to operate and figure out as it took me about 10 minutes on the first day and I pretty much had the hang of everything.
    I always find your replies entertaining lol.

    It's sad to see someone detest ICS so much, but that's life I suppose. Change is good. Change is progress. I would never choose to go back to GB because to me, it feels like such a vast downgrade now. But that's my personal belief and I'm sticking to it.

    And BTW, I hope Jelly Bean comes to our phones, because friends, it is absolutely fantastic on this Nexus 7.

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    And as far as rooting goes, the first device I've ever rooted was my RAZR Maxx. I was always intimidated by the process, but finally decided to tale the leap and give out a try.

    I seriously don't think the process of rooting could have been made any easier thanks to utilities made by such people as mattlgroff. I may not understand everything 100%, but I've learned enough to figure out how to get myself out of a brick and how to bring myself to back to stock, which in my opinion is the most important part of learning about root. Always have an exit!

    If anyone here ever decides to want to learn about rooting and ROMs and the like, there are plenty of people here that can help guide you through the processes such as myself, Braden, Anthony, and many more. You are not alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by apquijano View Post
    And as far as rooting goes, the first device I've ever rooted was my RAZR Maxx. I was always intimidated by the process, but finally decided to tale the leap and give out a try.

    I seriously don't think the process of rooting could have been made any easier thanks to utilities made by such people as mattlgroff. I may not understand everything 100%, but I've learned enough to figure out how to get myself out of a brick and how to bring myself to back to stock, which in my opinion is the most important part of learning about root. Always have an exit!

    If anyone here ever decides to want to learn about rooting and ROMs and the like, there are plenty of people here that can help guide you through the processes such as myself, Braden, Anthony, and many more. You are not alone!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    I think it's great that you guys are so willing to help people. I've been curious about rooting but I don't know or understand exactly what I would gain. Are there magical apps after rooting or is it just the enhanced abilities like full app backups.

    I may eventually try rooting.

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    A lot of people chose to root to gain free tethering, but I still use FoxFi which is free on non-rooted phones as well.

    Others like to use custom ROMs. If you don't like the color scheme or want to see how your phone can act with performance tweeks, there is a good amount of custom ROMs made by very talented developers that can give you what you want. This is where the term "flashing" can pop up. Flashing basically means installing a zip from the External SD card from the Recovery mode.

    There are other reasons to root, but for the sake of this thread, I might consider making a root thread in this forum. I'm afraid the thread has completely gone off course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
    i do also recommend installing safestrap. a whole other topic entirely, but the greatest concept ever put into action for those of us that like to "tweak" our phones
    BTW, I absolutely love Safestrap. SO convenient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireMedic559 View Post
    If your using the favorites widget, when u tap on the contact and it comes up with their numbers and other options above that. To the right of their phone numbers is the text icon. Don't tap the number, tap the icon and it will take u to txt app

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    Ok here's a screen shot of my phone with a contact widget. You will see the red square that I added to illustrate where the Handcent icon used to be when I had Gingerbread. I see the text icons next to the other numbers but having that icon was very convenient. And besides, why the heck would I want a text symbol next to an Office number or a Fax number? This is the type of thing that makes me think that ICS wasn't thought out very well.

    Also, You'll see the red arrow that I added showing how the Contact information box is too small and cuts off the rest of the info even though there is plenty of room on the display screen. Again, hate to keep bashing ICS but these problems didn't exist with GB.
    Last edited by Hey its Stan; 07-27-2012 at 10:47 PM.
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    I'm thinking whoever started this thread was drunk,and accidentally took the wrong phone home from the bar....its a beast with ics...in all maybe its his phone they r all different...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey its Stan View Post
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    Ok here's a screen shot of my phone with a contact widget. You will see the red square that I added to illustrate where the Handcent icon used to be when I had Gingerbread. I see the text icons next to the other numbers but having that icon was very convenient. And besides, why the heck would I want a text symbol next to an Office number or a Fax number? This is the type of thing that makes me think that ICS wasn't thought out very well.

    Also, You'll see the red arrow that I added showing how the Contact information box is too small and cuts off the rest of the info even though there is plenty of room on the display screen. Again, hate to keep bashing ICS but these problems didn't exist with GB.
    Just hit the message button. It will ask you the default app to use.

    And you realize you can scroll that box down right. Common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey its Stan View Post
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    Ok here's a screen shot of my phone with a contact widget. You will see the red square that I added to illustrate where the Handcent icon used to be when I had Gingerbread. I see the text icons next to the other numbers but having that icon was very convenient. And besides, why the heck would I want a text symbol next to an Office number or a Fax number? This is the type of thing that makes me think that ICS wasn't thought out very well.

    Also, You'll see the red arrow that I added showing how the Contact information box is too small and cuts off the rest of the info even though there is plenty of room on the display screen. Again, hate to keep bashing ICS but these problems didn't exist with GB.
    I really don't know what to say to that. I guess sorry for the inconvenience... as ridiculously miniscule as it is.

    Have you tried making folders for direct messages/calls? They go straight to the one number you designate.

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    If it doesn't ask you what default app to use then go to settings >apps >text messaging, and hit clear defaults. Then it will ask what app to use and just check use as default and hit Handcent. It works for every else it will work for you.

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    i thought it was optional?
    It was for me and anyone who cared to do a smidgen of research. Still on my preffered GB and holding steady.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
    If it doesn't ask you what default app to use then go to settings >apps >text messaging, and hit clear defaults. Then it will ask what app to use and just check use as default and hit Handcent. It works for every else it will work for you.

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    Thanks very much for attempting to help me. Unfortunately it did not work and the icon is still missing. In fact I could not even locate the clear defaults option anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey its Stan View Post
    Thanks very much for attempting to help me. Unfortunately it did not work and the icon is still missing. In fact I could not even locate the clear defaults option anywhere.
    Did you happen to look? I've noticed a theme here...... You have an issue, people tell you how to fix it, and you just say you couldn't. I don't think you want solutions, i think you just want to bash ICS. I've simulated each suggestion on my Maxx that I've read here, and it's all been so easy.

    There's no way your phone just doesn't have "clear defaults". It's under settings>apps>all apps>text messaging. Then its toward the bottom. Help us to help you!

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    You're right about the icon not changing. Ics did screw that up. But it still works to send u to ur default txt app. Unless u disable the stock txt app in manage apps it will always show the smiley square. But if u disable that u will not get mms. To clear the default need to go to manage apps in settings, all tab, then scroll down to messages app (green smiley square). Tap on that and scroll down a little, should have option of "clear defaults" Tap that then go back to widget and tap the smiley. Box should pop up asking what u want to open with. Check box at bottom for always then tap ur txt app. All done. Icon does not change but still works like in gb. not as pretty though i will admit.

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    Did you happen to look? I've noticed a theme here...... You have an issue, people tell you how to fix it, and you just say you couldn't. I don't think you want solutions, i think you just want to bash ICS. I've simulated each suggestion on my Maxx that I've read here, and it's all been so easy.

    There's no way your phone just doesn't have "clear defaults". It's under settings>apps>all apps>text messaging. Then its toward the bottom. Help us to help you!

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    Yes there is a theme here but it's not the one you think you see. Despite your love for this operating system I don't like it and I know others that feel the same way I do.

    Maybe I didn't explain myself clearly on the clear defaults. I do have the option but it is greyed out and I can not find anyway to activate it. I've played around with the Handcent application settings but that didn't work either.

    Much respect to FireMedic for actually providing a suggestion and not jumping on the "I'm smarter than you" theme here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireMedic559 View Post
    You're right about the icon not changing. Ics did screw that up. But it still works to send u to ur default txt app. Unless u disable the stock txt app in manage apps it will always show the smiley square. But if u disable that u will not get mms. To clear the default need to go to manage apps in settings, all tab, then scroll down to messages app (green smiley square). Tap on that and scroll down a little, should have option of "clear defaults" Tap that then go back to widget and tap the smiley. Box should pop up asking what u want to open with. Check box at bottom for always then tap ur txt app. All done. Icon does not change but still works like in gb. not as pretty though i will admit.

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    Thanks alot. Does this mean that your contact widget DOES have a text icon displayed. You will see in my screenshot above (red square added by me to illustrate where it used to be) that mine does not. It wouldn't be so bad that the icon doesn't change to the Handcent version, I just don't have one at all.
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    I can't understand why you don't have texting options under your contacts. It works fine on mine and I wonder if it's a setting or contact sync thing. Do you use the stock app or something different?

    Hope you didn't mind my ribbing, it was all with good intentions and trying to lighten the mood a bit. I, like you apparently, r not smart. I may be an engineer but seriously, I'm hardware and software may as well be a foreign language. Just remember to breathe. I'd like to help figure out why you don't get the text icon, when you hit your contact. It honestly works fine on mine. Maybe we're missing a piece of info.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using Android Central.
    when ( tap on a contact and then menu, I get Edit, Share, Delete, Set Ringtone and All calls to voicemail. See nothing about texting. Where have I gone wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey its Stan View Post
    Yes there is a theme here but it's not the one you think you see. Despite your love for this operating system I don't like it and I know others that feel the same way I do.

    Maybe I didn't explain myself clearly on the clear defaults. I do have the option but it is greyed out and I can not find anyway to activate it. I've played around with the Handcent application settings but that didn't work either.

    Much respect to FireMedic for actually providing a suggestion and not jumping on the "I'm smarter than you" theme here.
    No one is saying they're smarter than anyone. If you want solutions, be clear on your hang ups during troubleshooting.

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    It does not show up in the top bar. it is the icon to the right of the phone number. Looks like a square smiley. Tap that and it opens your txt app. Text app icon does not show in the top bar at all for some reason (ics)

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    It won't show up as the Handcent icon... That's what I'm trying to say. Just hit the smiley text button next to the number and it should ask you what app to use to complete the action. Just like but would for any other app

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    This guy probably still uses windows 95

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    Holo launcher is a wonderful app. Makes the rest of what we got with ICS good. Be sure to uncheck Global in mobile networks for battery life. Horrible was a Sprint EVO3D on Gingerbread. Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanidcomm View Post
    This guy probably still uses windows 95

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    Hey, wait a min...I still use XP....lol.

    But I knew some ppl that went from GB to ICS on the RAZR or Maxx wouldnt like it. Overall I like it...I liked it when I had a G Nex. I have a couple of issues with it.....but overall, I think its good.

    Most issues are probably learning curve related with some ppl.

    Its also a testament to how good of a job Motorola did with Blur and GB....I said this before...some ppl with a Bionic, RAZR, Maxx or whatever latest Moto phone that has the latest version of Blur..... might be fine waiting on ICS. And might wanna go back to GB.

    But stock GB vs stock ICS...its no contest...IMO. And IMO Blur + GB thats on the RAZR and other Moto phones vs stock ICS....its a lil better contest.
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