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    Default trouble changing default texting app

    I'm trying to change to either chomp or textra but am having trouble doing so. When I disable the stock messaging app and enble either of the other apps it says sending disabled. However, I can still receive texts. How do I truely enable either of the other texting apps ?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: trouble changing default texting app

    Just making sure we are on the same page, did you go into settings and change the d default texting app to the third party over you plan on using

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    Default Re: trouble changing default texting app

    Yes I did that. That's what's got me puzzled.

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    Default Re: trouble changing default texting app

    That's weird. I use Handcent without issues. Maybe try it? Maybe those apps aren't KitKat friendly?

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    Default Re: trouble changing default texting app

    Tried Handcent with same results. I can receive texts and answer them. But, I can't use any of the apps to originate a text. In the text entry section it says sending disabled. Puzzled and aggravated.

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    Default Re: trouble changing default texting app

    When you say that you disabled the default sms app, did you do that by going into settings>apps>all>messaging>disable? If so, there is your problem. Re-enable it there, and just turn off notifications.
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    Default Re: trouble changing default texting app

    Quote Originally Posted by calbrs04 View Post
    When you say that you disabled the default sms app, did you do that by going into settings>apps>all>messaging>disable? If so, there is your problem. Re-enable it there, and just turn off notifications.
    This exactly. You cannot fully disable the stock SMS app. You can only make another one your default. If you disable it, then text messaging won't work correctly.

    Just change the default in settings>wireless & networks>more...
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    Default Re: trouble changing default texting app

    I just experienced the same problem. with it saying "sending disabled"

    I installed textraSMS

    It occured when I tried to open the stock SMS app by mistake instead of TextraSMS

    Opening Textrasms allows me to send and recieve txt messages.

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    Default Re: trouble changing default texting app

    I'm having the same issue. If I open handcent I can send sms/mms just fine, but if I use the "share" function in any other app like reddit is fun or gallery, it says "sending disabled" in the message body and won't let me add recipients.

    I did not "disable" the stock messaging app, I just changed the default to handcent.

    Motorola turbo 64gb with android 4.4.4

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