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    Default Apps that don't work (or don't work right) on Kit Kat

    For those that are pondering the switch I'd like to start a thread so people can see which apps work and don't work (or kind of work). I'll try to update this thread when others post issues.

    Updated: 14JAN2014

    Launchers:

    Apex Launcher: Pushing home key acts like a double tap. Disable the home key action to fix it.

    Nova Launcher: Pushing home key acts like a double tap. Disable the home key action to fix it. (skatergirl)

    Apps

    Chomp SMS: Can send txts with it, but it wont show the txt i sent or the txt responses I get back (Billy Sweeney)

    EasyTether: See FoxFi.

    Fancy Widgets: Selecting the forecast on the widget opens the full weather app but now it's overlaying my default screen. Also, pressing the hour on the clock no longer opens the alarm app. (Lyle J)

    FoxFi: No more wifi tethering. They say that it will not work with Kit Kat. This may change in the future if they figure out a way to make it work. You must use bluetooth or USB tethering.

    Go SMS: showing my sent texts twice, but recipient correctly gets only one (pappy53)

    GSam Battery Monitor: Doesn't Work (pappy53)

    Hancent: Can send txts with it, but it wont show the txt i sent or the txt responses I get back. Double sends texts.(skatergirl) UPDATE: App updated

    Rainy Days: Double tap zoom doesn't work (lmdroid)
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    Good idea for a post!
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    Wakelock Detector and gsam battery monitor didn't work on moto x with kit kat. I assume they won't work on the maxx (not that you'll need them).
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    actually handcent works... just messages are all dated december 31, 1969 and it will reorder your messages with mms showing up as persistently the newest thing you've received. switched to go sms for now, which is working well.
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    GSam Battery Monitor doesn't work. Go SMS is showing my sent texts twice, but recipient correctly gets only one.
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    Whatsapp...

    If u switch to ART.

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    Default Re: Apps that don't work (or don't work right) on Kit Kat

    Quote Originally Posted by ulnek View Post
    actually handcent works... just messages are all dated december 31, 1969 and it will reorder your messages with mms showing up as persistently the newest thing you've received. switched to go sms for now, which is working well.
    Same on mine for Handcent. Grrr. Only workaround I found is to delete all the picture messages, but that is tedious at best and shouldn't be necessary.

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    It will just take a little time for the developers to update the apps.

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    Double tap zoom doesn't work on Rainy Days app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DefectiveWeeble View Post
    Same on mine for Handcent. Grrr. Only workaround I found is to delete all the picture messages, but that is tedious at best and shouldn't be necessary.

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    I am emailing back and forth with the Handcent developers. Hopefully they figure it out. I like the Handcent features and don't want to be stuck with Hangouts. I also don't want to delete all my threads in Handcent just so I can find all my new messages.

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    Has anyone tried Textra? Does it have the same issues as Handcent or Chomp SMS? (I don't have KK yet... )

    That's the app I use for texting - clean look (including a dark theme) and very fast. Not as many customization options as the others, but looks good out of the box. The stock SMS app is one of the few disappointments on this phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatergirl View Post
    I am emailing back and forth with the Handcent developers. Hopefully they figure it out. I like the Handcent features and don't want to be stuck with Hangouts. I also don't want to delete all my threads in Handcent just so I can find all my new messages.

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    Awesome. Hopefully they get it fixed fast. I'd much rather be using handcent. Add of right now I'm using Textra. It's alright, but I miss the customization of handcent. Textra isn't having the issues though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatergirl View Post
    I am emailing back and forth with the Handcent developers. Hopefully they figure it out. I like the Handcent features and don't want to be stuck with Hangouts. I also don't want to delete all my threads in Handcent just so I can find all my new messages.
    FWIW, the stock text messaging app from 4.2.2 is still around. Hangouts is just an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doogald View Post
    FWIW, the stock text messaging app from 4.2.2 is still around. Hangouts is just an option.
    My problem is I like the customization that comes with Handcent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatergirl View Post
    My problem is I like the customization that comes with Handcent.
    Right. I was just responding to your "don't want to be stuck with Hangouts" comment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by phissure View Post
    For those that are pondering the switch I'd like to start a thread so people can see which apps work and don't work (or kind of work). I'll try to update this thread when others post issues.

    Launchers:

    Apex Launcher: Pushing home key acts like a double tap. Disable the home key action to fix it.

    Nova Launcher: Pushing home key acts like a double tap. Disable the home key action to fix it. (skatergirl)

    Apps

    Chomp SMS: Can send txts with it, but it wont show the txt i sent or the txt responses I get back (Billy Sweeney)

    FoxFi: No more tethering

    Go SMS: showing my sent texts twice, but recipient correctly gets only one (pappy53)

    GSam Battery Monitor: Doesn't Work (pappy53)

    Hancent: Can send txts with it, but it wont show the txt i sent or the txt responses I get back (skatergirl)

    Rainy Days: Double tap zoom doesn't work (lmdroid)
    Good thread idea.

    Broke native tethering for those us who did the moto root method.

    Broke motoroot (for those of us who never uninstalled it). It had continued working after the last update.

    Need dat tethering back asap (ideally for free).

    Sent from my DROID MAXX
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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinAggie View Post
    Has anyone tried Textra? Does it have the same issues as Handcent or Chomp SMS? (I don't have KK yet... )

    That's the app I use for texting - clean look (including a dark theme) and very fast. Not as many customization options as the others, but looks good out of the box. The stock SMS app is one of the few disappointments on this phone.
    I just stated using Textra. It doesn't have all that Handcent has, but it is much better than Hangouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ulnek View Post
    actually handcent works... just messages are all dated december 31, 1969 and it will reorder your messages with mms showing up as persistently the newest thing you've received. switched to go sms for now, which is working well.
    YES!!! Its very annoying! Hope they get that taken care of. Wasn't sure why that was suddenly happening until I figured it was KK. Glad to hear its been reported to Handcent.
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    Car Home Ultra was uninstalled somehow, and GSA battery has a fix, but it requires root.

    fat-fingered and Maxx-ed out.
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    Default Re: Apps that don't work (or don't work right) on Kit Kat

    Quote Originally Posted by ClintRo View Post
    It will just take a little time for the developers to update the apps.
    Not necessarily:

    https://code.google.com/p/android/is...etail?id=62293
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    Anybody try an Airplane widget for on/off?
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    I received a beta version of the handcent app from the developers that should fix some of the problems. I am sharing it on my Google drive acct here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phissure View Post
    I received a beta version of the handcent app from the developers that should fix some of the problems. I am sharing it on my Google drive acct here.
    Awesome. I'm glad the devs are working to get it resolved for us. Let us know how it works out for you, if you don't mind! In the meantime I've been using Textra, which is pretty nice, but I still want to go back to Handcent.

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    My ten year old used handcent. Isn't that for kids?

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    Handcent is for texting

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