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    Default Cant re enable factory messaging app

    i disabled the messaging app on my s3 to use handcent. my phone now wont let me re enable it, the enable button is just grey and wont do anything. help please
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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    Try this : Clear defaults for Handcent.

    Menu>Settings>Handcent>Launch by default>"clear defaults"
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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Babalu View Post
    Try this : Clear defaults for Handcent.

    Menu>Settings>Handcent>Launch by default>"clear defaults"
    no defaults set even tried to uninstall handcent
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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    maybe try rebooting then going straight to app manager and enabling it?

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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    Quote Originally Posted by linden92 View Post
    no defaults set even tried to uninstall handcent
    Try: In the Handcent app, "Clear Data" (this will erase your text mssgs. though) then reboot phone.

    BTW, is Handcent currently working?
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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    nope didnt work. handcent is working
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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    How are you trying to enable the native mssg. app? Can you post a screenshot of the button that is greyed out?

    In settings, under All, at the very bottom you should see the app "Messaging" (if you disabled it) click on it and you should get the option to "Enable". Are you not getting that option?

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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    when i disable the Messages app, Go Sms stops receiving texts...

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    Is Handcent listed under:
    Menu>Settings>Security>Device Administration

    Other than the above, I am stumped? One last thought, though the obvious, try taking the battery out, then reboot and see if it is still grey?
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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    strange one....
    ...it let me enable it fine..

    how about booting into Safe Mode Ricky?

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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    strange one....
    ...it let me enable it fine..

    how about booting into Safe Mode Ricky?
    Yeah very strange. The fact that he disabled "messaging" and Hand cent still worked is odd.
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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    on the phone with sprint and apparently the only thing to do is a reset. they said it was a problem with older android phones but they hadnt had the problem with new ones
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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    Quote Originally Posted by linden92 View Post
    on the phone with sprint and apparently the only thing to do is a reset. they said it was a problem with older android phones but they hadnt had the problem with new ones
    ouch that should be last resort mate. have u tried safe mode?

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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    If it were me I'd just bite the bullet and factory restore.

    Next time, simply turn off Messeneger's notifications.

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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    yeah i learnt the hard way about disabling Messaging.
    thought noone loved me for a few days lol. strange thing was i could send txts to myself (i do that sometimes)

    any luck OP?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
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    Default Re: Cant re enable factory messaging app

    I figured it out. In the app manager press the menu button there should be an option to reset app preferences. select that and you should be good to go. I had the same issue and it fixed!
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    David Ksar . Perfect. Kudos to you, problem solved.

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