1. linden92's Avatar
    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
    10-15-2012 01:45 PM
  2. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    Try this : Clear defaults for Handcent.

    Menu>Settings>Handcent>Launch by default>"clear defaults"
    10-15-2012 02:00 PM
  3. linden92's Avatar
    Try this : Clear defaults for Handcent.

    Menu>Settings>Handcent>Launch by default>"clear defaults"
    no defaults set even tried to uninstall handcent
    10-15-2012 02:07 PM
  4. funkylogik's Avatar
    maybe try rebooting then going straight to app manager and enabling it?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-15-2012 02:14 PM
  5. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    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?
    10-15-2012 02:31 PM
  6. linden92's Avatar
    nope didnt work. handcent is working
    10-15-2012 02:38 PM
  7. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    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?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screenshot_2012-10-15-12-43-25.png 
Views:	18 
Size:	171.6 KB 
ID:	41495
    10-15-2012 02:40 PM
  8. funkylogik's Avatar
    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
    10-15-2012 02:46 PM
  9. linden92's Avatar
    10-15-2012 03:07 PM
  10. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    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?
    10-15-2012 03:32 PM
  11. funkylogik's Avatar
    strange one....
    ...it let me enable it fine..

    how about booting into Safe Mode Ricky?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-15-2012 03:34 PM
  12. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    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.
    funkylogik likes this.
    10-15-2012 04:08 PM
  13. linden92's Avatar
    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
    10-15-2012 04:13 PM
  14. funkylogik's Avatar
    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?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-15-2012 04:36 PM
  15. Srambo217's Avatar
    If it were me I'd just bite the bullet and factory restore.

    Next time, simply turn off Messeneger's notifications.

    Sent From My Rooted/Modded SGSIII - If I've helped you please click 'Thanks'!
    10-15-2012 10:17 PM
  16. funkylogik's Avatar
    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
    10-16-2012 06:23 AM
  17. David Ksar's Avatar
    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!
    Clover13 likes this.
    02-05-2013 10:05 PM
  18. Clover13's Avatar
    David Ksar . Perfect. Kudos to you, problem solved.
    08-02-2013 12:35 AM
  19. Shay28's Avatar
    Ok I have a kurio 7 an I've found that a quite of few things are disabled an a couple r forced stop an its a couple main thing like one is my launcher an i m not good with computers although my husband is but for some odd reason he will not help me at all. So.... I did try opening the task manager and go to the reset apps that r disabled an then I rebooted but they r still disabled an a few forced stopped. What do I do from here? If u could help I'd appreciate it very much, thanks
    01-17-2016 04:50 AM
  20. Shay28's Avatar
    Do u help with kurio 7 tablets? If so I'm having the same trouble with apps being disabled, an a few forced closed. I tried to reset app preferrence an then rebooted an they still aint enabled. So hope u could help cause I'm completely illiterate to these things but I can follow instructions lol thanks.:-)
    01-17-2016 05:02 AM
  21. Shay28's Avatar
    Ok I have a kurio 7 an I've found that a quite of few things are disabled an a couple r forced stop an its a couple main thing like one is my launcher an i m not good with computers although my husband is but for some odd reason he will not help me at all. So.... I did try opening the task manager and go to the reset apps that r disabled an then I rebooted but they r still disabled an a few forced stopped. What do I do from here? If u could help I'd appreciate it very much, thanks
    01-17-2016 05:21 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Apps re-enabling themselves
    By JHBThree in forum Verizon Galaxy Nexus
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-17-2014, 05:20 AM
  2. Re-enabling apps
    By nsharper in forum Droid RAZR MAXX
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-12-2013, 09:58 AM
  3. "Disabled" stock Messages app, no "enable" option now
    By sveilien in forum HTC EVO 4G LTE
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-20-2012, 05:32 PM
  4. re-enabling 'disabled' verizon app???
    By samkatz in forum Verizon Galaxy Nexus
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-03-2012, 08:20 PM
  5. ChompSMS and Factory Messages app...
    By biggins82786 in forum Verizon Droid Incredible
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-25-2010, 10:21 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD