1. deafwiggle's Avatar
    I've been doing most of my SMS texting using the Windows/Android MyPhoneExplorer (MPE) combination for about 7 years. I've done this with various phones:

    HTC Raider (Android 4.0.3; not rooted)
    Galaxy SIII Mini (Android 4.4.2; rooted and not rooted)
    CUBOT Rainbow (Android 6.0; not rooted)

    and now (as of a week ago) the Huawei GR5.

    Note: This is the 2016 version of the GR5 (similar to the Honor 5X?) running Android 5.1.1 (I don't want to do the upgrade to version 6) and it is not rooted.

    All except the GR5 have allowed me to switch between the phone's keyboard and MPE on Windows without prompting.

    The Huawei GR5 prompt (pretty much) every time I use MPE to send a text:
    Change SMS app?

    Set MyPhoneExplorer Client instead of XXXXX as your SMS app?

    By default, Phone Manager will allow the app to send and receive txt and multimedia messages to make sure the app works correctly.

    [ No ] [ Yes ]

    If I don't use MPE for a while, I get another prompt, pretty much exactly the same except reversing "MyPhoneExplorer" and "XXXXX" to switch back to the phone keyboard. Then, the next message from MPE? Another prompt. Effectively, I have to answer the prompt on the phone every time I send a message using the computer. This defeats are large part of the advantage of using a PC to interact with the phone, and why I've been such an ardent fan of MPE. :-}

    Is there any way to get the GR5 to "just use" any or all keyboards I've made active in "Language & input methods" settings?

    - I've tried various SMS apps (the stock "Messaging", chompSMS, Mood, NextSMS, Textra, YAATA, ZERO SMS); all behave the same.
    - I've tried various keyboards (including the stock gBoard).
    - I cannot find any settings which seem to affect this in either keyboards or MPE.
    - If I don't tap [ Yes ] on the first MPE to XXXXX prompt, the text message is sent but disappears in both MPE/Windows and all SMS apps on the phone. Not good! (I use this for business and archive most SMS messages.)

    Any and all light anyone can shed on how this can be fixed is appreciated.

    12-29-2017 05:50 PM

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