1. profiler#AC's Avatar
    If I installed Handcent SMS:

    How do I disable the Hero SMS from notifications?

    How do I not have to Double delete messages on Handcent and Hero SMS?

    Is there a way to kill one and only use the other without doing double the work?
    01-05-2010 10:06 AM
  2. ERDude's Avatar
    Open the messages program, hit menu > settings, uncheck auto retrieve, scroll down uncheck notifications
    01-05-2010 10:26 AM
  3. hood420's Avatar
    Chomp SMS is also worth trying, I like it better myself, especially the UI.
    01-13-2010 09:47 PM
  4. kehanra99's Avatar
    I used Handcent from the day I got the phone but noticed it got really slow at times. I switched back to the default which was just OK...but then installed Chomp, and so far Chomp has been my favorite. It's really quick, it's customizable, and it's free.
    01-14-2010 08:31 AM
  5. envoynv's Avatar
    I have been using Handcent as well, but am disappointed I can not get my "ball" to alert for notifications, Handcent has not gotten back to me in weeks. I might have to try the Chomp solution.
    01-14-2010 11:10 AM
  6. troypolla's Avatar
    I use Chomp. Seems to be a bit quicker than Handcent and I like the UI better than the stock Messages.
    01-14-2010 12:04 PM
  7. kehanra99's Avatar
    I have been using Handcent as well, but am disappointed I can not get my "ball" to alert for notifications, Handcent has not gotten back to me in weeks. I might have to try the Chomp solution.

    I don't use it, but Chomp has a ball/cursor notification setting too...
    01-14-2010 03:22 PM
  8. danydny10's Avatar
    its working well

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    03-18-2010 09:38 AM
  9. Spork1673's Avatar
    ive used both but i keep going back to the default sms program
    03-18-2010 10:01 AM
  10. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    I like Handcent. There was an issue with it on 2.1, so I put on Chomp. Honestly, the two are very similar when not customized. I liked the custom backgrounds for every person and the popup sms built into handcent. I'm glad they got it updated for 2.1, works flawlessly now.
    03-18-2010 05:55 PM
  11. WeGlobal's Avatar
    Currently using Handcent......no major issues with it, but occasionally it will ask me to insert a quick text when I want to type a full text. I'll try ChompSMS soon and use that for a bit before I make a final choice on my main SMS app.
    03-18-2010 06:00 PM
  12. Spectre130's Avatar
    None of my texts are recieving... I can only text out. This is with chomp, handcent and the main sms My wife can send and recieve... Anyone else?
    04-29-2010 12:18 PM
  13. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    I would try a factory reset. take note of apps and whatnot and then wipe everything. I have heard this helps.
    Another issue could be if you have a lot of picture messages, delete the threads (you can save the pics to the sd card)
    04-29-2010 12:54 PM
  14. Spectre130's Avatar
    I would try a factory reset. take note of apps and whatnot and then wipe everything. I have heard this helps.
    Another issue could be if you have a lot of picture messages, delete the threads (you can save the pics to the sd card)
    I just did this Sunday and then texts works great...and now are dead again.

    I only have two picture messages. I do not want to keep doing a factory reset every three days

    Anything else to check before I do the reset again?
    04-29-2010 01:24 PM
  15. Saint1's Avatar
    is there a way to add a new number to my contacts list in either handset, default or chomp?

    i have new people texting me all the time and want to just add them from their message instead of writing down their number.
    04-29-2010 03:31 PM
  16. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    I just did this Sunday and then texts works great...and now are dead again.

    I only have two picture messages. I do not want to keep doing a factory reset every three days

    Anything else to check before I do the reset again?
    Been playing with a task killer by chance???
    04-29-2010 05:09 PM
  17. jleakey's Avatar
    None of my texts are recieving... I can only text out. This is with chomp, handcent and the main sms My wife can send and recieve... Anyone else?
    I would also make sure you are not killing the vnote application with a task killer I found it is somehow linked with receiving text messages. Just to let you know I can't remember what the actual name of the program that I was killing that caused this issue. If you have a auto kill set make sure you add it to the ignored list and it might help.
    04-29-2010 05:22 PM
  18. Spectre130's Avatar
    Been playing with a task killer by chance???
    Yes! What should I keep open???
    I would also make sure you are not killing the vnote application with a task killer I found it is somehow linked with receiving text messages. Just to let you know I can't remember what the actual name of the program that I was killing that caused this issue. If you have a auto kill set make sure you add it to the ignored list and it might help.
    vnote, does anyone know thae actual name? com.coremobility.app.vnotes? How do you keep something like that from not popping up in task killer?


    Thanks everyone!!
    04-29-2010 05:25 PM
  19. jleakey's Avatar
    Wish I could. I rooted mine and installed 2.1 so the app I added to the list isn't in 2.1. Or I haven't found it anyway. If you reboot the phone and look at the processes that start up it will have something about v.note. I know I was having the same issue and narrowed it down to that app or process.
    04-29-2010 05:30 PM
  20. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Here let me answer both of the questions ......

    Delete Task killer

    FAQ - Why you shouldn't use task killer with Android

    The debate is split on this and some people swear by it and other say its not necessary BUT heres something that cant be disputed ..... do you think it was a coincidence my first guess was task killer? ;-)
    04-29-2010 05:30 PM
  21. Spectre130's Avatar
    task killed is now gone... that was a good read.

    They set up the task killer at the store when i bought the phone. I thought it was part of the phone...stupid me.
    04-29-2010 05:47 PM
  22. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    task killed is now gone... that was a good read.

    They set up the task killer at the store when i bought the phone. I thought it was part of the phone...stupid me.
    You're not the first person I've heard say that the store set it up for them. It's unfortunate because some people are going to have problems and not know theres forums full of people willing to help so they will likely think the phone is defective, return it, and swear off Android.

    Also the guy who wrote that article (flipz) is one of the better known Android CDMA ROM developers so to say he knows his $hit is a bit of an understatement.

    Oh yeah and don't forget to restart your phone. Just cause the TK is gone doesn't mean your processes are restarted. Restarting the phone will restart the critical processes.
    04-29-2010 05:53 PM
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