1. Droid-One's Avatar
    This is a modified mms.apk file that can be used on the optimus s. This will make the sms background black instead. I personally like it this way better than stock.

    You Must Be Rooted (use at your own risk)

    Directions
    Save the mms.apk linked to your desktop
    drag it to the root of your sd card
    open up root explorer which works like any file explorer
    find the sd folder and copy mms.apk
    then find system/app in androids file system
    hit the mount r/o button
    find the original mms.apk and rename it to mms.apk.bak
    then paste the file you just copied from your Sd root
    Once pasted change the permission on the new mms.apk to match the file you just changed to .bak (just long press the file to get permission option)
    Done

    Once installed you will notice that it still shows as white even though the check box in settings will say black background is set. Go into the settings in the sms app and unclick black background. Go back into the app and recheck black background. Then go back out again and back in and it should be black. You will have more options for customizing the app also.

    File updated to show green notification icon. Picture attached below
    cricketsouth and pippounto like this.
    12-19-2010 08:29 PM
  2. Luckywuffboi's Avatar
    can you just install it?


    I have app installer..

    Do i have to root?
    12-19-2010 09:38 PM
  3. Droid-One's Avatar
    This has to be installed the way described above. This will not work any other way. I wish it was that easy.
    12-19-2010 09:45 PM
  4. mykenyc's Avatar
    This has to be installed the way described above. This will not work any other way. I wish it was that easy.
    You can also use Android Mate which is free.
    Luckywuffboi likes this.
    12-19-2010 09:59 PM
  5. Luckywuffboi's Avatar
    OK.. so wait.. I'm mildly slow.. Snail pace even..
    If i get the Android mate, what do i do next?
    I tried to find the folder didnt work.. i tried to install didnt work.. o.o
    Phone has to be rooted? yes no?
    Such a noob.. =\
    12-19-2010 10:17 PM
  6. Nick7's Avatar
    OK.. so wait.. I'm mildly slow.. Snail pace even..
    If i get the Android mate, what do i do next?
    I tried to find the folder didnt work.. i tried to install didnt work.. o.o
    Phone has to be rooted? yes no?
    Such a noob.. =\
    You pretty much need to be rooted for this. Or just get handcent.
    12-20-2010 12:24 AM
  7. Droid-One's Avatar
    Updated directions. I hope this helps
    12-20-2010 09:54 AM
  8. holangja1's Avatar
    this is awesome. I like the black background and the extra settings like vibration duration. thanks!
    question the stock mms had a green icon on the notification bar, this mms turned it black, how can i change it back to green? black looks weird on a black notification bar.
    12-20-2010 10:35 AM
  9. Droid-One's Avatar
    this is awesome. I like the black background and the extra settings like vibration duration. thanks!
    question the stock mms had a green icon on the notification bar, this mms turned it black, how can i change it back to green? black looks weird on a black notification bar.
    Updated first post to include Green notification icon for sms and mms. Replace the last one with this one.
    holangja1 and slipd like this.
    12-20-2010 11:04 AM
  10. slipd's Avatar
    Awesome, I hate the white background! I wish it was this easy to get rid of contact pics on every single text.
    12-20-2010 11:36 AM
  11. Droid-One's Avatar
    Can someone test their MMS to make sure they are receiving and going out? I need to make sure it's working.
    12-20-2010 12:01 PM
  12. holangja1's Avatar
    i can receive but i cant send. its stuck on "sending..."
    12-20-2010 07:03 PM
  13. Droid-One's Avatar
    i can receive but i cant send. its stuck on "sending..."
    Yeah that's why I pulled the file. I have been working on getting it fixed but I can't seem to alter the apk to make it copy the original xml files into the new mms.apk because Lg uses a slightly different file system. I will keep working on it and hopefully I can get it figured out.
    12-20-2010 08:02 PM
  14. simon.ponder's Avatar
    Yeah that's why I pulled the file. I have been working on getting it fixed but I can't seem to alter the apk to make it copy the original xml files into the new mms.apk because Lg uses a slightly different file system. I will keep working on it and hopefully I can get it figured out.
    Are you trying to make your changes in Eclipse or some other editor? You may need to break apart the apk, and then rebuild after getting it to work. I may be preaching to the choir here, so sorry if this hits you the wrong way.
    12-21-2010 06:10 AM
  15. Droid-One's Avatar
    This might even be a apn issue which is going to be hard to fix. There is a difference in the stock and this mms.apk. The sprint settings are missing, which is causing it to get stuck sending out mms. I have tried to take it apart and it still just sits in sending status. I have run into this problem with other system apk's also. I was trying to swap out the browser and it won't allow me to because of the .pro files lg uses. Frustrating!!!
    12-21-2010 11:18 AM
  16. Luckywuffboi's Avatar
    Cant seem to get it work.. =\
    12-21-2010 11:49 AM
  17. simon.ponder's Avatar
    Did you ever get this working?
    12-27-2010 08:52 AM
  18. Droid-One's Avatar
    Did you ever get this working?
    Unfortunetly no I did not. Doesn't look like I will be able to ge the apn changed so mms will work.
    12-28-2010 03:21 PM
  19. dannyac's Avatar
    can you repost it? i deleted my mms.apk and dont' send them so i dont' even care lol

    plus i've edited my apn with apn backkup and restore ap
    02-26-2011 02:13 PM
  20. 96blkgsr's Avatar
    Here's an mms.apk that will allow you to choose whether you want a white or black background. I found it on SDX in the moment 2.2 section. It was originally pulled from CM6.1.1 and I have tested it on my wife's Optimus S. It works great and it has more options than the stock mms.apk.
    Mms-EB28-v2.zip

    This is a flashable zip made for the moment and will not install on the optimus. If someone cares to make a zip for it then please do. Otherwise, what I did was, extract the mms.apk from the zip, place it on my sdcard, use root explorer and move mms.apk to system/app folder, set permissions rw-r-r, and reboot.
    In order to change the background to black, I opened messaging app/menu/settings/unchecked black background/backed out of messaging app/opened messaging again/menu/settings/checked black background.
    I tested whether I could send and receive messages and everything worked great. Sorry if this has been posted already, but I tried searching and couldn't find anything.
    twigge, skyspyder and buckeye_jeff like this.
    03-25-2011 05:03 AM
  21. skyspyder's Avatar
    Here's an mms.apk that will allow you to choose whether you want a white or black background. I found it on SDX in the moment 2.2 section. It was originally pulled from CM6.1.1 and I have tested it on my wife's Optimus S. It works great and it has more options than the stock mms.apk.
    Mms-EB28-v2.zip

    This is a flashable zip made for the moment and will not install on the optimus. If someone cares to make a zip for it then please do. Otherwise, what I did was, extract the mms.apk from the zip, place it on my sdcard, use root explorer and move mms.apk to system/app folder, set permissions rw-r-r, and reboot.
    In order to change the background to black, I opened messaging app/menu/settings/unchecked black background/backed out of messaging app/opened messaging again/menu/settings/checked black background.
    I tested whether I could send and receive messages and everything worked great. Sorry if this has been posted already, but I tried searching and couldn't find anything.
    Thanks man worked like a charm, and looks great.
    04-01-2011 09:37 PM
  22. 00_wrath_00's Avatar
    Works and looks awesome with ThundeRom.

    Sent from my LS670 using Tapatalk
    04-01-2011 10:38 PM
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