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  1. loders's Avatar
    I just switched to Hangouts until the orange can be changed.
    04-05-2015 05:41 PM
  2. atakin77's Avatar
    I use chomp sms. Been using it for a year now and it's great
    lterry913 likes this.
    04-05-2015 07:49 PM
  3. Ax_D_WhiteMan's Avatar
    I hate it too. After reading the posts in this thread I changed to handcent. Seems to work fine and solved the ugly orange problem.
    04-06-2015 06:05 PM
  4. ELHHLE's Avatar
    I've been using a messaging app called 8sms for several years, ever since Android flipped to the white background. It's a stock version 4.4.2 clone with a dark theme option that looks like the prior versions did, white text on dark grey/teal backgrounds.
    04-06-2015 10:06 PM
  5. RionDunn's Avatar
    Anyone know if the Samsung messaging app is fixed and works properly with Wear watches replying to messages?

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    Yes!!! It works great! It actually works better than Textra or any other third party messaging apps. So happy Samsung finally got around to doing this!
    04-06-2015 10:24 PM
  6. sensi09's Avatar
    Yeah not liking the orange. I was never a fan of textra, chomp and all the rest, plus the stock message app can be used in dual screen. Might use hangouts for awhile or just try and get use to the orange.

    Oh and hated how every text vibrated at first when I thought I had turned it off. Seems silly that the volume rocker or the main sound/notifications wouldn't turn off vibrate for messages, but instead you have to go into the menu for the app.

    Texts no longer vibrated when not wanted....just everything else vibrates now
    04-06-2015 10:38 PM
  7. kirksucks's Avatar
    Use Google messenger. It's almost identical but it's blue. Texts change color depending on who you are texting

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-06-2015 10:43 PM
  8. skatergirl's Avatar
    Use Google messenger. It's almost identical but it's blue. Texts change color depending on who you are texting

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I just looked Messenger and though I like it, it does not have much in the way of options.
    04-07-2015 09:50 AM
  9. kirksucks's Avatar
    All I need is for it to send sms and mms.
    Old Guy 59 likes this.
    04-07-2015 09:53 AM
  10. sensi09's Avatar
    Played around with a bunch of messaging apps and kinda like Verizon messages. Probably use that or stick with the stock samsung
    04-07-2015 11:42 AM
  11. Mst99's Avatar
    I guess I'm in the minority, I like the orange. I've used all the messengers out there. The customization is great, but every one of them became buggy after awhile. I always wind up back to stock for the stability.
    04-07-2015 12:22 PM
  12. Thomas Malenich's Avatar
    OK , Let me say that I too am disappointed. You can work with the orange.... I use Go keyboard and used a water or beach background, and then changed the upper ( messenger app part) to an orange sunset. It looks pretty good. However, I switched from an iPhone to an android for 3 reasons;

    1. The ability to customize - i.e., you certainly can't get a cool icon pack for iPhone - and thats just one example...
    2. Widgets.... nothing else needed to say
    3. The stylus in my Note 4 - it just doesn't get any better than to pull out a pen an jot down whatever you want and be able to move that anywhere you want it.

    I don't like being locked down to a color. Even if I liked the color, the thought of not being able to change it is troubling to my customizing mindset.

    I am Ok with everything else about Lollipop thus far. Don't give up on Android - find another solution !!


    Here is my suggestion to you all:

    Get Go SMS pro and the Go keyboard ~ Best Keyboard I've tried and the messaging app lets you fully customize while it is S pen friendly and the paid pro version is split screen ready ....

    Textra is lacking in these functions.
    04-07-2015 08:43 PM
  13. ItsMcDiddles's Avatar
    I use the messenger app from Google. It's pretty awesome, and you can change the colors too.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-07-2015 09:56 PM
  14. means003's Avatar
    The only thing I do not like about android is the fact you cannot modify the Orange to something less stressful. Like Red I find Orange causes me stress! and in Lollipop the message is not the only thing with Orange.
    04-08-2015 09:06 PM
  15. kirksucks's Avatar
    I can't use the stock app because I intuitively want to swipe messages to delete them like in every other Google app. But I keep calling people. Horrible design choice Samsung.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-09-2015 10:19 AM
  16. beh's Avatar
    While I don't mind the orange any more than the boring teal, I use the stock messaging app because it is fully functional with multi-window multi-tasking, one of the most powerful features of the Note 4. I much prefer EvolveSMS but it doesn't support the multi-window function of the Note 4. Why pay the price of the Note 4 and then use apps that don't allow one to utilize it to its full extent?
    Are any of the other messaging apps you folks are using that are fully compatible with the multi-window feature of the Note 4?
    bassplayrguy likes this.
    04-09-2015 12:28 PM
  17. doohsun's Avatar
    just use another sms app Google messenger is by far the best one that i've played with so far clean and easy.
    04-09-2015 12:35 PM
  18. kirksucks's Avatar
    just use another sms app Google messenger is by far the best one that i've played with so far clean and easy.
    I had to stop using Google Messenger, it's what I prefer but I found a bug. I chose a recipient, write a message and after sending it says I sent it to someone else in my contacts. Both people got the message and replied. I had to uninstall, for now I'm using Hangouts.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-09-2015 03:46 PM
  19. j80baby's Avatar
    Just got my update to Lollipop. Anyone know if there's a way to change this horrible orange on the message app?
    I found that on my Galaxy S6 that changing my whole device "theme" also changed the ugly orange in messaging app...then I just went and changed my wallpaper back to what I wanted. Hope this helps.
    skatergirl likes this.
    04-11-2015 10:38 AM
  20. eedythh's Avatar
    Yuck! I hate it!
    04-11-2015 06:27 PM
  21. eedythh's Avatar
    How do you change the theme?
    04-11-2015 06:29 PM
  22. Neo_ii_Droid's Avatar
    No love for the [Seiko] Orange Monster!
    04-11-2015 07:15 PM
  23. fbcltd's Avatar
    I am getting rid of my S5 now, I have had all the previous versions. This orange is unacceptable. Time to switch to the dreaded apple iphone.
    Loser....why do apple iDIOTS have to hijack this forum??
    bassplayrguy likes this.
    04-12-2015 11:14 AM
  24. Pdarnall's Avatar
    Picture please

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-12-2015 03:08 PM
  25. Pdarnall's Avatar
    Ha ha! Nice WUS reverence!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-12-2015 03:12 PM
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