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  1. BINNIEBug's Avatar
    Yep. I think a complimentary background makes all the difference. I think it looks good!

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    05-07-2015 06:07 PM
  2. BINNIEBug's Avatar
    I was happy to see other people hate the Samsung orange. I took the suggestion of one of the posters and download ed message plus.I wish I had known about this months ago
    05-07-2015 06:08 PM
  3. happee2bmee's Avatar
    Nobody likes it so why keep it? They should listen a little more to consumer. After all it's a personal choice - don't judge me but I have ordered a new phone. Not worth the annoying new changes.
    05-10-2015 06:23 PM
  4. adobepro's Avatar
    Yup, this is why I always disable the OTA updater when at all possible to take back control over this wild west mentality (as well as turn off auto-updating of apps in Google Play).
    I do the same in the Play Store too -- but I remember with KitKat on my SG4, I had the option to turn off OTA auto-updating, but it looks like on Lollipop/Note 4, that option doesn't exist anymore, or at least, it's no longer obvious. I don't recall that the Note 4 w/Kit Kat had it or not, but the Lollipop version doesn't have that option (or it's hidden somewhere where I can't find it.) Anyways, I decided not to wait for Samsung any longer and decided to root my phone this week and manually setup the Theme Engine on my Note 4. Waiting for Samsung to do this, even if they do this, is one day too long. They should have released this with Lollipop update for Note 4 users.
    05-11-2015 01:52 PM
  5. sweetypie31's Avatar
    The one thing that I love about android is that if I don't like something I have many other options to choose from. It's cool if you don't like the color scheme , but you're not forced to use the stock sms app. #ijs
    05-12-2015 01:50 AM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The one thing that I love about android is that if I don't like something I have many other options to choose from. It's cool if you don't like the color scheme , but you're not forced to use the stock sms app. #ijs
    I like that, but I would prefer they just let us choose colors, much like Windows does on your computer.
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    05-12-2015 12:24 PM
  7. Fedginator's Avatar
    You will have to change to a new texting app. You might be able to find the previous texting apps apk on xda. But not always

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    05-12-2015 12:39 PM
  8. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I like that, but I would prefer they just let us choose colors, much like Windows does on your computer.
    I agree and I totally understand that. I dislike the orange as well, but people are acting like they just have to sit and look at that orange. There are plenty of other options.
    05-12-2015 06:03 PM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I agree and I totally understand that. I dislike the orange as well, but people are acting like they just have to sit and look at that orange. There are plenty of other options.
    Right.. I don't pay much attention to it. It is very ugly, but it's my phone, not someone I'm married to lol
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    05-12-2015 06:30 PM
  10. rong21's Avatar
    hahahaha, sitting here laughing at all the time we have all spent complaining about the background color of a messaging app, myself included.

    #firstworldproblems
    05-12-2015 08:25 PM
  11. tlo07's Avatar
    No matter what color they would have made the messaging app someone would hate it. You can't please everyone.

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    05-12-2015 09:58 PM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    No matter what color they would have made the messaging app someone would hate it. You can't please everyone.

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    Well of course, but orange is a very polarizing color and not a popular liked color.

    Either you like orange or you hate it and it has no neutral properties in the color.
    05-12-2015 10:22 PM
  13. EdFromOhio's Avatar
    It's amazing to me that there are 6 pages of chatter, but no mention of a solution other than installing a list of other messaging clients. There has to be a way to change the color...
    05-13-2015 10:34 AM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    It's amazing to me that there are 6 pages of chatter, but no mention of a solution other than installing a list of other messaging clients. There has to be a way to change the color...
    There is no solution other than installing another messaging app.

    You can not change the colors on the stock messaging app template.
    05-13-2015 10:52 AM
  15. adobepro's Avatar
    There is a solution. Complain to Samsung. Tell them you want the SG6 Theme Engine on your Note 4. Officeofthepresident@sea.samsung.com or President@sta.samsung.com

    No change will happen unless critical mass is reached to have Samsung do this, and that will take all of us writing to Samsung complaining about this and asking for the SG6 Theme Engine for the Note 4.

    I wrote about this in a previous post in this thread. You can set any color you like with the SG6 Theme Engine, including the Messenger App. I'm pasting the details below:

    SG6 Theme Engine:

    You'll see you can virtually apply any color you want (take a look at 2:18, you'll see the text messenger in green as an example the St. Patricks theme.)

    I encourage any Note 4 user that wants this feature to contact that address and request that the SG6 Theme Engine be also pushed to Note 4 owners, we paid just as much money and it's also a current Flagship phone. If enough requests go to that Executive Support at Samsung, maybe they will not only listen, but actually do it -- I just hope they don't drag their feet if they do or that they won't do anything other than release it for the Note 5. It literally can be done now by copying the correct system files from the SG6 over to the Note 4, only you need is root access to do so.
    05-13-2015 11:40 AM
  16. adobepro's Avatar
    Also, the only other current way of doing this right now is by rooting your phone and manually doing it. You can check youtube / xda developers on how-to.
    05-13-2015 11:43 AM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Also, the only other current way of doing this right now is by rooting your phone and manually doing it. You can check youtube / xda developers on how-to.
    Problem is, Verizon Note 4 has root, but last I saw, still in testing phase, AT&T has no root yet.

    T-Mobile can be rooted.

    No idea about Sprint.
    05-13-2015 12:25 PM
  18. adobepro's Avatar
    Problem is, Verizon Note 4 has root, but last I saw, still in testing phase, AT&T has no root yet.

    T-Mobile can be rooted.

    No idea about Sprint.
    I thought Verizon had some issues, but I guess they are solved/testing them now. Also, that was another reason I went with TMO just in case if I needed to. It's our phone/hardware, and we should be able to have admin/root access to it, like Windows/Linux. But for the users who can't, and the majority of users that don't know or who are nervous about doing so, you're only real solution is to contact Samsung ASAP. Once the Note 5 comes out, Note 4 owners will probably never get the SG6 Theme Engine update. Again, this beyond just the text messaging, you can customize your whole phone, a really nice feature to have that Note 4 owners should also have.

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    Complain to Samsung. Tell them you want the SG6 Theme Engine on your Note4 Officeofthepresident@sea.samsung.com or President@sta.samsung.com
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    05-13-2015 01:34 PM
  19. adobepro's Avatar
    Here's an email template for your complaint/request (so no more excuses!)

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    As a Samsung customer, and an owner of the Samsung Note 4, I am disappointed to know that this phone does not have the Theme Engine that the SG6 has. After spending $[INSERT PRICE OF PHONE] on this current Flagship phone from [INSERT CARRIER,] I discovered that this does not have the Theme Engine that the SG6 has. They are equally priced and are equally current Samsung Flagship phones, so I'm quite disappointed that Samsung has still not pushed the Theme Engine to the Note 4.

    The Lollipop update to my Note 4 contains design/style/color elements that I do not like and currently have no ability to change. With the Theme Engine update, I will be able to change that and customize the Note 4 to my preference.

    My request is to please update Note 4 owners with the same Theme Engine as the SG6. They are both current Flagship phones, and deserve this customization update.

    Thank you,
    [Your Name]

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    Complain to Samsung. Tell them you want the SG6 Theme Engine on your Note 4
    Officeofthepresident@sea.samsung.com or President@sta.samsung.com
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    05-13-2015 02:01 PM
  20. sweetypie31's Avatar
    It's amazing to me that there are 6 pages of chatter, but no mention of a solution other than installing a list of other messaging clients. There has to be a way to change the color...
    There is no way to change it.
    05-13-2015 02:41 PM
  21. ckchrisk's Avatar
    so unlike kitkat 4.4.4 you cant hold the left key on the Samsung s4 active to customize messaging or any other options? All that key does now is bring up google.... seems like far less options with this lollipop update
    05-13-2015 03:15 PM
  22. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    so unlike kitkat 4.4.4 you cant hold the left key on the Samsung s4 active to customize messaging or any other options? All that key does now is bring up google.... seems like far less options with this lollipop update
    You couldn't change this part of the messaging app in KitKat either.

    The settings options are still there.
    05-13-2015 03:22 PM
  23. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Tap the 3 dots at the top right to get to all the options.
    Attached Thumbnails Ugly Orange Messages in Lollipop - How do you change it?-1431545074665.jpg  
    05-13-2015 03:24 PM
  24. soldier45's Avatar
    Reminds me of that hideous Tennessee Volunteer orange (college football) they have for their team, just yuk!
    05-13-2015 06:18 PM
  25. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    It is pretty ugly. Now if my wallpaper had to look like that orange, I would be upset lol
    05-13-2015 08:30 PM
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