I have a Sony Xperia U with Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. I don't know exactly if the SMS composer is Android's or belongs to Sony's launcher, so I don't know if the question applies to all Gingerbread users or only Sony's.

I'd like to see the character count when typing SMSs, and I can't see that setting available. Do you know if it's possible to enable it or I need to replace the texting application? Also, is it possible to do it without rooting or flashing?

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    Have you looked at any of the SMS apps in the Play Store? I'll wager some of them have the feature you're looking for.
    – ale
    Apr 4, 2013 at 15:13
  • @AlEverett I considered that option, but I think it's a basic feature that should be somewhere in the default application. And I would avoid to install another one for a such simple thing.
    – clabacchio
    Apr 4, 2013 at 17:25


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