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The most popular messaging app on the Android Market, Handcent SMS is a powerful SMS/MMS app that fully unleashes the messaging potential of Android devices, free to use.

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Handcent Next SMS just flagged by Play Protect -- what's going on?

I've been using Handcent Next SMS app for many years. A few moments ago, the Playstore's Play Protect just disabled the app on my phone saying the following: This app is fake. It tries to take over ...
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Using two messaging apps on Ice Cream Sandwich?

I want to use Textra for SMS and Handcent for MMS, because they're both top in each class, respectively. I want to use Textra as if it were the only messaging app. Then when I want to send an MMS, I ...
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Larger edit area for SMS writing?

The Handcent app has a feature where with a click of a button I can switch to a larger edit area. This allowed me to preview my messages in whole before sending them off and edit them comfortably. ...
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Sent text (SMS) messages sometimes show up under wrong contact's conversation

I'm on a Nexus One with Android 2.3.7 (CyanogenMod-7.2.0-passion), and recently I've noticed some sent messages go into the wrong contact's conversation: I send a message to person ABC, the person ...
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Handcent SMS - privacy box backup file read

Is there a way to decrypt backup file of Handcent SMS privacy box? File is by default named like: hcprivacy-loginName-D01M01Y01.z I've lost my phone but have those backup files on my computer, ...
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Handcent profile picture for texting

Device: Samsung Galaxy S2 How do I set my contact picture for text messaging, so everyone sees what I have set as my profile pic on Handcent?
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Text Messages Sporatically Get Stuck In Unsent State On Droid 3

I have been having this issue for a long time on my rooted Droid 3 using the ROM it came with and this happens daily with relevant logs being left or any clear trigger. Basically what happens, and it ...
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Handcent has forgotten half of my contacts

So I've noticed recently that some of my friends contact info has disappeared, at least when using Handcent. If I get a text from them, I only see their numbers, and if I try and send a message they ...
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If I have Android can I respond to group messages from iPhone users?

I have Android phone and use Handcent SMS. I have gotten group texts from iPhone users who use iMessage and I can see what everyone is saying, but when I try to respond I only get a loading circle ...
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Can you send texts from iMessage to someone who has Android and uses Handcent?

Can you send texts from iMessage to someone who has Android and uses Handcent? And if yes does the iPhone user need to have Handcent?
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Lost all sms data but database seems to be in the folder

I own an HTC desire(android 2.3.5) and suddenly the phone rebooted, and after a minute, it rebooted again (I hadn't typed in the pin)... When I opened my sms app (handcent) I got no messages... I've ...
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Handcent SMS Delay sending feature

I'm using the Handcent sms app on my Galaxy Nexus. I set the delay sending feature at settings -> send message settings -> delay sending. The feature worked for the next few messages but then ...
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What is the downside of using GO SMS Pro and / or Handcent? [closed]

All I've been seeing about these apps are the positives. I want to know the negatives of using them, apart from me having to install an additional app to do something that the phone can already do by ...
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Reset ringtone picker preferences

My Samsung Galaxy S2 on Gingerbread was set to use Handcent as the default ringtone picker, and I accidentally changed this back to the built-in ringtone picker. How do I get it to use Handcent again? ...
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Selected notification sound overwritten by default

How do you make sure your selected notification sound (selected by any App) is not overwritten by the default? No matter how I try, and test the sound within the app (Handcent SMS) successfully, the ...
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How do I replace the default messaging icon in the dock with handcent?

I've a Samsung Galaxy S with 2.2 firmware. I'm using handcent instead of the default messaging application. In the default messaging app settings I have disabled notifications and disabled auto-...
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Show SMS content only after unlock? (Handcent)

Is there a way to make Handcent show an SMS only after the screen is unlocked? Right now it shows the whole message in some kind of preview even when the screen is locked. Browsed the options a few ...
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How can I send SMS messages from my Google Voice number without using the Voice app?

I would like to send text messages via Google Voice, as it is the number I give out for voice calls. However, I find sending SMS through the Voice app to be a bit cumbersome. The new widgets improve ...
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I installed another SMS application, now I get notified twice

I have a Google Nexus One with Android 2.2. I didn't like the default SMS-application so I installed Handcent-SMS. Now when I get an SMS, I get notified twice. How can I fix this?
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