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Google blocks apps from (mis)using Call Log and/or SMS permissions if they are not the core functionalities of the apps, with some exceptions and alternatives. SMS (termux-sms-list and termux-sms-send) and Call Log (termux-call-log) are not the main purpose of Termux:API app, thus the developer had to remove the permissions to prevent the app from being ...


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Verification by OTP uses a different API which doesn't need read SMS permission. You can read more here Perform SMS Verification on a Server Hence, the app isn't reading your SMS but using a separate channel to read specially formatted text messages I learnt of this when an Xposed module to block permissions did not work as I expected (similar case) and ...


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Looks like it moved to data/User_DE/0/com.android.providers.telephony/databases with Nougat. At least, this is where it can be found on my Nexus 6. Hope this helps.


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According to Google, this functionality is no longer available unless you enable group MMS. Unfortunately, MMSs are much more expensive for me and aren't displayed correctly on some older feature phones. Once again, Google doesn't care about non-Google communication protocols, possibly in an attempt to force people onto Google products or out of sheer ...


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I especially wonder why adb backup doesn't cover this. It is not that adb backup doesn't want to cover the app com.android.providers.telephony. This app is not much different from any other system app based on its AndroidManifest.xml. The problem is with the flag its developer has declared in the manifest which as a default mechanism for some reason adb ...


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This is not a direct solution, but a workaround. You could forward the message (but not send it); this is a feature the stock Messaging app supports. When you forward a message, it puts that message into edit mode, as if you were sending a new message. From here, you can select the text that you want to copy.


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Most likely the destination phone number is formatted wrong, which can happen particularly when importing contacts via third-party tool. In this particular case, I used My Contacts Backup for iOS to export my contacts to VCF, then imported from Gmail. In the process, some numbers were wrongly formatted as +61 0 4xx when they should be just +61 4xx, causing ...


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I was facing the same problem for long time on my Galaxy S3, at last i figure it out by default android SMS allow you to send same message to multiple people without converting it to MMS. But when you Select the option Group Messaging under the multimedia message (MMS) setting it now set group messaging only for MMS try un-checking the option hope this ...


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Save the shortcode number as +728464. Hangouts all think that +7 is the prefix, so it won't prepend the +1.


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IFTTT to the rescue! You can set IFTTT to forward an SMS from specific number to specific chat. Steps: Create you IFTTT account if not already exists. Start the @IFTTT Telegram bot and authorize your IFTTT account. Add the @IFTTT bot to you Telegram group as admin. Choose /connect_group from the bot commands, and follow instructions. If your group isn't ...


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Go into your contacts. Open the contact you want to personalize the message tone. Click "edit". Then scroll down to the bottom and click on "ADD ANOTHER FIELD". Tap to put a check mark beside "Message tone" then tap "OK". Then tap on "Message tone" and your options should come up e.g. Media storage, Zedge, etc. Tap which option you want to choose the ...


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No, delivery reports generally just tell you that the message has been delivered and is sitting on their phone. It does not necessarily tell you that they've been read. There isn't a way to tell if its been read as far as I know.


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It is not possible to do a search within Hangouts from the app. Google, the king of search, still hasn’t added this most basic of features.


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Cause It's likely caused by either/both character encoding incompatibility and/or wrong character encoding, resulting in mojibake (garbled text): Character encoding incompatibility SMS, or text message, in general supports either text-only (e.g. GSM 03.38), or Unicode (e.g. UTF-8, UTF-16, UCS-2). Emoji, a character that resembles an image (not to be ...


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According to the official Twitter feed, their website is having problems right now. Try it again later. MightyText is a reputable piece of software, so while we can't say for sure what they're doing with your information (like any other closed-source software), you shouldn't assume it's malware just because it's not working as it should. See also this Venn ...


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Google Voice (the service) doesn't support this. Until Google adds this feature there's no way to do it. This limitation is not specifically noted anywhere official, to my knowledge. However, Voice receives group messages from supported carriers the same way it sends them - as independent messages - and this has been officially stated. Mayur Kamat (the ...


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Summarized from Motorola forum, Moto G and Moto X are designed in such a way that it will take the message center number automatically from the Saved configuration of the SIM. Try changing the SIM from Slot 1 to Slot 2. Save and set as default for newly received configuration settings. You can try the following method by SmaRkieS on Android Geeks: Dial *#...


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You can choose another setting by going into Settings > Applications > Applications Manager > More (top right) > Show System Apps > Message Service (rather than Messages) > Tap 'Send Premium SMS' > Select Ask, Never Allow or Always Allow. On more recent versions of Android (Nougat V7) the setting is at Settings > Apps > Application Manager > More (top ...


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I found the answer: pinch zoom! Using the two finger gesture in the messaging app changes the font size on: texts smileys the "Enter message" field, default text as well as input text. But not messages timestamp bubbles widths the menu the send button the paper clip icon If I then close the app, using either triangle or circle, the setting will persist.


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MAXS (Modular Android XMPP Suite) allows you to send SMS messages over XMPP. It also allows you to control various aspects of Android, includes a SMS/Call/Battery notification and reply system. Additionaly it is able to send and receive files to and from your Android device. There are many other features too. Using XMPP as transport, the "desktop app" can ...


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I was concerned about this as well and decided to decompile the app to find out what it's doing. Twitter receives SMS messages via a BroadcastReceiver in com.twitter.applib.client.SmsReceiver. Here is what the code looks like after decompiling it to Java with dex2jar and jd-gui. public class SmsReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver { private void a(Context ...


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I just solved this issue on my phone, mms only works through 3g or 4g. It doesnt work over wifi so turn your wifi off, turn your mobile data on and it will work! Or at least it did with mine anyway. That's had me stumped for a veeery long time haha I hope ive helped someone with this :-)


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If you keep using the Google Voice app for texting, it doesn't matter if you activate SMS via Hangouts. However, any texts you send out of Hangouts will go through your Verizon number, incurring carrier charges. If you are running CyanogenMod 11 ROM, you may want to look into Voice+. It's a custom app that allows you to pipe all "regular" SMS through ...


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I noticed an application on the Android store called "MySMS" that seems to sync between phone, tablet, and PC/Mac. Maybe this is the solution to your problem. Downloadable from: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mysms.android.sms&hl=en The same company also has a premium service for 2 phone syncing - which has the same features as above ...


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If you long press on either hangout (MOIP or SMS), then press on the other one you should get an option to merge them. This should then give you the option to send either from the same hangout. There is also a setting within Settings > SMS to Enable merged conversations which needs to be enabled.


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Unfortunate that this question had never received any love. Despite it being an entire year later, this functionality is not available as a feature in the Hangouts app on Android, iOS, or the web. Here is the most relevant discussion from the Google Hangouts Product Forum Thank you for your feedback! Yes you are right, there isn't such a button yet. I ...


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Devin, I am not extremely familiar with stock Android, so I apologize if some of what I try to describe does not work exactly as I try to explain it. The SMS messages on your phone is maintained in a single database. That means you can use different messaging apps for SMS and the message "streams" or "history" stays the same regardless of the SMS app you ...


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While for Android 6 and 7 the DB with SMS data is located under /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony on my LineageOS 15 (Oreo) the file has been moved under /data/data/com.android.messaging and renamed to bugle_db Oo


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See Data backup overview. Since changelog is talking of Android 6 compatibility, it is referring to Android auto backup (see table). Enabled by default. Apps can opt out by disabling backups. Contextually, it implies Textra had opted out of back up earlier and now has it enabled. There is no option for the user to choose which apps can be backed up or not. ...


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You're not alone in wanting the old Messaging app! Even though the old stock Messaging app is no longer included in Android, you always have the option of installing an alternative. In fact, people are recommending 8sms as a replacement for Hangouts that is almost identical to the original stock Messaging app. In fact, it is built from the source code of ...


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