I have seen a few threads mentioning this, but none seem to have a clear answer, or at least don't seem to ever come to any real conclusion.
Been running BB for a few days and absolutely love it, except for the Froyo MMS app. I have absolutely no idea what they were thinking with this, but it's terrible. Not only is the change to a white background rather bizarre, but why in God's name would I want to have the contact pictures on every line? Why would I want to look at 6 copies of my own picture, let alone the person I am talking too? The messaging app from 2.1 seems more or less perfect, and I would want to get as close to running that as possible.
After searching awhile I found this thread:
[APP] Mms.apk Mod [30-03-10] - xda-developers
That modified Mms.apk is absolutely perfect, it looks just like the 2.1 app and adds in some new features, except it force closes every time I send a message (for what it's worth, the message does get sent, I just get a a FC on my end). I then went out on a limb and pulled the Mms.apk out of the Android SDK 2.1 emulator and installed that into BB, which worked perfectly except for that same FC when sending a message.
So it seems pretty clear that some API has changed a little bit from 2.1 to 2.2 that causes both the stock and modified versions of the 2.1 app to FC at the same point, but I have absolutely zero Java knowledge so I am in way over my head trying to diagnose the problem.
Is anyone actively working on this issue? I can't be the only one who doesn't like the new MMS app, and it seems like it should be a relatively small fix to get the older one working on Froyo.
I am aware there are MMS replacements like Handcent which can be configured to almost exactly mimic the 2.1 app, but frankly I shouldn't have to install another piece of software to get functionality that was already there in a previous release of the OS. I simply want to rollback this single app.