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    handcent = slow dx

    I just got my doird x for Christmas. I have been looking for a few weeks on here about the handcent app because my wife and I like the "smileys" (pictures not symbols). I notices as soon as I downloaded the hadncent app my droid got slower. Is there a way to fix this? Also hwo do I make handcent the default SMS? I have unchecked all the marks for the standard SMS app that comes on the dx but when I go into the handcent app I have nto found a way to make this my default SMS app. Can anyone shed some light on this for me.

    If rooting is the only way to go to increase the speed, I'm not sure I am comfortable doing that yet since i have not had a chance to read and research the root process.

    Any help would be appriciated.

    Thanks
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    If you have a task killer or antivirus installed, uninstall them (or in the case of Lookout, disable the antivirus module). Also, definitely read up before attemtping to root and figure out what you're going to use it for if you do root.

    As for default SMS app, if you're notgetting notifications from the stock app and launch Handcent to text with, that's as much as you'll get for a default setting.

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    There was a new update tonight that is supposed to fix the lag issues of handcent.

    Once you receive a text, how does it pop up? handcent or default?
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    I noticed that too. Handcent is nice, but seems sluggish.
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    I believe that the standard text app displays when I first "wake up" the phone from receiving the text. Because unless I close out of the text and then open Handcent I cant use the smileys. Thats why I figure it opens with thestandard app

    how do I update Handcent to get rid of the lag time?
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    There is no update. I downloaded the full app yesterday morning.

    Goto market and search for handcent it should say Installed or Update.
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    All you have to do is enable all notifications for Handcent and DISABLE all notifications for the stock SMS app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocko View Post
    There is no update. I downloaded the full app yesterday morning.

    Goto market and search for handcent it should say Installed or Update.
    yeah i hate when my phone lies and i get an updated version saying that the lag issue is fixed from the admin...
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    Just so you know...in the stock SMS app, even though the keyboard shows the smiley "symbols", when you select them it actually sends the smileys and not the text symbols. As long as the receiving device knows how to "decode or read" text symbols, they will display as the actual smileys...


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    ok so I got the updated version of handcent but the phone still runs kinda slow. This is the only app that I have installed since I got it and I have not downloaded any addtional games. I am only comparing it to itself when I first turned it one prior to downloading handcent. The biggest lag seems to be when I "wake Up" the phone and slide the unlock bar.

    I guess I am just worried that if this one app makes the phone a little slow what might happen if I download other apps or games. Maybe I'm just being too picky about this.
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