Can i delete the stock messaging app if Im usung handcent?

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  1. lookEVO
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    like by removing the apk or is that gonna get rid of texts period.
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    it wont delete ur texts but i deleted the stock messaging.apk once and lost MMS capabilities. u can freeze it with TiBu and see what happens..
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    Would also like to know this. I have been task killing the stock one for awhile, but am sure out is eating some of my battery

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    Icould be wrong but I am pretty sure handcent relies on the stock messaging

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    1. It is starting for a reason - it is needed by handcent
    2. Just because it is started does not mean it is using battery. It is just sitting in memory.
    3. Stop using task killer and your battery life will improve
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    You'll only lose MMS capabilities. I don't send hardly any MMS messages, so I don't care.
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    I send lots of pics... so that doesnt work for me. i wonder if I can just hide the app from the app drawer but still have it function.
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    yea u can hide it if using a home replacement
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    got a how to?
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    LP it's menu> preferences> general settings> hidden apps
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    My dad deletes it everytime he flashes a new rom to help free up space. I personally leave it alone because A. I already have plenty of room in my system memory. B. I send plenty of mms. And C. Just incase handcent ever decides to break I don't have to worry about anything =)
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