how do i make handcent the. defualt

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  1. Dragoro

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    So i don't get double messages?
     
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    Anyone please?
     
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    yep

    Yeah that would be awesome to know...I've tried and tried but no luck...:motdroidhoriz:
     
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    Do u gotta root to do it cause I lost root with 2.1 update...
     
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    I don't think you can delete or uninstall the stock applications.

    There are various ways to send a text other than composing a new one from inside Handcent or the stock app. One of these is available from the contacts app. Once you have installed Handcent, if you go to contacts, choose an individual contact, and tell it to send a text to that contact, you will get a window asking whether you want to perform that task with Handcent or the stock messenger. Any time that window comes up, there is a checkbox at the bottom for making whichever program you choose the default for all future texting activities. Once you have chosen Handcent and checked that box, it effectively becomes the "default" texting app.

    The other thing you need to do is disconnect the stock messenger's notifications. This is the next best thing to uninstalling it -- incoming texts go to both Handcent and the stock messenger, but the stock messenger no longer notifies you that they are coming in. You turn the stock messenger's notifications off from the home screen by opening the applications drawer, starting "messaging," then menu > settings > [scroll down to bottom of settings] "notification settings" and turn off everything you find there -- uncheck "display message notifications in status bar," turn off any ringtone associated with the stock app, turn off any vibration associated with the stock app.

    Once you have done this, the stock app is essentially dormant.
     
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    What? not even close....
     
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    Great Answer!
     
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    Yeah that default box came up, I hit wrong box by accident and don't know how to fix it.
     
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    Hey... I didn't know if u could do some commands and get the stock messaging app off the phone for good from the terminal or something
     
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    Two suggestions:

    1. I pulled up an individual contact, tapped the text button, and got the choose-between-stock-app-or-Handcent-and-make-one-the-default window. Interesting, because I could have sworn I'd already made Handcent the default. So maybe it's not too late for you to go in through contacts and make Handcent the default.

    2. At the very bottom of that same window, which comes up when tapping the text button in an individual contact, is a message in tiny font that reads "Clear default in Home Settings > Applications > Manage Applications." If I make Handcent the default using the procedure in (1) above, I get a choice under Handcent in Home Settings > Applications > Manage Applications to clear that default. Right now, I don't have any choices for the stock app in Home Settings > Applications > Manage Applications, but that may be because that app isn't my default. Can you get to it through Home Settings > Applications > Manage Applications on your device?
     
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    Must be Rooted and it's not recommended.
     
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    Right. It rips a whole in the time-space continuum and basically reenacts the end of "Ghostbusters."
     
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