[UPDATE] New settings for stock messaging app

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    UPDATE: EVEN MORE COLORS/SETTINS
    Now can change how fast LED blinks
    More colors to choose from.. :)


    This is the same as stock messaging app, it just adds extended hidden settings.. Credit to koush.. :)


    ok heres the DL link..

    http://www.4shared.com/file/250096546/114c1985/Mms.html


    app is inside zip file..

    heres what it includes:
    stock Messaging app with extended preferences
    more notification settings
    led on/off
    - choice of 7 colors for blinking light
    vibrate on/off
    - new vibrate patterns
    -normal
    -medium vibrate
    -long vibrate
    -multiple short vibrate
    -multiple long vibrate

    also can have messaging background the stock white color OR black
    can change font size
    hide names from messages, [names dont appear only message]
    alternate message [changes position of conversation according to sender/recipent]

    will have to use adb/terminal emulator to install..

    terminal commands as follows..
    place Mms.apk onto the root of your sdcard
    open terminla emulator
    Code:

    $su
    #mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    #cp /sdcard/Mms.apk /system/app
    #mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    #reboot
    #

    and your all done.. you don't type the # and $ symbols, there already in terminla i just put them so people would understand..

    if your phone is not DEODEXED DO THIS AFTER YOUR PHONE REBOOTS, THE MMS.APK WILL FC, THIS IS OK, JUST SELECT TO FC, AND OPEN TERMINAL AND DO THIS..

    $su
    #mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    #cd /system/app
    #rm Mms.odex
    #reboot

    FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS SEE THIS POST,
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...ttings-stock-messaging-app-17.html#post463864

    THANK YOU komradefox for the expanded instructions.. :)


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    if you havn't done so already please view my ROMS, i think you will be impressed there are many positive comments.. :)

    thank you
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    Nice find... :)

    Nice work Koush
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    Thanks!

    And for those without adb shell, you can use Root Explorer. First put the Mms.apk on your sdcard:
    1. using Root Explore, navigate to /sdcard/Mms.apk and long press and Copy
    2. navigate to /system/app and click the Mount R/W button (top right)
    3. long press on the Mms.apk and rename it to Mms.apk.bak incase things go wrong and you want to revert
    4. click Paste
    5. long press on the newly pasted Mms.apk and click Permissions - set them 644 (User: Read and Write, Group and Others to just Read. All other boxes should be unchecked)
    6. click Mount R/O
    7. Reboot

    Don't skip any steps!
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    Does this wipe your message logs when you install it?
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    I'm about to do it - but I'm sure it does.

    Back up your messages first - not sure which app is the best for that, but there are a few.
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    It doesn't seem to delete you messages, no. They are not kept within the apk, so it stands to make sense they are safe.
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    I got cp not found error:mad:
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    symlink busybox and cp, if you have busybox in system/bin
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    You are going to have to speak to a noob here.
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    i've been wanting something EXACTLY like this. this is great. nice work to the maker. thanks for posting this
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    I spoke noob in post #3 already. That way you might find easiest. And this is a common thing (adding/swapping out system apk's) - you will probably be doing it often, most of us do. ;)
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    the only complaint i have is i wish it was like handcent in that you can change the notification led color for individual people. i also wish you could change the notification icon color (and different for different people)
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    I lost my messaging icon, and when I try and text, "Sorry, The process android.process.acore has stopped unexpectedly...."

    I followed the directions... now I lost texting??
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    Which directions did you follow?
    Go to the /system/app folder. Do you have an Mms.apk in there?

    EDIT: and his directions don't include it, but you should mount the system back to ro after you copy (cp) the file.
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    Yeah, the file's in there, but maybe the permissions are buggered up. who knows? I'll try a couple more things here... Thanks for the help!
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    I did (in terminal):
    #mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    #busybox rm /system/app/Mms.apk
    #cd sdcard
    #busybox install Mms.apk /system/app
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    Question for one who knows:

    What was modified in this APK to make the screen black. I am trying to look into the GTalk APK to make the chat screen black and such, but dono where to step...
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    can somebody post their stock Mms.apk for me?
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    Hey, I was able to follow your instructions, but had to busybox cp. It still worked, but busybox is located in system/xbin on my phone. I am running pete's BB, so maybe that has something to do with it?
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