8sms (Stock Messaging, KitKat)

8sms (Stock Messaging, KitKat)


Stock messaging app with useful updates and enhancements.
The latest and best from Android and CyanogenMod.
No bloat. No fuss.
Just a better stock app.

8sms is a port of the Android stock messaging (sms and mms) app with a few extra useful features then added on. The current version is ported from Android 4.4.2 and CyanogenMod 10.2 M1.

Notable features

• Quick reply pop-ups
• Gesture based templates
• Emoji support
• Optional dark theme
• Clean and no bloat

Install this app if you want to use features from the latest Android messaging app without having to wait for a full phone software update.

Usage (Android 4.3 and earlier)

8sms has two modes: default and Stand-alone mode.

In default mode, please do not disable or remove the messaging app that came with your device as that is still required to receive sms and mms messages. Instead, Turn off notifications for the messaging app that came with your device. Then you won't get two sets of notifications.

In Stand-alone mode, please disable or remove the messaging app that came with your device otherwise every new message will be stored twice.

Usage (Android 4.4 and later)

Please install and make 8sms your default sms app.

If you have a lot of old sms messages, it may take a few minutes for 8sms to load conversations the first time.

Support

If you have issues using this app, please see http://8s.ms/info for helpful information and possible solutions. Sample topics include, for example:

Duplicate notifications or messages: http://8s.ms/duplicate-notifications-or-messages
Missing notifications or messages: http://8s.ms/missing-notifications-or-messages
MMS Settings: http://8s.ms/mms-settings
Can't send or receive mms: http://8s.ms/cant-send-or-receive-mms
Group messaging: http://8s.ms/group-messaging
SMS disabled on Nexus tablets (KitKat): http://8s.ms/sms-disabled-nexus-tablets-kitkat
Battery usage: http://8s.ms/high-battery-usage
Samsung Contacts app crashing: http://8s.ms/samsung-contacts-app-crash
Facebook contact photos not showing: http://8s.ms/facebook-contact-photos-not-showing
Settings crash: http://8s.ms/settings-crash
Dual SIM support: http://8s.ms/dual-sim-support

Then, if you still have issues, please ask for help.

Please DO NOT give the app a low rating without first asking for help. You should give me a chance to fix your problem, otherwise it is not fair.

If you are rude to me or swear at me in a review, I will just ignore you. If you cannot be polite, don't use this app.

Forum di supporto italiano (Italian language support)

http://www.tuttoandroid.net/forum/applicazioni-multimedia-giochi/29936-thread-ufficiale-supporto-italiano-per-lapp-8sms.html

Permissions

This app requires a wide range of permissions because it is a port of a system app. System apps use a lot of permissions. Full network access is required in order to send (or download) mms using your phone's cellular data (mms) connection.

The in-app billing permission is used for in-app donations.

Compatibility and Feedback

If you install this app on your phone and it does not work, please try the links above. If they don't help, then please let us know. Please be sure to specify your phone model and software version number, and the version of 8sms you have installed.

To let us know whether this app works on your phone, or if you have bugs or suggestions, you can email us via the registered email address of this app.

Thank you.

(Note: This app was originally called 88sms but was later renamed to 8sms.)

Recent changes:
KitKat users: See http://8s.ms/high-battery-usage
Nexus 7 users: See http://8s.ms/sms-disabled-nexus-tablets-kitkat
Disappearing icon issue: http://8s.ms/launcher-icon-removed-home-screen-google

1.39, 1.39-googlefix, 1.38, 1.38-googlefix - 22/07/2014

o Add mms vcard support.
o Add setting: Play notification tone during phone call.
o Android Wear support: Add stackable notifications, voice quick-reply.
o Ignore invalid undelivered messages.

Full change log at http://8s.ms/changelog
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About 8sms (Stock Messaging, KitKat)
Stock messaging app with useful updates and enhancements.
The latest and best from Android and CyanogenMod.
No bloat. No fuss.
Just a better stock app.

8sms is a port of the Android stock messaging (sms and mms) app with a few extra useful features then added on. The current version is ported from Android 4.4.2 and CyanogenMod 10.2 M1.

Notable features

• Quick reply pop-ups
• Gesture based templates
• Emoji support
• Optional dark theme
• Clean and no bloat

Install this app if you want to use features from the latest Android messaging app without having to wait for a full phone software update.

Usage (Android 4.3 and earlier)

8sms has two modes: default and Stand-alone mode.

In default mode, please do not disable or remove the messaging app that came with your device as that is still required to receive sms and mms messages. Instead, Turn off notifications for the messaging app that came with your device. Then you won't get two sets of notifications.

In Stand-alone mode, please disable or remove the messaging app that came with your device otherwise every new message will be stored twice.

Usage (Android 4.4 and later)

Please install and make 8sms your default sms app.

If you have a lot of old sms messages, it may take a few minutes for 8sms to load conversations the first time.

Support

If you have issues using this app, please see http://8s.ms/info for helpful information and possible solutions. Sample topics include, for example:

Duplicate notifications or messages: http://8s.ms/duplicate-notifications-or-messages
Missing notifications or messages: http://8s.ms/missing-notifications-or-messages
MMS Settings: http://8s.ms/mms-settings
Can't send or receive mms: http://8s.ms/cant-send-or-receive-mms
Group messaging: http://8s.ms/group-messaging
SMS disabled on Nexus tablets (KitKat): http://8s.ms/sms-disabled-nexus-tablets-kitkat
Battery usage: http://8s.ms/high-battery-usage
Samsung Contacts app crashing: http://8s.ms/samsung-contacts-app-crash
Facebook contact photos not showing: http://8s.ms/facebook-contact-photos-not-showing
Settings crash: http://8s.ms/settings-crash
Dual SIM support: http://8s.ms/dual-sim-support

Then, if you still have issues, please ask for help.

Please DO NOT give the app a low rating without first asking for help. You should give me a chance to fix your problem, otherwise it is not fair.

If you are rude to me or swear at me in a review, I will just ignore you. If you cannot be polite, don't use this app.

Forum di supporto italiano (Italian language support)

http://www.tuttoandroid.net/forum/applicazioni-multimedia-giochi/29936-thread-ufficiale-supporto-italiano-per-lapp-8sms.html

Permissions

This app requires a wide range of permissions because it is a port of a system app. System apps use a lot of permissions. Full network access is required in order to send (or download) mms using your phone's cellular data (mms) connection.

The in-app billing permission is used for in-app donations.

Compatibility and Feedback

If you install this app on your phone and it does not work, please try the links above. If they don't help, then please let us know. Please be sure to specify your phone model and software version number, and the version of 8sms you have installed.

To let us know whether this app works on your phone, or if you have bugs or suggestions, you can email us via the registered email address of this app.

Thank you.

(Note: This app was originally called 88sms but was later renamed to 8sms.)

Recent changes:
KitKat users: See http://8s.ms/high-battery-usage
Nexus 7 users: See http://8s.ms/sms-disabled-nexus-tablets-kitkat
Disappearing icon issue: http://8s.ms/launcher-icon-removed-home-screen-google

1.39, 1.39-googlefix, 1.38, 1.38-googlefix - 22/07/2014

o Add mms vcard support.
o Add setting: Play notification tone during phone call.
o Android Wear support: Add stackable notifications, voice quick-reply.
o Ignore invalid undelivered messages.

Full change log at http://8s.ms/changelog

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A Google User
14 hours ago
Perfect for me I have an outdated LG 39c that runs it's own sms with a choice of 5 or so skins with customization options for each conversation. But it's all super ugly. Now 8sms has very little of these options but is attractive and works beautifully so I will take the app that looks good over the one that 12 different ways to make itself ugly
A Google User
14 hours ago
Exactly what I was looking for! Perfect sms replacement for my S5 Active. The Touchwiz sms app can't change vibration pattern or led color. And I love the dark theme. Perfect! *Edit - When selecting multiple recipients it drops the area code from the number and makes the message undeliverable. Not sure why but it's a shame.
A Google User
20 hours ago
Good replacement The only app I've found for my nexus 5 that I like to replace Hangouts. Added popup feature that's not in AOSP messaging app is a great addition. The only issue I'm having is that it doesn't work correctly with Notific. Apparently 8sms doesn't have the same unlock code as Gmail for the lock screen action buttons to work properly.
A Google User
Friday 5:32 AM
Really good App, still a couple bugs I love this app, really simple, no weird clunky UI like on hangouts. There's just a couple bugs I get on my Nexus 5 4.4.4: When I get 2 messages from the same person, I can only see one of the message displayed twice in the quick view. Also, sometimes when I get a group message, I click on it via the notification bar and even the app launches, my MMS is gone. The only way to see that MMS is by restarting my phone. Other then that, this is a great app.
A Google User
Friday 4:22 AM
Very nice!! Love the most beautiful and sleek usable stock messaging app for my phone. Works extremely great on Galaxy Chat. Love the app! I'd love to recommend this to another android users! Thanks, dev! Love all of the elements within it.