** For the people who are complaining about the "surprise ads" ... I'm sorry, but I'm just trying to recoup the economic value of the time I spend on developing 8sms AND I want to continue improving it. **
** Without revenue generation, the alternative is to shut down 8sms. I'm just choosing the lesser of two evils. **
** Anyway, you can remove the ads: http://8s.ms/removing-ads **
** Ads only appear 14 days after a new installation, so you can also remove ads by uninstalling and reinstalling every 14 days. **
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.
• Quick reply pop-ups
• Emoji support
• Optional dark theme
• Clean and no bloat
• Most robust "out-of-the-box" mms support
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.
Paid app and "trial" period
Due to problems with financially sustaining 8sms ( http://8s.ms/end-of-the-road ) 8sms has now effectively become a "premium" app (via in-app donations).
There is a 14 day trial period for new installs. In the trial period, ads do not appear. After the trial period, ads will appear but if you donate, you can disable the ads ( http://8s.ms/removing-ads )
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.
If you have issues using this app, please see http://8s.ms/info for helpful information and possible solutions. Sample topics include, for example:
Removing ads: http://8s.ms/removing-ads
Duplicate notifications or messages: http://8s.ms/duplicate-notifications-or-messages
Missing notifications or messages: http://8s.ms/missing-notifications-or-messages
Can't send or receive mms: http://8s.ms/cant-send-or-receive-mms
Dual SIM support: http://8s.ms/dual-sim-support
Then, if you still have issues, please ask for help.
Forum di supporto italiano (Italian language support)
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.
Making an in-app donation allows the advertisements to be disabled: http://8s.ms/removing-ads
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.
** Advertising has been added for reasons explained in http://8s.ms/end-of-the-road **
** Ads can be disabled. Please see http://8s.ms/removing-ads **
Disappearing icon issue: http://8s.ms/launcher-icon-removed-home-screen-google
1.45, 1.45-googlefix - 23/10/2014
o Various library updates and bugfixes.
o Move banner ads to main screen and made much less intrusive.
o Emergency compatibility fix for Android L.
... and various bugfixes.
Full change log at http://8s.ms/changelog