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:
Disappearing icon issue: http://8s.ms/launcher-icon-removed-home-screen-google

1.40, 1.40-googlefix - 12/08/2014

o Add new settings: "Show avatars" (x2) and "Show messages count".
o Restructure settings into screens.
o Add "Extra http headers" setting to MMS Settings.
o Replace "Play during phone call" setting with "In call notifications" setting.
o Add setting ("Voice reply") for configurable Android Wear voice input.

... and various bugfixes.

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:
Disappearing icon issue: http://8s.ms/launcher-icon-removed-home-screen-google

1.40, 1.40-googlefix - 12/08/2014

o Add new settings: "Show avatars" (x2) and "Show messages count".
o Restructure settings into screens.
o Add "Extra http headers" setting to MMS Settings.
o Replace "Play during phone call" setting with "In call notifications" setting.
o Add setting ("Voice reply") for configurable Android Wear voice input.

... and various bugfixes.

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

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A Google User
Yesterday 5:34 AM
Great alternative to the stock android messaging app Stable, fast and relatively feature rich alternative to the stock messaging app. I've tried pretty much every other popular messaging app. Nothing compare to the simplicity and stability of 8sms.
A Google User
Yesterday 12:28 AM
Love the simplicity! Sent email about group messaging quirk? Email sent with screen shots! Please advise
A Google User
Tuesday 9:49 PM
Just works! Couldn't make heads nor tails of hangouts on my new Nexus 5, why on earth KitKat developers thought that SMS messaging should be buried deep within a social networking app is beyond me. Anyway, this app works just as you would expect it to. 1st rule of software development, if it ain't broke...
A Google User
Tuesday 8:09 PM
Great Great app, stable, fast and simple
A Google User
Tuesday 8:48 AM
Nice app