Read through this thread for background: http://community.sprint.com/baw/thread/23043
The solution is to download ChompSMS from Marketplace. It's a free app that's highly customizable and even allows you to send/receive free SMS if you wish. But the real beauty is that this app actually works normally and doesn't screw up your phone. You can send/receive texts with ChompSMS just like your regular Messages app but this one is more configurable and customizable. It also doesn't stop your phone from sleeping like Messages appears to do.
So go download ChompSMS, install. Then restart your phone to make sure you clear out the Dialer issue since you probably had it. Now starting with a rebooted phone ONLY use ChompSMS...do NOT use Messages. You should be golden. So happy, that Android's openess makes something like this possible, no need to wait for a patch for Messages, just replace it!
shweet fix man!!!!!
thanks so much!
Here's a quick question for you...I've installe and used chomp, but whenever I receive a text, in my notification the messages ALSO comes up (essentiall, just a duplicate of the text). Is there a way to completely STOP messages from coming up? I have task manager installed, but it isn't showing up there when a message is received...only chomp is
I'm an IDIOT...
You can turn it off here:
Go to Messages (The app) > Settings > Notifications.
Uncheck that box and Messages won't notify you anymore. Just your other SMS client. Now I'm truly happy.
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I just ran the phone with light use for 1 hour and it's down to 96% power.
(Before this Messaging fix, it was down to 88% or less after an hour with no use at all.)
So effectively, the light/no use run time has gone from ~9 hours to ~ 25 hours 😉
ok so I installed ChompSMS, restarted the phone and killed the Message App. I also turned off the original Message App notification but when i go to check the awake time its still 100%. What am I doing wrong?
Guys, Just so you know, ChompSMS doesn't support MMS messages so you can't receive pictures. Instead, use HandcentSMS. This is Far more robust and supports MMS the same way the native messenger does. You can actually get lost in the settings menu there are so many. You should also note that, just like Messenger, you can't send pictures over wifi.
Glad to hear that there is a workaround but its kinda sad that there has to be a workaround. I have the Mytouch from Sprint for about a week and the battery life was 3x times that of my new hero. Im assuming its the whole "sense" thing since that is the main difference between the 2 phones. I have quite a few issues i need help with on my hero and when i call the store they are 110% clueless about the phone and how it works. I REALLY want to love my new phone! Do u think the moment will have the same issues?