Now with support for Android 4.4 KitKat!
This app works over the Internet and does not require bluetooth, does not share (or transmit) your contacts, and even hashes your account email for added security. New in version 2.0.0, you can completely encrypt your messages between devices! (Android 3.0 - 4.4) Dashclock support is also built in out of the box!
1) Install and run on tablet.
2) Install and run on phone.
3) All done - send your first SMS from your tablet!
* Looking to send a message to a phone number instead of a contact? *
Open Settings and change the Contact List Style to Contact Search / Number Entry. This option allows you to choose a contact by name with auto-complete, or by entering a phone number for the recipient.
** Need support? Have a question about a feature? Please email me and I'd be happy to help, as I am unable to reply to feedback. **
Support Email Address: bechard at gmail dot com.
* You will need to have the same Google account on both devices. If you have multiple accounts, you may have to select the correct account in settings.
-= Common Issues =-
* Experiencing delays getting messages on your tablet while the screen is off? Try changing your Wifi sleep policy. Android Settings, Wifi, (menu) Advanced, Set Wifi to be Always on.
* Some third party SMS applications lock in the SMS data and require a setting change to make them share with other applications.
GO SMS: Under 'Menu -> Settings -> Advanced -> Receive Settings' - Uncheck the box that says 'Disable other message notification'
MIUI Users: In the MIUI messaging app go to "settings" and make sure "System MMS app priority" is unchecked.
Handcent Users: Open Handcent -> Settings -> Application Settings -> Default Messaging application -> Disable. You may have to reboot or restart Handcent's services for it to allow messages to go through after making this change.
Other SMS Apps: Please look for any settings relating to passing on messages.
Go ahead and take your SMS to the Tablet!
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
• 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.
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)
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.
(Note: This app was originally called 88sms but was later renamed to 8sms.)
UPDATES: You may have noticed I haven't updated this for ages. Sorry. I bought a Nexus 4 and so I don't need this any more and don't have motivation to update it. A possible alternative is TextSecure which is free and based on the same code as this, plus it encrypts your texts!
This is the stock messaging (SMS & MMS) app from Android 4.1 Jellybean! The biggest improvements Google made in Jellybean are a new widget, photos in the notifications and a better recipient interface.
Remember to disable your existing SMS app's notifications or you will get two notifications for each message.
Please test the app to make sure it can send and receive messages correctly before relying on it! Test it a lot! Also if you are upgrading from the ICS version, PLEASE read the recent changes.
If you appreciate this and my other totally free stock apps, consider sending me some money (via paypal)! I'm poor and hungry and it takes a long time to do this!
* Some incomplete phone numbers in the ComposeMessageActivity are deleted when you go to enter the message. I found the cause of this but there is not much I can do.
* Contact photos may not sync properly. According to one user this is expected behaviour and it is basically Facebook's fault.
* Widget is flickery when it loads. I looked into it. Can't find problem; may be Samsung's bug since it doesn't happen in emulator.
* Widget "Show more conversations" button goes to the compose message activity instead of the message list. This is very weird.
* SMS notifications might be unreliable for you. Test it a lot!
* MMS doesn't work at all right now.
This application is based on Android stock mms/sms application.
- Support SMS/MMS (Full features)
- Do not need to root or install Myanmar font
- Support Zawgyi Font
**We use third-party advertisement provider (Admob) to display paid advertisement in our app. Which may lead to external websites.
Sliding conversation UI (hangouts style)
Quick reply from notification
Mark read from notification
Breathing notification icon (enable in settings)
Show or hide contact avatar
Circle contact avatar option
Dark and light themes
Customize message colors
New Android emojis (or iOS)
Extra features are available if you donate in-app (bottom of Settings page). These features include:
- Change title bar color to anything you like
- More will be added
You can donate any amount in settings page to unlock these features. If you donated via PayPal, please contact me so I can unlock features for you.
Email me to make feature requests.
Of course this app will remain free and I am always adding features that everyone can use. Next I'll be adding iOS emoji option and more font sizes.
This is a beta app! I am actively developing this app (almost) every day. Sometimes I break things, but most issues are found and taken care of within a day or two. Try and be patient.
I am a full time student and I am the only person working on this app. I do this for fun and provide it for free, so if you have issues please contact me via email. Most things are fixable, but leaving a bad rating and a short comment is of little help to me.
You can donate via Paypal as well here: http://goo.gl/dFz7vh
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