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 and CyanogenMod 10.2.Notable featuresQuick reply pop-ups
Gesture based templates
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.
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.
If you have issues using this app, please see https://8s.ms/info for helpful information and possible solutions. Sample topics include, for example:
Duplicate notifications or messages: https://8s.ms/duplicate-notifications-or-messages
Missing notifications or messages: https://8s.ms/missing-notifications-or-messages
MMS Settings: https://8s.ms/mms-settings
Can’t send mms: https://8s.ms/cant-send-mms
Group messaging: https://8s.ms/group-messaging
Samsung Contacts app crashing: https://8s.ms/samsung-contacts-app-crash
Settings crash: https://8s.ms/settings-crash
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.
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.
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.)
8sms user reviews :
Just one problem Everything is great except one thing. I enabled the emojis, which is the main reason I installed this, but don’t see a button or anything to actually use them. Not sure if my phone’s default keyboard is getting in the way or what but I’d like some help please and thank you
- ThinkLeft November 6, 2013
- Hi, Strange. Can you email me so I can investigate? Thanks.
Brilliant! Two things: Still testing, but MMS Auto-Retrieve doesn’t seem to be working for me (yet?). Also, Hangouts allows you to change notification settings per contact which is handy. Also, I like the blue in the dark theme, but not the grey — Can we make it (pure) black and blue instead? :) Other than that, thank you for saving us from Hangouts!
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