Disable SMS Limit in Samsung Galaxy S3 (Korean Version)

Edited by Leomar Umpad, Charmed, iqra.khalid, Eng and 3 others

You bought a Korean version of Samsung Galaxy S3 from a friend for a very good price. Because you have other country's versions of phones, you figure you'll have absolutely no problem with this Korean one. You're wrong! Korean carriers have put a limit on their SMS. Compared to normal SMS limits, these are extremely low - ranging from 80-140 bytes depending the service provider. This means that when your SMS goes above the limit, the phone will automatically trim it down. Good thing we are going to save a lot of trouble by giving you the solution below.

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Instructions

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    Go to the "Application Menu" usually found on your Samsung Galaxy S3's Home Menu.
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  2. 2
    Look for the "Play Store" application and open it.
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    Search for the keyword "Handcent".
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    The very first result is the one we're looking for
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    Tap on it.
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    Tap on "Install Application"
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    Download should start and installation should commence right after the download is complete.
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    Open the application and you are done
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    You can now send and receive SMS the way it was meant to be - the non-Korean version.
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Prevent Double Notifications

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You may have noticed that after you have installed Handcent SMS on your device, you are getting double messages. This is because you have two messaging applications on your Galaxy S3. Handcent has its own notification and the native SMS application has its own notifications. You can opt to uninstall your native SMS application, but in order to do that, you need to have your phone rooted. If you do not want to go through the hassles of rooting your Samsung Galaxy S3, then you can temporarily disable or hide the notifications of Galaxy S3. You may follow on these procedures:

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    Go to your Galaxy S3's Home screen by pressing the Home button once
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    The Home button is the button on the lower-middle part of your phone.
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    From your Home screen, tap on the "Menu" key to view available options
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    Menu key is the button located on the lower-right part of your S3.
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    From the list of options, tap on "Settings".
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    From Settings, tap on the "More" tab, and tap on "Application Manager" - under System Manager.
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    From the application manager, swipe your way until you get to the "ALL" tab
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    This is where you will see all the applications installed on your phone.
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    From the list of applications, scroll down until you see the Messaging application.
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    Tap on "Messaging" to view application details.
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    From the Application Information page, you can tap on the "Disable" button to temporarily disable the application
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    Once disabled, the application will not do its task of sending and receiving SMS and MMS.
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    You can also tap on "Show Notifications" box, making sure that there is no check mark in the box
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    This will disable notifications for the Messaging application.
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    Once disabled, notification for Messaging won't show
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    Only notifications for Handcent will now show.
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    You can always revert the actions done by following the same procedures making sure that "Enable" is chosen and "Show Notifications" is checked
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    Again, this is only applicable when you want to receive messages and notifications again from the native SMS application.
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    You have just learned how to disable and hide the notifications on your Galaxy S3.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • You can also use the web mobile browser to download the apk file at Google Play Apps

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Categories : Samsung Galaxy

Recent edits by: vc, Nuance, Eng

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