Bypass SMS Limit in Samsung Galaxy S2 (Korean Version)
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If you got yourself a Korean version of the Samsung Galaxy S2, you may have noticed that the SMS you sent and received are trimmed down and are incomplete. This is due to the SMS limit set by Korean Telecommunications company on their unit since a single Korean character can refer to a whole word or a group of words. SMS limit for Korean phone versions ranged from 80-140 bytes. This is about 30-60 alphabet characters, somewhat short for a normal SMS. We have made some steps below on how to bypass this limitation and send / receive SMS normally. Simply follow on the steps below to have normal SMS functions on your phone.
The steps below will bypass Samsung Galaxy S2 SMS 80 byte limit. Depending on the phone's build, others have SMS character limit of 160 in Samsung Galaxy S2. To bypass:
- 1On your Home Menu, tap on the Application Drawer.
- 2On the Application Drawer, look for the Playstore App.
- 3On the Playstore app, search for the keywords "Handcent SMS".
- 4On the results screen, tap on the first one.
- 5On the application page, tap on Install.
- 6Wait for the application to be completely downloaded and installed.
- 7Use Handcent as your default SMS application and you should be able to send and receive normal SMS.
Tip : Turn off SMS Notification on Android
After installing Handcent, you may notice that you have duplicate notifications for every message that you received. This is because the native SMS app and Handcent are both notifying you of the received message. To turn off SMS notification of the native SMS app:
- 1Open the native message app.
- 2Tap on Menu button to show the SMS Settings.
- 3Uncheck notification to disable SMS notification on your Android phone.
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