How to Disable HTC Messaging on the HD2

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One of the great things about HTC Sense on the HTC HD2 is that it’s such a heavy redesign of Windows Mobile. Unfortunately, this can cause problems with some other applications. For me, HTC’s text messaging application replacement disabled Microsoft Voice Command’s ability to read my incoming text messages to me over a Bluetooth headset. That’s unacceptable for me, so in order to disable HTC’s Messaging application and get the default Windows Mobile one back, I had to install Zenyee Disable HTC Messaging 1.2.CAB which is available in this thread on XDA. After installing that and rebooting, the native text messaging app is back, AND Voice Command’s ability to read incoming text messages aloud to me has returned!

Incidentally, if you’re looking to remove some of HTC’s other customizations and bring your HD2 back to a standard Windows Phone style operating system, that same thread has a lot of other tips for doing so.

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.Read more about Adam Lein!