CyanogenMod's recent improvements to CM10's messaging app – Quick Message pop-ups and "Quick Reply" functionality in the notification shade – are now available for download in apk form.

If you missed our initial coverage of CM10's latest enhancements to the messaging app (thanks to David von Tonder), here's the short version: the default messaging app in recent CM10 builds includes a feature called Quick Message that, upon receipt of a new SMS message, triggers a handy popup notification that allows users to quickly type up a reply, swipe to other new messages, view the message in the messaging app, or simply dismiss the notification. The app also offers actionable notifications, meaning users can call the contact who sent the SMS (like always), or send a Quick Reply right from the notification tray.

Screenshot_2012-09-04-14-37-06 QuickMessage Screenshot_2012-09-02-11-11-03

Of course, since the downloadable .apk file relies on Jelly Bean functionality, it will only work on Jelly Bean-based ROMs. To get it up and running, users need only download the file and install it as a system app. The easy way to do this is to move the file (using your favorite root-friendly file explorer) to the system/app folder and change the app's permissions to 644 (or rw-r-r) then install. To get the download, just hit the link below.

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  • John

    Nice implementation. Good job CM.

  • Can Temür

    Yeeees Finally like MIUI :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/drivebyjoey Joseph Michael Leiva

    can someone post a mirror?

  • Troy

    Any better download links? All the ones given are ad infested or not available in the us.

    • http://www.facebook.com/drivebyjoey Joseph Michael Leiva

      Go straight to the XDA page.

  • http://www.facebook.com/humptyy Anthony Ryan

    Dumb question but Can you use it on a non cm10 ? Just stock JB like my GNexus? Or nexus 7

    • http://www.facebook.com/drivebyjoey Joseph Michael Leiva

      not a dumb question: I just tried on my stock Gnex, and got FC issues, so its currently nandroid-ing back to my last backup :/

    • http://twitter.com/ArtVandelay440 Art Vandelay

      piece o cake. I pushed it over ADB after renaming to mms.apk, and it worked perfect. I use BAMF Paradigm ROM.

      • http://www.facebook.com/humptyy Anthony Ryan

        I mean on stock ROM though no rooting or anything just 100% stock

        • laduplafatista

          Same as Anthony... Don't wanna root my phone but I'm really interested in this app.

          • Tomi Golob

            lol no ...go root ur phone. Unrooted devices r useless for me...but that's because the talking frog said so and the unicorn cursed me

    • Sileem Farghaly

      Quick reply works on BB (9-4), however, opening the app FCs :/

  • Nikhil

    Good to see this in CM! Although, the same functionality has been available in Go SMS for quite some time now (from JB, of course), and it works really well.

    • Leonel Macias

      It's not the same thing at all. This isn't a popup.

  • Shahin Fadakar

    Still not nearly as versatile as SMS Popup. I can wait.

  • http://www.baronsofbullshit.com/ seriosbrad

    I love how it can wake the screen and re-lock when you close the pop-up or send a message!

  • ruby

    dont work

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      Why? Did you install it properly? XD

      Remember all of CM10 is still nightlies so stuff is guaranteed not to work at stage. Nice when it does work though.

      • blunden

        This has nothing to do with anything being "beta". He simply lacks the prerequisites needed for it to work, mainly the framework additions.

    • http://twitter.com/ArtVandelay440 Art Vandelay


    • blunden

      It needs changes to the framework to work correctly. Unless you are using a recent CM10 build or something based on CM10, it will not work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/drivebyjoey Joseph Michael Leiva

    You know, I tried doing the steps on a rooted stock JB Galaxy Nexus, and kept getting force closes..anyone can help?

  • http://www.linuxdistroreview.com/ Bo

    FYI: It doesn't work on any JB ROM.

    • http://twitter.com/ArtVandelay440 Art Vandelay

      err...what? You do know CM10 is a jelly bean rom, right?

      • http://www.linuxdistroreview.com/ Bo

        Err you do know that CM10 is not the only JB ROM, right?

        • http://twitter.com/ArtVandelay440 Art Vandelay

          Really?! No way!

          • http://www.linuxdistroreview.com/ Bo

            I'm serious! Startling discovery, eh?

          • http://twitter.com/ArtVandelay440 Art Vandelay

            It was just worded kinda funny to where it sounded like you meant this wouldn't work on any JB rom, but obviously it works on any deodexed AOSP variant.

          • http://www.linuxdistroreview.com/ Bo

            :) I wanted to say that it didn't work on the Samsung's JB ROM.

          • http://twitter.com/ArtVandelay440 Art Vandelay

            ah right- because it's odexed by default, and not AOSP. Gotcha

          • http://www.linuxdistroreview.com/ Bo

            It doesn't work even on the deodexed Samsung JB ROM.

          • http://twitter.com/ArtVandelay440 Art Vandelay

            Right- because that isn't AOSP.

          • http://twitter.com/tadejkolino Tadej Rudec

            Doesn't work even on AOSP compiled ROM. It needs some other things in framework.

          • Tomi Golob

            Get a room you two!

          • David

            Actually, a CM developer commented on Google+ saying
            "since there are some framework enhancements to handle this feature, you can't simply drop our messaging.apk into your ROM"

            So it might not work 100% on every rom

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      Works on my CM10 ROM.

  • http://cassidyjames.com Cassidy James

    Holy crap, please don't ever host stuff on that site again. There are 27 different download buttons, and then when you hit one, you get porn popping up on your screen. Even with a popup blocker. Sheesh.

    • xmRipper

      Multiupload creates different mirrors for you, in case of any one deleted, you can use other mirrors. You can also use "Direct download" option to download from Multiupload servers with full speed without waiting. Multiupload is the best service ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=202301834 Eloy Tavera

    Did not work on my rooted Galaxy Nexus running stock Jelly Bean

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    I wonder if this included in the i9100 CM 04/09/2012 nightly?

    PS: I am British so I don't do the annoying thing of swapping the date and month.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      Actually it does, I have enabled it but no-one has called or texted me so I can't test it. :-(

    • Tomi Golob

      god i hate the date swapping thing too...

  • Random Guy

    Nice.Xenon HD has had it since Saturday though.

  • http://twitter.com/ArtVandelay440 Art Vandelay

    They really should add a disclaimer stating you need to be on a Deodexed AOSP variant ROM- this is being made waaaay too difficult.

    adb push ./"Mms.apk" /system/app


  • http://twitter.com/tadejkolino Tadej Rudec

    Copying MMS over from CM isn't exactly a new trick, it was possible in ICS already. But in JB, there are some framework additions for it and it doesn't work that way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MorrisSEX Javier Cárdenas

    Nice. Quite similar to ios' Bite SMS's funcionality. It was something that I missed from my old iPhone. It's what I was looking for!

  • Phistachio

    Nice! But always when I get a message, it never gives me the effect given in the screenshot. No notification in the status bar if you get the message when locked, and the pop up dialog always opens the thread instead of only a popup. Any fix for this?

    • Phistachio

      Nevermind, clearing data worked.

  • abhisahara

    "...change the app's permissions to 644 (or rw-r-r) then install..." well if you paste some apk in the /system/app folder using a root file browser and set the permissions to -rw-r--r-- then the app gets auto installed. You don't have to manually install it. :)

  • mma173

    Guys, speaking of the MMS app, do you know of a modded one that support adding a group of recipients through check boxes.

    and BTY, they should also include a delete button; this will help us fight the spam.

  • maciejek

    o kurwa nie mogę komentować trolololo

  • http://www.facebook.com/zendesher Bahman Zendeh Sher

    It works on my cm10 @ i9100g but after one reboot the old one is appear :D any suggestion?