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"Note: Your system does not support SMS/MMS blocking" :unsure: 

 

The above notification can be read when creating a new rule.

My version of Android is 4.4.2. 

HTC Sense v5.5

HTC Software v3.10.401.6

 

Is it really not supported? Will it be supported soon? :blink:

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This was a major change in Android 4.4 which prevents any 3rd party application from tempering with SMS/MMS messages.

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From what Marcos stated, it sounds like Google won't allow it.

 

change in Android 4.4 which prevents

 

 

May have to wait for a new version, or patiently wait for Google to add workarounds for 3d parties ?

Would be interested in some elaboration on this topic as well. :) (Not Google standpoint, but ESET thoughts, plans)

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hxxp://developer.android.com/about/versions/android-4.4.html#SMS

 

 

Beginning with Android 4.4, the system settings allow users to select a "default SMS app." Once selected, only the default SMS app is able to write to the SMS Provider and only the default SMS app receives the SMS_DELIVER_ACTION broadcast when the user receives an SMS or the WAP_PUSH_DELIVER_ACTION broadcast when the user receives an MMS. The default SMS app is responsible for writing details to the SMS Provider when it receives or sends a new message.

Other apps that are not selected as the default SMS app can only read the SMS Provider, but may also be notified when a new SMS arrives by listening for the SMS_RECEIVED_ACTION broadcast, which is a non-abortable broadcast that may be delivered to multiple apps. This broadcast is intended for apps that---while not selected as the default SMS app---need to read special incoming messages such as to perform phone number verification.

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