Android Question [SOLVED] android.provider.Telephony.SMS_RECEIVED not fired


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I had made an app which does not handle the SMS but must be activated when a SMS is received. I had complaints from people who installed Google's Messenger that the app won't work.

I have installed the Messenger's app and I can only confirm : my service never starts when the SMS is received. The phone where I have tried is running Jelly Bean 4.2.2

Here is what I did put in the Manifest :

<action android:name="android.provider.Telephony.SMS_RECEIVED" />
Please do you understand why the simple installation of an app overwrites the broadcast receiver and perhpas, what I could do to be sure my service would start ?

Many thanks
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