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TextSecure 2.0.6 without GCM/PUSH

9th April 2014, 11:52 PM   |  #1  
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Many are aware of my recent concern about this app relying on Google proprietary GCM network and spying Google Services Framework.

Here is TextSecure 2.0.6 compiled by myself from source, but without GCM/Push/GSF/Googleplay/Google Account.. No Google services required to use it at all. All other features are preserved including the latest encryption protocols. This is pure SMS with no internet needed. I am sharing this app under GPL3 license.

INSTRUCTIONS: Unzip and install as a regular app. Keep in mind that you have to uninstall previous versions as they are signed with different signature. Just back up your app with Titanium backup and restore data only.

Source: https://github.com/WhisperSystems/TextSecure

Creidt to original developer Moxie Marlinspike.
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11th April 2014, 07:17 PM   |  #2  
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You pretend like it's not possible to use the current version without GCM/GSF installed, which is plain wrong.
It works very well, there is simply a message that tells the user he/she won't be able to use push messages without GCM.
You are basically telling people to trust that you didn't mess with it, instead of trusting Moxie (an accomplished security expert) and Open Whisper Systems.

If you want people to use this, you should release the source code, which you are already required to do by the GPL (https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq...cePostedPublic), add documentation how an identical build can be built and the hash of it.

It's also funny that your "pure SMS with no internet needed" version still requires full internet access in the permissions...
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11th April 2014, 08:35 PM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lindworm

You pretend like it's not possible to use the current version without GCM/GSF installed, which is plain wrong.
It works very well, there is simply a message that tells the user he/she won't be able to use push messages without GCM.
You are basically telling people to trust that you didn't mess with it, instead of trusting Moxie (an accomplished security expert) and Open Whisper Systems.

If you want people to use this, you should release the source code, which you are already required to do by the GPL (https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq...cePostedPublic), add documentation how an identical build can be built and the hash of it.

It's also funny that your "pure SMS with no internet needed" version still requires full internet access in the permissions...

What a pure bull...

I am not telling people to trust me. All I did was remove Push and GCM ability. And all I need to say is what I said in the original post. That's it. Now, here, unlike Google blobs, the app could be decompiled and easily examined.

Now, with each your response, I am more and more convinced that the development is compromised...
Last edited by optimumpro; 11th April 2014 at 09:59 PM.
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