Official TWRP Recovery Lands on Micromax Canvas Magnus

With the recent release of Android One, Micromax and MediaTek released fully buildable … more

Update Overload: SuperSU Heavily Updated

There are apps and apps out there. Very few can reach the level of popularity required to stay at … more

Lollipop Leak Available for the Sprint Galaxy S5

Since the Android 5.0Lollipop’s official release not too long ago, we’ve seen … more

CPU Spy Gets an Android Lollipop Makeover

At some point in the distant past, you probably heard of CPU Spy for Android by XDARetired … more

Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

[Q] Group SMS App without having contacts stolen

OP sandhuxda

23rd February 2013, 01:44 AM   |  #1  
sandhuxda's Avatar
OP Senior Member
San Francisco
Thanks Meter: 8
 
116 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jul 2010
More
Are there any group sms apps that do not steal contacts? The big ones, handcent and Go SMS, both want you to create an account - which I imagine is to suck out your contact list.
23rd February 2013, 02:00 PM   |  #2  
KennyG123's Avatar
RC-RT Committee / Senior Moderator / Spider-Mod
Flag Right behind you!
Thanks Meter: 27,007
 
28,775 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2010
Donate to Me
More
Please read forum rules before posting
Questions and help issues go in Q&A
Thread moved
Thank you for your cooperation
Friendly Neighborhood Moderator
24th February 2013, 08:31 AM   |  #3  
thesoldier's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 184
 
926 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2012
More
Re: [Q] Group SMS App without having contacts stolen
Umm 4.2 AOSP MMS has group messaging. What do you mean they try to steal your contacts? I've used gosms without creating an account.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
24th February 2013, 04:56 PM   |  #4  
rodstar87's Avatar
Member
Flag Brooklyn
Thanks Meter: 21
 
46 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2011
More
Re: [Q] Group SMS App without having contacts stolen
Quote:
Originally Posted by sandhuxda

Are there any group sms apps that do not steal contacts? The big ones, handcent and Go SMS, both want you to create an account - which I imagine is to suck out your contact list.

I use handcent and I've never created an account just to send a group message. What exactly do you mean by "stealing" contacts.

Sent from outer space from my Mars Curiosity Rover.
24th February 2013, 10:55 PM   |  #5  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 12
 
133 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2010
I use handcent and they do not require you to create an account. Just swipe left or right on handcent.
25th February 2013, 01:47 AM   |  #6  
sweeds's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Boston
Thanks Meter: 78
 
309 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jul 2011
More
Re: [Q] Group SMS App without having contacts stolen
OP is referring to a (potential) security breach when using a secondary sms service like whatsapp. Gosms and Handcent are just third-party sms software.

As per your answer, the later mentioned apps should have group mms. And I can confirm 4.2 AOSP mms has working group mms, but requires more work to get it running.

Sent via SGS3 using Tapatalk
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes