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[Xposed][ICS+] XVoicePlus - Voice+ with Xposed

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5th January 2014, 07:25 PM   |  #1  
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This module was previously developed by runnirr.

A majority of the information in the original post has been moved here:
Wiki on github

Alpha and beta testers needed!
If you're willing to communicate with me directly to test new features and/or ensure compatibility with your particular device and ROM feel free to PM me. I'd prefer to communicate via messaging on either hangouts or skype. I'm especially looking for people using Sense or Touchwiz based ROMs, but anyone can be helpful. If you can take a logcat and willing to test a barrage of experimental builds, I WANT YOU!

My own testing will take place on:
Nexus 7 2013 (FLO)
Dirty Unicorns DU_flo_4.4.4_20140826.v7.9-TESTBUILD
3.4.0-ElementalX-N7-2.14
XPosed + Nexus 7 SMS Enabler


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So this is my first post releasing anything so hopefully this goes well.
Introduction
I exclusively use Google Voice for texting but find the features of other sms apps to be much better than the Google Voice apps. It seems other do as well since it is built into Cyanogenmod now. I decided to go back to stock and missed the option of using other sms apps with Google Voice. This is based largely off the Voice+ module from Cyanogenmod, but implements its own hooks to know when an sms message is being sent, or Google Voice message is being received.

Installation
  • Install Google Voice from the play store if you don't have it already
  • Install the XVoice+ apk from the downloads section at the end of this post
  • Enable XVoice+ in Xposed
  • Run the XVoice+ app and select your Google Voice account
  • Disable "Text Notifications" in the Google Voice app settings to avoid double notifications
  • Reboot your phone to enable the Xposed module
Note: It my take a few minutes after rebooting before your messages start showing in your sms app of choice. A toast will show when the service is up and running.

On a tablet
I don't have a modern tablet but @Link_of_Hyrule put together a small guide about how he got it working.
https://plus.google.com/102556815242...ts/YyFVaTQrPmi
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=606

Screenshot
Screenshot


How it works
Sending
The VoicePlusService runs on startup and listens for a NEW_OUTGOING_SMS so that it knows when a message is being sent. Cyanogenmod made this a system-wide intent, but it is not available on all other roms. Instead, I made my own intent.
I hook all outgoing sms messages through the SmsManager and stops them from being sent. Instead I send my custom NEW_OUTGING_SMS intent that is picked up by the OutgoingSmsReceiver which then starts the VoicePlusService. The handling of sending the message via Google Voice is the same logic used in the Cyanogenmod app.

Receiving
Receiving message is done by hooking into the Google Voice app's PushNotificationReceiver. This means that we know of the message as soon as the Google Voice app does. Conveniently, this notification happens even when notifications in Google Voice are turned off, so you don't need to briefly see the Google Voice notification, have it disappear, and then see the sms notification.
Once we see we have an incoming Google Voice message, we broadcast another custom intent that is picked up by a IncomingVoiceReceiver which starts the VoicePlusService.The service then handles the message and broadcasts a system wide RECEIVED_SMS intent that is used by all sms applications.

Side Effects
Because of the way some system apps are being overwrote, I expect that some things will break.
  • All outoging SMS messages from apps that use the SmsManager will be intercepted and sent via Google Voice. To send via your carrier, select "Disable" within XVoice+
  • The app grants itself permission for BROADCAST_SMS which does not appear in the list of permission since it is a system level permission.
  • The app grants itself WRITE_SMS permisson on 4.4+ so that it can save messages in the sms history

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Downloads
Please try one of the latest Experimental Builds if you would like to test new features or help smash bugs!

2.5RC1 - XVoicePlus-v2.5-RC1.apk
Changelog -

  • Support for Sense and Touchwiz based ROMs
  • Added sync settings (Reduces data usage)
  • Slightly reduced memory usage
  • Fixes potential memory leak when sync settings are disabled
Known Issues -
  • Receiving emoji causes apps to crash
  • Receiving long messages causes apps to crash
  • Occasional outgoing message duplication, especially during polling and reboots.

2.4.2 - XVoicePlus2.4.2.apk

Source
Repository on Github

Enjoy and please leave any feedback.

XDA:DevDB Information
[Xposed][ICS+] XVoicePlus - Voice+ with Xposed, Xposed for all devices (see above for details)

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B2OJustin, runnirr
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Version Information
Status: Snapshot
Current Stable Version: 2.4.2
Stable Release Date: 2014-04-30
Current Beta Version: 2.5RC1
Beta Release Date: 2014-09-03

Created 2014-08-31
Last Updated 2014-09-03
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Great work, keep up dev
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Was always looking for something like this. Will try it out. Thanks

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Was always looking for something like this. Will try it out. Thanks

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No problem. I would be interested in your experience using it (basically if it works for you or not) or other feedback you have.
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Awesome! I've been looking forward to something like this and I'm installing it right now. I'm running an N5 on 4.4.2. I'll post feedback as I have it.

I had a few questions:

1) Should we keep the Google Voice app installed and running?
2) If so, is the best way to not get dual notifications by disabling notifications via app info for Google Voice or disabling text notifications within the Google Voice app (so as to still get voicemail notifications)? Or maybe something else?


My initial testing looks like this works perfectly (tested with Hangouts and Textra)!
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Originally Posted by SeanA208

Awesome! I've been looking forward to something like this and I'm installing it right now. I'm running an N5 on 4.4.2. I'll post feedback as I have it.

I had a few questions:

1) Should we keep the Google Voice app installed and running?
2) If so, is the best way to not get dual notifications by disabling notifications via app info for Google Voice or disabling text notifications within the Google Voice app (so as to still get voicemail notifications)? Or maybe something else?


My initial testing looks like this works perfectly (tested with Hangouts and Textra)!

1) Yes the google voice app needs to stay installed. I hook into its notifcation system to know when new messages come in.
2) Disabling "Text notifications" in the Google Voice works and is simple. I don't know if there is another way that works. I assume voice mail messages will still come in correctly (I haven't had one since I've been running this)
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Galaxy note 2 on sprint (sph-l900). My Google voice number is my sprint number.

My problem has always been that messages I send through the web never appear in the stock messaging app. With your module, it's a little better... I can get those messages that I send from the Web on my phone if and only if the recipient replies to the message before I send a message from my phone. For instance, if I send a message via the Web and immediately send another message via the hangouts app, the web message never gets synched to the hangouts app.

Otherwise, this is a fantastic module, something I can use daily. Thanks!
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I use sliding messaging as it has Google Voice integration but there has always been problems with the way it receives gv sms. Is there any way to help the integration with that....maybe work with the team?

I use my regular text for personal business and the gv text for work. It's all integrated in the same app, Sliding Messaging... But receiving has never really worked properly...

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Originally Posted by chirisu

Galaxy note 2 on sprint (sph-l900). My Google voice number is my sprint number.

My problem has always been that messages I send through the web never appear in the stock messaging app. With your module, it's a little better... I can get those messages that I send from the Web on my phone if and only if the recipient replies to the message before I send a message from my phone. For instance, if I send a message via the Web and immediately send another message via the hangouts app, the web message never gets synched to the hangouts app.

Otherwise, this is a fantastic module, something I can use daily. Thanks!

I was able to reproduce that scenario (without Sprint integration). I'll look into it. This is likely a problem with CyanogenMod's version as well.

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Originally Posted by ahrion

I use sliding messaging as it has Google Voice integration but there has always been problems with the way it receives gv sms. Is there any way to help the integration with that....maybe work with the team?

I use my regular text for personal business and the gv text for work. It's all integrated in the same app, Sliding Messaging... But receiving has never really worked properly...

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It is possible but it would be out of scope for this module. Also, it looks like Sliding Messaging is a paid app so I won't be looking into it. If another developer is interested in solving this use case, I can provide more information on how this one works.

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