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[Q] Running old Facebook Messenger with SMS in KitKat

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By wwboynton, Junior Member on 10th March 2014, 06:19 AM
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For ages, I held on to the old version of Facebook's messenger in order to retain the SMS chat head functionality. However, this was always a finicky feature as it would disappear depending on the model of phone and OS version detected.

When I loaded the APK onto my newly 4.4-flashed phone (CM11 based), it no longer gave the option to use SMS. With the advent of the default SMS app system in 4.4, I worry that the app wouldn't work at all, even if I fooled it into revealing the option to toggle SMS on.

Are there suggestions? If I modified the contents of the manifest to work with my phone and android version, would the archaic SMS handling system even work under 4.4?

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14th March 2014, 05:07 AM |#2  
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Sad, four-day bump.
28th March 2014, 09:08 PM |#3  
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Bump....please help. I need FB SMS on KitKat.
26th May 2014, 09:08 PM |#4  
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I have been searching for this as well.. Hope someone can let us know how to get this to work. Thanks!
13th August 2014, 01:32 AM |#5  
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bump.. same problem here
28th April 2015, 10:53 PM |#6  
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Biggest of bumps. I've been at this for quite a long time, but still no info. The lat stable rom for my GT-i9300 can only be KitKat based. Though I don't think that Lollipop would be any different regarding this issue. And I reeeeally don't want to get back to JellyBean. Anyone found out anything?
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