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[Q] ChatSecure on Cyanogenmod (no Gapps): can't connect using Google Account

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By Feathers McGraw, Junior Member on 8th February 2014, 09:41 PM
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Hi all,

I've been trying to remove as much proprietary software as possible from my Nexus 7 2013 LTE (deb). I re-flashed CM11 and didn't install Gapps.

I usually use Hangouts; I was hoping to use ChatSecure to connect using my Google account instead but it won't let me log in (if I click add Google account I get a popup with "Account type" that is otherwise empty).

Is there some dependency that ChatSecure needs to be able to use a Google account? Does anyone know how to use a google account with CatSecure without Gapps?


8th September 2014, 12:22 AM |#2  
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I know I'm reviving an old thread. I also have the same problem and googling has not yielded satisfactory results.

Anyone else experience the same problem? I have version 13.1.2 of chatsecure from F-Droid installed on CM11. Its the same problem, I tap account type, and a blank popup with header Account Type appears.


---------- Post added at 11:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:31 PM ----------

Ah, that is a bit of a fail. It seems the google account has to already be set up on the device. This means that if we want to operate our Android device without linking anything to Google Chatsecure wont be of any use. I have in stead opted to use Xabber. Pity, as there are many reasons to prefer Chatsecure.


---------- Post added 8th September 2014 at 12:22 AM ---------- Previous post was 7th September 2014 at 11:41 PM ----------

Apologies, another update. ChatSecure can be used with Google Talk even if the google account is not registered on the android device.

I added the Google Talk account as an XMPP account, port 5222 on So both Xabber and ChatSecure should work without any issues.

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good app. I use it instead of fb messenger too.
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