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shiverz07

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Ah ok. So would this be considered a third party app by whatsapp? I Don't want to receive a permanent ban

WhatsApp plus? I know a little about it but I assume it's not official WhatsApp? This why they banned you? We only theme the official WhatsApp so no banning.

I'm no expert on this but I don't think it would/should be. Whatsapp+ was heavily modified like hiding last seen, ticks and the main thing theming. The changes in these blackout versions are only aesthetics i.e. icons colours. So I don't think they would be able to detect anyone using it.
 

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I never remember youtube constantly updating. I know it was Google search and chrome giving a hassle

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YouTube has consistently updated biweekly for the past 9 months as they will be implementing a new pay to stream service much like play music. Youtube is garbage much like 99% of google's apps. Personally I think android will be moving further away from it's dependency on Google and hopefully completely separate itself from that horrible company.

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YouTube has consistently updated biweekly for the past 9 months as they will be implementing a new pay to stream service much like play music. Youtube is garbage much like 99% of google's apps. Personally I think android will be moving further away from it's dependency on Google and hopefully completely separate itself from that horrible company.

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Cyanogen & Microsoft are hoping that you are right - Can't say that I agree... Was there ever a Monopolistic Co. that was liked ?
 

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Cyanogen & Microsoft are hoping that you are right - Can't say that I agree... Was there ever a Monopolistic Co. that was liked ?
I personally have no issues with Google other then they code their apps so badly and update for no reason. I can list many things I love about Google apps. It's exactly what I wanted in a device, UNITY! One log in for mostly all my apps is just one thing I love. So people can look at the bad and make their decisions on Google but theirs far more good they have done them bad I've seen.

My .02¢
 

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I personally have no issues with Google other then they code their apps so badly and update for no reason. I can list many things I love about Google apps. It's exactly what I wanted in a device, UNITY! One log in for mostly all my apps is just one thing I love. So people can look at the bad and make their decisions on Google but theirs far more good they have done them bad I've seen.

My .02¢


I agree. Not sure about Android moving away from Google as without Google there is no Android. All it takes is for Google to decide to stop updating android and its dead.


CM needs to think about that to be honest. If google stops pushing things to AOSP then CM is dead in the water.
 

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I personally have no issues with Google other then they code their apps so badly and update for no reason. I can list many things I love about Google apps. It's exactly what I wanted in a device, UNITY! One log in for mostly all my apps is just one thing I love. So people can look at the bad and make their decisions on Google but theirs far more good they have done them bad I've seen.

My .02¢
I have to agree.

The constant updates are just crap.... But the apps themselves.... Love them. One login for Pc, ✆ and tablet.

As much as people complain..... I see Google apps being used 10x more than any other app with the same service or function....

I hope Google works out their update procedure (I think they do it on propose to mess with devs and themers).... But i plan to stay with them for the long haul.

Edit: hmmmm?? Anyone know how I made that little ✆ symbol appear in the first paragraph?

Edit 2: don't know how I did again lol.. Oh well.... Weird lol
 
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I just like having the option of choice. I don't want or need play services on my phone, yet it won't work without it. I have no issue with any company really. I just don't like being totally reliant on 1 company's choices. Updates, fugly design, and bad coding aside, I dislike having all my apps run through play services.

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I have to agree.

The constant updates are just crap.... But the apps themselves.... Love them. One login for Pc, ✆ and tablet.

As much as people complain..... I see Google apps being used 10x more than any other app with the same service or function....

I hope Google works out their update procedure (I think they do it on propose to mess with devs and themers).... But i plan to stay with them for the long haul.

Edit: hmmmm?? Anyone know how I made that little ✆ symbol appear in the first paragraph?

Edit 2: don't know how I did again lol.. Oh well.... Weird lol
What you like about google, I despise. Lol. I don't use any google apps besides search. And I hate gnow. I don't want or need any apps following my every move. Lol

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I just like having the option of choice. I don't want or need play services on my phone, yet it won't work without it. I have no issue with any company really. I just don't like being totally reliant on 1 company's choices. Updates, fugly design, and bad coding aside, I dislike having all my apps run through play services.

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What you like about google, I despise. Lol. I don't use any google apps besides search. And I hate gnow. I don't want or need any apps following my every move. Lol

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Yeah but that's the case with any OS you pic really. Unless you make your own then you rely on them for just about everything.

I agree with gnow. Never had a use for it.

As for being followed well as long as your on the grid you are followed. Gotta love the patriot act everyone voted in during times of fear.
 

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Yeah but that's the case with any OS you pic really. Unless you make your own then you rely on them for just about everything.

I agree with gnow. Never had a use for it.

As for being followed well as long as your on the grid you are followed. Gotta love the patriot act everyone voted in during times of fear.
I know there is no easy fix, but I hate even being given the option to sign in with non google apps by using Google. My google account is a bunko account. Fake name fake address. Never checked gmail or have opened any email to there. If google did away with play services, which f/c's non stop and drains battery more than anything, I would be happier. I can deal with signing in to every google app everything I use it. Small price imhop.

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I know there is no easy fix, but I hate even being given the option to sign in with non google apps by using Google. My google account is a bunko account. Fake name fake address. Never checked gmail or have opened any email to there. If google did away with play services, which f/c's non stop and drains battery more than anything, I would be happier. I can deal with signing in to every google app everything I use it. Small price imhop.

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I have never had any issues with the play services fc at all. I have had Google email now since I was like 15 as my primary account after I ditched yahoo due to crap spam filters.

To Me I just accept that if I use their OS that I would use their apps mostly. Mind you I only use gmail and then play store for Google apps.
 

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I know there is no easy fix, but I hate even being given the option to sign in with non google apps by using Google. My google account is a bunko account. Fake name fake address. Never checked gmail or have opened any email to there. If google did away with play services, which f/c's non stop and drains battery more than anything, I would be happier. I can deal with signing in to every google app everything I use it. Small price imhop.

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I have disabled like 45 google play services. No more battery drain. The only drawback is having to manually check gmail and hangouts. Which I don't mind one bit. I easily get over 6hrs sot with my nexus 6 now. I hate google play. Lol.

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I have disabled like 45 google play services. No more battery drain. The only drawback is having to manually check gmail and hangouts. Which I don't mind one bit. I easily get over 6hrs sot with my nexus 6 now. I hate google play. Lol.

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Lol I don't mind Google Play but to be honest I seldom use it really. Don't think I have installed anything new in over a year. Heck my home screen has not even changed in that long lol. My phone is a tool for communication so I don't play games or anything really. Mostly calls, text, email. SOT doesn't bother me. I can get about 2 days on a single charge. But mind you that's maybe with 2 hours screen on time.
 
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With all that said...im a big fan of google. Far more than any of the other options out there. Fugly can be fixed, the choices are endless and anyone with half a brain can make their device look and act how they want. And of course teams like this here can make that process a whole lot easier.
 
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I'm no expert on this but I don't think it would/should be. Whatsapp+ was heavily modified like hiding last seen, ticks and the main thing theming. The changes in these blackout versions are only aesthetics i.e. icons colours. So I don't think they would be able to detect anyone using it.
Btw has the latest version for whatsapp been themed? The wrecktangles one I have is 2.11.505 and it says when I open whatsapp that it will need to be upgraded in 23 days. The latest is 2.12.5. Any ideas?
 

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Btw has the latest version for whatsapp been themed? The wrecktangles one I have is 2.11.505 and it says when I open whatsapp that it will need to be upgraded in 23 days. The latest is 2.12.5. Any ideas?
Yep you have 23 days before you need an update. Plenty of time before then. Patience might get rewarded but nothing sooner.
 

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