Originally Posted by ImADev
@Walter Bishop I'm using Hangouts 18.0.150813355 with XHangouts v2.17-h18 and it prevents the forced upgrade. There isn't a notification or anything.
Do you mean that after clearing your data SMS conversations are missing? If you do then enable "show debug options" within XHangouts, restart Hangouts and then select debug from the top right of the screen and you'll find the option to re-import SMS.
Well getting my messages back is simple anyways because as soon as i give access to contacts and try to send a new message all my old sms and call history are synced like when you do a new install of hangouts. I am just concerned that this specialty version of xhangouts is no longer viable as it stands. clearing my data was only a temperary fix anyways, as a couple of hours later or a couple messages, not sure what triggers it, I was forced to update or clear my data again. But thanks for your input, I like your way of getting my sms back better than having to wait.