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Hello all,

I have an issue that I no is not unique, so hopefully someone can help me out here. I need a messaging app that is compatible with the group messaging that is in iOS 5 (iMessage). My gf has an iPhone 4s and regularly creates group messages, which get very annoying for me because I cannot follow the conversation or provide my input, unless i decipher the individual messages and respond to everyone in the group individually. I have tried Handcent SMS (my daily driver), Go SMS Pro, Chomp SMS, and the stock messaging app. None of them seem to replicate it.

There are a few others that I have found through my endless searching such as WhatsApp, but that requires everyone to be using that same app. This wouldnt be an issue for me, except for the fact that getting these people to not use the apple based product is literally impossible.

I have found that verizon messages does actually work with this functionality. Atleast, from reading the comments.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.verizon.messaging.vzmsgs

It doesnt say it is compatable with the Galaxy Nexus, but at one point and time some people managed to get it installed and say that its working fine. I have searched for the .apk to no avail. If anyone has the .apk or a link to it, that would be very helpful. If not, then any other suggestions in getting this functionality would be greatly appreciated.

For reference: My CDMA GNex is running: CND 1.3.2, Franco-v16, w/ full 4.0.4 CDMA/LTE radios. Thanks in advance!

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RC3
 

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I just did that method, tested group messages and works perfectly.
 

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Hello all,

I have an issue that I no is not unique, so hopefully someone can help me out here. I need a messaging app that is compatible with the group messaging that is in iOS 5 (iMessage). My gf has an iPhone 4s and regularly creates group messages, which get very annoying for me because I cannot follow the conversation or provide my input, unless i decipher the individual messages and respond to everyone in the group individually. I have tried Handcent SMS (my daily driver), Go SMS Pro, Chomp SMS, and the stock messaging app. None of them seem to replicate it.

There are a few others that I have found through my endless searching such as WhatsApp, but that requires everyone to be using that same app. This wouldnt be an issue for me, except for the fact that getting these people to not use the apple based product is literally impossible.

I have found that verizon messages does actually work with this functionality. Atleast, from reading the comments.

https://market.andro...essaging.vzmsgs

It doesnt say it is compatable with the Galaxy Nexus, but at one point and time some people managed to get it installed and say that its working fine. I have searched for the .apk to no avail. If anyone has the .apk or a link to it, that would be very helpful. If not, then any other suggestions in getting this functionality would be greatly appreciated.

For reference: My CDMA GNex is running: CND 1.3.2, Franco-v16, w/ full 4.0.4 CDMA/LTE radios. Thanks in advance!

Best,

RC3
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Thanks for the link. I am trying to no avail. I follow the steps but when i hit back I do not get the popup again to choose browser or market, it just goes back t the previous page unfortunately. I have cleared the data of both my browser and market but it behaves the same. Also tried the chrome to phone method. Hopefully I can work it out.

Also, thanks for verifying that it works Moose.
 

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Thanks for the link. I am trying to no avail. I follow the steps but when i hit back I do not get the popup again to choose browser or market, it just goes back t the previous page unfortunately. I have cleared the data of both my browser and market but it behaves the same. Also tried the chrome to phone method. Hopefully I can work it out.

Also, thanks for verifying that it works Moose.
Just tried it myself and getting same results. If anyone gets the .apk, I'd kindly appreciated a link to it :)
I'll be sure to hit the thanks button
 

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Was any1 able to figure this out? I am still trying to download the verizon messages .apk. If anyone has it, can you post a link or send to me.
Thanks
 

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I tried the Google Wallet trick but there was no install option like with wallet. I hate you can't have a real group chat on this device. My wife's rezound works fine with her stock app.

Edit: found it so installed and put it on my drop box. It works but double notifications sucks.

http://db.tt/znuXBCAc

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus running AOKP using the RootzWiki app.
 

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I tried the Google Wallet trick but there was no install option like with wallet. I hate you can't have a real group chat on this device. My wife's rezound works fine with her stock app.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus running AOKP using the RootzWiki app.
It works, I just installed it even though I have no real use for it. Give me a few, I'll post the apk in a bit.

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I just did in the post above yours lol.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus running AOKP using the RootzWiki app.
Nice! I had to finish putting my laundry away.....lol
 

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Thanks for this! So what's up with the double notifications?

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using RootzWiki
Did you try turning off "Notifications" in your stock messaging app Settings?
 

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Ok, so here's the deal. I just started playing with this so forgive me if I just haven't figured it out yet.

I just installed it, I only want to use it for group chats and use my normal messaging app for the rest. After installing this, I'm only getting notifications from the vz app, so I turned off notifications in the vz app, and now I get none when I receive a message. I'd like to get notified from my normal messaging app and not from the vz app. Is this not possible?

Edit: never mind. The other android users I wanted to use this with don't like to troubleshoot, so they gave up on it.

on a side note: I'll be happy when they leave android for apple, they're always complaining about things not working
 
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