100% of contacts have no avatar, MUST the default avatar remain in messenger?


  1. goesonblve

    goesonblve Member

    ok, none of my contacts have photos. i don't want them to have photos either. when i'm using a messenger app, i don't ever seem to have the option of removing the presence of the avatar icon which is that default grey of nothing in particular. i don't need it as a reminder.

    is there any way to remove this grey box?

    HTC ONE S

    * i'm in the middle of updating system
    * current, android 4.0.4 to whatever it's updating to and htc sense 4.1

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    do you have ugly friends? J/k lol ;)
  3. goesonblve

    goesonblve Member

    only on the inside.

    thank god i can't see that in my messenger app too
  4. goesonblve

    goesonblve Member

    updated to

    Android 4.1.1
    HTC Sense 4+

    i also wish they let us change the messenger colors. who wants a white background?! does no one like using their phones in dark places? i hate highlighting my face from below with a stupid smartphone. i want it to be slick, not obtrusive. the girl to my left is not impressed.
  5. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    Then download a different messaging app.
  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

  7. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    Go SMS Pro and Handcent, the usual suspects. They have options to disable showing the avatars.
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  8. goesonblve

    goesonblve Member

    i actually had both of those, but i guess i didn't dig around enough to see those options. i think i'm just going to root this though. tired of bloat
  9. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Root is your friend :) must admit ive never seen the option in Go Sms but then i havent been lookin for it
  10. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    Yes but rooting won't solve the issue. If you plan on removing stock apps like messaging, you could encounter more trouble than not.
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  11. goesonblve

    goesonblve Member

    correct, rooting and removing the messenger will not correct the problem within the messaging app.

    admittedly i am not going to root my phone now. it feels like it requires some effort and i'm a little too busy atm. i downloaded GO SMS and the feature to remove avatars was there, as well as a bunch of other features that actually makes the messenger pleasant to look at. roboto font everywhere.

    it was just that... this made me want to root it > http://blackandroidtheme.com < the urge comes back every so often.
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