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

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  1. goesonblve

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    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 ;)
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  3. goesonblve

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    only on the inside.

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

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    updated to

    Android 4.1.1
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    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

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    Then download a different messaging app.
     
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    Examples? :)
     
  7. chanchan05

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    Go SMS Pro and Handcent, the usual suspects. They have options to disable showing the avatars.
     
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    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
     
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    Root is your friend :) must admit ive never seen the option in Go Sms but then i havent been lookin for it
     
  10. chanchan05

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    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

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    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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