Few years earlier, Blackberry ruled the smartphone market and almost everyone felt Blackberry devices as a status icon. Most of them just bought the Blackberry devices just to use the best hardware keyboard and the BBM messenger which is one of the best and fast messenger in the smartphone world. Rolling on with the years, the Blackberry devices have been replaced with Android devices and iPhones which came with a hell lot of features bringing down the sales of Blackberry. However, BBM messenger is the one thing that hung on along the years and Blackberry finally launched it on Android and iOS app markets.
Considering the popularity of BBM messenger among the Android users, @atnfas_hoak of XDA had tweaked the app to add few more features to the existing BBM app. The GBBM V1.15 is built on the BBM V188.8.131.52 app which is the latest version available in the Google Playstore. GBBM let’s you backup and restore the chats which is a great advantage over the stock BBM app. Another advantage of this mod is to hide the read status “R” from the chats which is a real life-saver for many users.
Apart from these features, you can completely change the appearance of the app by changing the backgrounds, changing colors of various segments of the layout. You can find all the theme options from the appearance settings of the GBBM settings. With all the available options, you can literally change the entire look and feel of the app to suit your requirement.
The complete list of additional features added in the GBBM app is given below:
- Backup/Restore chats.
- Hide Read status.
- Change conversation bubble shape.
- Customize backgrounds.
- Change colors of notification icons.
- Change icons and copy nickname & status.
The GGBM mod is the modified BBM app, so you don’t need any root permissions or recovery to install the app. You can directly grab the app from the download link below and install it just like any other app. Before installing the app, you need to allow installation of apps from unknown sources. To do this, you have to enable the Unknown sources option from the security settings of the app. Download the GBBM mod from the download link below: