[UNIFIED]Dialer and messaging app discussion thread

  1. Sumit.Dahiya
    Gingerbread Oct 21, 2020

    Sumit.Dahiya , Oct 21, 2020 :
    Moderator edit:

    The OnePlus 8t,and the Nord also, was advertised to be released with the Google communications suite.
    If you want to make a request to oneplus, please use the feedback page
    Please don't create duplicate threads. Use this thread for discussion

    why OnePlus phone and messages app not present in 8T? I don't like these Google stock apps.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 22, 2020

  2. ShaviSuri
    Froyo Nov 11, 2020

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    ShaviSuri , Nov 11, 2020 :
    Hey everyone!!

    Greetings from my side. We were trying hard to get 100% working oneplus dialer and messaging app in oneplus 8t. and Yes, We have successfully done it.

    I am very happy to share the guide with you all

    WITHOUT ANY ROOT METHOD: (Credits to someone anonymous help for non-rooted)

    -Please download this OnePlus Dialer: Link

    -Install it and open it, set as default.

    -Give all required permissions only.

    -Enjoy guys, this dialer app has no bugs at all.

    -If you want to use OnePlus contacts and message app please download them from old method below, these two has 1 minor bug which is not noticeable in daily life, So enjoy them at fullest without rooting your device.

    - OnePlus Apps v1.0 Module
    -Your own responsibility before following the all steps

    To root your device with magisk please follow this amazing guide by @DroidFreak32 :

    - https://forum.xda-developers.com/oneplus-8t/how-to/guide-how-to-root-oneplus8t-kb2001-t4178675

    NEW METHOD(Recommended): Big thanks to @shadowstep for your contribution and providing us this amazing module.

    1. Download OnePlus Apps v1.0 Module from the above link.

    2. Open Magisk App and select it to flash.

    3. You will get Option which app you want to install from all three apps(Contacts, Dialer, and Messaging).

    Because few users do not want to install all of them together and only want to install a particular app.

    4. You can select them using volume keys: Volume Up for Yes, Volume Down for No. (Refer Screenshot for better understanding).


    5. Reboot and voila, Apps has been installed successfully.

    6. Please make them default apps and give all required permissions.

    7. Clear Catch for dialer/messages/contact app before using them.

    8. You are ready to go. Thank you.

    Points to be noted:

    -These apps are not permanently stored in the system storage because we cannot write in the android 11 system, So do not remove/disable magisk. Wait for TWRP to come up.

    - No need to disable Module while doing OTA.

    -You will not face any issues while using these apps. Reboot will not remove these apps unless you remove/disable the magisk module manually.

    - If OnePlus dialer comes with your 8T and call recording is locked in your country, please download this app and enable it without even rooting your device. (This point is not for google dialer users).

    - Same as other OnePlus phones, you can see the recording files in the dialer settings itself (Find out screenshots below) OR

    Path: android/data/com.oneplus.communication.data/files/Record/PhoneRecord

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    [STRIKE]Please download the required dialer apk from this link:


    If you need messaging and contact app as well. I have shared it in the above link.

    - Download the Busybox Module in magisk

    Open the hamburger menu again like before, then head to "Downloads." In the search bar, do a search for the term "busybox" to locate the next module for this guide. Tap the download arrow once, then go to "Install" to start the install process. Once finished, tap the back arrow to return to the previous screen.

    -Download the App Systemizer Module

    In the search bar for the "Downloads" section, do another search for the term "app systemizer," then repeat the process like before to get the module installed. Once this one finishes installing, you can go ahead and hit the "Reboot" button at the bottom to restart your device.

    -Install the Terminal App

    To use the App Systemizer module you downloaded in Step 3, you'll first need to access a terminal. The module is entirely command-line based, which is why you also needed the Busybox module — it allows you to use more advanced commands with superuser permissions.

    Play Store Link: Termux

    -Store the dialer in some of your specific location which is provided in the above google drive link.

    -Systemize the OnePlus Phone App

    Open the Termux app, then type in the command below, followed by: (Please do not use " in all steps below commands)

    1. "su"

    When you're prompted to do so, tap the "Grant" option to give Termux full superuser privileges to your system.

    2. Now that your superuser permissions have been granted, type in the next command followed by enter.


    This command will immediately launch the App Systemizer module interface for the first time. This is easily the best way you can turn any user-installed app into a system app with minimal effort.

    3. Choose option 3 only which is via .apk (Choice 1 & 2 not working in our 8T). Choice 3 was the best way to make the dialer work in 8T.

    4. Now give the apk location. For me, I have placed the apk directly into storage. Enter the following line.


    5. Now type 2 to install to /system/priv-app and then reboot the device.

    6. Please make oneplus dialer as default phone dialer. It is very important step.

    7. Now app has installed successfully. Please disable google dialer for now.

    8. Please give all permissions to oneplus dialer from phone settings(calls logs,contacts,files and media,microphone, phone,SMS)

    If you are facing any issue in using systemizer app, please prefer this link . This link also contains screenshots for first few steps.[/STRIKE]

    If you have followed all the steps carefully, You will have a working oneplus dialer with call recording. You can enable call recording from dialer settings.

    I am attaching the screenshots for your reference and I will keep updating the guide for better understanding, so please do not create multiple guides with the same steps.

    It is 100% tested and working fine. If you will face any bug, Please let everyone know in the comments below.

    Telegram: t.me/OnePlus8T5G

    Special thanks to: @sansanc , Abhay Singh Gill, KunalShah and @Bewildered Wolf

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 5, 2021

  3. KeepTransisting
    The Lab - OnePlus 7 Pro Reviewer Oct 21, 2020

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  5. gazz1701
    Jelly Bean Oct 21, 2020

  6. Sumit.Dahiya
    Gingerbread Oct 22, 2020

    Sumit.Dahiya , Oct 22, 2020 :
    little tweaks done by OnePlus on their apps were very handy features. there's nothing special in Google apps.

  7. Madanlal Mewada
    Donut Oct 22, 2020

    Madanlal Mewada , via OnePlus 8T , Oct 22, 2020 :
    Dear oneplus,
    It's very nice that u have integrated with Google for full immersion into there vision,but as an OnePlus fan /user we are interested in your products and not Google's ..if we needed the Google phone and messaging app so badly we would have downloaded it externally or would have proudly bought an pixel phone...as of today there's no much difference in price of your products as well as pixels..
    Please be generous to your user and don't make
    Such decision.
    Kindly bring back the OnePlus phone and messaging app.
    Or kindly give us link to download them externally..

    With regards
    OnePlus fan.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 22, 2020

  8. shivpkapila57
    Gingerbread Oct 22, 2020

    shivpkapila57 , via OnePlus 8T , Oct 22, 2020 :
    I have noticed that one plus dialer app and one plus messaging app is missing on 8t
    . It has been replaced with default Google aaps.
    Does one plus remove these apps or it's just my device which is not showing apps.

  9. shubhamjain.mech
    Donut Oct 22, 2020

  10. Rajendra.Bhat
    Jelly Bean Oct 22, 2020

    Rajendra.Bhat , Oct 22, 2020 :
    I think OP messages app is available in the play store.

  11. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Oct 22, 2020

    Dresa91 , Oct 22, 2020 :
    short answer: no.

  12. shubhamjain.mech
    Donut Oct 22, 2020

  13. shubhamjain.mech
    Donut Oct 22, 2020

  14. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Oct 22, 2020

    Dresa91 , Oct 22, 2020 :
    because since OnePlus Nord OnePlus is using these Google apps...

  15. shubhamjain.mech
    Donut Oct 22, 2020

    shubhamjain.mech , via OnePlus 8T , Oct 22, 2020 :
    Does that means these will be remain same forever there is no chance that in near future these will be changed to one plus apps like before

  16. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Oct 22, 2020

    Dresa91 , Oct 22, 2020 :
    Ask OnePlus.
    This is a user forum.
    Users usually don't know the plans of a company.

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  17. Sheppards
    Jelly Bean Oct 22, 2020


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  20. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Oct 22, 2020

    Dresa91 , Oct 22, 2020 :
    No team here. Why don't you understand that this is a user forum?

    here you go: https://forums.oneplus.com/feedback/create?type=2&node_id=314

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  21. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Oct 22, 2020

    Dresa91 , Oct 22, 2020 :
    No team here. Why don't you understand that this is a user forum?

    here you go: https://forums.oneplus.com/feedback/create?type=2&node_id=314