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ferrum is an SMS and MMS messenger for Android smartphones.


  • Send and receive text messages (SMS)
  • Send and receive multimedia messages (MMS)
  • Group messaging
  • Customizable colors

ferrum does not support RCS. RCS is not and never will be a goal for ferrum.
See here and my lair for more info on why we don't support RCS.

Installation and usage

For detailed instructions on building ferrum from source, take a peek at COMPILE.md


To contribute to this project, please follow these steps:

  1. Fork the repository.
  2. Create a new branch for your changes.
  3. Make your changes.
  4. Submit a pull request.

To contribute to translations, see the Weblate project.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, version 3.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/.


If you have questions, feel free to send an email If you have found a severe security vulnerability in ferrum, please send a signed and encrypted email to our friend Jess here, using this GPG key. Do not report serious vulnerabilities on the issue tracker. Unencrypted mail regarding serious security vulnerabilities will be ignored and promptly deleted.