TeamBlackedOut are a group of app inverters who make black and clear versions of some of your favorite apps. They do everything they can to keep their apps updated. If you’re worried about the security of using a modded app, trust me. The only thing they change in an app is the colors. Here’s a little guide on how to get their apps running on your Android device.
You need to have a custom recovery to flash the BlackedOut Version of Google Apps. Root is not required
Android device must be version 4.0.4 or newer

    1. Download The official TBO Updater app here. This app will help you keep up with all the TeamBlackedOut news and download their apps with ease.image
    2. Select the app you want to install. For this guide I’m going to use the Google Play Store.imageYou’ll notice there are 3 versions of it listed in the app:
      • Black Play Store: If you have a version before Android 4.4 “KitKat”
      • Black Play Store KK: Any ROM with Android Version 4.4.x
      • Black Play Store LP-MM-N: Any Android version 5.0.x and up
        Just click on the version you need and click the download button


    3. Flash it via recovery. When your app is finished downloading, you will see a screen like this:
      Just click yes and when your recovery boots, find the download and install it
    4. If the app in question is a system app, you will have to go into App info>Uninstall Updates

Keeping the app from updating:

If you want the app to remain BlackedOut it cannot update. To prevent this go to its play store entry, click the 3 dots and untick Auto-Update. This will keep the app from updating without your knowledge. This cannot be done with the Play Store but can be done with apps such as Google Search and Hangouts

There is another method that’s far more thorough but it requires root, Titanium Backup and its Pro Key, which is $5.99. This is a bit expensive but Titanium Backup is a great app to have for any root user. To completely remove the app from your update list:

  1. Go into Titanium Backup and click Backup/Restore
  2. Search for the app and click on it
  3. In “Special Features”, click Detach from Market
  4. You should be done. The app will no longer appear in the Play Store to update.
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