When it comes to texting, the iOS stock Messages app is sufficient for the most basic users. But it is seriously lacking in features which can be frustrating for some. And this is why people choose to jailbreak their device. One of the most popular messaging app which can only be found in Cydia is now updated for full iOS 5 compatibility.
So what makes BiteSMS such a popular jailbreak app? Well consider this app to be the stock iOS Messages kicked into overdrive. BiteSMS features some options and functionalities that should have been included in the native messaging app and many more. It has been around since 2008 and it has continued to be highly popular with many users. There are those that jailbreak their device just so they can use BiteSMS. For the uninitiated, here are the features of BiteSMS:
- Quick reply and quick compose.
- Notification privacy and auto forward.
- Passcode lock and delivery reports.
- SMS scheduling with quick smiles, templates and contacts.
- Signature abilities with delay sending and retry on failure functions.
- Quick forwarding of messages and contact picture integration.
If anyone can recall, BiteSMS was formerly released for iOS 5 about three months ago but it was still in the beta stages. It took two months for Delicious Inc. (the developers) to fully make BiteSMS fully compatible for iOS 5 which is now version 6.0. One of the most notable new feature of BiteSMS is the full integration with iOS 5's Notification Center. Quick Reply and Quick Compose have gotten a revamped new look as well.
Here is the official change log for BiteSMS 6.0:
- iOS 5 compatibility with full integration of all iOS 5 features including iMessaging and Notification Center.
- New quick look compose and quick reply.
- New passcode lock feature inside of quick reply.
- New ability to use native messages icon instead of BiteSMS icon.
To use BiteSMS 6.0, you will of course need a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. For users who have installed the iOS 4.3.5 IPSW, you can use our Redsn0w tethered guide. But if it is an untethered jailbreak is what you prefer, go ahead and download the iOS 4.3.3 IPSW and restore. Then use one of the following tools: Redsn0w / Sn0wbreeze / PwnageTool / JailbreakMe. If you are currently running the iOS 5.0 build, then you may use our iOS 5.0 Redsn0w jailbreak guide. For the latest iOS 5.0.1 firmware however, refer to our iOS 5.0.1 Redsn0w jailbreak guide. And if you want to convert your jailbreak to a semi-tethered one, please use our semi-tethered tutorial. [via RedmondPie]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback