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Play Prank on Your Friends by Sending Them Anonymous Flash Message Using Your iPhone :P

Yep, just like Nokia and Samsung phones, you can also send Flash SMS from your iPhone and can play funny pranks on your friends :D For those who don't know, Flash message is the one which is not stored in your phone's inbox but is displayed directly on its screen. Now here is a catch, other cellphones OS including Symbian, Android and Java lets you to view the cell number of sending party but iOS has a bug which keeps sending person anonymous ;)

Steps to Send Anonymous Flash SMS From a Jailbroken iPhone:

  1. Open Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone and add the following repo:

    iPhoneDelivery Repo

  3. Search and install iPhoneDelivery app.
  4. iPhoneDelivery

  5. Once installed, go to Settings -> Messages and set Delivery report to Flash. Also turn Character Count ON.
  6. iPhone (Flash SMS)

  7. Go to Messages app and create a new message. Type your message with an exclamation mark ! in start and send it to any iPhone user you want :P In this case, its my boss :P
  8. Type Flash Message

  9. This is how Flash message will appear on my boss's iPhone :P
  10. Flash Message on iPhone

WARNING: You can send a Flash message of max 160 characters. Sending a message with more than 160 characters will be received as a normal text message :P

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    Brecht Belmans7 years, 8 months ago

    My sms don’t work anymore.

    Luca8 years, 5 months ago

    How can I do this when my iPhone is not a jailbreak? I really want to be able to send these kind of messages.

    matty8 years, 5 months ago

    i’ve read that this option has been canceled 

    minibronya8 years, 8 months ago

    I have ios 6.1 and the settings don’t have a delivery report option?

      Marcello8 years, 2 months ago

      Why not show menu delivery report ?I have iphone 4 version 6.1.2 

    Nucker8 years, 8 months ago

    Does it work on 6.1? If does please tell how! thanks

    Tim9 years, 2 months ago

    doesnt work on the new ios 5.1.1… any help?

    Nutcracker9 years, 9 months ago

    didnt work for me! im using iOS 4.3.3. Whenever i send a flash message, it is received as a normal message.

    GM9 years, 10 months ago

    Does it work on ios 5 ??

      Patrick9 years, 10 months ago


      I believe the app was recently updated for iOS 5, although it seems to not work very well with iMessage.

        Yapisaac979 years, 6 months ago

        I still cant get in on my 4s running ios 5.0.1

      Olivier Verbeke9 years, 9 months ago

      I don’ think the iPhonedelivery works with iOS5 becouse when you install te advinux repo and afterwards the iPhonedelivery “app” it doesn’t show up anything new in your settings>messages

    YL9 years, 10 months ago

    Does it works on iMessage for iPod touch ??

    Lol10 years ago

    One of my friends received these flash messages as BAD PRANKS. They send continuous messages throughout the night, and keeps saying bad things like “You’re fat” and etc. It’s really bad. It has been days since she’s been receiving them..

    Any ways to find out who messaged? Or to block them entirely? Please help.

    Esther10 years, 1 month ago

    4.2.1 version how to download ?

    Gaara10 years, 1 month ago

    Will my friends see if I send it to a phone other than iPhone?

    Roshan10 years, 2 months ago

    Cant find character count in the iphone any clue??

    John10 years, 2 months ago

    Is it free to send flash SMS ?

      Pramod10 years, 2 months ago

      Don’t think so. Standard SMS charges do apply for the flash SMS messages as well. Differs from country to country though.

    John Citizen10 years, 2 months ago

    You are legend! Thanks man!

    Warrior10 years, 5 months ago

    Hahaha….LOL.. this is a good one.. Kudos to the contributor! Its really fun, esp when you see their faces expression..

      r77w8c3910 years, 5 months ago

      Totally agree with you !

        Warrior10 years, 4 months ago

        Remember, before you intend to send, be sure you check the settings again in Messages… because I find that the system will revert to its original settings if you have re-spring or turn off your mobile..

    Jker10 years, 5 months ago

    NVM it will not work with AT&T. Cant send class 0 SMS on most US carriers

    Jker10 years, 5 months ago

    I dont have an option under messages that says flash.
    delivery report:

    inserted in the conversation
    full screen alert
    only the sound

    I dont see where it says flash

    GB10 years, 5 months ago

    Interesting, you two got it working. When I do it, the message is sent obviously from me. It’s pretty str8 forward, I wonder if it’s fixed in newer iOS versions.

    What are you two using? I have an iPhone 4, running 4.3.3 and testing with another running 4.3.2.


    r77w8c3910 years, 5 months ago

    Having fun with it now. Thanks for sharing.

    Holy Shit10 years, 5 months ago

    Hahahaha. Nice, i just played prank on my GF :D