How to Make biteSMS Work on iOS 4.2.1

By , Dec 28, 2010

Now that more and more jailbreakers are making the jump to iOS 4.2.1, courtesy of Redsn0w, a lot of people are wondering what’s up with biteSMS? The app installs fine, but right off the bat you’ll start to notice something’s not quite right with our #2 favorite jailbreak app of 2010.

In fact, for me, attempting to send a message with biteSMS 5.0 while on iOS 4.2.1 crashes the app outright, rendering my fiendish text messaging habits useless.

Of course, if there’s anything we know about the biteSMS crew, it’s that they’re always on top of things; in fact they’ve already released a beta version of the app that works well with Apple’s latest firmware. Check inside for the quick and easy how to…

The first thing you need to do is open Cydia, and add the following source to your list of repos: http://cydia.bitesms.com/cydia/beta5.1.

Once that source has been added, you will only see one package available for download, but it’s an important one; it’s biteSMS 5.1 beta 11.

Next, download and install biteSMS 5.1 beta 11. Instead of opting to upgrade, I recommend you uninstall the old version before installing the new.

Once you have the beta version of biteSMS installed, you can resume your regular usage of this wonderful app.

Not only do you reap the benefits of being able to use biteSMS on your newly installed iOS 4.2.1 firmware, you also benefit from numerous other features and fixes implemented with the beta release. For a full list of all of the new features, go here.

Just a note of warning, remember that this 5.1 is still in beta, so don’t come crying if you stumble upon a bug or two. In fact, help the bite guys out, and report your problem on their forums.

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  • SpideyRules

    I FINALLY ditched my old Text Program that I bought from Rock to switch to this yesterday, only to find it crashed every time I got a text. I was VERY dismayed, then found their forums helpful in resolving this issue the same way you just detailed…

    Then an hour later, here comes your article…lol

  • MALdito

    LOL, I saw you talking about this earlier (someone asked you a question and u answered it) but I’m glad that it has its own article. Thanks for the info Jeff!

  • Billy ob

    Finally got bitesms to work on 4.2.1. Thanks for this. Does anyone know where to find a cracked version of this. I guess I’ll pay if not cause this is awesome.

  • Dogma98

    I can’t download the repo

    • Kfost

      I had this problem with the repo too!? Any help?

  • excaliber

    oh i love this post

  • rob

    on the bigboss repo also i believe

  • Kitty

    everytime i make a phone call it hangs. it says restart springboard, the system has crashed….etc. is there a way how to avoid it from hanging? thank you