One of the new features in iOS 5 is the ability to hide your keyboard when viewing your SMS history in the iMessage app.

It didn’t take long, but there is now a jailbreak tweak available that mimics said functionality, and even allows you to hide the input box as well.

For longtime biteSMS users, this won’t be new to you, but if you’ve been hanging onto that old outdated Messages app, this is a must have tweak to add to your collection.

Check inside for the video details surrounding SMSHideKeyboard

As you can see, not only are you able to hide the keyboard, but you’re able to enter a pseudo-full screen mode as well.

I don’t see how you’ve been clenching onto the iPhone’s terrible stock messaging app for so long, but if so, you’re going to want to go ahead and grab SMSHideKeyboard.

You’ll need to add Ryan Petrich’s repo in order to find it. His repo address is as follows:

If you have a jailbroken iPhone and you’ve given SMSHideKeyboard a whirl, let us know what you think about it in the comments below.

  • Funked

    Looks cool, but I’m a die hard biteSMS user. Number one reason why I jailbreak ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Tim Kahn

      Agreed i love bitesms this is a very basic thing and a pretty old feature in bite sms apple in ios5 just taking ideas from the jaulbreak community left right and center

  • Rich

    Awesome, I had just tweeted to iHaz3 about trying to make a tweak, which is exactly this.

  • Mick

    Not something i’d personally use but very good tweak, much more useful than the previous 1 lol

  • P0NY

    I installed and I love it!
    thanks for the tip ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tom

    Like it. Thanks.

  • soccerkrzy

    Or you could hide the keyboard by going back to all the conversation list and re-entering the thread…lol

    I use the stock messaging app, but I mainly use BiteSMS’s Quick Compose & Quick Reply (prefer the stock over though.

    • MrA

      Yah. I’ve always been able to view text messages full screen on my non-jailbroken iPhone. Seems redundant.

  • Paul

    where in biteSMS can u access this ?

  • Paul

    nver mind im trying to get ride of the subject bar on biteSMS

  • Squalo

    It’s not working proper for me sometimes work sometime don’t. I’m using iOS 4.2.1

  • I’ve been jailbroken so long and using biteSMS I didn’t even know you coulnt do this

  • ร‰rico