The biteSMS team has pushed out a compatibility update for JailbreakMe 3.0.

Just over a week ago, we discovered that Cydia’s popular text messaging tweak, biteSMS, was conflicting with Comex’s latest jailbreak, JailbreakMe 3.0.

BiteSMS’ quick reply functionality would send users device’s into an infinite boot loop. This was quickly confirmed with multiple sources, predominantly the biteSMS support forum, JailbreakQA, and of course our readers here at iDB.

As pointed out by one of our readers, Massie, the administrator of the biteSMS support forum had acknowledged what was going on:

“Guys, big apologies but am actually away on holidays for a week. Given devs were flat out on iOS 5 seemed like a good time to go!!! Bugger….have emailed them and we will get a fix out as soon as we can. Most likely mid week.”

The biteSMS team has followed up on its promise with its latest 5.5 release. Being a beta, it is not yet available through Cydia’s default repositories. Instead, you can access biteSMS 5.5 by adding the tweak’s own beta repo on Cydia:

If you’re willing to wait, the patch has also been submitted to the BigBoss repo and should be available to the public soon. Users so far have confirmed that the fix is stable and are able to use the Quick Reply feature without any issues.

Now that these issues have been ironed out, whats next for the biteSMS team?

As pointed out on their home page, expect iOS 5 compatibility, iMessage support and a redesigned interface.

biteSMS 5.5 is now being hosted on the BigBoss repository.

Have you tried the beta release on the biteSMS repo? Are BiteSMS and JailbreakMe 3.0 working together for you without any issues? Let us know your experience below.

  • AMB

    iMessage support? Redesigned Interface? OMG this is awesome :O

    I was actually wondering where BiteSMS would stand because of iMessage, now that I know that I’ll be able to use the service from within BiteSMS…. I am happy :).

    • Dane

      You act like every person in the world owns an iDevice and texting will all of sudden stop being used when iMessaging is released

      • soccerkrzy

        And he’s acting like iMessage will be the godsend program that you can quickreply and quickcompose like you can with BiteSMS….thankfully, we have BiteSMS.

  • John

    Wait so is the bigboss repo bite SMS a beta as well? Or just the Bitesms repo? I don’t like tinkering with betas…especially after I was stuck in the infinite boot.

    • Ali

      The biteSMS update on the BigBoss repo is a public release not beta. Should be safe for you to upgrade.

  • Dennis bon

    Is Cydia okay to do is jail break me a good thing to do with my ios4. I want to do it but if it is bad to do I will not let me know asap I’m doing it Saturday tomorrow. I will stop if it’s bad

  • This is great. I would say that number one reason I Jailbreak is for biteSMS.

  • Jacksparrow

    Bite SMS is good tool on iPhone. Works well with gv SMS extension which allow you to use gv number seamlessly. I have not tried this beta hope someone post some reports if it works well on ipad2 and if still work with gv extension.

  • John

    please help — which jailbreak tweak makes the alert all black? i tried alertartist but it doesn’t work on bitesms.


  • Ace

    This is GREAT news! I’ve had my iphone jailbroken for a week and I hate using the regular messaging app!

  • Teve


    I’d like to know what is the theme of the statur bar icons that include the Circular GSM signal, the circular wi-fi, the transformer icon, and the battery icon too. They look cool, Please let me know.

  • Dennis bon

    So Ali is it okay to jailbreak Dr.Dennis bon

    • Ali

      If your asking for my personal opinion, I would recommend jailbreaking. There are plenty of videos roaming around on YouTube covering the topic of whether or not to jailbreak.

      I suggest making an informed decision before you do and just so you are aware the process is completely reversible if you don’t like it.

      If you do decide to jailbreak please read this, so you know what you are getting into, it covers some good basics.

      Good luck.

    • Ali

      Here’s is some more information to help you make a decision courtesy of iDB 🙂

  • Derrick

    I want my phone jail broke

  • Derrick


  • Hiral

    what theme is used for the status-bar? i really liked it also what tweak is used for notification statusbar? thank you

  • Teve

    That’s the same question I asked. Can anyone answer that questions for us?