It’s no secret that I consider biteSMS to be an absolute iPhone staple; it’s among the first apps that I install after jailbreaking my iPhone.

For those of you who, like me, decide to jailbreak your iOS 5 installation, you’ll find that the public version of biteSMS crashes upon launch.

Fortunately, the biteSMS team has produced a beta version of their popular SMS app that works great on iOS 5. Check inside for the full details on how to score it for yourself…

To add the fully functional beta version of biteSMS to your iOS 5 installation, simply add the following repo to your list of Cydia sources:

biteSMS beta repo: http://test-cydia.bitesms.com

Upon installation, you may need to reboot your device. Just keep in mind that since iOS 5 is currently a tethered jailbreak, and you will have to perform a tethered boot to get back to your Home screen.

As you can see from the video, biteSMS has changed a bit in both the looks and functionality department. It even integrates nicely with iOS 5’s Notification Center.

What do you think about the latest version of biteSMS?