biteSMS 6.0 Featuring iOS 5 Compatibility Officially Released

By , Dec 18, 2011

It’s finally here. After what seemed like an infinite beta test, biteSMS 6.0 has hit Cydia for public download.

With it comes all of the features you’ve come to know and love, plus a few surprises and UI enhancements. Best of all, it’s a free download if you’ve purchased an older version of biteSMS. Check out our video coverage inside…

I think it’s safe to say that this is the best biteSMS to date. It was already a solid app before, but with the iOS 5 integration, it’s even better.

The UI enhancements will probably be a personal matter, but I think they are more than suitable. I especially love the new QuickCompose and QuickReply Notification Center integration, and the new ability to use the default Messages icon, and hide the stock Messages app.

Just a reminder, you must have a jailbroken iDevice in order to use biteSMS.

What do you think about the new biteSMS? Was it worth the wait? Would you recommend it to new users for $8.99?

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  • Anonymous

    Any other tweaks like biteSMS? 8.99 seems a bit high, especially since I only care about the quick compose/reply feature.

    • http://twitter.com/AmpliFreQuency AmpliHelix

      It was $10 and it’s SO worth it.

      • Anonymous

        The issue is I DON’T want the other features. I would be happy with just a quick compose feature like the twitter iOS 5 integration… /sigh I guess there is probably not too many people who are like me.

      • http://twitter.com/CrazyBraulz John Smith

        Try using SMS+ you will like it a lot if that’s all you want. But the downfall of it, it’s that iMessage doesn’t work with the QC/QR. biteSMS in the other hand does have the capability to work with iMessage. I hope that helps your decision.

      • http://twitter.com/CrazyBraulz John Smith

        Try using SMS+ you will like it a lot if that’s all you want. But the downfall of it, it’s that iMessage doesn’t work with the QC/QR. biteSMS in the other hand does have the capability to work with iMessage. I hope that helps your decision.

      • http://twitter.com/CrazyBraulz John Smith

        Try using SMS+ you will like it a lot if that’s all you want. But the downfall of it, it’s that iMessage doesn’t work with the QC/QR. biteSMS in the other hand does have the capability to work with iMessage. I hope that helps your decision.

  • http://twitter.com/AmpliFreQuency AmpliHelix

    Here it comes… iPhone 4S jailbreak please! I miss having BiteSMS! That and IntelliScreenX are the only reasons I jailbreak!

    To answer the question, YES I would recommend others to buying BiteSMS!

  • Anonymous

    Its not showing up in cydia. All I have is an update of the beta from 6.0.18 to 6.0.19. There is no 6.0 on the bigboss repo.

    • http://twitter.com/CrazyBraulz John Smith

      The reason is because the version number is larger so in Cydia it thinks that it’s updated to the latest version. If you want biteSMS 6.0 uninstall the version you have now, uninstall the repo in which you got the beta version from if it wasn’t the bigboss repo and go back into Cydia and you should see that 6.0 will show up. Hope that helps

  • http://www.facebook.com/reanimationxp Drew Alden

    “amonk other things” lol

  • http://twitter.com/atSWAY Sway

    Does install require a reboot?

    • http://twitter.com/Ivo_Tsochev Ivo

      No, only respring!

  • http://twitter.com/Ivo_Tsochev Ivo

    Dont know why, but im not impress…

    • Anonymous

      Have you explored it’s giant range of options under it’s settings panel? It’s not so much an app that sets out to impress with how it looks (although the Quick Compose/Reply boxes look great with contact pics if you ask me), rather it completes the SMS experience by allowing you to tweak and customise everything, and makes your life a lot easier, with features like delayed sending. It also integrates in very well with other iOS features like the Notification Center.

      Many people would be more than happy with the Quick Compose/Reply features of SMS+ which comes as part of InteliiscreenX, but if you want a more powerful experience, BiteSMS is by far the best app available.

  • http://twitter.com/Ivo_Tsochev Ivo

    Dont know why, but im not impress…

  • ic0n1c

    when is the iOS 5 unethered jailbreak coming?

    • http://www.facebook.com/alexlangan31 Alex Langan

      ask pod2g

  • ic0n1c

    when is the iOS 5 unethered jailbreak coming?

  • http://twitter.com/Mrmelendez Will Melendez

    This is one of the main reasons why I want to jailbreak my iPhone 4s ASAP !

  • http://twitter.com/okscool kahlil velayo

    i bought it long ago and i’ve been enjoying up to now..thx for the update. i love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chun-Yian/721563637 Chun Yian

    Why is the price still $9.99? or izit a typo on top?

  • Anonymous

    How do you get rid of the cydia notification to update biteSMS to 6.0? I am still running 4.3.3, and cannot update to 6.0, but the notification is annoying

  • Julian Broude

    Alreadyy got it :)))
    Question.. I searched all the web for facebook chat app that has the same ability of quickcompose/reply but just couldn’t find !! Any1 knows something bout it ?
    N to clearify i mean answer or reply to msg without having to go to the app..

  • Anonymous

    I want bite so bad on my 4s. We might be lucky if it ever gets a jailbreak. I think apple killed the jailbreak anything after the 4 and it’s done. Cydia will fade away. I’m thinking android

  • http://twitter.com/MSB0212 Flash ϟ Awesomenoff™

    Is it possible to choose when you receive a text that the notification is just like in stock iOS 5 and when you tap on the notification that then QuickReply shows up?
    Otherwise, it’s a no go for me..

    • http://twitter.com/Airizom Michael Isom

      Go to the setting app, then to notifications, then messages. Select alerts instead of banners.

  • Dan

    weird, upgraded but my icon is white… nvm re-installed and its OK

  • http://twitter.com/KiDFINITE RJay Orate

    Could anyone tell me how to disable quick reply in the lock screen? Kind of defeats the purpose of having a passcode when you could reply from the lock screen still..

  • http://twitter.com/kozaa Andrei

    Delivery reports disappeared in this final build 6.1! They worked in betas just fine! Or is it just my bug my problem!? Jeff, help!!! )

  • http://twitter.com/kozaa Andrei

    Delivery reports disappeared in this final build 6.1! They worked in betas just fine! Or is it just my bug my problem!? Jeff, help!!! )

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexlangan31 Alex Langan

    guess whats out in CYDIA!! Jeff we know u can do better than that!

  • http://twitter.com/kozaa Andrei

    Major bug!!! Message settings disappear after you make “Hide Messages App” effective!!!

  • http://twitter.com/MD2b2012 md2b

    bitesms 6.2.1 is out… but now sms alerts wont display in banner style… help!

  • http://www.cbtisrael.co.il מכון CBT

    wait, what happened to sent message notifications like in previous versions?? (i think via a bitesms plugin)

  • drunkenmaster911

    I hate the Red Dot that shows up when you get a message. Anyway to disable the red dot and still have the contacts picture show up.

  • http://www.itsmyphone.co Anar

    it was good when it was version 5 but in BiteSMS 6 its amazing