If you’re looking for a jailbreak tweak that embeds your contact photos into your native Messages app, there’s a couple of options. There’s Copic, which adds photos to multiple applications, as well as other apps like ChatPic.

Today we’ll add another one to the pile with xMessages. The utility, which recently appeared in Cydia, takes the images from your contact list and applies them to your messaging threads in the default Messages app…

Once you’ve installed xMessages, you can access its options from within your Settings app. Here you can turn Contact Photos on and off, as well as the Show All Timestamps option — which inserts a timestamp for every message.

What xMessages lacks in features, it makes up for in reliability. I haven’t noticed any lag or stability issues since I installed the tweak early this morning. If you want to try it out for yourself, you can grab xMessages from Cydia for free.

What do you think of xMessages?