How to get the new LastPic tweak to work with biteSMS

By , Apr 4, 2013

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Last month, Filippo Bigarella released a handy little tweak called LastPic. For those who missed it, LastPic lets you quickly add the last photo you took to an iMessage conversation, similar to the Tweetbot function.

Unfortunately, the tweak is only compatible with the iMessage app. But luckily we’ve discovered a simple hack that allows you to use it with the popular jailbreak app biteSMS. And yes, we’ve got a tutorial for you…

Reddit user CantFightRobots points us to this hack posted in biteSMS’ forums:

Note: you’ll need iFile or a similar app, as well as biteSMS and LastPic installed.

Step 1: open up iFile and navigate to:  /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries/LastPic.plist.

Step 2: you’ll want to use the Text Viewer option, and tap the Edit button in the upper lefthand corner.

Step 3: next, locate the line that reads: <string>com.apple.MobileSMS</string>, and replace com.apple.MobileSMS with com.bitesms

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Step 4: ensure everything is correct, back out of the .plist and respring your device.

And that’s all there is to it. Obviously, this will disable LastPic support for iMessage. But if you ever wanted to add it back, you could just simply replace com.bitesms with the original code. There’s nothing too difficult here.

Any questions?

Thanks hizinfiz!

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  • http://hbang.ws/ Adam D

    No respring required actually, just kill biteSMS in the app switcher and re-open.

    If you want it to work in both Messages and biteSMS, use com.apple.chatkit instead of com.bitesms or com.apple.MobileSMS.

    • johnm

      This worked great! Also to note that with my version of the plist file, it was just one line. Changed from MobileSMS to chatkit and now it works with Messages+ and iMessage! Thanks!!

      • http://hbang.ws/ Adam D

        No problem. That’ll happen if you access it over SSH, since iFile converts the plist to the XML format.

  • http://twitter.com/ejshircliff Eric Shircliff

    Just downloaded iFile for the first time and can’t find the mobile substrate folder in my library? What’s going on?

    • http://twitter.com/notoriousTEG tim

      check you’re in the right ‘/library’?

      • http://twitter.com/ejshircliff Eric Shircliff

        WOW. thanks. did not see that I could be back…

      • iamZ3R0

        Good call I was in the wrong library too