BiteSMS beta now available for iOS 7 [update]

By , Dec 27, 2013

BiteSMS beta iOS 7

Good news for BiteSMS fans: an update to the popular jailbreak tweak for messaging has arrived a day earlier than anticipated. BiteSMS beta 8.0 for iOS 7 is now available on Cydia. One of the most popular alternative messaging solutions for iPhone users, biteSMS packs an impressive features list: quick reply, quick compose, scheduled messages, auto-forward, auto-retry, passcode lock, enhanced privacy, quick access to emoticons, signatures and more… 

Once installed, biteSMS will subtly replace the default Messages app on your home screen. The tweak has great performance on an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4, as I personally tested, but remains incompatible with A7 devices like the iPhone 5s. Moreover, as to be expected from a beta release, biteSMS does have a few issues. Multiple users within the tweak’s support forums are reporting problems with the licensing pop-up continuously appearing and a greyed out send button for quick reply.

BiteSMS beta 8.0 is available on Cydia by adding the repository test-cydia.bitesms.com under Manage > Edit > Add. It should appear on the default BigBoss repository soon. If the tweak does not show up after installing it, you may need to reinstall MobileSubstrate and Substrate Safe Mode on Cydia. Most of these issues should be ironed out in the final biteSMS version, and a MobileSubstrate update will certainly help too.

In the meantime, let us know how the tweak performs on your device.

Update: BiteSMS has been pulled from Cydia, as explained by its developer:

Thanks guys, just pulled the unofficial release. I’ll get back with you on a date shortly just discussing with developers (to see if I can get them in on a Saturday!)

This was for internal testing only, it’s not a beta release, it’s not ready yet. OMG I am freaking out you guys got this when it’s not good enough. It’s annoying you saw it in this state. It’s been pulled!
There’s a bunch of bugs to fix up, some UI improvements and the ARM64 which is going to take a few days before an official Beta is out.

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  • appl3h4ck3r

    doesnt let me install it. i get “HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden”

  • weztimonial

    There seems to be a update for Bitesms, wondering if i should update..

  • Chocolope Jailbreakush

    Works perfectly smooth for me beside I can’t SEND when I quick reply from lockscreen.

    • Bryce

      That’s interesting. Mine works perfectly fine.

      • Chocolope Jailbreakush

        Now it works fine I got an update for it this morning.

  • Noaaahh

    @JoeRossignol:disqus, another beta has been “re-released”

  • Bryce

    Even though this was “pulled” from cydia I just tried to download it and was able to download and install it. This morning when I tried to download it it wouldn’t work. I am not sure why I was able to now.

  • Ariel

    It’s still there, v8.02 on the source stated above.

  • AmitMargalit

    What about quick reply for whatsapp?

  • Brandon Bolden

    Are they making us buy new licenses? I bought one for the previous version but is that valid…

  • Icampos221

    It said its going to expired in like 7 days?? How can i get it again?

  • heyitzmoni

    has anyone gotten bitesms to work on 5s yet? I have tried downloading it after the mobilesubstrate update but it doesnt show up on my springboard or in settings

    • William Melendez

      Was wondering the same exact thing just now ….

  • KhadijahRM

    When will they update it so we can use themes and put locks on our msgs ?

  • Giel Konink

    Where the F*CK is Quick replay for whatsapp ?

  • RafaelMelo

    BiteSMS does not appear on my iPhone 5.
    I recently updated from iOS 7, installed BiteSMS, it did not appeared, so I uninstalled and reinstalled Mobile Substrate and nothing!
    Did I missed doing something?

    Help! I really love and NEED this tweak!