Here’s what biteSMS running on iOS 7 looks like on video

By , Dec 27, 2013

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biteSMS is without a doubt one of the biggest jailbreak apps of all time. I mean, even Sebastien raves about it, and we all know how picky he is when it comes to installing things on his iPhone.

As Joe pointed out earlier, biteSMS 8.0 beta is here for you to test out with your jailbroken iOS 7 device. Although it is a bit buggy—which it should be considering it’s a beta—I couldn’t wait. I’ve installed it, and I recorded a short video showing off how beautiful the app looks on iOS 7. Take a look inside to see what I mean.

Although I can definitely see many of you being taken by temptation, the reasonableness in me has to sound a clear warning. With Mobile Substrate not being updated in time for Evasi0n’s release, this makes using beta software like biteSMS more difficult than usual. It worked, but the experience was not without lots of bugs, spontaneous shut offs, reboots, and the like.

I recommend that you stay away until at least Mobile Substrate is updated. When that happens, you’ll be able to use biteSMS with 64-bit devices like the iPhone 5s as well, as these devices are non-compatible until Substrate is updated. If you decide to go ahead and take the plunge, then by all means share your experience down below.

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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  • Giovanni Amadei

    Works pretty bad at moment

    • felixtaf

      Beta…

      • Giovanni Amadei

        I know, I’m sure that in future it will be perfect as previous versions

      • felixtaf

        Jus mentioned… Not in a bad way…

      • Max Rojas

        I know this has nothing to do with the post but does anyone know how to delete saved messages? It’s hogging up a lot of space on my iPhone ; about 5 gb :/ can anyone help?????????????

      • felixtaf

        If you are Jailbroken, Install ifile and navigate through private/var/mobile/library and look around for sms/text backups, cache etc and delete them. I dont know exactly where they are located coz my devices arent Jailbroken yet.

        Note: Do it at your own risk. Deleting system files will end-up in losing data/phone and make sure what you are deleting. Also, make a backup before trying anything.

        Another option is CLEAN RESTORE!

      • Tino Swayne

        thanks man! ive been looking for this!

  • Tragic

    Can’t go to iOS7 until I see themes. That stock look is unbearably ugly. I hope winterboard gets fixed or someone makes something new soon.

    • Vivek Raja

      There’s a theme for iOS 6 icons on iOS 7 :)

      • ConduciveMammal

        Except Winterboard likely won’t be updated for quite some time, if at all. Saurik says iOS7 is far too different than previous versions for it to work, even a little bit.

  • Chris Katz

    It’s actually working beautifully on my iPhone 5. Had one issue but I figured it out. If anyone has a greyed out send button when you try to quick reply, let me know

    • felixtaf

      Yes… Even Jeff had that issue in the video….

      • Chris Katz

        I seen that. It happened after I first installed it but ever since I did my testing, I haven’t had it grey out again. It’s worked every time, still it. The solution is simple, toggle off iMessage, then toggle it back on. It’s that simple

    • Basel Tamimi

      i do lol, and i thought it would look better :/

      • Chris Katz

        Read my reply above

  • Scott Carter

    I’d like to link Fantastical to the stock calendar app using OpenOther. Can anybody confirm that OpenOther works? iPhone 5 iOS 7.0.4. Thanks!

  • Eddie Hines

    none of my activator settings or working and i did not see the QC toggle when i pressed the volume button

    • jocastro

      beta beta beta

      • Eddie Hines

        It’s working for everyone else though

      • Eric M

        What phone? Not 5s compatible.

      • Eddie Hines

        iphone 5 7.04

    • Eddie Hines

      i am on Iphone 5 with 7.04. i got activator to work

  • iltas

    jeff always help thumbs up budddddddddddy

  • iltas

    jeff i need to buy license is it work

  • iltas

    Why it showing always jefff

    • jocastro

      beta

      • appl3h4ck3r

        Looks like zeppelin works lol

  • Sheketa

    I can’t get it to install!!!! Why not?

    • Jae. Just J.

      The BiteSMS folks pulled the release. It was supposed to be an internal test release and not for a public beta. Why it was not in their usual repo. Somebody linked to it by mistake and it got out.

  • Steve Brea

    I’ll just wait until the official version is released… too many bugs at the moment..

  • Ali Majid

    work with whatsapp ?? or just sms ??

    • Deep End

      BiteSMS has nothing to do with whatsapp it never has…

    • ConduciveMammal

      I do believe there’s a separate tweak called QuickReply for WhatsApp. Don’t know whether it’s been updated or even if it works with iOS7 though.

  • jocastro

    people who cant find bitesms has been pulled, due to the fact it wasn’t supposed to be release yet.. they said a stable version should be out shortly.

  • Forrest Sims

    just read on the bitesms forum that the beta release was pulled it was only suppose to be released to their developers to try out

  • rosssimpson

    Your bitesms must be different to mine? I have the beta but when you use the volume to quick reply nothing is centred it’s all pushed to the left, and all my texts seem to be overlapping on the messages, yes it’s a beta, but I must have a tweak that conflicts it hmm!

  • Marco Bartolomeu

    forbiden….

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    ME

  • Nikia Abner

    I dont know,….I have iPhone 4s and I havent experienced any bugs on mine as of yet and I send a lot of text.

  • iNX

    No 5s love =

  • 123456

    access forbiden :(

  • Xinan

    You can use MS Reload Fix or Bootstrap to temporary fix the MobileSubstrate reboot issue.

  • iPT MSTR

    Cant Wait…

  • appl3h4ck3r

    Repo doesn’t work for. For some reason it returns an error anytime I try to download it. Anyone have a guess why?

  • Max Rojas

    I know this has nothing to do with the post but does anyone know how to delete saved messages? It’s hogging up a lot of space on my iPhone ; about 5 gb :/ can anyone help?

  • Pablo

    Question, mobile substrate is not working with iOS 7 or just the A7 chip? Will it work on iphone 4s?

  • Burge

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