ConvoPics Featured

It’s only a matter of time before the deluge of iOS 8-only jailbreak tweaks begin surfacing on Cydia. Until then, I just thought I’d bring it to your attention that another one of the first such tweaks has appeared on Cydia.

The release is called ConvoPics, and it’s an iOS 8-only tweak that enables the iPhone 6 Plus’ conversation list pictures found in its stock Messages app on all devices. Have a look at our video demonstrating the before and after comparison inside.

After you install ConvoPics, which is free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, there are no settings to configure, and no options to adjust. Just open up the stock Messages app on any device capable of being jailbroken on iOS 8, and you’ll see the difference immediately.

ConvoPics places the little avatars of the people in your Messages app conversation list next to each conversation. The iPhone 6 Plus, as you might remember, touts that feature as a default, while lesser-sized devices, even the iPhone 6, are left without the handy feature.

If you’re jailbroken, simply head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and download ConvoPics for free. After you do so, your device can join the iPhone 6 Plus at the conversation avatar party. What do you think?

  • Fanboy 

    Pangu, hurry with an updated tool that fixes the passcode bug so that I can jailbreak my iPhone 6 already please 🙁

    • James G

      Patience, Fanboy! I’m sure they and Saurik are hard at work on it.

  • Chris Longden

    You’ve been able to do this with flex and previous jailbreak tweaks – it’s nothing new… :/

  • Dao Sasone

    Bite is the best.

  • Oh finally, maybe now someone can do the same for the contact list. The last devs to do that haven’t updated it since iOS 4

    • James G

      That would be Saurik who managed Cyntact.

    • Fanboy 

      I read somewhere that “Copic” was partially compatible with iOS 8 and that gives you system-wide access to contact pictures, even in the Notification Center if you wish! Check it out.

  • Eikast

    My iPhone 6+ on iOS 8.1 is already sluggish without a jailbreak. I’m going to have to be very picky this time around. I even disabled SwiftKey because I was tired of it crashing and switching to emoji and the Spotlight bug which fails to bring up any keyboard.

  • James G

    So, is this just a .plist flag that gets switched on? Or is the tweak programmed to replicate a default OS feature? This kind of context would be appreciated.

  • Raul Flores

    Well, I have this feature activated… idk if it’s from iOS 8.1 or which tweak triggered it. But i dont have convo pics on my iPhone 5S and I can see the pics on the side of each msg.