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  • Tweak Duo Allows Sending/Receiving Any File You Want Through iMessage


    iMessage has always been bogged down to sending only messages or photo and video files. iOS developers Ryan Petrich and Nikos Lykousas have been collaborating to create a new jailbreak tweak duo, dubbed SendAny and ReceiveAny. These two jailbreak tweaks work together to make it so you can send or receive any file through the Messages application using iMessage. It is compatible with Messages for Mac as well as the iOS version. ReceiveAny is free, however SendAny will set you back $1.99 – both are currently available in the BigBoss repository.

    The tweak replaces the camera button in the Messages application with a paperclip when you begin an iMessage. The paperclip, when tapped, will yield a new option that allows you to attach a file:



    Tapping the Attach File button brings up the iPhone's directory so you can select any file you want to send:



    In the example above, I navigated to my Camera Roll from the iPhone’s file system and picked a video I recorded. You can select anything – a .plist, .m4a, .deb; anything. After you’ve picked the file, you can choose between sending the file as is (big) or you can compress it to make it smaller and easier to send. Once you pick, it will process and appear in your iMessage pane.

    Of course, being a tweak developed in part by Ryan Petrich, it wouldn’t be complete without Action Menu support. You can go into any application with file support such as Apple’s Music application, hold down on a song, and tap the send button that appears. When you do this, you’ll be prompted with the option to either open the file in iFile, upload the file to Dropbox, or lastly – send the file via iMessage (great for sending one of your songs to another one of your iDevices or Macs):



    The other tweak, ReceiveAny, allows you to open or view files that you receive. You can send them to all kinds of applications capable of importing or exporting files, such as:
    • Dropbox
    • iFile
    • MyFile
    • Stanza
    • Evernote
    • ...Much more

    At this point in time, SendAny is being worked on to receive some major updates regarding the user interface and its very own importing features. Since ReceiveAny is not yet capable of importing files natively into the iDevice after being received, they will not become available in applications like the Music application when you receive them, however as aforementioned, you can use third party applications to store files.

    If you are the kind of person who likes to backup your .deb files, you can use these two tweaks in combination with Messages on your Mac to iMessage yourself all the .deb files you backup after a restore to quickly install everything without waiting for Cydia to load each time. iFile, if you have forgotten, includes a built-in installer for .deb files. You will have to respring manually after installing anything through iFile.

    The interface may be a little difficult for new users at first, being that it requires you to navigate through your file system and if you’re not familiar with it, you can get lost easily. It isn’t without its fair share of bugs, however future updates are expected to hammer out any problems very quickly. These tweaks are not for text messaging, just iMessage.

    Name: SendAny
    Price: $2.99
    Version: 1.0.1-1
    Requirements: iOS 5
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer(s): Ryan Petrich and Nikos Lykousas
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    Name: ReceiveAny
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0.1
    Requirements: iOS 5
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer(s): Ryan Petrich and Nikos Lykousas
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    Sources: Ryan Petrich and Nikos Lykousas
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Tweak Duo Allows Sending/Receiving Any File You Want Through iMessage started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. danielbonnells's Avatar
      danielbonnells -
      So the Person receiving the file also has to have a tweak installed... Not many people I know have their devices jailbroken and are willing to install this :/ Cool nonetheless.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Very nice tweak will be gitting this one.
    1. ThaNatrix's Avatar
      ThaNatrix -
      I keep getting an unable to send error in the iPod app. Nice concept but not functioning as advertised.
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      does big or send driecly = completely uncompressed video?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by daytonaviolet View Post
      does big or send driecly = completely uncompressed video?
      Yes.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by danielbonnells View Post
      So the Person receiving the file also has to have a tweak installed... Not many people I know have their devices jailbroken and are willing to install this :/ Cool nonetheless.

      that is a bit limiting, does anyone know if they work with bitesms because thats what i use for messaging
    1. GooseG's Avatar
      GooseG -
      Quote Originally Posted by danielbonnells View Post
      So the Person receiving the file also has to have a tweak installed... Not many people I know have their devices jailbroken and are willing to install this :/ Cool nonetheless.
      Don't associate with those types of people. Just like Android users, avoid them like AIDS.
    1. aburas's Avatar
      aburas -
      Not to be cheap but cydia says 2.99. While this site says 1.99. I guess this site is wrong 😱
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      so if i send a *.mp4 file, the recipient must have this app to receive and play it?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by daytonaviolet View Post
      so if i send a *.mp4 file, the recipient must have this app to receive and play it?
      It is to send files to devices you own, not or piracy.
    1. high dB's Avatar
      high dB -
      Quote Originally Posted by daytonaviolet View Post
      so if i send a *.mp4 file, the recipient must have this app to receive and play it?
      No they would still be able to play it as mp4 is a basic file format that is supported on iOS but with the tweaks they would be able to save it to there device to do as they please
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Too many bugs right now, I'll wait til they get all those figured out, then I'll consider. Don't like that both parties have to have the app, it would be nice to send files to anyone using iMessage.
    1. high dB's Avatar
      high dB -
      Both parties only need the tweak if ur sending stuff like .zip files or .deb then u need it installed on the device so u can open them files up if ur sending stuff like pics music n videos etc then the other person doesnt need anything installed it's just with the tweak they could save them they can't still view tho without the tweak
    1. VITICO171's Avatar
      VITICO171 -
      ....
    1. Them3this's Avatar
      Them3this -
      I bought The one and installed the others yesterday, and as a theme creator let me tell you, this tweak is GREAT. Making sending single images and files a breeze between theme creators and allows access to anything from mobile. Im loving it and looking forward to new features
    1. goodred2's Avatar
      goodred2 -
      There was another app recently added to Cydia called "Attacher" from the ModMyi repo that appears to do exactly the same thing as these 2 apps combined for both iMessage and regular text messaging. What seems to be better about Attacher is that 1.) it's only 1 app needed to be downloaded, it's currently free, and it also adds an option when clicking on the camera icon in message app to record and send a voicememo all from within the stock app user interface. Has anyone tried or seen this app? If so, can you compare to these 2 being talked about?
    1. iMack007's Avatar
      iMack007 -
      Does the sending of various data remain free to send?
    1. DieselVexx's Avatar
      DieselVexx -
      That's what I want to know @Imack007