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  • BiteSMS 5.1 : iOS 4.2.1 Compatible


    BiteSMS has been one of my favorite apps/tweaks that is available for a jailbroken iPhone. It's made texting more enjoyable and even adds a bit of flavor and customizing.

    Over the last few months, the folks at BiteSMS have been busy testing beta versions of BiteSMS and many of us have partaken in the legwork. BiteSMS 5.1 was released January 31st to the public and is fully iOS 4.2.1 compatible. Great timing to go along with our untethered jailbreaks. So if you missed the update in all the buzz over the new Greenpois0n, go check it out now

    BiteSMS is free, but to remove adds you can pay the $8.99.

    Source: biteSMS - Change Log

    Now fully iOS 4.2.1 compliant.
    Great new Privacy feature, allows you to easily hide any of your conversations for complete privacy and reveal them as required (or simply to blacklist them). See biteSMS, Settings, Hide Contact for details.
    Enhanced Quick List - We now show the full text message in the Quick List (unless it doesn't fit on the screen, in which case we show 3 lines per message).
    O Yeh….NICE! Quick Reply, change the size of the message text. See Settings, Quick Reply.
    You can now control the display order of messages in Quick List. See Settings, Quick List.
    Added an "All Timestamps" setting. You guessed it! If set, shows timestamps against every message.
    In biteSMS, Settings, Passcode Lock, added a new preference "Require Passcode" Immediately, After 1 minute, 3 minutes...etc.
    Improved the Quick Compose and Quick Reply typing speed and general performance.
    Any m4r files in the /Applications/biteSMS.app/sounds folder will now appear in the "biteSMS Ringtones" list. So you can use any of your own custom created ones!
    Added a FaceTime button in both Quick Compose and Quick Reply. This feature is ONLY for iOS 4.1 users and above.
    The LockInfo app "Favorites Text Message" feature now opens biteSMS.
    Added a swivel animation for the conversation contact pic when pressed.
    Added a "Reset All" option in biteSMS, Settings, About screen. Removes all preferences, license and credit information.
    Added a "Clear Failed Indicator" option in biteSMS, Settings, About screen.
    Added the ability to delete all credits for a number (right swipe) on Settings, Credits / License / Ads page (e.g. if selling phone).
    Added a warning in the Quick Reply settings page if the SBSettings toggle has been turned off (usually accidentally).
    Fixed all known issues.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: BiteSMS 5.1 : iOS 4.2.1 Compatible started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 89 Comments
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      Quote Originally Posted by lazybearkhoa View Post
      Wait BiteSMS doesn't do MMS? I'm confused because I've been using it and been sending pictures...
      Yes it supports mms within the bitesms messaging app itself bet there is no mms support for mms within quick reply or quick compose and iRealSMS does. I personally have used both but I feel like bite has more features and options and once the iPhone 4 came out... ireal took forever to support the retina display so that why I stuck with bite. They were on it!! Plus the devs at iRealSMS have a few other apps they spend a great deal of time on
    1. nulabs71's Avatar
      nulabs71 -
      BiteSMS is one of the primary reasons I jailbreak. I've been a proud paying customer for some time. If you like to text this is, bar-none, the best replacement SMS app out there. Highly recommended.
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shanks12 View Post
      I've been using BiteSMS for a long time now.. Free version. Always wanted to pay to upgrade but whenever I use QuickReply and turn it in landscape it seems like it is real slow, or doesn't recognize the keys that I press. It takes me like 4 tries to use the space bar. That is the only thing holding me back.. Unless in the full version it doesn't do that.

      Is anyone else having this problem... Free or Paid version?
      You may try deleting and reinstalling or there may be a conflict with another app. They may even have that issue resolved in they're latest beta. Check out there forum for the beta repo and their latest beta. Google bitesms
      Definitly worth buying if you text a lot like myself. I love bite
    1. MikePA's Avatar
      MikePA -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      The fact that there are two amazing alternative SMS apps keeps competition alive... keeps the devs improving on their product..it's a win for everyone. As for the cost bite has a free ad supported option I thought. I for one send/receive 5000+ messages a month on average so if there is any app I would gladly pay a lot for it's Bite or iReal.
      I could not agree more and yes, biteSMS has an ad supported option for the cheapskates.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Yet another fantastic update. This app is one of the main reasons I jailbreak these days. I simply refuse to go without Quick Reply and Quick Compose. Apple should really look into this product and adapt some of the features into the next version of iOS.
    1. Shanks12's Avatar
      Shanks12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iSteed View Post
      You may try deleting and reinstalling or there may be a conflict with another app. They may even have that issue resolved in they're latest beta. Check out there forum for the beta repo and their latest beta. Google bitesms
      Definitly worth buying if you text a lot like myself. I love bite
      Thanks man.. I'll check that out. That really has been my only thing holding me back. I do text a lot so thats why I wouldnt' mind paying. I used to use QuickReply before they stopped updating for 4.0
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MikePA View Post
      I could not agree more and yes, biteSMS has an ad supported option for the cheapskates.
      Cheapskates? How bout ppl that just can't afford to buy the app or that choose not to...why do they have to be cheapskates?...
    1. STM127's Avatar
      STM127 -
      I bought the app when there was no free option. You either bought a year or the full license for $12. I don't like to spend $1 on apps, but I am still happy about my BiteSMS purchase.

      Lack of MMS functionality is my only complaint.
    1. carlbgc's Avatar
      carlbgc -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fenderbender View Post
      $8.99? Yeah, I think I'd pay $2 tops.
      Have you used biteSMS? $8.99 is cheap for a quality product you use hundreds of times a day.

      Intelliborn get away with charging $20 for their bug filled piece of **** apps.

      Besides, as it says above the ad supported version is free.
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Id like to try it. But the no MMS on QR is a killer for me.
    1. goodred2's Avatar
      goodred2 -
      Sorry, hope I'm not being redundant with my question but are you saying that Bite DOES support group chat/texts and MMS when you open the full app up but just not through quick reply or quick compose?
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      I'm going to start a petition for MMS, I love Bite but No MMS = No Bueno
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      ^^ @goodred2 Yes it supports it when you actually open the app, but does not support it when you want to send a message or reply to one from lets say lock screen. So it does not support it in QR or QC. You would need to actually opnn Bite to send MMS
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Best SMS app! I can't live without my signatures and the ability to schedule SMS at a later time.
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by santacruzlocal View Post
      I'm going to start a petition for MMS, I love Bite but No MMS = No Bueno
      I agree, wonder why they haven't added it yet. Bite has been out awhile now.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jasvncnt10 View Post
      I agree, wonder why they haven't added it yet. Bite has been out awhile now.
      Maybe they can't figure out a way to do it without copying iReal code.
    1. DevinDTA's Avatar
      DevinDTA -
      I'm jealous that y'all have it on 4.2.1. Cydia is killing me SMH...
    1. goodred2's Avatar
      goodred2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jasvncnt10 View Post
      ^^ @goodred2 Yes it supports it when you actually open the app, but does not support it when you want to send a message or reply to one from lets say lock screen. So it does not support it in QR or QC. You would need to actually opnn Bite to send MMS
      Then that's kind of pointless right? If I have to open the app to use the feature I use most often (group text for good ol' fantasy sports trash talk), then what's the difference than having to open the native app?
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      I'm not positive about the group text from QR or QC. Maybe someone else that uses it can answer better. But i know for sure you can not send an MMS from QR or QC. For that you would need to open the app. Can anyone answer his other question on the group send?
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by zYxMa View Post
      I prefer iRealSMS 3.0
      same here, ive been using irealsms since it first came out, i dont think there was anything wrong with itesms when i tried it, i just think i got so use to using ireal that i just stuck with it