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10-13-2011, 08:55 AM #1
iRealSMS Releases Public iOS 5 Build [GIVEAWAY]
For quite some time, both the major SMS clients from Cydia, biteSMS and iRealSMS, have had open betas for extensive testing on iOS 5. Although many of us may not realize this, Apple really did a number on these clients with the numerous changes in the background; especially when it comes to the Notification Center. Thankfully, on the side of iRealSMS, testing has proved beneficial enough for the SpiritOfLogic (@iRealSMS) to release a public iOS 5 build for iRealSMS.
Users that have iRealSMS and use it frequently already (at least on 4.x. or when you used to use it now that you're on iOS 5) will be glad to know that most of the staple features from 4.x have been brought to iOS 5. This public release in regards to iOS 4 and below users is not applicable. I spoke with Christian Heusinger, the developer behind iRealSMS, to see how he could best describe what this build of iRealSMS has to offer:
Originally Posted by Christian Heusinger;
- iRealSMS fully supports iOS 5 (full integration with Notification Center)
- Tons of stability fixes and performance enhancements
- More updates are coming soon to add new features or fix existing ones from prior versions
You may remember from Christian's overview of the update that iRealSMS replaces the Messages application unless the MS plugin is disabled. Basically, this means that if you have the MS plugin enabled, the iRealSMS application will replace the default Messages application and you won't be able to use it. For some of you, this is OK because you use the iRealSMS application exclusively, but there may be a few of us that want to have our Messages application back and just use the iRealSMS functionality.
If you wish to have your default Messages application back, here are the steps to disable the MS plugin:
- Have SBSettings installed on your device
- From SBSettings, go More --> Mobile Substrate Addons and switch iRealSMS OFF.
To go even more native and stock looking, follow this guide:
- Go iRealSMS --> Settings --> Basic and UI Settings --> UI Tabbar Toggle
- Set UI Tabbar Toggle to ON
- Now, when you're in a Conversation view, simply hit the top bar to hide the tab bar. This will make it look like the natives Messages application
- Tap again on the top bar to unhide the tab bar and bring back full functionality
Since iRealSMS is now public, you can re-download it (if you've purchased it), buy it for $12.99, or upgrade from the beta or existing version.
UPDATE: Christian said that another update to further improve iRealSMS on iOS 5 is expected tonight.
The winners of the giveaway have been picked. If you did not get a mention from me on Twitter or Google+, sorry! But don't worry - there's much more to come!
Source(s): Christian Heusinger
Last edited by Joshua Tucker; 10-13-2011 at 06:33 PM.
10-13-2011, 01:53 PM #2
10-13-2011, 03:48 PM #3
Is this one of those cases where if you purchases the last version then you have to buy it again for this new version?
10-13-2011, 04:23 PM #4
10-13-2011, 05:27 PM #5
When will bitessms become compatible?
10-13-2011, 11:57 PM #6
10-14-2011, 12:40 AM #7
iRealSMS is now compatible with iOS 5 , but iRealNetworks is not . Without having iRealNetworks working then the app is not really that good as you will not get the discounted SMS's and if you try to install iRealNetworks it will kick your phone into Safe Mode. I have identified this to iRealSMS but to date i have not received any replies from my trouble reports. The good news is bitesms works with iOS 5 (on my phone anyway) but I still have a lot of credit on the iRealNetworks that I am unable to use.
10-14-2011, 02:08 AM #8
I think I am finally going to jump the RealSMS wagon.
10-14-2011, 09:27 AM #9
10-14-2011, 01:51 PM #10
When BiteSMS comes to iOS 5, I will upgrade (and find a save way to keep my contacts)