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    Default How to set Background Wallpaper for SMS??
    Hey guys. I am just wondering if anyone knows to change the background wallpaper for SMS (like when you open up a text message, you have the text bubble, which I know how to change, and then the wallpaper behind it). I'd really like to modify the background wallpaper to anything that isn't white. If anyone knows how to do this via Winterboard or whatever please let me know. Thanks

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    I emailed Saurik for the info on how to do this. Ive tried multiple different ways... none were successful. If I get a response from him Ill post the results here.

    OK GOT IT!!!

    The file is called SMSBackground.png and it goes in the main theme folder.

    Works perfectly
    Last edited by Chefanim; 10-09-2008 at 02:04 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Ahhh that's amazing. Thank you! I just want a black SMS background

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    Ohh, its a beautiful thing

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    ^^Very cool. Adding to theme now

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    Cool! Anyone else having the problem I'm having?

    Long messages have a white surronding box over the Text bubble. See below:

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    ^^That might a problem with the bubbles you are using not having a transparent background, or maybe something to do with the bigger text
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    Chefanim - mind posting your background? I like it...

    Here's a pic of my SMS Background...a little rogue status wallpaper.


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    Hmmm, I got nothing.

    Know my way around theming/winterboard....but after placing SMSBackground.png inside main folder....restarting Winterboard and trying a reboot...nothing.

    Anything special I am missing?

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    Thanks for the response Chefanim, but this problem is caused anytime there is a url or link in the text message.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chefanim View Post
    ^^That might a problem with the bubbles you are using not having a transparent background, or maybe something to do with the bigger text
    Last edited by johnny69blaze; 10-09-2008 at 04:19 PM.

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    Which folder exactly is the main theme folder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    Hmmm, I got nothing.

    Know my way around theming/winterboard....but after placing SMSBackground.png inside main folder....restarting Winterboard and trying a reboot...nothing.

    Anything special I am missing?
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    Which folder exactly is the main theme folder?
    its the folder of whatever theme you are using.

    Here is my background:
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    ^^I'll have to play with it, done to the letter...but wont work.

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    Hmm..did not work for me either. I placed it in the folder for the theme I am using and still nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoMBiEXxX View Post
    Hmm..did not work for me either. I placed it in the folder for the theme I am using and still nothing.
    Weird, it's a simple thing to do and still more than one failure. Obviously, I assumed you did respring. Did you check the filename? B in background should be capital. These are the only two things that may go wrong, unless there is a permission issue.
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    ^^I am positive it was done properly. I can skin Winterboard with my eyes closed. Im checking through the MobileSMS.app now to see if I can find out any answers. So far no good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    ^^I am positive it was done properly. I can skin Winterboard with my eyes closed. Im checking through the MobileSMS.app now to see if I can find out any answers. So far no good.
    Did you get the WinterBoard update today??
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    Haha, well what ya know. Didnt realize there was an update, and it included this just now. Works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    Haha, well what ya know. Didnt realize there was an update, and it included this just now. Works fine.
    Glad you got it working, I figured that was the problem when you said you tried everything
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    Figured it out. I was naming it SMSWallpaper instead of SMSBackground. Smart, huh?

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