+ Reply
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Question about Messages main background for iOS6

is a discussion within the

Skinning / Themes Discussion

forums, a part of the

Design and Media For the iPhone / iPod Touch

section;
Is it possible to change the white background in the default Messages app? I'm not talking about the background when you are engaged in a text conversation with somebody, I
...
  1. #1
    Green Apple cyberjunkyfreak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 14 Times in 9 Posts

    Question Question about Messages main background for iOS6
    Is it possible to change the white background in the default Messages app? I'm not talking about the background when you are engaged in a text conversation with somebody, I want to change the white background on the main "Messages" screen which shows all your contacts that you are messaging with. Is this possible? I'm running iOS 6.1 JB on an i5.

    Any help on this is greatly appreciated... thanks!

  2. #2
    .artwork assassin Jato_BZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    2,947
    Thanks
    3,054
    Thanked 5,544 Times in 1,932 Posts

    Only via WinterBoard! Otherwise it's code!

    Named

    SMSBackground.png (you will have to try out differing sizes)

    Goes in

    YourTheme folder.
    Twitter ID: @Jato_BZ
    .artwork Assassin / Emoji Extractor

  3. #3
    Green Apple cyberjunkyfreak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 14 Times in 9 Posts

    Hi Jato... thanks for the suggestion. It's not the SMSbackground.png that I'm looking to change, that changes the background of an SMS conversation (i've already got a real nice black SMSbackground.png).

    i'm looking to change the background of the main messages window (the one that shows the contacts you are messaging with with the "Edit" button on top left and the new message button on top right.

    thanks for any other suggestions!

  4. #4
    .artwork assassin Jato_BZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    2,947
    Thanks
    3,054
    Thanked 5,544 Times in 1,932 Posts

    Have u looked in the MobileSMS app?

    /var/stash/Applications/MobileSMS.app

    Initially when the SMS is launched it can display a default BG until it builds the interactive surfaces required.

    This is Default@2x~iphone.png if you're on an iPhone 5 it will have the "-568h" before the "@" part.

    So it loads that first, it then loads separate pngs so that we can interact with it.

    At the moment I couldn't tell u what they are. The white table as far as I'm aware cant be themed. But the bar across the top and buttons can be.

    They are apart of the [email protected]k file.
    Twitter ID: @Jato_BZ
    .artwork Assassin / Emoji Extractor

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Jato_BZ For This Useful Post:

    cyberjunkyfreak (02-27-2013)

  6. #5
    Green Apple cyberjunkyfreak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 14 Times in 9 Posts

    thanks for the extra info. i found that directory, backed up the Default-568h@2x~iphone.png and then moved in a new black 640x1096px Default-568h@2x_iphon.png file with same file permissions... resprung... still get the original white table. that is the image that i was looking to change though when viewing the default .png... so thanks for the extra information. like you say, looks like maybe it can't be changed.

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts