Jailbreak iPhone SMS Bubbles

Discussion in 'UI Customization' started by skitzy, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm making this post because I spent all day yesterday looking for a package of iPhone SMS bubbles for my iphone 4. No such luck. They were all either too small or stupid colors or matte or all grouped together on one picture. So for anyone who wants an easy way to change their SMS bubbles QUICKLY, I've made a few in various colors. **NOTE** These are for an iPhone 4 since most of the ones I found were for 3G/3GS. They are already the right size and right format (PNG) so all you need to do is:

    1. Save whichever color to your desktop
    2. Rename the file to either Balloon_1@2x.png (for sent messages) or Balloon_2@2x.png (for received messages)
    3. SSH into your phone (make sure hidden files are visible) and go into /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ChatKit.framework and drag and drop balloon file inside.
    4.Respring device and there you go.

    Hope this helps somebody!
    _Skitz
     

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  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    few more
     

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    Thanks a ton. Been looking for a way to do this for weeks.
     
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    Can somebody please post the original colors? I accidently deleted them and in case i want them back later........

    Thank you!!!
     
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    KentuckyHouse

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    Here ya go. Let's see if this works...
     

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  10. macrumors member

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    Can you also make retina bubbles for the original green and grey please.
    I forgot to copy the originals.
    Thank You
     
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    Hopefully someone else knows how to do that. I'm still running the 3GS and that's out of my league anyway...lol.
     
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    Yes.... I have an iPhone 4 also.
     
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    kalirob99

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    Here's my backup of the originals if anyone needs them. I also have an iPhone 4.
     

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  14. macrumors newbie

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    This isnt working for me

    I have a jail broken iphone 3gs upgraded to 4.1 software.

    I followed all of the steps but it hasnt worked. Im getting quite desperate as Ive tried everything but nothing is working.

    Do I have to delete the old text bubbles for the new ones to take over? (make a backup obvs)

    Can someone help?
    =[

    OH I DID IT =DDDDDDDDDDDDD
    I had to use iphone 3gs bubbles and replace the old files
    ahh im so haps lol
     
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    The bubbles have been renamed in 4.1

    I believe they are now Balloon_1@2x~iphone.png and Balloon_2@2x~iphone.png but you can just look in the folder for them to be sure.
     
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    Dhelsdon

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    Can someone make some smoke coloured ones since black would render text unreadable.

    Ideally i'd like to have incoming to be a vibrant blue, and outgoing as black. Both with white text.. is that possible?
     
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    Although I like your contribution....

    Damn... the stock ones really look as it should... or good to read the text.

    Maybe its because i've been using them for 3 years now?

    I only changed the sent to yellow as it's the only one which is readable and doesn't eat your eyes....
     
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    Has anyone managed to change the bubbles on 4.1?

    I can't seem to get it to work!

    When I change Balloon_1@2x~iPhone.png and Ballon_2@2x~iPhone.png nothing happens.

    I tried changing Balloon_1~iphone.png and Balloon_2~iphone.png and I lost the bubbles all together, so just had the text with no surround in the sms app.
     
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    sawah

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Can you make matte ones too please? Nice job!
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPhone 4 on 4.1 and I had to replace the file named Balloon_1@2x~iphone.png and Balloon_2@2x~iphone.png in order to change the balloon color. Hope this helps.

     
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    I had the same problem, after rebooting everything looks nice.
     
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    matt retina bubbles

    Hi,

    can someone help me make these bubbles in retina versions ? thanks :)
     

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    anyone? or give me a tutorial on how to change...thanks:)
     

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