BiteSMS icon

stuckinneutral

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 21, 2010
41
0
I love the biteSMS app and purchased it today. The only thing that bugs me is the PINK icon. I was glad to see the icon was updated to Retina now. I installed the "biteSMS to SMS icon" theme package and turned it on in Winterboard. have respringed and restarted a few times. It doesnt change the icon, its still Pink.

Any ideas or other themes that will fix this?
 

anonymous6237

macrumors 6502
Nov 3, 2007
336
10
Plano, TX
I love the biteSMS app and purchased it today. The only thing that bugs me is the PINK icon. I was glad to see the icon was updated to Retina now. I installed the "biteSMS to SMS icon" theme package and turned it on in Winterboard. have respringed and restarted a few times. It doesnt change the icon, its still Pink.

Any ideas or other themes that will fix this?
It wont change the icon because of a change in the file system for iPhone4. Here's what I did (you'll need a basic knowledge of SSH):

1) Using SSH login to your iPhone with your favorite SSH client (I'm on windows so I use WinSCP)

2) Navigate to root/private/var/stash/applications/mobileSMS. Copy the file "icon@2x.png" to your desktop.

3) Now navigate to root/private/var/stash/themes.xxxxx (different for every phone) and you should see a folder for the package you downloaded from cydia (mine was biteSMS to Messages icon). Open all of the folders ("BiteSMS to Messages icon"/bundles/com.bitesms) and copy over the "icon@2x.png" file we put on the desktop earlier.

4) Exit SSH session and respring.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
 

Gkf9

macrumors member
Jan 29, 2009
89
0
Lancashire
I love the biteSMS app and purchased it today. The only thing that bugs me is the PINK icon. I was glad to see the icon was updated to Retina now. I installed the "biteSMS to SMS icon" theme package and turned it on in Winterboard. have respringed and restarted a few times. It doesnt change the icon, its still Pink.

Any ideas or other themes that will fix this?

I emailed the developer today, said he would be updating soon... So should then work.
 

SlasherKG

macrumors member
Jun 15, 2010
80
28
While what the above poster said will work, I personally feel that some of the other icons within BiteSMS are still out of place. I prefer using this theme here: http://forums.bitesms.com/forums/1/topics/1353

It has been updated for iPhone 4 and looks really good. You will have to manually put the themes folder (root/private/var/stash/themes.xxxxx) using SSH (I also use WinSCP). Enable it in Winterboard and respring.
 

passionblue

macrumors newbie
May 12, 2010
13
0
It wont change the icon because of a change in the file system for iPhone4. Here's what I did (you'll need a basic knowledge of SSH):

1) Using SSH login to your iPhone with your favorite SSH client (I'm on windows so I use WinSCP)

2) Navigate to root/private/var/stash/applications/mobileSMS. Copy the file "icon@2x.png" to your desktop.

3) Now navigate to root/private/var/stash/themes.xxxxx (different for every phone) and you should see a folder for the package you downloaded from cydia (mine was biteSMS to Messages icon). Open all of the folders ("BiteSMS to Messages icon"/bundles/com.bitesms) and copy over the "icon@2x.png" file we put on the desktop earlier.

4) Exit SSH session and respring.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
You can also do this using iFile, just go to the mobileSMS folder, copy icon@2x.png then paste it in the biteSMS folder. You might want to backup the other icon first.
 

stuckinneutral

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 21, 2010
41
0
Thanks for the replies everyone! I think I'll just wait until the dev updates because the steps are bit overwhelming right now. Lol
 

spiceykim

macrumors member
Jun 26, 2010
44
0
Ugh I downloaded it and clicked on it in winterboard rebooted my phone and it's still pink! What gives?
 

doctapeppa

macrumors 6502
Jun 15, 2008
289
0
This is ridiculously simple to fix and you don't even need SSH.

1. Download iFile. It's shareware so you could use it for free.

2. go to /var/stash/Applications/MobileSMS.app

3. look for Icon-Small.png, Icon-Small@2x.png, icon.png and icon@2x.png, click edit and then the little arrow in the lower right, then --> copy
(you might not need all 4 but this is what I did and it works perfect.)

4. go to var/stash/Applications/biteSMS.app and select edit and then paste.

5. reboot/respring

Bam, you have just replaced the ugly pink icon with the nice default apple retina one. Total time invested 5 minutes if you include installing iFile from a slow ass cydia.

tl;dr: copy the icons from your MobileSMS.app app into BiteSMS.app
 

doolin.nc

macrumors member
Aug 2, 2010
74
0
You need to change these six files for complete replacement. Mine looks EXACTLY like the stock messaging application. I even changed the names to say Messages everywhere instead of BiteSMS...

Icon.png
Icon@2x.png
Icon-small.png
Icon-small@2x.png
Lock-screen-QR.png
Lock-screen-QR.png

What I did was use the Apple Icon.png to replace the BiteSMS Icon.png & Icon@2x.png and then use the Apple Icon-small.png to replace the other 4.

EDIT: Ignore the e-mail links.
 

mgmusicman94

macrumors 6502a
Nov 16, 2008
866
238
I made a package for cydia that replaced the pink icon with the green retina icon.

Edit: Download link removed. Package is on Cydia.
 

KentuckyHouse

macrumors 68020
Jan 29, 2010
2,229
54
Lexington, KY.
I love the biteSMS app and purchased it today. The only thing that bugs me is the PINK icon. I was glad to see the icon was updated to Retina now. I installed the "biteSMS to SMS icon" theme package and turned it on in Winterboard. have respringed and restarted a few times. It doesnt change the icon, its still Pink.

Any ideas or other themes that will fix this?
I just followed this, but I downloaded the "biteSMS to RETINA icon" instead and activated it in Winterboard. I resprung IN WINTERBOARD (not using the respring in SBSettings) and boom...it worked flawlessly.
 

davidpace

macrumors newbie
Jun 8, 2010
22
0
I'm a bit confused about biteSMS...is it free or do you have to purchase it? I installed it via Cydia and it said I have a trial until 8/13/10.
 

OnNightfall

macrumors regular
May 13, 2010
234
0
dude, I just downloaded biteSMS to Retina SMS... and what it does is changes the icon of your biteSMS to look identical to the stock SMS icon. Get It! You need Winterboard to apply it. Problem Solved.
 

stuckinneutral

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 21, 2010
41
0
I have SBsettings and winterboard both already. Other addons work fine. I installed the biteSMS to Retina SMS and its checked but not working. I already tried to respring.
 

Attachments

mgmusicman94

macrumors 6502a
Nov 16, 2008
866
238
I have SBsettings and winterboard both already. Other addons work fine. I installed the biteSMS to Retina SMS and its checked but not working. I already tried to respring.
I'm not sure why it's not working but It's on Cydia now and I can confirm that the version on there works. Just search biteSMS to Retina SMS Icon.
 

mgmusicman94

macrumors 6502a
Nov 16, 2008
866
238
dude, I just downloaded biteSMS to Retina SMS... and what it does is changes the icon of your biteSMS to look identical to the stock SMS icon. Get It! You need Winterboard to apply it. Problem Solved.
You're welcome. Haha, I'm surprised nobody made a package like this before me.
 

mgmusicman94

macrumors 6502a
Nov 16, 2008
866
238
Do you have a iPhone 4? I am also on the latest iOS, 4.0.1 I think it's numbered
Yes, and I have 4.0.1. I originally made this package for myself then I realized there wasn't one on Cydia yet so I submitted it. I'm positive that this works because I have had 5 people confirm that it works. You just need to activate it in winterboard.
 

woody88

macrumors member
Nov 29, 2006
68
1
You need to change these six files for complete replacement. Mine looks EXACTLY like the stock messaging application. I even changed the names to say Messages everywhere instead of BiteSMS...

Icon.png
Icon@2x.png
Icon-small.png
Icon-small@2x.png
Lock-screen-QR.png
Lock-screen-QR.png

What I did was use the Apple Icon.png to replace the BiteSMS Icon.png & Icon@2x.png and then use the Apple Icon-small.png to replace the other 4.

EDIT: Ignore the e-mail links.
how did you change the word biteSMS to Messages?
 

stuckinneutral

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 21, 2010
41
0
Yes, and I have 4.0.1. I originally made this package for myself then I realized there wasn't one on Cydia yet so I submitted it. I'm positive that this works because I have had 5 people confirm that it works. You just need to activate it in winterboard.
I posted a screenshot above that shows winterboard with it enables :) I appreciate your help. I'm using the one from Cydia
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.