iPhone Change icon of BiteSMS?

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  1. TheShadowXX, Feb 9, 2013
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    TheShadowXX macrumors regular

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    is it possible to change the icon of BiteSMS to something like this?
    [​IMG]


    is there a way to change the name of the app through iexplorer?

    also another question how do I set biteSMS as my default messaging app? do I just go to the settings of the stock messaging app and turn off everything? (imessage, mms messaging, group messaging)


    also is there a way to change the color of the bubbles? (i've checked out the diff themes on biteSMS but don't really like them that much)

    What about adding a pic from your camera roll as a wallpaper? Is that possible? (I know about adding themes)

    So i changed the icon but is there a reason why the icon is smaller than the other stock icons? Here's a pic [​IMG]
     
  2. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Laguna HD theme has that icon down almost to a "T", so I am sure it can be done (just don't personally know how).
     
  3. PacerguyDon macrumors newbie

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    Yes it is.
    You need to put the icon in the vars/stash/Applications.DWWFor/biteSMS.app
    Look for icon@2x.png and replace it with your icon, just make sure and rename it to icon@2x if it's not already.
     
  4. TheShadowXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    how would I do that? using iFile?
     
  5. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    iExplorer is easier to use, it's a Mac/PC app.
     
  6. TheShadowXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    is there also a way to change the name of the app? from like "biteSMS" to "messaging" ?
     
  7. ntegra macrumors regular

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    Download the tweak 'IconRenamer'
     
  8. PacerguyDon macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I should of been a little more specific.
    As stated by chrf097, iExplorer would be what I would recommend as well.
     
  9. TheShadowXX, Feb 10, 2013
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    TheShadowXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    doesn't work

    is there a way to change the name of the app through iexplorer?

    also another question how do I set biteSMS as my default messaging app? do I just go to the settings of the stock messaging app and turn off everything? (imessage, mms messaging, group messaging)


    also is there a way to change the color of the bubbles? (i've checked out the diff themes on biteSMS but don't really like them that much)

    What about adding a pic from your camera roll as a wallpaper? Is that possible? (I know about adding themes)

    So ichanged the icon but Is there a reason why the icon is smaller than the other stock icons? Here's a pic [​IMG]
     
  10. mounds macrumors newbie

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    Does biteSMS handle Google Voice messages, similar to SMS GV Extension?
     
  11. TheShadowXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think so
     
  12. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    1) Not sure how to in iExplorer but I know it would involve editing plists. Download Icon Renamer. It's Free, iOS 6.1 compatible, and really easy to use, it's how I have mine renamed to Messages (And my Google Chrome as "The Web")

    2) In the biteSMS settings, go to More -> Hide Messages App. This will stop the system from using the Messages app and use biteSMS as the default.

    3) To do that you'd have to create your own theme.

    4) Probably because the dimensions of the icon aren't matching up. The icon needs to be 114x114 px.

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    No, unless you reroute GV texts to your number.
     
  13. TheShadowXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    1. Just downloaded icon renamer, works great thanks!

    2. done.

    3. :( I was hoping there was an app/tweak, oh well. Is it easy to "make your own theme" I found this site http://www.codethemed.com/

    4 I can't get the resolution to 114x114, it keeps switching to 114x116. Currently it's at 118x120 though... So i'm not sure why it would look smaller than the others. Is there another file I have to change besides icon@2x maybe?
     
  14. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    For theming if you go under biteSMS and choose Documentation under developing themes you can get instructions.

    As for the icon, take it into Photoshop/GIMP etc. and see if you can resize it?
     
  15. TheShadowXX, Feb 11, 2013
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    TheShadowXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    downloaded gimp and resized it, but it seems like it is still smaller than the other icons. Any other ideas?

    by the way I checked the stock biteSMS icon and its 118x120. I re-sized my image to that but it still looks the same.
     
  16. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    off topic but does anyone know if the "popup" in the QC/QR window is supposed to let you choose a photo from your library? or do you only have the option there to take a new photo?
     
  17. TheShadowXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have both options.
     
  18. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I knew i did it once, but now the button is missing from the popup menu.

    It used to be between the Camera and Template icons but has disappeared!
     

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  19. TheShadowXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    maybe try re-installing? sorry I can't be of much help, by the way what theme is that?
     
  20. Tyrann macrumors newbie

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    Could you please post your newly resized icon? I'd really appreciate it.
     
  21. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    It's biteSquare; included with the default installation.

    I'll try a reinstall now.
     
  22. TheShadowXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    what size do you want it?
     
  23. Tyrann macrumors newbie

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    The size that you were using in the image with the red biteSMS in your dock, please.

    Also, when you were using iExplorer, did you go into Root and then the var folder, not vars? I'm unable to find a vars folder and locate the icon2x file.
     
  24. TheShadowXX thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay, it's 118x120, I'm still not too happy with the size diff between the app, hopefully I can figure out how to resolve it

    here's the link to the pic

    http://s4.postimage.org/a4et9xnzt/miscicon2.png


    I don't see a vars folder, I only see a var.

    to put it as my icon I followed the instructions below

     
  25. kmpoboy2, Feb 11, 2013
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    Change icon of BiteSMS?

    Yes, you can change it in infoplist using iFile.
    /Applications/biteSMS/Info.plist – look for the 3rd or 4th line that reads display name.

    Change the name within the quotations from bitesms to Messages.

    Save it and respring.
     

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