SMS Bubble Color

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ribbonthecat, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. ribbonthecat macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to change the color of the SMS bubbles on my end? I'm not partial to the sickly green.
     
  2. Pennyroyal macrumors member

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  3. mrrish macrumors regular

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    Yea jailbreak and download the app called winterboard. Then download themes that customize SMS bubbles.

    There's a slight risk with the whole process of jailbreaking, but usually its reversible.
     
  4. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    What risk is that, exactly?
     
  5. aok1975 macrumors 6502

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    There is no risk from what I have experienced. You can always do a restore.
     
  6. Super Intendo macrumors regular

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    How long until apple gives us this functionality? I seriously don't understand why they're so afraid of customization with the iphone.

    I can change the color of the bubbles in iChat on my Mac, why not on my iPhone?

    I can change my wallpaper on my Mac, why not on my iPhone?

    I can change my icons on my Mac, why not my iPhone?

    Its just such a basic thing to implement, there's no reason it shouldn't have been by now.
     
  7. cwwilson macrumors 65816

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    Such is the main reason I JB my phone. It is dumb imo that you can't customize jack all on the phone aside from the lockscreen wallpaper.
     
  8. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I agree.... This is one of the only reasons I j/b my phone. I want the custom icon's, colors and springboard screen. :(

    I have asked in a couple of the threads about this along with other custom features. So far it is a no go.
     
  9. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    I like the stewie and brian iphone sms bubbles. That sir is cool:D
     
  10. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah some added colors would be nice... I always like a lot of options... though I tend never to use the options once I have them available :rolleyes:
     
  11. Applepi macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the green is getting really old. Let's hope we get some ability to customize in a future update.
     
  12. rarity macrumors regular

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    I was able to change my sms bubbles on 2.2.1 using SSH. I basically changed the balloon_1.png and 2 files into my mobilesms application.

    I just tried this on 3.0 and it's not working. Anyone get it to work successfully?
     
  13. phoenixdude24 macrumors member

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    Jailbreaking.


    Which I advise
     
  14. rarity macrumors regular

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    Just downloaded one of the sms apps in cydia and it doesn't seem to take effect when I make it active in winterboard. WTF?
     
  15. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Lol, agreed. Jailbreaking is the way to go!
     
  16. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Google "sms themes" or something like that, I saw a thread somewhere that someone had a few steps how to fix it (for 3.0) via SSH.
     
  17. joro macrumors 68020

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    It would be nice to be able to change the colors for certain applications, maybe using some sort of theme-based system across all the entire phone which I would imagine wouldn’t be that hard to implement.
     

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