iPhone SMS Full Customization

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Stephano35, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Stephano35 macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2012

    I'm new here, so I definitely expect to get yelled at about being irrelevant and posting about something that's probably already here- but I am really interested in this.

    I'm looking for some help (or, wondering if it's even possible) on manually customizing FULL SMS. I know how to change bubble colors, sms background, and full keyboard. I'm looking to change the text entry bar (the gray bar in the middle, including the entry part, as well as the send button). ALSO, the "messages" and "edit" buttons at the top as well as the blue bar at the top. Yes, I know how to SSH.

    I've looked all through the files in my phone and can't find anything. Are we even able to find the files? Or do I need to install an SMS theme and then edit the files within the theme to what I want? (something I'd rather not do, but will).

    Again, I'm new. Please be nice :( I know I'm dealing with a lot of experienced people here.
  2. faroZ06 macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2009
    You have SSH installed on your iPhone, so you are pretty much more experienced than half the people here :cool:

    Anyway, did you make sure to change the root password? Someone could hack your iPhone over the SSH if you leave it as "alpine".

    I know this doesn't answer your question at all, but I will go look in my files now to try and find the right ones. It can't hurt to make sure you have changed your password because it is VERY important that you do that.
  3. AppleMaster9 macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2011
    I've done most of this so I might be of some help.

    Names of Objects-

    Balloon 1 (you) - Balloon_1~iphone.png or Balloon_1~iphone@2x.png

    Balloon 2 (person you're talking to) Balloon_2~iphone.png or Balloon_2~iphone@2x.png

    How to make the theme itself-

    On your desktop, make a folder called "WHATEVERYOUWANT.theme" and in that folder, make another folder called "Bundles." In that folder, make the last folder called "com.apple.chatkit"
    So for example it will go smstheme.theme>Bundles>com.apple.chatkit>THIS IS WHERE ALL YOUR IMAGES GO.

    As for background, you will add the wallpaper to the "whatever.theme" folder. It will be right next to the bundles folder. It needs to be titled "SMSBackground.png"

    And for keyboard, the easiest will be to buy Color Keyboard from cydia.
  4. tuddybear macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2013
    Okay guys, So I am really really new to all this!! And I really need your help! :/ I am wanting to change my sms background, text bubbles, keyboard....etc. and I am completely clueless! ): I've tried downloading this "Cyria" app....no luck! If that's even what I do?? PLEASE HELP ME!!! ):



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