Warning! BiteSMS is not what it once was, before you decide to upgrade!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sat165, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. sat165, Dec 28, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012
  2. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
  3. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2010
    What did Hide Contact do? How would you know who was texting u?
  4. Dellfanboy macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Is there some way to enable the message counter to open up unread messages?
  5. kalirob99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 24, 2008
    Looks like your going back to iOS 4 in the mean time. But it's not really BiteSMS' fault that iOS 5 switched how it works, and killed the feature. Programming isn't as easy as you might think, so try not to be so critical.
  6. Senex macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2011
    Northern Indiana, USA
    I guess I can't speak for you, but I'm fully happy to not have to tap for a popup of unread messages when Notification Center will present all of my unread messages.

    Not to mention, Notification Center is a lot less tricky to drag open (from the exact same spot, I might add) than trying two and three times to hit the stupid SMS bubble in the right spot.

    So let me get this straight: you're going to downgrade your entire operating system and give up *every* other feature of iOS 5 *just* because of "Hide Contact" and that you want to click a conversation bubble in the taskbar?

    Seems like cutting off the nose to spite the face, but to each his own I guess.
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    That's what I was wondering also.
    Hide contact? I dont ever remember using that option.
    What does it do?
  8. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Oh, I see it now.
    I never even noticed or used it before.
    I like to password protect the whole bitesms or messages app instead so noone can go in to view some or any of my texts.
    I guess its valuable to others.
  10. grimy macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Wow, never even knew about this feature lol. I found no need for the hide a contact feature, if I give someone my phone and the pass code to it...I have no issues with them being on it. If I don't want them on it, I have no issue being a dick and not allowing them to use my phone.

    I actually like the new features, I find things to be more customizable.

    But also for those that upgraded, remember to respring after install to get iMessage properly working.

    I did notice that when you initially click the bitesms icon, it is laggier than it was in ios4 and I have to give it longer before clicking a contact :(.

    I also noticed that if I don't click on a message right when I get it when my phone is locked, the QR goes away :( is this because of it going to the "notification center"?
  11. Senex macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2011
    Northern Indiana, USA
    Correct. If "Auto Show Quick Reply" is on in BSMS QR settings, then the QR popup will be the default initial behavior for incoming messages at lockscreen (but only until the screen re-sleeps). Otherwise, you'll have to slide the icon for an individual message to bring up its QR popup.
  12. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2010
    I agree. I think thsi BiteSMS is much better. But again I never used Hide Contacts. Can't you just password protect the entire app? I think it would be much easier.

    BTW - I love the option in the new BiteSMS that let's you change the icon to sock...
  13. BurntReality macrumors 6502


    Jun 21, 2010
    Tyler, TX
    I upgraded last night and I think Bitesms is still my number 1 reason for jailbreaking. It integrates flawlessly with notification center and iMessage.

    As asked earlier, what exactly did the hide contact feature do?
  14. Armeniandave macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2010
    San Diego
    JB my wifes iP4 and she loves BiteSMS!

    Apple seriously needs to implement some form of quick reply
    WITHOUT exiting the app your in.
  15. xavierpunkreno macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2010
    Stop cheating on your significant other or just download iBlacklist if you must.
  16. The Highlander macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2009
    iMessage integration is NOT that good. you "can" quick reply, but if you want to follow the conversation you have to go back to imessage.

    For some reason its LAGGY as hell on the iphone 4. Not sure if its an i4 thing or an ios5 thing or a bitesms thing.

    The UI looks like chompsms from ANDROID (yuck), then of course, they are the makers of chomp, but I hated so much that sms app on the android that I just wish some of the things don't get PLAGUED to iOS.

    Still... my wife is the one that has i4, i have the 4s. So i still have to wait. Thinking on exchanging.
  17. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2010
  18. Kayan macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2010
  19. sat165, Dec 30, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012

    sat165 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2010
    I'm in your cupboard
  20. GzyOnline macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2011
    no joke!.. it is not what i'm used to and i'm pulling my hair out over trying to figure out new BiteSMS 6 on iOS 5.0.1 #tear.....

    i just updated the iOS last night.. i have forever been loyal to my iOS 4.2.1 (greenpois0n baby!).. #ifitain'tbrokedonttrytofixit!!... but w/tons of new apps & tweaks coming out that require iOS 5, and w/iPad HD coming out tom, i have a feeling they're gonna be dropping iOS 5.1 as well and I won't be able to do a clean update via iTunes once that happens, so i folded and am now running iOS 5-strong.

    anyhow, back to BiteSMS 6 on iOS 5.x..::

    -i too miss the ability to click on the numbered bubble in the status bar to get a list of my unread msgs! #tear ..someone above mentioned being able to pull down the Notif Center to view unread msgs, i will have to give that a try..
    --seeing how i installed BiteSMS rt away, i cheated myself in getting an experience w/the updated native messaging app/notification system.. anyone recommend i uninstall BiteSMS and run the native just for the experience??... (no?, hah, me either!!) :p

    -my biggest feature w/old BiteSMS, which i am mickeymousing around and have almost got back, is the Lock/Unlock settings of 'Show Nothing'.. why was it necessary to remove this? I don't want to restort to the SBSettings of killing SMS Alerts, i just don't want alerts while i'm unlocked and working diligently on my phone!.. i swear this was the best feature!.. no interruptions while you're working... u get a text message while unlocked? great! the lil numbered bubble shows up in the status bar and you can check it when you've got a moment!
    anyhow, these are my 2cents.. once i leave work maybe ill come back and really spill my heart out into this post.. i'm glad i'm not the only one who is heartbroken over the lost features!..
  21. hch3psa macrumors regular


    Sep 1, 2010
    Just so you know the bubble up top still works.

    Also if you set quick reply to work with Apple Settings I think you'll be pleasantly surprised how nice it is. If you want to quick reply just tap on the banner and you can reply. If not it will just drop into NC.

    For anyone experiencing lag, I think 6.2 is going to fix your issues. I was having lag on my 4S with 6.1 so I added the beta repo and the first update I did took care of all the lag.

    Just my 2 cents.
  22. GzyOnline macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2011
    well what are your native:notification & messages settings & biteSMS quick reply & privacy settings? ..because i see the numbered bubble, and im tapping on it repeatedly and it's not doing anything but sitting still.. before, when you tapped on the bubble, a list of unread msgs displayed in the center of the screen.. it does nothing now other than let me know there are some msgs there.. for now i am pulling down the notification center and viewing unread text messages from there (which is not all that bad..) :eek:

    i do have my quick reply>alert style set to use Apple Settings.. but this is just so I don't get text alerts while the phone is unlocked and I am working on it (thank goodness too!, bcuz if I could not get this to work i'd surely have to resort to downgrading back to iOS 4.2.1)
  23. gapperonduty macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010
    ^ .... not sure what version of BiteSMS you are using with your ios5 since you did not mention...

    the latest beta is 6.2.12 and tapping on the bubble will open up quickreply. Within quickreply, tapping the top of the popup (small down arrow) will open up the whole message for that person....

    besides the hide contacts feature, everything is still working great....


    QR- Alert style - apple settings
    Notificatin center - open quick reply

    QR/QC Lock mode - On for both

    QR/QC Unlock mode - on for both

    The other two settings, it's up to you depend on how private you want it to be
  24. GzyOnline macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2011
    Well I'll be daMned!! Thank you so-very-much for your post! nDeed, the bubble's function has returned!! HALLELUJAH!!
    and for those (like me) who need some help on juss how to get the BiteSMS beta version... see:http://forums.bitesms.com/forums/6/topics/4569 .. (Add the following Cydia repo: http://cydia.bitesms.com) .. and juss search for
    "biteSMS" in Cydia!
    THANK YOU, AGAIN!! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  25. midniter macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    bitesms 6.2

    Is anyone else having this problem

    I get a message .. i see the pop up .. and i hit 'close'
    and the phone goes into a 'Respring'... then I have to press 'Restart' and then it comes on OK

    If i 'Reply' or 'Open' .. then its ok.. otherwise it goes into a 'Respring'

    How do i avoid that ?

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