- 02-15-2011, 10:39 PM #51
- 02-15-2011, 10:49 PM #52
biteSMS has an option to "Show nothing" when a message is received in Lockscreen or Unlocked mode. very nice, as i despise the annoying popups as well
go here for more features biteSMS has to offer: biteSMS - Great Extra Features
it baffles my mind as to why it is so difficult for some people to accept the FACT that the current iPhone notification system sucks
- 02-16-2011, 09:01 AM #54
While all you guys say that these scenerios are far fetched how about this one...
You with your girlfriend and and ex girlfriend or female friend sends you a text that pops right up?
Little more realistic? Yes it is
How about this- Your GF sends you a dirty text and it pops up while someone else has the phone?
Trust me, that can happen as well
I agree with the OP. Thats is one of the things that I do not like about the phone
- 02-16-2011, 09:21 AM #55
Nitsuj...I'm assuming since you have bitesms your phone is jailbroken. Were you a beginner before you did this or did you have experience? Honestly this text thing bugs me enough to jailbreak the phone but other than an iPod this is my first apple product so I don't want to kill it by jailbreaking it. I know it's reversible but I don't know anyone personally who has done it so if something goes wrong I'm on my own. Was it easy? Did you have problems? Even downloading and installing bitesms?
- 02-16-2011, 09:23 AM #56
- 02-16-2011, 01:46 PM #57
- 02-16-2011, 07:47 PM #58
Maybe I was lucky, but I just don't see any way it could be easier to jailbreak. It was way harder to root a Droid or Nook Color. Downloading bitesms was easy as well. Cydia is sort of like the Appstore, a little more primitive UI perhaps. Go to Cydia, search for bitesms and click it.
I'm no expert, but I see no way you can hurt the device as long as you go in to it with a clue what to expect. Go to youtube and search for "tysiphonehelp" he does a tutorial video, which is the one I followed.
It may not be the answer for everyone, but for me, it was worth it to jailbreak. Bitesms, a cool theme and having live weather on my lockscreen have fixed a few things about the iPhone that had me missing the Droid a bit.
- 02-16-2011, 08:26 PM #60
- 02-16-2011, 08:28 PM #61
This thread is a beautiful microcosm of forum behavior. We have humor misinterpreted as serious, humor treated as serious, flames, indignation, a majority of posts that do not discuss the topic, spam, and yet it still presents useful info on the topic. I humbly request that this topic be stickied with its spam intact.
Last edited by icebox93; 02-16-2011 at 08:31 PM.
- 02-16-2011, 08:38 PM #62
- 02-17-2011, 08:27 AM #65
nitsuj, I want to thank you for the post. I read it before I received my phone and it made me aware of the situation. I also appreciate your display of confidence when jailbreaking. I was trying to avoid jailbreaking my phone but believe I will now. I'm glad you didn't leave this forum. You will find there are fanboys located in all forums.
DoctorK you have been helpful in this thread also.
Darthgamer, you have been very helpful in several threads I have read through.
- 02-17-2011, 08:57 AM #66
- 02-17-2011, 09:50 AM #67
I'm glad you found it helpful in some way. Don't fear the jailbreak, it really was easy. Not saying it's the answer for everyone, but it helped me.
As for the spam, what is it about this forum? I'm on lots of forums, and they all get the occasional spam bot sneaking past, but I've never seen it this bad.
- 02-17-2011, 04:20 PM #71iPhone Intermediate
- 144 Posts
I don't find the SMS alerts a problem. If they don't show up, you would never know to check for new messages. Same as with the phone part. Why would you want to turn off the calling part of a phone? Just don't let yourself get in weird situations with it. lol
It really comes down to privacy I guess. It would be like my mail arriving opened. Or all my phone calls being on speaker phone. Just because I may not have private info coming in, doesn't mean I want my info out there. The principle of it I guess. Like if a cop asks if he can search my car. I'm going to say no, because it's my right to. Even if I have nothing to hide.
Does that make sense? I tried to say it without making any jokes or using sarcasm this time.
- 02-17-2011, 09:53 PM #73iPhone Beginner
- 54 Posts
- 02-17-2011, 10:12 PM #74