1. thuwun's Avatar
    OK everyone after doing a lot of line by line searching through iPhone explorer, ssh, and forums i still have not gotten any progress with the backgrounds for sms; however i have finally figured out how to make the sms bubbles/balloons to work in your themes if you are making them yourself or if you are downloading them from cydia/etc here is what you need to do:

    there should already be a folder named:
    " MobileSMS.app " (without the " " of course) (make sure your bubble/balloon png are in there named Balloon_1.png and Balloon_2.png) Now this is the same as previous themes. But here is the most important part for 3.0 users (i'm a 3GS 3.0 user so i'm assuming this works for regular 3G and all others that have upgraded to 3.0)

    You need to make this folder:
    " ChatKit.framework " (again without the " " 's) (this is where you need to have your bubble/balloon png's named Balloon_1.png and Balloon_2.png)
    But ChatKit is not limited to Ballons it also contains:

    addcontact.png
    Balloon_1.png
    Balloon_2.png (these are all .png so i'm not typing anymore)
    BalloonInputField
    checked
    compose
    compose_atom
    compose_atom_selected
    delete
    deletepressed
    failure-btn
    failure-btn-pressed
    failure-exclamation-glyph
    group-icon-normal
    group-icon-white
    ImageBubbleMask
    ImageBubbleMaskUntailed
    ImageBubbleUntailed-Green
    input-field-cover
    MessageEntryBG
    multiSend-dropshadow
    multisend-navbar
    multisend-normal
    notchecked
    PhotoButton
    plus
    progressfill
    selectedcheck
    select-media-bubble
    select-text-bubble
    SendButton
    SendButtonPressed
    smalltrash
    Video-play-button

    So your theme needs to look like this:

    Blue Light ( theme folder name; place any springboard png in here)
    Bundles (Theme Subfolder)
    com.apple.springbaord (Bundles subfolder)
    en.lproj (com.appl.springboard subfolder)
    SpringBoard.string (en.lproj file; this is your away lock label ) (i.e. "AWAY_LOCK_LABEL" = "Thuwun's iPhone" ) (that's my person message)
    com.apple.TelephonyUI (Bundles subfolder )
    bottombarknobgray.png (com.apple.TelephonyUI file; this is the image of the slideer button when your iPhone is locked)


    Folders (Theme subfolder )
    Chatkit.framework (Folder Subfolder ) (place your bubble/balloon png)
    MobileSMS.app (Folder Subfolder ) (place bubble png and background png (even though i haven't figured outhow to get it to work yet)
    SpringBoard.app (Folder Subfolder ) (place your battery png in here for when iPhone is charging images)



    Icons (Theme Subfolder ) ( place png for all the springboard apps that you want changed)



    UISounds (Theme Subfolder ) (place dtmf-1.caf thru dtmf-9 & dtmf-star , dtmf-pound.caf for telephone keypad sounds and all other system sounds ringtones smstones etc)



    i'm going to stop here but you should get the point... if you need anymore help hit me up annd i'll help you as far as my knowledge and research skill can.




    If you would like to see a sample of these images in chatkit,framework you can iPhone explorer or ssh into your iPhone and goto:

    root/system/library/privateframeworks/chatkit.framework


    Hope This helps everyone... all in a days work

    "thuwun"
    07-11-2009 07:57 PM
  2. lionheartednyhc's Avatar
    Which theme are you using to do this?

    I am trying to get it to work with Chromatic Neon. This is how my layout looks..

    Chromatic Neon
    > Folders
    >> Chatkit.framework
    >>> Baloon_1.png
    >>> Baloon_2.png
    >> MobilePhone.app (there is no MobileSMS.app)



    I placed the baloons in the new chatkit folder, but nothing happens even after i respring
    07-11-2009 09:47 PM
  3. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    I really do not care about the colour of my bubbles, I just want a working background. If you make any progress on that (which I doubt because I think its a winterboard thing) then let me know. I'm not to big about digging into the codce either, I do not want to screw something up.
    07-12-2009 01:32 PM
  4. enttsully's Avatar
    Which theme are you using to do this?

    I am trying to get it to work with Chromatic Neon. This is how my layout looks..

    Chromatic Neon
    > Folders
    >> Chatkit.framework
    >>> Baloon_1.png
    >>> Baloon_2.png
    >> MobilePhone.app (there is no MobileSMS.app)



    I placed the baloons in the new chatkit folder, but nothing happens even after i respring
    balloons is spelt wrong... thats why
    07-18-2009 01:37 PM
  5. only1jonarius's Avatar
    so we need to rename MobileSMS.app to Chatkit.framework?
    07-18-2009 05:13 PM
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