Change iPhone SMS Background with Winterboard

September 6, 2009 — by Simon Ng14



Change iPhone SMS Background with Winterboard

September 6, 2009 — by Simon Ng14

Change default SMS BackgroundAre you bored with the default SMS background and balloon color? For jailbroken iPhone user, you can actually use Winterboard to apply different themes to skin the Message application.

In Cydia, you can go to “Search” and then search for “sms”. You’ll locate ample cydia packages that allow you to change SMS background or bubbles. For most of the packages, they offer a preview of the change. You can tap “More Information” or “Screenshots” option in the installation page to check out the preview. If it’s the one you love, just install the package. When complete, quit cydia and launch Winterboard to enable the SMS theme (e.g. Tweetie SMS Balloons in below figure).

Download SMS background from CydiaEnable SMS background in Winterboard

Here are a few SMS themes you can find in cydia. There are more on cydia. Go ahead and search “sms” in cydia to find out more.

SMS Background - BirdSMS Background - Tweetie

SMS Background - SpeedSMS Background - Mario

For those who do not heard of winterboard, check out my earlier post about “Using Winterboard to Skin your iPhone” for more information.

Do you find any great SMS theme? Remember to leave comment and share your favorite with us.

Simon Ng

Founder, developer and chief blogger of simonblog.com

  • Dusty

    Its about time for 3.0 users! lol Yay for Winterboard!

  • Wessam

    Perfect effort

  • meena

    i downloaded a theme at cydia but when i tried to activate it, the theme wouldnt work. but i was able to download it and installed it successfully. im using and iphone 3gs, 3.1.2 version btw. i need feedback pls thanks

    • What’s the theme? Some themes may not work on the OS v3.0 or up.

      • bliss

        i didnt realize that at first either, but yeah, make sure you look at the bottem of each theme and see what version it is cause some are made for more advanced software.

  • hi

  • Pat

    I can’t find any of these themes at cydia, I’m searching for ex. BlackSMS and it can’t find nothing like that…

    • Zupkeers

      Whats the name of it?

  • linusik

    Just got “Pink SMS” Love it! Its a little bit more purple then pink but very girly n pretty <3 ^_^

  • Mio Sharmaine

    is that also working for iphone 3g ios 4.2 pls reply

  • What about users without their phone jailbroken? I’d rather not, if I don’t have to…

  • Passer by

    Erm , how about iPhone 4 iOS 5 ? There’s no spacesms in cydia is there another one for iOS 5 ?

  • Byanka

    What are the steps to have exactly like the picture, the one with the bird blue and pink?

  • raff

    how to intall cydia