Sms background changer?

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    I'm looking for something that changes the background for the initial SMS conversation lists background. Is there a such app?
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    Nothing using a stock iDevice... requires a Jailbreak. Even with that, though, I'm not sure there's a tweak that just changes the conv. list background. I'm sure you can SSH in using iFile to change the color or add your own themed background.
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    Color keyboard maybe?
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    ColorKeyboard does it and there are some SMS backgrounds you can use through winterboard as well (for jailbroken devices). Got to check ios 5 compatibility though
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    Color keyboard only changes the keyboard background not the conversation list background. And all the SMS themes I've looked at don't change it either
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    It works. Just put SMSBackground.png or SMSBackground@2x.png in your theme. The only thing I've had a problem with is a box around any images in the messages. Now if you work out how to fix that I will be in your debt.
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    To expand on what Suevans posted, the two image files should go in the top of a themes folder. The address will then look like this: /var/stash/Themes.../[AnyThemeName].theme/[those two png files]

    As long as whichever theme you have the folder in is on top (in Winterboard), those two files will override the stock SMS backgrounds.

    Oh, and the sizes should be:

    SMSBackground.png = 480 x 480 pixels
    SMSBackground@2x.png = 960 x 960

    So, one's for the retina displays, the other is for the non-retina displays.

    I have a lovely dark wood background in my SMS app (biteSMS). Works well there and in the stock Messages app.

    Marilyn
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    Nice expansion. I was wondering if you had encountered my box/rectangle around images in MSG app with your theme? If not, what theme are you using please? If so, how did you solve it (assuming you have)?

    Thanks
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    I'm not sure what you mean with "box/rectangle" around images. If I understand you correctly, yes, there is a background box around an attached picture in a text. This occurs in both biteSMS and in the stock Messages app. If that's the box you mean, then I don't know how to get rid of it. But, now I'll have to go look! :D. It's a puzzle that's going to itch until I find it. I'll let you know if I find it (or if it's a theme able box).

    Oh, and just FYI. My theme is "a 1derful HD" theme. Even though it themes that little picture box ... me like. :)

    Marilyn
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    Yes, you understand correctly and it is driving me crazy! I change everything, more for the fun of it than anything else and it is definitely a puzzle that is itching me. If I find it I'll post back here. I'm not finding anything on forums but I'm surely not the only one it bothers. I have seen one post about it happening around the text boxes but I think a winter board update fixed it. I'm not sure though as it was pre-4S jailbreak. Good luck to us both!

    I'm going to go check out that theme too, thank you.

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