1. ekidd's Avatar
    this is dope! ive never seen this done before too
    2008-10-10 01:10 PM
  2. btnh28's Avatar
    Chefanim u the man!!! i've been waiting for this in ages... thanks lol
    2008-10-10 05:48 PM
  3. coachballfirm's Avatar
    where do i get this smsbackround.png folder....so i can shh it.? what am i missing or dont understand.? do i make a folder called that and just have a pic inside it....???what do i do?
    2008-10-13 02:52 AM
  4. CaptainChaos's Avatar
    I am still not understanding. I have the latest version of Winterboard and still have a white background.

    How can I make it transparent? I have a wallpaper that shows as the SMS app loads and would like the bubbles to lay on top of that, but as soon as the app loads...the white background appears. The wallpaper is different from my springboard wallpaper.

    My loading wallpaper is in: /private/var/stash/Themes.TAaRQK/SandStone/Folders/MobileSMS.app and it is named Default.png
    2008-10-13 05:32 AM
  5. ekidd's Avatar
    where do i get this smsbackround.png folder....so i can shh it.? what am i missing or dont understand.? do i make a folder called that and just have a pic inside it....???what do i do?
    ok.. whatever theme your using, find the folder for it and place whatever picture you named smsbackground into it. Thats all. Make sure its named correctly with the right capitilizations and what not. Thats all.
    2008-10-14 06:36 AM
  6. CaptainChaos's Avatar
    Sweet it worked. The only thing I can't get it to do is be transparent. I tried dropping a completely transparent wallpaper into the folder and it came up white again. I then tried dropping a wallpaper that has a border around the outside of it, but transparent in the middle and it filled the transparent part inside of the border white.

    Thanks!
    2008-10-14 10:46 AM
  7. Chefanim's Avatar
    Sweet it worked. The only thing I can't get it to do is be transparent. I tried dropping a completely transparent wallpaper into the folder and it came up white again. I then tried dropping a wallpaper that has a border around the outside of it, but transparent in the middle and it filled the transparent part inside of the border white.

    Thanks!
    Just take a screenshot of your homescreen and use that as the SMSBackground, it will have the look of transparency
    So long, and thanks for all the fish
    2008-10-14 02:23 PM
  8. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
    Thanks man, works great!

    2008-10-15 06:38 AM
  9. dirrtydude's Avatar
    Hmm..did not work for me either. I placed it in the folder for the theme I am using and still nothing.
    didn't worked for me either.
    checked the spelling, and location.
    2008-11-03 04:04 AM
  10. zoblue's Avatar
    Cool! Anyone else having the problem I'm having?

    Long messages have a white surronding box over the Text bubble. See below:
    This happens to me too and it only happens when the SMS bubble has that little arrow next to it. Whenever there's a phone number or link in the SMS, the little arrow shows and this is what seems to create the gray border around the bubble. How can this be fixed? I've attached a thumbnail where it happens to me too on my custom theme.
    Attached Thumbnails How to set Background Wallpaper for SMS??-photo.jpg  

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    !!blue
    loving my hand-me-down 3G
    2008-11-11 01:02 AM
  11. cir_osis's Avatar
    Does anyone know what the image size should be? When
    I use a background from any of my other themes a portion of that picture is cropped on the bottom. Otherwise no problems with adding or using custom SMS backgrounds.

    Thanks in advance.
    2008-11-11 03:13 AM
  12. mrsidewayzz's Avatar
    looks pretty cool
    mrsidewayzz
    iPhone 2G 16GB, iPod Classic 120GB
    MacBook 13.3" 2.0ghz 250GB 2GB
    YNSA, USN
    2008-11-11 03:20 AM
  13. bballcat03's Avatar
    sorry to bring this back from the dead, but I thought it'd be easier than starting a new thread...

    how do I change the SMS background WITHOUT using winterboard...I wanna stay away from WB as much as I can. IE, where can I find the .PNG I'm looking to replace when I SSH into my iPhone
    2009-01-11 10:36 AM
  14. chancefeick's Avatar
    thanks for the backround
    2009-02-16 04:57 AM
  15. hollowpoints's Avatar
    what are the proper dimensions? thanks
    2009-02-16 07:06 AM
  16. pman860507's Avatar
    This worked for my phone on 2.2.1 but now on 3.0 its not working does anyone know why?

    dim are.
    SMSBackground.png 320x375
    2009-06-23 09:03 PM
  17. limpep's Avatar
    Yes i agree this doesn't work for me too on OS3
    2009-06-30 06:59 PM
  18. batman15's Avatar
    Cliffs on how to do this?

    starting at step 1?
    2009-07-02 02:04 AM
  19. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to change the Messages wallpaper background? I tried many different ways but nothing seems to be working. Trying to SSH manually or using winterboard and only can change the SMS bubbles, no background?

    Thanks!

    2009-07-13 04:18 AM
  20. juicygurl's Avatar
    pm me for the workaround. cant post it here
    Last edited by juicygurl; 2009-08-18 at 10:16 PM.
    2009-08-18 09:41 PM
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