Developer Adam Bell has updated his popular MessageBox jailbreak tweak for iOS 7, making it possible for jailbreakers to liberate Facebook’s “Chat Heads” from the confines of the social network’s iOS applications. You can download MessageBox (iOS 7) free of charge on the Cydia Store, and it’s optimized for Apple’s ARM64-devices.
As a reminder, MessageBox first launched for iOS 6 last year, and we highlighted the package as a useful means for jailbreakers to gain a Facebook Home-style experience under iOS. “The implementation is perfect and you’ll soon forget that a tweak made all of this possible,” my colleague Dom Esposito said.
The new MessageBox (iOS 7) package offers similar functionality for Apple’s iOS 7 mobile OS. However, this time around, the jailbreak tweak requires Facebook’s more recent Paper app to be installed on a jailbroken iOS device in order for MessageBox to run.
Though the iOS app can be downloaded on the App Store free of charge, the problem with this requirement is that Paper is presently a U.S.-only app, thereby locking out international users from running MessageBox on their iOS 7-powered device.
However, if you can get around this problem MessageBox is a solid package that works well. You can enable or disable the jailbreak tweak from inside of the iOS Settings app, and as with the iOS 6 version of the package, active conversations can be cleared by dragging Chat Heads over to the bottom of the screen. When enabled, Chat Heads can usefully be accessed throughout Apple’s entire iOS.
As mentioned, you can download MessageBox (iOS 7) free of charge on the Cydia Store now.
Check out the new jailbreak tweak, or see: Comedy Central’s New Apple iOS App Includes Content From Every Show, Today’s Apps Gone Free: The Island: Castaway, Briefcase Pro, Beautiful Mosaic And More, and The Microsoft Office Mobile App For iPhone Is Now Free For Home Users.