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The relatively rushed nature of the Evasi0n7 jailbreak means that certain fundamental aspects such as Cydia and MobileSubstrate had been relegated to the background in favor of the release. Jay Freeman and his willing helpers have managed to get Cydia updated for iOS 7, but as we wait for a MobileSubstrate announcement, the BiteSMS team has made an announcement of their own.

BiteSMS is undoubtedly one of the more popular packages available for a jailbroken iOS device. Historically speaking, it’s also own of the most frequently updated and supported offerings that we have seen in Cydia. It’s that level of support and continued commitment to improvement that keeps users coming back for more with every jailbreak cycle.

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The latest announcement on the official BiteSMS Twitter account has informed the user-base that beta 8 version of the package for iOS 7 is in ongoing development, with an initial release likely to be this Friday.

@biteSMS Quick update still hoping for an early beta version this Friday.

The team behind the popular package have managed to overcome the current MobileSubstrate issues. Like most developers with complex codebases, the BiteSMS team initially had problems even getting their package to compile for iOS 7 on 64-bit devices such as the iPhone 5s.

After spending approximately ten hours debugging and overcoming those compilation issues it quickly became clear that bigger issues were on the immediate agenda in the form of several complex runtime problems.

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BiteSMS for iOS 7 mockup – credit: superlameman

The relatively rushed and surprising launch of the current iOS 7 jailbreak has taken everyone by surprise, including those responsible for the development of BiteSMS. Although the package isn’t ready for a primetime release, the team believe that in the next few days it should sit at around 85% complete and should be ready for a beta launch.

We will be sure to let you all know as soon as it’s available.

(source: Twitter)

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