Changing Beejive Bubbles from a themed SMS bubble

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  1. robertomano24

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    Ever want to use the themed chat bubble from SMS? The theme developers completely ignore Beejive..its not as widely used.....WELL NEVER AGAIN ! I will teach you how to use the SMS bubbles for SMS, on BEEJIVE!

    In my demonstration, I will use themes named
    beejive_bubbles.theme (this is the theme you will be making)
    and
    SMS_balloons.theme (this represents a theme that you have already downloaded)

    There is a theme in Cydia, Illumine Chat Bubbles..this is where I got my idea and the knowledge of locations..

    So, now then, SSH your iDevice to the location..
    (mine is r0Hoie.. yours should be different )
    /var/stash/Themes.xxxxx/

    Make a directory here to use as your theme for beejive bubbles.. (ie, beejive_bubbles.theme)

    Inside of this folder, make another folder named as follows: Bundles ..
    Make a folder inside of Bundles labeled as follows: com.beejive.BeejiveIM

    You should now have var/stash/Themes.xxxxx/beejive_bubbles.theme/Bundles/com.beejive.BeejiveIM/

    Now navigate to the theme that holds the bubbles you want. As mentioned earlier, mine will be..
    SMS_balloons.theme

    I have found 2 locations that the bubbles could be (however there may be more).. Here are the locations I have found

    /Folders/ChatKit.framework
    AND
    /Bundles/com.apple.chatkit

    So depending on the theme, your bubbles may be located in either directory (and possibly another directory that I have no knowledge of).

    Navigate to either of the two previously stated directories in the theme.
    The only files you care about are the
    Balloon_1.png and Balloon_2.png (note that the may be alternative balloons.. )
    Copy and paste these files onto your desktop for easy access..

    NOTE! If your are using an iPhone and you don't copy and paste the files (meaning you drag and drop), depending how your SSH is set up, your files will be removed from the SMS location and will no longer work on your theme....... because they will not be in that location anymore.

    NOw then, navigate back to your previously made..
    var/stash/Themes.xxxxx/beejive_bubbles.theme/Bundles/com.beejive.BeejiveIM/

    Move the two .png files from your desktop into that location.


    SOrry, you aren't done. This is vital. What color bubbles do you use in beejive? I use purple as my incoming, and blue as my outgoing. I will use purple and blue in my next demonstration.. Replace purple and blue with whatever colors you use that correspond to my text in the next process..
    The possible colors are as follows:
    blue
    gray
    green
    orange
    pink
    purple
    yellow

    Knowing this, THERE IS NO WHITE! They are spelled exactly as previously shown.

    So, rename the two .png files you put into your newly made folder to correspond to your color

    balloon_purple.png
    balloon_blue.png
    balloon_yellow.png
    balloon_pink.png
    balloon_green.png
    balloon_orange.png
    balloon_gray.png

    So mine would be..
    balloon_purple.png
    AND
    balloon_blue.png


    That is it.. Apply the theme in Winterboard, respring, and enjoy!

    Please note, if you change your bubble colors in settings once the theme is applied, it will "un-apply" it.

    Any questions? Leave a comment. I'll do my best to make it as easy as possible. Hope it helped!
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    I messed around with that same ilLumine bubbles theme with my beejive bubbles and it made the incoming bubble be facing the wrong way. Like the little bubble stem would be coming from the right side of the message instead of the left. Is that the case here?
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    I've experienced no such thing. Perhaps you should try to inverse them .. What I mean is, change the name of one of the .png you are using to the name of the other and visa versa
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    In my experience all of the pictures were facing the same direction. That was a while ago, maybe it got updated.
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