The JBnator Diaries – QuickSMS in Review – The way Apple should’ve done the stock SMS app

Hey there, jailbreak fans! I’m baaaaack. Sorry for missing the last couple of weeks, but I was on New Year’s vacation. I don’t know how you managed without me, but don’t fret, I’m here now! And without further ado, back to the column.

One of the most notable oversights of Apple, at least in my mind, is the lack of features of some stock apps, most notably – the SMS/MMS one. Sure, the iPhone is hailed as the next-gen device with e-mail, IM, etc. support, so who would really want to use the old SMS, right? Well, that may be the case to some extent, but in many parts of the world not everyone has the latest and greatest gadgets and devices. As such, we can always resort to the good ol’ tried and tested SMS. And speaking of the iPhone’s stock app, we’re immediately amazed by the lack of even such basic features as Delivery Reports. Well, no more! For all members of the Jailbreaking community there is a way out – QuickSMS.

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JBnator Diaries – Why the hell do I Jailbreak?

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Looking back on my JBnator Diaries articles I have noticed one quite obvious thing missing. I’ve written quite a lot about how to jailbreak, how to upgrade jailbroken phones, and how to fix various issues. I have even posted on how to revert your “Jesus” phone to its virgin state. But I haven’t yet written why I think jailbreaking is worth it. So listen one, listen all – today I will describe what drives and keeps on driving me to jailbreak my iPhone.

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A small step for QuickSMS, a giant leap for iPhone-kind!

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While everybody is talking about the latest Apple rumours, people often forget that the all-powerful “Jesus” phone is, unfortunately, still lacking some very basic functions. Probably the most critical one still missing is the SMS delivery reports, one that even the oldest phones had built in. Yes, you an manually enter symbols at the beginning of the SMS to request a report, but there is always the problem that the symbol varies from provider to provider and that the report will arrive as a separate message. Well, a small company called iSoft has finally provided an answer to our prayers!

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