Remote Messages was a popular Cydia tweak that let you send and receive texts and iMessages from a web interface on your PC and effectively sync them with your iPhone. The tweak has been updated for iOS 7 so it works on all jailbroken iOS 7 devices.
This tweak gives you the ability to chat with your friends over text messages or iMessage from a PC/Mac instead of relying on the small-screen iPhone or iPad keyboard.
In order to be able to send and receive messages over a web interface instead of using your iPhone/iPad, you’ll need to install the tweak from Cydia and configure a couple of things. That’s actually very easy.
How to Send and Receive SMS/iMessages on iPhone via Your Computer with Remote Messages Cydia Tweak
Install Remote Messages 3.0
- Open Cydia
- Find and install Remote Messages 3.0.
The tweak costs $3.99 for new users. If you have bought the previous version already, you might have to shell out $1.99 for the upgrade.
Configuring and Connecting
- Once you have installed the tweak, it’s time to configure it.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad
- Scroll down and tap on Remote Messages
- Now, enable the tweak if it’s not enabled already. Make sure your iPhone is connected to a Wi-fi network (the same network should be used for your computer too).
- If you want to make things secure, switch on Use Authentication too and enter a username/password.
- Note down the Current IP and the Server Port number.
Sending/Receiving Texts/iMessage on PC
- Open the web browser of your choice on your PC/Mac
- Enter the Current IP address that you noted in the previous step.
- Follow it by a ‘:’ and then type the server port number. (it should look something like 192.168.1.73:333 (IP might vary depending on your network)).
- If you have user authentication enabled, enter the username and password to gain access.
- That’s it. Once you are in, you can use the web interface to start send and receive messages from your contacts.
Remote Messages 3.0 is on BigBoss. It works across all iOS 7 versions till iOS 7.0.4 on all iDevices.