Breaking Facebook's Chat Heads out of the iOS Sandbox
MessageBox is a jailbreak extension for iOS that allows users to use Facebook Messenger's Chat Heads system-wide in iOS. Currently this only works in conjunction with Paper and iOS 7.
The Verge approves! :P
For more technical info I did a blog post as well!
The original hack has been deprecated and will no longer be supported, however back-porting a lot of this to iOS 6 shouldn't be too difficult (for those of you still on iOS 6).
How do I MessageBox?
Open Paper, wait for everything to appear, press the Home button. Magic! :D
If you open the app and close it super quickly, you're going to have a bad time!
Totally free! If you'd like to support my continuation of this project (and others!), feel free to donate! It'd be much appreciated :D
How do I get?
It's on Cydia under the BigBoss repo!
How do I compile?
@DHowett was very sad when he realized I didn't use theos for my initial version of MessageBox, and seeing as how it's now the suggested route for Cydia Substrate so I've switched to that (though, I'm using @rpetrich's fork since it's nicer for working with universal builds).
Once you've got that setup, (nice writeup here) change the Makefile to your liking. After that simply run:
THEOS_DEVICE_IP=<your ip here> THEOS_DEVICE_PORT=<your SSH port here> make package install
Pretty much the BSD license, just don't repackage it and call it your own please!
Also if you do make some changes, feel free to make a pull request and help make things more awesome!
If you have any support requests please feel free to email me at messagebox[at]adambell[dot]me.
Otherwise, feel free to follow me on twitter: @b3ll!
Facebook, for being awesome.