Getting Started

Before you start

In order to use Remote Messages, you will need to 'jailbreak' your device. This could either be quite simple or impossible, depending on how recent your hardware or iOS firmware is. To find out how to jailbreak your particular device, you can use this simple walkthrough.

If you are new to jailbreaking, you can find out more information about it on Wikipedia.

Acquiring and installing Remote Messages

Please note: We publish our software to the BigBoss repo exclusively, any other repos hosting Remote Messages cannot be trusted as we have no control over the contents of these packages. For the best experience and free updates, make sure to get it from BigBoss.

Configuring Remote Messages

Connecting over Wi-Fi

Connecting over USB

Alternatively, you can use i-FunBox to create a USB Tunnel.

General usage tips

Force Wi-Fi connections to remain active
If you find that you keep losing connection to Remote Messages, it is likely that your device is entering it's power saving mode in which it disconnects from Wi-Fi. To resolve this, either disable the 'Auto-lock' feature in Settings and keep your phone unlocked, or install a tweak that keeps disables this behavior such as KeepAwake or Insomnia.


If you've run into an unexpected problem whilst following this guide, please first check to see if your problem has been resolved in the FAQs section. If not, then feel free to request assistance in the forum.

If you would like to help us develop Remote Messages, or if you've encountered a crash, navigate to the settings panel, slide the 'Send crash reports' toggle to 'On' and start/restart the service using the 'Enable' toggle. All crash reports are completely anonymous and contain no personal information.

Almost all first-time startup crashes are due to incompatibilities with other 3rd party tweaks, please try to isolate which tweak is causing the problem and let us know so we can look into fixing it for a future release.