iMessage is among the very few iOS features that is liked by almost all users of the platform. A few Cydia tweaks do offer ways of adding some new features to iMessage, but all the existing ones seem to have been implemented to perfection by now. Well, almost to perfection. There is a minor restriction that you might or might not notice even if you use iMessage pretty frequently. While trying to share a video using the service, it is only possible to send clips that are not too long. Even before iMessage, the same problem existed for MMS, and hasn’t gone away despite the emergence of 3G and LTE. So, it’s about time you got the option to send media files of any length via iMessage or MMS. As is often the case, the Cydia store has a solution for these issues. iMessage Unlimited Media Send and Carrier Unlimited Media Send are available as two separate packages in the jailbreak store, but serve the same purpose of letting you bypass the length limit for media sharing on iMessage and MMS respectively.
In our experience, even a video that is no more than four minutes in length can have a size of 600MB (depending on your settings), so it is not likely that many of you have tried sending such a video to your friends. That said, iOS might end up generating a ‘Video Too Long to Send’ warning for any video that is longer than three minutes, forcing you to trim the clip. With iMessage Unlimited Media Send and Carrier Unlimited Media Send, you can rest assured that this message won’t appear on your iPhone ever again. The tweaks don’t have any configurable options or any menus to houses such options, and work in complete silence. Once the tweaks have been installed, the stock Messages app does not go through any visible changes either. To see if the tweak is working, try attaching a video to iMessage that has a considerable length. The media file will be compressed to a significantly smaller size, but the length will not get effected in any way, and only the quality will be sacrificed.
iMessage Unlimited Media Send and Carrier Unlimited Media Send are both free tweaks, and can be downloaded from the ModMyi repo of the Cydia store. It is not necessary to install both the tweaks, since they are completely independent of each other. The tweaks can make iMessage a true media sharing service, as long as you aren’t too particular about retaining the original quality of the files being transferred.