Beeper Mini’s Latest iMessage Workaround Relies on Jailbroken iPhones


After a lengthy back-and-forth battle against Apple, it looks like the folks behind Beeper Mini have found a new method to bring over Blue Bubble functionality to Android users, in what is described by some as a “desperate attempt” to provide iMessage functionality to Android.

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The new workaround will require users to have access to an older iPhone model, a Mac computer, or at least someone they know with a Mac. As per Beeper’s official post:

“We’ve found a solution to fix and stabilize the iMessage situation for Beeper Cloud and Mini users. From our internal testing, this fix works well and has been quite reliable. Even better news – we’ve even figured out how to get phone number registration working in Beeper Mini! Your phone number will be blue again.

Here’s the catch – you will need access to an old iPhone, Mac computer, or find a friend with a Mac.”

Users with an older iPhone model – including the 6, 6s, SE1, 7, 8, X – will first need to jailbreak their device, install a Beeper tool to generate an iMessage registration code, then update to the latest Beeper Mini app and enter their code to initiate phone number registration. Beeper then requires a user to leave the iPhone plugged into power, at home, connected to wifi. Otherwise, access to a Mac computer is required to use the Beeper Desktop app.

With all this being said, it seems like a lot of work on the part of Android users who want to be able to access iMessage on their device, an issue mostly prevalent in the United States given that the rest of the world has moved on beyond iMessage to more universal messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram.

Of course, the option to use Beeper remains open at the moment, that is until Apple finds another way to shut down this new workaround, in which case Beeper will shut down iMessage connectivity on Android for good.

Source: Beeper

Mike Viray
A writer and content creator with a love for tech and music, Mike is also an avid gamer as well. He and his wife are big fans of Mario Kart.

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