By default, iPhones do not show any of your contacts photos inside the Messaging app. The only way to show your friend’s and relative’s photo while you are texting is by jailbreaking your iOS device and installing any one of the following Cydia app:
This free Cydia app allows you to do everything with your contacts pictures, add them in the SMS list, message thread. Plus, you can also add a nickname, company details, or make your iPhone vibrate on phone calls from a specific phone number.
How to Get It: Add the Googlecode link in Cydia (http://kuaidial.googlecode.com/svn/deb) and search for KuaiDial. Install and download it. Next, you can enable avatar to show all the pics in your iPhone’s call history and contacts.
This free Cydia app can do several customization to your existing iOS. In fact, apart from showing contact pictures everywhere in your device, it also allows you to send unlimited video or MMS over cellular data connection.
How To Get it: Add the Angelxwind repo in Cydia (http://cydia.angelxwind.net) and search for Mikoto. Install and download it. Next, you can change the options to reveal the photos of your contacts.
#3 Messages Customizer:
This free Cydia app offers variety of ways to customize your texting while using Messages app. You can add a colorful bubble and, of course, you can show contacts pictures for texting purposes. Just toggle the “Show Contact Pictures” switch to display the photo of your school & college friends, colleagues, and relatives.
How To Get it: Add the ModMyi repo in Cydia (http://apt.modmyi.com/) and search for Messages Customizer. Install and download it. Next, you can change the options to reveal photos of your friends.