Am I the only one with working MMS at 3.0 and carrier 4.0?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cupofjoe, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. cupofjoe macrumors regular

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    #1
    I only tried doing it because of this Consumerist article:

    http://consumerist.com/5358089/mms-for-iphone-rollout-begins-2-weeks-early

    - I'm on 3.0 (yes, 3.0, not 3.0.1 or 3.1) on an iPhone 3G
    - I'm using the benm hack for tethering.
    - I'm on carrier 4.0 (so everyone that thought it would work only with a carrier update, you're wrong)
    - I live in the Los Angeles area.
    - On a unlimited family texting plan.
    - No text from AT&T, only tested it last night due to the Consumerist article.
    - Test pic was a lame pic of my macbook =p but it works perfectly :)

    I'm so happy! Finally! :)

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  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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  3. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Mine also works as well.

    I've mentioned in a previous thread:

    Used Benm.at carrier file
    SSH'd to edit Carrier.plist to allow editing
    Changed APN settings
    Reboot
    GOLDEN

    and YES I do use it.
     
  4. cupofjoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Should mean nothing... Haven't touched anything mms related in cydia or elsewhere.
     
  5. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Enough with the stupid mms threads already. It's like NONE of you have EVER had MMS before and this is like some new godly creation! Get a hold of yourselves please. You're embarrassing yourself.

    Wait 12 days and then make more threads about how it doesn't work and ask if it breaks tethering. :rolleyes:

    Jeesh this board has gone to sh#t.
     
  6. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    DO you have detailed steps on how to do that? I know what to do, but howt o you edit the plist EXACTLY?
     
  7. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    On your iPhone goto help.benm.at in Safari.
    Mobile Configs > U.S.A > AT&T > then Install (click ok on any prompts)
    Reboot (just to be safe)
    SFTP to your iPhone (Cyberduck)
    Goto /System/Library/Carrier Bundles/ATT_US.bundle
    and download or edit in place carrier.plist (I used the demo version of PlistEdit Pro)

    After Root add the following "New Child"/s
    AllowEDGEEditing
    AllowMMSCEditing
    AllowMMSEditing

    In the next column set the "Class" as Boolean
    In the "Value" column set to "YES"

    Should look something like this:

    >Root
    AllowEDGEEditing​
    AllowMMSCEditing​
    AllowMMSEditing​

    Save the file, upload it overwriting the existing one
    Reboot (Just to be safe)

    Then goto Settings > General > Network > Cellular Data Network and scroll down to MMS
    APN - wap.cingular
    Username - wap.cingulargprs.com
    Password - CINGULAR1
    MMSC - mmsc.cingular.com
    MMS Proxy - 66.209.11.32

    And that's all I put and I exited settings. After that I rebooted again and it was working.

    This may (obviously it doesn't) work for everyone, but here in the Atlanta area it's working for me and I did the same thing to my wife's iPhone and it's working on hers as well. VVM works, as well as Tethering, so all the stuff is good.

    We haven't updated to 3.1 yet and I'm sure once the 25th comes out the settings might change to the new stuff when ATT makes the public announcement but for the time being, we're enjoying the comfort of MMS that we had with our Treo's.

    Not to say we had decent work arounds emailing pictures rather than MMS but this is a feature we missed.
     
  8. cupofjoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow... What've you got stuck up your ass?

    I was just asking a question? I didn't have to change anything, and I'm wondering why everyone thinks it works magically with a new carrier file. I think opt out codes are just being turned off and mms is now working for a bit of people.

    It's bot revolutionary, but it is nice that it's finally working. I think you should drop your attitude, or just stop using reply button when you come in MMS topics... Or just don't come in lol.
     
  9. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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  10. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    You rock. Thank you.

    -- Nathan
     
  11. xanatos macrumors regular

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    That was the best
     
  12. iPunish901 macrumors 6502

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    wow.....those settings worked for me! im not one of those who were dying for mms. i just happened to be bored and tried those steps posted. THEY WORK!

    Memphis, Tn works

    im also on 3.0 waiting on a 3.1 jailbreak
     
  13. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Had a chance to implement those steps this evening (3GS running 3.0.1), and I have MMS. Sent & received both pics and video between myself and another ATT subscriber on a Samsung picture flip-phone of some kind.

    Also applied it to my roommate's iPhone (3G running 3.0) and send and received pictures and video successfully between our two phones. We both happen to be on separate family plans, and both plans also happen to have unlimited family messaging, just in case that makes a difference (a lot of posts I've read seem to indicate that the family messaging plan seems to be a key here, as it is the only way to get a non-iPhone-specific text messaging plan on an iPhone in AT&T's billing systems).

    -- Nathan

    EDIT: Oh yeah, and I'm in northern Idaho.

    More details on my MMS success that I thought I should mention:

    I left the rest of the settings as they already were, and simply added the correct values to "MMSC" and "MMS Proxy." By only doing that, I still had working MMS (never even tried changing the WAP Username to match what was specified in the original post). This also worked on my roomie's 3G.

    Some plist editing tips: if you want a free and easy way to edit binary plists, I found that after installing Xcode on my Mac, my plist files were associated with a new application called "Property List Editor" which allows you to modify 'em with a nice GUI. I didn't even end up using that for this experiment, though, and instead elected to edit the plist file directly on my phone using a text editor (VIm, available through Cydia if you are comfortable using vi; I highly recommend SSHing to your phone rather than using the multitouch keyboard ;) ). In order to do THAT, though, you have to first convert it from the binary format to the XML format using 'plutil' from Erica Utilities (also available from Cydia):

    # plutil -convert xml1 carrier.plist

    Then edit the file, adding the following just before the last two lines of the plist (before the </dict> near the end):

    Code:
         <key>AllowEDGEEditing</key>
         <true/>
         <key>AllowMMSCEditing</key>
         <true/>
         <key>AllowMMSEditing</key>
         <true/>
    Finally, convert the plist file back to the binary format (not sure if this is strictly necessary, and it could be that it will work just fine if you leave it as XML...feel free to try):

    # plutil -convert binary1 carrier.plist

    I didn't have to reboot after doing this, and the Settings app immediately let me access the "Cellular Data Network" screen under Network after making these edits. I did, however, need to reboot after adding the correct values to MMSC and MMS Proxy, in order for the camera icon to show up in the Messages app.

    -- Nathan
     
  14. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Oh just the fact that you could have posted your BS post in one of the other 1000 mms threads that are already on here. Yet, you decide to make yet ANOTHER mms thread and are all like - oooh I have mms - you know because you have an iphone that can do pretty much everything except mms and everyone makes this huge deal about a mundane technology that died 2 years ago. Yeah, that.

    Welcome to 2002! :D
     
  15. Daiden macrumors 6502a

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    MMS has been working since the 3.0 betas for people with Family Messaging Plans.
     
  16. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Every post I have seen from this guy has been a complaint.
     
  17. cupofjoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    You really should calm down, dude. Just sayin'.
     
  18. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    You haven't seen all my posts then :)
     
  19. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    +1 ^^^ OP, I continue to have MMS and TETHERING as well. I used the benm hack (5.0), but for some reason lost it, so I've been using the michaeljohnston hack (4.0) since....:cool:
     

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