iPhone 2G 3.1.3 -- MMS?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iphonenewbie1, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. iphonenewbie1 macrumors newbie

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    Agh! Someone please help me. I just got an iPhone 2G (3.1.3) from a friend and I can't get MMS. I love the iPhone, but this sure feels like a downgrade.

    How can I hack it and get MMS???


    (It's JailBroken)

    BTW, I tried NativeMMS and ActivateMMS2G, but niether works. I guess it's because I'm on 3.1.3....
     
  2. iphonenewbie1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    When I had my 2G on 3.1.3 (back in the day), I restored it back to 3.1.2 so I can get pictures messages to work. That's the only I know for it to work.
     
  4. iphonenewbie1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I do that? Is it hard?
     
  5. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Easy. Just download a iPhone 2G 3.1.2 ipsw: http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750

    If you have a Mac (option/restore) then find the ipsw

    If you have a PC (shift/restore) then find the ipsw
     
  6. Xenomorph macrumors 65816

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    Really? You got a phone that is going on 4 years old, and it feels like a downgrade?

    A downgrade compared to what? I didn't even have a phone that did MMS until I got my 3GS.
     
  7. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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    Really?

    A ton of phones that predate the iPhone have the capability to send and receive MMS.
     
  8. iphonenewbie1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Downgraded

    I downgraded my iphone to 3.1.2 and downloaded Native MMS 2g successfully, but its not working properly. It has the camera icon next to the text but when I try to send one it stops right before it sends and says "Message Failure." I still can't recieve them either. Did I miss a step?????
     
  9. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Are you on AT&T in the US? If so, I don't think you can get it to work. AT&T won't provision your phone to be able to send or receive MMS messages if you have an original iPhone.

    Some have successfully tricked AT&T into making them think they have a different phone, but A) if you do that, you lose Visual Voicemail, and B) it will eventually revert back on its own again in a few hours or a few days once AT&T's automatic IMEI scanner thingie realizes you are using an iPhone 2G.

    It's total BS, but if it is possible to work around or if AT&T has changed their policy on this, I haven't heard about it.

    Other carriers, on the other hand, who don't particularly care what phone you are using, work just fine with native MMS on iPhone 2G. I have a brother that I helped jailbreak and unlock an iPhone 2G for who uses it on T-Mobile, and we can send picture texts to each other just fine.

    With AT&T, it's not a technical incompatibility...it's just a stupid policy decision that led to enforcement of an artificial restriction.

    -- Nathan
     
  10. Trypno macrumors newbie

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    Seriously, the Motorola Razr had it, and most older phones had it as well, this is why people were disappointed in iPhone 2G because they dropped the ball on a messaging technology that had already been around for years.

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    Thanks for this post, but it really doesn't help the original poster because you never actually described HOW to actually do the MMS using T-Mobile service, you just slightly mentioned that it can do it along with a railing against AT&T. If you've figured out how to do the MMS, let us know please.
     
  11. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry. The OP, though, already mentioned that he applied all of the native MMS patches to his phone and got the Messaging app to reveal the camera icon to him, which is WELL more than half the battle. As I recall (and it's been so long since I did it that I admit my memory IS hazy, and I don't have the phone at my disposal), after applying the same patches to my brother's phone, I literally just put in the correct T-Mobile APN settings for MMS (as found on Google somewhere after a minute or two of searching) and it was working. Didn't have to do anything special apart from that, really.

    My point was that if you are on *any other carrier*, it really is most likely going to be that simple. However, if you're on AT&T in the U.S., then you are wasting your time since it is being blocked at the carrier level, and there is nothing you can do on your phone -- short of cloning a different IMEI from another non-iPhone onto your phone, which is of questionable legality -- to get around it. Since the OP never helped to establish for us who his/her carrier was, I didn't see the point in spending time giving the OP a step-by-step about what I did to get it working on T-Mobile until I got an answer back from the OP since the chances were good that my information didn't apply to his/her situation.

    This is a very broad and potentially different question than the OP's; the OP already made significant strides in reaching that goal before my response entered the picture, as I already pointed out. If you are *not* on AT&T and having difficulty with getting MMS to work on your 2G, I'd be happy to help as much as I can, though. Just let me know what carrier you're on and how far along you are in the process (haven't begun? got some or all of the patches installed? can't find carrier APN details? entered them in but still no go?) and I'll do my best and as time permits.

    -- Nathan
     

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