[iPhone 4] iMessage and FaceTime not working

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pornotwinkle, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. pornotwinkle macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2013
    Hi. I'm sitting here with my bald old iPhone 4, looking blankly into its black eye screen (seriously, it's all beaten up hah) and still not able to figure out what's wrong.

    I've bought it a couple years ago from the UK (eBay, IIRC). It was with a contract, so it was jailbroken & hacktivated. I don't really remember how it was back then, but a year later at max I have already noticed that iMessage and FaceTime don't work - didn't have use for these and didn't really look into it. Quite some time later I factory unlocked it (it was on o2, apparently) and ditched the jailbreak. But neither iMessage, nor FaceTime budged.

    Now, after quite a few factory resets and iOS versions later, I've been trying to get these to work again with no avail. The strangest thing here is that both DO get activated, but trying to send an iMessage just gives 'Not Delivered' with that ghastly exclamation mark, and calling FaceTime returns 'Connection Lost' instantly.

    I do, however, get the iMessages and use FaceTime freely on the same Apple ID and phone number on my Macbook.

    Any suggestions on how to beat this inclimate imp of a problem?
  2. pornotwinkle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2013
    Also adding, that Facebook Push notifications never worked, if that's of any use
  3. Browno macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2013
    On O2 by chance?

    For the push notification issue:

    Download RedSn0w from the following links:
    Mac OSx: https://sites.google.com/a/iphone-dev.com/files/home/redsn0w_mac_0.9.15b3.zip?attredirects=0&d=1
    Windows: https://sites.google.com/a/iphone-dev.com/files/home/redsn0w_win_0.9.15b3.zip?attredirects=0&d=1
    Connect your iDevice to the computer with the USB cable
    Open RedSn0w
    Click on "Extras"
    Click on "Even More"
    Click on "Deactivate"
    Now your iDevice is deactivated and should show an activation screen
    Open iTunes on your computer
    iTunes should detect that the iDevice is connected and try to activate it
    If all is good and apple sends the activation tickets, your iDevice goes back to normal, only this time - with Push Capability.
  4. pornotwinkle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2013
    It WAS O2, yep. Thanks for the suggestion, will try it out when a jailbreak for iOS 7 comes out!

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