Is there a fix for 3GS ??

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Dee Ann, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Dee Ann macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have a 3GS that some doofus upgraded to 3.1.3 before he sold it to me.

    The only way I was able to get it to work was to run the spirit program on it.

    But, it can NOT do MMS and that really chaps my hide! :mad:

    How can I fix that?? Please tell me there is a fix for this???

    I do NOT want to downgrade to 4.x, period. I see too much BAD stuff said about 4.x and I do not want it. Not for a long time. I am waiting until ios4 is fixed and is known to be safe to use. I don't trust it, period.

    So I need to have 3.1.3 working properly with MMS.
    Right now it's acting exactly like my old 1st gen iPhone was. :(

    Thanks..
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    If your on a carrier that supports MMS (like AT&T) try making sure the MMS option is turned on in the Messages part of the Settings app. If you restored from a backup of your old 2G and don't see the MMS switch in Settings. You'll have to restore to 3.1.3 again and this time set it up as a new iPhone.
     
  3. Dee Ann thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh duh!

    I found the switch to turn MMS on but every time I try to send one it says "send failed" :(

    I can put the sim back in my old Nokia and send photos and videos and music to friends all day long. The iPhone refuses to do it. WTF???

    I do have MMS ability on my cell account, I pay for it and it works with my Nokia.

    Oh and I do NOT have a wireless data plan. I only do wifi at home. Once I leave the house I have no internet.
    Could it be trying to do it over 3g?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Are u using it on offical carrier or unlocked and jb?
    What company?
     
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    You may have to edit your APN settings. Your iPhone needs to know the name of your carrier's MMS server.
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Perhaps you should have purchased a 3GS on 3.1.2 or one with 3.1.2 hashes saved ?? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Dee Ann thread starter macrumors member

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    I bought what I bought.

    On ebay the guy said it was totally unlocked and jailbroken to work with any carrier.
     
  8. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    The iPhone sends MMS messages over a data connection.
    This may be why you're messages are failing.
     
  9. Dee Ann thread starter macrumors member

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    I used to be a Centennial Wireless customer but AT&T (SUCKS) bought out Centennial and shut down all the towers so we would get ******* reception.

    I have an OLD Centennial SIM in my iPhone but I'm actually now an AT&T customer, against my wishes.

    So because of the Centennial SIM I have to do it as if it's unlocked for an alien carrier even though it is AT&T now.

    I have an awesome calling plan, 200 mins a month outgoing and UNLIMITED 24/7/365 incoming calls. As long as someone calls me I can stay on the phone non stop as much as I want.

    I do NOT want to lose that plan which I surely will if I go to them to get a new AT&T sim. I also do NOT want them to know I have an iPhone because I do NOT want a data plan. I don't need internet away from home. Away from home I need a cell phone. I am not going to pay for a data plan I won't and can't use anyway. Besides, the only place it works is in a car. I can't use the internet when I'm driving. I can't get a signal inside buildings or stores or houses because there is ONE AT&T tower for the entire area and it's WEAK. I can barely get a cell phone signal in my house and I can not at all get a signal inside a store. If I can't get cell phone I can't get internet.

    So no way on a data plan, that's a rip off that I do not need or want.
    So it's to my advantage to leave things as they are and let AT&T think I'm still using that old Nokia I bought from Centennial waaaay back when..

    When I am in my house I have wifi and that's all the internet I need on my iPhone.

    That may not make any sense to most people but it's what works for me.
     
  10. Dee Ann thread starter macrumors member

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    So I have to have friggin stupid 3G data plan?

    That's BS.

    Why can my Nokia that's like 6 years old send pictures, videos and music over MMS? It sure as heck doesn't have 3G, there was no such thing when that phone was made.

    I can put my SIM in that phone right now and send/receive stuff all day long.
     
  11. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    AT&T knows. ;)
    The minute your phone connected to an AT&T cell tower, they knew exactly what type of phone you had.
     
  12. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    As I stated... the iPhone uses data to send MMS messages.
    Your Nokia may be configured differently. No idea what model you have, but older phones didn't require a data plan to send MMS messages.
    They went through a specific APN that allowed the message to go through.

    See if you can get those settings and then enter them into your iPhone.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
     

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