Please Help, Push Notifications Not Working

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by RonYosafi, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. RonYosafi macrumors member


    Aug 23, 2010

    I just jailbroke my iPhone 3G 8GB using snowbreeze. I am currently using it as an ipod, it had a deactivated sim card which i took out. But both ways, my push notifications wont work. I downloaded PushFix off cydia. I also tried PushDoctor. None of them work. I want push notifications for textfree. But they still wont work. Pushfix fixed my youtube and wifi but not the Push Notifications. This is very important to me. I also tried using push notifications with another app, Yahoo Messenger.

    No Matter what i do, the push notifications wont work :(

    Please Please Help.

    -Thanks a million, Ron!
  2. dime21 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    Lol. Sounds like you should've left it alone.
  3. chiefpavvy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2008
    The only way to 100% guarantee working (and 100% working) Push is to activate with an original SIM. That is, a SIM from the carrier the phone was originally locked to. All of the "fixes" are shaky at best. Some work, some work only partially, and some don't work at all. I have used Push Doctor in the far past and it worked fairly well, but I did miss some notifications regularly that should have come through.
  4. mds macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2006
    I have the same problem with my 3GS 5.13.04 4.3.1.

    What do you need to do with an ATT sim (I'm in the US)? Is it just a matter of popping one in and letting it see the network, or do you need it when restoring the phone?
  5. chiefpavvy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2008
    No, you must do it when you initially activate the phone. If you're using PWNage make sure you disable hacktivation (and similar on other tools), and make sure the OEM SIM card is installed. That's the only way you'll get a valid push certificate and not have any issues with them later on.
  6. mds macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2006
    Can this be done with an ATT prepaid SIM? Or would I need a SIM tied to an official iPhone account? Will unlocking after doing this just break it again?
  7. chiefpavvy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2008
    Yes, a GoPhone SIM would work just fine. You can still do the unlock, it won't hurt anything. But using an original carrier SIM and doing a normal activation will ensure a genuine push certificate that will always work.

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