General "Push for Gmail" not working, any other solutions?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Bugeyeblue, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Bugeyeblue macrumors 6502a

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    I want to use the stock email app on iOS but want gmail push. I don't like the Gmail app. Push for gmail isn't working some of the time, and I need push to work reliably, all the time. Is there any other way to do this? I also forwarded to iCloud email for a while, but now SMTP server for gmail isn't working so I can't send from my gmail address using iCloud.
     
  2. Asator macrumors 6502a

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  3. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Asator macrumors 6502a

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    Let me know how you go. I followed those instructions a while ago and it's working great for me. Good luck. :D
     
  5. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you're willing to answer a few questions for me it might work. I don't understand how to do some of the steps. How do you backup a file in ifile, and where do you enter the serial number required?

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    Also, when the write up says to activate gmail using exchange after you respring, do you use the old school method of iOS 6 and prior to set up the gmail as exchange?
     
  6. Asator macrumors 6502a

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    Go into iFile and navigate to /var/mobile/Library/DataAccess

    In that folder you will see a file called DeviceSpecificInfo.plist, press 'Edit' in the top right-hand corner and select the DeviceSpecificInfo.plist file. Then, press the button in the lower right-hand corner and choose copy. Press it again and paste it. Hit rename so it will make a backup of that file.

    You now need to edit the DeviceSpecificInfo.plist file. Click on the file and click 'Property List Viewer' Here you will need to change the serial number to the serial number of the device you previously had Gmail working as an Exchange account.

    Do you have the serial number of the old device? If not, find it here: https://supportprofile.apple.com

    Nah, I don't think so. Just set it up as you would an Exchange account and it will work fine.

    I hope I helped. :)
     
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  8. Asator macrumors 6502a

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    No problems! I'm happy I could help. :D
     
  9. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Why not just subscribe to Google Apps for Business? It costs money, but "need" and "reliably" and "business" are all in your question, so seems it might be worth paying for?

    I ditched Google Apps last year. I moved over to Microsoft Office 365 which is cheap, but here's a secret - and don't tell anyone, shhhh... hehe... if you're an "Educational Institution" you get Exchange Hosted Services for FREE for up to 10 users per domain.... so I'm a private education institution (I'm certainly nonprofit with my email lol)... but they accepted the Application so now instead of the $4 per month it's $0. You don't get all the fancy Office apps like with a full business subscription, but if you don't need them who cares? Just google the "Office 365 Education Plan" and go from there.
     
  10. Bugeyeblue thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for all the help. I'll try it out.
     
  11. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    After dealing with the Gmail app for a few years because push was not possible on the native app...it finally dawned on me to just use gmail app for notifications and use the native iOS app for the Mail. Sure you can't swipe a message and be brought directly to the email but it's much better than any other solution I have tried.
     
  12. Asator macrumors 6502a

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    No problems. I hope you get it set up. Just let me know if you need any more help. :)
     
  13. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    But you cannot use existing email ID for that. You have to register a new email id yourusername@companyname.com.

    So going for Google apps for Business is worthless. The trick on reddit worked for me perfectly.

    I jailbroke on 8.1.2. Edited the plist file using iFile trial. Once exchange activesync of gmail started working, I manually updated to 8.1.3 via iTunes. Lost jailbreak but exchange for gmail Push settings were retained.

    I heard you can even edit iOS backup and restore from that.
     

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