iPhone Using the new iMessage feature in iOS6

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ord6, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. ord6 macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2012

    I'm on a jailbroken iPhone 4S, I want to use the new iMessage feature which
    enable you to receive the messages to your iPad and Mac through your phone number.

    I know I need iOS6 for this feature, but I don't want to upgrade my iphone 4S.

    Is there an option to upgrade someone else's iPhone 4 to iOS6, and then set it up as my own and enable the feature, and then return it and keep using my iPhone 4S with this feature on iOS5?

  2. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    Unfortunately not. As soon as I reverted my sim card to a non iOS 6 device I stopped receiving phone iMessages
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.

    Nope, what you said doesnt make sense.
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Agreed, the feature is part of the firmware, not the sim card.

    Sometimes I just have to chuckle at some of the perceptions I read on these forums.
  5. ord6, Nov 27, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012

    ord6 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2012
    OK, thanks!
  6. rrandyy macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2009
    I'm not sure what you mean. I think this was a perfectly reasonable question. In fact, i am surprised that performing the sim swap with an ios 6.0 device doesnt do this. Clearly, it isn't the phone that is routing the iMessage to the iPad and desktop. Instead, Apple's servers are routing the messages, which can happen independent of the iOS version on the phone.
  7. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    You obviously have no idea what the OP was asking nor did you understand my response.

    Sometimes I just have to chuckle at the more 'experienced' members of the forum who have no idea what they are talking about.

    The active sim card (or phone) has everything to do with keeping your phone number paired to iMessage. It works hand in hand with the firmware. Had you actually tried what the OP said instead of blithering away a response you would not look so wrong.

    Just because you are a moderator over at the Dev Team, it doesn't make you some kind of all knowing person. Looks like they should get a new mod.
  8. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    actually he is right you know, the feature is part of the firmware so it will never work on a none iOS 6+ firwmare unless the feature is somehow ported.

    The logic behind swapping a simcard backandforth to a firmware version which hasn't got the feature eludes me as well.
  9. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    Southern California
    So people looking for clarification on a topic is funny to you?

    Would you want your child's teacher getting a chuckle out of your kid because he asked an "obvious" question.

    I'm constantly surprised by the lack of maturity in these forums.
  10. dhlizard, Nov 28, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012

    dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Despite your opinion of me, my response was correct.

    For purposes of comparison, say I owned 2 identical vehicles and one had a DVD-Rom based Navigation System (most are trunk mounted) and one did not. If I inserted the DVD-Rom with the mapping data from the navigation system into the DVD player of the car without the navigation system, should I expect that should cause the car without the necessary navigation system firmware to suddenly have a working navigation system ?
  11. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    No, it wasn't.

    This is an awful comparison and it is completely irrelevant. I don't know why you can't understand, its very simple. Here is an example of doing what OP wants via a GSM phone. I'd imagine the process is very similar.

    1. Remove SIM Card and insert into iOS6 device.
    2. Activate iMessage and add the number to the account. You will receive notification that a new number has been added and messages will begin to sync up.
    3. Remove card from iOS6 device and put it back into iOS5 device. You will no longer receive new messages and the phone number will disappear from the list of iMessage contacts.

    It's even funnier when they attempt to condescend others and end up being wrong themselves.

Share This Page