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  • PushFix 2.0 Offers Real Push Notification Solution for Unlocked iPhones


    If your one of the many iPhone users who have unlocked your iPhone on OS 3.x, then chances are you've lost the ability to receive push notifications. I for one lost this ability with my unlocked iPhone 3GS. This was a big disappointment for me as I used the feature every day. I spent countless hours trying various fixes out there, including the PushFix found on various cydia repos (which really just made things worse), manually installing push certificates, and even trying to generate my own certificates.

    After pulling out my hair and bashing my head into the wall trying to figure out why I couldn't get my Push notifications working again, I stubmled upon Pushfix.info.

    "For the push notification service to work, every device needs a unique 1024 bit certificate. The certificate does not contain any information about your device, so I can provide certificates without any information from your phone.... If you used blackra1n and have lost YouTube, I have free YouTube fixes for that. My free youtube keys don't cause excessive battery drain unlike the original push fixes."
    I was skeptical at first I must admit. The cost to get these unique Push Notifications working again would be $5.99USD. After completing a payment, I was welcomed with instructions to add a Cydia Source, and simply download PushFix 2.0. (Assuming your payment was instant, this works instantly as well). There is an entire support system available if anything goes wrong and the service is actually quite pleasant.

    That being said, I was prompted to reboot after installation, and upon doing so, was given a new app called PushTest which allowed me to test my PushFix installation. In a few seconds i was greenlit and good to go. I went and downloaded a crapload of Push apps and voila! My Push Notifications were working once again!! I was amazed at how simple this was and felt that my $6.00 was well worth it. This PushFix can be installed again no matter how many times you restore as your iPhone's ID is associated with the cydia repo to download this pushfix.

    I even got in touch with the developer of pushfix via twitter, almost instantly, @pushfix, and he has been kind enough to let us give away 10 licenses for his PushFix to our ModMyi readers!

    So how do you get your hands on one? Two ways. Here's how to enter:

    1. Leave a reply to this article and let us know your experiences with trying to get Push Notifications working on your own. Some of us have spent hours trying to get it to work without any luck. I want to hear your story and why you deserve to have your push notifications working again.

    2. Tweet this article on twitter and mention @modmyi. Click here for easy tweeting. Tweet This!

    The contest will last 3 days, and winners will be notified by email.

    Important notes for purchasers in certain countries
    Carriers which REQUIRE the iPhone data plan on that carrier (or you can use WiFi only push):Push does not work properly on regular data plan.
    US - T-Mobile (requires $19.99 a month plan at this time)
    UK - Orange
    France - SFR

    Carriers in which push over CELL DATA is not supported - Do not purchase at this time (WiFi only is still supported):
    Brazil - Vivo (possibly)
    Columbia - Comcel
    Germany - Vodafone
    Nigeria - MTN
    Poland - Polkomtel


    Pushfix.info
    Push Fix (pushfix) on Twitter
    This article was originally published in forum thread: PushFix 2.0 Offers Real Push Notification Solution for Unlocked iPhones started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 73 Comments
    1. __neo's Avatar
      __neo -
      Hi pushfix

      I live outside US and i am using an unlocked phone.I tried real hard to get push working on my phone but to no success.I am a student so having push notification would save me a lot of money.

      I tried all the stuff from re-activating my phone to using cydia to download fix for push but none of them are working for me.

      I had completely given up on using push until i saw this article.This is really cool and would be really useful for me.

      Thanks
    1. axall's Avatar
      axall -
      I am a new iPhone user, I have made the jump from a Blackberry Bold to the iphone. After Jailbreaking and unlocking my Iphone I lost my G-Push mail notifications. I was thinking of going back to my BB just for the reason of instant email and notifications. I spent countless hours trying to get my iPhone to do what I was using my blackberry for and now I am back to square one, I love the media aspects of my 3gs but I really do need the notifications.
    1. ksong12's Avatar
      ksong12 -
      Oh my lord, I've spent countless hours trying to get push to work. YouTube is working, but push doesn't. I get tons of random push notifications that aren't related to me at all. For example, I get tons of IMs on Beejive from some Spanish speaking person.

      Makes me wonder who was getting MY notifications, so I turned them off.
    1. halo204561's Avatar
      halo204561 -
      What if you have a jailbroken/unlocked phone that is on AT&T? Do I still need the EDGE disabler or what?
    1. Pushfix's Avatar
      Pushfix -
      Quote Originally Posted by halo204561 View Post
      What if you have a jailbroken/unlocked phone that is on AT&T? Do I still need the EDGE disabler or what?
      EDGE Disabler is for those wanting to do WiFi push that don't pay for cell data access. It is not always needed - it is only needed for certain carriers, such as T-Mobile in the US if you are on prepaid.

      If you are on AT&T, you don't need a push fix. You should have working push already. If you don't, you need to restore your phone and then you will get it.

      Also, you wouldn't normally have an unlocked iPhone on AT&T. The purpose of unlocking is to use on *unofficial* carriers.
    1. rockstarblech's Avatar
      rockstarblech -
      Hey! wow this is so GREAT! finally one that works! ive seriously been like freaking out ever since push came available! i talk sooo much on my phone and i NEED this hahaha. i went from forum to forum. and i always come back here...and look. as soon as theres a fix. i know because of this awesome forum!! modmyi u rock and of course lots of credit to pushfix.info and all ur work! ya, having this would be AWESOMEEE!!! treat me good modmyi!
    1. halo204561's Avatar
      halo204561 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pushfix View Post
      EDGE Disabler is for those wanting to do WiFi push that don't pay for cell data access. It is not always needed - it is only needed for certain carriers, such as T-Mobile in the US if you are on prepaid.

      If you are on AT&T, you don't need a push fix. You should have working push already. If you don't, you need to restore your phone and then you will get it.

      Also, you wouldn't normally have an unlocked iPhone on AT&T. The purpose of unlocking is to use on *unofficial* carriers.
      I did do the restore when the push notifications weren't working. It didn't help. But I'm vouching for this Push Fix also because right now, my push notifications are working better than ever.
    1. Alli's Avatar
      Alli -
      I'm also on AT&T and push just wasn't working. Maybe it's part of the whole tethered j/b thing...I dunno...but PushFix has finally stopped my considering giving up my jailbreak. It's so nice to have push back!
    1. halo204561's Avatar
      halo204561 -
      Question with push alerts. I've tried to customize the alert sounds via SSH for some of the push apps. Would that effect whether the alerts work or not and if so, is there a way to get around it?
    1. alohawaii's Avatar
      alohawaii -
      The website is not working at all. I want to purchase this fix.

      EDIT: The link provided by someone previously here was wrong. Is there another payment alternative besides paypal? I don't have paypal and I don't want to sign up with them due to past incidents. Please PM me. I want this fix.
    1. MBCMDR's Avatar
      MBCMDR -
      It would be cool to get pushfix and miss that ability. But being honest this site rocks as I have already gained so much from here. I thank you all for your support doing the forums and post as know it takes lots of time as have my own URL's and hard to keep up with...

      MBCMDR
    1. Xenthor's Avatar
      Xenthor -
      Guys, I'm really thinking about getting this. But I want to know how exactly I can tell if my Push Notifications are working? I had never really cared about using them

      But I got Prowl yesterday, and added my GV info into it so I could get push notifications on it, but they don't seem to be going through, is there any app that lets me verify if push is working for me?

      YouTube works just fine, and I don't -think- i have problems with WiFi/GPS not sure how to check that as well, but WiFi seems to work just fine.

      I installed Push Fix just in case to see if that would "fix" my issue, but apparently that just screws it up even more, and I DONT want to restore. I have waaaay too many things on my iPHone now to go through a restore.

      Any help would be REALLY appreciated!
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      For me it was easy to test.

      1: Push Test app --- included with the push certificate
      2. Y! (ahoo) and/or AIM - one acct each. Send an IM to the other.
      3. CNBC RT. Breaking news alerts M-F

      It works on my 3G, 3.1.2, 4.26.08 both T-Mobile USA and WiFi

      I purchased this when my phone was on 3.0.1. It successfully
      migrated to 3.1.2 with the iTunes restore from backup.

      Note1: Push is not 100% reliable -- for anybody. I estimate
      it's about like SMS (90% or so) success. Some messages
      may be missed and if your phone is locked, only the latest is
      visible.

      Note2: Be aware it is clearly stated that if you have tried other
      ways to fix push, all must be removed and even then, you might
      need to start over to completely clear our the old non-working
      junk.