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    Cult of Mac has a simple straightforward hack to enable MMS messaging on your iPhone 3G or 3GS if you just can't wait... or if, like me, you have fun playing around in your phone's guts a little.

    It takes about three minutes, and Leander Kahney warns that some users have said it doesn't work. Your mileage, as always, may vary.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Get MMS on your iPhone TODAY started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 286 Comments
    1. exo128's Avatar
      exo128 -
      Quote Originally Posted by se7ensmatrix1216 View Post
      Clicky

      Reading is your friend, you Padawan.
      It's funny, I jumped to the last 4 pages but didn't check the third page..thanks for the reply, instructions install the ipcc but still get the exclamation mark..guess I'll have to wait til AT&T flips the switch.
    1. Dramer77's Avatar
      Dramer77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imahottguy View Post
      Fail.

      Lol, if you (the OP) use the search function first, you would have had a full page of guides to enable MMS. I don't mean to be harsh, but really?
      The guides are the same, but the carrier file listed in this post is different than the other threads. Maybe you should read before bashing the post.... And I'm on 3.1 on a 3gs and this carrier doesn't have a visual voicmail field in settings and mine is working fine.
    1. imirish02's Avatar
      imirish02 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sn4key View Post
      I wrote a guide myself on the Forum letting people know the reason why it wouldn't work and you get the red exclamation point..

      You need to SIM swap with another AT&T phone that has MMS support, make a couple of phone calls to your voicemail or whatever number.. Then login on AT&T website, you'll see the phone you switched with icon on your line..

      Click on "Manage Your Features" and switch from the "iPhone Text Messaing" plan to the "Text Messaging" plan.. Same price and all, save your settings and you don't even have to restart your phone.. Worked for 8 phones I did already..
      I've done that, and "Messaging 1500" is still there on my account a day after going back to my phone. Still not sure why it's not working I always assumed that once you had an option other than "iphone text messaging" you'd have mms.
    1. apwtwenty's Avatar
      apwtwenty -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sn4key View Post
      I wrote a guide myself on the Forum letting people know the reason why it wouldn't work and you get the red exclamation point..

      You need to SIM swap with another AT&T phone that has MMS support, make a couple of phone calls to your voicemail or whatever number.. Then login on AT&T website, you'll see the phone you switched with icon on your line..

      Click on "Manage Your Features" and switch from the "iPhone Text Messaing" plan to the "Text Messaging" plan.. Same price and all, save your settings and you don't even have to restart your phone.. Worked for 8 phones I did already..
      i dont have another att phone to use tho. i used to have 1 but i gave to swagbucks to get sb 4 it. wish i wouldve tried it before i sent it off, oh well just gotta wait til the 25th which is gonna be an awesome day, not only cause of mms coming, but im going to see the lightning play - really excited about that sorry off subj.
    1. Dramer77's Avatar
      Dramer77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by apwtwenty View Post
      i dont have another att phone to use tho. i used to have 1 but i gave to swagbucks to get sb 4 it. wish i wouldve tried it before i sent it off, oh well just gotta wait til the 25th which is gonna be an awesome day, not only cause of mms coming, but im going to see the lightning play - really excited about that sorry off subj.
      You don't need to do that with this... AT&T has activated mms on most peoples accounts... All you have to do is download the carrier file listed in the OP and manually install it to your phone... You don't need to change your plan to a non iPhone plan or any of that crap either... If it doesn't work for you then you might be one of the few that they just haven't modified your account yet... Even if you've tried this before and had no luck try it now with the new carrier file... AT&T has just turned it on within the past week or so in some areas that didn't have it before
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dramer77 View Post
      The guides are the same, but the carrier file listed in this post is different than the other threads. Maybe you should read before bashing the post.... And I'm on 3.1 on a 3gs and this carrier doesn't have a visual voicmail field in settings and mine is working fine.
      Then perhaps you should edit the ipcc yourself, it's not hard. And this IS the same as any other guide out there, it's just spilled out to the 'news' section.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      He could try - but since 3.1 needs signed ipcc I really don't believe it will work.

      But I could be wrong....
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      3.1 requires signed ipcc? Did not know that. (Since I've been a good boy and held off on upgrading).

      I dug through the IPCC, and noticed that the creator took out all of the keys that allow editing of things, except for the mms part. And the tethering URL is for o2, not AT&T.
    1. imilad's Avatar
      imilad -
      works 100%%
    1. wolfnumba1's Avatar
      wolfnumba1 -
      tried this method on my 3GS with 3.0 firmware and worked perfectly mms working without any issues, however I lost my visual voicemail function i checked settings they are acds.voicemail but to no avail i rebooted the phone 3 times no to avail any other suggestions to gain visual voicemail back properly?

      update: nevermind I just deleted the visual voicemail settings and then put them in again and restarted and voicemail is back
    1. exo128's Avatar
      exo128 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dramer77 View Post
      You don't need to do that with this... AT&T has activated mms on most peoples accounts... All you have to do is download the carrier file listed in the OP and manually install it to your phone... You don't need to change your plan to a non iPhone plan or any of that crap either... If it doesn't work for you then you might be one of the few that they just haven't modified your account yet... Even if you've tried this before and had no luck try it now with the new carrier file... AT&T has just turned it on within the past week or so in some areas that didn't have it before
      Anyone manage to send mms from the Dallas/Fort Worth area?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imahottguy View Post
      Fail.

      Lol, if you (the OP) use the search function first, you would have had a full page of guides to enable MMS. I don't mean to be harsh, but really?
      I agree. There are at least 50 guides
    1. LEELEE's Avatar
      LEELEE -
      I've been waiting too long for this.
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      i got an error when trying to update my phone from the linked in this thread.
    1. zoti's Avatar
      zoti -
      Quote Originally Posted by exo128 View Post
      Anyone manage to send mms from the Dallas/Fort Worth area?
      I'm in Plano and have been trying the hacks for over a week. It doesn't work. I get the red ! mark.
    1. the sr5's Avatar
      the sr5 -
      This whole thing is frustrating, i mean you call into ATT and they just play dumb, its retarded, so over this.... I've tried EVERY way possible starting way back from the first method and i have gotten no where... I hate failure... **walks away with head down**
    1. Dramer77's Avatar
      Dramer77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolfnumba1 View Post
      tried this method on my 3GS with 3.0 firmware and worked perfectly mms working without any issues, however I lost my visual voicemail function i checked settings they are acds.voicemail but to no avail i rebooted the phone 3 times no to avail any other suggestions to gain visual voicemail back properly?

      update: nevermind I just deleted the visual voicemail settings and then put them in again and restarted and voicemail is back
      did you download the carrier listed in the OP .. its different than all the other ones floating around.... it doesnt have the setting for visual voicemail in cellular data.. it only has data and MMS maybe you used the old 5.0 carrier that was floating around for ever...

      [quote=Imahottguy;4956802]Then perhaps you should edit the ipcc yourself, it's not hard. And this IS the same as any other guide out there, it's just spilled out to the 'news' section.[/QUOTEi never said the method to to this wasnt the same... i said the carrier file linked to DL in the OP is different than the ones listed before... this carrier is 5.1 not 5.0... and one other difference, this actually WORKS!!

      Quote Originally Posted by Imahottguy View Post
      Then perhaps you should edit the ipcc yourself, it's not hard. And this IS the same as any other guide out there, it's just spilled out to the 'news' section.

      i never said the method to to this wasnt the same... i said the carrier file linked to DL in the OP is different than the ones listed before... this carrier is 5.1 not 5.0... and one other difference, this actually WORKS!!
    1. Nintendo Tim's Avatar
      Nintendo Tim -
      Quote Originally Posted by mrguy View Post
      For everyone who's mms is stoping at 90%
      try putting the username and password in again then reboot ur phone, after reboot make sure u put in the username and password one more time.
      Quote Originally Posted by mrguy View Post
      Go to settings>reset>reset network only click that, ur phone should restart, then go and put in the username and password again, I had to do that for my wifes phone.
      If after that nothing happens, try rebooting ur phone and see If it works again.
      I tried your first method, nothing. Then I tried the second method, still nothing.

      Guess I'm still one of the few that doesn't have it "activated" on my account. I'll keep trying to send a message everyday until they've done so.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Works for me!
    1. jwilcox09's Avatar
      jwilcox09 -
      Ok, so i can't get it to work...oh well... but i was wondering if on the 25th it will just all of a sudden show up, or if we will have to do something. I have a 3gs on 3.0...never upgraded to 3.0.1...maybe thats the issue...