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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. Nintendo Tim's Avatar
      Nintendo Tim -
      I just put my SIM into my old RAZR V3 and it shows "My Number Is XXXXXXXXXX" and then a quick pop-up says "Registering," then the phone reboots. This will loop until I remove the phone from the charger; phone's been without power since I got my 3G last september.

      Thoughts?

      [EDIT] Oh, and when I go to send a message with something typed into the Subject field, it fails, long before an image would fail to send; it's almost immediately.

      Sorry...didn't realize you could disable the Subject line; found out after digging through Settings for a bit.
    1. jamesgrenard's Avatar
      jamesgrenard -
      Any instructions for Windows?
    1. iphonefreakify's Avatar
      iphonefreakify -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      you should just delete this thread. it's been made already enough times...

      you keep posting old news for some reason

      your other thread about "Free calling" was news over a 1.5 months old

      this MMS enabling thing is news from months ago that has been posted to death already
      I didn't knew about it, so stop it, not everyone is always searching/surfing everywhere on the internet.
    1. hnic247's Avatar
      hnic247 -
      i really need a 3g wtf..lol..it took me 3 years to own a 2g so who knows how long this is going to take
    1. Dramer77's Avatar
      Dramer77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
      Yeah, ive been doing this for like 3 months now. If you do those steps and it doesnt work, do the media net trick, i heard they topped disabling the mms once its on the account.
      did u download the carrier file he has listed? its not the same one that has been floating around for the past 3 months.. its a 5.1 carrier.. i just did this right before my last post and my MMS is working pefect.. ive sent and recived pic messages to my wife on her Xenon... id suggest Download the carrier listed in this post and trying that..
    1. jamesgrenard's Avatar
      jamesgrenard -
      Quote Originally Posted by jamesgrenard View Post
      Any instructions for Windows?
      ??
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      i've never even heard of this method and it can't be that old since it supports iTunes 9. But i did know of the carrier update file. I had already downloaded iTunes 8.2.10 and updated my 3GS with the carrier file. I left that verison of iTunes on my windows bootcamp partition.

      There's no reason for people to be rude and say he's posting old news since some people might not have heard of this method with terminal...like me. So if you've already heard of this method than shut your *** up and ignore the thread..
    1. Dramer77's Avatar
      Dramer77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jamesgrenard View Post
      Any instructions for Windows?
      i did it on windows... did u try this method of manually installing a carrier file before? its the same as all the other threads that tell you how to do this.. except the carrier file listed in this thread is a new updated one...
    1. drivevdub05's Avatar
      drivevdub05 -
      so does this fix the problem with receiving blurry pictures with t-mobile?
    1. jamesgrenard's Avatar
      jamesgrenard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dramer77 View Post
      i did it on windows... did u try this method of manually installing a carrier file before? its the same as all the other threads that tell you how to do this.. except the carrier file listed in this thread is a new updated one...
      I'm not sure..does your phone need to be jailbroken for that?
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dramer77 View Post
      i did it on windows... did u try this method of manually installing a carrier file before? its the same as all the other threads that tell you how to do this.. except the carrier file listed in this thread is a new updated one...
      What does the new updated carrier file do? like what changes or updates?
    1. jamesgrenard's Avatar
      jamesgrenard -
      I'm not getting the "Celullar Data Network" option in my settings when I reboot the phone.

      It'd be awesome if there were directions for us Windows users instead of just Mac.
    1. JHoffy1's Avatar
      JHoffy1 -
      I did the terminal command. I went to do the carrier update, but since I have not updated to 3.1 yet, my button in iTunes says "Update" instead of "Check for Update." When I opt-click the "Update" button, I can navigate to the ippc file in my downloads, but it will not let me choose it. It is grey'd out. Any suggestions?

      Thanks in Advance

      Jon
    1. Nintendo Tim's Avatar
      Nintendo Tim -
      Quote Originally Posted by jamesgrenard View Post
      I'm not getting the "Celullar Data Network" option in my settings when I reboot the phone.

      It'd be awesome if there were directions for us Windows users instead of just Mac.
      Go to the article at CultOfMac. At the bottom of the article, they cite their reference as GearLive. They have Windows instructions. Go there.
    1. DarkoNova's Avatar
      DarkoNova -
      Quote Originally Posted by jamesgrenard View Post
      Any instructions for Windows?
      Windows 2000/XP/Vista (32-bit):

      1. Go to Start -> Run
      2. Type in "command" and hit enter
      3. Type/copy+paste this into the command console that comes up: "C: \Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1
      4. Hit enter

      Windows XP/Vista (64-bit):
      1. Go to Start -> Run
      2. Type in "command" and hit enter
      3. Type/copy+paste this into the command console that comes up: "C: \Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1
      4. Hit enter

      Then follow the rest of the original tutorial.

      EDIT: I put a space between ": \" because if you don't, the forum turns it into a smiley, lol. ->

      Matt
    1. rel1215's Avatar
      rel1215 -
      stop flaming the guy over this post......i've tried all of the other methods that u all claim to be the same as this "old news" and none of them worked......but i just got my mms up and working using this......thanks for the post
    1. chris52204's Avatar
      chris52204 -
      SwirlyMMS is working finally!! I am sure at&t had finally allowed my phone to receive MMS but I can now with Swirly now.
    1. jamesgrenard's Avatar
      jamesgrenard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nintendo Tim View Post
      Go to the article at CultOfMac. At the bottom of the article, they cite their reference as GearLive. They have Windows instructions. Go there.
      I did and got

      CProgram Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe

      CProgram' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
    1. Maerlyn13's Avatar
      Maerlyn13 -
      Just downloaded the carrier settings and applied it. Didnt have to do anything except update the carrier settings in Win Vista running iTunes 8.2.010. Worked perfectly.
    1. Dramer77's Avatar
      Dramer77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jamesgrenard View Post
      I'm not sure..does your phone need to be jailbroken for that?
      no it doesnt