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  • AT&T is on Pins and Needles over MMS Launch

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    Multiple reports have been published in the last few hours suggesting that AT&T is anything but calm, cool, and collected going into Friday's introduction of MMS for the iPhone.

    According to Apple Insider, preliminary tests have indicated a great strain on the company's MMS servers. This "strain" is believed to have been responsible for a "test outage" yesterday. So anxious are the people at AT&T that the company will use every minute between today and tomorrow to shore up capacity to a greater extent than current measures have already provided.

    A note published by DSLReports cited a source familiar with the company's MMS upgrade as saying, "Starting at 10AM Eastern (on the 25), AT&T will send out a mass text to a group of iPhone users telling them that MMS now works on their phone. Assuming all goes well, "They will keep doing groups of phones on the hour throughout the day," the source said. Official word from company spokesman Seth Bloom said the upgrade would be targeted at early afternoon on the East Coast, or late morning for users on Pacific Time.
    Sources close to the project are estimating that traffic on AT&T's wireless network could prove in excess of 40% higher tomorrow as iPhone users jump head first into the service they feel is both long overdue and their birth right as iPhone owners.

    But, at least for now, everything is on track and on schedule for the MMS launch tomorrow morning. AT&T even updated its Facebook page to alleviate concerns that further delays lie ahead. "MMS Update: We know you’ve been eager for this service so we wanted to offer a quick update on the launch plans for MMS on Friday, Sept. 25," said the message. "Late morning, Pacific Time, on Friday, the new carrier settings update enabling MMS should be live and ready to download through iTunes. We’ll provide the steps and all of the details you need right here at that time."

    We first learned that September 25th would be the "go date" this past July, when AT&T said that MMS features would finally come to the iPhone. Now the moment of truth is upon us.

    Tomorrow should be interesting.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T is on Pins and Needles over MMS Launch started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 344 Comments
    1. karch4's Avatar
      karch4 -
      Carrier Update file is here:

      http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite....h5/ATT_US.ipcc

      Suceessfully updated my JB 3.0.1 3GS to carrier update 5.5. Incoming and outgoing MMS work.

      I had 5.1. The only difference I see at first glance is that settings>>network>>cellular data network is now missing. Apparently, the settings are loaded in with 5.5.
    1. SlimQuinn's Avatar
      SlimQuinn -
      Will someone please answer my posts????!!!!!
    1. slambo's Avatar
      slambo -
      Okay, what do I do to get the ipcc on my jailbroken 3Gs?
    1. ty22's Avatar
      ty22 -
      This sucks i got the update an hour ago, rebooted and when I try to send a mms i still get the red exclamation point.
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      Thank you for uploading the file..Now I have to get iTunes to recognize it lol

      And Slim...Im not sure if you can SSH into your phone to update it,but,and again im not 100% sure of this,I dont think there is a way to update carrier files WITHOUT iTunes..someone correct me if im wrong
    1. rawhog's Avatar
      rawhog -
      Jailbroken 3G at 3.0. I have the ipcc. How do I update to it
    1. karch4's Avatar
      karch4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rawhog View Post
      Jailbroken 3G at 3.0. I have the ipcc. How do I update to it
      Open iTunes, click on your iPhone, press SHIFT and update button. Select your ipcc file. Worked fine for me.

      EDIT: Make sure you hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard when you click on the UPDATE button in iTunes. If you don't, you may UPDATE your phone to FW 3.1.
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      Shift update only allows ipsw files atm,doesnt see ipcc files for me and when trying the command line trick it opens iTunes,then fires off a few errors,closes and tells me to reconnect
    1. rawhog's Avatar
      rawhog -
      Shift update asks for an ipsw file not ipcc.
    1. vthree's Avatar
      vthree -
      Quote Originally Posted by karch4 View Post
      Open iTunes, click on your iPhone, press SHIFT and update button. Select your ipcc file. Worked fine for me.

      EDIT: Make sure you hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard when you click on the UPDATE button in iTunes. If you don't, you may UPDATE your phone to FW 3.1.
      hmm so on a mac when i hold alt and click update.. i can't select the ipcc file...
    1. rawhog's Avatar
      rawhog -
      I read something on another forum about needing to use itunes 8.1 ANybody hear that?
    1. karch4's Avatar
      karch4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tower72 View Post
      Shift update only allows ipsw files atm,doesnt see ipcc files for me
      Can't explain it better than this:

      iClarified - iPhone - How to Enable Carrier Bundle Support in iTunes 8.2 (Windows)

      It is pretty easy.
    1. mithrilrose's Avatar
      mithrilrose -
      Rebooted my phone....still no camera icon in the text app =(
    1. eleazar123's Avatar
      eleazar123 -
      Anybody have any issues of the message just hanging? It never sends, just sits at around 95% the entire time. It has done this for weeks when I tried to get MMS working originally. It works fine on my phone, but hangs on hers.
    1. karch4's Avatar
      karch4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vthree View Post
      hmm so on a mac when i hold alt and click update.. i can't select the ipcc file...
      Don't have a MAC, but this should help...

      iClarified - iPhone - How to Enable Carrier Bundle Support in iTunes 8.2 (Mac)
    1. oogotbagsoo's Avatar
      oogotbagsoo -
      the link provided downloads the file as a ZIP and not as an IPCC file.

      Can someone please upload the IPCC file itself? or maybe put it in a zip file so I can extract it.

      Thanks in advance.
    1. karch4's Avatar
      karch4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by oogotbagsoo View Post
      the link provided downloads the file as a ZIP and not as an IPCC file.

      Can someone please upload the IPCC file itself? or maybe put it in a zip file so I can extract it.

      Thanks in advance.
      Change the .zip extension to .ipcc
    1. Tower72's Avatar
      Tower72 -
      Quote Originally Posted by karch4 View Post
      HEhe thats the site I followed actually. I did the string and it opens iTunes for me,then tosses me errors and tells me about all these problems,and that I should reconnect..Also running iTunes 9.0.1 tho...not 8.2 so it might have been fixed
    1. rawhog's Avatar
      rawhog -
      iClarified article does not work. There is no check for update button. Only Update

      And it still only asks for ipsw. itunes 8.2.0.23
    1. Pr0707P3's Avatar
      Pr0707P3 -
      I cant post a new topic so here goes, the easiet way is to go to general -> reset -> reset network settings and it downloads the new carrier file and restarts the iphone and VIOLA!! working mms I did this on my sisters Iphone 3gS jailbroken and works like a charm! You dont even need to go to the computer!, yeah you do need to put all the wireless networks back on but its the easiest for people who have jailbroken iphones =3