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  • Native (but very primitive!) SMS through iPad 3G baseband



    The iPad 3G is only a few days on the market, and already dev team members have jailbroken it. We can expect a public release soon.

    Meanwhile, MuscleNerd just tweeted he was able to send an SMS using the iPad baseband. He had to use a T-Mobile SIM, but only because the AT&T SIM that comes with the iPad doesn't have an SMS plan attached to it. If it did, there's a solid chance it would send just fine.

    This is early on, but a very cool mod - sending SMS from the iPad. I'm betting we'll see a jailbreak software released in the coming future to do this well, if not actually porting MobileSMS.app to work on the iPad. I doubt that'd be the case, since the graphics are only for iPhone. Either way - go jailbreak crowd.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Native (but very primitive!) SMS through iPad 3G baseband started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Does sound interesting. Odd but interesting.
    1. dtsjunk's Avatar
      dtsjunk -
      then give us the JB
      cant wait
    1. vtaran's Avatar
      vtaran -
      wow thats actually pretty cool, i wonder if you could possibly make calls aswell with a headset? that would made the ipad extremely useful in the long run
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      any chance of phoning as well? otherwise i would give up my iPhone right now
    1. scatman10's Avatar
      scatman10 -
      Lol @ extremzocker that made my morning
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      lmao... more "look what i can do, too bad you can't" videos from the dev-team
    1. lfc_'s Avatar
      lfc_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by vtaran View Post
      wow thats actually pretty cool, i wonder if you could possibly make calls aswell with a headset? that would made the ipad extremely useful in the long run
      im betting you can
      i'd imagine people walking around with iPad suitcases and bluetooth headsets permanently in their ear, or while at work
    1. itaintrite's Avatar
      itaintrite -
      Don't really see the point of this. If you want proper SMS, get a Google Voice account and use it with GV+ on jailbroken iPad 3G. Push + GV = Win.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      I would kill to see one of you fanboys struggling to hold your ipad up to your face and make a call
    1. artbran's Avatar
      artbran -
      iPhones Skype works well.
      Even with a Bluetooth piece in my ear so it's probably doable
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I love it. We will be able to make calls and text very shortly after JB.
    1. chemalito's Avatar
      chemalito -
      And what about the guys that are cutting normal ATT SIMS to fit in there, those have SMS on them right??????
    1. EliteApple's Avatar
      EliteApple -
      Actually it could be very easy to port it since apple's apps are programatic and are set to [UIScreen mainScreen] we just add 2 to the UIDeviceFamily in the info.plist. I did it with my app to port it and it worked fine on ipad with a few tableviews but even the MainWindow.xib didn't cause any problems.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      EliteApple - nice.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      all we need is a camera and to be able to make calls and all the people who say its a big iPod Touch will be wrong, it will be a big iPhone
    1. NessLookAlike's Avatar
      NessLookAlike -
      Sending SMS via either T-Mobile OR AT&T, which you have to pay for, is dumb. Send SMS via Google Voice, which is completely free, is smart. Lets just get the iPad jailbroken and get a nice Google Voice SMS frontend GUI going that we can pin to the home bar on the iPad and we'll be set.
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Quote Originally Posted by EliteApple View Post
      Actually it could be very easy to port it since apple's apps are programatic and are set to [UIScreen mainScreen] we just add 2 to the UIDeviceFamily in the info.plist. I did it with my app to port it and it worked fine on ipad with a few tableviews but even the MainWindow.xib didn't cause any problems.
      Englishhhhh?!?@?@?~#
    1. romeoz's Avatar
      romeoz -
      Skype works good on the ipad. I was talking to my brother with it... Just cause I could.
    1. NessLookAlike's Avatar
      NessLookAlike -
      Quote Originally Posted by romeoz View Post
      Skype works good on the ipad. I was talking to my brother with it... Just cause I could.
      I phoned my parents with Google Voice/Gizmo 5 and Fring, just cause I could.
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      I would kill to see one of you fanboys struggling to hold your ipad up to your face and make a call
      look stupid there is a thing call bluetooth. have you heard of it?