- 09-10-2009, 08:41 PM #26
There is no OTA solution for them sending down updates just to "certain" people. It isn't a gradual roll-out, it's an update on the 25th and that's when you'll officially get it.
If it's working great, but that's probably contributed by AT&T's craptastic server structure and their accounts being provisioned in all kinds of eff'ed up ways. Sometimes you slip through the cracks with the MMS Opt Out, then their server catches it and it stops working.
- 09-10-2009, 11:03 PM #27
- 09-11-2009, 09:11 AM #28
Thats the only explaination i can come up with as well, it seems like they are opening up in certain areas, i have tried helping my family in Georgia by walking them through everything i did, and they are having no luck... but i do know that you either have to have JB 3.0.1 with the correct files, or 3.1 with v5.0 ipcc... i know mine did not work at all with 3.0.1 clean and v5.0, and 20 min later it worked with 3.1 and v5.0...
- 09-11-2009, 09:37 AM #29
hmm I read in another forum that 3.1 actually comes with a 5.0 version. I have restored my phone as new 3 times and have 5.0 by default. I think that's the carrier file for 3.1. Maybe there are different variants. I know there were before and the stock version that loads doesn't enable it.
I'm assuming the hacked one is one someone altered a bit to enable it. It will work if you're in an area where AT&T has flipped it on.
I'm willing to bet that on the 25th all the file will do is update ports and apns in order to make it work but the file is already there. Just needs to be edited.
I know I had 5.1 previous to unjailbreaking and restoring and after a restore I had 5.0 so that's the only thing I can think of.
- 09-11-2009, 09:48 AM #30
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- 09-11-2009, 12:10 PM #34
Here's a thread over on HoFo that people started talking about this topic, it has a bit more information on the activating by region and people getting it to work:
HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - My MMS now working after 3.1 update
Figure it may be helpful or insightful to contribute to what we're talking about here.
- 09-11-2009, 12:38 PM #35
- 09-11-2009, 01:56 PM #36
- 09-11-2009, 03:13 PM #37
- 09-11-2009, 03:15 PM #38
I went to the above mentioned HowardForums link and got my wife's 3Gs MMS working in about 10 minutes. Incredible.
It consists of running one command line, downloading one file, and having itunes update the carrier file. I did a restart and MMS was there. No settings to set - nothing. It just worked.
We are in Vegas and I sent 3 MMS from her iphone to my bold and I sent 1 back. Worked like a charm.
Hopefully it will stick. We are on a PC with itunes 8 and she has 3.0.1 on her 3Gs. We are on the family text plan.
- 09-11-2009, 03:22 PM #39
Hmm, so it may have zero to do with the OS version and everything to do with the carrier file and the area you are in...
I guess they "flipped the switch" in my area during the 15 min it took for 3.1 to install... or maybe i was attached to the same tower for too long and hadnt been re-prvisioned... either way, it looks like the OS version doesnt matter...
- 09-11-2009, 04:08 PM #40
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- 09-11-2009, 04:30 PM #42
Ok. Finally got this working. Here's the thing. Called A T & T and found out that my unlimited "iphone texting plan" does not include multimedia. So I switched to a regular unlimited texting plan which has nothing to do with iphone.
Then I downloaded the hack from sinfuliphone, notice I changed the last setting it came with. I have a 16gb 3gs, jailbroken, on A T & T, in NJ with 4.0 ipcc, and 3.0.1 software. That's it. Working great now. I can send and recieve pics and videos.
- 10-07-2009, 11:11 PM #43