MMS on the iPhone 2G First Gen

Oct 20, 2009 - 1 Comment

mms iphone 2g

You can enable MMS on the first gen iPhone 2G (you know, that metal one), but it requires a little bit of hacking. This is pretty great news if you have one of the first iPhones but you feel left out by the MMS intro passing you by. Here are the instructions reposted from Lifehacker.com who reposted it from Hackint0sh.org (blog regurgitation at it’s finest!):

1. Backup original CommCenter (goes without saying…)
2. Replace CommCenter in: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreTelephony.framework/Support/ with a patched one.
3. Chmod the new CommCenter to 755
4. Open /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/M68AP.plist and insert a true boolean value for “mms” under capabilities

It goes without saying that you should backup your phone, and also you should probably be pretty tech-savvy to go digging around your first gen iPhone’s MMS software guts. Read the full guide on the hackint0sh.org forums before diving in, it looks like it’s largely untested which should cause it to warrant even more due diligence than usual. BTW when did the first gen iPhone start being known as the iPhone 2G?

[ hackint0sh via LifeHacker, the screenshot is from LifeHacker too ]

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Posted by: David Mendez in How to, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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  1. liquidcoffee says:

    I’ve never even seen the first generation of iPhone before I think about 10 of them sold and they were all purchased by Steve JObs

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