Enable MMS on iPhone 3.0 without 3.1 Update

Sep 28, 2009 - 6 Comments

3gsiphone After reading all the bad press for iPhone OS 3.1, I decided to hold out on upgrading, which means that I also can’t get MMS working, right? Wrong! The only thing you need to enable MMS on iPhone 3.0 (or 3.01) is the updated carrier file, which you can download from here. After you download the carrier file, type the following command in the terminal:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE

Do this with iTunes closed. Then launch iTunes again, and select your iPhone, then ‘Restore’ while holding down the option key, navigating to the .ipcc file you just downloaded. The update will take a few seconds, and then all you need to do is reboot your iPhone for MMS to work with 3.0!


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Posted by: David Mendez in iPhone


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  1. Tomas says:

    I did it but my MMS wont work. Actually the iphone carrier settings wont update.

  2. Energydrink says:

    first gen iphone will never get mms apple wants u to update.

    s u can just restore the phone with itunes ur pictures r still stored on the comp

  3. s says:

    Warning :::: Well i did this and now all my photos are gone.

  4. jb says:

    Does this solution work on Windows?

  5. Dave M. says:

    Does anyone know if the first generation iPhones are going to get MMS? I have one first gen iPhone and one 3G. The 3G is great with MMS, but I can’t get the first gen to work.

    I read somewhere that Apple wasn’t going to give the first gen MMS, but that seems contrary to the advertisements since they sell the first gen iPhone for $99 as the low end iPhone.

  6. Felix says:

    3.1 bricked my phone I restored and used this instead thanks!

    and is it just me or is iphone MMS slow????

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