Native iPhone MMS Application Released

iPhone hacker, Tommy Svensson has released a native MMS application for the iPhone, thus addressing one of the major lack of functionality of the iPhone.

Once installed the unauthorized native iPhone application will allow you to send MMS messages via your iPhone.

You cannot receive MMS messages on your iPhone using this application, however the iPhone hacker is working hard to address this in future releases.

The native iPhone application allows you to send MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) messages using your iPhone.

However, in its first version the MMS application only allows you to send images and not videos.

Also as mentioned earlier at the moment you can only send MMS messages and cannot receive them. The iPhone hacking genius plans to address these limitations in future releases.

In order to install the iPhone MMS application you will need to jailbreak your iPhone. In case you want some help with it then here is a step by step guide to JailBreak iPhone v1.1.2.

Assuming that you have a jailbreaked your iPhone, here are the steps to install the iPhone MMS application courtesy iPhone Atlas:

On a Mac:

  • Download the MMS application.
  • Launch the Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities) and type scp -r then a space.
  • Drag MMS application to the Terminal window.
  • Type another space, then root@IPAddress:/Applications/ (replacing IPAddress with your iPhone’s IP Address). When you’re done, your Terminal command should look something like this: scp -r /Users/bwilson/Desktop/MMS.app/ root@10.10.10.10:/Applications/ (that’s a fake IP address, by the way).
  • Restart your iPhone: Hold down the sleep/wake button until you see the slider, then slide it off. Power it back on by briefly holding the sleep/wake button.

On a Windows PC:

  • Download the MMS application.
  • Downlaod WinSCP if you don’t have it already
  • Launch WinSCP and enter the following information: Host name: Your iPhone’s IP address, User name: root, Password: alpine.
  • Navigate to the Applications folder on your iPhone then, then copy the whole MMS application folder folder to the Applications directory on your iPhone.
  • (This step may not be necessary): Right click the application folder on your iPhone and choose properties. Select permissions and change the entry to 0755 — repeat the same for all the files inside the folder.
  • Restart your iPhone: Hold down the sleep/wake button until you see the slider, then slide it off. Power it back on by briefly holding the sleep/wake button.

Once the native iPhone application has been installed, you need to also configure the MMSC and Proxy setting based on your carrier. Check out this link @ ActiveXperts Software which has the MMSC and Proxy setting details for carriers across many countries.

This can indeed be one of the killer native iPhone applications especially if it can support video messages and ability to receive MMS messages. As for now you with the latest native iPhone application you can now send the photos you clicked on your iPhone to your friends & family via MMS.

As always do share your feedback on this application for the benefit of fellow readers.

Screenshots of the native iPhone MMS application UI below: