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dabrad_26 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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May 17, 2012 6:23 AM

I recently had my iPhone (4, 16GB, GSM from AT&T) unlocked (by AT&T, and saw confirmation in iTunes).  I am now using a prepaid carrier, and needed to change my APN settings for there system, however the APN settings are not available in the phone (Settings >> General >> Network), the only option I have is Cellular Data (on/off).  I wound up using unlockit to load an APN profile for my carrier, home come if the phone is unlocked we cannot change the APN settings (something we need to do in order to use data on ohter carriers)?  AT&T unlocked the iPhone for me but all the settings still point to AT&T unless I use alternative means.

 

I did not know if I was mising something or if this feature is not enabling properly on unlocked devices, or what was happening, I was hoping maybe some other people have figured out how to make this option show, or if they have not maybe Apple or AT&T need to see that the Ulocked devices are not able to change data settigns from AT&T settings, I am not sure what is happening, but I would like to fix it (hopefully, or at least make it noted that it is a problem).

 

I have tried Reloading iOS from iTunes (recovery) and that pops up the Message "Congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked" in iTunes, but I do not see the APN settings, I do not want to Jailbreak the iPone and I should not have to since I have it unlocked, I just want to be able to change the settings to allow other carrier data plans.

 

Thank you all,

 

David

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  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,370 points)
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    May 17, 2012 6:27 AM (in response to dabrad_26)
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,370 points)
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    May 17, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to dabrad_26)

    You're welcome.

  • monzzzzzzzzz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 17, 2012 1:09 PM (in response to wjosten)

    i have the same problem. but in my case the iphone config utility did not install the APN profile.

    help please.

  • James Anderson7 Level 3 Level 3 (575 points)
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    Jun 30, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to dabrad_26)

    So how do you change the MMS settings. I see where you can adjust the basic APN settings in the Configuration Utility, but with Straight Talk I need to put in MMS settings as well. Right now everything works fine except for MMS.

  • sreeraghu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 1, 2012 6:47 AM (in response to dabrad_26)

    dabrad_26

     

    I installed APN for airtel (India) and now I'm able to browse the internet. However I'm still unable to see the PERSONAL HOTSPOT nor CELLULAR DATA options.

     

    Please advice

  • Lord Of The Weirdos Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Jul 30, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to dabrad_26)

    This is the lamest thing, the phone is yours, let me configure it.  Dont lock to a SIM.  I switched from ATT to Straight Talk, but lost data after 2 days, getting the run around from them because I cannot go into those settings.  Once unlocked, everything should be available.  Here goes the control freaks again.  God, starting to get tired of Apple trying to please no one

  • Lord Of The Weirdos Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 6:31 PM (in response to dabrad_26)

    I actually used iBackup and edited the two plist files manually to make mine work.  Extra steps but the only way to get MMS to work.  Even the website and Apple Configurator will not make the MMS work.  Neither have support to edit those settings.

     

    I am not enjoying my ex AT&T iPhone 4 on Straight Talk perfectly fine.

  • codichulo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 21, 2012 6:54 PM (in response to Lord Of The Weirdos)

    Lord - how did you edit the plist files ?

    i'm having same problem and am desparate.

    i don't see anyway of selecting sys files through ibackup ??

     

     

    Thanks.

  • Lord Of The Weirdos Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 12:49 AM (in response to codichulo)

         Here is the link to the site that has the full instructions.  It is setup for Straightt Talk but will show what to edit for others as well.

     

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1760217-How-To-AT-amp-T-locked-iPhone -4-MMS-working-on-Straight-Talk-no-jailbreak

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