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How to fix some mysterious problems.

for some odd reason my iphone won't let me use facetime, imessage or send picture messages. my data is on and i can go on the internet with it and use apps. i have checked my restrictions, took out my sim, tried to turn on facetime and it wont let me.

check out this photo: when i go to my pictures and try to send one as a message there is no option to. if anyone can help me thanks a lot!

asked 10 Apr '12, 22:13

BallerE4Life's gravatar image


Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings maybe?


answered 10 Apr '12, 22:28

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JonSeals ♦

didnt work

(10 Apr '12, 22:44) BallerE4Life BallerE4Life's gravatar image

Damn :(

(10 Apr '12, 22:52) JonSeals ♦ JonSeals's gravatar image

youve done something or added something. What all tweaks in cydia and from what sources?

(10 Apr '12, 23:00) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

@theiphoneguy ih8snow helped fixed my iPhone 4s yesterday through that remote application to help me get cydia back so I think through the process he might've did something accidental because I can't even use iMessage on wifi like you would on an iPod.

(11 Apr '12, 08:59) BallerE4Life BallerE4Life's gravatar image

nope, doesnt do anything to that

(11 Apr '12, 10:33) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

@theiphoneguy well after he did that i went to go text and imessage, facetime, mms etc was not working

(11 Apr '12, 16:32) BallerE4Life BallerE4Life's gravatar image

Usually problems with Facetime and iMessage are related to lack of proper activation - this is common on iPhones that have been unofficially unlocked.

MMS can be a carrier issue (not having the proper carrier settings in your phone).

Have you tried calling your carrier to verify that the phone is still properly set up with them? They might just tell you to restore the device and start over, which isn't what you want since that'll erase your jailbreak, but it may be worth seeing what they say.


answered 10 Apr '12, 23:37

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4S's can't be hacktivated, right?

(10 Apr '12, 23:38) JonSeals ♦ JonSeals's gravatar image

No, not that I know of. There are Gevey SIMs that work with iPhone 4S though.

(10 Apr '12, 23:42) britta britta's gravatar image

gevey will activate imessage and sms just by emails and not the cell number :)

(11 Apr '12, 04:57) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image


answered 12 May '12, 01:11

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Hi @iGreen! Since this is a link without context on an old question that we've already answered, this seems like a spam link. Please don't do that here. If you'd like to contribute explanations and answers, you're welcome to do that instead.

(12 May '12, 04:16) britta britta's gravatar image
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