Root How to get MMS working in Villain

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  1. tojjer

    tojjer Well-Known Member
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    Seriously thinking of going back to stock 1.5 as I can't get MMS working or GPS.
    I use both of those regularly
     

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  2. nomnompie

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    Fixing mms is easy, what carrier do you have? Also I'm pretty sure the latest radio fixes gps.
     
  3. Jaffa

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    Orange, hows it easy, I tried the ADB thing for about an hour, couldnt get a positive output!!

    Please help. Thanks
     
  4. premiump

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    Yep, please share the love :rolleyes:
     
  5. premiump

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    Yep, 5.2 has the same problem, so there seems to be little point in staying on 5.2 as the fix will apply to them both.

    So much power! What to do with it .... LOL :D:rolleyes:;)

    Sort Orange MMS fix, and I'll be happy to stay with 5.3 :cool:
     
  6. nomnompie

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    I did this..

    So broken down step by step, you would go to command prompt, and type:
    cd\
    (hit enter)
    cd androidSDK\tools
    (hit enter)
    adb shell
    (hit enter)
    cd /data/data/com*telephony/databases
    (hit enter)
    sqlite3 telephony.db
    (hit enter)
    (OPTIONAL TYPE IN)select * from carriers where name = 'Production'; (and hit enter, this will show you the current MMS settings)

    then put this line in (if it word wraps on the forum, it is all one line, so enter it as such in command prompt, specific to Orange, I'm pretty sure it would be the following:

    update carriers set mmsproxy='192.168.224.010', mmsport='9201', mmsc='http://mms.orange.co.uk' where name = 'Production';
    (and hit enter)

    It should then be written correctly for Orange. Reboot the phone and try an MMS.
     
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  7. tojjer

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    Should it come up and say.....The system cannot find the path specified..........after entering cd/data/data/com*telephony/databases ????

    Also, is that a space after cd and before the / ????

    Thanks
     
  8. nomnompie

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    Yes the space in that file path is required.
     
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  9. nomnompie

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    By the way, the reason it uses the name "Production" is because there is an MMS profile under the stock messaging app called Production, but the settings are locked out. You can not modify them from the phone which is why you have to use the command prompt.

    If you go to the stock messaging app, and press menu, settings, and then click Connection Settings, you will see it.
     
  10. andy d

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    Its all dutch to me :( how to get into the code do i plug in my phone and do it via PC.
     
  11. tojjer

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    Just had a look at the connection settings. Mine says http://mms.sprintpcs.com in the MMSC box.
    I presume this is what we are trying to change is it?
     
  12. nomnompie

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    Exactly! You got it. Since the ROM is based off of the leaked sprint hero rom, it is locked to sprint which is why changing the APN alone doesn't fix MMS.

    Andy d, yes, make sure your phone is plugged in. Once the phone is connected, you're using the command prompt on your PC to access your phone via the android sdk tools.
     
  13. andy d

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    Sorry you got me lost, LOL
    How do i use the command prompt on my computer ( windows vista )
     
  14. nomnompie

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    @ Andy d - Hm, I can't remember vista off the top of my head, but I think if you click the start button, and in the search bar, type CMD, or command, it will show you the executable. Click it to run command prompt.
     
  15. tojjer

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    That's correct
     
  16. nomnompie

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    Thanks for confirming. I work on XP all day and have Win 7 at home which I'm still getting used to. :D
     
  17. andy d

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    typing cmd in the box brings up a list of files but none of them are related to my phone or am i missing something ?.
     
  18. Jaffa

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    Im assuming you tried this and it worked, My conection settings now show

    Name: Production

    MMSC http://mms.orange.co.uk

    MMS port 9201

    MMS protocol WAP 2.0

    Still wont work.. any more suggestions
     
  19. nomnompie

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    andy d, command prompt isn't related to the phone actually, it's a windows program. If there is a file called cmd, or command prompt, click it and it will open a window that has a black background, and white text.

    jaffa, actually I should state that I am in the USA and I am using AT&T as my provider. I was able to get this to work in one shot with my settings, so I looked for the MMS settings for Orange and plugged in the values for it instead of mine. Some people suggested trying port 8080 in stead of 9201 in the line

    update carriers set mmsproxy='192.168.224.010', mmsport='9201', mmsc='http://mms.orange.co.uk' where name = 'Production';

    Those are the correct values according to the 2 places I saw them.. I'm not sure why it wouldn't work..:thinking:
     
  20. Jaffa

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    Typing cmd into the run box should bring up a dos shell (Little window with a black background)
     
  21. Xyro

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    Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt :

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  22. andy d

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    Right ive found it when i type.
    androidSDK\tools
    It comes back with the message

    the system cannot find the patch specified
     
  23. Hordriss

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    You need to open cmd.exe - this opens the Windows command prompt. It's not an application linked specifically to your phone.
     
  24. nomnompie

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    Try this instead:

    android-sdk-windows\tools
     
  25. Hordriss

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    You need to check which folder it's in on your computer. Mine is in c:/android/android-sdk-windows/tools/
     
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