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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Higgs_Boson, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Higgs_Boson

    Higgs_Boson Member
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    As some of you may, or may not, know, the general public received an update for Google Hangouts today, which brought the ability for the user to manually set an APN.

    I still have my old apns-conf.xml file from 4.1.2. However, I still haven't gotten to rooting stock 4.3 yet, and wanted to make sure there weren't any changes to the APN that wouldn't be compatible with 4.3.

    Can somebody give me a link to, or provide the APN settings, so that I can see if MMS is working with this latest update? Please, and thank you.
     


  2. Higgs_Boson

    Higgs_Boson Member
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    Nevermind my prior post. I got MMS working, and will share my settings with you all in a bit.
     
  3. Higgs_Boson

    Higgs_Boson Member
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  4. iMaYG

    iMaYG Android Enthusiast

    would this work with lte enabled in AOSP roms?
     
  5. Higgs_Boson

    Higgs_Boson Member
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    Not certain. Never hurts to try.
     
  6. Darien153

    Darien153 Android Enthusiast

    Thank you for this. I was wondering in previous version why MMS would never send

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
     
  7. berzerkus

    berzerkus Newbie

    I'm not seeing where to set this inside hangouts. Perhaps I'm missing something simple.
     
  8. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    I don't see it either. There was an update to Hangouts on 12/13/2013, which would have been after the original set of posts in this thread, so very likely that feature was removed or hidden. Currently, the only method I know for accessing APN's is through the Voice Dialler.
     
  9. madmikess

    madmikess Member

    Go into settings then sms and at the bottom is option to configure access points. In there is where you can add apn.
     
  10. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Not there on my current version of Hangouts, the one that was updated on 12/13.
     
  11. MaRz0o

    MaRz0o Member

    Are you able to send MMS over wifi? And is this Android 4.3 MK5?
     
  12. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    I have ZERO issues sending or receiving MMS, either from home (WiFi) or out and about (data). I have the MG2 bootloader, currently using the MK5 modem, and running CM11 more often than anything else. Hangouts has actually sent MMS quicker for me than stock AOSP messaging app ever did; if Team Blackout would get this newest version themed to black and transparent options, I would be really happy with Hangouts, especially given my skepticism from a couple of weeks ago when I started using it.
     
  13. revins95

    revins95 Member

    i have the mk5 with the mk5 modem and with these APNs i am unable to send anything for the life of me. i also have the newest hangouts version :thinking:
     
  14. vsanch24

    vsanch24 Well-Known Member

    I too have reproduced the posted settings and cannot receive MMS. I am on the latest Stock modem and rom. Any other ideas on how to get MMS working?

    ***Edit***
    Mine are now working with the posted settings. I had to delete the hangout thread all together for any which had a failed MMS. Then the next time the Virgin mobile network pushed it to me again it displayed properly.
     
  15. Higgs_Boson

    Higgs_Boson Member
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    @struckn,

    With your current setup (MG2 BL, and MK5 modem), are you able to send and receive pictures and group messages via MMS?

    I was always able to achieve successful send/receive of picture messaging (MMS), but never able to get group messaging (MMS) working; no matter how I tweaked the APN settings in Hangouts.
     
  16. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Yeah, everything works for me, both picture send and receive as well as group messaging.
     
  17. ajnycguy

    ajnycguy Well-Known Member

  18. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Links giving 404 error just FYI.
     
  19. ajnycguy

    ajnycguy Well-Known Member

    Link works for me, strange. Updated with same link without the "LINK" part.
     
  20. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Updated link at the bottom of your post worked just fine, "page not found" on the other two.
     
  21. ajnycguy

    ajnycguy Well-Known Member

    Tried another fix, I'll probably just end up putting them both at the bottom. Thanks for letting me know :thumbup:
     
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  22. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    Working now. Speaking of Hangouts, check out the theme I linked in your All Things Mods! thread.
     
  23. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    OK folks, talented developer Cjen1987 over at XDA (he has a couple of KitKat ROM's that he maintains very well, sometimes updating two or three times in one day if need be!) has released a mod for all variants of the SPH-L710 which *should* fix APN settings. This mod is basically all the possible APN's available for Sprint, VM, Boost, and a few other carriers that are under the Sprint umbrella. He has also included an .apk file which will give direct access to the APN settings. The APN mod and .apk are also now being included as part of his ROM's. I don't know if this will help anyone having issues, Hangouts or otherwise, but I don't think it will hurt to try. My current setup works flawlessly, but I might still flash this just to give it a whirl. Would love to hear back on some users who flash this, and if it works don't forget to give Cjen1987 a "thanks" over on his thread, maybe a quick post as well to let people know if it worked.

    Link Removed see edit below

    Edit 12/29/2013:

    Thanks the the sharp eye of @junkie2100, it looks like this mod is nothing more than a repackage with no proper credit given to MopedRyder. Disabling link and this will not become part of my tutorial. Stick with what MopedRyder has provided, he is the man!
     
  24. MaRz0o

    MaRz0o Member

    So I recently upgrade to CM 11, and without flashing anything on the ROM, I was able to send/receive MMS on Hangouts over 3G but not on Wifi. Has anyone been able to send/receive over Wifi? Also, I noticed there is no option to enter in APNs in Hangouts, rather it is replaced by a "Wireless Alerts" tab.
     
  25. struckn

    struckn Android Expert
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    I have had zero issues on either 3G or WiFi when using Hangouts for both SMS and MMS. I use the APN fix from MopedRyder for MMS both ways, it has worked well for me on 4.3.x in the past and now on 4.4.x, especially CM11. Pretty sure the APN option in Hangouts was removed with the December 13 update. You can access your APN's two ways in CM11:

    1. Open Voice Dialler app, then say either "Open APN" or "Edit APN" slowly and clearly (I always include the slowly and clearly part because Google has the worst time picking up my deep voice, so I have to speak to it like a child lol!)

    2. Using Nova Launcher, long press on screen, choose Shortcuts/Activities/Settings/APNs and Nova will add a shortcut on your home screen
     

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