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working MMS, tethering and VVM hack for ATT iPhones on os 3.0

[UPDATE: apple & att just patched this & once you try to tether it gets automatically disabled on iPhone]

just spend 2 days trying to fingure out how to do it & w/ few trial & errors … now i have my as-modem / tethering, MMS and Visual Voice Mail (VVM) all working on my iPhone in US / ATT network (f*ckers).

Here’s the most detailed, ultimate, working guide / how to:

  1. download this already properly compressed .ipcc file (right click / save as | credit: Aaron Krill )
  2. in terminal app type the following:
    defaults write carrier-testing -bool TRUE
    [windows instructions here]
  3. ctrl-cmd click on …. / eject & restart your phone
  4. on your phone check – Settings > General > Cellular Data Network > fill in the following (leave other fields blank):
    Cellular Data: APN: wap.cingular
    Visual Voicemail: APN: acds.voicemail
    MMS: APN: wap.cingular
  5. [UPDATE: att has been actively disaibling MMS functionality. you can try this hack that requires SIM card att phone, but pipl are reporting that in only works for limited time. however there’s word on the street that 3.1 might bring MMS to att users]
    [this only works if you’re on a family plan] login to your and change your text plan to another one (you can change back once MMS starts working)
  6. restart your phone

THAT’S that. now you have an iPhone on ATT network that works as it should: with MMS, tethering and VVM enabled

ps: here’s a guide on how to tether (mac – you’ll need to have the latest updates, i’ve experienced bluetooth connectivity issues w/ MBP, but works via USB cable)

how to crack CS3 trial versions

after getting fed up failing to legally upgrade from Adobe Trial CS3 to Adobe Design Premium CS3 (see my upgrade horror story). I found this free, extremely simple way to crack Dreamweaver CS3.

[update 1/30 – fixed the .bat file & found an activation crack that will work on Photoshop CS3 & other CS3 applications for win & mac – see comments for insturctions]

  1. download trial version from Adobe website (you have to register or go to & try to find one there)
  2. When you launch the program for the first time it will ask you for a valid CS3 serial number. If you have one great, but I just ignore this and chose the 30 days option. (once it expires … keep on reading)
  3. [update 12/18] – i’ve created a batch file which does everything described below automatically for you – download it here – right click/”save as” & place it in (win only):
    “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS3\AMT\”
    directory then:
    – create a shortcut to f-adobe.bat on your desktop / run it
    – when Dreamweaver starts first – quit it
    – when it starts again, just click OK … that’s it! :)

OR … u can follow my previous instructions below (i’ve also listed the contents of the bat file on the bottom):

  1. find application.sif file and … rename it –
    go to “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS3\AMT\” & rename “application.sif” to something like “-application.sif” (i’d recomend backing up application.sif before you do, just to be on the safe side)
  2. when you start Dreamweaver again, you’ll get “you cannot use this product at this time. you must repair the problem …” error mesage … click OK – & it will still START anyways! … dough :)
  3. go back to “C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS3\AMT\” rename the “-application.sif” back to “application.sif”
  4. start Dreamweaver, you’ll get expired prompt – click quit
  5. rename “application.sif” again (go back to step 1 above)

    you have to repeat the whole process every time you shot down the application … but it works!

ps: here’s the content of the batch file in case you wanted to create your own:

ren application.bak *.sif
ren application.sif *.bak
cd amt
ren application.bak *.sif

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