Since April 2012 the iPhone unlocking industry has exploded. What was once impossible for most users, and a headache for others making sure not to update their baseband, iOS etc. is now as easy as sending in your IMEI and a small fee through PayPal. Within a matter of hours in most cases, your phone is unlocked, you do a restore through iTunes (or use a computer side tool like Redsn0w– see here ) and you’re ready to take your phone to a new carrier.
One of the more popular carriers people are using today in the U.S. is Straight Talk. Straight Talk service is sold through Wal-Mart and for $45 per month you get unlimited talk, text, data, and 411 calls. Great deal huh? Well yes its great you get all that for such a cheap rate, but if you just place your SIM card in the phone your Safari won’t work and neither will your picture messaging. But there is a fix and Jailbreak Matrix is about to tell you how.
Data – Safari
We will cover getting your Safari working first as it is a quick and easy.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi Connection
Step 2. Open Safari and visit www.unlockit.co.nz
Step 3. At the bottom choose “Create APN”
Step 4. Next screen under “Country” leave the United States and for “Carrier” choose Straight Talk.
Step 5. Tap “Create APN”, it will open up a new window and ask you to install the profile on your device. After you do this your Safari will be working!
In order to get your picture messaging working you have two options – jailbreak or not to jailbreak. For some, this may not be an option since A5/6 devices on iOS 6.X have no jailbreak available and the A4 devices are currently a tethered jailbreak. (If you are unsure, visit our Jailbreak Matrix <a href=”http://www.jailbreakmatrix.com/chart”>here “</a>” to see what jailbreak solutions are available for your device. If there is no jailbreak solution, a SIM swap method is the only way to get your picture messaging working.
Straight Talk APN Settings
MMS Proxy: 188.8.131.52:80
MMS Max Size: 1048576
MMS UA Prof URL: http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf
Did you have success? Which method worked best for you? Leave your comments, feedback, or questions below!