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By celeronix, Senior Member on 16th January 2013, 10:17 AM
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Hi everyone
For a long period of time I've been using SlimBean with my old Galaxy S, where it wasn't needed to activate data connection by myself to send or receive MMS. That process was done automatically.
Yesterday I bought S3 and I found out that Samsung and/or Google do not implement this feature in their latest firmwares, which is strange.
I've done a small research in Google and found a post by the member Ouzo here in our forum, who has a resolution for this problem.
Here it is:
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For me, the fix was to add this line to my 'others.xml' which is located in the System/CSC folder.

<CscFeature_RIL_ForceConnectMMS>true</CscFeature_RIL_ForceConnectMMS>

You need to add the above string before the end of the xml file - the last two lines of it should be:-

</FeatureSet>
</SamsungMobileFeature>


Some people don't have an 'others.xml', they have 'Features.xml' or 'Features_Default.xml' instead.

After editing the xml file, you need to change the permissions back to rw--r--r--
After setting the permissions, reboot.
To make these changes I use ES File Explorer and its built in text editor (it's free).
Needless to say I hope, your phone must be rooted to edit the above file. Make a backup of the file before editing it.

Thanks, Ouzo
I hope that many of you will find this information useful.
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16th January 2013, 11:31 AM |#2  
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This actually happend to me...

Came from a long line of HTC models, always had this feature, auto connect to receive MMS.
I was missing this on S3, but now I think we can overcome.

Nice tip, and very nice research. I missed it, but never bothered looking for it.

Thank you
16th January 2013, 12:37 PM |#3  
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thanx for this info..
so sad coz im using cm10.1 but cannot find csc folder in system...
16th January 2013, 03:25 PM |#4  
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im confused what this does? I have no issues sending or reciving mms. Data connects fine each time. Is it the same as ticking "auto retrieve mms" in the messaging settings?
16th January 2013, 05:39 PM |#5  
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Quote:

For me, the fix was to add this line to my 'others.xml' which is located in the System/CSC folder.

<CscFeature_RIL_ForceConnectMMS>true</CscFeature_RIL_ForceConnectMMS>

You need to add the above string before the end of the xml file - the last two lines of it should be:-

</FeatureSet>
</SamsungMobileFeature>

Hmm, I opened others.xml but I don't see those two last lines of the document...
My last line is:
</CustomerData>

Should I put like this:
Quote:

....
<CscFeature_RIL_ForceConnectMMS>true</CscFeature_RIL_ForceConnectMMS>
</FeatureSet>
</SamsungMobileFeature>
</CustomerData>

as my last lines ?!?!



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Originally Posted by skimminstones

im confused what this does? I have no issues sending or reciving mms. Data connects fine each time. Is it the same as ticking "auto retrieve mms" in the messaging settings?

You don't have this issue cause probably you have data ON all the time... so you can send/receive MMS ...
This is for the ones that have DATA OFF, but still want to send/received MMSs!!!

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Originally Posted by Drug_Store

This actually happend to me...

Came from a long line of HTC models, always had this feature, auto connect to receive MMS.
I was missing this on S3, but now I think we can overcome.

Nice tip, and very nice research. I missed it, but never bothered looking for it.

Thank you

x2!!!
I always had HTC phones before, with winmobile and android, and never had any problems sending/receiving MMSs with data off, but when I put a CM rom on my old Desire HD and got the S3, I then understand that in order to receive/send a MMS I had to turn data on... even the majority of other phones dont do this...
17th January 2013, 09:29 AM |#6  
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Hmm, I opened others.xml but I don't see those two last lines of the document...
My last line is:
</CustomerData>

Should I put like this:
as my last lines ?!?!

Make a backup of the file and try.
I don't expect to occur some fatal error
17th January 2013, 12:27 PM |#7  
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Nice find.

Although I have the others.xml file I actually put it in features.xml. Switched off data to test and it works perfectly. Thanks.

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17th January 2013, 12:48 PM |#8  
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For some roms dont work.
You need to add other line except this one from thread in others.xml

<CscFeature_Message_EnableMmsMobiledataOff>true</CscFeature_Message_EnableMmsMobiledataOff>

В Българския форум съм пуснал тема със CSC възможности.
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17th January 2013, 03:38 PM |#9  
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Hell yeah!!!
At Last!!! Finally I'm able to send/receive MMSs with data off!!!

I just found out that the CscFeatures_Message... were all in the feature.xml and not in the others.xml

The line that works for me is this <CscFeature_RIL_ForceConnectMMS>true</CscFeature_RIL_ForceConnectMMS> and not the other. I also tested with the other line and didn't work...

Also, very important to set permissions back to the file and reboot.
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17th January 2013, 04:09 PM |#10  
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Don't know if it just me, but my s3 have retrieved mms without the data on. My wife s3 don't have data plan but still receive mms without the data on.

I'm still on 4.1.1 because my region which is Malaysia still waiting for the 4.1.2. Is it the issue of this mms only happen on 4.1.2.

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17th January 2013, 06:08 PM |#11  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by onesolo

Hell yeah!!!
At Last!!! Finally I'm able to send/receive MMSs with data off!!!

I just found out that the CscFeatures_Message... were all in the feature.xml and not in the others.xml

The line that works for me is this <CscFeature_RIL_ForceConnectMMS>true</CscFeature_RIL_ForceConnectMMS> and not the other. I also tested with the other line and didn't work...

Also, very important to set permissions back to the file and reboot.

Yes, if rom have two files feature.xml and others.xml they read at first feature file. And eliminate other.
I dont mean one of these two line. I mean all two for some roms.

Here is my file others.xml

Call button to recent list in dialer
Sms to mms after 10 sms
Exit button to browser
Mms with data off
Color Saturday and Sunday in calendar widget
Camera shuter on/off
Enable/disable sms viewer in notification panel. I mean not see who write, only 1 message received, option on/off in sms settings
Show download progres in notification bar

If you have file feature.xml import line to that file.
Link:

http://db.tt/8GWniasr
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