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(How-to) Increase MMS image file size limit from 300k to 2M or 5M

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By moonzbabysh, Senior Member on 8th March 2012, 08:59 PM
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I've seen a few people ask about how to increase the MMS file size limit so I figured I'd post up this easy way to do it.

Download GoSMS from the market if you don't already have it installed

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Go to Settings, click the "Advanced" tab, scroll down and click "MMS settings"
Click on "Maximum MMS size"
Set to desired file size limit.

Then press back button
Check the box to "Preserve image resolution"
And BAM, your done. Easy Peasy.

Even though I have no 4g here in Phoenix AZ, I usually have it set to 2M. It usually takes a little longer to send on 3G but I can confirm that it does in fact send.

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9th March 2012, 04:14 AM |#2  
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Yeah check with the person who receives it how big of a file he gets if ever gonna get that massage unlikely so. What you send is not what you get even when send to yourself try it.

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9th March 2012, 04:48 AM |#3  
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Yeah check with the person who receives it how big of a file he gets if ever gonna get that massage unlikely so. What you send is not what you get even when send to yourself try it.

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I have, and when I click on the image I sent myself or my girlfriends phone, it is not grainy and the pictures are nice and big, not almost thumbnail like.

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9th March 2012, 01:48 PM |#4  
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My point is if you click on details info size would not be the same as they were sent

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9th March 2012, 02:54 PM |#5  
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This is good, but trust me. A few years back, people were walking around the office taking video and sending inter-office e-mail. One I liked and tried to send via MMS to family. No good. I then took like 10 second video to send, same thing, no good as it was too big.

Take 15 hour video and attach to e-mail! Then send to:

123-456-7891@att.net
123-456-7891@sprint.com
123-456-7891@tmobile.com

(whatever, you get my point!) but it does the same thing! The only thing bad with Sprint is, you do not have use of your phone while transmitting! My "15 hour video" comment was a joke (and you would be stupid to try it) I did like 2 minutes of HD and it tied up my phone for like 10 minutes or so? WiFi would likely be better?
9th March 2012, 07:52 PM |#6  
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Well that's a good point but when comes to sending an email attachment just use regular email and every smart phone is tight to email account anyway and accomplish is the same, the struggle is how to send mms and either the phone or provider on either site compresses the attachment.

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9th March 2012, 08:46 PM |#7  
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Oh, and one last thing to remember, people that are on data plans! (My mother and my AT&T peoples with iPhones!)
16th August 2012, 08:50 AM |#8  
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Hey Guys.

I've been looking at how to do this for ages but...GoSMS is all well and good but, I like the stock SMS app...Its a little more...lets say, less "permisiony"...

But how can one do this change with the stick SMS app?? Is there an XML file you can edit?

Thanks.
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14th October 2013, 02:10 AM |#9  
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Did you ever get any resolution to this? I'm on a Samsung Galaxy S4 Google edition and definitely want to stick to the stock messaging app, but outgoing photos attached via SMS from the camera are compressed to garbage. They're tiny and horrifically artifacted... it's killing me.

-Shane

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Hey Guys.

I've been looking at how to do this for ages but...GoSMS is all well and good but, I like the stock SMS app...Its a little more...lets say, less "permisiony"...

But how can one do this change with the stick SMS app?? Is there an XML file you can edit?

Thanks.

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Did you ever get any resolution to this? I'm on a Samsung Galaxy S4 Google edition and definitely want to stick to the stock messaging app, but outgoing photos attached via SMS from the camera are compressed to garbage. They're tiny and horrifically artifacted... it's killing me.

-Shane

No fix for this then? i just sent a text on my one plus and its 90kb, danggg
5th February 2015, 06:34 PM |#11  
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I just tried this on my VZW S4 and it seems to work for sure at 2mb. HOWEVER, when attaching pix it does not give any means to pick "gallery" so that I can pick images to attach from their files, instead, taking you straight to what appears identical to the factory installed "picture" app where all images are shotgunned onto a single HUGE page. Can this be fixed?

Other than that, I love the app as it does give a better detailed report with each post time and DATE stamped as well as a little green check to indicated received. The stock messaging doesn't do that and also will not allow you to request a read receipt without getting the same audible notice that you get when receiving a message.

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