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jsteve01

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Hi this is an odd one, but here goes. I am on Solavei and have to manually set apns well recently after reflash, the apn setting for mms protocol is completely missing. Checked the factory tmobile apns and they don't show it either. I have no idea how this happened but it's driving me crazy. I've reset and flashed 3 different roms all with the same issue. Any ideas or input would be much appreciated. As a result of no mms protocol, I can no longer send or receive mms.
 

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Search on the google for your settings and Than set manually or you may ask for help to your service provider,
They will guide you and teach you set manual settings..

( in india we use this method )

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jsteve01

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Search on the google for your settings and Than set manually or you may ask for help to your service provider,
They will guide you and teach you set manual settings..

( in india we use this method )

Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G using xda app-developers app

lol I have done that. There is an entire field "mms protocol" missing from the apn settings on 3 roms that I've tried. i'm concerned that I somehow jacked something up during one of my flashes but I can't understand how it would affect all my installs unless they are from the same source.
 

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lol I have done that. There is an entire field "mms protocol" missing from the apn settings on 3 roms that I've tried. i'm concerned that I somehow jacked something up during one of my flashes but I can't understand how it would affect all my installs unless they are from the same source.

If you look enough there's a thread for US internet settings for most carriers a thread by Hasoon in general section you'll find the settings you want from there :)

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jsteve01

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Hmm...right !!

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lol what you guys aren't getting is I know all my settings. So slow down before you answer please. I know what my apn settings should be. I've done this before. The problem is that under apn settings in my phone, there is no longer a field for mms protocol. Without said field, I can't change the protocol to the correct setting and hence am not getting or sending mms.
 

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Did you ever find a solution? I'm trying to enable MMS on my LG GTab and there are no MMS fields in the APN settings.
 

pbergonzi

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lol what you guys aren't getting is I know all my settings. So slow down before you answer please. I know what my apn settings should be. I've done this before. The problem is that under apn settings in my phone, there is no longer a field for mms protocol. Without said field, I can't change the protocol to the correct setting and hence am not getting or sending mms.

Did you ever find a solution? I'm trying to enable MMS on my LG GTab and there are no MMS fields in the APN settings.

In your mobile networks find the APN names. If there is no explicit MMS section, there is a PROTOCOL section or something like it where you would add "mms" in the new APN you would create.
This page will give some basic insight, but might not need to be followed exactly--tailor to your needs.

http://www.amaysim.com.au/help-supp...et-up-mms-settings-for-my-Android-device.html
 
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flueterflam

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lol at the previous poster doing exactly the same thing ... again. You guys, the problem isn't what setting to use OR where to use the setting. The problem is there is literally no place to put in the setting that you need. The field "MMS Protocol" is not there.... you simply cannot enter the information that you need to. It's obvious that it's in the APN settings where you can change all the other related fields. Funny how two years apart, people are not reading and spewing the same stuff...

Anyway, apologies for resurrecting this, yet again. I got a new phone recently and I am having the same issue. I'm looking for this field but it's not available. This was actually the most relevant thread that I've found after a bunch of searching. So, if anyone found a solution (for this or any other phone/tablet), please tell!
 

pbergonzi

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lol at the previous poster doing exactly the same thing ... again. You guys, the problem isn't what setting to use OR where to use the setting. The problem is there is literally no place to put in the setting that you need. The field "MMS Protocol" is not there.... you simply cannot enter the information that you need to. It's obvious that it's in the APN settings where you can change all the other related fields. Funny how two years apart, people are not reading and spewing the same stuff...

Anyway, apologies for resurrecting this, yet again. I got a new phone recently and I am having the same issue. I'm looking for this field but it's not available. This was actually the most relevant thread that I've found after a bunch of searching. So, if anyone found a solution (for this or any other phone/tablet), please tell!

Maybe the rom's don't have that setting? Same thing if you create a new APN?
 
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flueterflam

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Correct, it is not in the default APN nor available when creating a new APN. Unfortunately, I am stuck with a phone that has no custom roms at the moment. The question is whether this setting is actually missing (not displayed) AND unsupported (not implemented) or whether it is simply missing (not displayed) in the rom. There seems to be very little online that I can find about this other than threads which mention that the "MMS protocol" should be x, y, z for the APN of a particular network. Basically, all my searches turn up nothing as to "why" this is missing and whether (or not) there is anything that can be done about it.
 

pbergonzi

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Correct, it is not in the default APN nor available when creating a new APN. Unfortunately, I am stuck with a phone that has no custom roms at the moment. The question is whether this setting is actually missing (not displayed) AND unsupported (not implemented) or whether it is simply missing (not displayed) in the rom. There seems to be very little online that I can find about this other than threads which mention that the "MMS protocol" should be x, y, z for the APN of a particular network. Basically, all my searches turn up nothing as to "why" this is missing and whether (or not) there is anything that can be done about it.

Carrier probably crippled the feature in their factory rom--which means it is available, but not displayed--they don't want anyone messing with it.
So all you gotta do is find how to edit the file in which that information is stored, and I bet it's really easy.
Good luck.
 

flueterflam

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Carrier probably crippled the feature in their factory rom--which means it is available, but not displayed--they don't want anyone messing with it.
So all you gotta do is find how to edit the file in which that information is stored, and I bet it's really easy.
Good luck.

While I don't disagree with you that there is probably a file somewhere that deals with this...I disagree that it is easy. That is, it would be easy...if the information on how to do it and/or where to find it were actually easy to find :cool:

I also disagree that this is simply due to a carrier-based rom. First reason is that this phone is an international, factory unlocked phone and the rom comes directly from the manufacturer. While it's possible that manufacturers themselves don't want you to change this setting, that would explain the second problem I have. I have a slightly older phone with a custom rom which also doesn't have this setting. It's possible that phone doesn't support that setting anyhow...but I don't feel like buying a bunch of other phones just to look into this one thing.

Anyway... none of this stuff about *me* is actually even relevant. I think our discussion still doesn't help people find what they are looking for. So, let's leave it at that and maybe someone will stop by here sooner than later and know the answer (and then also post the answer) about if this is "unlockable" or it's permanently missing for whatever reason.
 

pbergonzi

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While I don't disagree with you that there is probably a file somewhere that deals with this...I disagree that it is easy. That is, it would be easy...if the information on how to do it and/or where to find it were actually easy to find :cool:

Then the factory was very lucky in locking in just precisely the APN you need in your country for your carrier. That doesn't sound like an unlocked international device to me.
See if there is a way to add a new APN specifically for MMS. MMS settings can be excluded from APN because they are meant to be in a separate APN.
 
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flueterflam

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Then the factory was very lucky in locking in just precisely the APN you need in your country for your carrier. That doesn't sound like an unlocked international device to me.

Sorry...not sure I follow the relationship here... And unlocked phone is not attached to a carrier. I bought it unlocked, unattached to a carrier, and I am using it on a carrier here, without the need to unlock it. How exactly does that mean that the factory locked something on it... :confused:

Just because there is no "MMS protocol" setting in the APN settings doesn't mean my phone is completely gimped.

See if there is a way to add a new APN specifically for MMS. MMS settings can be excluded from APN because they are meant to be in a separate APN.

I created a new APN with just mms in the "APN type", saved, went back in to edit and see no difference in the available settings. On the APN selection screen, this particular APN did not have a "checkbox" on the right side, so it was different due to the APN type.
 

pbergonzi

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Sorry...not sure I follow the relationship here... And unlocked phone is not attached to a carrier. I bought it unlocked, unattached to a carrier, and I am using it on a carrier here, without the need to unlock it. How exactly does that mean that the factory locked something on it... :confused:

Just because there is no "MMS protocol" setting in the APN settings doesn't mean my phone is completely gimped.



I created a new APN with just mms in the "APN type", saved, went back in to edit and see no difference in the available settings. On the APN selection screen, this particular APN did not have a "checkbox" on the right side, so it was different due to the APN type.

I'm glad you gave it a try.
Every carrier's APN's are different--a factory unlocked phone has to allow for changes to the APN and one can only assume, to the MMSC. Did you put the other APN settings in yourself?
Have you asked the factory or tried support from the manu?
What kind of phone do you have--Amaze 4G? Which region?
 

JibranK

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It's been years and I'm having the same issue, has anyone found the solution?

Edit: By years I mean this thread, not me having the issue.

I have a S7 Edge.

In the APN Settings, there seems to be everything except the option for MMS Protocol. :/
 
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kahhylee

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This is the first time I've seen someone with my exact problem...it appears no one has the answer yet? OP, did you ever figure it out?

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Hi this is an odd one, but here goes. I am on Solavei and have to manually set apns well recently after reflash, the apn setting for mms protocol is completely missing. Checked the factory tmobile apns and they don't show it either. I have no idea how this happened but it's driving me crazy. I've reset and flashed 3 different roms all with the same issue. Any ideas or input would be much appreciated. As a result of no mms protocol, I can no longer send or receive mms.

did you ever figure it out? I'm having the same problem.
 

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    lol what you guys aren't getting is I know all my settings. So slow down before you answer please. I know what my apn settings should be. I've done this before. The problem is that under apn settings in my phone, there is no longer a field for mms protocol. Without said field, I can't change the protocol to the correct setting and hence am not getting or sending mms.

    Did you ever find a solution? I'm trying to enable MMS on my LG GTab and there are no MMS fields in the APN settings.

    In your mobile networks find the APN names. If there is no explicit MMS section, there is a PROTOCOL section or something like it where you would add "mms" in the new APN you would create.
    This page will give some basic insight, but might not need to be followed exactly--tailor to your needs.

    http://www.amaysim.com.au/help-supp...et-up-mms-settings-for-my-Android-device.html