Receive MMS In Beijing By SwirlyMMS

Finally SwirlyMMS comes to the long-expected version 0.3, where MMS receiving is supposed to be done.

It’s said the new version should be available on Installer in 24 hrs. For people waiting it for such a long time like me,  just can’t wait any more. So here’s how it works on my 1.1.3 iphone(soft-upgraded, i.e. 1.1.2 BB):

1.Uninstall the previous v0.2 and restart iphone(restart may not be necessary, but anyway, that’s what i did);
2.Add into Installer’s source and refresh. You should see a new category called ‘SwirlySpace’ (If you can get the new version in your installer by update checking, then it’s not necessary to add this new source);
3.Enter this category and install it. At this moment it’s 0.3.1_1;
4.Power off and on iphone and launch SwirlyMMS(slide to the red bar and power off. Yes, that’s what the author says);
5.Config the settings like this( i’m a Chinese Mobile GoTone subscriber here in Beijing. Guess it should apply to those who also use China Mobile service and have a data package as well):
APN: cmwap
Username: cmwap (actually this was set by the app itself, according to the APN you’ve given)
6. Now you can try sending and receiving MMS now. Below is my testing result. In short, it WORKS!!

If SwirlyMMS says something like ‘EDGE is unvaible’ when you try to fetch MMS, just turn off your WiFi and try again. Don forget to give it couple of minutes. That’s my case, at least.

Only one little bug: the picture I received sizes 400×300 while it’s set as 300×400 in SwirlyMMS.  I may try more and confirm this.

Anyway it works. and that’s the most important thing, isn’t it? 🙂

Update(Mar.3,2008): No luck on the most latest v0.3.2 any more. It keeps telling me that EDGE/GPRS is unavailable, which,actually, is not true for sure in my testing 🙁

Update(Mar.5,2008): v0.3.3 works like a charm now!! 🙂

3 thoughts on “Receive MMS In Beijing By SwirlyMMS”

  1. Hi,

    You are using CMWAP to this software, do you have some suggestion on CMNET.

    My iphone is 1.1.2 OBT, and upgrade to 1.1.3, but my EDGE setting is: CMNET. user name and password are blank.

    I found some use this setting in phone setting and use your setting in MMS. but can not switch well. Only way to shut down the iphone.

    So can you give me some suggestion about my setting, and tell me how to use MMS.


  2. If you use China Mobile service and wanna send/receive MMS on the iphone, i’m pretty sure you have to do the same as i do:

    Use cmwap as APN in SwirlyMMS while putting cmnet in phone’s EDGE APN field.

    Because here in China Mobile, cmwap is for the access to MMS and wap website, while cmnet is for general http website.

    If either doesn’t work, that’s caused by the bug of that applications, not the setting itself.

    My findings until now, fyi.

  3. Dear,

    Thanks for your suggestion. Now I upgrade to 1.1.4, so I will try to fix this in my new version.

    And I still wait MMS can give us the new update software can switch the network quite well. no need to use shut down to switch the network.

    But thanks for your detail explain.


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