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# 37469 14-Jul-2009 07:31
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Does this effect the XT network? I assume that from the lack of problems people are claiming here, it isn't actually a problem? WOuld be good to clarify however, as push notifications were something that I was highly looking forward too, and I would prefer not to have to stick with Vodafone.

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  # 235088 14-Jul-2009 11:09
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No problems here. iPhone 3GS on XT and I get eBuddy push notifications

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  # 235115 14-Jul-2009 11:54
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This issue only affects hacktivated iPhones and is caused by Apple who are refusing to forward messages to hacktivated phones.

The fix for the iPhone 3G is to activate using the original sim card.

The iPhone 2G cannot be fixed in this manner as the phone has to be reactivated when the sim is replaced. There is a buggy fix available with issues where people receive messages destined for other people. This is caused by all phones using the same ID from another phone which has been activated correctly. The push notifications are based on your unique phone ID so spoofing results in everybody receiving the same messages.


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  # 235144 14-Jul-2009 13:17
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Thanks a lot.

Exactly what I wanted to know.

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  # 235147 14-Jul-2009 13:26
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What is activation, and why do you have to do it? Thanks.

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  # 235163 14-Jul-2009 13:51
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I have only had experience on the 2G phone but expect the behaviour is the same for new 3G/s phones.

When you get your phone, you need to activate it before you can use it. This involves connecting your iPhone to itunes. The iPhone will then communicate with apple servers who will then activate it if everything is OK. This includes checking the sim card. People that bought phones from the US cannot activate them in NZ as you had to sign up for a plan first. Hacktivating is when you use software to bypass the activation procedure.

Unlocked phones in NZ probably still need to be activated but because they are unlocked, apple would not enforce a particular sim card before activating.

As for why do you have to do it. Short answer is because Apple is very controlling.

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