September 29, 2009

How to make Ping! work for Jailbroken and Unlocked iPhones

Hello all. I am sure we are all excited about the new application, Ping! Finally, there is nothing the Blackberry can do that the iPhone cannot do (better).

For those who do not know, Ping! is a new BBM-like (Blackberry Messenger) iPhone application, available in the App store that allows to send instant messages to any iPhone in the world without the cost of SMS or data. It sends messages through WiFi or Edge.

I am currently using an Unlocked and Jailbroken iPhone 2G with firmware 3.0


Now, to the real issue...

If you were having the "Connecting, Please Wait" message forever while trying to start the Ping! application, this solution is for you. For any other problems, please feel free to comment below and I will respond as swiftly as possible.

The problem is with the inabilty for unlocked and/or jailbroken iPhones to have a fully functional 'Push' notification system. Although it might appear to have a proper Push feature when you got to Settings and then Push Notifications, this is only deceitful.

This solution applies to windows users only. If you use a MAC, please bear with me as I am writing upan alternative solution in the next few hours.

Before following this steps please make sure you have uninstalled Ping! from your iPhone.

First Step: Fix Push Notification System

In order to do this:

      1. First download WinSCP here for windows on your PC
      2. Make sure you have OpenSSH installed on your iPhone:
      1. To do this, open Cydia and touch on “Search” tab and then search for “OpenSSH”OpenSSH search description on Cydia
      2. Install OpenSSH and reboot your iPhone.
      • Connect your iPhone with your computer. Make sure iTunes is not running
      • Start WinSCP from your Windows PC and enter the following details in the program to log in to your phone:
      1. Hostname: The IP address for your iPhone. From Settings–> WiFi –> <Your Network Name>.
      2. User name : root
      3. Password : alpine
      4. Protocol : SCPDescription of WinSCP settings
      • Once you have logged in, browse to /Private/var/Keychains directory on your iPhone.
      • Download PushFix.zip (here).
      • Extract the files(nimble and inject) from the PushFix folder and copy them to your iPhone in this directory: /Private/var/Keychainspushfix adding
      • Right-click on each of the two files you just copied, click on Properties and change the permission to 755.as shown below:changing pushfix permission
      • Copy the file keychain-2.db (from /Private/var/Keychains) to your computer and then delete it from your iPhone
      • Now download certs.zip from here and extract the following four files from it:
      1. youtube-cert.bin
      2. youtube-key.bin
      3. push-cert.bin
      4. push-key.bin
      1. Copy these files to the same directory (/Private/var/Keychains) on your iPhone.
      • In WinSCP, click on “Command” from the menu and then click on “Open Terminal” while you are on the /Private/var/Keychains directory on your iPhone.
      • Type “./inject” in Console(Terminal) and click enter. This will now generate another keychain-2.db file on your iPhone../inject
      • Close WinSCP session. Disconnect your iPhone from computer and uninstall Ping! and any Push capable app on your iPhone if you havent already done so.
      • Reboot your iPhone.

      Second Step : Install Ping!

      1. Now install Ping! Voila! You should now have fully Push capable unlocked and jailbroken iPhone! And Ping! should be working. Don't forget to ping me - yomtej. To tell me if you were successfull or not.

      Download Links:

      WinSCP for Windows

      PushFix.zip

      Certs.zip




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      1. Greg

        Nice Work , let us know when you have an OS X solution

        29 Sep 2009, 23:02

      2. yes, will do as soon as possible. thnx

        30 Sep 2009, 02:01

      3. hala

        hi there ..itried the ping soultion but when i press command it gives me an error ??? what to do ??

        30 Sep 2009, 02:32

      4. Lucas

        Thanks for the solution. What, if anything, should I do with keychain-2.db file I copied over to my computer?

        30 Sep 2009, 05:49

      5. AND1

        I’m a mac user…can you provide a solution for me? I mistakenly failed to allow ping to use push now I always get the “connecting. please wait.” message. Please help!

        AND1 – Mac User

        30 Sep 2009, 07:03

      6. 3rdfloor

        worked for me. nice solution – fixed all push notification problems… thanks.

        30 Sep 2009, 12:45

      7. Hermawan Haryanto

        Actually for Mac User is lot more simpler. Just use Transmit to FTP the extracted file, and open your Terminal to SSH to the iPhone, run the inject from there

        30 Sep 2009, 18:45

      8. ignacio

        I have a locked iPhone. I do not have cydia. My ping still says connecting…any solutions to that?

        30 Sep 2009, 20:23

      9. DS

        I would love to know how to do this for mac. thanks in advance

        30 Sep 2009, 21:29

      10. WikiGina

        best essay

        30 Sep 2009, 21:54

      11. Thanx Hefmawan for providing a Mac solution. It is proven to work!

        30 Sep 2009, 22:34

      12. ignacio, have you checked that your “Push” notification system is on? Got to SETTINGS – -> NOTIFICATIONS – - > PING! and switch all three (alerts, badges and sounds) on.
        Also, what iPhone and firmware version are you using?

        30 Sep 2009, 22:38

      13. nick

        thx alot, this was really helpful!!!

        30 Sep 2009, 22:42

      14. riri

        does this somehow mess with my push from a microsoft exchange server. i used to get my mail through an microsoft exchange server. however i just followed Hermawan Haryanto advive and indeed i got rid of the connect issue. it seems to work now. only that i need a ping user to test it with. but now when i try to reach my exchange mails get asked for the server pwd and even though i enter the right pwd it says that it can’t connect to my mail server. of course the mail server could be down but it isn’t i checked that. so does the new keychain somehow mess with the exchange server??
        cheers

        riri

        30 Sep 2009, 23:06

      15. me

        very good thanks

        30 Sep 2009, 23:26

      16. riri

        one more question. i visited the ping! homepage and there you can see a picture that shows the pingid when you send a ping. i set up an id for myself and can see it in the ping settings. however instead of my ping id when i try to send something it says:
        “Sting_App_name” should not my id show up there?
        thanks for you help.

        cheers

        riri

        30 Sep 2009, 23:29

      17. Ham

        Worked perfectly!!!! Youre a genius! Thx

        01 Oct 2009, 00:24

      18. Francisco

        my iphone is jailbroken, and i have it with t-mobile…
        so i dnt have any “wifi” IP or the network thing, so what should i do?

        01 Oct 2009, 01:27

      19. jack

        when will you have the mac version of the push solution?

        01 Oct 2009, 02:07

      20. Frankito

        i have iphone 3G, and its jailbroken and unlocked…i have it with t-mobile
        i downloaded everything im suposed to from what it says here…but i dont have a IP or HOST, cuz im suposed to have my wifi OFF??? so what do i doo????

        01 Oct 2009, 03:49

      21. Jennifer

        I was able to do everything successfully but for some reason I am not receiving any pings. Do you have any suggestions?

        01 Oct 2009, 04:59

      22. caty

        Hi I tried the above steps but I had a problem.
        when I start WinSCP from my Windows PC and enter the ip adress, username and password details in the program to log in to my phone, I get an error after awhile saying network error timeout and it tries to reconnect again and again with the same error. I don’t use a wifi I’m using a cellular data network (thought you might need to know this)

        Please tell me what I should do.

        01 Oct 2009, 05:27

      23. Maria

        Im confused because I do not need to connect to WIFI on my phone, so I cant find my IP address.. thats the only things stopping me from moving forward in fixing this problem.
        Please help :(

        01 Oct 2009, 06:51

      24. riri

        i can send but not receive. any ideas?

        01 Oct 2009, 09:59

      25. noelskii

        i did it too. it connects and people can receive my pings quickly, but it is VERY delayed at RECEIVING pings.

        02 Oct 2009, 01:08

      26. noelskii

        I’m on tmo, iphone 3G with 3.0 i followed the steps and it works. however, it seems to be EXTREMELY delayed (like 24hrs maybe…lol) when receiving pings. my “ping pals” can receive pings from me rather quickly. sucks!

        02 Oct 2009, 01:14

      27. noelskii

        I’m on tmo, iphone 3G with 3.0 i followed the steps and it works. however, it seems to be EXTREMELY delayed (like 24hrs maybe…lol) when receiving pings. my “ping pals” can receive pings from me rather quickly. sucks!

        02 Oct 2009, 01:17

      28. noelskii

        I’m on tmo, iphone 3G with 3.0 i followed the steps and it works. however, it seems to be EXTREMELY delayed (like 24hrs maybe…lol) when receiving pings. my “ping pals” can receive pings from me rather quickly. sucks!

        02 Oct 2009, 01:26

      29. noelskii

        I’m on tmo, iphone 3G with 3.0 i followed the steps and it works. however, it seems to be EXTREMELY delayed (like 24hrs maybe…lol) when receiving pings. my “ping pals” can receive pings from me rather quickly. sucks!

        02 Oct 2009, 02:09

      30. noelskii

        I’m on tmo, iphone 3G with 3.0 i followed the steps and it works. however, it seems to be EXTREMELY delayed (like 24hrs maybe…lol) when receiving pings. my “ping pals” can receive pings from me rather quickly. sucks!

        02 Oct 2009, 02:23

      31. nodda

        T H A N K Y O U!
        you rock!

        now do you know how to transfer hacked apps from my iphone 3.1 to itunes 9.0 on a mac?

        thanks in advance : )

        02 Oct 2009, 02:32

      32. noelskii

        I’m on tmo, iphone 3G with 3.0 i followed the steps and it works. however, it seems to be EXTREMELY delayed (like 24hrs maybe…lol) when receiving pings. my “ping pals” can receive pings from me rather quickly. sucks!

        02 Oct 2009, 04:04

      33. noelskii

        I’m on tmo, iphone 3G with 3.0 i followed the steps and it works. however, it seems to be EXTREMELY delayed (like 24hrs maybe…lol) when receiving pings. my “ping pals” can receive pings from me rather quickly. sucks!

        02 Oct 2009, 04:33

      34. adrian

        I also am in the position of being able to send but not receive…

        02 Oct 2009, 04:44

      35. Jonathan

        Thanks!!!

        02 Oct 2009, 04:48

      36. rosrin

        Thanks so much. It took me a while to figure this out, but it works!

        02 Oct 2009, 07:01

      37. kasami

        Can you explain better what Hermawan Haryanto said, I have a mac and I can’t use Ping!. I live overseas and it will be great to use it.

        02 Oct 2009, 07:18

      38. riri

        forget about my entry 14 that all works now. actually everything works fine except that i still can’t receive, only send ping!s would be great to get a solution for that problem.
        thanks a lot for all the work so far. great.
        riri

        02 Oct 2009, 08:12

      39. peareater

        I am on Mac operating system and i have gotten right up to the very last step of how i have to right in command/terminal. Using Transmit program does anybody know how to create a command/terminal window like the black box in a windows.

        02 Oct 2009, 09:00

      40. wahhh

        wahhh… it’s not working on my 3gS…what should I do??=(

        02 Oct 2009, 09:28

      41. Hamza

        I did all that was mentioned just perfectly fine, but i still get the Connecting, please wait.
        :S this is irritating
        Help please :)

        02 Oct 2009, 12:52

      42. immy

        Is the problem caused by jailbroken iphones?

        02 Oct 2009, 16:15

      43. hafeez

        i can connect to the server
        i can receive msg’s and the push function works as well …

        i can’t send msg’s though!!

        i have a 32gb 3GS iphone jailbroken and unlocked bought from canada … can u help? ciao

        02 Oct 2009, 16:28

      44. david

        I did this fix, and now youtube doesn’t work..

        02 Oct 2009, 19:34

      45. BioHazard

        It looks like some people have found a solution for the “PING! connecting problem” for mac osx, but I would like to see a Tutorial step by step, as clear as this one so I won´t mess it up along the process of fixing it.. Thanks!!

        02 Oct 2009, 20:42

      46. das

        this worked perfectly. Thanks a LOT

        02 Oct 2009, 22:17

      47. jerome

        mine works sometimes.. other people get my ping but i dont get theres… im running on 3.0.1 and for tmobile i followed everything correctly.. any solutions?

        03 Oct 2009, 07:37

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      73. cyps

        I too cannot receive- anyone have a solution!?!

        09 Oct 2009, 08:41

      74. Sharon Gray

        I can send but not receive…..do you have an answer for this please?

        09 Oct 2009, 09:28

      75. steve

        Hi, i have just got my network unlock code so do not need these settings now…if a do a full phone reset will it reset these settings also, if not what is the best way to reverse them??

        10 Oct 2009, 04:18

      76. tuty

        i have a MAC have u found out a solution for MAC’s.

        10 Oct 2009, 19:05

      77. tuty

        i did this on my pc… instead of my mac but since i got a error i pasted the old keychain since it didnt giveme a new one…

        10 Oct 2009, 20:45

      78. Bisan

        :( :(

        I did what it said and it did work! Ping opened! but, I cannot receive for some reason!! its so annoying i swear! i mean i can send and ppl receive what i send but i cant receive anything… and Gmail push also did not work :(

        Please help

        12 Oct 2009, 01:50

      79. H4L

        Hi….there are quite a few people now saying they can send, but not receive Ping! messages.

        Is there a flaw with the instructions, or are there specific iPhone/iTouch/iTunes requirements that need to be met in order for this to work??

        I saw my friend receive her Ping! message from me within 20 seconds. However she replied to me, and I didn’t receive a message at all! She also messaged me last Thursday (4 days after posting this comment). Still nothing!

        Can anyone assist in resolving these issues? cheers.

        12 Oct 2009, 11:31

      80. Earthy

        I got the same problem as 79th comments. Can send out, but delay on receive. I used 3g unlocked and jailbreak in Thailand. I also got the fix push notification on Cydia. Whatelse should I do please?

        12 Oct 2009, 20:14

      81. Ed

        Works fine when i send the msg…. HOWEVER, I got a very delayed incoming/receiving message. Is there any problem to fix this? Thanks!!

        13 Oct 2009, 06:47

      82. Tim

        I would really appreciate a fix for this, unlocked 3GS Firmware 3.0 opens Ping! fine but BIG delays sending and receiving? Soo flustrating as im sure its something very simple

        13 Oct 2009, 12:07

      83. Steven

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbhDSMl093A&feature=player_embedded heres a video to connect it with a mac and a german instruction how to solve the problem

        13 Oct 2009, 14:47

      84. Omar

        thanks alot dude. I have the 1st iPhone with OS 3.1 jailbroken and unlocked. I got ping! to work finally :D

        13 Oct 2009, 22:07

      85. qshmilu

        i was able to use the app with my iphone 3gs (redsn0w+ultrasn0w+OS 3.0) since i registered the Ping! on 09/26. However, yesterday, i updated to 3.1.2 and jailbroke via blackra1n (im with att contract, no need to be unlocked). now, everytime i try to send a msg, it fails. any suggestion? do i need to restore and re-jailbreak? thx~

        14 Oct 2009, 01:29

      86. Mykie

        Hi, I did all the above but now Youtube will not work. Also I can send and receive Ping msg from some people but cant from others :s

        I am gonna try all the step again and post another comment to let you all no how it goes

        Thanks

        14 Oct 2009, 10:41

      87. yongq

        i hv a 2g jailbreak+unlock, can send but can NOT rcv any msg in Ping! any suggestions?

        15 Oct 2009, 08:21

      88. Miyuki

        Please help!
        I have an unlocked Iphone 3g with firmware v3.1, however it is not jailbroken. I can send messages but CANNOT receive. Any solution to this problem?

        15 Oct 2009, 16:19

      89. dalk

        I also can send, but not receive.

        15 Oct 2009, 17:38

      90. Leonard

        Hi everyone… Same experience. Glad that I can finally connect now. But seem to be getting same the result as everyone else. Can’t receive any PINGS sent to me. So close and yet so far. LOL. Hope this blog comes up with a solution. Its the closest thing to a solution i’ve seen so far. NO THANKS to the PING site where the ‘SUPPORT’ email doesn’t even work. Thanks for taking my money PING. :)

        3G iPhone Jailbroken to 3.1 – Can send, but cannot receive

        2G Ipod Touch NOT jailbroken 3.0 – worked for 3 or 4 messages, now the App won’t even open. Crashes every time i start it. :(

        16 Oct 2009, 03:57

      91. gertgerman

        Hi,

        thanks, can now send but same as many others, cannot receive. Weird as it was all working fine on my 32gb 3.1.2 jb and unlocked until I needed to restore due to apps disappearing. Now when I reinstalled I got the connecting problem. Dont understand why when it was working fine on same phone with same fw.

        17 Oct 2009, 11:17

      92. agil

        when i tried to login, my access was denied. the passwords wrong? any solution?

        17 Oct 2009, 12:16

      93. agil

        when i tried to login, my access was denied. the passwords wrong? any solution?

        17 Oct 2009, 12:50

      94. Sala

        Same here can send out but not recieve tried the put the phone into airplane mode for 10 secs sometimes works sometimes does not.

        17 Oct 2009, 15:46

      95. Sarah Ordoyno

        I have a Mac so can’t do any of the above – my friends receive my Pings but I still cant receive any. Have followed the Cymia Push update “thing” (im not that techie) so that is all working, but my phone is an 8Gbs 2G broken phone – everything else works perfectly, itunes, email, wifi, everything. Have uninstalled Ping once to see if that helped but still nothing….can you help? I live abroad and my phone bill would be so much happier without sms costs back to the Uk!
        Thanks!
        Sarah

        18 Oct 2009, 08:57

      96. Sarah Ordoyno

        I have a Mac so can’t do any of the above – my friends receive my Pings but I still cant receive any. Have followed the Cydia Push update “thing” (im not that techie) so that is all working, but my phone is an 8Gbs 2G broken phone – everything else works perfectly, itunes, email, wifi, everything. Have uninstalled Ping once to see if that helped but still nothing….can you help? I live abroad and my phone bill would be so much happier without sms costs back to the Uk!
        Thanks!
        Sarah

        18 Oct 2009, 08:59

      97. thainutte

        well i tried to command via cydia app “terminal” it gets me the same messages. the problem is, it still doesnt work perfectly….
        sometimes i can receive msgs, sometimes i just cant :( that sucks….
        u dont have a proper solution for ipod Touchs 2G ?
        but thanks for the effort until now.

        18 Oct 2009, 15:00

      98. Shah

        I just tried followed all these steps and here is what i have found:

        1) Ping finally connects!!!! =)
        2) I can send messages to my Ping! Friends, however, when they send to me, i don’t get the messages
        3) My MS Exchange KEEPS asking me for my password =(
        4) My home and office wireless connection KEEP asking me for my password =(

        The solution DID make my Ping! connect finally, but caused some other problems that dont make it worth doing yet!

        18 Oct 2009, 20:49

      99. natalea

        you are the best!!!

        18 Oct 2009, 22:27

      100. Tim

        This will sort most problems with receiving messages, http://www.pushfix.info/ works 100%

        18 Oct 2009, 22:53

      101. Randy

        Do any of you know how to fix the wifi on the iphone im using 3.0 because mines is unlocked and has cydia and im having problems doing this without wifi please help

        19 Oct 2009, 01:52

      102. Brian

        1. Simpler solution is to get Pushfix installed via cydia, that way you won’t have to SSH anything.
        2. All passwords (emails, Wi-Fi etc) you previously saved will be erased after the installation (you’ll hv to re-enter it).
        3. Bad News – if you hv UNLOCKED your iphone via redsn0w or anything then Ping will NOT work, most likely you won’t be able to receive any messages (send is ok though), all push notifications hv to go thru Apple server and an unofficially unlocked iPhone will not communicate with the server correctly.

        19 Oct 2009, 08:23

      103. Brian

        Ping will NOT work with unlocked iPhone, FACT.
        Oh, and there is NO SOLUTION to it.
        Just skip it.

        19 Oct 2009, 08:25

      104. al

        Brian, you are wrong. Ping works with my unlocked iPhone.

        19 Oct 2009, 16:57

      105. chinese girl

        it works!! thanks!!

        20 Oct 2009, 09:12

      106. Omar

        The push notification is working, however, there is latency big time. I can ping people, but when they ping me it takes around 48 hours or never arrives. Any idea?

        22 Oct 2009, 10:48

      107. Romola Sadiq

        You’re such a genius BESTIE!!!!

        23 Oct 2009, 02:30

      108. Federico

        On Mac OS X use

        - CyberDuck instead of WinSCP
        - Terminal from Mac or MobileTerminal from IPhone to run ./inject

        Keep the rest exactly as described in the step-by-step for Windows.

        On my unlocked swiss IPhone works flawless ;-)

        Thanks!

        25 Oct 2009, 18:39

      109. Luuuuka

        • * * * * *

        27 Oct 2009, 16:42

      110. Amir

        Works great, follow the steps to the letter..

        you will be set!

        29 Oct 2009, 05:20

      111. Jignesh

        hey bro…
        just needed your help
        how do I get the IP address of my iphone ???

        I dont have a Wi-Fi network but I am connecting my iphone through the USB cable so what address should I put in the IP and how do I find that…..

        Please help

        29 Oct 2009, 07:22

      112. Jignesh

        You must connect using WiFi

        There is no other way, USB cable is different than going through remotely

        30 Oct 2009, 05:46

      113. Rishabh

        I followed all the steps but my ping is still not working!! It still says Connect to iTunes to use push notifications and then connecting please wait… appears forever!! HELP!!

        01 Nov 2009, 09:12

      114. DanielLondres

        Brilliant solution, I’ve tried to ping you as requested, hope you got it. Worked as a charm!

        02 Nov 2009, 15:34

      115. annie

        hey,
        i did this to solve my Ping! connecting please wait problem:
        1. uninstall ping!
        2. add source cydia.iphoneil.net to cydia
        3. search for “push” in cydia and install “Push Fix” . Did and did not reboot the device.
        4. install ping! again.
        5. reboot device (iphone v 3.0).

        my ping! now works perfectly. i can send messages, and i received one. since this one message, i cannot receive any others. do you know what i could do to solve this problem??

        thanks,
        annie

        02 Nov 2009, 21:10

      116. noelskii

        keep pinging yourself until u receive ur own ping. that’s what i do. it’s annoying, but it’ll suffice for now. when u receive ur own ping, you also receive others.

        03 Nov 2009, 06:37

      117. Beta L

        This did not work and now YouTube doesn’t work!!!!!!!!!!
        How on earth can I reverse all this?

        05 Nov 2009, 23:26

      118. Suheil

        hey i did these steps on a mac
        used cyber duck and terminal and mobile terminal.
        But i still can not receive any pings on time. it will work for a few minutes
        and then it will stop. Then after hours i will get a whole lump-some of pings all at once.
        please help.

        08 Nov 2009, 03:32

      119. Nacho

        Hello.

        Followed all the steps and could not get it working. Should the iphone be connected via USB cable to my pc?

        Thanks!

        08 Nov 2009, 18:56

      120. Anas

        use the solution in comment no.115, it works

        18 Nov 2009, 22:41

      121. khalid

        what has the YouTube file to do with all of this Ping issue?
        anyway .. it worked out with me. but still can’t receive messages.
        would anyone mind pinging me as a kind of testing plz. My ID is : kha_lid
        thanks

        21 Nov 2009, 17:32

      122. khalid

        sending but not receiving .. i think this Ping doesn’t work with Unlocked/jailbroken iDevices

        23 Nov 2009, 05:58

      123. Hans Henrik

        Go here if you really want to solve your problem:
        http://pushfix.info/
        It costs $6, but is totally worth it!
        It may eventually come to Cydia for easier installation…

        25 Nov 2009, 08:58

      124. Jeanne Smith

        I have a 2g iphone. It is unlocked and I think it is jailbroke although the icon for blackra1n is not on my iphone anymore. Ping worked for me then I tried to download swirly MMS from Cyndia. It completely froze my iphone and I had to unlock it again. I have firmware 3.1.2. My ping connects fine, but it seems to send messages to my son’s (ipods) quickly, but I cannot receive any messages. I followed all your instructions. Still not able to receive messages.
        Please advise.

        29 Nov 2009, 17:06

      125. Jeanne Smith

        I have a 2g iphone. It is unlocked and I think it is jailbroke although the icon for blackra1n is not on my iphone anymore. Ping worked for me then I tried to download swirly MMS from Cyndia. It completely froze my iphone and I had to unlock it again. I have firmware 3.1.2. My ping connects fine, but it seems to send messages to my son’s (ipods) quickly, but I cannot receive any messages. I followed all your instructions. Still not able to receive messages.
        Please advise.

        30 Nov 2009, 23:41

      126. luis siqueira

        Friend. I did it well and its working but I am not receiving any ping. I mean, sometimes I do receive but is only 5% of the time. How do I solve it?

        Thanks

        01 Dec 2009, 19:29

      127. tomasz

        hi, thank´s it work´s great!!

        02 Dec 2009, 22:56

      128. John b

        I have downloaded ping and am able to send sucessfully, when I receive a message it just stays in my in box & I am unable to open it???

        04 Dec 2009, 06:55

      129. C-love

        i have downloaded winSCP, however, when i was trying to login, the “permission denied” error keep pops up. is there any way to solve the problem? thanks!

        04 Dec 2009, 07:41

      130. applejedi

        I wanted to post here, as I was having the same problem numerous users were having and I sure appreciate a fix, when I’m in…for lack of a better word..a fix. I jailbroke my phone (3GS) using the pwnage tool as I have come to trust and love the simplicity. Once I did this I started having the same issues, could send but couldn’t receive. In desperation I searched and searched but to no avail. I also wanted to unlock. However I realized because I am running 05.11.07, I couldn’t unlock through ultrasnow. I needed to use blackra1n. So I restored my iPhone to factory settings. I then used the blackra1n method to jailbreak and unlock my iphone, I reinstalled ping and BOOM started receiving pings immediately. I tested with my wifes phone a number of times. I then rebooted and tried again to make sure all was well. Everything is FINE!!! So I hope that this solution will work for you!!!

        04 Dec 2009, 16:05

      131. Hatem

        Didn’t work for me… I followed the steps precisely. Still “connecting. please wait” I have a 3G jailbroken and unlocked

        08 Dec 2009, 00:20

      132. KAZMONOT

        hi,

        after installing openssh from cydia i rebootet my iphone. since then it is trying to boot. but noting than the apple logo appears. now what to do???
        i use a 3gs 3.1

        08 Dec 2009, 17:22

      133. Shaina

        I have an itouch and I installed ping. People can write to me and I can receive it. But when I write back they don’t get the response. What can I do to fix it?

        16 Dec 2009, 06:45

      134. Antoniuz

        TQ for ur advice…
        not just make my ping! work but also Youtube and Locate (for google map)

        18 Dec 2009, 18:36

      135. Klopgeest

        Doesnt work for me, on iPhone 2G FW3.0 Jailbrake and unlocked.

        Did the tutorial with winscp, because that didn’t worked, i tried with push fix in Cydia, same result..

        People are receiving my pings, but i can’t receive from them..

        helP?

        19 Dec 2009, 13:23

      136. ziyu

        I can’t receive any message sent by my friend, My 3Gs Iphone carrier is Tmobile.Could you tell me how to fix it? thx

        29 Dec 2009, 21:25

      137. chris

        i wan’t to connect to my phone but witchone is the hostname? is that the IP adres or something else?
        i get an error with the username and password above
        please help me to log in my iphone to try to fix this problem
        i have an iphone 3GS 32GB

        Thanks and God Bless

        01 Jan 2010, 20:46

      138. Mikel

        Sorry, work this with iPhone 3Gs 16 GB and OS 3.1.2 ? (7D11) ? after the reboot of my iPhone tell me the iphone that Push after connect to itunes work ?!?!

        03 Jan 2010, 19:20

      139. Mischa van Schaijk

        Great, it works for me.
        jailbraiked, unlocked and 3.0

        07 Jan 2010, 15:25

      140. Sanders

        Guys, I’m having the same problem as you. I can send, but not receive messages.

        I think the problem could be with your baseband. I’m currently running OS 3.1.2 but kept the old baseband (04.28.06). Mine is also jailbroken and unlocked, using a modified firmware so I could keep the old baseband.

        Based on everything that I’ve read, and considering that there’s no solution to our problem, I think the next step is to do a full upgrade to firmware 3.1.2 and baseband 5.11.07 – after that, unlock and jailbreak your device using blackra1n.

        People who have that configuration are not having any problems with Ping!.....

        Can any of you guys confirm this?

        07 Jan 2010, 22:44

      141. flappie

        @ Sanders

        Did you manage to make ping! work with your suggested solution??

        08 Jan 2010, 11:46

      142. gout

        well i followed all the steps and got up to the bit where it says to type
        ’./inject’ into the terminal
        but it just comes up with this:

        /private/var/Keychains$ ./inject
        -sh: line 41: ./inject: Permission denied

        what am i doing wrong?

        09 Jan 2010, 09:12

      143. john

        hey hey.. thanks for this but the download link is not working for morw then 5 hours now and i really wanna try this.. any chance that u can upload it on another website?

        Certs.zip – from fileshare is just saying that they dont allow non premium accounts to download coz they are too busy (suck*rs lol)

        thanks

        10 Jan 2010, 18:14

      144. Sanders

        @ flappie:

        Actually, I tried what I had suggested, but unfortunately the problem was still present. I had to pay $5.99 for the pushfix app, and now my ping is functioning perfectly.

        10 Jan 2010, 23:24

      145. Jaubele

        I have a 3GS OS 3.1.2 but old baseband (04.28.06) Ping can send but I can’t recive. I can make it work when I turn off aiplane mode and the on, but you have to do it eache time you whant to recive a message.or conected ti itunes (not nice)
        I have a 3G OS 3.0 but old baseband (04.28.06) Ping works fine.

        I am going to Tray what Sanders teory may work, to do full upgrade

        I will report you what hapends

        13 Jan 2010, 00:22

      146. jaubele

        I did not see that he have already don it.

        where didi you buy the pushfix app ?
        thanks

        13 Jan 2010, 00:24

      147. Natasha

        My iPhone is not unlocked and ping still doesn’t work. Any suggestions?

        13 Jan 2010, 16:46

      148. Rik

        @ John (comment #143)

        try;
        http://www.2shared.com/file/6561081/90d7b3f5/certs.html

        or. google for ‘certs.zip’.

        16 Jan 2010, 19:36

      149. Will Robinson

        I’ve got ping lite and I can recieve messages instantly. But I can not send messages to them!! What should I do?? And my connection says that’s it’s “ok”

        17 Jan 2010, 12:03

      150. d-schwartz

        THANKS SOOO MUCH.
        This worked on an iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 Unlocked using Blackra1n as of Jan 17th 2010

        17 Jan 2010, 12:33

      151. Chavi

        I dont use WiFi, and am on 3G. How do i configure the following part ?

        Hostname: The IP address for your iPhone. From Settings–> WiFi –> .
        User name : root
        Password : alpine
        Protocol : SCP

        Could I not do it without WiFi?

        18 Jan 2010, 02:06

      152. johe

        DAMM EXCELLENT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        THNX!!!!!!

        18 Jan 2010, 04:39

      153. Linda N.

        I have a 2G iphone, 3.0 and I did the push fix as instructed. I even deleted all my push applications and re-downloaded the file after I did the Push Fix and for some strange reason I am getting some random messages. Its like its sending me stuff from other peoples alerts except for my own. Has anymore have this problem?

        18 Jan 2010, 21:02

      154. Kareena

        i can’t even get through the first step. after I put in my IP address and roots/alpine, it says error. my ip is correct from my wifi settings…

        24 Jan 2010, 15:18

      155. yiva

        I got to step 4 then connection faild and I can’t reconnect ever sinds…

        Please help!!!

        25 Jan 2010, 12:59

      156. Narreduen

        In case you havent posted this yet – using 1) openssh on the iphone and 2) nettalk (both available only for JB iphones from cydia). To change the permissions get 3) terminal (also from cydia)
        Once you have nettalk your iphone should show on your finder as mounted device.
        If you get terminal you can then change the permissions fairly simply by login as root

        1) open your terminal on the iphone
        2) su –
        this changes from your normal mobile user to root and asks for your password. Please make sure you change the password of alpine to something else as there are too many exploits out there and you dont want your iphone hacked.

        3) chmod 755 /private/var/Keychains/nimble /private/var/Keychains/inject

        • please note that unix/linux are case-sensitive

        4) /private/var/Keychains/inject

        The other steps are the same as above described by the author of this site – whom I thank very much for the great description and help :)

        I hope this helped :)

        Peace

        Ps: chicken of the vnc on your mac allows you to connect to it (remote access). Its kind of neat :)

        27 Jan 2010, 19:50

      157. stone

        Your process to get people to go to the rapid download site is quite tricky. You are busted. I checked out your process and it is quite clever but not enough. That site will not allow anyone to download the cert.zip unless they become a member. If you were serious, you would have asked everyone to download all the software needed at once. If the iphone is updated in the sequence as you suggest above, then somewhere in the process of updating the phone one would find themselves stuck and would be forced to buy access the software you are promoting or abort the process.

        01 Feb 2010, 01:30

      158. dee

        how to i extract files?

        04 Feb 2010, 09:53

      159. prips

        Hi, i did all this above, but my ping still isn’t working and on top of that, my o2 internet connection isn’t working anymore.

        can somebody please tell me, how to fix this?

        2G iphone, jailbreaked (blackra1n, bootneuter).

        05 Feb 2010, 13:57

      160. Hank

        Im using a 3.1.2 3G and ping doesnt get beyond ‘connecting now’.. i tried the fix, but i noticed an extra directory in my ‘keychains’ – ‘ocspcache.sqlite3’ which isnt listed in your fix.
        anyways.. didnt work for me.. any ideas?

        05 Feb 2010, 17:32

      161. Tim

        Is there any way to Uninstall this fix? I installed the fix and it appears to have broken something else on my phone. SO is there an easy way to uninstall the push fix and take my phone back to how it was before I installed the fix?

        07 Feb 2010, 00:21

      162. Sameh

        Thank you for your above solution, but I am facing another problem after fixing the above one. When I send a ping message to another iphone, it shows sending but the other iphone does not receive it. and vs. when the other iphone ping me, it shows sending but i doe not receive any thing.
        I checked all possible reasons like: notifications (all on) and every other reason may cause this from other websites but still cannot send and receive.. any idea please.

        07 Feb 2010, 03:39

      163. siongyin

        i manage to solve the “connecting.. please wait..” part.
        i did it on iphone 2g (v3.1.2, jailbroken)
        when i send messages, looks like it got through.
        i asked a few of my friends to ping back, but got no response.
        all notifications on

        think im facing the same issue with sameh.. anyone got solution to this?

        10 Feb 2010, 14:36

      164. poopa

        I still don’t understand how to get Ping! with my unlocked Mac OS 2G iphone! Can anybody help me in Laymans instructions?
        Thanks!

        13 Feb 2010, 14:25

      165. LUIGI

        My ping does not send messages but receiving

        16 Feb 2010, 08:34

      166. Fernando Alvarez

        Moré than a comment it is a question. Does any body knows what to do when you “unlink” an address from your contact directory how to get into the ping! “directory”. I “unlink” a name from the contact address because this person “changed” his ping! Id and noe then I can not go into the ping! directory, everytime I “push” the “directory” icon it takes me out of the Ping! Application.

        Thanks in advance
        Fernando Alvarez

        17 Feb 2010, 03:36

      167. Michel

        Hi,

        This works fantastic thx!!!

        Michel

        17 Feb 2010, 12:47

      168. Ijal

        Hi everyone, my problem with ping is as follow:

        1) Can send but not received.
        2) Tried installing pushfix from cydia, reinstalled ping lite, rebooted, re “airplane” but to no avail.
        3) Notification all on

        Ok it actually started like this, I had ping lite when my ego started to grow and downloaded the cracked ping full version from In——lous. after it was installed, then it started not receiving any messages.

        Any ideas anyone? pleaseeeeee

        19 Feb 2010, 16:04

      169. Hank

        dude how come u dont reply to any of the queries listed here… shud i wait for a reply to my question or am i wasting my time here..

        21 Feb 2010, 18:36

      170. Pelvis

        Hi, the file Certs.zip is tough to download …

        22 Feb 2010, 20:57

      171. Dadobhf

        Jebi se

        23 Feb 2010, 17:27

      172. drhigh5

        I guess this fix is the manual version of the push fix that is available on Cydia?

        The push fix works to connect but like many others I can send and not recieve. They occasionally come through but like once a week I am lucky!

        There must be a fix out there somewhere?

        24 Feb 2010, 11:15

      173. Rocio

        Does anybody has the answer of the incomming messages? This is frustrating, finally the “Connecting” banner is off and know the app doesn’t work!

        26 Feb 2010, 00:10

      174. Auyon

        I’m using an unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 2G on EDGE. How do I find the IP address?

        26 Feb 2010, 17:45

      175. Auyon

        And I’m using OS 3.1.3 (latest) firmware.

        26 Feb 2010, 17:46

      176. IslandboyD

        Brilliant!!!!! Thanks alot

        04 Mar 2010, 13:54

      177. seyi

        did all the steps on my iphone 3g 3.1.2 but still doesnt work
        SOME1 PLEASE TELL ME WHYYYYYYY

        30 Mar 2010, 22:29


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