[Solved] Enable GPRS/Edge/Internet and APN Settings on iPhone

I have a jailbroken iPhone 3G with Vodafone connection but the problem that I had was with the Internet connection. Despite having an activated Edge or GPRS service my iPhone was facing the internet connectivity problems and was not able to run the internet.

I needed to set up my internet settings manually but those who use iPhone know that there isn’t a way to do that. So if you are also facing internet problem on the iPhone and wanted to manually configure the internet settings, you can do that easily in just 2 minutes even if you don’t have a wifi connection.

Steps:

1.    To be able to setup the APN settings, you need to download software called “iPhone Configuration Utility” and install it on your computer.

2.    Launch the tool on your computer and connect your iPhone via the USB cable.

3.    Your iPhone would show in the list.

4.    Click on Configuration Profiles on the left side and click New button to create a new profile.

5.    A  new profile would open and from the options select Advanced, click Configure

6.    Enter Access Point Name (APN) in the box, for Vodafone India users it is “portalnmms”.

7.    You also need to enter Proxy Server (for Vodafone India it is 10.10.1.100) and the Proxy Port (enter 9401 for Vodafone India).

8.    On the General options, give it a name, say Vodafone and give an identifier (say Vodafone.co.in) and click somewhere outside to save it.

9.    The profile would display in the section above.

10.    Click on your device on the left hand side and choose Configuration Profiles tab.

11.    Click on the Install button in the list, and you will notice that the same profile asks for permission on your iPhone. Allow it and it will list itself in the Settings -> General -> Profile

Note: Restart the iPhone for the profile to get activated.

Above steps solved my problem and I was able to surf internet using the GPRS/EDGE service on my iPhone. If you want to remove the profile later then you can do that by going in the Profile (Settings -> General -> Profile) and selecting the Remove option.

Let me know if it solved your problem as well.

Update:

Using this method, your internet would work on your iPhone however you wont be able to load apps that use internet extensively like the email app.

25 Replies to “[Solved] Enable GPRS/Edge/Internet and APN Settings on iPhone”

  1. i am havin 3g 16gb iphone. i have jailbroken and unlocked it. i want to use vodafone gprs on my cell. i tried to follow above steps. but i am gettin error while installing. it says “Profile could not be validated. Profile is missing identifier”. What might be the problem?
    Please Help.
    Thanks.

  2. if you have followed the steps correctly, then no error should come as i had activated the profile on mine using the same method only

  3. Great, the steps work fine with my iPhone 3GS original.
    <2min to get the profile installed and running! thanks for great help.

  4. Hello, I installed a configuration file when i was having iphone OS 3.1.3 . Now i upgraded to 4.0.1. When i tried to remove the profile, it is asking password, for which i didn’t gave any password. I tried entering all the pass-codes but in vain. Please help me out from this situation.

  5. Hi i tried doing the above steps but while installing an error popped saying profile could not be installed on the phone, please help

  6. I have no wifi, but I still have no idea on how to download the “iPhone Configuration Utility”.anyway, probably I did something wrong during the procedure. I’ll try it later.

  7. i am havin 3g 8gb iphone. i have jailbroken and unlocked it. i want to use vodafone gprs on my cell. i tried to follow above steps. but i am gettin error while installing. it says “Profile could not be validated. Profile is missing identifier”. What might be the problem?
    Please Help.
    Thanks.

  8. Hey finally it worked for me.In the above post in step 8
    8. On the General options, give it a name, say Vodafone and click somewhere outside to save it.
    I gave Identifier as vodafone.co.in.

    Thank’s a lot ..

  9. Hi, Although I have created the profile however its not installing. When I click on the “Install” button nothing happens…pls help

  10. I tried using this method , an icon appeared in as a profile for vodafone india but its not working and now i am not able to remove it also.
    when ever i press the remove button it says removal failed.
    please help

  11. HI thanks it worked but i am experiencing a new problem.
    Now i am able to access the internet on safari but not able to use my Gmail also IM+ like other apps are not working on GPRS.
    When i switch back to Wifi network these things works.
    Please help

  12. Hi i am facing the same prob as himanshu…mail is not working though it is opening in safari browser…pls help!!!!

  13. gettin error while installing. it says “Profile could not be validated. Profile is missing identifier”.
    I gave Identifier as vodafone.co.in
    and its working now…..!!!!

  14. if you are seeing that nothing happens when you click Install button, then there is one more thing that needs to be done.
    Add an identifier in the General options of the profile (say Vodafone.co.in)
    Install it again, it will do great.

  15. hi there, when I tried to install the new profile, it always shown only one APN configuration can be installed at a yet BUT I have no more configuration on my phone.
    Can help?

  16. guys ..yes evn i got error but listen if it doesn work…den go to general–>network—>and turn ur cellular data and data roamin on..if its already on..den turn off nd turn on again,…now switch off th phone and switch on…u will see the E SYMBOL ON UR PHONE WHIC MEANS UR EDGE IS ACTIVE..ALL THIS SHUD BE DONE AFTR DOIN THE ABOVE STEPS BY GIVEN BY ADMIN…CHEERS TC

  17. thnxx up buddy …its done..if still anybody having problem with this…. he/she have to change its USB cable….thnx admin

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