Those of you who have activated your iPhone through an unauthorized carrier (aka hacktivation) on iPhone 3.x, then your Push Notification functionality in most cases will be broken. Even if you have tried getting it to work through “PushFix” via iPhoneil available in Cydia, it wont work as that fix uses a single shared certificate for all users who have installed it. This causes battery drainage and huge use of cellular data access.
But now with PushFix 2.0 from PushFix.info, you can get a unique certificate key which is only intended for your hacktivated iPhone. Each unique certificate costs US $5.99. From all the testing I have done with it on one of my hacktivated iPhone 3GS, I can assure you that this thing really works as advertised. If you want Push Notifications on your unlocked iPhone, go for Pushfix 2.0. It is really worth it!
Follow the steps below to enable Push Notifications on iPhone 2G/3G/3GS running iPhone firmware 3.1.2 which is both jailbroken and hacktivated. You will need to have an unlocked and jailbroken iPhone for this to work. Please refer to the guide here to unlock, and here to jailbreak your iPhone on 3.1.2 before you follow the steps below:
If you have had the old Cydia Pushfix installed, I’ll suggest you to start from scratch by restoring your iPhone to iPhone 3.1.2 firmware.
Step 1: Once you are done with the purchase bit, simply install “Pushfix 2.0” package from Cydia via http://cydia.pushfix.info repo. Install the package only if you have purchased the certificate or else the installation of Pushfix 2.0 will fail cause it checks your IMEI on its server before installing the package.
Step 2: Now simple install any Push capable app from App Store like IM+, Beejive IM, Ping! or Boxcar and Push should be working on them right away!
A video review of the app will be up soon. We’ll also be giving away 5 free keys of Pushfix 2.0 to our readers here at Redmond Pie. Details on it will be posted shortly. Stay tuned!
Feel free to ask me any question should you run into any problem getting Pushfix 2.0 to work on your hacktivated iPhone. You can also get in touch with the developer of the app who is extremely helpful and he has setup a dedicated forum for it where you can ask for support.
UPDATE 1: PushFix 2.0 free giveaway is up. More details here.