Getting less and less janky all the time :)
jmms is a parser and fetcher for MMS messages.
Currently MMS doesn't work by default on the Pinephone. And if you receive too many MMS messages it actually clogs up the system and stops you from receiving SMS too!
jmms fixes some of these problems:
I make absolutely no promises about if this code works and take no responsibility for anything that happens as a result of using it. Your texts could get deleted (though that's never happened to me). Your phone might explode into a thousand pieces. The CEO of Verizon might come to your house and yell at you. I'm providing this so others can have partial MMS support like I do, but by using you have to agree to not hold me responsible for any of the above.
First you need to get messages. Either get them all once:
Or continually poll for new messages every, say, 5 minutes:
jmms --poll 5
Then, read the messages you've gotten:
--poll doesn't work, you can try explicitly disabling wifi (cell providers seem to require data going through the cell modem). This step may no longer be needed:
sudo nmcli radio wifi off && jmms --get && sudo nmcli radio wifi on
The current state of things for me at least is that I have to run the
wifi off line once after the phone is booted, and after that I can run
jmms --poll etc without messing with wifi.
sudo apt install git git clone https://git.sr.ht/~amindfv/jmms cd jmms
If you'd like to change any settings (e.g. to update your address book, or if you want to put the
msg-data directory in a nonstandard place - by default it's in your home directory):
$EDITOR Settings.hs # change what you want
If it worked, the last line should say "🗨️ 🖼️ 👯📬 jmms successfully installed!"
If you want to use
jmms in the terminal window you just installed in, you may then need to call:
If you port the install-mobian.sh to your distro, please get in touch - I'd love to support more!
If you've been using this since 2020, we renamed janky-mms to jmms. If you got it back when it was called "janky-mms", run these lines:
cd mv -i janky-mms jmms cd jmms git remote set-url origin https://git.sr.ht/~amindfv/jmms $EDITOR ~/.bashrc # Go in and change "janky-mms" to "jmms" source ~/.bashrc
If jmms has been updated, you can get the new version by re-running the "Install dependencies from your package manager" step above (in case there are new dependencies) and then running:
cd ~/jmms git pull sh install/mobian.sh # change "mobian" to your distro name if you're running another
If you see an error like:
error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by merge: Settings.hs Please commit your changes or stash them before you merge. Aborting
You will need to open the file and fix it by hand (hopefully this is rare)
Report problems and ask questions (even simple ones - no judgement) on the issue tracker: