Solutions to Disable iPhone 2G/3G/3Gs GPRS or Edge Connection (For Maxis Users)


Previously we’ve mentioned on how to disable iPhone 3G GPRS or Edge connection in 5 steps and 5 Steps To Disable iPhone 3Gs OS 3.0 GPRS or Edge Connection.

However, configured profile which set by iPhoneNoData won’t be functioning anymore for Maxis users after Maxis upgraded their Maxis service from version 4.0 to version 5.0.


The upgrade causes the settings on the iPhone for APN settings are not editable and it will be directly activated by Maxis.

That means, Maxis iPhone users are not able to block GPRS or Edge connection by installing iPhoneNoData nor Unlockit regardless you’re using  iPhone firmware 3.0, 3.1 or 3.1.2.

If you’re not planning to get an iData or iValue plan from Maxis to solve this problem, here’re 2 solutions to disable your iPhone 2G/3G/3Gs GPRS or Edge connection.

Solution 1: Call Up Maxis

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This is the easiest solution for people who don’t want to jailbreak their iPhone:

Just call up Maxis service centre, talk to the technician and request them to disable your 3G/EDGE/GPRS for your phone number. It will take up to 1-2 hours to complete the whole process.

The only disadvantage for this solution is you’re not able to receive or send MMS since there will be no more GPRS connection on your iPhone.

In order to enable your 3G/EDGE/GPRS back, just call up Maxis service centre and ask them to do so.

Solution 2: Jailbreak iPhone and Install SBSettings

  1. You can jailbreak iPhone 3.1.2 firmware with blackra1n RC3. Read the post here.
  2. Install SBSettings through Cydia.
  3. Customize the toggles that should appear in SBSettings.

Bear in mind that SBSettings will be running in the background, thus it will consume more battery.

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29 Responses to Solutions to Disable iPhone 2G/3G/3Gs GPRS or Edge Connection (For Maxis Users)

  1. pasha says:

    thnxxx it worked for me :X

  2. fuolornis says:

    thanx for the tip!

  3. qazmanov says:


  4. insignia says:

    How does this stop GPRS? It’s doesn’t have a GPRS toggle. I am told by Maxis there is no way to turn off GPRS. If you turn off 3G and EDGE and you use wifi to surf, in the event wifi signal drops it will automatically use GPRS (since 3G and EDGE are off). The only solution is:
    1) Maxis removes ur GPRS (meaning no more MMS also)
    2) Switch to aeroplane mode when using wifi. When signal drops it cannot get into any Maxis network (you can get any phone calls / sms during then)

    For the moment if i access the net and wifi is off, I can’t get online. So I presume there is no connection yet get charged. The reason is as stated above. Wifi signal drops automatically switches to GPRS. I already have SBSettings.

    So guys even if you test your iphone and you can get online. You may still face the bill charges when ur wifi signal drops…

    Anyone can share?

  5. Nicv Thuang says:

    SIMPLY Cancel the Maxis 3G & GPRS Service by keyin *136*4# and dial on your iPhone.


  6. Dame says:

    how to fix my 3g iphone GPRS setting? plz i need help

  7. Dame says:

    how to fix my 3g iphone GPRS problem i subscribe it from my tele center but my internt it dosn’t work . when i open safari (could not activate cellular data network) what is that mean. plz need help

  8. Anonymous says:

    Nicv Thuang said,
    Wrote on February 13, 2010 @ 1:22 pm

    SIMPLY Cancel the Maxis 3G & GPRS Service by keyin *136*4# and dial on your iPhone.

    I did that and it cancelled my 3G but for a few days only and it suddenly starterd to send and receive data again..this is crazy..

  9. Budak N9 says:

    I have an Iphone 3GS firmware 3.1.3. I’m using celcom and having the same problem that is the ‘money sucking’ problem. I’ve borrowed my fren simcard(maxis) and install the unlockit and iphonenodata, but the problem still occur. I’ve changed the APN manually and still,nothing happened. HELP! It charges me about RM8 for about 15 minutes although I didnt use SAFARI. Damn! Somebody, please helppppppppppppp!!!!!!!!

  10. AyamBa says:

    @Budak N9

    celcom mmg auto gigit u punya kredit..
    sila tukar..jgn gn celcom..
    n br boleh seting iphoneodata or jaibreak nih..:D

  11. fraz says:

    guyz n girls, how do i know what version is maxis service on my iphone?

  12. Lee says:

    I using maxis prepaid with Iphone 3 G Version 3.1.3
    Tried the SBsetting, off my 3G and edge,
    but still safari will run with my prepaid.
    Tried off 3 G with *136*4# but still problem.
    Anyone please tell me the latest and effective way to stop my prepaid 3G and Edge on my iphone. thanks

  13. lepalul says:

    thanks a lot, it worked for my 3gs and i will try it latter on a 2g


  14. bonamay says:

    Great, It’s useful.thanks a lot

  15. henry says:

    Pretty interesting site you’ve got here. I notice about this before.

  16. mary says:

    for most phones face this kind problem. people still can’t solve this case.

  17. Jadens says:

    How to solve the problem better?I think this need be…

  18. rahman says:

    i’m using maxis carier prepaid..using SBSettings will help..i can disable/enable edge/gprs/wifi..thank you..yahoooooo

  19. It really helpfull information because i have same problem with my iPhone. Thanks

  20. hafyz says:

    guyss,how to remove edge??it ruins my credit!!!celcom user..

  21. Kay says:

    @hafyz, You might need to call up Celcom.

  22. hafyz says:

    i have call celcom..but he said myb bcoz of the auto updatd softwre that ruins my credit..hellpppp me!!

  23. kay says:

    @hafyz, If you’re not attaching to any data plan, I would suggest you to disable your 3G/EDGE/GPRS for your phone number. WiFi still available.

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