I am working on a multimedia application. I am capturing one image through the camera and want to send that image with a text to some other number. But I am not getting how to send the image via the MMS.

Solution 1

MMS is just a htttp-post request. You should perform the request using extra network feature :

final ConnectivityManager connMgr = (ConnectivityManager)context.getSystemService(Context.CONNECTIVITY_SERVICE);
final int result = connMgr.startUsingNetworkFeature( ConnectivityManager.TYPE_MOBILE, Phone.FEATURE_ENABLE_MMS);

If you get result with Phone.APN_REQUEST_STARTED value, you have to wait for proper state. Register BroadCastReciver and wait until Phone.APN_ALREADY_ACTIVE appears:

final IntentFilter filter = new IntentFilter();
context.registerReceiver(reciver, filter);

If connection background is ready, build content and perform request. If you want to do that using android's internal code, please use this:

final SendReq sendRequest = new SendReq();
    final EncodedStringValue[] sub = EncodedStringValue.extract(subject);
    if (sub != null && sub.length > 0) {
    final EncodedStringValue[] phoneNumbers = EncodedStringValue
    if (phoneNumbers != null && phoneNumbers.length > 0) {

    final PduBody pduBody = new PduBody();

    if (parts != null) {
        for (MMSPart part : parts) {
            final PduPart partPdu = new PduPart();


    final PduComposer composer = new PduComposer(this.context, sendRequest);
    final byte[] bytesToSend = composer.make();

    HttpUtils.httpConnection(context, 4444L, MMSCenterUrl,
            bytesToSendFromPDU, HttpUtils.HTTP_POST_METHOD, !TextUtils
                    .isEmpty(MMSProxy), MMSProxy, port);

MMSCenterUrl: url from MMS-APNs, MMSProxy: proxy from MMS-APNs, port: port from MMS-APNs

Note that some classes are from internal packages. Download from android git is required.

The request should be done with url from user's apn-space...code..:

public class APNHelper {

public class APN {
    public String MMSCenterUrl = "";
    public String MMSPort = "";
    public String MMSProxy = ""; 

public APNHelper(final Context context) {
    this.context = context;

public List<APN> getMMSApns() {     
    final Cursor apnCursor = this.context.getContentResolver().query(Uri.withAppendedPath(Telephony.Carriers.CONTENT_URI, "current"), null, null, null, null);
if ( apnCursor == null ) {
        return Collections.EMPTY_LIST;
    } else {
        final List<APN> results = new ArrayList<APN>(); 
            if ( apnCursor.moveToFirst() ) {
        do {
            final String type = apnCursor.getString(apnCursor.getColumnIndex(Telephony.Carriers.TYPE));
            if ( !TextUtils.isEmpty(type) && ( type.equalsIgnoreCase(Phone.APN_TYPE_ALL) || type.equalsIgnoreCase(Phone.APN_TYPE_MMS) ) ) {
                final String mmsc = apnCursor.getString(apnCursor.getColumnIndex(Telephony.Carriers.MMSC));
                final String mmsProxy = apnCursor.getString(apnCursor.getColumnIndex(Telephony.Carriers.MMSPROXY));
                final String port = apnCursor.getString(apnCursor.getColumnIndex(Telephony.Carriers.MMSPORT));                  
                final APN apn = new APN();
                apn.MMSCenterUrl = mmsc;
                apn.MMSProxy = mmsProxy;
                apn.MMSPort = port;
        } while ( apnCursor.moveToNext() ); 
        return results;

private Context context;


Solution 2

This seems to be answered in the post: Sending MMS with Android

Key lines of code being:

Intent sendIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND); 
sendIntent.putExtra("sms_body", "some text"); 
sendIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM, Uri.parse(url));

Solution 3

If you have to send MMS with any Image using Intent then use this code.

Intent sendIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND); 
sendIntent.setClassName("com.android.mms", "com.android.mms.ui.ComposeMessageActivity");
sendIntent.putExtra("sms_body", "some text"); 
sendIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM, Uri.parse("file:///sdcard/image_4.png"));


If you have to send MMS with Audio or Video file using Intent then use this.

Intent sendIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND); 
sendIntent.setClassName("com.android.mms", "com.android.mms.ui.ComposeMessageActivity");
sendIntent.putExtra("address", "1213123123");
sendIntent.putExtra("sms_body", "if you are sending text");   
final File file1 = new File(mFileName);
  System.out.println("file is exist");
Uri uri = Uri.fromFile(file1);
sendIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM, uri);

let me know if this help you.

Solution 4

The answer with the APN helper will not work after android 4.0. To get mms apn settings on Android 4.0 and above view this answer: View mms apn