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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:23 PM   #1
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T-Mobile USA Rolling Out Software Update for Existing Unlocked iPhone Customers




In line with a report from earlier this week, TmoNews reports that T-Mobile USA has begun rolling out software updates for existing customers running unlocked iPhones on its network.

As the carrier notes in its support forum, the update enables a number of features, including LTE support where available, ahead of the official launch of new iPhone 5 sales for the carrier next week.
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Enables the following:

- Visual Voicemail
- 4G network indicator
- Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS)
- AWS LTE (T-Mobile and officially unlocked AT&T iPhone 5 only)
- HD Voice (T-Mobile and officially unlocked AT&T iPhone 5 only)
- AWS HSPA+ (T-Mobile and new 2013 AT&T iPhone 5 only)

Auto configures:

- MMS Settings
- Personal Hotspot Settings (Smartphone Mobile Hotspot)
- APN settings for LTE connectivity
- My Account bookmark
Earlier today, T-Mobile began taking pre-orders for iPhone 5 customers, with the official launch set for next Friday, April 12.

Article Link: T-Mobile USA Rolling Out Software Update for Existing Unlocked iPhone Customers
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:25 PM   #2
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And how do I get this?? Not showing up OTA.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:28 PM   #3
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They are not wasting time! WOW!
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:28 PM   #4
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And how do I get this?? Not showing up OTA.
I'm wondering this too. It vaguely claims it will work with my 4s--obviously no LTE--but the other features I'd like.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:28 PM   #5
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And how do I get this?? Not showing up OTA.
It rolls out regionally. You'll get the appropriate update in time, as long as you have a signal.

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I wonder how long AT&T is going to wait for their VoLTE and HD voice.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:32 PM   #6
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It rolls out regionally. You'll get the appropriate update in time, as long as you have a signal.

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I wonder how long AT&T is going to wait for their VoLTE and HD voice.
They said earlier this week that it's coming later this year.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:32 PM   #7
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This is a Carrier Update that is obtained via iTunes, not OTA.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:32 PM   #8
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Will this break my jailbreak?
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:33 PM   #9
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Anyone know if these will work on Mobilicity/Wind in Canada?
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:33 PM   #10
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No OTA updates yet in Los Angeles for a iPhone 4S Factory Unlocked. Still shows 6.1.3.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:33 PM   #11
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If I'm not mistaken this is a carrier update. No need to update your iOS version.
At least I'm assuming it is, since I've received multiple AT&T carrier updates in the past. But this excites me because since I switched to T-Mobile I've been hoping to not have to configure my MMS settings
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:34 PM   #12
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They said earlier this week that it's coming later this year.
Yeah, that's not vague at all. I understood it to be "later". I'm just curious how long they will actually wait, now that they are... last?
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:35 PM   #13
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Yeah, that's not vague at all. I understood it to be "later". I'm just curious how long they will actually wait, now that they are... last?
Sorry that was there words, not mine. But I agree it is vague.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:35 PM   #14
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For Carrier updates, you need to go to Settings - General - About. That will trigger the carrier update. Of course you'll need to have your T-Mobiles SIM inserted in the iPhone.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:43 PM   #15
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Still no update... iPhone 4S, Factory Unlocked Model MD257LL/A, Version 6.1.3 (10B329), Carrier 14.0. Went to Settings > General > Software Update. Results still show "iOS 6.1.3 Your software is up to date." Also went to
Settings > General > About.

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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:44 PM   #16
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Still no update... iPhone 4S, Factory Unlocked Model MD257LL/A, Version 6.1.3 (10B329), Carrier 14.0. Went to Settings > Software Update. Results still show "iOS 6.1.3 Your software is up to date."

No Joy...
Believe it was only for the 5. I could be wrong though.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:47 PM   #17
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Believe it was only for the 5. I could be wrong though.
The quote picks out iPhone 5 features only and they just say unlocked iPhones on Tmo. To me i read that it isn't iP5 specific.
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Believe it was only for the 5. I could be wrong though.
Nope it's for all eligible iPhone's with a T-Mobile SIM card.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:51 PM   #19
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I'm at work and my Tmo coverage jumps between Tmo and ATT roaming. Will I still see the carrier update, or will I have to be in full Tmo coverage to get it?
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:53 PM   #20
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As someone else said, it's a carrier update. Either connect to iTunes, or it could pick it up OTA eventually if you have your T-Mobile SIM card in.

As for the guy asking about WIND/Mobilicity.. This is a carrier settings update. This has nothing to do with those two networks.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 01:59 PM   #21
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I noticed it auto configures personal hotspot settings, which is probably a nice way of saying it restricts them unless you buy a plan with that feature. Right now, I get poor network quality but free tethering with my t-mobile SIM. If I install the carrier update, I'll have better network quality but no tethering (unless I pay more).

I'll almost certainly install the update because my network connection to T-mobile's network is terrible to the point of unusable 75% of the time, but wanted others to be aware.
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Will this break my jailbreak?
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No.
But note under Tmo's support form, under Prerequisites, it says "Device software is not jailbroken"
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But note under Tmo's support form, under Prerequisites, it says "Device software is not jailbroken"
It never interfered with it before, the only thing i could see is if you have something installed that would conflict with it which i don't think is very likely if at all.
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I'm confused. I thought that the AT&T iPhone 5 would not work on Tmobile's LTE. Apple even said so by stating that a software update could not enable it and that the Tmobile iphone 5 will replace all current Gsm models.

Can anyone knowledgeable comment on this?

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