Automatic Carrier Update 14.2 For T-Mobile

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bamff, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Bamff, Jun 26, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2013

    macrumors member

    May 6, 2013
    I just looked at my phone, ip5, tmo, I have been on 3G, and see this pop up that states 'carrier settings automatically updated'. Now carrier in settings is t-mobile 14.2.
    Would this be a forced carrier update from apple and, or tmo, and has this happened to anyone else. Are there any benefits compared to 14.1, just curious for anyone else that wants to or prefers to stay in the 3G speeds for now.

    Edit: I apologize for the confusion between AT&T and T-Mobile 14.2. I'm on T-Mobile and meant for the topic to be for T-Mobile carrier update 14.2.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2013
    This is a carrier update for everyone that triggers when you go to settings>general>about. Your phone use to display 3G but the carrier update makes 3G display as 4g do speeds didn't change. This carrier also updated you to make your tmobile iPhone 5 LTE capable and it enabled visual voicemail. It does take your tethering away if your plan doesn't include tethering. The update is worth it and you will have to update to it sooner or later because it comes baked into ios 7.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    AT&T 14.2 update was pushed today, as well. I cannot find any information on what changed.

    14.1 (with AMBER alerts for AT&T) just came out two weeks ago.
  4. Bamff, Jun 26, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2013

    thread starter macrumors member

    May 6, 2013
    I didn't go into the settings section. It did it automatically. I know about the carrier update, as to update now or not now. And before it was carrier 14.1.
    I guess T-mo pushed out the update because they're probably going to announce LTE markets going live, and I've read on one of these forums that devs that have downloaded ios7 have had the 14.2 carrier update installed and that it has to do with better LTE speeds.
    We shall see..
  5. macrumors 68030


    Nov 20, 2008
    Very curious as well. Have been searching around for a while and there is no news on 14.2.
  6. macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2010
    ditto here. i noticed around 530 pm PT a notification on my phone saying that a carrier update was made.

    i've been ignoring the prompt for months now and it was forced on my phone today....

    good bye hotspot...
  7. macrumors 68040

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    This isn't the same carrier update that changed the 3G icon to 4G on Tmobile. I installed that one when I got my iPhone 5. This one just applied itself automatically when I went into settings > about.
  8. macrumors 6502


    May 10, 2005
    No update for people on iOS 7 beta forT-Mobile as my carrier setting is 14.5.2
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2013
    I also got this message about this update earlier today

    In case anyone is wondering, I have an AT&T iPhone 5 with the latest version of iOS for it, 6.1.4. Unlike the slight changes us AT&T iPhone users got in the last carrier update with the additions of emergency and AMBER alerts in the notification settings, I haven't noticed any big changes in this carrier update. I have heard though that with this update on the T-Mobile iPhone 5, the 3G indicator got updated to 4G, and I would guess that it would soon start showing LTE like all the other variants of the iPhone do right now, that is once T-Mobile gets more of their LTE network rolled out. I also heard that some people have lost their emergency and AMBER alert settings though. Thankfully, that didn't happen to me.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2013
    I cannot find any information on what changed.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2008
    Riverside, California
    I clicked this thread and thought "I didn't get a carrier update" and as soon as I unlocked my iPhone, it said it automatically updated to 14.2. Weird! I have an AT&T iPhone 5 running 6.1.4. I got the 14.1 carrier update back when everyone else was getting it.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2013
    Nor can I. I guess since it's so new, I guess there's no official source that shows exactly what "changes" happened. Or maybe they were really minor changes that occurred in this carrier update that no one even knows what they are.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2010
    I couldn't find much changes when comparing both files. The few changes were just the new version number.

    I did find one change on the carrier.plist file; the addition of this key:

    Not sure what this one does. I couldn't find this key documented anywhere.

    This might just be about getting people off the 'Hacked' carrier profiles that came out recently.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2010
    Why "good bye hotspot"? I still have hotspot ability on my TMobile iP5 after the update. Am I missing something?
  15. macrumors regular


    May 24, 2013
    Winston Salem NC
    Got my update this morning that was auto installed and currently 14.2 is as well.
  16. macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2013
    Houston, TX
    If you are on the old classic plans than hotspot will be disabled unless you pay for it. Not applying the carrier update was a way to get around that.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2013
    at&t iphone 5 carrier update 14.2 slows download speed

    I've done several speedtests on my iPhone 5 since 14.1 and here are the results I've gotten:

    Post 14.1
    Download test 1: 26.38
    Download test 2: 23.81

    Post 14.2
    Download test 1: 5.06 :mad:
    Download test 2: 8.98 :mad:
    Download test 3: 7.69 :mad:

    I'm on AT&T Chicago.

    Anyone else notice this? :confused:
  18. macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2010
    This is a T-Mobile thread


    I have the same in iOS 7b2.
  19. macrumors 65816

    Apr 24, 2010
    Yep, my iPhone 5 updated this morning and I did a speedtest here in NYC, same results as yours. This is a bunch of horse ****! :mad:

    Upload speeds are in the toilet, too. I used to get 4-6 Mbps, now I'm lucky to get 1 since the carrier update.
  20. macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
    My speeds have not changed.
  21. macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008
    Georgetown, Texas
    My speeds remain the same, no better, no worse.
  22. macrumors regular


    Oct 11, 2007
    Southern California
    ATT 14.2 update - HD Audio?

    Could it be HD audio?
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008
    Rockland/Manhattan/Bay Area
    patiently waiting for a change log on this 14.2....
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2010
    For the TMobile update, does anyone know what this does to the Hacked Carrier file, if you are running it? Does this overwrite the hack, or does the update even happen if you have the hacked carrier file?
  25. macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2010
    Received the update on my iPhone 5 this morning. The LTE speeds seem to be a little faster now here in Philly. :)


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2.

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