Apple Releases iOS 9.3.6 and iOS 10.3.4 With GPS Bug Fix for Older iPhones and iPads

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  1. GoodWheaties macrumors 6502a

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    If you can download the full installer with the fix you can install it manually using iTunes.

    If Apple will sign it that is.
     
  2. ikir macrumors 65816

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    Very bad since iOS 12 is amazing on SE
     
  3. B4U macrumors 68020

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    Still trying to figure out how to load this iOS 10.3.4 into my iPad mini 4.
    Adobe Acrobat with iOS 12 is crappy as hell to learn all over again!
     
  4. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

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    Only Apple could release these updates for such old iOS devices.
    No Android OEM would ever do it.
     
  5. Homme macrumors regular

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    You can’t

    And people need to read properly.. it says 10.3.4 is only on the A6 devices that can’t get iOS 11/12 ( obviously because they are 32bit devices) so if you tried to search for updates you will get iOS 12.4 instead because you have the Mini 4
     
  6. nt5672 macrumors 68000

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    Provided that it does not brick the device. Think I'll wait a while and let other be trailblazers.
     
  7. I7guy macrumors Core

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    I’m going to update tonight and let the chips fall where they may.
     
  8. Westside guy macrumors 603

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    I would expect a lot of people sitting on those older iOS versions did so because their devices are jailbroken. I wonder if, in addition to the GPS fix, the ability to jailbreak was also "fixed"?
     
  9. tfresquezdxs macrumors newbie

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    Actually couldn’t you download the ipsw file and upgrade it manually. It’s an active signed firmware by Apple so technically it should work in theory so you don’t have to upgrade iOS 12?!
     
  10. Homme macrumors regular

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    But if it isn’t only for the devices affected for the update I don’t think so
     
  11. elvisimprsntr macrumors 6502

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    Just curious, how many 7 yo Android devices will be getting a GPS time rollover update?
     
  12. WaruiKoohii macrumors 6502

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    iOS 6 may still have GPS issues, depending on how it handles the rollover. Not all impacted GPS receivers will encounter problems at the same time.
     
  13. Avenged110 macrumors 6502

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    Apparently. Oh well, they'll still never get me.
     
  14. LovingTeddy macrumors 68000

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    How many Android devices has GPS issue? I know none of my Android phone has? Buy the way, Apple obligate to fix this, because without this, customer does not have functional phone. So now, it is Apple that doing the honorable thing for giving customers a functional devices?
     
  15. xplora macrumors member

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    If you follow the link, you will see the 4S can be upgraded to fix that.
     
  16. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    It is good, but we only feel that it’s “amazing” because we are trained by the Android OEMs to not expect updates after a year or two. So we lowered our own standard. Glad that Apple do this update. We should really demand similar software support from other companies as well, especially those who charges premium prices like Samsung and Google.
     
  17. Wanted797 macrumors 6502a

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    Get the iOS file online and do a fresh install should work.
     
  18. B4U macrumors 68020

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    I never said I am going to load it into the device using conventional methods.
    Did read the article completely though.
     
  19. theapplehead macrumors 6502

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    Not if you update it using the ipsw file.

    Bingo!;)

    Edit: Just saw this solution was already recommended-whoops
     
  20. Th3odor3 macrumors member

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    successful install on my iPhone 5 with iOS 10.3.4
     
  21. urgs macrumors member

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    Older Android phones will have the same problem, because it‘s a design issue of older GPS chips that only have a 10 bit week number mixed with a software issue that will reset the date to 1980, if the WN is falling to zero.
    I know lots of people who use Android phones that old. They don’t care about malware, privacy or features, but they care about a functional phone.
    I see some of them switching to Apple...
     
  22. Michvuee macrumors member

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    Hey they didn’t patch jailbreaks in these new versions so we can still jailbreak legacy devices.
     
  23. Avenged110 macrumors 6502

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    Yea but to clarify, they're all running iOS 6. I knew the 4/4S weren't going to work anymore but I wasn't expecting the 5 to have issues (unless updated) as well. However, while annoying, it doesn't matter because there is still zero chance I'm ever letting any of them get updated.
     
  24. fredrik9 macrumors regular

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    I never thought I was gonna update my iPhone 4S again but here we go! (Although I never use it)
     
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    It's the greatest moment in the history of the universe. :)
     

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