Can anyone confirm that 4.1 GM fixes proximity sensor issue?

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  1. UCF-ENG macrumors regular

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    Not a dev, would love to here some dev experiences in this thread. Thanks guys...
     
  2. shandyman Suspended

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    can joe public put the GM on without any major issues if they got hold of it?
     
  3. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    I haven't tried it, but a friend of mine is a Dev and has been using 4.1b3 and said all of his proximity problems have gone away completely. But again, that was just the beta. He's probably got the GM now, so will have an update soon.
     
  4. plesset macrumors member

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    Proximity issues are gone! It feels like it turns the screen off further away from your ear than before so if you are resting it on your shoulder and the phone tips a bit it doesn't let the screen turn on. That was my main issue and the cause of countless hang ups and mutes. I made two calls now, one for a half hour, and on both calls I could not get the proximity sensor to fail like before.

    Finally!!!
     
  5. eo6564 macrumors member

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    I agree!!! :)
     
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    Triggering the sensor used to be about 1/4", and now, it triggers almost a full inch away. It's very sensitive now.
     
  8. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Cool ... finally.
     
  9. jediistar macrumors 6502

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    Just loaded it up myself and after the first phone call, definitely noticeable difference!!
     
  10. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    Sweeeet! I'm pumped for this, this was my biggest issue as well!
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Great news. :D
     
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  15. cvd macrumors member

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    You don't need a dev account to install the GM. Just go Google it and then shift+click update to it. Voilà, 4.1 today!
     
  16. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming it is OK to talk about it, without giving links, you do NOT click update but restore. You knew this?
     
  17. shandyman Suspended

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    why? i and a few others updated fine rather than restoring......
     
  18. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    Without linking to the instructions which were given in the thread which is now deceased, one specific point was to click Restore and NOT update.
     
  19. cvd macrumors member

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    You can click update without a problem. It's doing the exact same thing updating to 4.1 through iTunes next week is doing. The gm is the update that they're going to be releasing.
     
  20. shandyman Suspended

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    a few people did what i did in that thread, no one had issues, so no problem really
     
  21. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    I am not disputing that the GM is the update that will appear next week. I just followed the instructions which said not to click on update. Obviously not having tried to click "update" I have no personal experience of that.
     
  22. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    I feel as if I am treading on eggshells in this thread. The previous one lasted for hours before being removed.
     
  23. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    No problem updating to 4.1 from deleted thread, and yes no more issues with the proximity censor. It seems to activate from further away and I have not had it mess up :D
     
  24. zub3qin macrumors 65816

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    4.1 IMPROVES sensor but doesn't FIX it

    I can tell you that there is a definite improvement with 4.1 on iPhone 4 with proximity sensor issues.

    I can cradle the iPhone 4 between my shoulder and ear with significant improvement (but still I managed to face-press the end call button).

    It is better for sure, but not a complete fix.
     
  25. jediistar macrumors 6502

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    After using for a while, its definitely better but I agree, not a complete fix, still having issues with activating speakerphone, but at least I didn't accidentally call someone.
     

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