(new) Carrier OTA Updates

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  1. abz786 macrumors 6502

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    if this has happened to ATT customers, delete this thread, but this was a first for me here in Canada on Rogers.

    Let me know if anything like this has happened to any of you?
    Also - how do i find out what settings were effected after this update??

    Thanks

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  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting.
    What Iphone OS are you running?
    Usually AT&T puts carrier updates out thru itunes.
    I guess carriers could opt to do it that way also but never saw something like that before on any other carrier with an iphone before.
     
  3. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    you can see 4.0 behind the popup.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Good eye :)
    Thanks.
     
  5. abz786 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    now the real question is, for a .1 update, what was actually updated???
    always wanted to know what these carrier updates actually do... :confused:
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Carrier settings updates are small files (about 10k) that are downloaded from iTunes to be installed on your iPhone. The carrier settings can include updates to the default APN (how iPhone accesses the carrier's cellular data network), special dialing codes at Settings > Phone > [Carrier] Services, Carrier logo replacements, default settings for Stocks, Maps, Weather, and other items.
     
  7. abz786 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    okay, but thats the thing, i don't have such settings.... i do know that i have MMS, tethering and VVM, but no carrier settings for apn adjustments or anything like that! thats why its a bit odd for me...
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Dont worry about it.
    Its nothing you need to think about.
    Its settings that get updated that make your cellphone communicate with its networks servers better. Wether that has to do with data, mms, texting, voicecalling etc....
     
  9. DeathChill macrumors 68000

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    Yep, same thing happened to me. Went to Settings-> General -> About and the update pop-up appeared. First time I've had one over the air, previous ones have been through iTunes. Also, this was on Rogers as well.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, this is a new 4.0 feature.
    Over-the-air Carrier Setting Updates:
    Based on reports from Rogers/Fido users in Canada, iOS 4 adds the ability for Carrier Setting Updates to be pushed out over-the-air (OTA) to iPhones and installed on-device. (In previous versions iTunes would handle the update and sync it over).
     
  11. abz786 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    now that people mention all of this - being a new feature for iOS4, i remember seeing this in job's keynote preview for iOS 4!!! SAWEEEETTT!!

    what else are they able to do with this feature now?
     

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