Software update now rolling out for unlocked iPhone units enabling LTE on T-Mobile

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  1. jediistar, Apr 5, 2013
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    jediistar macrumors 6502

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    I hate to self-promote my own site, but I felt this was a worthy post to let everyone on T-Mobile know this update is rolling out right now:

    http://www.tmonews.com/2013/04/carr...isual-voicemail-for-unlocked-iphone-5-models/

    T-Mobile Carrier Update

    Version

    • iOS software version 6.1
    • Updated 4/05/2013
    • Available to all eligible iPhones using a T-Mobile SIM card

    Features

    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

    Improvements

    Battery life (result of network/device optimization)

    Prerequisites
    • T-Mobile iPhone or any officially unlocked GSM iPhone
    • Latest iOS software version
    • Device software is not jailbroken
    • 50% battery life or connected to a power source
    • Data connection or a computer with iTunes and internet access
    • Minimum of 1 MB available memory (File size of update is ~10 KB)
     
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  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    Read it again.
    Enables LTE on T-Mobile.
     
  4. mossme89 macrumors 6502

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    See this:

     
  5. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Meaning the new revised iPhone that was changed for AT&T as well.
     
  6. mossme89 macrumors 6502

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    Ugh... Well I hope maybe the dev team will find a way to flash the new baseband or something. That's frustrating to be screwed over as an early adopter (again!)....
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Bingo:D
    Not on the old iphone 5 models.
    Only on the new ones released after April 12.

    You will be waiting for a very long time.
    Its not something that they can unlock or rewrite the code inside the chip to access more bands.
    It can only be done during manufacturing.
     
  8. DMaki650 macrumors 6502

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    It's not gonna be possible at all.
     
  9. mossme89 macrumors 6502

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    That's frustrating.
     
  10. J4B3 macrumors regular

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    I wonder if a 3rd party unlock is considered "officially" unlocked (I bought an unlock code off of eBay). Also, I wouldn't consider early adopters "screwed" it's a hardware limitation that we knew of since the beginning; and I certainly wouldn't buy a new iPhone later this month with the potential 'newer' model a few months away.
     
  11. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Is it only available for 6.1.3? I'm on 6.1.2 and haven't received notice yet. :(
     
  12. mossme89 macrumors 6502

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    No, it's literally the exact same phone, one just with it enabled from the factory.
     
  13. J4B3 macrumors regular

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    Probably won't know until it hits the streets later this month but what does this mean for Applecare replacements? If I walk in with an older iPhone running on T-Mobile would they swap it with an older locked At&T model or a newer T-Mo/At&t model?
     
  14. DMaki650 macrumors 6502

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    Apple is discontinuing the older iPhone 5 model and replacing it with the T-Mobile one. This includes AT&T as well.
     
  15. E2EK1EL macrumors 6502

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    Even though I'm pretty sure this is gonna be a server switch from Apple's back end to enable AWS HSPA+ with the new IP5s after April 12.

    Can someone upload the T-Mobile Carrier Update IPCC file?
     
  16. oj in compton macrumors newbie

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    Question about this prerequisite:
    This only applies to the ability to recieve the OTA and not the ability to apply it via iTunes during a sync, correct?
     
  17. E2EK1EL, Apr 5, 2013
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