iPhone T-Mobile carrier update for LTE, VM, etc come in iOS update

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by darricksailo, Apr 2, 2013.

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Will you update to 6.1.x or stay on 6.0-6.1.2?

  1. No, I'll keep my jailbreak

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  2. Yes, I'm updating for LTE

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  3. Yes, I'm updating for Visual Voicemail

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  4. Yes, I'm updating for other features not mentioned here

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  1. darricksailo, Apr 2, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2013

    darricksailo macrumors 601

    darricksailo

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    #1
    According to tmonews, the carrier update for the iPhone to support T-Mobile's LTE, visual voicemail, and other network settings will come in the form of an iOS update. Looks like it's a choice between jailbreak and LTE for some. I'll personally be staying with my jailbreak :D

    How about you guys? Or will you guys just use the current jailbreak method for LTE?

    http://www.tmonews.com/2013/04/t-mo...lte-for-unlocked-iphone-devices-on-april-5th/
     
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Carrier update is not an iOS update.

    It just updates the carriers settings. You can except that and stay on your current firmware
     
  3. darricksailo thread starter macrumors 601

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    In tmonews, the beginning words of the quote is "The T-Mobile Carrier Update is a minor iOS software update that enables official iPhone support by T-Mobile."

    It said "minor iOS software update" so I assumed that was an iOS update. Unless that means otherwise?
     
  4. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    It means otherwise…

    it only updates the carrier settings, nothing more.

    "/System/Library/Carrier Bundles/ - bundles provided with the firmware image. Starting with iOS 4.2, carrier bundles are stored in a subfolder of this path.
    If two bundles with the same name exist in both paths, the one on user partition takes preference. This allows Apple to update carrier bundles without releasing a whole new OS."

    http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Carrier_Bundle
     
  5. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    Based off that quote, it sounds like it could be a 6.1.4 to enable these features. If it was a carrier update, seen here - http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5526 then it won't require a patch for iOS. I remember when AT&T first launched MMS for the iPhones and you had to go through this route to enable it.
     
  6. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    from the article:
    "T-Mobile is sending out a carrier update"

    the article tag also mentions ipcc, the carrier bundle
     
  7. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I do remember receiving AT&T carrier updates separate from iOS updates, but when recent networks overseas switched on LTE, Apple had to issue 6.1 to enable that functionality.

    Thus, I would assume an iOS update will be required along with another passcode fix in 6.1.4.
     
  8. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    6.1 was a bit more than the LTE support, especially the exchange bug was solved in that.
     
  9. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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  10. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    that might be true but apple did release iOS 6.1.2 LTE for several countries yet it was only a matter of a carrier file knowing apple this might force you to update...
     
  11. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Again, also the 6.1.2 update was for several reason's the LTE support not being the most important.

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    To have full LTE/AWS support you need a new phone, the carrier update will thus be for existing IP5 only; the hardware tweaked version is released on the 12th.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/02...mail-support-for-unlocked-iphones-on-april-5/

    "TmoNews reports that T-Mobile USA has issued an internal memo announcing that it will release a new carrier update on April 5 that will add LTE support for unlocked iPhones running on its network."

    We'll see :D
     
  12. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    The tmobile document says "minor iOS software update". Who knows, it's useless to bicker over. And with the refarm, AWS will be useless shortly anyways.
     
  13. TriJetHero, Apr 5, 2013
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  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You don't need a whole iOS update to enable or install such carrier config settings.
    Those are separate.
     

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