Text from AT&T about new software version

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  1. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Just wanted to see if anyone else got a text from AT&T stating a newer version of software was available for my iPhone 4. When I plugged my phone in, the new software available states 4.2. Previously it was 4.2.1. Anyone else get this?

    I'm currently JB'd on 4.1 Not sure if this is old news or what but I never got a text from them before about this.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Interesting
    I have received texts in the past for things
    But I did not receive anything like this
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Years ago I used to get texts from AT&T, I havent got one with any firmware updates lately.
     
  4. ripper998 macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I got one too. I am on 4.2.1 with the redsn0w tether jb. Not at home to see if it's true or not yet.
     
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    h1r0ll3r thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Not sure what 4.2 holds in store but it's weird since I never get texts like this from AT&T. Apple's website has even changed to reflect 4.2.
     

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  6. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, you're already on 4.2.1 and you have a text? Interesting
     
  7. ripper998 macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Maybe because our phones are JB??
     
  8. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    I'm confused...if the current version of the system software is 4.2.1, how can 4.2 be a "newer" version?
    The only thing I can think of is that, since you are on 4.1, it assumes you want to upgrade to 4.2. Once you do that, it would probably prompt you to go to 4.2.1.
    But since you are jailbroken, you probably don't want to do either!
     
  9. h1r0ll3r thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I had to restore my phone awhile back. When I plugged my phone in, it specifically said that 4.2.1 was available. Now it's saying 4.2 is available. I'm just curious as to what happened to the ".1" for the new(er) OS. I'm guessing they obviously would've had to change something otherwise why make the change?

    And yes, I have no intention on updating to 4.2(.1). At least not just yet :D
     
  10. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    This is nothing new.

    Ever since the 4.2.1 update was released iTunes refers to it as "4.2" on the page shown in Post 5.

    When you actually install the update iTunes will report that your device has 4.2.1 installed.
     
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  13. haroonie macrumors newbie

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    just got one of these texts. have all versions of the iphone with att; this is the first time in a while from i can remember them informing of updates.
     
  14. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    maybe it's an update for that hotspot thing that verizon iphones have
     
  15. Xian Zhu Xuande macrumors 6502a

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    I got it. Not jailbroken (but was before).

    Maybe AT&T just feels a little lonely, you know, with all the Verizon attention at all, and just wanted to come up with some reason to remind us they care (even if they are just a wee bit dysfunctional).

    Nope.
     
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  17. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Just got text.
     

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  19. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Maybe AT&T is expecting existing Verizon customers to switch to CDMA iPhone, find CDMA limiting, and switch to ATT?

    If AT&T give the hotspot for free, then I'll upgrade. Until then (or an untethered JB) I'll keep my iPhone 4 4.1 jailbreak so I can tether when I travel.
     
  20. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the clarification! Appreciate it!
     
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    I got it. JB on 4.0.1. I"ll ignore AT&T's little help note.
     
  23. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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    Is their any way they can force us to update?
     
  24. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think so. It's not an over the air update like Android. Maybe they could say that only i4's with firmware XYZ can connect to the cell network, but they haven't yet.
     
  25. Aatos.1 macrumors 6502

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    Apple is in control. It's always been that way. No worries about anyone else.
     

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