T-Mobile iPhone Users Can Now Update Devices To Get LTE And Visual Voicemail

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True to its word, T-Mobile just pushed out an update for all unlocked iPhones on their network that enables LTE, Visual Voicemail, HD Voice and more.

Users can get the update via OTA or manually updating through iTunes. The update doesn’t change the software version on your device, so if you’re worried about losing your jailbreak, this should be safe.

Here are the official notes from T-Mobile:

T-Mobile Carrier Update

Version

  • Compatible with iOS software version 6.1.X
    • This update will not change the software version on your device.
  • 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)
iOS software version 6.1.3

Version

  • iOS software version 6.1.3
  • Updated 3/19/2013

Features

  • Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the passcode and access the Phone app

Improvements

  • Improvements to Maps in Japan

Prerequisites

  • Any eligible iPhone
  • iOS software version – iOS 6.1.2
  • Device software is not jailbroken
  • 50% battery life or connected to a power source
  • Data connection or a computer with iTunes and internet access
  • 1GB available memory (File size of update is 1,065 MB)
iOS software version 6.1.2

Version

  • iOS software version 6.1.2
  • Updated 2/19/2013

Features

  • Fixes an exchange calendar bug that potentially caused an increase in network activity and reduced battery life.

Improvements

  • Improvements to battery life

Prerequisites

  • Any eligible iPhone
  • iOS software version – iOS 6.1.1
  • Device software is not jailbroken
  • 50% battery life or connected to a power source
  • Data connection or a computer with iTunes and internet access
  • 1GB available memory (File size of update is 882 MB)
Related
  • Adrayven

    Technically, it’s not released. T-mo just posted the update specs.. thats it.. the update comes from Apple, not T-mobile.

    No one in t-mobile forums or apple discussion boards has received it yet.

  • technochick

    Technically, it’s not released. T-mo just posted the update specs.. thats it.. the update comes from Apple, not T-mobile.

    Technically that isn’t true. Carrier updates can be via iTunes or via the phone’s cell data connection directly from the carrier

  • bondr006

    It’s 17:38 EST and I don’t have it yet. I have an unlocked iPhone 5 on the T-mobile network and just checked for updates….and nothing so far. I checked for updates directly on the phone and hooked to my computer via iTunes, and nothing either place.

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