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T-Mobile iPhone 5 Update Rolling Out Now with LTE, HD Voice Support

by Todd Haselton | April 5, 2013April 5, 2013 1:30 pm PST

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Right on schedule, T-Mobile is officially pushing out its iPhone 5 update for customers who are currently using a device from AT&T on its network. The update enables several features, including visual voicemail, improved battery life and more. Most importantly, however, it activates AWS LTE on the T-Mobile and “officially unlocked AT&T iPhone 5” as well as HD Voice and AWS HSPA+ on the “new 3013 AT&T iPhone 5 only.”

If you want T-Mobile’s official branded iPhone 5, you can pre-order it beginning today for $99. The device will ship on April 12.

All of the information on the update, which will be applied over-the-air, is included below.

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) 
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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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