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Carrier Update to 14.2 - Any details on it?
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So as the title says, my iPhone 5 automatically updated the carrier settings to AT&T 14.2 by I'm unable to find anything different. Any idea what this carrier update was about? :smileytongue:
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Hey everyone, thanks for your posts about the Carrier Update for your iPhones. Check out Wireless Emergency Alerts Coming to iPhone 5, 4S which will explain the purpose of the update. It is possible that some customers will receive this udpate twice. If this happens to you, don't be alarmed, AT&T and Apple simply want to ensure an optimal device experience on our network. 

 

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Jun 27, 2013 1:56:54 AM
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I would like to know myself, what the update is for. 

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Nuked tethering if plan didn't have it, for one.

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Jun 27, 2013 3:09:20 AM
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jparniawski wrote:
Nuked tethering if plan didn't have it, for one.

explain in more detail - do you mean

 

1. removed the setting to tether if you did not have a data plan capable?

3. will not allow the device to act as a hotspot / tethering location?

 

 

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Jun 27, 2013 4:29:42 AM
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I think they meant removed the setting if your phone didn't have the appropriate plan to do so. But then again, the option shouldn't be there if you have the 3GB plan. So still a mystery... Searches coming up with nothing lol
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Evandela wrote:
I think they meant removed the setting if your phone didn't have the appropriate plan to do so. But then again, the option shouldn't be there if you have the 3GB plan. So still a mystery... Searches coming up with nothing lol

got the update, don;t have a tethering plan for the phone and still see the option. I still have the old unlimited plan

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Hey AT&T stop stripping down my iPhone you do not have the right to alter software on my phone or other customers phones that we paid for. YOU ARE A SERViCE provider not APPLE

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Gonna repot this to the FCC

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Edited by wingrider01 on Jun 27, 2013 at 6:34:05 AM

Andrewover09 wrote:
Hey AT&T stop stripping down my iPhone you do not have the right to alter software on my phone or other customers phones that we paid for. YOU ARE A SERViCE provider not APPLE

got the update, still have the ability and setting in the control panel. and I do not have a tethered plan. By the way, they do have the right to prevent you from tethering if you do not have a plan that supports it or change your data plan to one that allows it - read your agreement

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Jun 27, 2013 6:37:37 AM
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I can't find any info and so far nothing has changed on my iPhone 5 but the update number.

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Yeah can't can't find anything either on this update.. Wonder what in the world changed lol
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I just checked and noticed something not so good.

 

On June 24 I ran a speedtest on my iphone 5 (after 14.1 update) and noticed that my download speed was anywhere from 23.81 and 26.38 mpbs. Today, after several tests my download speed has slowed to between 5.06 and 8.98 mbps. What's up with that?

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I just checked mine and it did take a speed hit but not at my home still as low as its always been around 9.80 but at my wifes work it limited to 43.73 instead of 50 which is still fast but killed the upload to 5.10 from 15.00 so it looks like it can't run wide open any more.

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Although anything is possible.. I just did some snooping around tmobile's forums and it seems they too have received a carrier update to 14.2 but no details there either..
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Hey everyone, thanks for your posts about the Carrier Update for your iPhones. Check out Wireless Emergency Alerts Coming to iPhone 5, 4S which will explain the purpose of the update. It is possible that some customers will receive this udpate twice. If this happens to you, don't be alarmed, AT&T and Apple simply want to ensure an optimal device experience on our network. 

 

Thanks again! 


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Evandela wrote:
Although anything is possible.. I just did some snooping around tmobile's forums and it seems they too have received a carrier update to 14.2 but no details there either..

from what I gather the T-mobile relates to the new lte markets that they are opening. Can't remember if the 5 hsowed this before but I noticed it now says LTE in the upper left corner of the phone just past the bar indicator.

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AT@TJulieCS that was last weeks update why the no info on the one yesterday??

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Pretty sure it also nuked the 'hacked' carrier update that was out there that boosted speeds. Also, the filenames for the M-Cell logo file are different.

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Still no release notes? 14.1 (that's ONE, not TWO) added the emergency/government alerts. Best I can tell for now on 14.2, there is a slight change to the M-Cell logo, tethering option now greyed out for plans without the tethering option (mine used to let me go into the settings even though I had no option on my plan for tethering - now it's greyed out), and possibly breaks the fan-released hacked carrier update that boosted speed (as people are now complaining of slower speeds). Is there some NSA/CIA/DEA/FBI/etc...code to track us in there as well? Is that why there's no notes and you guys are keeping mum about it? [only 2 more months and I get to cancel my AT&T and go to a real carrier that lets you actually use your data the way you want with no idiotic contract in the way!!!!]

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AT@TJulieCS that was last weeks update why the no info on the one yesterday??

The update that you're seeing is the same as last week's update. 


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Julie...

 

This update REMOVED the emergency update alert options on my iPhone 5.  When 14.1 installed, they were there, now with 14.2 installed, they are gone.

 

Please advise.

 

Thanks,

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kpmercer wrote:

Julie...

 

This update REMOVED the emergency update alert options on my iPhone 5.  When 14.1 installed, they were there, now with 14.2 installed, they are gone.

 

Please advise.

 

Thanks,

Kevin


Just looked on a Iphone 5 in Settings --> Notifications and they are still at the bottom of the page  and I have 14.2 installed

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kpmercer wrote:

Julie...

 

This update REMOVED the emergency update alert options on my iPhone 5.  When 14.1 installed, they were there, now with 14.2 installed, they are gone.

 

Please advise.

 

Thanks,

Kevin


Thanks for letting us know kpmercer. We're certainly looking into the changes everyone here is reporting. Could you please send me via Private Message (top right, blue envelope) your phone's IMEI and your current OS version? 

 

Thank you

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Why the version number change then if we already had the same update a week ago?!?

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jparniawski wrote:

Why the version number change then if we already had the same update a week ago?!?


according to what I am seeing on the web, 14.1 was compromised for some additonal functionality. That maybe the reason behind 14.2.

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I too experienced the sam as Kevin. The Emergency updates are now not present in the Notification section of my iPhone 4 settings. I am curious as well.

 

Thanks,

Ed.

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I got 14.2 on my iPhone 4S this morning. While I still have the wireless alert notifications, I don't think they are working anymore.  Today there was a tornado watch and severe thunderstorm warning in my area.  It came through in apps like The Westher Channel app and the like, but nothing came through the new wireless alerts.  Just yesterday I got a flood alert as well as a bunch last week, so the alerts were working, but now don't.  Not that they were working well before as the wireless alerts came hours after the alerts were issued.  The Weather Channel and other weather apps sent notifications hours earlier. 

 

My iPad 2 3G AT&T still has 14.1, but it has no wireless alert notifications. 

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This update literally just applied to my iPhone 5.  One thing I can see is that even though the iPhone is supposedly connected to wifi and the wifi is active, the status bar is still showing "4G" in place of the wifi signal indicator.  My WEA alerts are still there (although my area isn't under any alerts at this time so I can't be positive they are working properly), my wifi hotspot festure can still be turned on and I still get the message that I need to contact AT&T to change my data plan if I want to enable it.

 

As for the WEA Alerts, yesterday my area was under some flood warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings.  I received alerts from the WEA alerts for the flood warnings, but not for the others.  I received alerts for all the warnings (and watches) from my other weather related apps (iMap Weather, MyWarn, etc.) so that wasn't an issue, but it was a little disappointing to get the flood warnings and not the others.  I just figured it was the way that the SPC and NOAA issues theor weather statements that triggered the ones I got or didn't trigger the ones I didn't get.  Perhaps it was a flaw in the carrier settings,  I don't know.

 

I can say add that a quick restart of my iPhone appears to have restored the wifi status indicator to the status bar.  I didn't like not having that, so I'm glad it only needed a restart to restore it back.


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Something to keep in mind if a wi-fi signal is to weak it will latch on to the stronger signal which can be 3G/4G or LTE.

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"...which will explain the purpose of the update. It is possible that some customers will receive this udpate twice."

 

They are NOT the same update.

 

"Is there some NSA/CIA/DEA/FBI/etc...code to track us in there as well? Is that why there's no notes and you guys are keeping mum about it?"

 

My data usage, that I monitored at AT&T's website, SKYROCKETED!  GPS info going, hmmm, where?

 

"The update that you're seeing is the same as last week's update."

 

No it isn't.  We're not stupid, you know.

 

"...according to what I am seeing on the web, 14.1 was compromised for some additonal functionality. That maybe the reason behind 14.2."

 

Most definitely!

 

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5122397?start=0&tstart=0

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