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Apple pushes out iOS 5.1.1 update revision for GSM iPhone 4

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Apple on Friday released a second version of iOS 5.1.1 designed for the GSM iPhone 4, though it failed to comment on what changes had been made to the mobile operating system or why it only affects one specific iPhone model.

As noted in a tweet by iPhone hacker iH8sn0w, build number 9B208 is an iPhone 4 (GSM)-only version of iOS 5.1.1 that was quietly pushed out without explanation after reportedly being compiled on Thursday morning, reports The Next Web.

The original iOS 5.1.1 update was released on May 7 and brought various improvements including fixes for HDR photo and AirPlay video bugs.

iPhone 4 owners on GSM networks can download the over-the-air update via iPhone's Software Update found in the settings menu or by physically connecting the handset to iTunes.

Earlier today, the latest untethered Absinthe v2.0 jailbreak was made available, though it is unlikely that the iOS re-release is somehow related.
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Must be a cellular radio related fix I would guess?  

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My AT&T iPhone 4 says it's up to date. I wonder if it simply isn't available for GSM iPhone 4's at this time or if it's only for certain GSM iPhone 4's.

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post #4 of 29

Not available to my iPhone 4 AT&T, says I'm current OTA and in iTunes.

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My AT&T iPhone 4 shows up to date.
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Looks like they will continue to sign both iOS 5.1.1 builds, 9B206 and 9B208. I have the former and neither iTunes nor Software Update on my iPhone 4S allow me to "upgrade" to 9B208, the one that was released yesterday. They had two builds of another iOS version before. 9A405 and 9A406. I don't remember that it mattered before, so could it be that Apple is just trying something out? That would be some co-incidence, though, but they do happen.

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Same here, no update available for either AT&T iPhone 4 that I have.
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No update available for our UK IPhone 4s (plural) OTA here either.


Edit: iPhone capitalised "iPhone", what?
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My iPhone 4 (AT&T) in system stats says [ system build 9B206 ] but also says software is up to date...


Edited by not1lost - 5/26/12 at 10:51am
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Nothing showing for my dads iPhone 4 via the software update settings just now in the uk.
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Edited by not1lost - 5/26/12 at 11:59am
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As I looked up my system build I looked over my system log and found this -[ I highlighted in red ] does this mean that AT&T is "Throttling my internet access?" (this is just a small part of a very long log...)

No.

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Thanks!

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No.

They don't have to they couldn't make it any slower if they tried.

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Must be a cellular radio related fix I would guess?  

 

Actually perhaps not. According to my sources, the previous update wiped the diags reporting that the techs use when trying to figure out what's up with your phone. Crash logs and such. So this might be a quiet change to not do that since it makes it look like your software is fine when perhaps it's not and they could be swapping hardware that was not faulty (which gets expensive after a few 10s of thousands of times)

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My AT&T iPhone 4 says it's up to date. I wonder if it simply isn't available for GSM iPhone 4's at this time or if it's only for certain GSM iPhone 4's.

 

It's not likely to report on a phone that already has 5.1.1 on it. They did a revision of the 5.0.1 as I recall and it didn't show either. If you did the OTA last time there's not a version of 5.1.1 on your computer, if you did restore it might trigger a download of the new software. 

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I don't know where you are, but my speed with AT&T on my 4S is quite acceptable. It's typically anywhere between 1-5Mbps in my area. 

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I don't know where you are, but my speed with AT&T on my 4S is quite acceptable. It's typically anywhere between 1-5Mbps in my area. 

My speed runs about the same... I was just looking through my log files with my "System Status" App and noticed it said "Throttled" in a few places; didn't know what it meant, but from all the talk about being throttled I thought it might be that... I used to be with Verizon and my speed and all service with AT&T is MUCH better here in the midwest.

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Here it is:

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Unfortunately, this new rerelease 5.1.1 does kill the new Absinthe jailbreak, the iDevices will get an error upon reboot and go into recovery mode. Even the Absinthe 2.0.1 jailbreak will not work on this renewed 5.1.1. :( So those who have jailbreaked with 5.1.1 (old version) do not upgrade to this new reposted 5.1.1.

 
 
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Unfortunately, this new rerelease 5.1.1 does kill the new Absinthe jailbreak, the iDevices will get an error upon reboot and go into recovery mode. Even the Absinthe 2.0.1 jailbreak will not work on this renewed 5.1.1. :( So those who have jailbreaked with 5.1.1 (old version) do not upgrade to this new reposted 5.1.1.

 
 

 

Thank you.  I came here to post that information as well.

 

I am not a fan of jailbreaking but for those who aren't using jailbreaking for illegal piracy I believe they should be able to jailbreak should they choose to do so.

 

I encourage everyone to place a feature request with Apple so jailbreaking is no longer necessary:

 

Gatekeeper for iOS

Assign Default App to designate the default app for specific functions (calendar, contacts, mail, etc.)

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Thank you.  I came here to post that information as well.

 

I am not a fan of jailbreaking but for those who aren't using jailbreaking for illegal piracy I believe they should be able to jailbreak should they choose to do so.

 

I encourage everyone to place a feature request with Apple so jailbreaking is no longer necessary:

.)

 

1. Apple has zero obligation to avoid breaking jailbreaks. Same as supporting devices with software failures or even software controlled hardware failures after you jailbreak. 

 

2. for every previously only by jailbreak feature that Apple adds there will be another new feature that folks well say make jail breaking necessary

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1. Apple has zero obligation to avoid breaking jailbreaks. Same as supporting devices with software failures or even software controlled hardware failures after you jailbreak. 

 

2. for every previously only by jailbreak feature that Apple adds there will be another new feature that folks well say make jail breaking necessary

 

1.  Who indicated they do?

 

2.  Thus, the feature request for Gatekeeper for iOS with the ability to assign the default app for a given function.  If you can install any app from any developer on your iPhone in combination with the ability to assign a default app then jailbreaking is unnecessary.  Anyone could host an app store on which anyone can submit apps, said apps could be from "identified developers" or from "anywhere." 

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 If you can install any app from any developer on your iPhone in combination with the ability to assign a default app then jailbreaking is unnecessary.  Anyone could host an app store on which anyone can submit apps, said apps could be from "identified developers" or from "anywhere." 
Buy an android phone if you want to do that. Some of us like the idea that apps are vetted prior to release in the iTunes store. That way you see fewer crap apps and more quality ones. Now, I'm not saying they are all great apps in the iTunes store...just fewer bad ones.
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Buy an android phone if you want to do that. Some of us like the idea that apps are vetted prior to release in the iTunes store. That way you see fewer crap apps and more quality ones. Now, I'm not saying they are all great apps in the iTunes store...just fewer bad ones.

 

Don't read posts out of context.

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Yes, I believe this is coming!  About time too!

 

 

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I encourage everyone to place a feature request with Apple so jailbreaking is no longer necessary:

 

Gatekeeper for iOS

Assign Default App to designate the default app for specific functions (calendar, contacts, mail, etc.)

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Don't read posts out of context.
I don't believe I have...you just didn't like my response.
You know, Gatekeeper to me looks like the dumbing down of what makes OS X so reliable, so that power users and enterprise users can have more control. Apple offers many native, as well as 3rd party solutions for most user's issues already. Gatekeeper looks just like the Windows equivalent when it showed up on Vista. That annoying little window that pops up asking you to confirm everything you do.

I believe most, if not all, commonusers could care less about installing apps not approved by apple.

Going back to your post about default apps...I believe Apple has done a pretty outstanding job of integrating your contacts, calendars, email, etc. into the native apps. I thought the iPhone 2 with exchange pretty much solved that problem and continues to add more abilities to integrate 3rd party providers with each subsequent update.

To me all these features that people keep demanding Apple come out with...those features, to me, sound like the PC world trying to make Apple more like the PC. Personally, I like Apple making sure their hardware and software "just work". And in most instances, their native solutions are better than a 3rd party. For example, there have been many times on my iPad that I wished I had one of the "missing 5 apps" and been equally pissed when the app store provides alternate apps that just don't work as well, or are over complicated. Apple spends a lot of time, money and care making sure they have the best and most secure digital computing experience for the end user, and by opening up the walls to the garden to make several tiers, to me, is a mistake. You don't have to agree with me.

Sure, there are many things I'd like apple to improve, but I'd like them to improve the already great apps they've developed rather than just find one that does the thing I want just not everything else as well as the native app. Like putting the single/double quote marks and collon/semicollon on the home keyboard's first screen...on the iPad that is. Or better organization of emoji' keyboard. Or the ability to update my podcasts from my device rather than to re-sync to a computer. Maybe iTunes-Match does that. Sure you can go to the itunes store to download new episodes, but it should know your subscribed podcasts, or at least take you directly to the podcast homepage as a link. Sure I can use down-cast but when there Is an app that does 90% everything you want flawlessly and 10% that doesn't, or an app that satisfies the 10% and does 50% of the rest well enough...I'd rather have the 90%.

To me, if you want a computing experience that offers complete flexibility regardless of consequence to the reliability of the OS, the hardware or the software...Google and MS have solutions for you. Gatekeeper will probably arrive on iOS at somepoint, so don't you worry...Just don't expect apple to support you after that unapproved app has hacked your phone.

You know, I think this the the one time where a "Pro" version of iOS devices might make sense.
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I don't believe I have...

 

Yet, your belief is incorrect.

 

blah... blah... blah... "The features you suggest are stupid.  Here are a bunch of features I want which aren't stupid."  What an absurd post.

 

You are correct about one thing.  I don't have to agree with you.  I don't even have to read your posts.


Edited by MacBook Pro - 5/27/12 at 4:59am
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Is it snappier??? :)

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