How to upgrade baseband

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Dec 7, 2011
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I have a Sprint iPhone 4S currently with a baseband of 1.0.13 and 5.0.1 os.

I have seen others with a higher baseband. I'm assuming that is an upgrade.

How do I upgrade my baseband?
 

Europa

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The baseband is updated when you update the firmware. Some firmware versions don't include baseband updates. The baseband version is only relevant for people with GSM (AT&T in the US) phones who rely an unlock so they can use an unofficial carrier like T-Mobile. You have a CDMA phone and you're with an official carrier so you don't need to worry about the baseband at all.
 

Leo

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If your phone is Factory Unlocked, baseband version doesn't matter. Upgrading your baseband isn't going to give you any new features or anything like that, it's just a security upgrade to prevent users from software unlocking their phones. Sprint is a CDMA network so your baseband won't matter much, unless you're selling your phone, which it may be worth while to get factory unlocked by Sprint anyways.


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