New iOS Update for 4S ONLY: 5.0.1...build 9A406!

Leo

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Still 5.0.1, but apparently solves SIM and "No Service" issues that some 4S users have...with an extra Easter egg. I found the story at:
http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/15/2638974/apple-releases-new-build-of-ios-5-0-1-for-iphone-4s

Well-known iOS hacker MuscleNerd recently tweeted an unusual observation about the update: it's the first official 4S firmware with an accessible encryption key for the main file system, meaning you can browse the file system from a PC unimpeded. Lots of folks are pointing out that this means users will be able to get at Siri's files without committing piracy, and that could lead to a field day for Siri hacks. There's no official word from Apple at this point on exactly what's changed.
 

iphonewarrior

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My phone is not showing an update available. And I'm still on build 9A405


White iPhone 4S 32GB.
2011 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz 8GB 15".
White iPad 2 32GB.
iPod Nano 16GB 2010.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

You may need to connect your device to iTunes and update that way.
 
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I'm still on the older version and I can't update. Nothing in OTA and nothing in iTunes.

Bummer too because I just started having the no service problem about 3 days ago.
 

iphonewarrior

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I'm still on the older version and I can't update. Nothing in OTA and nothing in iTunes.

Bummer too because I just started having the no service problem about 3 days ago.

One way to ensure you get the new version of iOS 5.0.1 - restore the device. Delete iOS 5.0.1 from your computer and hit restore. iTunes will automatically download the latest iOS and install said firmware on your device :)
 

Europa

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IMO, the only ones who should go to the trouble of restoring to get 5.0.1 version 2 are those who are experiencing SIM card errors.
 
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IMO, the only ones who should go to the trouble of restoring to get 5.0.1 version 2 are those who are experiencing SIM card errors.
Well, in 4.5 hours I haven't seen a "searching" message on my phone while I was sending texts or pictures. So I think it helped.
 
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Yeah, that's what I meant by SIM errors.
Oh, i didn't know it was a sim error that was causing it. Actually, i didn't even know there was a software problem till I saw this post. i just thought ATT was having issues here. I was kinda hoping they were in the process of a 3G install. :p I think there will be 9G or data will be beamed into our heads before we see 3G.