T-Mobile carrier update now available for unlocked iPhone 5 models, enables LTE and Visual Voicemail


As noted by our friends at TmoNews, the iOS carrier update is available for T-Mobile users with unlocked iPhone 5s. The update will enable LTE support as well as Visual Voicemail. Here’s everything you need to know:

T-Mobile Carrier Update


iOS software version 6.1
Updated 4/05/2013
Available to all eligible iPhones using a T-Mobile SIM card


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


  • Battery life (result of network/device optimization)


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)


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  • jabombardier

    I just tried it and there isn’t an update. Will try later.

  • A1iRaja

    No update on iPhone 5 yet. I

  • jabombardier

    @A1iRaja I am starting to think it wasn’t released today at all

  • A1iRaja

    @jabombardier Everyone Tech Company is reporting it

  • datDAMNmexican

    where is the update? i was all excited and what not! whats going on.

  • datDAMNmexican

    i got the update but i did something to get it git it a shot. first what I did was went to carrier then where it says automatic I turned it off after that I went to be about menu and waited about 10 seconds roughly the phone automatically turned the carrier back to automatic and while in the about menu a little message came up asking if I wanted to do a carrier update one down side is that once you do update the update eliminates free tethering therefore it takes away your free personal hotspot

  • jabombardier

    @datDAMNmexican it worked! Thanks for the tip! Not having the free tethering capability isn’t important for me but it will hurt for those who want it.

  • datDAMNmexican

    @jabombardier no problem lol I was just messing around with it and that’s how I got the update but I’m sure with the next jailbreak you’ll be able to tweak it to get free hotspot

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