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AT&T Carrier Settings Update in iTunes

AT&T Carrier Settings Update in iTunes

Posted February 7, 2009 at 1:00pm by iClarified
AT&T users may have noticed a new Carrier Settings update in iTunes today. What are Carrier Settings Updates?

From Apple's Knowledge Base

iTunes 7.7 and later has the ability to update the carrier specific settings on iPhone with iPhone 2.0 software or later. Carrier settings updates are small files (about 10k) that are downloaded from iTunes to be installed on your iPhone. The carrier settings can include updates to the default APN (how iPhone accesses the carrier's cellular data network), special dialing codes at Settings > Phone > [Carrier] Services, default settings for Stocks, Maps, Weather, and other items.

So what is in the update? After extracting the .ipcc file, we saw two new images. Both for AT&T's upcoming 3G MicroCell we wrote about here. The images will most likely be used to indicate if you are on the 3G MicroCell "Network."

AT&T Carrier Settings Update in iTunes
(The other image is a grayed out version of this)

AT&T's 3G MicroCell might be coming sooner than we think.

AT&T Carrier Settings Update in iTunes
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Jeff - February 8, 2009 at 2:34pm
I Agree, I already have a mini Repeater here just to get AT&T signal to my iPhone, NOW they want to Charge me for setting there equipment up to MY Broadband and Charge Me?.. Your Right, They should GIVE these to the people that are having trouble and not trying to Extort Money for what's already been paid for! And Now what to change LOGO's to make it fancy!.. This is a real trip on AT&T's Part..
jfgonzalez2324 - February 7, 2009 at 1:40pm
HEllo, is this AT&T Carrier Setting Update is it SAFE to download or not? would it affect my unlock iphone? THank you!!!
REL - February 7, 2009 at 2:10pm
I was wondering the same thing, while not unlocked I am jailbroken.
mateen - February 7, 2009 at 2:40pm
I haven't tested it on an unlocked phone, however, my phone is jailbroken, and activated with at&t. It worked fine for me. No problems what-so-ever
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Howard Jacobs - February 7, 2009 at 6:20pm
I tested it on my jailbroken unlocked phone and it had no affect on the either the jailbreak or unlock
chris - February 24, 2009 at 9:32pm
i use PdaNet reguarly on a jailbroken phone. after updating to 2.2.1, PdaNet still works flawlessly. i know this doesnt answer your question, but it may help.
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