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12-16-2011, 04:26 PM #1
Wanna Know Why Apple Released A Revised iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S Users?
iPhone 4S users have been complaining about SIM card problems.
Remember yesterday when we told you that because of the iOS 5.0.1 revision for iPhone 4S users, the Siri files were wide open and could lead to a perfectly legal port for iPhone 4 owners? We have wondered why Apple released this iOS 5.0.1 revision (new build: 9A406 and old build: 9A405) instead of simply releasing a software update. Now, MacRumors found an Apple support document that seems to explain everything – or at least most of it.
The filesystem for the iOS 5.0.1 revision is open as MuscleNerd said in a Tweet on Twitter yesterday. That, we still don't know why, but it seems that the reasoning for the iOS 5.0.1 revision was to fix a problem with the iPhone 4S not recognizing that a SIM card was inside the iPhone 4S. From the picture above, you can see a common message that people would receive when trying to use their iPhone 4S while having the error. The error message pops up as a blue prompt and contains the message, "No SIM card installed" which can pop up regardless if there was a SIM installed in the iPhone 4S or not. Apple notes in their support document that the iOS 5.0.1 bug could have caused either of the two following problems:
- "Invalid SIM" or "No SIM Card installed" alert appears intermittently.
- Status bar displays "No Service" or "Searching" in a location with good network coverage.
While it is strange that Apple released a revised iOS 5.0.1 firmware, something that they have never done before, maybe it was a good thing that they did so. For one, since the revision was only necessary for those using iPhone 4S devices and not iPhone 4 devices or iPhone 3GS devices, Apple was able to release a fix only to those that needed it instead of forcing everyone; even those not having the problem, to deal with a software update. Another thing would be that because of the new OTA (Over The Air) updating system, Apple can push out patches to certain devices with the click of a button instead of forcing people to put their busy lives on hold to tether up to iTunes to re-install such a simple update. Regardless of OTA though, Apple seems to recommend that you tether to iTunes and restore to update anyways. I guess not all users will be happy with this so deemed, "quick fix."
12-16-2011, 04:28 PM #2
Hey that's what my regular iPhone 4 does every time I drop it. It says no sim for a few minutes, then it comes back to life. I'm on 4.3.3.
12-16-2011, 04:43 PM #3
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12-16-2011, 05:36 PM #5
The explanation in this article doesn't make any sense. Users who already have the older build with of 5.01 are unable to take the update OTA. You'd have to do a full restore via iTunes. It is more likely this build was released to support the release of the phone in additional countries today. Those phones likely shipped with 5.0 and will be able to take the new update..
12-16-2011, 05:53 PM #6
I never had this problem and don't know anyone who does. Sounds more like a hardware problem than software.
12-16-2011, 06:00 PM #7
12-16-2011, 06:26 PM #8
Ok so here's my question, will we need the revised version of 5.0.1 in order to get this Siri port (if released). Also, I dumped my APTickets for 5.0 then updated to 5.0.1 (before revision) and saved those tickets as well, then downgraded back to 5.0 (i4 user), so if I go into iTunes now and update will I get the new revision of 5.0.1? I'm asking because I'll do that so I can also dump the tickets for the revised 5.0.1 in case it'll be needed for a Siri port in the future. Then I can always downgrade back to 5.0 or 5.0.1 unrevised if necessary for anything. Also will the redsn0w tethered JB for 5.0.1 also work on the new revised 5.0.1?
Or was this revision only sent out to 4s users?
12-16-2011, 06:33 PM #9
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12-16-2011, 07:07 PM #11
sounds like the infamous sim card shorted to sim card tray push arm. i use to get this error message every now and then. but once i covered the push square on the sim tray (release pin pushes on this), the error never came back. when releaseing the sim tray with the tool, a push arm inside the phone presses up on the sim tray's square peg. often times, the push arm still touches the square peg even if your not trying to release the tray. this results in a shorting of the sim card as the tray and push arm are all made of metal. simply tape it with thin tape.. problem solved.
12-16-2011, 07:29 PM #12
My other question if they rereleased the iOS update 5.0.1 why can't I Update over the air! I'll have to restore I guess?(I noticed the guy above mentioned this too!)
12-16-2011, 08:19 PM #13
12-16-2011, 08:33 PM #14
I have one IPhone 4 and 4s on ios5. The 4s is an official unlocked phone. When I popped in my China Mobile sim card and Vodafone sim, it showed no service. Then I had to use manual select to pick the correct carrier.
12-16-2011, 09:24 PM #15
My sim lock on me when i update to 5.0.1. Had to call stupid at&t to get lock code to use iphone.
12-17-2011, 01:01 AM #16
Never had this problem had my 4s since release .
12-17-2011, 07:28 AM #17
I have a 4S and can't seem to get the new 5.0.1. I mean it's no big deal but it's just strange that I cannot download it. I check Software Update on my phone and it tells me I'm up to date, I plug it up to my MacBook and it tells me I'm up to date, but it still says I have version 9A405 on my phone...any ideas?
12-17-2011, 07:41 AM #18
I have an iphone 4 (not the 4 s) and had this issue on mine the other day, it's never dropped only loved!.
I tried turning it off and on, removed sim/ re-inserted no joy. The only way to fix it was to delete network settings.
Looks like us iphone 4 users also need this revised upadte...how do we go about that?
12-17-2011, 01:57 PM #19
And yes revised firmware is only for the 4S sorry to shatter your hopes.
12-17-2011, 02:17 PM #20