New updated iOS 5.1.1 build only for iPhone 4 GSM version
It seems that for Apple iPhone owners of the iPhone 4 GSM version a new iOS update has just been quietly released that is not available for other iOS devices. A new revised iOS 5.1.1 build is now available but only for that particular iOS device and it’s also not known what the new build is for.
iOS 5.1.1 was only recently released for iOS devices so it’s a little intriguing that a revision of the operating system has come out for one device only, and so soon after the latest iOS release. The first build of iOS 5.1.1 released to the public was build 9B206 whilst the latest update is 9B208. As this is only a few builds newer it’s most likely that it’s for some sort of minor fix that was only necessary for the iPhone 4 GSM device. An updated iOS 5.1.1 has not been launched for other iOS devices and neither has there been any information that there’s one just about to come.
News of the iOS 5.1.1 revised build for the iPhone 4 GSM version (AT&T’s in US) comes to us from The Next Web and was revealed in a tweet from iOS hacker iH8sn0w. Evidently this is not available for those who are already using the initial iOS 5.1.1 build with that device. It is only available for new iOS 5.1.1 installs and Apple has not informed what alterations are in the latest build. You can see the firmware download link at The Next Web (linked to above) or go to Settings>General>Software Update on your device or plug the device into iTunes.
Apple Insider also discusses this new revised iOS 5.1.1 for the iPhone 4 (GSM) and notes that it arrived on the same day as the Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak arrived, as we reported yesterday. However it seems highly unlikely that the two events are connected. We’d like to hear your thoughts on this revised iOS 5.1.1 build for only the GSM version of the iPhone 4 and if anyone spots any changes then do let us know by sending your comments.