If you have been keeping up with iJailbreak lately then you will realize over the last month or so we have seen hacked carrier updates released for the iPhone and cellular iPad to increase network performance (and even improve coverage in some cases) for carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon.
All of these hacked iOS carrier updates were created by the bright minds over at iTweakiOS and it looks like they don’t have plans of slowing down. A new hacked carrier update was released for Sprint this time and it will increase your network performance. This particular hacked carrier update is only compatible with the iPhone 5 at the time of writing this article and is aimed at improving 3G speeds.
iTweakiOS has provided a technical breakdown of how it all works that you can read about in the quoted area below:
This hack enables 1x Advanced and EVDO Rev. B on the iPhone 5 enhancing EVDO 3G data speeds. Though Sprint is limited to EVDO Rev. A, the device itself becomes more open to an increased amount of bandwidth thus allowing for better throughput of data and data connection. Already intact coding within the carrier files also showed signs that Sprint has 1x Advanced support on their network. So, how knows? This may actually enable something new. Throttling code was put in place to limit users to a certain amount of bandwidth on 3G only as well and has now been removed. As for LTE, no throttling codes were put in place to limit users’ bandwidth nor was any band preference coding put into place to limit users on coverage. This won’t increase signal so don’t expect it to like the AT&T version of this hack nor does it increase LTE as it was not limited in the first place.
As always you can find the instructions for applying this hacked carrier update to your non-Jailbroken or Jailbroken iPhone 5 over at iTweakiOS. Be sure to let us know how this particular one works for you in the comments section below.
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