iPhone Verizon Wireless users can now finally join the modified carrierparty. Joseph Brown has released the modified Carrier Update for Verizon which includes enhancements for LTE signal speeds, Advanced 1x and EVDO Rev. B for the iPhone 5 and iPad 3.4 and iPad. Previous to this, Joseph was released on Carrier File from AT&T which has undoubtedly improved the lives of many who felt the low speed after x amount of consumption and also T-Mobile to improve much the performance of these both LTE equipment such as 4G.
This hack Enables Advanced 1x and EVDO Rev. B on the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, 4, and mini as well as Enhancing LTE data speeds. Though Verizon is limited to EVDO Rev. A, the device itself Becomes more open to an Increased amount of bandwidth Malthus Allowing for better throughput of data and data connection. Throttling code was put in place to limit users to a Un certain amount of bandwidth on 3G and LTE but will now have a better opportunity for some faster speeds. This will not Increase signal so do not expect it to like the AT & T version of this hack.
Joseph Carrier Hack mentions that this is rather in terms of speed but not improve the reception of equipment as does AT & T. Apparently this hack removes the code Throtling practice that exists in each of the original Update Carrier.
The steps are similar to AT & T, these are as follow:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone 5 to iTunes and make a backup in case anything happens.
Step 2: Download the modified “Carrier Update”.
Step 3: Enable iTunes to allow Carrier Bundles are installed. (This function disable Apple makes several versions).
Windows users, open Command Prompt and write from cd on. (Choose your version if 64bit or 32bit)
64 bit: cd “C: Program Files (x86) iTunes” and then writes: iTunes.exe / setPrefInt carrier-testing 1
32 bit: cd “C: Program FilesiTunes” and then writes: iTunes.exe / setPrefInt carrier-testing 1
Step 5: Mac users draw a search of the “Terminal” application on your Mac and write;
defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing-bool true
Step 6: Once you do step 4 or 5 (depending if you have Mac or PC) Close iTunes and reopen it. Search the iPhone management screen in iTunes that says “Update” or “Check for Update” and will push this option holding ALT-OPTION key if you are on Mac or SHIFT if you’re on PC. Dialog appears “Browse” seeks Update Carrier modified file you downloaded.
Step 7: This will apply the update
You can verify if it was successfully installed by opening the Settings> General> About and verify that the version says “Carrier Update: Verizon 14.1”
Step 8: Re-start your iPhone before doing any test.
Same procedure but with this file. [Download]
To reverse what has been done, follow these steps:
- Without Jailbreak: Navigate to Settings> General> Reset> Erase All Content and Settings and let the computer re-start and fall at the iTunes screen. Once you’re there, tell iTunes you restore the most recent backup.
- With Jailbreak: You need to have installed iFile (From Cydia) or with a program on your computer as DiskAid, navigate to / var / mobile / Library / Carrier Bundles / iPhone (or iPad) and delete the folder that says ATT_US.bundle or Verizon_LTE_US. bundle as well as the files located in / var / mobile / Library / Carrier Bundles / overlay. Once complete, re-start your computer. If the data appears as only 3G signal, re-start your computer again and do not panic this is normal.
Additional article about modified carrier update
- AT&T Carrier modified by Hackers improves data speed performance
- Hacked Sprint modified Carrier Update release to speed up iPhone 5