Hacked Verizon carrier update for iPhone and iPad may boost download speeds

BY Jason

Published 30 May 2013

Carrier Update

After releasing hacked carrier updates for AT&T and T-Mobile that enables Release 9 DC-HSPA+ on iPhone 5 for improved network performance, Joe of iTweakOS has now released a hacked carrier update for Verizon.

The hacked Verizon carrier update enables 1x Advanced and EVDO Rev. B on iPhone 5, iPad 3 and iPad 4, which the developer says should boost download speeds.

He explains how it works:

This hack enables 1x Advanced 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 thus allowing for better throughput of data and data connection. Throttling code was put in place to limit users to a certain amount of bandwidth on 3G and LTE but will now have a better opportunity for some faster speeds. This won’t increase signal so don’t expect it to like the AT&T version of this hack.

He also goes on to explain why some Verizon users may not see improvements after installing the hacked carrier update:

This hack does NOT guarantee that you will see any dramatic changes or any change at all as certain areas are simply limited because of population density, natural features that degrade signal, the traffic on a specific tower, and even the amount of spectrum the tower is limited to as not all LTE towers have been upgraded to 10MHz or more for higher bandwidth support. If you feel this hack has not helped you, we have provided a way back to defaults, if you choose to do so.

The hacked carrier update is available for iPhone 5, iPad 3, iPad 4 and the iPad mini. You can head over to iTweasiOS for the download links and how-to install the hacked carrier update. Please note that while you can install the hacked carrier update even on a non-jailbroken iOS device, the downside is that you will have to restore your device to revert back the changes. We’ve not been able to test it, so please proceed with caution.

If you successfully install the hacked carrier update, then let us know how it goes in the comments.


Hacked carrier update for AT&T

Hacked carrier update for T-Mobile USA