Folks at iTweakOS who have released hacked carrier updates for T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon to boost download speeds, have now released the hacked carrier updates for Sprint.
The hacked Sprint carrier update like the hacked Verizon carrier update enables 1x Advanced and EVDO Rev. B on iPhone 5, which the developer says will increase data speeds on Sprint.
Joe of iTweakOS explains:
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.
He also goes on to add that some Sprint 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, and the traffic on a specific tower. 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 only for iPhone 5. 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. Please proceed with caution.
If you successfully install the hacked carrier update, then let us know how it goes in the comments.
Thanks Joe for the tip!
If you’re an T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon user, then click on the appropriate link for more details about the hacked carrier update for your network: