This little hack will speed up your Apple iPhone 5 on T-Mobile
It was obvious something was a bit broken in the update and two crafty hackers took on the task to find out exactly what. @joe012594 and @cooldayr2 bring the solution hacking the carrier update, “increasing the amount of bandwidth allowing for better throughput of data and data connection.”
Good news is the hack does not break any of the improvements that come with this update. The full instructions with plentiful technical details are at the source below and you don’t need to have your iPhone jailbroken for this to work. This little hack works on both the official T-Mobile iPhone 5 and the AT&T or unlocked iPhone 5.
Before and after the hack.
1. Plug your iPhone 5 into iTunes and backup the device so you won’t lose anything.
2. In the device itself, tap the “Settings” app and navigate to “General > Reset > Erase all content and Settings”
3. Once you have done that, the iPhone will auto reboot.
4. Download the hacked carrier update here:http://dc372.4shared.com/download/WF0uqJL-/TMobile_US_iPhone_Hack.ipcc?tsid=20130511-014618-1518f967
5. Once downloaded, your iPhone will boot up into iTunes. Before you do ANYTHING, make sure to decline any and all prompts to update carrier settings. Just choose to “Restore from backup” and let it run.
6. Once your iPhone has booted up once again, it will place all of your personal content back into the Phone. While it’s doing this we’re going to go ahead and enable iTunes to except custom carrier bundles, if it’s not already.
7. Windows users, you will need to open command prompt and type the following and enter it in:
64 bit:cd “C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes” then type: iTunes.exe /setPrefInt carrier testing 1
32 bit:cd “C:\Program Files\iTunes” then type: iTunes.exe /setPrefInt carrier testing 1
Mac users you will need to open terminal and type the following and enter it in:
Mac:defaults write com.apple.itunes carrier-testing -bool true
8. After this has successfully been entered in, click on the tab for your iPhone 5 and click “Update” or “Check For Update” while holding down the Alt / Optionkey for Mac users and the Shift key for Windows users. Navigate to where you downloaded the hacked carrier update file named “TMobile_US_iPhone.ipcc,” and select it then click Open.
9. The carrier update should now successfully be installed. Restart your iPhone 5 for any changes to take effect.
10. If you encounter any problems or wish to revert back just download the file below and repeat the above steps only with the default file instead.
1. Download the file to your device through iFile here:http://dc372.4shared.com/download/WF0uqJL-/TMobile_US_iPhone_Hack.ipcc?tsid=20130511-014618-1518f967
2. Unarchive the files and copy the file name “overrides_N41_N42.pri” then navigate to var/mobile/Library/Carrier Bundles/TMobile_US.bundle and paste it into the folder replacing the original .pri file.
3. Reboot your device for changes to take effect.
4. If you encounter any problems or wish to revert back just download the file below and repeat the above steps only with the default file instead.
5. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
so now u can take bath with iphone ........ lol
6. aditya.k (Posts: 461; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
I think the icons are now inside a bubble, which you need to pop to tap on the icon! :D
8. darkkjedii (Posts: 11464; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Sooo not funny. You shoulda deleted that.
3. shahulvm (Posts: 116; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
Please have a look at the time when the tests was conducted. At 6:45pm, everybody would be using the mobile data whilst at 12:35AM, they would be sleeping. Only benchmarkers would be awake at that hour to prove their numbers are superior...
4. PAPINYC (Posts: 2289; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Not true, time of day or early morning has absolutely nothing to do with it;
the reality is that, the average response time (or turn-around time) for any iPhone is about 6 hours. Therefore, this test is 100% iAccurate!!
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 11464; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Actually if you're connected to a cellular network, or open wifi it has everything to do with it... Oh and one more thing, iPhones are for people who want them and so are galaxy s3's 4's and notes.
10. darkkjedii (Posts: 11464; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Word of advice, arguing with PAPINYC is moot. He's about as informed, and intelligent as a Dorito. Do yourself a favor...thumb him down, and keep it moving.
7. shahulvm (Posts: 116; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
Do you know something called "Data Traffic"?
12. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
It removes your hotspot ability though. It basically allows the phone to decide which frequency is stronger, versus defaulting to one regardless.
If you don't hotspot, it is probably worth the hack.