1. Plug your iPhone 5 into iTunes and backup the device so you won’t lose anything, just in case. ;)
2. In the device itself, tap the “Settings” app and navigate to “General >Reset > Reset Network Settings”
3. Once you have done that, the iPhone will auto reboot.
4. Download the hacked carrier update here:http://www.4shared.com/file/WF0uqJL-/TMobile_US_iPhone_Hack.html5. 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. Now you’ll 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:
cd “C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes” then type: iTunes.exe/setPrefInt carrier-testing 1 cd “C:\Program Files\iTunes” then type: iTunes.exe /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1Mac users you will need to open terminal and type the following and enter it in:
defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool true8. 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 / Option key 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.
Default File:http://www.4shared.com/file/M3vMO7Pe/TMobile_US_iPhone_Default.html1. Download the file to your device through iFile here:
http://www.4shared.com/zip/OF1KKmyt/TMobile_US_iPhone_Hack.html2. 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.
As the iPhone 5 launched on T-Mobile’s network, existing AT&T unlocked iPhone 5 customers received a carrier update to enable the LTE signal. As it turns out, in some cases the carrier update added something good with LTE, but negatively affected the signal and speeds achieved on the company’s refarmed PCS 1900MHz network.
Well, remember the guy that worked out how jailbroken iPhone users could enable T-Mobile’s LTE before the aforementioned carrier update? That same clever man has also worked out how to give T-Mobile the bandwidth you’d expect from one of the hottest LTE handsets on the market. And you don’t even need to be jailbroken for it to work…
The process is actually relatively easy to follow, and involves forcing a new carrier update onto the phone in question. The whole thing is laid out courtesy of TmoNews, and it covers both Windows and Mac users so you should be set.
For those who like the geeky stuff, the new carrier update actually enables Release 9 DC-HSPA+ on the iPhone 5. T-Mobile doesn’t actually support that, but switching it on on an iPhone 5 has the affect of opening it up to the increased bandwidth that we’re after. Simple, isn’t it? No, we wouldn’t have worked it out for ourselves, either.
Big thanks for TmoNews
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