When it comes to data speeds, Sprint has the worse speeds on average when competing with Verizon and AT&T. Sprint’s users are well-known for having the slowest 3G, 4G LTE. If you’re one of those users experiencing slow data speeds from Sprint, a new hacked carrier update is now available which promises to increase 3G speeds on Sprint iPhone 5. The hack come from the same developer who released a carrier update for Verizon iPhone 5 previously, which promised faster LTE speeds.
Here’s the developer explaining how the hack works:
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.
The hack is a hit-or-miss. Some users have reported that the hack has indeed increased speeds, while other have reported slower speeds. If you’d like to try the hack, you can download the carrier update and follow the instruction from the developer at itweakios.com.