Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How To Update Verizon Carrier Settings, Increase Data Speeds

Here is a quick 5 minute tutorial for hacking your iPhone or iPad Verizon carrier settings to allow more data flow. This hopefully will allow some bypass of the throttling for Verizon users as well. Personally, I have an unlimited data plan from Verizon on my iPhone that is often throttled on 3G. Some improvements with these new carrier settings have been realized with my iPhone 5.


Verizon Carrier Setting Update for iPhone 5 Users:

1. Plug your iPhone into iTunes and backup the device so you won’t lose anything, just in case.

2. Download the hacked iPhone carrier update here

3. Once downloaded, you'll to go ahead and enable iTunes to accept custom carrier bundles, if it’s not already.

Windows users: Open command prompt and type the following
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: Open terminal and type the following
OS X: defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool true

4. After this has successfully been entered in, click on the tab for your iPad 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, which will be named “Verizon_LTE_US_iPhone_14.1.ipcc” then select it and click Open. Now restart your device and enjoy faster speeds.


Verizon Carrier Setting Update for iPad Users:

1. Plug your iPad into iTunes and backup the device so you won’t lose anything, just in case.

2. Download the hacked iPad carrier update here

3. Once downloaded, you'll to go ahead and enable iTunes to accept custom carrier bundles, if it’s not already.

Windows users: Open command prompt and type the following
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: Open terminal and type the following
OS X: defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool true

4. After this has successfully been entered in, click on the tab for your iPad 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, which will be named “Verizon_LTE_US_iPad_14.1.ipcc” then select it and click Open. Now restart your device and enjoy faster speeds.

Reverting Back To Original Verizon Settings:

1. Non-jailbroken users will need to navigate to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings and allow the device to reboot into iTunes then choose the Restore From Backup option in iTunes. That's all.

2. Jailbroken users will need to download the zip files below, unarchive it in iFile, and navigate to var/mobile/Library/Carrier bundles/iPhone or iPad and paste the original folder in place of the hacked one (iPhone Original Verizon LTE Settings, iPad Original Verizon LTE Settings). Once done, restart your device and you should be back to normal.

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