iPhone Carrier hack patch, get better service/bars from your carrier.

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  1. rick snagwell, Nov 16, 2014
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    rick snagwell macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

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    so after doing this carrier hack, i now get 5 bars on my LTE and around 40/Mbps down, and around 12/Mbps up.

    here is a link where the file is and intructions on how to do it.

    https://sites.google.com/site/carrierhacks/


    edit:

    run terminal first before you try to do anything... you can plug your phone in then copy paste: defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE


    that will make itunes apply a .ipcc file to your phone, else its greyed out.
     
  2. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe you that you now get 5 bars and download speeds of 40mbps, the question is how much bars/dots did you get before and what speeds did you get before?
     
  3. dlmart2 macrumors 6502a

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    I installed the carrier hack this a.m. I live in a ****** LTE area and I usually get 1-2 bars in my house with 6mbps download if Im lucky. After the carrier hack I get 3 bars and 12-15 mbps dl. I guess I can't complain.
     
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  5. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    never did a speedtest, but i know i never ever saw 4 or 5 bars on LTE. which is a constant now.
     
  6. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    worked when i just checked again now.

    here it is though.
     

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  7. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Update: Installed Verizon. Went from 2-3 bars, to 5. Went from 31mb download, to 42.


    Pretty decent.
     
  8. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    no way to do this without jailbreaking right?
     
  9. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    You guys just got me back into jailbreaking again I think.... :mad::mad:
     
  10. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    correct, because you need the commcenter patch from given source.

    also guys, your personal hotspot works too after this.
     
  11. Jumpie macrumors 6502a

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    what does this hack do? what's it really good for? I already get great speeds and the jailbreak hack Bars already show my "true" connection. So, what do I get on VZW?
     
  12. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    I'm jailbroken now, and I read the instructions but.. Where do I get the Commenter Patch from?
     
  13. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    I got more bars and higher speeds after using this patch.

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    the cydia source in the power point file.
     
  14. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    -Unlimited Hotspot (requires an unlimited data plan)
    -VoLTE for AT&T MVNOs on the 6 and 6 Plus (experimental)
    -APN Editing menu unblocked
    -2G, 3G/4G, LTE data menu
    -Added security and privacy to your device
    -Optimized signal strength (depends on many factors)
    -Optimized data speeds (depends on many factors)
    -LTE data mode prioritization
    -Enhanced roaming capabilties
    -Forced Carrier Aggregation Mode for the best LTE speeds on the 6/6+
    -"T-WiFi" indicator for T-Mobile WiFi Calling to conserve statusbar space
    -Free WiFi access to AT&T and Verizon hotspots for T-Mobile users relying on WiFi Calling
    -Free WiFi access to AT&T hotspots for AT&T MVNO users
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'm nervous about Carrier commcenter patches.
    And since I get great speeds anyway I don't see a reason to risk it.
     
  16. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    I noticed in the Cellular settings, LTE shows as "Off", instead of data/voice. It still works though.
     
  17. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    yeah i hear ya, if i got great speeds i would stay away, but so far so good here.

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    yeah, i turned LTE back on after patch.
     
  18. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Lost my jailbreak last time messing with carrier hacks.

    Kinda scared.
     
  19. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    don't know what to tell ya guys, dont do it if ya dont want.

    ive rebooted/resprung etc, and its still good here. just offering thread as a tip.
     
  20. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    Wow... at home went from 2 bars and 10mbit to 3 bars and 17mbit...

    Why wouldn't apple have it set like this?

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    I really appreciate it!
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Once iOS 8.1 stops being signed then its a risk getting into files like that. And carriers continually change and update tower and carrier settings for certain devices and firmware versions. Don't think it's something manual users should be altering on their own. You could see improvement now but if the carrier decides to change things on their end you could be stuck with many issues.
    No pun towards the OP. He's just trying to help others.
    I'm just letting ya know about past experiences and possible implications.
     
  22. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    You should try it though... I jailbreak just for this... At least give it a try!
     
  23. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    probably since the carriers can't charge for it?


    of course!

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    just reset carrier settings on the device, and it will go back to og carrier file.
     
  24. Jumpie, Nov 16, 2014
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    and if I do this, does it impact TetherMe in anyway? I guess I should say I'm on VZW
     
  25. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Is everything completely reversible with this commcenter hack?
    Cause when AT&T releases voice over LTE officially those with altered carrier settings would be stuck needing a restore.
     

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