We’ve already seen hacked carrier updates for iOS devices on AT&T and T-Mobile, and now there’s one for customers on Verizon, too. Like the others, this one promises to increase the 3G and 4G data speeds on your iPhone 5, iPad, and iPad mini — and it doesn’t require a jailbreak.
The update comes from Joe Brown and Sky Zangas over at iTweakiOS — the same duo behind the other hacked updates. They’ve explained how it works on their blog:
This hack enables 1x Advanced and EVDO Rev. B on the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, 4, and mini as well as enhancing LTE data speeds. Though Verizon 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. Throttling code was put in place to limit users to a certain amount of bandwidth on 3G and LTE but will now have a better opportunity for some faster speeds. This won’t increase signal so don’t expect it to like the AT&T version of this hack.
Installing the update is actually pretty simple; all you need is a Mac or Windows PC with iTunes — then just follow the simple step-by-step guide published by Brown. You can find it by clicking the source link below.
There’s no guarantee this update will improve everyone’s data speeds, of course, but many report significant improvements after installed.