How To Boost AT&T 4G LTE Speeds On iPhone 5 & iPad 4/3/Mini Hack- NO Jailbreak Required! 18 Comments


Using this hack you can effectively increase your 4G LTE Speeds on your iPhone 5, iPad 4, 3 & Mini running on AT&T’s network. Yes you can go back in the case that you are not satisfied and NO this does NOT require a jailbreak! Yes this will work on AT&T & on any Go-Phone Data Plan. Grab the download link below to begin! Note that there are different files for iPhone users, & iPad users.

iPhone 5 Users:

1. Plug your iPhone 5 into iTunes and backup the device so you won’t lose anything, just in case. ;)

2. Download the hacked carrier update here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hovki1nbesfpjnu/ATT_US_iPhone_14.1.ipcc

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

4. Windows users, you will need to open command prompt and type the following and enter it in:

 

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 you will need to open terminal and type the following and enter it in:

 

Mac: defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool true

 

5. 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, which will be named “ATT_US_iPhone_14.1.ipcc” then select it and click Open. Now restart your device and enjoy faster speeds.

6. If you encounter any problems or wish to revert back just follow the “Revert” guide below.

 

 

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 carrier update here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qgrrdgcycl7tluz/ATT_US_iPad_14.1.ipcc

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

4. Windows users, you will need to open command prompt and type the following and enter it in:

 

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 you will need to open terminal and type the following and enter it in:

 

 Mac: defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool true

 

5. 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 “ATT_US_iPad_14.1.ipcc” then select it and click Open. Now restart your device and enjoy faster speeds.

6. If you encounter any problems or wish to revert back just follow the “Revert” guide below.

 

 

 

Revert Guide:

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 navigate to var/mobile/Library/Carrier bundles/iPhone or iPad and delete the ATT_US.bundle folder entirely as well any files located invar/mobile/Library/Carrier Bundles/overlay. Once done, restart your device. You may need to restart a 2nd time if the data indicator is only showing “3G”. This is normal so don’t panic.

 

 

Tech talk:

This hack enables Release 9 DC-HSPA+ on the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, 4, and mini as well as enhancing LTE data and signal. Though AT&T is limited to HSPA+ 21, the device itself becomes more open to an increased amount of bandwidth thus allowing for better throughput of data and data connection. This is very convinient for users in areas that don’t yet have LTE coverage. This hack also includes a fix to any and all iPhone 5 users who have experienced degraded/weakened signal over the past couple to few months on the PCS 1900MHz and/or CLR 850MHz bands for HSPA+ as well as the APT 700MHz and/or AWS 1700MHz band for LTE. The issue was due in part to the newer revised iPhone 5′s that came with the AWS band enabled for HSPA+, if you were to ever choose to leave AT&T for T-Mobile. It set the band preference for HSPA+ to CLR and LTE to APT which can cause conflictions and problems when you’re in an area with towers on different bands with stronger signal. The setting has been set back to the default “auto” setting and should help the 4G HSPA+/LTE signal perform a bit better, whether your iPhone 5 is the older edition or the revised edition. This hack will also help you connect to the strongest tower rather than the preferred type of tower, whether on HSPA+ or LTE.

 

 

Disclaimer:

This hack does NOT guarantee that you will see any dramatic changes or any change at all as certain areas are simply limited because of population density, natural features that degrade signal, the traffic on a specific tower, and even the amount of spectrum the tower is limited to as not all LTE towers have been upgraded to 10MHz on the downlink for higher bandwidth support. If you feel this hack has not helped you, we have provided a way back to defaults, if you choose to do so.

  • footeking

    For Mac: You click on alt/option + restore, then select the file.

  • mattd4

    the .ipcc file will not show up when i hit windows key + update

    • Esteban

      Same here.

      • Wesley

        Same here, what should I do?

    • ghost

      same with me

  • Trey

    I’m on windows and I’m on 6.1.4 and I don’t have the option to update, just check and restore. Also does anyone know how to downgrade iPhone 5 from 6.1.4 to 6.1.3 or 6.1.2?

  • HELPMEASAP

    i have window 7 and im stuck at the shift and check for update but i cant see the file there. help please

  • disqus_Mlcde753ie

    WHEN I CLICK IT I CNAT SEE FILE PHEASE HELP

  • ali mohamed

    the .ipcc file will not show up when i hit windows key + updat. please help i can see the file but i cant upload it to my iphone thanks.

  • Alexis Rivera

    it’s FINT not FLNT. It’s a bit confusing the way he wrote it. so /setPREFINT :D

  • Kushal Jaligama

    everybody click on the little file type selector at bottom right of the file browser and select iphone carrier update file

  • jb

    enable iTunes to accept custom carrier bundles??? how

  • Robert

    hey EverythingApplePro, you forgot to put the original carrier files like you said you would at 5:05 you may want to add those to the forum. None the less this is a great video.

  • thatnickguy

    Could not be updated. An unkown error occurred (0xE8000004).

  • Abraham Carrasquillo

    i can’t download the file. please help

  • Shehan J

    It would be so great if you can help me – I am trying to find and connect to the fastest (or strongest) tower with 3G coverage in a rural area (out of the US btw), with my iPhone 4. I mostly get EDGE, but sometimes 3G. I have a feeling this restriction is stopping my iPhone from connecting to the fastest tower with 3G connectivity. Can you please help?

    Your videos help 1000s btw. Keep up the good work ! Thank you !

  • heliebersig

    The file is not available on dropobox anymore

  • heliebersig

    the file ATT_US_iPhone_14.1.ipcc is not available on dropobox anymore