iPhone 5 Carrier Hacks

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besweeet

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#3
I'm still a little hesitant to install such things. I haven't looked into them much, though, but my initial concerns would be with the removal of the mods and if they would have any sort of impact on battery life.
 
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#4
I am intrigued, but can't see putting my precious JB at risk. Honestly, I rarely use 3G anyhow, and for me, the carrier hack reportedly only effects Sprint 3G data speeds....

I think battery impact would be negligible.
Is the device working harder running an extra line of code? Would running freely with unfettered data restrictions cause the iPhone to work harder?
 

Leo

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#6
I am running the hack. My speeds seem to be improved. Was running at about 14 up and 3 down previously.

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I might have to give this a shot. I'm running Bell Mobility myself, and this was also something I was quite curious about since I heard about the hack, but without it I still get higher speeds than what you show in your screenshot.