How to Enable T-Mobile AWS LTE Support on Your A1428 iPhone 5

Posted March 28, 2013 at 8:07pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 89111 views

These are instructions on how to enable support for T-Mobile's AWS LTE network on your unlocked A1428 iPhone 5. The steps were first detailed by leimobile and only work for unlocked AT&T models or the officially unlocked model sold by Apple. They will not work for the Verizon iPhone 5.

The patch will only add support for T-Mobile's AWS LTE network. It will not add support for the AWS HSPA+ network. Additionally, you must be jailbroken. You can find instructions on how to jailbreak using the iClarified Jailbreak Wizard.

Step One
Launch Cydia from your SpringBoard.


Step Two
Select Manage from the tabs at the bottom of the screen.


Step Three
Tap the large Sources button.


Step Four
Press the Edit button at the top right of the screen.


Step Five
Tap the Add button that appears.


Step Six
Input http://v.backspace.jp/repo into the textfield and press the Add Source button.


Step Seven
Once the new repo has been added, tap the large Return to Cydia button.


Step Eight
Select Backspace Repos from the list of repositories.


Step Nine
Choose CommCenter* patch for iOS 5+ from the list of packages.


Step Ten
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.


Step Eleven
Press the Confirm button to begin installation.


Step Twelve
Once installation has completed successfully, press the large Return to Cydia button.


Step Thirteen
Switch to the Sections tab at the bottom of the screen and choose System from the list of sections.


Step Fourteen
Select iFile from the list of packages.


Step Fifteen
Tap the Install button at the top right hand corner of the screen.


Step Sixteen
Press Confirm to begin installation.


Step Seventeen
Once installation has completed successfully, press the large Return to Cydia button.


Step Eighteen
Reboot your iPhone then launch iFile from your SpringBoard.


Step Nineteen
Tap Library then Carrier Bundle.bundle.


Step Twenty
Rename carrier.plist, carrier.pri, overrides_N41_N42.plist, and overrides_N41_N42.pri to carrier.plist.bak, carrier.pri.bak, overrides_N41_N42.plist.bak, and overrides_N41_N42.pri.bak. You can rename a file but tapping the blue arrow to right of the filename then changing the contents of the Name field and clicking Done.


Step Twenty One
Once you've renamed the files in iFile, return to the SpringBoard, launch Safari, and navigate to http://iphone2.googlecode.com/files/T-M ... %202.1.zip.


Step Twenty Two
Choose to open the file in iFile.


Step Twenty Three
You will be prompted to open the file with ZIP Viewer or Unarchiver. Choose Unarchiver and press Done when the unarchiving is complete.


Step Twenty Four
Tap to open the T-Mobile LTE Package Release 2.0 folder.


Step Twenty Five
Press the Edit button at the top right and select all four files.


Step Twenty Six
Press the Clipboard button at the bottom right and choose Copy from the popup menu.


Step Twenty Seven
Press the Home button then Library then Carrier Bundle.bundle.


Step Twenty Eight
Press the Edit button, then the Clipboard button at the bottom right, then choose Paste from the popup menu.




Step Twenty Nine
Reboot your iPhone and launch the Settings app from your SpringBoard. Tap to open the General menu.


Step Thirty
Tap Reset from the General menu then Reset Network Settings to continue.


Step Thirty One
Return back to the General menu, select Cellular, then enable LTE.

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itaymis - April 3, 2013 at 5:14pm
try this one, http://www.rapidunlockers.com/ I have unlocked my phone there. very fast service (about 6 hours total) and cheap, now i can update to any version without having to worry that my phone will be locked ever again. Only 9.99 for phone unlocks!
JT - April 2, 2013 at 7:57pm
I just finished these steps and now it shows 4G but when I ran a speed test at my house it gave me the same test of 16 mbps over and over again so question is by doing these steps do they really give me 4G. I've got the iphone 5 factory unlocked USA version and it showed 3G on my device and had good speeds for example at my house it hit 16-19 mbps then I did these steps and they do the same speeds.
88ender88 - March 31, 2013 at 7:25am
yep, there is now only "overlay" in my carrier bundles, and there are no longer "cellular data network" settings so cannot enable data on my phone. booo if anyone out there knows how i can use ifunbox or something to re insert the carrier bundle or something that would be great. no restore from 6.1.2 to 6.1.2, would be bummed to lose jailbreak for 6mos on 6.1.3 due to this.
88ender88 - March 31, 2013 at 6:43am
this failed for me. there were no (carrier.pri, overrides_N41_N42.plist, and overrides_N41_N42.pri) to change, but i did change the carrier.plist to add .bak. then the download link for the LTE package release failed. now my phone has lost data service and i am no longer able to see the carrier.plist.bak file to return it..woops a shame, this would have been sweet.
Ong - March 31, 2013 at 1:08am
Does anyone notice the different 3G and 4g( LTE) ???
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