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  • [How To] Get the 4G Indicator On Any Jailbroken iPhone 4/4S


    Not too long ago, Apple pushed the iOS 5.1 software update for iDevice users through both over the air (OTA) and iTunes. The update brought the 4G indicator to the AT&T iPhone 4S as it uses high-speed HSPA+, which technically is true 4G according to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Other iPhone 4S owners on different cellular networks along with other iPhone model owners still get the 3G indicator as AT&T is the only company in the US licensed to advertise 4G with the iPhone at this point in time.

    If youíre one of the Verizon, Sprint, or unlocked iPhone 4S owners, or you own the iPhone 4, then you have the option to display the 4G indicator regardless of the fact that you donít truly have 4G access. This is done with a free WinterBoard modification in Cydia dubbed 4G for iPhone 4 by theme creator lordjordysmith. You can find it in the ModMyi repository:



    We emphasize the fact that this modification is only cosmetic and to mess with your friends into thinking you have 4G access. This modification does not increase your data speeds to 4G speeds and it does not give you any kind of advantage over other 3G-using iPhones. The 4G indicator will show whenever youíre connected to a 3G network, but when you connect to a 2G (Edge) network, you will still see the E indicator as usual. If you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, it will show the Wi-Fi icon as usual.

    To enable the modification after installing it, search your home screen for the WinterBoard application and tap on the 4G for iPhone 4 theme. Once you do, a Respring button will become visible in the top left-hand corner of the application Ė tap on it to save your changes and watch as your iPhone 4 starts displaying the 4G indicator.

    This modification does not work on the iPad or iPhone 3GS as it is optimized to work with the retina display of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S only. The iPod touch does not have cellular data, therefore it doesn't work with that device either.

    Article tipped by ModMyi reader 2k1!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [How To] Get the 4G Indicator On Any Jailbroken iPhone 4/4S started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Must have mods of 2012! Oh wait no...
    1. DubbaCTrumpetMSU's Avatar
      DubbaCTrumpetMSU -
      Quote Originally Posted by Norb View Post
      Must have mods of 2012! Oh wait no...
      Yep...although it would be entertaining if they let you change the number..."hey guys, mine's got 7G...any idea what that is?"
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Let's face it that's just for those who want to show off!! But nothing to show off is there after all most of the world hasn't launched 4g here in the uk we might see it start to roll out late 2012 but more likely 2014
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by DubbaCTrumpetMSU View Post
      Yep...although it would be entertaining if they let you change the number..."hey guys, mine's got 7G...any idea what that is?"
      All they did is jailbreak the 5.1 software and pull the icon image over
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by DubbaCTrumpetMSU View Post
      Yep...although it would be entertaining if they let you change the number..."hey guys, mine's got 7G...any idea what that is?"
      Lol

      I knew Something like this would come.
    1. Cellular's Avatar
      Cellular -
      U want fake 4G indicator just switch to AT&T
    1. CabooseLoL's Avatar
      CabooseLoL -
      I'd like a tweak that could tell me when I'm connected to AT&Ts HSPA+ network or just normal 3G network.

      Put a 4G icon when connected to an HSPA+ cell tower and display a 3G icon when connected to a normal 3G cell tower.
    1. sTrAnGe mOdS's Avatar
      sTrAnGe mOdS -
      They need to make an actual tweak for this, WinterBoard takes more battery, and can be a bit glitchy sometimes.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Agree. Dont know why winterboard doesnt get updates if its so popular
    1. Cheesey123's Avatar
      Cheesey123 -
      Not used winterboard for a while now phone (iphone 4) became way to laggy with it installed
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      I want 5g on my status bar :P
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cheesey123 View Post
      Not used winterboard for a while now phone (iphone 4) became way to laggy with it installed
      Theres a fix for this lag, but still...
    1. Cheesey123's Avatar
      Cheesey123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      Theres a fix for this lag, but still...
      And the fix is???
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Installing barrel...
    1. Cheesey123's Avatar
      Cheesey123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      Installing barrel...
      Yeah I have heard this before,might give it a try at some point cheers.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Yea, try it, it really works
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      Nothing more than theme work at play here, so in the immortal words of that famous warthog poet Bian Zao; "LAME!"
    1. p1mpdog1's Avatar
      p1mpdog1 -
      any tweak for this without winterboard? PLEASE!!
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      Agree. Dont know why winterboard doesnt get updates if its so popular
      Because Saurik is a lazy slug, um Caterpillar! See what I did there?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by p1mpdog1 View Post
      any tweak for this without winterboard? PLEASE!!
      You won't see a tweak like this without Winterboard since MMI, BigBoss, etc. won't accept tweaks that alter the file system. Eg. K2 IntelliscreenX Toggles