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  • [Review] Zeppelin - Add A Status Bar Logo to iOS

    Do you want to spice up your status bar?

    In the past there have been multiple tweaks that allow you to change the carrier text on your iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone from AT&T/Verizon/Sprint/iPod/iPad, to basically anything that you wanted. This is a very common customization option for jailbreakers that has been widely accepted. But today, we have stumbled upon a tweak that doesn't just change your carrier text, but it replaces it with a logo of your choice. The tweak has been dubbed Zeppelin by iOS developer jivhg.

    The settings for using it are really simple. When you install Zeppelin from Cydia and respring your iDevice, you will get a new panel in your Settings application that has three major sections. The first section is the part that lets you disable and enable the tweak at your own leisure so that you never have to uninstall it to get rid of its effects (which I think is wonderful, by the way). The second section holds all of the different icons that you can use in your status bar. The last section makes you respring your iDevice every time that you want to apply a different image to your status bar. The complete settings for Zeppelin are in the screenshots below:



    Aside from the countless icons that you can use to add personalization to your iDevice (there's at least one for everyone depending on what kind of fan you are), you will also see that upon entering the Settings application or any other application that turns the status bar gray instead of transparent black like it is on the home screen, that the icon actually takes the same gradient-filled color scheme as your signal bars would. I think that effect really makes it feel like it belongs there because it just fits in with the other colors in the status bar that are next to it (in this case, Wi-Fi). The entire list of icons is as follows:

    • Android
    • Aperture Science
    • Assassin's Creed
    • Batman
    • Beats by dre
    • Blue Cloud
    • Infiniti
    • Pac-Man
    • Space Invaders
    • Superman
    • Triforce

    Additionally, if you want more icons, you can head over to /Library/Zeppelin with any SSH client or with iFile and add in your own icons to use. I think that this range of customization is a really great idea and having the personal touch of icons in your status bar with the ease of tapping on a button and respringing is it an even better implementation than ever. My only problem with it? There's no icon in the Settings panel for it. The best part is that it's a free jailbreak tweak. What are your thoughts about Zeppelin? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

    Name: Zeppelin
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.2
    Repo: Modmyi
    Developer: jivhg
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5

    Sources: Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Zeppelin - Add A Status Bar Logo to iOS started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 69 Comments
    1. Kaospassageraren's Avatar
      Kaospassageraren -
      This works great!!!i have never been able to use carrier logos before(ive tried everything) but now i have moved all My themes carrier logos to library/Zeppelin and it works like charm!!so for me its 5..thanks alot for the tweak!
    1. CabooseLoL's Avatar
      CabooseLoL -
      Oh god. Why is there a beats by dre logo? Those headphones are absolute garbage. Although I do give them credit, Monster saw a market that Klipsch, Bose, Sony, or Sennheiser didn't. Fashion. Who cares about quality or sound? Make them pretty, stick a celebrity's name on and give them a $200+ price tag, and BAM, you have a necklace.
    1. epiticus1's Avatar
      epiticus1 -
      Thanks srome95. Worked perfectly.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by srome95 View Post

      Actually just flick the switch and disable it
      Gotcha. Thanks!

      For some reason, this only works on the springboard, or the Notification Center. When I Load an app, on the status bar it shows no carrier logo at all, only the wifi logo. Any ideas?
    1. Chase Hainey's Avatar
      Chase Hainey -
      Since this works and continues to work after a Respring. I give it a 5/5. Nothing else works for a Verizon 4S and keeps it through a respring. Thanks for the link! Love it.
    1. jivhg's Avatar
      jivhg -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Gotcha. Thanks!

      For some reason, this only works on the springboard, or the Notification Center. When I Load an app, on the status bar it shows no carrier logo at all, only the wifi logo. Any ideas?
      Could be a problem with the tweak. i'm actively finding bugs at this point. (Hence it is version 0.0.4 or modmyi 0.0.2)
    1. jailwut wunnow's Avatar
      jailwut wunnow -
      Does 0.0.4 or .5 fix the app store apps reverting to the stock icons?
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by jivhg View Post
      Could be a problem with the tweak. i'm actively finding bugs at this point. (Hence it is version 0.0.4 or modmyi 0.0.2)
      Alright, now it shows the normal iPod logo. When I launch an app....
    1. jivhg's Avatar
      jivhg -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Alright, now it shows the normal iPod logo. When I launch an app....
      Fixed in 0.0.4

      Quote Originally Posted by jailwut wunnow View Post
      Does 0.0.4 or .5 fix the app store apps reverting to the stock icons?
      Yes. Waiting on approval
    1. bradmullins007's Avatar
      bradmullins007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jivhg View Post
      Your voice has been heard. Expect it in an upcoming update (0.0.5)
      How about adding most major carrier logos in hd? That'd be the blockbuster app of the year for sure because those with unsupported carriers like me are stuck with basic text and no good logos?
    1. bleucrayonz's Avatar
      bleucrayonz -
      i like the android one. lol. soooo ironic.
    1. jivhg's Avatar
      jivhg -
      Quote Originally Posted by bradmullins007 View Post
      How about adding most major carrier logos in hd? That'd be the blockbuster app of the year for sure because those with unsupported carriers like me are stuck with basic text and no good logos?
      If you can give me a good looking image, I'll add it in with the pre-installed themes.
    1. ThaNatrix's Avatar
      ThaNatrix -
      Uploading custom images isn't working for me? I put them in a folder where the article said to.
    1. jivhg's Avatar
      jivhg -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThaNatrix View Post
      Uploading custom images isn't working for me? I put them in a folder where the article said to.
      You're going to have to be more specific
    1. DefJammable's Avatar
      DefJammable -
      Would love to see NBA/NFL team Logo's in the near future updates
    1. nickbogart's Avatar
      nickbogart -
      You guys having problems with fake operator and MIM. Just dont use them. Dl springtomize it comes with custom carrier. You can turn the carrier completely off and there is so much more beyond that.
    1. dcfootqb's Avatar
      dcfootqb -
      when I go in Cydia, why can't I find it? I tried search, but nothing shows??
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by dcfootqb View Post
      when I go in Cydia, why can't I find it? I tried search, but nothing shows??
      Make sure you refresh your sources
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spyruf View Post
      i like the beats by dre
      You do realize these are like the crappiest headphones ever made?
    1. Pizentu's Avatar
      Pizentu -
      I am in a weird predicament. I have a custom name for my carrier logo but I cant remember or figure out how I activated it. It is keeping me from being able to use Zeplin. Sprigtamize custom carrier is turned off and I dont have makeitmine or any other mod downloaded.