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  • How to Change the Carrier Logo On Your iPhone - No Jailbreak Required!


    Most of you are probably familiar with a free jailbreak tweak called Zeppelin in Cydia. It allows you to set your carrier icon to basically anything you want. Its a very popular tweak because of this, however a new Mac OS X-only tool allows you to change your carrier icon on any cellular iOS device without a jailbreak. It even works on the iPhone 5!

    The tool is called CarrierEditor, and its made available for free by iOS developers uhelios and Pix3lDemon.

    To get started, you will need the following items:
    • CarrierEditor application for Mac OS X (version 1.0.5)
    • A cellular iOS device iPad or iPhone jailbroken or not jailbroken


    Step 1: Open the application you downloaded. You will see the interface below. Click on the Let's Get Started button:



    Step 2: The application will ask you about your device. Head over to Settings > General > About on your iOS device to find the carrier version of your device. Enter the number that you see into the application and then click the Next button:



    Step 3: Now the application will ask you to input the type of device and the carrier of that device. Choose the options that fit your device and then click on the Next button:



    Step 4: Now the application will ask you for the new carrier logo you want to use. You can use any Zeppelin icons, make an icon for yourself in Adobe Photoshop, or you can use any of the icons that are supplied to you in the .dmg file for CarrierEditor. The application comes with a healthy amount of logos to choose from. Just drag and drop the icons into their correct place, paying attention to what one goes in the black status bar box and what one goes in the etched status bar box. Then click on the Compile Carrier Update (.ipcc) button:



    Step 5: The freshly-compiled .ipcc file will appear on your desktop and the application will tell you that it's finished. Now click on the How to Install the Custom Carrier Update button:



    Step 6: The application explains what you need to do to apply the new .ipcc file to your iOS device:



    Step 7: With your iOS device plugged into your Mac, launch iTunes, then hold down the Option key and click on the Restore iPhone button. Once the window below appears, select the .ipcc file that you just made and then click on the Open button:



    Step 8: When iTunes finishes loading the carrier update, reboot your iOS device and enjoy the custom carrier logo that you picked:



    Performing this action does not restore your iOS device, even though you use the restore feature in iTunes to apply the carrier settings. The application is provided as is with no warranty implied, just like jailbreaking your device: Use the tool at your own risk!

    The developer has no plans to create a Windows version of the application at this point in time. It is possible for Apple to patch this, so enjoy it while it lasts!

    Note: CarrierEditor will place the original .ipcc file for your devices carrier on your desktop along with the new one you create that contains the new logo. If you ever want to revert the changes so that your iOS device shows the carrier name instead of a logo, just follow Step 7 and Step 8 again, only this time pointing iTunes to the original .ipcc file instead of the new one.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Change the Carrier Logo On Your iPhone - No Jailbreak Required! started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 121 Comments
    1. StanSmith's Avatar
      StanSmith -
      They are store here on Windows 7 if anyone is interested.
      C:\Users\***YOUR NAME HERE ***\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Carrier Support

      Still cant get them to install to the iPad in Windows and in Mac it doesnt work when I do change it.
      For me the original file this app makes is v12
      The edited one is 13.7
      The one that iTunes downloads is 13.6

      I still have the same YES OPTUS text. No logo change just the Carrier number changes.
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Why not iPod touch support?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Gonna try this out when I git home
    1. ichitaso's Avatar
      ichitaso -
      I hopes support carrier au KDDI Japan.
    1. iSteveO's Avatar
      iSteveO -
      Quote Originally Posted by iH85CH001 View Post
      Why not iPod touch support?
      No cellular. No carrier settings.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dlevi309 View Post
      Hi thanks so much for doing a little post of my tool ! I still cant believe i made it to your blog Just asking, can you please fix my name? It sais "Pix3lDdemon" but its supposed to be "Pix3lDemon"
      In other words, fantastic post
      Awesome job! I appreciate it a lot more when devs are a part of the community like this!
    1. Airwaves182's Avatar
      Airwaves182 -
      Where can I download some logos at?
    1. Legend_master's Avatar
      Legend_master -
      Someone post a link to one for iPhone 5 on AT&T USA.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Hmmm, would be nice to develop one kind of app for Mac to jailbreak our devices in that way...

      I made some carrier logos, some time ago for some people here with names and logos, you can download them here in the downloads section, I will try to do some more soon.

      Here is one of them with my name.

      RUBEN grafitti - Downloads - Apple, iPhone and iPad Forums | ModMyi.com

      I will post a screen shot, look cool.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Sweet! Got mine to work on my iPhone 5!!! Feels a little tweaked after this!

      Attachment 617652

      Link to my Logos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nagig4eg1mi6u2w/McWgSgD3t6

      Quote Originally Posted by Dlevi309 View Post
      Hi thanks so much for doing a little post of my tool ! I still cant believe i made it to your blog Just asking, can you please fix my name? It sais "Pix3lDdemon" but its supposed to be "Pix3lDemon"
      In other words, fantastic post
      Thanx for making this, bro! Much Appreciated!!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by Airwaves182 View Post
      Where can I download some logos at?
      Not sure if you knew already but some are included in the download.
    1. amanda87's Avatar
      amanda87 -
      Need it for my Windows
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      NOTE: Found a flaw...
      Not sure if its because of iOS 6 but the 'colored' image doesn't show up except in Notification Center. Not.Ctr. still uses the 'white' logo so you'll have to Select the same Logo for BOTH sections in the Application. Hope that helps!

      Quote Originally Posted by amanda87 View Post
      Need it for my Windows
      What do u need? I can at least make the .ipcc file for u!
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by jima6636 View Post
      wow nothing like being a tool bag!! pretty sure he was just hoping for windows version...don't think the negative attitude was needed.
      Your my hero! And it makes me happy when I see your name post up in here!!! Lol
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Where is regular, non LTE Verizon? I have the regular Verizon 13.0 and all I can find is Verizon LTE.
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      Wish I had brought my Desktop Mac along vacationing in Asia .
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      I wish i had found out about a week ago -_- I did all this manually lol
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Nice! I didn't even have to reboot! (Verizon iPhone 5)

      https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B7D...nVmME9WZGdDM2M
    1. snazer's Avatar
      snazer -
      i can't revert back to original. I did repeat steps 7 & 8 but no prevail.
    1. ttiger's Avatar
      ttiger -
      works like a dream! tx!
    1. big_frog's Avatar
      big_frog -
      it worked, and now it feels like haft jailbroken....