• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • 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. Itís 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 itís 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 Ė iPad or iPhone Ė 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 deviceís 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. MgNate's Avatar
      MgNate -
      They need this for windows! My Mac is in the shop...
    1. Bassvictim's Avatar
      Bassvictim -
      Any idea if this will be available for windows?
    1. Raybeast's Avatar
      Raybeast -
      Didn't work for me. I knew about this before the article was published, and I have been trying for hours to get it to work. I did every step correctly and it went all smooth but nothing happens.
    1. littlelisa63's Avatar
      littlelisa63 -
      My mac is also in the apple shop
      So a windows version would be great please
    1. Airwaves182's Avatar
      Airwaves182 -
      Awesome! Wish I had my MacBook! No Windows?
    1. noxes's Avatar
      noxes -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bassvictim View Post
      Any idea if this will be available for windows?
      I really don't know. I guess if you actually read the article, you would see that they don't plan on releasing it for windows anytime soon.
    1. jima6636's Avatar
      jima6636 -
      wow nothing like being a tool bag!! pretty sure he was just hoping for windows version...don't think the negative attitude was needed.
      Quote Originally Posted by noxes View Post
      I really don't know. I guess if you actually read the article, you would see that they don't plan on releasing it for windows anytime soon.
    1. Dlevi309's Avatar
      Dlevi309 -
      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
    1. ootherocoo's Avatar
      ootherocoo -
      Just used it. Worked like a charm
    1. leftyfl1p's Avatar
      leftyfl1p -
      Good to see that these kids are still shamelessly plagiarizing other's findings.
      http://beaugil.es/2012/10/ios-carrie...s-demystified/

      http://beaugil.es/2012/09/ios6-iphone-carrier-logos/
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Nice. Too bad this doesn't work on factory unlocked iPhone 5 using T Mobile in the USA.
    1. Legend_master's Avatar
      Legend_master -
      So could people build custom ipcc files and share them, would windows users be able to download pre-made ipcc and install with the shift+restore option?
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      Can you undo this?

      I would assume that should work just fine with a file already made on a windows computer.
    1. StanSmith's Avatar
      StanSmith -
      Didnt work for me either.
      iPad3 3G

      Quote Originally Posted by Legend_master View Post
      So could people build custom ipcc files and share them, would windows users be able to download pre-made ipcc and install with the shift+restore option?
      Itunes in windows doesn't like the ipcc files so I'm guessing no.
    1. uhelios's Avatar
      uhelios -
      This actually does work on Windows if you plan on sharing the .ipcc

      Just run this command in Run.. (Winkey+R) to enable the selection of the .ipcc: "CProgram Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe” /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1
    1. StanSmith's Avatar
      StanSmith -
      Quote Originally Posted by uhelios View Post
      This actually does work on Windows if you plan on sharing the .ipcc

      Just run this command in Run.. (Winkey+R) to enable the selection of the .ipcc: "CProgram Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe” /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1
      I cant get this working. What EXACTLY do I type in the run box? The file I got is Optus_au_v13.7.ipcc

      For me it loads up iTunes and does nothing.
    1. bai's Avatar
      bai -
      不错
    1. uhelios's Avatar
      uhelios -
      Quote Originally Posted by StanSmith View Post
      I cant get this working. What EXACTLY do I type in the run box? The file I got is Optus_au_v13.7.ipcc

      For me it loads up iTunes and does nothing.
      Try doing a reboot
    1. StanSmith's Avatar
      StanSmith -
      On the Mac when I do it it changes the carrier straight away but when I type in that command on Windows it loads iTunes and does nothing to the iPad.
      After rebooting it 3 times still nothing.
    1. swordsx48's Avatar
      swordsx48 -
      windows people just ask someone on mac to make one for you based on the information you provide them. they can then email you the ipcc.