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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. 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. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Cool

    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Just curious... How do I post an image directly? All it ever seems to let me do is post a URL link to something I've stored on google drive...
    1. plural's Avatar
      plural -
      Could someone please create an iCloud logo .ipcc for me? I tried to install Carrier Editor but its not compatible with OS X 10.6... boooo
      I have an iPhone 5 and my carrier is Bell.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by plural View Post
      Could someone please create an iCloud logo .ipcc for me? I tried to install Carrier Editor but its not compatible with OS X 10.6... boooo
      I have an iPhone 5 and my carrier is Bell.
      Need the carrier version and the iCloud icon you're referring to then I can do it

      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      Just curious... How do I post an image directly? All it ever seems to let me do is post a URL link to something I've stored on google drive...
      You have to Insert a picture on a thread by using the 'Advanced' tab and 'Manage Attachments'

      There's no easy way to do it on an iDevice w/ the MMI.app if your permissions are denied...
    1. scottn57's Avatar
      scottn57 -
      This works great- thanks! It worked without reboot the first time, but I've needed to reboot on subsequent loads. One issue-- when running Maps.app it reverts to the AT&T logo... but that's the only app so far...

      Here are the logos worked up.. (Led Zep)

    1. Darrabill's Avatar
      Darrabill -
      Is there something that works more like Fakecarrier than Zeppelin, something with just letters. That can be done on a IPhone 5 (non-jailbroken)
    1. dannyrocket's Avatar
      dannyrocket -
      All these Macs in the shop but want it for Windows? Hmmm
      Haha jk! Don't flame lol
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Darrabill View Post
      Is there something that works more like Fakecarrier than Zeppelin, something with just letters. That can be done on a IPhone 5 (non-jailbroken)
      Doubt it...for now, anyways! Currently, you'd need to turn your text into a picture and then apply it
    1. rion_j's Avatar
      rion_j -
      Thank you so much, this made my day!



      http://www.mediafire.com/?an5ui2bu4a6j2y0
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      There's no easy way to do it on an iDevice w/ the MMI.app if your permissions are denied...
      That's my problem, the permissions. Oh well... Google docs links it is!
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Nvrmnd...
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Pretty cool. May try this later.
    1. mads1153's Avatar
      mads1153 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StanSmith View Post
      Didnt work for me either.
      iPad3 3G



      Itunes in windows doesn't like the ipcc files so I'm guessing no.
      It does work on Windows
    1. esizzle777's Avatar
      esizzle777 -
      worked perfectly on my i5, you think it would work for wifi symbol?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Pretty cool. May try this later.
      Haven't had the chance to do it yet.
    1. tallytabletommy's Avatar
      tallytabletommy -
      anybody perhaps have a tmobile logo?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Haven't had the chance to do it yet.
      My carrier always reads as numbers instead of the name (digicel). Irritates me sometimes, may use this just to put it to what it should be.
    1. joseph71's Avatar
      joseph71 -
      Works great, are there going to be more icons? How can I make my own? What size (pixels) size does the icons need to be?

      Thanks,
      Joe
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by joseph71 View Post
      Works great, are there going to be more icons? How can I make my own? What size (pixels) size does the icons need to be?

      Thanks,
      Joe
      If you have access to Cydia on another device, you can use any Zeppelin logo that you download from Cydia on that device. The dimensions just have to fit the status bar.
    1. djslash's Avatar
      djslash -
      Hi

      I love this logo, where can I get it please?/ :-)
      Quote Originally Posted by rion_j View Post
      Thank you so much, this made my day!