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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. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Windows version please!
    1. rion_j's Avatar
      rion_j -
      Quote Originally Posted by djslash View Post
      Hi

      I love this logo, where can I get it please?/ :-)
      no problem. i uploaded to mediafire. you'll find the link on my post.

      If anyone is interested in some additional logo's I uploaded the ones I had. some are duplicates but there are a few that weren't in the original download from the op.

      Zeppelin.zip
    1. johansw's Avatar
      johansw -
      Quote Originally Posted by djslash View Post
      Hi

      I love this logo, where can I get it please?/ :-)
      read a few post back
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      i want to make one but im not in 10.7, im in 10.6 and when i tried to change the plist , it opens and crashes. if anyone would be so kind. im on att carrier 13.0 with this logo

      attachedAttachment 617683
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Won't work for me I guess. My carrier isn't listed.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Won't work for me I guess. My carrier isn't listed.
      Some carriers, including Sprint, are text-only and not supported.
    1. Minga105's Avatar
      Minga105 -
      Is there any possible way to do this on windows 7 manually? If there is, can someone explain it to me? Im sure it'd help alot of others too
    1. Airwaves182's Avatar
      Airwaves182 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Some carriers, including Sprint, are text-only and not supported.
      This doesn't work for Sprint?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      i want to make one but im not in 10.7, im in 10.6 and when i tried to change the plist , it opens and crashes. if anyone would be so kind. im on att carrier 13.0 with this logo

      attachedAttachment 617683
      Heres your logo!
      https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tlycvt7rhqsgkw1/_htKQBtl0M
    1. eightyk88's Avatar
      eightyk88 -
      Finally something interesting to do with my iPhone 5!
    1. MMX007's Avatar
      MMX007 -
      No point of looking through the Window you need to go get your Mac from the shop!! 😹😆
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Airwaves182 View Post
      This doesn't work for Sprint?
      No. It has to do with how the carrier name is displayed.
    1. headstrain0z's Avatar
      headstrain0z -
      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

      You made this?! Props! Thank you! Just installed and worked like a charm. Even though there's still no jailbreak for the iPhone 5, this will add a little pep for the time being and keep me happily waiting for the full modifications that will come once Cydia is available. Thanks again, you rock as well as ModMyI! Happy New Year everyone!
    1. nnahu's Avatar
      nnahu -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      dumb question. i actually have an iPhone 4 AT&T unlocked.. what carrier do i use? i use Personal 13.1 is the actual one.. or AT&T 13.1?

      i tried with personal and no response. just plain text.. i use a ipcc created in the mac mini and i restore the ipcc in Windows shift+restore and reboot and still plain text
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      thank you my good man!!

    1. plural's Avatar
      plural -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Need the carrier version and the iCloud icon you're referring to then I can do it



      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...
      Carrier Ver: Bell 13.0

      I thought I had the "blue cloud" icon that comes with the Zeppelin tweak but I don't and can't find it. Do you have access to Zeppelin? I'm looking for the "blue cloud" icon.

      Thank you
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Interesting
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Seriously, no help with 4s Verizon (NO LTE) 13.0???
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by plural View Post
      Carrier Ver: Bell 13.0

      I thought I had the "blue cloud" icon that comes with the Zeppelin tweak but I don't and can't find it. Do you have access to Zeppelin? I'm looking for the "blue cloud" icon.

      Thank you
      Dude, I'm not sure if this will work since I can't verify there's an actual image being displayed!?!?!

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ji4ay1ma773pot/Cloud.zip

      Lemme know, k

      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      thank you my good man!!

      No problem!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      Seriously, no help with 4s Verizon (NO LTE) 13.0???
      Have u at least tried the LTE version to see if it worx?
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Have u at least tried the LTE version to see if it worx?
      Yeah. No luck. I could just be doing it wrong though.