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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. It’s 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 it’s 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 device’s 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. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      I was just thinking... Animated gif support would b awesome
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      I was just thinking... Animated gif support would b awesome
      No what would be awesome is T Mobile USA graphics. How can you guys skip carrier graphics for the only carrier in America that the iphone is still not on?
    1. plural's Avatar
      plural -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      Try what I posted above then try again
      Worked!! Thanks so much to thazsar and dsg!!
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by plural View Post
      Worked!! Thanks so much to thazsar and dsg!!
      AWESOME! Great to hear! Happy New Year, everyone!!!
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by plural View Post
      Worked!! Thanks so much to thazsar and dsg!!
      no problem
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      FYI- Just noticed carrier logo reverts back to original when "Do Not Disturb" mode is enabled.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      FYI- Just noticed carrier logo reverts back to original when "Do Not Disturb" mode is enabled.
      Happy New Year, Melech, long time no see.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      FYI- Just noticed carrier logo reverts back to original when "Do Not Disturb" mode is enabled.
      I'm starting to wonder if Apple added some extra files to their carrier image list in iOS 6 (I.e. Maps and Do Not Disturb). I'm also curious if Zeppelin on iOS 6 is encountering the same problems...

      Another possible explanation could be that there might be some files that cannot be overridden even though we tweak it. For example, I created a sound pack which used Winterboard and it worked fine in earlier versions of 5.x BUT after 5.1.1 came out, I could not get MY sounds for Siri to work. I had to manually replace the sound even though, technically, WB should've overridden the default sounds.

      Just wondering....
    1. wickedfx's Avatar
      wickedfx -
      Sorry if this is covered somewhere, but I have searched and found nothing. Is there a place where people are hosting their .ipcc's?
      Or can someone make me an .ipcc for Carrier AT&T 13.0 using the made for iphone carrier logo hosted several times in this thread?

      Thanks in advance for any help.
    1. danyl's Avatar
      danyl -
      For those who interested I wrote a 2sec app for windows:
      http://danyl.net/CustomCarrierLogo.zip
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by danyl View Post
      For those who interested I wrote a 2sec app for windows:
      http://danyl.net/CustomCarrierLogo.zip
      Did u port the original app to Windows?!?!? If so, a lot of people are gonna be very grateful! Let us know, k!
    1. danyl's Avatar
      danyl -
      It's not really a port, since I wrote it from scratch.
      But yes, it's basically does everything like CarrierEditor.

      and here is a little update so it'll work with Mac formatted png files:
      http://danyl.net/CustomCarrierLogo_0.0.2.zip
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by danyl View Post
      It's not really a port, since I wrote it from scratch.
      But yes, it's basically does everything like CarrierEditor.

      and here is a little update so it'll work with Mac formatted png files:
      http://danyl.net/CustomCarrierLogo_0.0.2.zip
      Is it a fairly easy process? I only have Mac so I can't test this out BUT I'm thinking MMI needs to do a quick write-up on this for the rest of the community!!!

      ...and I'd like to spread the word on Twitter if it is easy and straightforward to use!
    1. danyl's Avatar
      danyl -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Is it a fairly easy process? I only have Mac so I can't test this out BUT I'm thinking MMI needs to do a quick write-up on this for the rest of the community!!!

      ...and I'd like to spread the word on Twitter if it is easy and straightforward to use!
      The process is slimier to CarrierEditor, only the GUI is a little different.
      I'm it touch with Anthony, I fixed one more bug and if it'll work fine he'll publish an article.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by danyl View Post
      The process is slimier to CarrierEditor, only the GUI is a little different.
      I'm it touch with Anthony, I fixed one more bug and if it'll work fine he'll publish an article.
      SWEET!!!!! Let us know the link when ur ready, k!
    1. danyl's Avatar
      danyl -
      OK, It seems to work properly now:
      http://danyl.net/CustomCarrierLogo_0.0.3.zip
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by danyl View Post
      OK, It seems to work properly now:
      http://danyl.net/CustomCarrierLogo_0.0.3.zip
      Nice! What are u naming it? CustomCarrierLogo?
    1. danyl's Avatar
      danyl -
      Yup.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Read about the Windows version HERE!
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Read about the Windows version HERE!
      +1