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I posted this on a thread but i figured a lot of ppl havent seen it so here: 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer via the USB cable 2.
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    Default How to fix carrier logo on 3.1
    I posted this on a thread but i figured a lot of ppl havent seen it so here:

    1. Connect your iPhone to the computer via the USB cable
    2. Run iPhoneBrowser or DiskAid
    3. Navigate to the folder /private/var/mobile/Library/carrier bundle.bundle
    4. Find the file carrier.plist
    5. You need to convert it from a binary plist to plain text XML (here is a link for Binary – XML .plist converter Binary — XML .plist converter - iAppCat). You may have to convert it back to binary as well when you’re done. This will not, however, fix the “Not Available” text for the network field under Settings>General>About.
    6. Find where the following code is (using turkcell as an example, it’s exactly the same method for all carrier.plist files in each bundle):

    <array>
    <dict>
    <key>AllowPrefixMatching</key>
    <false/>
    <key>CarrierName</key>
    <string>TR TURKCELL</string>
    <key>DefaultImage</key>
    <string>Default_CARRIER_Turkcell.png</string>
    <key>FullScreenOpaqueImage</key>
    <string>FSO_CARRIER_Turkcell.png</string>
    </dict>
    <dict>
    <key>AllowPrefixMatching</key>
    <false/>
    <key>CarrierName</key>
    <string>TURKCELL</string>
    <key>DefaultImage</key>
    <string>Default_CARRIER_Turkcell.png</string>
    <key>FullScreenOpaqueImage</key>
    <string>FSO_CARRIER_Turkcell.png</string>
    </dict>
    </array>
    In between the last </dict></array>, you need to insert the following code:
    <dict>
    <key>AllowPrefixMatching</key>
    <false/>
    <key>CarrierName</key>
    <string></string>
    <key>DefaultImage</key>
    <string>Default_CARRIER_Turkcell.png</string>
    <key>FullScreenOpaqueImage</key>
    <string>FSO_CARRIER_Turkcell.png</string>
    </dict>

    BUT IF U HAVE TMOBILE JUST PUT THIS FILE IN /private/var/mobile/Library/carrier bundle.bundle
    http://www.2shared.com/file/8273822/...3/carrier.html
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    for Att put it in the same place
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    and for ROGERS
    carrier.plist
    Last edited by battlecrushr; 10-18-2009 at 02:55 PM. Reason: New Tmobile link




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    I'm not knocking your effort or anything, good stuff there, but if you have a missing carrier you just use MIM to add AT&T or T-mo or whatever you want back and it stays there like it should... takes 2 seconds and one click.
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    I no but it looks bad when you put tmobile on it just all the fake carriers. This makes it look how it's supposed to

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    My carrier.plist already had the "empty string" CarrierName entry that you illustrate. I have a 3G on AT&T and got no carrier logo after 3.1 jailbreak.

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    but if i am roming will it just say at&t and not tmobile?? just want to know incase i am and get charges

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    Didnt work for me (AT&T carrier)

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    Worked perfectly! Just had to go into MakeitMine and clear the carrier- BOOM- custom carrier logo returned!

    Thanks!

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    Default wah
    Didn't work for me, att 3g

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    If it didn't work maybe u had a custom carrier using mim or fake carrier.Just clear itand it'll work

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    BUT IF U HAVE TMOBILE JUST PUT THIS FILE IN /private/var/mobile/Library/carrier bundle.bundle


    this link does not work!!!

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    Sry new link for tmobile

    2shared - download carrier.rar

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    Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
    Sry new link for tmobile

    2shared - download carrier.rar
    Finally thank you, i hated that scrolling tmobile thing. This fixed it perfectly.

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    Ok, i've read this and another very similar post a million times

    I don't know if this will work for me because i Have a factory unlocked 3gs and in the carrier bundles folder i've got every single carrier under the sun in there (except t-mobile uk which is my provider ironically!!)

    Theres tmobile hk and other t-mob ones, but like i say no uk

    so how do i know which carrier.plist to edit? because with so many plists how will it know to pick that one where there is a hundred other ones for other carriers with images in there but they don't work and show their logo?

    any ideas anyone?
    Last edited by laufy; 10-16-2009 at 07:54 PM.

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    Guys stop having problems. Just go into Cydia or Icy and search for Fakecarrier thats all and run it and than put in what ever name you want! Please stop editing file that take so long and if you mess up it is worst.
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    Well grmiller the fake carriers make it look ugly. This is for people who want it to look the way it's supposed to

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    hey battlecrushr

    any ideas on my problem??

    Its driving me absolutely crazy!! its like 315am over here and i got work @ 9 lol but thats how mad its making me, ur right about MIM, its jus not the same, but id love it if you could help me sort my problem out, i know u can, just need a bit of guidance,

    thanks

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    I'm sry laufy but I don't no
    sry again

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    Quote Originally Posted by laufy View Post
    Ok, i've read this and another very similar post a million times

    I don't know if this will work for me because i Have a factory unlocked 3gs and in the carrier bundles folder i've got every single carrier under the sun in there (except t-mobile uk which is my provider ironically!!)

    Theres tmobile hk and other t-mob ones, but like i say no uk

    so how do i know which carrier.plist to edit? because with so many plists how will it know to pick that one where there is a hundred other ones for other carriers with images in there but they don't work and show their logo?

    any ideas anyone?
    If you have a factory unlocked iPhone 3GS, you should just restore the stock 3.1.2 firmware from Apple. It will update the baseband, but since you have a factory unlocked iPhone 3GS it doesn't matter. You will still maintain your unlock status through iTunes and be able to jailbreak firmware 3.1.2 unless you have the new 3GS with the "MC" in the model number.

    By restoring the stock 3.1.2 firmware, not a custom firmware generated by PwnageTool, you won't have the missing carrier name problem.

    A factory unlocked iPhone 3G(S) will maintain its unlock status because your phone's IMEI number is registered with Apple. Everytime you restore a new firmware using iTunes, iTunes will unlock your iPhone 3GS because the IMEI number is found in Apples registered database.
    Last edited by reddawg; 10-17-2009 at 05:15 AM.
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    I wonder why Winterboard themes wont change the carrier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddawg View Post
    If you have a factory unlocked iPhone 3GS, you should just restore the stock 3.1.2 firmware from Apple. It will update the baseband, but since you have a factory unlocked iPhone 3GS it doesn't matter. You will still maintain your unlock status through iTunes and be able to jailbreak firmware 3.1.2 unless you have the new 3GS with the "MC" in the model number.

    By restoring the stock 3.1.2 firmware, not a custom firmware generated by PwnageTool, you won't have the missing carrier name problem.

    A factory unlocked iPhone 3G(S) will maintain its unlock status because your phone's IMEI number is registered with Apple. Everytime you restore a new firmware using iTunes, iTunes will unlock your iPhone 3GS because the IMEI number is found in Apples registered database.

    Ok thats good to know, thanks for the info, BUT i don't thnk this solves my problem.

    I am able to get the carrier name there by just using MIM but i would like to get it to show a carrier logo instead, and as there are so many carrier.plists in the carrer folder I have no idea which to update, i don't want to delete any of them (even though i don't think i'll ever need them) but i don't want to be deleting things where i don't know what the consequences will be...

    I'd love it if someone could help me

    many thanks

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