Last night I stumbled on a neat little tool that lets you change the carrier name on your iPhone or iPad (cellular) without having to jailbreak the device. Before this, we had several tweaks like FakeCarrier that let you customize and change the name of the carrier to the one you wanted.
A new Mac app on the block, CarrierEditor by Kevin and Daniel, lets you do this without much ado.
When you talk about editing the carrier’s name on the iPhone or iPad, you usually think of text that replaces the usual carrier’s name. But CarrierEditor is about icons: it lets you replace the carrier name with a preselected Zeppelin icon. Interesting right?
Well, it’s interesting only because the app comes with its own set of carrier logos which you can use to replace the carrier name.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- An iPhone or iPad (cellular)
- iOS 6 and above preferably
How to change iPhone carrier logo without jailbreaking:
Step 1: Download the CarrierEditor file (.dmg) and mount the file
Step 2: Now, run the CarrierEditor.app file
Step 3: Click on ‘Let’s Get Started’ to begin
Step 4: Now, find out what version your carrier is on. To do this, go to Settings -> General -> About and scroll down to where it says ‘Carrier’ and note down the number (like 13.3, 13.2 etc.)
Step 5: Type this number in the input box and click Next
Step 6: Now, select your device and then the carrier name that you are currently on. Note that if your carrier isn’t listed, this method ain’t gonna work for you.
Step 7: This is the best part now. You can select two icons to customize your status bar. There are about ten Zeppelin logos provided with the .dmg file so you can choose from that. Alternatively, if you’ve already got them, drag and place them in the two boxes. (two versions for different scenarios, but you can do with just one too)
Step 8: Put the images and click Compile Carrier Update (.ipcc)
Step 9: Once done, your desktop will have two new files. You are going to use one of these to change the carrier name.
- Open iTunes and click on your device’s name
- Press Alt (Option) and click on ‘Restore iPhone…’
- Choose the generated .ipcc file (which doesn’t have original in its name)
- Once restored, your iPhone/iPad will show the new icon instantly!
That’s it. As easy as it sounds, the thing is available only for Mac users right now. Yeah, we’re waiting too, Windows users!!
Images Credit: iPhoneHacks