How to Change Your iPhone or iPad Carrier Logo Without Jailbreaking

Posted December 31, 2012 at 7:53pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 61560 views

These are instructions on how to change your iPhone or iPad's carrier logo without jailbreaking using CarrierEditor for Mac.

*Important: This will only work for carriers that use an image as their logo (ie. AT&T). It will not work for others that use text as their logo (ie. Sprint).

Step One
Download CarrierEditor from here and save it on your desktop.

Step Two
Navigate to your desktop then double click to mount the CarrierEditor dmg.

Step Three
Drag the CarrierEditor application your Desktop or Applications folder.

Step Four
Double click to launch the CarrierEditor application.

Step Five
Once the application has opened click the Let's Get Started button.

Step Six
You will be prompted to locate your Carrier Version Number.

Step Seven
Launch Settings from the SpringBoard on your iPhone or iPad and choose General from the list of menu items.

Tap About from the General menu and locate the Carrier Version Number. The version number is located to the right of the carrier name. ie. AT&T 13.0

Input your Carrier Version Number into CarrierEditor and click Next.

Step Eight
Pick your Device and Carrier from the dropdown boxes then click Next to continue.

Step Nine
Drag in your new carrier logo images. There is one for when the status bar is black and another for when the status bar is light gray. The later should have an etched effect.

The logos should be max size of 60x20 or 120x40 for Retina Displays. They must be in the PNG format with a transparent background. ie. carrierlogo.png or carrierlogo@2x.png for Retina devices.

If you don't have your own logos you can find some pre-made ones in the DMG we previously mounted, under the ZeppelinLogos folder.

Click the Compile Carrier Update (.ipcc) button to continue.

Step Ten
You will be informed that your newly compiled carrier update has been saved onto your desktop along with the original copy so you can revert back.

Step Eleven
Launch iTunes from your dock.

Step Twelve
Connect your device to the computer and select it from the navigation bar at the top right or the sidebar at the left if you are still using the old iTunes view.

Step Thirteen
Make sure you are on the Summary tab then hold down the Option key and click Update.

Step Fourteen
Navigate to your desktop and select the new .ipcc file we just created then click the Open button.

Step Fifteen
Once your carrier settings have been updated the new logo should appear on your device within a few moments. If it does not, reboot your iPhone.

[Thanks: Mateen]

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itaymis - April 7, 2013 at 7:35pm
try this one, I have unlocked my phone there. very fast service (about 6 hours total ) and cheap, now i can update to any version without having to worry that my phone will be locked ever again. Only 9.99 for phone unlocks!
That1MexGuy - January 5, 2013 at 3:30am
I actually need this crap to work on my wife's phone since she works for T-Mobile and they won't allow her to have her phone on the sales floor cause it says Verizon on it, but it's not working!!! ... anyway, she has an iPhone 4S, v5.1.1 - does anyone know if this only works on v6.x?? she refuses to upgrade to v6.x
Ian Whitehouse - January 6, 2013 at 12:25am
This only works for Verizon on the iPhone 5 due to the 5 using a sim card to reach the network (LTE). 3G only phones on a CDMA network (Verizon and Sprint) won't work for this due to the fact that the word "Verizon" is text not an image.
neb120 - January 9, 2013 at 12:44pm
Jailbreak the phone and then install a tweak to do it for you, thatd be the easiest way
shahfg - January 4, 2013 at 2:06am
when maps app is opened, original logo shows up :(
Dom - January 3, 2013 at 4:41pm
original ipcc dont restore the carrier logo and when you turn on the DND mode the original logo substitute de custom one
arshia - January 3, 2013 at 3:37pm
i dont have mac what am i doing
Nauman zulfiqae - July 27, 2013 at 5:52am
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