CarrierEditor Changes Your iPhone or iPad Carrier Logo without Jailbreaking [Tutorial]

By on January 1, 2013

If we don’t have a jailbreak for iPhone 5 or A5 based devices running iOS 6, it doesn’t mean that we have lost all of creativity and innovation. Still a number of hacks and tweaks are hitting to iOS world that come with a tag saying “no need to jailbreak”. CarrierEditor is the new addition in such kind of useful apps that runs on OS X and lets you to change your iPhone or cellular enabled iPad’s carrier logo without any difficulty, and without any jailbreak.


CarrierEditor (Mac OS X 10.7+)

CarrierEditor allows you to customize your iOS device’s carrier logo to something totally different. This is limited to devices that can support data/phone service, so no WiFi-only devices. Some carriers might not be supported because they do not use images for their logos (e.g. Sprint). The good part is that CarrierEditor works WITHOUT a jailbreak on any firmware, so iPhone 5’s and iPad LTE’s work. If you do not see your device/carrier within CarrierEditor in the drop down lists, it means that your device is incompatible.

No doubt, on jailbroken iOS devices, you can use many techniques to change carrier logo, but as we are running without any jailbreak for iPhone 5 or with a non-jailbroken iPhone 4S, then CarrierEditor is the best app until a jailbreak hits the web at last.

Here’s an easy to follow tutorial on how to change your carrier logo on an iPhone 5 without jailbreaking your device.

Step 1: 

First, download and install  the CarrierEditor.dmg file on your non-jailbroken iPhone or iPad LTE.

Step 2: 

Run the, and then click “Let’s Get Started”.

Step 3: 

Now open Settings > General > About and find the Carrier field, notating the Carrier Version Number for your device. Type that version number into the Carrier Version Number field on the “Need Some Quick Info” page on CarrierEditor and hit Next.

Step 4: 

On the Carrier Information page, two drop down boxes will pop up. On the first drop down box named Device, ensure that the correct device is selected. Note, if you are proceeding for an iPad, it must be a cellular enabled iPad because CarrierEditor is not meant for WiFi only iPads, or the iPod touch. In the Carrier drop down box, pick the name of your carrier, and tab Next.

Step 5: 

On the Customization page, two small boxes are smiling. The top box is for black carrier logos, and the bottom box is for etched logos. Just drag and drop both logo types for your custom carrier logo into these respective boxes. CarrierEditor offers ten different Zeppelin carrier logos. Open the ZeppelinLogos folder from the installed image, and choose the folder that contains the carrier logo you want to use. Drag each type of logo (black & etched) into its respective box on CarrierEditor, and click Compile Carrier Update (.ipcc).

Step 6: 

Once the logo is compiled, CarrierEditor will save both the original and the custom logo to your desktop.

Step 7: 

Open iTunes, and make sure that your device is connected to your computer. Once on the summary page for your device, press and hold the option key on your keyboard, and click Restore iPhone (or Restore iPad). A Finder box pops up. Steer to your desktop where the logo was saved, and select your custom .ipcc carrier file (not original) and click open. Your carrier logo will change on your device. If not, reboot your device.

Step 8: 

If you think to go back to the original carrier logo, repeat step 7, but this time choose the .ipcc file labeled original, and then reboot your device if no change occurs.

Apparently, it seems a complex and little bit tiring process, but believe me it is not so in real. Still not convinced, watch the video demo below to use CarrierEditor easily on your iOS devices without jailbreaking;

We also appreciate the developers Kevin Ko, and Daniel behind this high quality app. For more info in details about CarrierEditor, just visit their official site.

Via: iDB

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