How to get the custom iPhone carrier logo you deserve, without Jailbreaking

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Pacman Carrier Logo

Just like you, every day for the past 4 years with my various iterations of iPhone, I have been forced to look at an ugly carrier logo in the upper left corner of my screen. I already know which company is charging me through the roof for my data usage, so I really don’t need the constant reminder. I’ve read for years that we can change this icon by jailbreaking our devices, but the feature was never enough of a draw for me to go through with “J” wording my precious life companion.

For every reader out there who, like me,  just can’t bring themselves to soil their iDevice, I am here to tell you: There is finally another way!

Thanks to coder uhelios, we now have Carrier Editor for Mac which can change our carrier’s logo in 4 simple steps.

  1. Download the app.
  2. Input your current carrier version (found in settings -> general -> about)
  3. Choose a new image to replace your carrier logo.
  4. Send the new carrier settings file created by Carrier Editor to your iPhone through iTunes


Once this is done, you can immediately begin showing off how you managed to ditch Vodafone for the Captain America network, and officially be the coolest guy in the room*.

The app works with any iDevice with a cellular connection, though not all carriers are available yet

Embedded below is a neat tutorial video by Jeff at iDownload Blog, explaining the process in more detail.

CarrierEditor is available for OS X v10.7+ at

* Warning: Subscribing to the ficticious Captain America network will probably NOT make you the coolest guy in the room. Unless you are in your own room…alone.

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