Come here and you’re curious as to how these work without a jailbreak? Or are interested in an overview of making your own, then read this post about carrier bundles.
When Apple releases iOS 6.0.1, or your carrier pushes an update, these logos will be overwritten back to stock and you can come back here shortly after for an updated bundle.
If you decide that you no longer want the custom logo – you will need to restore in iTunes, and then restore from backup. Unfortunately Apple doesn’t make this easy.
These bundles will only work on retina devices (iPhone 4, 4S and iPhone 5).
An oddity with iOS 6, is that when you open the Maps app, your carrier name returns. This only happens in the Maps app, and we’re not quite sure if this is by design or not.
The other thing to note that as of iOS 6 and the new dynamic color changing status bar, there are now only two color states; usually a ‘white’ logo displayed against any color (blue, black, red etc) and another white logo with a shadow, displayed in Notification Center). Sadly this means that colored logos now look more out of place and less pretty than they did in iOS 5. As an example, here’s the blue Telstra logo. Contrast this with the logo atop this post.
As such, I will only be updating the white and grey logos for iOS 6.
To install these on your own iPhone, first you must tell iTunes that you can side load your own carrier bundles. Usually iTunes will not let you point your way to a carrier bundle on your own computer. This is easily fixed;
For both Mac OS X and Windows, make sure iTunes is closed before proceeding.
For Mac OS X; open up Terminal.app and paste in the following;
defaults write com.apple.itunes carrier-testing -bool true
For Windows, open up Run (Winkey+R) and paste the following;
"%ProgramFiles%\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1
If you’re running Windows x64 bit, do this instead:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe” /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1
Done! Now simply connect your iPhone, open up iTunes, select your iPhone from the sidebar, and hold down option (Windows users, hold down Shift instead) while you click on restore. Now simply point your way to the .ipcc file you wish to load. You may also want to repeat the above, but click on ‘Check for Updates’ instead.
Now once that is finished, flick your iPhone into Airplane Mode, or reboot your iPhone and you should be good to go.
These have been updated to also support the iPhone 5 and LTE.
Right click on the logo you want for your carrier below, and save it to your desktop.
If you really don’t want to see your carrier at all, here are some ‘blank’ carrier logos.
Please remember that you cannot go back to your original logo without restoring. Carrier bundles are not backed up, and so will not come back if you restore from backup.
However – carrier bundles can’t be overwritten back to the original bundles with the standard text logo. You must restore in iTunes.