iOS Custom Carrier Logos – 6.1 Redux

Still using iOS 5? Try this post!
Yet to update from iOS 6 to 6.1? These bundles are for you.

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.

After Apple released iOS 6.1 earlier this week, it was time to update the carrier bundles yet again!

When Apple releases iOS 6.2 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.

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 ‘Check for Updates’. Now simply point your way to the .ipcc file you wish to load. You may also want to repeat the above, but click on ‘Restore’ instead to make sure everything went fine.

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 the .ipcc file to your desktop (not just the image!)

Telstra
Version 14.0.1

Optus
Version 14.0.1

Virgin
Version 14.0.1

Vodafone
Version 14.0.1

 

Blank
Version 14.0.1

If you really don’t want to see your carrier at all, here are some ‘blank’ carrier logos.

Telstra

Optus

Virgin

Vodafone

(also fixed the custom logo appearing in the status bar when you opened Notification Center)

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.

Comments

  1. II Slap Dash II says

    Cheers Beau Great Work.. Any chance on colored Telstra ones? Quite fond of the blue one.

  2. Geo says

    Doesn’t even work. I’m running 64 bit windows and I get: Windows cannot find “C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe” /setPrefInt carrier-testing 1. Make sure you typed the name correctly, then try again…

    • Paul F. says

      So you’ve either not got iTunes installed, or it’s installed somewhere else. That’s not Beau’s fault.

      • Steve says

        Actually, it *is* Beau’s fault — anyone copying and pasting will get the same error message, because he has a smartquote there (”) instead of the standard quote.

  3. martin says

    i search for a blank vodafone.de Version 14.0.1. So the Blank Version here is for vodafone au.

    How can i write the file for vodafone.de ?

  4. David Nguyen says

    It doesn’t work for me. Logo wont appear even after I restore, used carrierUpdate and still no hope… What can I do?

  5. Phil says

    Doesnt work for me… iTunes load the logo, but it doesnt appear, neither after airplane mode, nor after a restart. What am I doing wrong?

  6. Denni says

    Worked great for me (using Mac OS.X), didn’t even need to restore or toggle airplane mode – would love a coloured one though 🙂

  7. Zach says

    Hey! Any chance of making one for amaysim? 🙂
    I’ve tried to do it myself with no success 🙁
    Thanks!

  8. barefootman says

    I loaded the virgin carrier file onto m phone 14.0.1 but the logo doesn’t appear, even after a restart, airplane mode, etc. Does anybody else’s work?

  9. Roy says

    Could you do a blank version for iOS 7 Telstra? Thanks. They have updated the carrier file to 15.0 and I tried using your files it won’t work.