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Updated: Works for iPhone 4!

You know the app MakeItMine for Cydia? If you don’t, it allows you to change your carrier name on your iPhone/iPod. I have discovered a way to do this WITHOUT a jailbreak, and only takes about 5 minutes!

Note: This can also enable battery percentage on the iPhone 3G/iPod 2G/iPod 3G.

Another note: Has NOT been tested on the iPhone 4, though I am assuming it works all the same. Rene818 has proven it works!

Note for Mac users: You will have to do this on a Windows machine, you can do it without erasing your synced data from your Mac. This is what I did.


Just remember that I am NOT responsible for any damage cause by this mod.

Step 1: This mod is done by modifying the iPhone/iPod’s backup. The backup contains a plist called “com.apple.springboard.plist”, and thats what we will editing. So first up, we need to make a backup of our iPhone/iPod. Do this by right clicking on your iPhone/iPod in iTunes and clicking “Back-Up”.

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Step 2: Download iBackupBot and install it. Don’t worry that its a trial, we will only use it once.

Step 3: Make sure iTunes is closed and you made your backup! I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST DATA!

Step 4: Now to get our hands dirty. Click on your latest backup and look for “Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist”. Double click on it. Just click cancel on the first pop-up.

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Step 5: Now add

<key>SBFakeCarrier</key>
<string>Your custom carrier here</string>

below <dict> (just go the end of the line and make a new line).

It should look like this:

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Extra: if you are wanting battery percentage, also add:

<key>SBShowbatterylevel</key>
<true/>

It should look like this with battery percentage:

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Step 6: Click on the save button and close that Window. Now go to File > Restore. Click yes and let it do its thing. Your iPhone/iPod will reboot and show some progress bars etc.

Congrats, you are now done!
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Well that's cool! Better than looking at iPod or AT&T :biggrin:

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TooCrzy

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Just did this on my stock 3GS on 4.0

Works great !!!

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That's awesome! Makes me question why I even jailbreak :confused:
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Not needed anymore with JailBreakMe.com though :D
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iPhone 3GS | iBoot-359.3 | iOS 4.2.1 | pwnagetool | ultrasn0w
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iPod Touch 4 8GB | iBoot-574.4 | iOS 4.3 | No JB
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That's awesome! Gonna do it as soon as I have the time!


Currently using:
iPhone 5, iOS 7
iPad Mini - iOS 6
Apple TV3 - iOS 7


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That's awesome! Gonna do it as soon as I have the time!


You can use make it mine since your jailbroken :)

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Can I uses ifile or ifunnbox to do it & how

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If you are jailbroken just use make it mine or carrier faker or mystrings
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Anything for Mac only users?
I can use iPhone Backup Extractor, but dont know a way to insert back the changed data..!!

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johnsonxray

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ok cool i don need to install fakeoperator and fakecarrier that uses the mobilesubstrate anymore

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Can't seem to get this to work on iPhone 4S 5.1

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Or if your jail broken and looking for something that doesn't use mobile substrate, you can use brc's customizemystuff script. Also allows you to customize the unlock slider text
Hope I helped in some way, shape, or form!

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there's a mac version of ibackupbot...

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Now with the updated SBSettings has this built in just open SBSetting and goto MORE then SYSTEM OPTIONS, user the Customer Carrier just type in what you want it to say. Quick and easy. No extra software to install.

------Don't buy or update it till jailbreak out for it!!!!!!!------


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The guide specifies WITHOUT a Jailbreak lmao :D

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The guide specifies WITHOUT a Jailbreak lmao :D

Sorry I just seen that. My bad. Thanks for pointing that out.

------Don't buy or update it till jailbreak out for it!!!!!!!------


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I'm using a 4th gen iPod touch that's running on 6.1.3. I've done this many times and nothing has change. I copied and pasted the code and nothing changed. The only thing i was able to was add the battery percentage. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but this doesn't work.



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I'm using a 4th gen iPod touch that's running on 6.1.3. I've done this many times and nothing has change. I copied and pasted the code and nothing changed. The only thing i was able to was add the battery percentage. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but this doesn't work.

 

Well the guide is from 2010. I think you may find an updated guide under the tutorials section.


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Image not working. Can you upload new images?