You know the app MakeItMine for Cydia? If you donâ€™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.
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/iPodâ€™s backup. The backup contains a plist called â€œcom.apple.springboard.plistâ€, 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 â€œBack-Upâ€.
Step 2: Download iBackupBot and install it. Donâ€™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 â€œLibrary/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plistâ€. Double click on it. Just click cancel on the first pop-up.
Step 5: Now add
<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:
Extra: if you are wanting battery percentage, also add:
It should look like this with battery percentage:
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!