Change your iPhone’s Carrier Name

New carrier logo
Erica’s at it again with a cool app for customizing your carrier name text on the go. She’s created “Make it mine” which let’s you change the text on the iPhone itself without having to hack any files. This is great for people like me that was annoyed with the “Rogers Wireless” carrier name that animates for a second when you turn on the phone (or wake from sleep) and then it reverts to “Roge…” on the iPhone. Yeah, it’s a minor annoyance but one nonetheless which has now been addressed with Erica’s app. The nice thing compared to other hacking methods, is that you can easily revert to the default carrier name for those times when you are roaming and want to know who you’re paying the ransom to.

Check it out as part of her half dozen undocumented preferences post at TUAW.com. You can jump directly to the app download as well.

UPDATE (August 2010): Make it Mine is still available from Cydia and works fine with iOS 4 and the iPhone 4. I’ve also found that usually, after performing a firmware update (effectively undoing a jailbreak), the carrier name change you make still sticks. You’ll have to re-jailbreak to change it again but it survives the upgrade.

10 Comments

  1. andrew kumar says:

    that’s awesome

  2. Taylor says:

    As a Newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me. Thank you

  3. Sumesh says:

    Whut this i have changed the time banner to to wht i needed but i want the time back so wht should i do now…… Help me plz….ty

    • John says:

      The app tells you what to do if you want to clear it…just leave the field blank and choose the time banner and it will reset it to normal.

  4. Sumesh says:

    i have got the other way, i just applied a summberboard theme after that in setting new option came up “springboard” by that i have done it…… But by the way thanks bro to to giving the remedy…. It can help others.

  5. ektor says:

    “UPDATE: Make it Mine is still available from Cydia. I’ve also found that usually, after performing a firmware update (effectively undoing a jailbreak), the carrier name change you make still sticks. You’ll have to re-jailbreak to change it again but it survives the upgrade.”

    ABout this carrier thing, my personalized carrier went on through about 3 or 4 updates. And didnt know what to do to take it off, cause I didnt even have the application anymore, I just installed MAKEITMINE on my 2g Iphone 3.0 and cleared the carrier and it went to the original carrier, so now its not personalized. But I recomend you all change to original carriers before doing updates! Thanks erica!

  6. Rob says:

    Hey i am trying to download this today , but it keeps saying size mismatch ? any ideas ?!

  7. noname says:

    hey if i use bossprefs to change my brightness the carrier logo returns any help here…

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