For years, users of jailbroken iPhones have had the ability to change the carrier logo from the boring AT&T/Verizon/T-Mobile etc. text to something a little more personal and interesting. For those of you that don’t jailbreak, the folks at uhelios have released a new app that allows you to change the iPhone carrier without hacking your device!
Editing the logo is a simple process – just find an image that you like (or make your own), and use CarrierEditor (free, download link) to upload it to your iPhone, and PRESTO! You now have your very own custom carrier logo! There are a few restrictions – such as that it doesn’t work with all carriers (including Sprint in the U.S.), but most users should have no trouble changing their carrier logo to whatever design they like.
Dom over at AppAdvice has put together a handy tutorial explaining the entire process very clearly:
Reverting the change is just as easy – just repeat the process, and select the original carrier file rather than the custom one you created. Enjoy – and if you come up with something really cool, send me a pic and we might feature it on the site!