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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.



Posted ImageJust 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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Nice find worked like a charm the battery percent you can enable it under usage

Edited by coder, 27 June 2010 - 02:07 PM.

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Could you post a screenshot from an iPhone (iOS 4) with new carrier name?

Edited by Davvido, 27 June 2010 - 01:44 PM.

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"For the rest of us, the jailbreak cat and mouse game will continue in the summer with the next iPhone.
And the carrier unlock cat and mouse game continues as ever." // http://blog.iphone-dev.org

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How do Mac users do this on a PC without erasing their phones? Can I backup my iPhone 4 to another computer?
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I did this by making a jailbroken backup and restoring that, but is there a way to put the date up there?
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Here you go

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Here you go

Do you normally have your phone synced with a Mac?
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Here you go


When I did it on 3GS, the carrier name was placed 2 px down. Can somebody with 3GS post another screenshot? Anyway, thank you coder.
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"For the rest of us, the jailbreak cat and mouse game will continue in the summer with the next iPhone.
And the carrier unlock cat and mouse game continues as ever." // http://blog.iphone-dev.org

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Thanks Soh and Coder, worked like a charm! Now i feel a little more complete. Next step, jailbroken.
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For those confused about doing this on a PC when you've got your phone synced with a Mac (like I was), you simply follow the listed directions above on a PC. It doesn't matter that your phone is synced to a Mac. Backup/restore works just fine on a PC. Here's mine now:

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Big thanks to Soh20!!

Edited by RONE, 27 June 2010 - 03:04 PM.

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I'm glad I didn't have to go thru this mission. I just setup my i4 from backup and my custom carrier shows like it did before plus %
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Can any1 explain about how mac does this? I'll have alook tonight using windows and post back bout iPhone4
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Can any1 explain about how mac does this? I'll have alook tonight using windows and post back bout iPhone4

Read my post 2 above yours about using a PC to do this to your Mac-sync'd iPhone. Surely you know someone who has a PC. There may not be any Mac-equivalent of iBackupBot.
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mine is on an iphone4 using windows
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UP - please, post a screenshot from iPhone 3GS' iOS 4 with a changed carrier name by iBackupBot.
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"For the rest of us, the jailbreak cat and mouse game will continue in the summer with the next iPhone.
And the carrier unlock cat and mouse game continues as ever." // http://blog.iphone-dev.org

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supercrazyawesome.com

It's an a free backup decoder for mac, in other words you don't need a pc to do this. Enjoy :)
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Does this work to turn on multitasking for us 2g mc models?
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Does this work to turn on multitasking for us 2g mc models?


i'd like to know that, too. This would be awesome!

edit: nope, no way...
you cant locate the N82AP.plist which you would have to edit...

Edited by DeadKid, 28 June 2010 - 08:08 AM.

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Damn, thx anyway
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Well.. i can extract stuff on my Mac with the backup extractor, change'em etc..

How to put'em back to the backup? ... on a Mac ?
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