If you don’t like to see SingTel or M1 on the top of your iPhone, there is an Mac app – CarrierEditor – created by @uhelios and @Pix3lDemon that will help you to change that without jailbreaking your iPhone (see mine updated with the Apple logo on the right). However, as of now, this doesn’t work for Starhub customers as CarrierEditor replaces the carrier logo that is in graphic format.
Update – there is a Windows alternative which you can try – CustomCarrierLogo – Direct download created by @DanyL931. The instructions are similar with CarrierEditor and you can follow them as posted in iDownloadBlog.
CarrierEditor lets you select the graphic you want to replace your carrier logo with and the app will create a carrier-update .ipcc file which you can update when connecting your iPhone to iTunes. The app comes with 11 sets of logos for you to choose from. If you decide to create your own, make sure there are two versions – one when the status bar is black and the other when the status bar is grey when an app is active.
The steps to do so is as follows:
- Download and launch CarrierEditor on your Mac
- Find out which Carrier version you’re phone is using:
- Launch Settings on your iPhone
- Tap General->About
- Look for the Carrier entry and find the version number (eg. M1 Singapore 13.0 – 13.0 is the version number)
- Choose your device – CarrierEditor currently supports iPhone and iPAD 3G/LTE
- Select your Carrier
- Drop the .png files of the icons you’d like to replace the carrier logo with
- Let the app compile the .ipcc files which will be saved onto your Desktop
- Launch iTunes and connect your device to the Mac
- Select your device on iTunes and press ALT/OPTION and click on the Restore your iPhone/iPad button
- Select the new .ipcc file (an original will be saved in case you want to revert to original) and click Restore
- The new icon will show up on your screen
Do remember to keep the original .ipcc file that was created as well in case you need to restore your iPhone/iPad for servicing or redeeming of offers with your respective telcos.
Let us know how it works for you.