For those of you who simply can’t wait a week to be free from the chains of AT&T, FakeCarrier will at least give you visual satisfaction while you wait for that February 10th launch date. Found in Cydia in the pre installed Big Boss Repository, FakeCarrier from Eric of the mirror dev team allows you to change the wireless carrier name to whatever you would like.

Now the app itself has been around for a while as well as others like it, such as MakeItMine, but I figured this was a good time to remind everyone of this neat and simple iPhone program…

To download, you’ll just open up Cydia, and press the ‘Search’ icon. Type in FakeCarrier and you should immediately see the application. Once the app is done installing, your phone will reboot and the FakeCarrier icon should now appear on your springboard. The app itself is extremely straight forward.

You are given the options to edit the carrier name, the time, and even the battery reading. This application truly is a testament to the hundreds of iPhone customization tools available to the jailbreak community through Cydia and to jailbreaking itself. You’d be surprised how much fun I’ve had with my iPhone displaying the Verizon logo in the top left corner out and about and at work.

Anyone using this app or another like it? Let us know in the comments!

  • Wow really?

    What a dumb tweak.

    Why not use MakeItMine and do that same thing plus more.

  • I’ve been using this for some time in advance of the impending…

    Skynet now will be implemented on April 19, 2011 and will begin its attack against humanity on April 21.

  • soccerkrzy

    MakeItMine has been out for years…

  • manuel

    LOL. I should take my friends iPhone and tell my girl “look what I got” and show her the phone, since she wants an iPhone on Verizon already. I used fakecarrier for awhile now, and it’s nice but sometimes the letters cut out the Wi – Fi or 3G so you can’t see much. Good app nonetheless

  • Spence

    Makeitmine doesn’t work for 4.2.1 frameware…Does this work for the 4.2.1 frameware???

    • Aza

      Yes …support iOS 4.2.1.Makeitmine only support iOS 4.1

      • Spence

        Thanks…This is one of the main reasons I Jailbreak my phone!!!

  • Z

    Why would someone want to fake the time and the battery level?

    • Funked

      Blogs often advertise their website on the status bar if they’re posting a screenshot of their SpringBoard. Also normal users may want to write something in-place of the time if they have a clock widget on the SB.

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  • Amoeba

    why would anyone want to fake their carrier to be verizon? what a stupid post.

  • How do I get my carriers name back after I remove fake carrier