One of the most popular tweaks in the iOS jailbreak community is to change the carrier logo to a custom image. When a user upgrades their device to the newest model it takes time for a jailbreak to be released. Here’s a bit of a workaround to get the custom carrier logos on an iPhone or 3G/LTE model iPad. @uhelios and @Pix3lDemon have released CarrierEditor, an app currently available only on Mac. The application is extremely simple and intuitive and is of course offered for free. Below you will find the download link and included are several carrier logos to choose from.
The steps for completing this process are demonstrated in our video above and should take no more than a couple of minutes.
Unlocking an iPhone allows one to use it with an unsupported wireless carrier, for example, T-Mobile, in the U.S. The iPhone Dev-Team has released an unlock for the iPhone 4 using the baseband 01.59. If you don’t know what baseband your iPhone is currently on, you can use a program by iH8sn0w, called f0recast for both Mac and PC. You can download it HERE.
This unlock is incredibly simple and fast. Here’s the steps:
If no signal is found, go to Settings and turn on Airplane Mode, then turn it off. If you still have no signal, reboot the iPhone. That’s it! Your iPhone 4 should now be successfully unlocked and using either T-Mobile or another unsupported carrier! Follow @TechGeec on Twitter for updates.
China Unicom, the potential exclusive distributor of iPhones in China, has poured 10 billion yuan ($1.46 billion) to buy 5 million units from Apple, ready to sell the first batch in September, local media reported on Wednesday.
China Unicom had already paid Apple 10 billion yuan ($1.46 billion) for 5 million WCDMA standard iPhones with unit price of 2,000 yuan ($293), CBN news said, citing a well-informed source.
The report also points out that Apple will not be continuing with their traditional ways for making a profit. Instead of sharing the profits with their wireless carrier (AT&T in the U.S.), Apple is now bringing income specifically from selling units to Unicom.
Apple made compromises in the China market because of its great demand and intense competition, but Apple can still make profits from each unit from 1,000 yuan and 1,100 yuan as China Unicom offers a good price for each unit.
The iPhone will likely be priced at 2,400 yuan ($351) for the 8GB model and possibly 4,800 yuan ($702) for the 16GB model.