As a reader, I visit iPhoneinCanada.ca everyday. As a writer, I seem to drop in and out, depending on my schedule at home. As a graphic designer, I have released a few themes in Cydia, but haven’t done so in a long time. Well, today I have released a new add on for the Zeppelin tweak, bringing logos for all the Canadian carriers of the iPhone.
The Zeppelin tweak, available in Cydia for free, allows you to easily change the carrier in the status bar to whatever logo you want, without installing Winterboard. Although the tweak does come with a few logos, you can also add your own. You just have to SSH (or use a USB program like DiskAid) into your device and navigate to Library>Zeppelin. Here you’ll see how the packages are put together, what to name the files, and what side your .PNG images should be.
I decided to make myself a Rogers logo for this tweak, and then realized there are probably a lot of other Canadians wanting the same. Then I thought, well there are a bunch of other carriers in Canada, and all those customers might want the same thing. The images are easy enough to create, if you have basic knowledge of Photoshop. For the black status bar, you will want a white image. In the silver status bar, you can create a colour image. This is not a strict rule, so you could have all the same image for both, but the way I have done it stays closer to Apple’s design in iOS.
Here’s a preview of all the logos I have created:
The great thing about these logos, is I have put them all in one package, and it is now available in Cydia, for free! It will be in the ModMyi repository. You will have to have the Zeppelin tweak installed, to use these. Enjoy! I’d appreciate any feedback you may have. You can comment below, or follow me on Twitter at @rorypiper.