Change Carrier Name(app)V1.3 Updated 4/6/11
I threw together a simple app to change the Carrier Name in the status bar/lockscreen to whatever you want since my alot of people seem to ask how to change it. Feel free to use it. Tested on Incredible and Eris. No ads and free just a simple tool to change the text.
Currently only for AOSP roms such as cyanogenmod roms.
While trouble shooting some radio issues on a rom I realized there's no need to reboot the phone to apply the new carrier name. I only needed to cycle the radio so I changed the app to toggle airplane mode on and then back off after you input your text so the change should take place immediately. This should make it a little easier to test and try different things or just change it more often.
I also added some shortcut buttons at the bottom to quickly add the text for the ", < and > signs so you don't have to type it all out. Only tested this with cm7 but should still work with any rom's it worked with before. Again thanks to Psiphon for pointing these symbol fixes out.
Fix for phones that don't already have an eri.xml file there
Added version number to bottom of screen so people can be sure what version they are running.
Fixed force closes when using symbols.
You can now use symbols except for double quotes. Apostrophe (single quote) seems to work fine.
Some useful info if you want quotes....
Originally Posted by Psiphon
You can use special characters like the quotation marks and greater/less than signs by using entity references (either using an entity name or number):
" (quotation mark) use "
< (less than sign) use either < or <
> (greater than sign) use either > or >
I hope this helps!
Added Toast popup to let you know the name has been set.
If reboot button does not reboot phone just reboot the phone manually
This app does one thing. It takes the input text you type and creates and eri.xml file and puts it in data/ folder on your phone. Then you can reboot for change to take effect. You can uninstall the app after you change it if you want or you can leave it on there(it's pretty small) in case you like to switch it every now and then. If you flash a new rom you will have to rerun the app.
I have used it on cm7 for incredible but should work for all roms and probably other phones.
Thanks for all the feedback guys!!