iPhone Jailbreak tweak to change 4G icon?

CallOfDuty

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Hi guys, Im kind of a newbie to Jailbreaking here. Recently, I've temporary moved to other country for work and basically now my iPhone shows 4G instead of the usual LTE. You can call me weird, but it really bugs me out for some reason. I know its the carrier's decision whether they want Apple to put LTE or 4G, but is there anyway I can install any tweak to change the 4G icon to LTE?

And no, I'm not being delusional. The network Im running on is indeed LTE. But they opted to put it as 4G instead. I think it bugged me out as in the US AT&T's HSPA+ network is labelled as 4G.

I'm on an iPhone 5S running iOS 7 btw .
 

shenan1982

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And no, I'm not being delusional. The network Im running on is indeed LTE. But they opted to put it as 4G instead. I think it bugged me out as in the US AT&T's HSPA+ network is labelled as 4G.
No, you're definitely on 4G. HSPA+ is 4G in the USA and everywhere else. I'm guessing you have a US iPhone 5S, which in all likelihood doesn't even have the correct LTE band for whatever country you're in.

Not sure why you'd want to change the name. The LTE vs 4G is determined by which technology the phone is using, so there's no "My phone is on AM but the radio says FM" kinda possibility.

In many countries, 4G (HSPA+) is fast if not faster than the average LTE. If you just want it to say LTE then say that, but don't try to convince us (or yourself) that you're really on LTE when the phone says 4G... LOL
 
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darricksailo

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No, you're definitely on 4G. HSPA+ is 4G in the USA and everywhere else. I'm guessing you have a US iPhone 5S, which in all likelihood doesn't even have the correct LTE band for whatever country you're in.

Not sure why you'd want to change the name. The LTE vs 4G is determined by which technology the phone is using, so there's no "My phone is on AM but the radio says FM" kinda possibility.

In many countries, 4G (HSPA+) is fast if not faster than the average LTE. If you just want it to say LTE then say that, but don't try to convince us (or yourself) that you're really on LTE when the phone says 4G... LOL
It is a possibility depending on the carrier package. It's the labeling here

It's kind of how "4G" is labeled as "3G" if you're using the default carrier bundle
 
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jugih

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You can also use use cydia tweak "commcenter patch"
Then modify your carrier.plist via iFile. Change dataIndicatorOverrideForLTE to "LTE"

In addition to my earlier posting, this way you get original LTE font and size.
Don't forget to do commcenter patching first, otherwise, you won't get your signal after editing carrier.plist because it breaks modded files' signature matching.
 
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apollo1444

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No, you're definitely on 4G. HSPA+ is 4G in the USA and everywhere else. I'm guessing you have a US iPhone 5S, which in all likelihood doesn't even have the correct LTE band for whatever country you're in.

Not sure why you'd want to change the name. The LTE vs 4G is determined by which technology the phone is using, so there's no "My phone is on AM but the radio says FM" kinda possibility.

In many countries, 4G (HSPA+) is fast if not faster than the average LTE. If you just want it to say LTE then say that, but don't try to convince us (or yourself) that you're really on LTE when the phone says 4G... LOL
you are wrong the only country who considers 4G as HSPA+ is the U.S, everywhere else 4G is LTE. if the iPhone is showing 4G (doesn't matter if he bought the phone in the U.S) then the user is on LTE, (if this user is outside the U.S and canada. ) the reason why the U.S sells regular HSPA+ as faux 4G is just marketing bullcrap

want to see the true radio your phone is connected to? I can proove this...
Op. respring your phone and stare at the network status bar, you'll see the phone quickly popup an LTE sign then change it to 4G. (do this before you apply the hack)
 
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HankHowdy

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Hi guys, Im kind of a newbie to Jailbreaking here. Recently, I've temporary moved to other country for work and basically now my iPhone shows 4G instead of the usual LTE. You can call me weird, but it really bugs me out for some reason. I know its the carrier's decision whether they want Apple to put LTE or 4G, but is there anyway I can install any tweak to change the 4G icon to LTE?



And no, I'm not being delusional. The network Im running on is indeed LTE. But they opted to put it as 4G instead. I think it bugged me out as in the US AT&T's HSPA+ network is labelled as 4G.



I'm on an iPhone 5S running iOS 7 btw .

Just go here to change it.



 
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jugih

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^^ i bet that doesn't work because of dataindicatoroverrideforLTE flag in carrier.plist
For me, on the place you mentioned 4G is set 4G and I still got LTE because of carrier.plist overriding that.
 
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hharzer

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Hello, since it's kind of the same problem I'm hooking up to your problem.

I live in an area that has pretty good 3G(DC/HSPA+) coverage of my carrier, however, sometimes it drops down to EDGE or even GPRS when I'm indoors for example. The latter's the problem: before iOS 7, the iPhone displayed a circle to signal GPRS connections, but that changed after the updated: now it literally displays GPRS. This simply looks hideous!

So I looked for a solution to change it to, say, G. But that's nowhere to be found!

Does someone know where I can change that ?

Thanks in advance and best regards ☺
 
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HankHowdy

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Hello, since it's kind of the same problem I'm hooking up to your problem.



I live in an area that has pretty good 3G(DC/HSPA+) coverage of my carrier, however, sometimes it drops down to EDGE or even GPRS when I'm indoors for example. The latter's the problem: before iOS 7, the iPhone displayed a circle to signal GPRS connections, but that changed after the updated: now it literally displays GPRS. This simply looks hideous!



So I looked for a solution to change it to, say, G. But that's nowhere to be found!



Does someone know where I can change that ?



Thanks in advance and best regards

Did you try my method that I listed in this thread?
 
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burrzoo

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Oct 5, 2011
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Just go here to change it.

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Hi, I hope you or someone will respond. I understand how to get to the Localizable.strings file but how the heck do you embed or point to the .png file? Are you not opening the strings file with a Text editor like Text Wrangler? What am I missing here? It certainly looks like you are able to use a PNG based on your screenshots. Thanks in advance!
 
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bandofbrothers

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Does the 'Change 4G to LTE' tweak work ok on iOS 8 ?

I'm in the Uk but for my own eye candy reasons prefer my iPhone saying 'LTE' instead of the Uk '4G'
 
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burrzoo

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Oct 5, 2011
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Works on 8.1.2
Are you changing the 4G "text" to an LTE icon or just the text name? As shown in the tutorial above, HankHowdy is using an icon/png. Do you know how to do this for the 3G or 2G text?
I forgot yo ask you this. Would your phone ever display "LTE" or does that not even exist with your cellular provider?
 
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HenryLong

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Are you changing the 4G "text" to an LTE icon or just the text name? As shown in the tutorial above, HankHowdy is using an icon/png. Do you know how to do this for the 3G or 2G text?
I forgot yo ask you this. Would your phone ever display "LTE" or does that not even exist with your cellular provider?
The 2G/3G/4G are text coded from a plist. It's not possible to replace them with an icon/png. As of iOS 7 only GPRS as well as LTE are icon/png based symbols. 'Change 4G to LTE' replaces the 4G text to the LTE icon.
Vodafone Germany displays 4G when being on LTE. The only way for me to have LTE shown (which is themable by custom png) is by using a tweak like 'Change 4G to LTE'.
 
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burrzoo

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The 2G/3G/4G are text coded from a plist. It's not possible to replace them with an icon/png. As of iOS 7 only GPRS as well as LTE are icon/png based symbols. 'Change 4G to LTE' replaces the 4G text to the LTE icon.
Vodafone Germany displays 4G when being on LTE. The only way for me to have LTE shown (which is themable by custom png) is by using a tweak like 'Change 4G to LTE'.
Thank you so much HenryLong! I really appreciate the explanation. This is exactly what I've been searching for!
 
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