Here is a guide to change the carrier name on your notification bar and lockscreen

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    [How to] change the carrier name on your notification bar and lockscreen

    A LOT OF TEXT BUT HONESTLY IT IS VERY EASY
    SCREENSHOTS OF MY PHONE AT BOTTOM.....ENJOY!

    MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BACKUP USING BOOTSTRAP RECOVERY IN CASE!!!!!
    ROOT NEEDED FOR THIS OBVIOUSLY

    Thanks and credit goes to these guys I just wrote this up and tested.
    bad4u
    928Droid
    fmkaiba
    hacku
    tparker76
    thebowers

    What you need to download on your phone:
    1. Android Terminal Emulator from jack palevich (free market)
    2. Root explorer from speed software (paid but worth it market)

    What you need on your computer:
    1. HxD hex editor application (google it)
    2. 7zip application (google it)

    Here is the guide:
    1. Go into root explorer navigate to system/framework
    2. Hit mount r/w on top then hold and copy framework-res.apk
    3. Paste framework-res.apk on root of sdcard
    4. Mount the phone to your pc AND move framework-res.apk to desktop
    5. Right click framework-res.apk on desktop hit 7zip then hit open archive
    6. Navigate to res/xml/ find eri.xml and drag it to your desktop
    KEEP ARCHIVE OPEN YOU WILL BE BACK
    7. Right click eri.xml on desktop open with HxD
    8. Now look to the right side of the screen and find "Verizon Wireless"
    9. Highlight the whole word "Verizon wireless"
    10. While highlighted type your new name..16 LETTERS MAX
    (if any "Verizon wireless" is left just keep hitting space bar after new name)
    11. Now save your new eri.xml and drag it back into archive
    12. Close the archive
    13. Put framework-res.apk back on root of sdcard
    14. Now on your phone open Android Terminal Emulator on phone and type

    Su
    mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    cp /sdcard/framework-res.apk /system/framework
    reboot

    15. Your done.

    I did not even get a chance to type reboot it just did...so don't freak out lol
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    You might wonder why...

    You might wonder why I put "Zombie Wireless"?
    You ever see the Verizon commercial with all the people following that "can you hear me now" guy?

    Was drunk the other night and my friend was like
    "Those people act like zombies following him around"
    Thought it was funny and kinda true lol sooooooo there you have it
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    Hahahaha I was looking at that post a second ago

    I used yours for the droid and couldn't remember your name for credit so was looking for your old post to get it...came back to my post and saw your response lol perfect!

    Credit has been added
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    Thanks :D

    It is the little tweaks like this that make the world of difference
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    Don't you have to be carefully how many characters you use and to make sure the file size stays the same? You could do a full sentence by decompiling the .apk and editing the xml.
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    thanks for that point thebowers

    Made a little edit
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    This is true, you could then also make use of special characters, unfortunately for me I could never get the APK Tool loaded properly on my computer, Windows7 (something about environment varaibles)...even though Chevy's tools make editing like this a thing of the past, I would still prosper from the APK Tool as I am sure most people who do any theming at all would
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    EV isn't that hard to fix. Then you will wonder how you did without apkmanager..lol
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    I already wonder how I do without it...
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    Nice write-up. Not sure why I got credit, but thanks...lol
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    thanks

    I put you on the list because you told me to make the write up LOL
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    Awesome! lol
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    Is it possible to leave it blank so that nothing shows?
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2010
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    anyone who has completed the guide

    You all should post screenshots of your droid x
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    mob87

    Yes it is mob87 ..just use the spacebar to delete all the "Verizon Wireless" text instead of putting your custom carrier name
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    I tried inserting spaces only and when I rebooted my phone I got "Roaming Indicator Flashing" and the icon was indeed flashing in the status bar.
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    ummm thats odd

    Try going to settings/display and unchecking roaming banner at bottom of screen
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    Didn't work..
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    ill look into it when I get outta work at midnight

    I'll try to do it when I get home from work tonight..maybe I'm wrong and it needs to have something for a name idk
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