Patch Change Carrier String
This patch allows you to modify the carrier string so that instead of displaying "Sprint", it will show whatever you want it to. For instance, you could show your love for your phone and change the string to "PalmPre". On the other hand, you could bypass the $1000 iPhone application, and simply state "I'm Rich". Either way, it adds a touch of personality to your phone.
Also included are instructions on how to change the color of the font of the carrier string and the date-and-time string in the middle of the top bar.
The following is step-by-step instructions on how to modify the carrier string and it's font color via accessing the Linux Commandline. Some people call this "rooting your pre", but it is actually not rooting, just modifying the linux code that the phone runs on.
To begin, you must be able to access Linux on your phone. If you have no idea what this means, this will be a good starting point...Linux.
As of now, I have no idea how to create patches, but that is next on my agenda.
Enjoy! -jmartino2011, 16-Nov-09